Wedding Dresses Inspired by Flowers
Before there's a flower, there's a tiny seed. Then there's a delicate shoot, nudging through the soil. And then suddenly, almost all at once, vibrant, flourishing, colorful life. The love you share is like a garden that way—all promise and gorgeous imagination fodder. In turn, we gathered the flower-embellished gowns on here to celebrate that spirit. Slip into one, and get ready to bloom.
In the following slides, expect to see an array of dreamy, whimsical, and totally unique floral-inspired wedding dresses that would make any bride blush with joy. There's a style in all of our favorite silhouettes, from A-line to sheath to mermaid, and in all of the best fabrics, too (think: lace, silk, and tulle). Whether you want color (pink, purple, or blue, anyone?), a fashionable neckline (strapless, perhaps?) or something else equally as ethereal, you're in the right place.
Ahead, find top bridal designers—including Carolina Herrera (pictured here) and Lela Rose—and some of their most groundbreaking floral gowns yet. We've even styled them with accompanying jewelry and given our models bridal beauty looks to help you can fantasize about your complete big-day getup. Wondering when to wear these stunners? We're especially in love with them for spring. But we could really see them at any fête, so long as it's as modern and romantic as the dresses themselves.
Ines Di Santo "Dakota" Wedding Dress, $8,290, markingramatelier.com
. Graziela Gems Baguette Earrings, $2,499,
. Effy Jewelry Emerald Ring, $2,115,
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Or, try this strapless mermaid gown with embroidered crystal leaves. It's more structured, but still whimsical. If you're feeling extra-dreamy, finish the look with a delicate shrug of strung hyacinth blooms.
Liancarlo "Style 7818" Wedding Dress, $6,500, liancarlo.com
. Maison Miru "Ophelia" Earrings, $59,
Beyond the Veil
You're no shrinking violet. But you know that sometimes a simple silhouette—with a plunging neckline or a figure-hugging shape—is all you need to guarantee eyes on you. Top a style (like this embroidered tulle gown with a ballerina bodice) with a long tulle veil scattered with spider mums for extra eye candy.
Lela Rose "The Giverny" Wedding Dress, $6,995, lelarose.com
. Jenny Bird "Ziggy" Earrings, $65,
Tickle Me Pink
Don't look now, but your flirtatious side is showing. Give them your best "Who, me?" gaze over the floral appliqués on your one-shoulder gown, and pile on the charm with a curvy orchid headpiece to balance the silk-faille trumpet silhouette.
Isabelle Armstrong "Leila" Wedding Dress, $6,995, isabellearmstrongny.com
Make hearts flutter as you walk down a delphinium-lined aisle with the ruffled cap sleeves and pretty purple hues of this floral silk-organza A-line gown.
Carolina Herrera Embroidered Wedding Dress, $8,990, Carolina Herrera Boutique NYC, 212-249-6552.
Or, turn heads in a plunging white-and-nude lingerie-inspired silk gown with a full gathered tulle skirt and floral embroidery; a backdrop of baby's breath makes a sweet counterpoint.
Monique Lhuillier "Yasmin" Wedding Dress, $8,900, moniquelhuillier.com
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Necklaces, $4,619 and $5,129, thisisthelast.com. Toni + Chloë Goutal
Necklaces, $12,000 each, toniandchloegoutal.com. David Yurman Crossover Engagement Ring, from $7,950,
Your entrance is the one they've come to see. Make it count with a worthy gown—one woven through with golden threads, perhaps, and embellished with Swarovski pearls, as in this strapless silk A-line. A cathedral cape and an exotic crown of blooms finish the look.
Francesca Miranda "Wilhemina" Wedding Dress and Cape, $14,640 and $5,720, francescamiranda.com
. Taylor Wilkinson Designs "Question Earrings, $300,
Turn up the volume a touch with the illusion sweetheart neckline and form-fitting guipure lace of this mermaid gown. Against a wall of blooms, including lilies, oncidium orchids, and painted foliage, you're pretty as a picture.
Rosa Clará "Pilar" Wedding Dress, $5,225, rosaclarabridal.com
. Paige Novick Opal Earrings, $1,030,
. Kim Mee Hye "Tropic Topic" Bracelet, $2,814,
You love a good dance, but you're just as happy—and every bit as lovely—watching the crowd. Make a quiet statement in this blue embroidered-lace ball gown with a soft draped bodice.
Alyne by Rita Vinieris "Simone" Wedding Dress, $3,289, ritavinieris.com
, $12,100 and $3,900, prounisjewelry.com.
One amazing detail can take your look from merely beautiful to unforgettable. Consider, for instance, the dramatic bell sleeves that complement the classic silhouette of this satin-faced organza strapless ball gown.
Mark Zunino Bridal Collection "Callista" Wedding Dress, $1,699, markzunino.com
. Jenny Bird "The Factory" Earrings, $110,