You'll make waves on your wedding day if you wear a stunning gown worthy of an oceanfront ceremony.
Aphrodite stepped out of the sea foam. Slip into any of these wedding dresses and you'll look like you did, too, as they sparkle, flow, and stun like the ocean itself. After all, on your wedding day, why shouldn't you feel like the goddess of love? From dresses with embellished lace and shiny gem details, to light tulle skirts and starfish-inspired sequined tops, these looks put an even more romantic twist on traditional.
Glitter like moonlight on the waves in Hayley Paige's "Lumi" ivory ball gown, above, complete with dreamcatcher sleeves, a V-neck bodice, and a tulle skirt scattered with sequin stars. It's just the thing for a love story written in the stars.
The Details: Hayley Paige "Lumi" ball gown, $5,350, jlmcouture.com/stores. Alexis Bittar crystal-encrusted chandelier clips with briolette drops, $395, alexisbittar.com. Scott Kay Heaven's Gates Collection ring, in 14k rose gold, $3,195 (for setting only), scottkay.com.
Odylyne the Ceremony's "Morgan" cape paired with Judy&Madeleine's "The Glaceon" crown in crystal quartz gives a bride a regal air and is as fitting for a ceremony on a rooftop as for one on a rocky shore. At the reception, pass the coat to a handmaiden (or a bridesmaid) to reveal the slinky "Angeline" gown worn under it.
The Details: Odylyne the Ceremony "Morgan" cape, $5,525, odylynetheceremony.com. Judy&Madeleine "The Glaceon" crown, $48, judyandmadeleine.com. Odylyne the Ceremony "Angeline" gown, $2,500, odylynetheceremony.com. Tacori "RoyalT" engagement ring, $11,990 (for setting only), tacori.com.
A lot of loveliness is found in the balance between what you reveal and what you conceal. Embellished with Venice-lace flowers, Ian Stuart's "Beltane" coat lends romance to whatever lies beneath.
The Details: Ian Stuart "Beltane" coat, $1,000, ianstuart-bride.com.
Go with the flow in Ines di Santo's Chantilly-lace "Lisette" sheath, which has an elegantly elongated sleeve that will trail you down the aisle. The aqua flowers it's embellished with are a built-in something blue.
For a briefer, breezier something new, try this sweet number from David's Bridal, with an embroidered-lace bodice and a short tulle skirt that's as light and cool as the sea air.
Find Your Glow
Whether you wed at sunrise or by the flicker of candles, you'll be lit with inner radiance. Play up that flush with face-highlighting details like the sheer-lace cap sleeves of Catherine Deane's silk tulle gown. And yes, angel, it's fine to supply your own halo; we fashioned this one from fern fronds and leaves.
The Details: Catherine Deane silk tulle gown, $1,500, 646-870-0189.