This season’s crop of airy, feminine dresses layered in tulle and covered in floral embellishments captures all the brightness of a warm-weather wedding in the country.
Because you were always given to flights of fancy ... Lazaro ivory organza textured a-line ball gown with hand-beaded bodice, $5,600 at La Bella Moda, Conshohocken. Yellow-gold Alexis Bittar earrings with multicolored stones, $275 at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bala Cynwyd.
Because simple is so very sweet ... Victoria’s Reign Gown by Catherine Deane for BHLDN, a fit-to-flare gown of French dentelle lace with a petticoat of Italian cotton tulle, flutter sleeves and dove gray satin sash (shown with our own ribbon sash), $2,600 at BHLDN.com. Ippolita rose- gold, pink crystal and diamond earrings, $1,795 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Because a princess can never have too much tulle ... Anaïs Collezioni white strapless gown with beaded bodice, shimmer tulle and taupe sash (shown with our own ribbon sash), $1,800 at the Bridal Loft, Philadelphia. Jimmy Choo vamp Glitter leather sandals, $750 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Because ball gowns are most definitely not just for ballrooms ... Antoinette by Ian Stuart Bride draped gold tulle ball gown with strapless sweetheart bodice hand- beaded with lace and sequined underskirt, $4,300 at Nicole Bridal & Formal Shoppe, Jenkintown. Adriana Orsini silver crystal ring, $695, and silver crystal earrings, $425, both at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Because there’s just no hiding your playful side ... Rhoswen by Claire Pettibone ivory tulle empire gown with pink flower embellishments, $4,100 at Nicole Bridal & Formal Shoppe. Embrace diamond wrap ring, $1,095 at Lagos, Philadelphia.
Because you’ve always loved beautiful things, and your wedding day should be filled with them ... Candy by Monique Lhuillier illusion-tulle embroidered strapless gown with corset bodice and modified a-line skirt, $6,930 at the Wedding Shoppe, Wayne. 18-karat Interlude double-twist earrings, $895 at Lagos.
Because you want your dress to go with the flow ... Jim Hjelm ivory silk chiffon a-line gown with bias ruffles and strapless draped bodice accented with floral crystal detail and sweep train, $3,575 at Country Way Bridal, Haddonfield. Luna pearl chain with tassel, $495, and Luna pearl strand with tassel, $695, both at Lagos.
Because a little whimsy never hurts ... Tara Keely brocade ball gown with sweetheart neckline, spaghetti straps that tie at shoulders, chapel train, flower adornment, pockets and box pleats on skirt, $1,650 at Bridals by Danielle, Philadelphia. Adriana Orsini crystal bangles, $60 to $90 at Saks Fifth avenue. 18-karat white-gold Unlaced narrow ring, $295, and small hoop Luna earrings with pearl tassels, $450, both at Lagos.
Because your wedding should be the most enchanted day of your life ... Angel by Elizabeth Fillmore strapless pleated chiffon gown with antique silver lace at the midriff, $4,620, and matching silver lace bolero, $1,430, both at the Wedding Shoppe. Venus white mother-of-pearl crystal ring, $195 at Lagos. Crystal flower earrings, $16 at Kat Bradley, Wayne.
Legends by Romona Keveza strapless gown with lace flowers and a floral detailed neckline, $4,000 at Bijou Bridal, Ardmore. Adriana Orsini silver crystal ring, $695 at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bala Cynwyd. Silver ball ring, $79 at Kat Bradley, Wayne. Venus Doublet three-drop mother-of-pearl earrings, $795 at Lagos, Philadelphia.
Because sometimes it’s fun to release your inner flower child ... Regina by Christos point d’espirit strap- less gown with dropped waist and scattered hand- embroidered flowers, $6,600, and matching veil, $1,980, both at Bridal Garden, Marlton. Eve pearl cuff, $35 at Kat Bradley.
Shot on location at Longwood Gardens. Photography by Trevor Dixon. Styling by Lauren Kozakiewicz. Prop styling by Styled Creative. Hair and makeup by Dawn Episcopo. Model: Stephanie/Wilhelmina. Assistant Styling by Avery Osborne.