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Halter gown with organza flower by Amsale; antique earrings by Liz Palacios.
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A full luxurious rose accents the bodice of this two-piece ensemble by Carolina Herrera; a ruffly petticoat peeks from beneath the skirt. The bouquet is a mix of pink and cream lisianthus.
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An overlay of re-embroidered tulle with a floral motif graces the neckline of a tissue-organza gown by Vera Wang; interlaced taffeta bands crisscross the waist, creating a slim silhouette.
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Spring 2009, clairepettibone.com, 310-360-6271
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Silk forget-me-nots dance gracefully like falling blossoms on a Monique Lhuillier gown made of silk-illusion net and satin; a sable-colored silk sash cinches the waist.
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Spring 2009, priscillaofboston.com/melissasweet.jsp, 212-997-3956
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A bouquet of silk roses descends the back of an ivory silk taffeta gown with pink silk organza bodice by Saison Blanche. Diamond ring by Michael B.
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Spring 2009, angelsanchezusa.com, 212-921-9827
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Gossamer organza floats over a strapless Birnbaum & Bullock silk A-line gown with asymmetrical pleating. The gown is offset by a ring of silk roses in shades of pink, by Ellen Christine Millinery, placed at the waist. Lace-edged ivory shawl by Lulu Guinness. Diamond ring by Daniel K.
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A cluster of silk roses adorns the back of a ballet-inspired peach gown by Lazaro; the full silk tulle skirt is embroidered at the hem with pink flowers on a vine. It's paired with vintage lace gloves from What Comes Around Goes Around.
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Chiffon Slip Dress
For a body-confident bride, the simple and revealing slip dress, with its origin in the clingy gowns favored by 1930s Hollywood starlets, is a stunning choice. Petal-shaped paillettes drift down this detailed yet subtle gown. By Suzanne Ermann; nude satin pumps by Christian Louboutin.
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Spring 2009, carolinaherrera.com, 212-940-2269
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A mesh shrug appliqued in daisies slips over a strapless corset dress by Domo Adami; ring by Van Cleef and Arpels.
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Vera Wang's triple-tiered gown of silk duchess satin features an exuberant silk corsage; the ring is from Stephen Russell.
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Spring 2009, romonakeveza.com, 212-273-1113
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This monk coat and sheath by Cose Belle are enlivened by a single bloom: a richly colored silk cabbage rose by R. J. Graziano, pinned just above the waist. The ring is from Fred Leighton; earrings are by Ten Thousand Things.
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A backless halter dress of triple gazar by Angel Sanchez lights up with the addition of a voluminous silk peony in a swirl of coque feathers by Dulken and Derrick. The bouquet is a mix of common baby's breath and a smaller variety called 'Million Stars.'
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The layered silk organza of Peter Langner's empire-waist gown is a meadow of hand-painted flowers with caviar beading. A tulle shawl is fastened with silk flower pins by Dulken and Derrick.
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A floral veil is worn mantilla-style with a slender gown of Chantilly over silk charmeuse, both by Elizabeth Fillmore; the necklace is from Stephen Russell.
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Spring 2009, cymbelineusa.com, 610-944-6950
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Pink Cabbage Roses
Vivid pink-silk cabbage roses descend from one hip on this shirred-organza and layered-tulle Atelier Aimee dress. The choker is by Kara Varian Baker. The vibrant bouquet is composed of yellow tulips and hyacinths.
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Amsale's tulle gown, left, with floral detail ($6,000) couldn't be dreamier, while a strapless dress, middle, ($4,000), also by Amsale, gets its girly charm from a crystal band at the waist. Picot edges soften the silhouette of a washed-silk-chiffon column gown (price on request) by Vera Wang, at right.
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Ines di Santo
Spring 2009, inesdisanto.com, 866-899 INES
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This sculptural dress mimics the petals of a flower. Silk-shantung dress by Alvina Valenta. Hat by Suzanne Millinery, 212-593-3232. Earrings by Gabriel Sanchez at Barney's New York.
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"Nuccia" gown by Atelier Aimee, 212-421-6100.
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Sweet Silk Taffeta Blooms
"Billie" Gown by Melissa Sweet with a Balenciaga scarf from Barney's New York. Shoes by Christian Louboutin add a pop of color.
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Billowy White Gown
What little girl hasn't imagined herself wearing a billowy white gown? This embroidered silk St. Pucchi gown has velvet floral appliques and a low back anchored by bow closures.
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Spring 2009, junkoyoshioka.com, 212-206-9302
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Spring 2009, amymichelson.com, 888-755-2553
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