In 2010 former bridal designer Alfred Angelo teamed up with powerhouse Disney to create a unique collection of Disney wedding dresses inspired by renowned princesses. Brides were able to look like real princess on their big day by investing in a gown that was influenced by their favourite characters.
Alfred Angelo Bridal was founded by Alfred and his wife in 1933. Based in Florida, it was one of the largest bridal gown manufacturers in the world before liquidating in 2017 and closing its ‘Signature Stores’. Some retailers do still stock the Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo collection so keep your eyes peeled!
Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo
The Disney wedding dresses collection was actually designed by Michael Shettel. Debuting at New York Bridal Week in 2016, the Disney Fairy Tale Weddings bridal collection really is a Disney fanatic’s dream come true.
Heavily inspired by the animated block-buster films, each gown is enchanting. The collection was made up of nine, very different dresses. Each one inspired by its own Disney princess. Available in ivory or white with a number of dazzling metallic accents including sparkling gold and shimmering silver, prospective brides were spoilt for choice.
The Disney wedding dresses are inspired by all your favourites from the likes of Snow White and Arial to Tiana. Angelo combines “amazing design and charming storytelling with some Disney magic” to create a truly captivating collection.
The gowns all vary in style depending on the character they are inspired by, providing something for very bride and her preferences. Similarly they channel each princess’s personality for Disney wedding dresses that are all-encompassing.
Custom designed, the gowns were available in sizes zero through to 26. As a result they’re suitable for every woman, no matter her size or body shape. The collection allowed brides t to bring some Disney magic to their big day and live out most little girl’s dream.
Take a look below at these stunning and iconic Disney dresses adapted for today’s sophisticated bride! Alternatively explore the extensive range of bridal boutiques on our website for even more inspiration.
This romantic gown celebrates Ariel’s free spirit with re-embroidered lace and taffeta fabrics that move as gracefully as the ocean.
The dress features a figure-hugging bodice that flares out into an apt fish tail at the bottom which gracefully pools into a small train on the floor.
Touches of sea-inspired details such as pearl beading, subtle metallic accents, crystal beading and sequins add a splash of the unexpected.
Featuring a number of layers, this unconventional gown mirrors the mysteries of the ocean in its ruffles. The dropped waistline and sweetheart neckline is graceful yet daring, the perfect combination for the free spirited Ariel and a lovely addition to a wedding dress.
This gown pays tribute to Belle’s warm and gracious spirit. It features a draped satin and crystal-beaded corset with subtle hints of gold metallic embroidery. Consequently, the warm hues on the corset make it soft yet and feminine whilst simultaneously strong like armour. This reflects her fearless and determined nature and would be perfect for the bold bride.
The A-line style is a classic style that beautifully accentuates the female figure. With an impressive layered net pick-up skirt, the effect is effortlessly glamourous.
A detachable shrug gives the dress a demure ambience that will surely make any bride wearing this gown feel like the Belle of the ball.
Watch as the most romantic of fairy tales comes to life. This classic ball gown style dress features layers of tulle and glitter net over taffeta. The intricacies of the gown were actually inspired by Cinderella’s glass slipper!
The draped criss-cross bodice is extremely flattering as the layers of fabric synch in at the waist to give a real A-line silhouette. The sweetheart neckline is as romantic as ever, accented with sparkling crystal beading and rhinestones – a glamorous touch for (arguably) the ultimate princess.
Totally feminine, the dress embodies sophistication for the classic fairy tale bride searching for a traditional look. This gown would complement a majestic mansion or castle wedding beautifully!
Bold and unique, Jasmine’s gown features flowing, soft shimmer satin and a micro-ruched bodice under the chest.
The gathered fabric detail just under the bust is mimicked down the centre of the back. As a result the dress hugs your figure in all of the right places whilst being comfortable and movable. The dress gathers behind and falls into an elegant small pool on the floor.
A bejewelled neckline and halter-strap with encrusted pearls, rhinestones and crystal beading adds a touch of wanderlust.
The gown isn’t too tailored or structured, creating a bridal look that is effortlessly glamorous. We think this slinky gown would look fabulous for an alfresco beach wedding, particularly with the summery halter neck style. You can style up the dress as the model did with bejewelled bangles and even an exotic headpiece.
Aurora’s tale is retold with a romantic taffeta gown featuring multiple layers of dreamy gossamer tulle. The tumbling fabric is reminiscent of cascading briar-rose petals and as a result this Disney wedding dress is truly striking.
An absolute showstopper, this wedding dress is perfect for the bride who wishes to make an entrance. Imagine gliding down the aisle as if you’re floating on a cloud in this bold and indulgent dress.
The re-embroidered lace and crystal-beaded bodice with rose detail adds an elegant and shapely touch, emphasised by the lace-up corset detailing down the back. Likewise the one shoulder strap balances out the bodice and the impressive skirt, finishing off the unique Disney inspired wedding dress.
This dress captures Snow White’s gentle grace and beauty. Inspired by nature, this net-over-satin ball gown features a lace bodice of organza apple blossoms with shimmering rhinestone and crystal centres.
The skirt features a net overlay embroidered with beautiful scattered blossom detailing. As a result, the Disney wedding dress is beautifully whimsical and ideal for a spring or summer wedding.
An elegant A-line shape, this detailed dress features a lovely satin sash that draws in at the waist and tying in a bow at the back. Consequently, it is effortlessly feminine and flattering whilst appearing easy to wear.
The floral detailing on the bodice gives it a fun edge and makes it the perfect option lovers of the great outdoors or those who are looking for an earthy element to their gown.
This is a fabulous wedding dress for the traditional bride who would still like something with an intricate and unique edge.
Honouring Tiana’s independence and joie-de-vivre, this one-shoulder taffeta ball gown features dramatic ruched pick-ups. Inspired by the grace of the waterlily, the gown’s unique layering makes it a striking wedding dress.
The asymmetric draped bodice is embellished with beautiful beaded flowers, metallic embroidery and pearl accents, adding a touch of glamour.
A traditional lace up back is elegant and feminine, as a result it’s the perfect way to finish the look.
This unique dress is a statement, ideal for the alternative bride who wants to steal the show.
Out of these Disney wedding dresses which one would you choose?! Let us know in the comment section below. Visit Alfred Angelo Bridal to find out more!