Chic Bridal Gown Inspiration in the Tropics

Now and again, a bridal gown is so stunning that it absolutely does stop us in our tracks. This chic wedding gown designed by MXM Couture is one such dress, and set against the tropical background of Bali, it becomes so much more than just a dress. Architectural in its detail, weightless in the sea breezes, and somehow, also distinctly bridal. The bride donning this gown is surely a lucky one.

Read on for more from the photographer, Katie Grant:
“Blending old world Bali and the clean lines of the ultra-chic & modern Alila Uluwatu was the goal that Natalie of Paper Diamonds set out to achieve when planning this editorial shoot…and she certainly achieved that. The inspiration was the stunning gown designed by MXM Couture. It’s structure and modern feel just screamed Alila and we couldn’t wait to get to Bali to shoot it amongst their impeccable grounds. Natalie wanted to keep it simple and neutral and allow the beauty of the endless blue horizon and simple architecture take the lead.”

Styling: Paper Diamonds | Photography: Katie Grant | Gown: MXM Couture | Model: Katya | Hair & Makeup: Yeanne Makeup | Venue: Alila Villas Uluwatu


Once Wed was launched in March 2008 to meet a need in the marketplace for an online listing service for second-hand wedding dresses. Within a short time, the company had developed into an online wedding publication and resource to provide newly-engaged brides with inspiration and tools to plan their dream wedding. 

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