wedding dress inspiration –  Kate Beaumont’s Romantic Contemporary Wedding Dresses

17 October 2019

We don’t mean to toot our own horn, but we pride ourselves on having a directory full of directional, design-led wedding suppliers who stand head and shoulders above the rest, and Kate Beaumont is this and then some. We got the scoop on her brand new designs for 2019, a veritable bevvy of modern, romantic wedding dresses and outfits for the effortless bride searching both contemporary and classic. Get the lowdown here:



The Lunaria gown is made from the most incredible hammered silk – a gorgeous fabric which is soft to the touch and catches the light like a dream. We’re getting serious bohemian chic vibes from this design, with a simple, high-necked front and gently sloping squared open back. Floaty sleeves and a flowing skirt add a romantic edge, with a row of silk-covered buttons and roleau loops adding divine detail at the back. We can see Lunaria in all sorts of amazing weddings – a laid-back outdoor celebration, an industrial warehouse setting, or a chic city do. She suits them all!



Hyacinth is a two-piece gown made up of an ivory lace top and a shimmering silver tiered skirt on the bottom. It’s fierce and feminine, as the bold floral lace is lined at the front and left sheer at the back, with a boxy cut and scallop-edged hem finishes on the waist.

The Hyacinth skirt is four tiers of striking metallic silk, which subtly shimmers in the light. Because each tier is double layered and lightly gathered into the one above, it has volume but still a sense of softness and flow.


Zinnia is a modern masterpiece, featuring simple, clean lines paired with an interesting patterned fabric (by which we obviously mean a fabric with interest, not a shady “oh that’s an interesting fabric choice”).  A heavyweight silk top meeting a polkadot jacquard skirt makes for the perfect marriage of modern and classic.


If you’re looking for old-school vintage glamour with a contemporary twist, Viola might just be the gal. A 1930s-inspired bias-cut beauty, the design is made from pearly silk satin, with metallic detailing on the sleeves and at the waist.



Mimosa is packing all the fs: fine, feminine, French, floral, fashion-forward and frothy. Ok, so the last one may seem like a non-sequitur, but the Mimosa is a gorgeously romantic gown, combining a clean-lined, French lace top with a gathered skirt made of frothy tulle. It’s perfect for tonnes of impact, whilst also being light enough for swishing around the dancefloor all night long.


There’s nothing thorny about this thistle, we promise you. A two-piece gown and overlay, it’s an ethereal, elegant and graceful silhouette. A rich pearl silk slip forms the basis of this dress – though it’s anything but basic with a plunging back, spaghetti straps and puddle train. The delicate botanical lace on top has a high boat neck front and back, finished with slim fitting long sleeves for the ultimate sophistication and a zig-zag hem for directional cool.




Sometimes a slip dress is all you want – but if you’re going to go simple, you need to do it right. The Snowdrop is the perfect slip dress: an elegant, fuss-free pannelled design made from heavyweight silk. It can be dressed up with a soft cape or veil, or left to shine in its own contemporary brilliance.


Kate is the queen of separates – you’ve never seen a wedding jacket look so good. Made from the most incredible guipire lace, Freesia is a beautifully cut boxy jacket to be worn over a slip dress or separate. The heavy geometric lace adds a contemporary cool to this classic silhouette.



Rosa is another example of Kate’s stunning separates; it’s a romantic, bohemian jacket made from delicate French lace. It’s so called because it features a repeated rose designRosa is a romantic, bohemian lace jacket, made from a delicate French lace featuring a repeated single rose design. With a high round neck at the front, it closes at the neck with a single satin pearl button. Chic and slick, if we do say so ourselves.