Downton Abbey Wedding Gown Inspiration

Downton Abbey Wedding Gown Inspiration

With the much anticipated new Downton Abbey film due to be released in cinemas this spring, I am taking a look at some of the beautiful post Edwardian wedding gowns that have featured in the previous series.

Known affectionately as ‘The Downton Effect’, many modern day brides are influenced by the fashion styles and wedding gowns from this era, along with stunning headpieces and jewellery.

Lady Mary

For her much anticipated wedding to Matthew Crawley, Lady Mary wore the most elegant ivory long sleeved gown, encrusted with pearls and Swarovski crystals, and a stunning full length veil giving her an almost ethereal look.

Her veil was held in position by the Grantham family diamond tiara.

Carrying a simple bouquet of Cala lilies, she epitomised the most modern of brides from this period in history.

Lady Edith

Lady Edith wore this absolutely stunning embroidered satin long sleeved gown for her wedding to Sir Anthony Strallan along with the Grantham tiara in keeping with family tradition.

Sadly Lady Edith was to be jilted by her groom at the altar.

Lady Rose

This beautiful embroidered silk tulle gown was stumbled across by the shows costume designer, still in its original box it appeared to have never been worn.

How amazing that this 100 year old dress finally came into the limelight for the fictional wedding of Lady Rose and Atticus Aldridge.

Lady Edith

Lady Edith finally got to have her happy ever after when she married Bertie Pelham in the final ever TV episode of Downton Abbey.

Wearing a very elegant lace dress with a long lace veil and stunning headpiece, she was a perfect representation of a 1920s bride.

Why not take a look at the other wedding blogs on the website for more inspiration for your wedding!