31/07/2013 16:55 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Wedding Dresses: Houghton Bride 2013

You thought you knew what beautiful looked like when it came to wedding gowns right? But then, you hadn't cast your eyes over this stunning avant garde collection by Houghton.

This bridalwear is ALL drama, all performance - floor length lace veils, full skirts, capes, bralets and cut-out backs. But then California-born creative director Katharine Polk has serious vision - oh to be one of her edgy-but-elegant brides.


Take a twirl through this gallery for a little wedding dress inspiration - it actually caters for many a bride. If you're not one to bare midriff on the big day swoon over the column gowns - they're DIVINE.