Modern Japanese Bridal Gowns for your Cherry Blossom Themed Wedding

bridal kimono

A traditional Bridal Kimono

Quick, what pops into your head when you hear the phrase “Japanese Wedding Gown“?

I’m 100% sure it’s an image of a kimono, am I right? Of course! A kimono is Japan’s National Dress. It’s a traditional T-shaped, straight-lined garment worn in the country by women, men and children on special occasions (although a few older women and men still wear the kimono on a daily basis). So by default, it’s what Japanese brides traditionally wear on their wedding day.

But what about if you’re not Japanese — or maybe you’re only part Japanese — but you want a Japanese, Zen, or Cherry Blossom wedding theme for your big day? The solution: wear a Japanese kimono dress, 21st century style!

The most beautiful, contemporary Japanese wedding gowns I’ve ever chanced upon online are on Culture Bridal Couture, a Sydney, Australia-based team of highly skilled artisans and experienced couture seamstresses, headed by designer and owner Lisa Merton. Their gowns feature rare textiles from around the world, including vintage Japanese Kimonos and Obis, as you will see below.

(Traditional bridal kimono photo by Dave Jenkins, shared under a Creative Commons license)

Japanese Wedding Gown by Culture Bridal Couture

Satin Blossom Kimono Wedding Gown

Japanese Wedding Gown by Culture Bridal Couture

Cherry Blossom Kimono Wedding Gown

Japanese Wedding Gown by Culture Bridal Couture

Fifties Obi Wedding Dress & Petticoat

Japanese Wedding Gown by Culture Bridal Couture

Japanese Beauty Obi Wedding Gown

All photos  @copyright their respective photographers via Culture Bridal Couture

See more of their gorgeous work in their gallery.


Don’t forget to check out the customizable Cherry Blossom wedding invitation collections at the shop. They come with matching postage designs, rsvp cards, and other stationery to perfectly complement your Sakura wedding theme.

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Visit the Poptastic Bride Boutique to see more unique & creative wedding invitations


If you like Japanese-designed gowns, please visit my separate blog that’s strictly for Japanese wedding dresses.

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  1. Breathtaking!

  2. These Japanese bridal gowns are simply gorgeous!

  3. Love them ^_^

  4. Hi. Where can i buy cherry blossom silk fabric like the one shown on the 2nd picture?

  5. cherry blossom wedding grown is wonderfull, how much is it please in six 8 thanks alot, or where can i get material from for it thanks

  6. @Sharlene and @Victoriam please inquire with Lisa Merton of Culture Bridal Couture — she’s the one responsible for the gorgeous gowns you see here. 🙂

  7. Hello,
    I am interested in the Fifties Obi Wedding Dress. Should I also speak with Lisa Merton? How do I contact her?

    THank you!

  8. Hi Denise, you can contact Lisa at her website, Culture Bridal Couture. 🙂

  9. This traditional bridal kimono is so chic!

  10. Can you please send me a link to the very first photo in this blog post? I want to know who made the dress (it’s not on that Australian designer site). And I’m looking to purchase that obi. Thank you!

  11. We really like the Satin Blossom Kimono Wedding Gown in photo by Dave Jenkins shown in your article Modern Japanese Bridal Gowns for your Cherry Blossom Themed Wedding. Please let me know how we can purchase that.

  12. I really love the obi wedding gown!! I’m getting married in March and I would love this to be my dress. Is it available? Please, please, please let me know A.S.A.P
    Thank you! -Marie

  13. Oh my gosh! This cherry blossom printed dress would be perfect as a bridesmaid dress:

  14. I would like to purchase the second gown – please send me link to get to purchase.
    Thank you


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