It's nothing new for a bride to trade the traditional white gown for a splash of color, but bringing florals onto the scene is definitely a contemporary twist. Wendy Makin does it effortlessly with this romantic floral print ballgown. The ruched sweetheart bodice is totally romantic, while the sillhouette is fit for a Disney Princess.
The latest from French wedding gown designer Elise Hameau is all kinds of magic. It is a little bohemian paired with a lot of grace. The Rose gown's high neck and pefectly capped lace sleeve are modest, while the open back and fitted, flowing silk skirt is all sass. We're in love.
Canadian designer Rita Vinieris' Alyne Bridal line is fresh, sohpisticated, and artistic. The designs are everything the modern bride dreams of, especially the Effie. Sharing a name with well-known Hunger Games character, Effie Trinket, this gown brings the drama. From the fitted lace silhouette and semi-sheer bodice to the mermaid organza skirt, this gown is bold and effortlessly chic.
maid organza skirt, this gown is bold and effortlessly chic.
London-based designer Catherine Deane is a magician with fabric. After traveling the world, Deane started her bridal line in 2005 and ever since has been striving to create modern designs inspired by traditional techniques she observed during her nomadic travels. Her dresses are fresh and elegant with a touch of laid back bohemian. Our gown of the week, the Charlotte, has a vintage feel. It is streamlined and easy to wear yet completely decadent. The scallop-lace edge neckline speaks to the art nouveau era, while the silhouette is completely timeless.
Originally named one of Buzzfeed's 50 Dreamy Wedding Dresses You'll Fall in Love With, this unique, vintage-inspired Motil Fine Design's gown features a structured crepe viscose and silk tulle bodice hand-decorated with vintage lace and large faux pearl. The silky chiffon skirt is basically perfection, while the scoop back is all girly and romantic. A sweet satin belt sinches the waist to beautifully finish the silhouette. We love this gown for a sweet and simple garden celebration or even an intimate wedding at a small country inn. It has so much potential.
When we think about wedding gowns that embody pure romance, Kirstie Kelly always comes to mind. Her couture collections consistently feature classic styling, glamorous fabrics, and intricate detailing. The Dahlia gown’s mermaid skirt is paired with a rouched silk organza bodice, deep V neckline, and dramatic low back with silky draped detailing at the shoulders. It’s all about the flounce and flow of the fabric, and the way this gown moves is totally dreamy.
A colorful wedding gown is definitely a unique choice and it takes a certain type of bride to take the plunge, but the jewel tones in the Emily Riggs collection make our knees go weak. The Amethyst tulle of her Ophelia is something otherworldly, paired with two layers of Italian crepe silk satin and a beautiful French floral lace bodice with fluttery fairy princess sleeves.
Oh, Mara Hoffman, you never cease to amaze us. White, silver, and beige sequins embellish this ivory silk chiffon, long-sleeved wedding gown. The fitted bodice and full skirt starting high on the hip is a traditional silhouette, no doubt, but the front and back cutouts at the waist, sheer sleeves, and geometric beading take this wedding dress to an entirely new level.