The best iconic wedding dresses

From princesses to pop stars, some brides just seem to be able to capture the zeitgeist, setting new standards for beauty, elegance and style. Some are much anticipated, others come completely out of the blue from unexpected quarters.

Taken from a list of Vogue’s 25 iconic wedding dresses, here at The Wedding Portugal we’ve selected our favourites.

Grace Kelly by Helen Rose

Iconic wedding dresses - Grace Kelly

Princess Charlene of Monaco designed by Giorgio Armani

Iconic wedding dresses - Princess Charlene of Monaco

Jacqueline Kennedy by Anne Lowe

Iconic wedding dresses - Jacqueline Kennedy

Anne Hathaway by Valentino

Iconic wedding dresses - Anne Hathaway

Elizabeth Taylor by Helen Rose

Iconic wedding dresses - Elizabeth taylor

Bianca Jagger by Tommy Nutter

Iconic wedding dresses - Bianca Jagger

The Duchess of Cambridge by Alexander McQueen

Iconic wedding dresses - The Duchess of Cambridge

Wallis Simpson

Iconic wedding dresses - Wallis Simpson

Kate Moss by John Galliano

Iconic wedding dresses - Kate Moss

Gene Tierney by Oleg Cassini

Iconic wedding dresses - Gene Tierney

Audrey Hepburn by Pierre Balmain

Iconic wedding dresses - Audrey Hepburn

Mia Farrow

Iconic wedding dresses - Mia Farrow

Ava Gardner

Iconic wedding dresses - Ava Gardner

As you can see, they are all iconic in their own different ways, both reflecting and defining the eras from which they come.

Now imagine teaming up an iconic dress of your own with a stunning Portuguese wedding venue and you’re on track for having an unforgettably glamours wedding day of your own.

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Who needs flowers anyway?

Weddings are all about flowers right? Wrong. Well, not wrong exactly, but they certainly don’t have to be. There are plenty of alternatives for creating stylish, innovative and beautiful centrepieces that don’t rely on our floral friends.

Who needs flowers anyway? The Wedding Portugal Centrepieces

As well as being one of the major expenses at any wedding, flowers can be problematic, sensitive to temperature and they don’t exactly hold their shape for long, so to speak.

Who needs flowers anyway? The Wedding Portugal Centrepieces

Plus, there are plenty of stunning, colourful, fun and fabulous alternatives, including fruit…

Who needs flowers anyway? The Wedding Portugal Centrepieces

Vegetables…

Who needs flowers anyway? The Wedding Portugal Centrepieces

Candles…

Who needs flowers anyway? The Wedding Portugal Centrepieces

Foliage…

Who needs flowers anyway? The Wedding Portugal Centrepieces

Glass…

Who needs flowers anyway? The Wedding Portugal Centrepieces

Even trees…

Who needs flowers anyway? The Wedding Portugal Centrepieces

With a little imagination, you can make your centre pieces a real talking point without having to spend a fortune at the florists or worry that a stiff breeze might blow them away.

Who needs flowers anyway? The Wedding Portugal Centrepieces

It’s no wonder that non-flower centrepieces have been a big hit in 2015, and here at The Wedding Portugal, we just love to use our imaginations when dressing a table.

Who needs flowers anyway? The Wedding Portugal Centrepieces

Check out some more of our ideas for unforgettable wedding centrepieces below.

Who needs flowers anyway? The Wedding Portugal Centrepieces

Who needs flowers anyway? The Wedding Portugal Centrepieces

This is the kind of flair and style that we bring to our wedding planning services here in Portugal. We think that you’ll love them too.