See Marchesa Wedding Dresses From Bridal Fashion Week
Marchesa is known for ultra-romantic, ethereal dresses, worn by fashionistas both on the red carpet and down the aisle. The renowned fashion house produces gorgeous, dreamy designs worn by celebrity brides like Julianne Hough and Blake Lively. Marchesa wedding dresses are designed to look regal and utterly romantic, boasting dreamy details such as fluttery appliqués, floral embroideries, intricate lace, silk ribbons, and frothy tulle. The beautifully crafted designs fuse high fashion with an eclectic aesthetic resulting in an overall whimsical feel. While romance is at the foundation of the Marchesa's ethos, their bridal gowns are also sophisticated and contemporary, making them perfect for modern brides.
See every Marchesa wedding dress from the Spring 2022 collection below.
Marchesa's Spring 2022 Wedding Dresses
"Octavia" Gown; column wedding dress made from ivory Damask lace embroidery with long sleeves and a low back.
"Lucinda" Gown; A-line wedding dress with cap sleeves and hand-embroidered large floral blooms.
"Leia" Gown; ivory medallion lace fit to flare wedding dress with 3/4 sleeves.
"Vanessa" Gown with Wrap; 3-D petal embroidery covers this strapless ball gown with an detachable off-the-shoulder wrap.
"Jolie" Gown; A-line lace off-shoulder wedding dress with 3-D flower details.
"Vanessa" Gown; strapless ball gown with 3-D petal embroidery.
"Colette" Gown; cap sleeve lace bodice with Taffeta draped high low skirt.
Marchesa's Signature Style
Elegant bridal gowns, inspired by vintage and Asian influences, define the Marchesa bridal collection. Their wedding dress collections always feature classic silhouettes, timeless necklines, tiered skirts dramatic trains and 3-D floral embroideries.
A Brief History of Marchesa
Founders Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig met at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. Chapman, a graduate of the Wimbledon School of Art, began her career as a costume designer, while Craig graduated from Brighton Art College focused on print and embroidery design. Chapman's draping and design paired with Craig's textile creations resulted in the establishment of Marchesa in 2004.
Marchesa Collection History
The Marchesa Fall 2018 line of dresses included an array of unique silhouettes, fabrics, and styles, as well as standout details such as dramatic 3D flowers, pearl beading and subtle, tonal sequins.
The Spring 2019 Marchesa collection featured fashion-forward details such as beaded, puff long sleeves,as well as big, bold blooms and voluminous, oversized bows.Intricately layered silhouettes were also of note in the collection, from ball gowns with tiered skirts and ruffled trains to removable capes and capelets.
Marchesa's Fall 2019 collection is filled with elegant, ethereal styles-from a floral lace A-line dress with a low v-neckline and draped sleeves, to the strapless ball gown with architectural details. Many of the dresses in the collection feature floral motifs, layered skirts and fringe accents.
The Spring Marchesa 2022 wedding dress collection features pieces with a couture-inspired embellishments, such as 3-D petals, crystal embroideries, gigantic bows and stacked tulle rosettes. One of the highlights of this collection is the variety of removable pieces, like ruffled sleeves, diaphanous jackets, robes, and flowy capes.
Other Marchesa Labels
In 2006, Marchesa launched Marchesa Notte, an evening wear and bridal collection that speaks to a younger crowd of fashion enthusiasts and offers a more accessible price point. Riffing off of Marchesa's aesthetic, Marchesa Notte features heavily embellished vintage-inspired gowns with with beads, sequins and ruffles.
Marchesa launched its first accessories collection in 2009, debuting handbags at the Chelsea Art Museum during New York Fashion Week. The collection included 28 clutches and evening cases with details you'd find on Marchesa dresses: beading, pleating and corsetry.
In 2010, Marchesa collaborated with Le Métier de Beauté on a cosmetics line featuring eye, cheek, lip, and face palettes, eight shades of double-ended lip glosses, and highlighting pens.
In 2012, Marchesa designed The Lenox Couture Collection of dinnerware and flatware made exclusively for Lenox. From beautifully crafted dish sets to luxury flatware, the collection exudes opulence and high fashion.
Famous Marchesa Brides
Dancer Julianne Hough said "I do" in two gorgeous custom Marchesa wedding gowns for her wedding in 2017. The first was a timeless, structured strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline and dramatic train. After the ceremony, Hough changed into a much bolder look for the reception: a sexy, pearl-and crystal-beaded bodysuit beneath a sheer tulle skirt and cape.
Blake Lively married Ryan Reynolds in an intimate ceremony in September 2012, wearing a custom designed Marchesa dress. The silk tulle gown featured a fitted bodice, illusion crystal beading on the shoulders and rose-gold embroidery.
In 2011, model Molly Sims wore a modified Marchesa Isadora gown from the Spring 2012 Collection for her simple, elegant affair held in Napa Valley. The gown featured a sheer neckline, appliquéd cascade sleeve and delicate buttons up the back.
Nicole Richie wore a Marchesa gown inspired by Grace Kelly's famous wedding dress with lace sleeves, high-neckline, and a full skirt to wed longtime love Joel Madden in 2010.
Fun Facts About Marchesa
Marchesa is known for designing dresses for celebrities, including Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lopez, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, and Penélope Cruz.
Marchesa is named after socialite Marchesa Luisa Casati.
Sienna Miller wore Marchesa on the cover of Vogue magazine's September 2007 issue, which was the subject of the 2009 documentary, The September Issue.
Previous Marchesa Wedding Dress Collections
Marchesa's Fall/Winter 2021 Wedding Dresses
Lace illusion long sleeve fit and flare dress with lace edge V-neck.
Scoop neck fit and flare dress with oversized back bow detail.
Off-the-shoulder drop waist gown with floral appliqued bodice and layered tulle skirt.
Feathered tulle A-line dress with matching capelet.
Floral embroidered lace sheath dress with raw edge plunging V-neck.
Strapless structured trumpet gown with corset bodice and organza belt accent.
Embroidered lace and tulle A-line dress with semi-sweetheart neckline.
Floral embroidered A-line dress with applique illusion neckline and long sleeves.
Strapless plunging V-neck gown with ruffle textured bodice and full skirt.
Floral embroidered A-line dress with illusion V-neck and long ruffle edge sleeves.
Strapless floral embroidered gown with draped bodice and bow at the back.
Floral applique sweetheart strapless A-line gown with embroidery and three dimensional tulle accessory.
Sweetheart strapless A-line gown with textured ruffles and metallic floral embroidery.
Floral applique trumpet gown with embellished off-the-shoulder balloon sleeves.