Proposals & Weddings

Modern Bridal Looks

Written by India Charter
November 16th, 2023 • 8 min read

We've collated the best wedding and engagement ring inspiration for your contemporary taste, along with the wedding dresses, venues and decor inspiration we think you'll love.

Modern Bride Inspiration

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Our Favourite Modern Wedding Rings

Discover clean lines and minimalist details, reflecting the essence of modern bridal aesthetics. Find modern wedding rings that effortlessly blend tradition with a fresh, modern sensibility, making them the perfect choice for lovers of contemporary style.

It's useful to consider various factors to ensure a seamless match with your engagement ring. Try matching the setting style, such as whether it is scallop or pavé set, and the metal.

Scallop Set wedding rings, currently the most popular and contemporary choice, offer a chic and timeless look with their intricate settings - not to mention, serious sparkle.

You can't go wrong with a plain wedding band - and this can look really special against a diamond engagement ring; plus you can jazz up your ring stack with eternity rings in the future. Style it like Em Rata's wedding ring, and choose a thick, yellow gold plain band for an alternative yet simple look.

For those seeking a slightly alternative aesthetic, Flush Set rings in yellow gold are a trendy option, providing simplicity and a clean look.

Shaped wedding rings, such as the Wishbone Scallop, are ideal for pairing with non-wedfit engagement rings. The unique 'v' shape of the band adds a modern touch - and the style was Hailey Bieber's wedding ring of choice.

Find the perfect balance between your personal taste, complementary design elements with your engagement ring, and look for refined designs.

Most Popular Modern Wedding Rings

Our Favourite Modern Wedding Dresses

Embrace popular modern features like high-low hems, statement sleeves, and unconventional necklines to infuse your bridal look with a fresh and fashionable vibe. Currently in vogue are halter necks, off-shoulder dresses and oversized cuffs for a touch of glamour and sophistication. However, when in doubt, simplicity prevails. A sleek slip dress can exude elegance, especially when adorned with the right wedding day jewels and paired with a chic up-do hairstyle. Finding the ideal modern wedding dress involves balancing trendy elements with timeless simplicity for a look that will stand the test of time. For the afterparty, think sparkles, feathers and out-there extras! image: @grace_loves_lace

  • Danielle Frankel – Based in NYC but shoppable in the UK online and via retailers like Net A Porter. This brand is having a moment for it's architectural and curious designs. Prices from around £2,915.
  • P.S Bridal Rental – Offers a variety of stylish brands to rent for a cut of the full retail price, making some of the best dress designs available to all. Rental prices from around £250.
  • Grace Loves Lace – Style, comfort and reasonable prices for great quality. A favourite for slip dresses! Based in Australia and ships to over 80 countries. Dresses from around £1,200.
  • OIZA – Launched in 2022 by designer and Queensmith client Olivia Ozi-Oiza Chance, this brand brings all the modern luxury vibes. Inspired by African and British cultures, the collection includes a range of pieces where delicate details are playfully met with texture and adornments to deliver bold silhouettes. Custom orders available.
  • Galvan Bridal – In our opinion, the absolute best for chic, minimalist, stunning tailoring. Find bridal suits and simple dresses that look expensive. Prices from around £850.
  • Alex Perry – Available to shop on Net-A-Porter, think tailored suit jackets, structured bandeau dresses and some seriously fun white mini dresses.
  • 16 Arlington – The brand adored by Hailey Bieber and the like has a bridal range that's every bit as fab (or more) than their usual collection (also worth checking out for bridal-like pieces). Sequins, feather trims, crystals, yet super chic and modern. Bridal prices from around £1,695.

Our Favourite Modern Wedding Flowers

Current trends favour a mix of bold and subtle hues, with pastel palettes like blush, lavender, and sage remaining popular. Modern bouquets often feature a combination of traditional blooms and unconventional elements, like anthurium, trailing greenery, or branches, creating a dynamic and visually appealing contrast. Asymmetrical and architectural arrangements as well as loose, organic shapes have gained popularity, replacing more traditional, tightly packed bouquets. Greenery continues to play a crucial role, enhancing the overall aesthetic with its natural elegance. Image: @sageflowers

  • SAGE - Based in Peckham, London, SAGE 'bridges the gap between floristry, design and subculture', and has been a trailblazer when it comes to modern floral installations. As well as offering wedding packages, they call the likes of Acne Studios, Fenty, Gucci and Claridges amongst their client base - so are sure to delivery on style.
  • My Lady Garden - Available internationally, based in East London, think whimsical yet chic, OTT yet modern and sleek. Expect tropical flowers, bright colours to match your palette, and centrepieces that will be major focal points of your day, and set the tone of your modern wedding style.
  • Grace & Thorn - A fantastic option for a small-scale or city-based wedding, this florist offers 'ready to wear' wedding bouquets, available in a number of styles and colour palettes to suit you. Covering everything from the bridal bouquet, to the buttonholes and even floral crowns!
  • Stems Wilder - 'Modern floristry influenced by natural wilderness', this is a great choice for contemporary couples who seek a little romance in their wedding day floral designs. Less foliage used means full-attention on unusual and colourful flowers.
  • The Blume Studio - If something traditional and a little more lowkey is your vibe, the Blume Studio offer romantic designs, cohesive colour palettes and subtle-yet-impactful wedding day flowers that are both modern and timeless. We love!
  • Urban Flower Co - This versatile floral studio can adapt to your style, whether that's bright and bold or whimsical and romantic. From large-scale installations for sweet little bud vases, see how these wedding flower experts can perfectly encapsulate your wedding day aesthetic.
  • Aesme Studio - Nature and wilderness clearly mean a lot to Ally and Jess, the brains behind Aesme Studio. See their passion getting to grips with nature's most beautiful produce some to life, with their array of romantic bouquets and impactful flower bundles. Think earthy and wild, we love how this floral design studio approaches installations that almost look as though they could've grown within and around their venues.
  • Frog - The most stylish wedding flower destination for Northern couples, based in Manchester. Whether that's tumbling flowers installed alongside disco balls, or colour-blocked bouquets.