Are you a bride-to-be looking to “say yes to the dress” that encapsulates the elegance of Italian couture? Italy is renowned for its luxury designs, and bridal fashion is no exception. America Domani has curated a list of four Italian wedding dress designers that will give you the exquisite bridal aura that you’re dreaming of for your big day.
Founded in the fashion capital of Italy, Eddy K perfectly blends classic styles with a modern twist. Whether you’re envisioning a mermaid stretch mikado dress or a tulle ball gown, Eddy K offers a diverse range of trendy yet timeless dresses that cater to every bride’s tastes. Headquartered in both Milan and Montreal, many bridal boutiques carry this popular Italian wedding dress brand in the United States and prices start at around $1,600. Additionally, your purchase of an Eddy K dress makes an impact in the fight against gender inequality, as part of their sales go towards Plan International’s “Because I am a Girl” initiative, which fights to eradicate child marriage across the world.
Le Spose di Giò
Produced entirely in Milan, Le Spose di Giò proudly carries the coveted “Made In Italy” mark. Founded by two sisters, Giovanna (Giò for short) and Marisa De Capitani, this brand has been in business since 1975 when they opened their first atelier in Monza. Le Spose di Giò has cultivated a very specific style, as its designs are minimal and meant to enhance the bride’s natural beauty. The sisters’ philosophy is that their dresses are intended to be versatile and prioritize the bride’s comfort, making their dresses perfect for venues ranging from a casual beach wedding to a regal Italian palace venue. Their dresses are truly the epitome of the “less is more” aesthetic and are definitely a brand to keep on your radar if you’re a bride that has chic, refined tastes.
Since 1966, Valentini Spose has been creating stunning gowns in Bari for brides seeking haute couture looks. Designed by Graziana Valentini, the brand offers an array of dresses from ones embellished with applique and sparkles in their “Valentini Couture” line to modern dresses with clean, figure-flattering tailoring in their “Egò” line. With prices ranging from $3,000 to $10,000, brides with a larger budget will find the luxurious Italian feel they crave within this designer's collections.
For brides seeking out the “Made In Italy” luxurious quality in a dress at a more affordable price point, look no further than the Italian brand, Atelier Emé. Acquired by Caldezonia in 2015, Atelier Emé prides itself in fine craftsmanship and meticulous tailoring, giving a bride all the confidence she deserves for her big day. Dresses start at around $1,000 and future brides will find everything from non-traditional bridal looks to voluminous princess wedding gowns. A number of US bridal boutiques keep Atelier Emé dresses in stock, however, dresses can also conveniently be purchased on their website as well.
Emily Rascon is from San Diego, California and is currently in the process of completing her Masters in Human Geography through the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. She has always had a passion for traveling and learning new languages, having lived in Germany and now Italy. Emily loves reading books, going hiking, and of course, practicing her Italian! In addition, Emily enjoys creating content on TikTok, where she documents her life abroad and encourages people to find the confidence to pursue their inner wanderlust.