This season is all about flower power: From delicate lace embroidery and embellished patterns to bold 3-D appliqués, spring’s gowns are covered in ’em. Whether you’re tying the knot under a clear blue sky or celebrating in a grand hotel, there’s a petal-covered frock to suit your celebration—and your style.
Be a showstopper in Eva by Inbal Dror, a tulle ball gown with a sheer corset bodice and floral appliqués, $10,230 at the Wedding Shoppe, Wayne. Vine headpiece, $129.95 at Scarlett Alley, Old City. Butterfly cocktail ring, $4,375, and diamond vine ring, $1,375, both at Barbara Ellick, Narberth.
Be a little sexy in Piper by Vera Wang, a silk georgette V-neck gown with hand- appliquéd Chantilly lace and silk organza flower embroidery, $6,990 at the Wedding Suite at Nordstrom, King of Prussia. Yellow gold bangle, $6,060 at Barbara Ellick, Narberth. Gabriella Kiss sleeping birds with pearl drop earrings, $1,800, and Ruta Reifen floral band, $795, both at Egan Day, Rittenhouse. Maria Elena flower headband, $575 at Nicole Bridal & Formal Shoppe, Jenkintown.
Show your bouquet some competition with Beatrice Grigio by Mira Zwillinger, a strapless sweetheart gown with handmade ivory flowers and layers of silk organza, $10,780 at Elizabeth Johns, Ardmore. White gold diamond between-the- finger flower ring, $2,050 at Barbara Ellick, Narberth. Willow gold flower hair comb, $194 at Philly Bride, Old City. Diamond single abstract hoop earrings, $750 at Lagos, Rittenhouse.
You’re fit for a garden party in a Stephen Yearick gown of floral hand-painted silk organza with silver embroidery, $5,650 at the Wedding Pavilion at Van Cleve, Paoli. Silk flower headpiece, $300, by Nicol Floral Design. Ruta Reifen morganite and lavender amethyst double ring, $1,730, and Annette Ferdinandsen wildflower earrings with rubies, $1,375, both at Egan Day, Rittenhouse.
Channel your inner bohemian in Savannah by Nicole Miller, an A-line gown with an illusion neckline of rose-embroidered mesh and a court train, $2,200 at Nicole Miller, Manayunk. Bel Aire Bridal floral headpiece, $195 at Bridal Garden, Marlton. Citrine flower cocktail ring, $3,750 at Barbara Ellick, Narberth.
Go girly in Georgia by Claire Pettibone, a floral lace A-line gown with sleeveless yoke detail, scalloped guipure lace and a sweep train, $2,800 at Nicole Bridal & Formal Shoppe, Jenkintown. Annette Ferdinandsen pink mother of pearl cicada wing earrings, $880 at Egan Day, Rittenhouse. Yellow gold bangle, $6,060, and rose gold and diamond open bangle, $2,715, both at Barbara Ellick, Narberth. Silk flowers in hair, stylist’s own.
Show off 360 degrees in Lazaro’s Venice lace trumpet gown with deep V back and neckline and detachable tulle overskirt with lace appliqués (not shown), $4,180 at Bridal Garden, Marlton. Silk flower headpiece, $175, by Nicol Floral Design. Luna pearl and diamond studs, $850 at Lagos, Rittenhouse. Sara Gabriel Darcy hair wrap (worn as necklace), $297 at the Wedding Pavilion at Van Cleve, Paoli.
Celebrate the most delicate details in Fox by Rue de Seine, a structured bustier gown with hip yoke, draped lace skirt and full train with floral appliqués and floral off- the-shoulder sleeves, $3,475 at Lovely Bride, Old City. Pink enamel flower necklace, $28, and stretchy layering bracelets, $5 each, all at Smak Parlour, Old City.
Step up the wow factor in Lazaro’s champagne tulle ball gown with sheer Alençon lace appliqué bodice, metallic leaf trim at waist, circular tulle skirt, and horsehair hemline on a chapel train, $4,565 at Unveiled Philadelphia, Washington Square West. Keren Wolf Harper flower headband, $460 at Lovely Bride, Old City. Multicolored flower cocktail ring, $2,815 at Barbara Ellick, Narberth. Gabriella Kiss butterfly cell wing earrings with rubies, $2,640 at Egan Day, Rittenhouse.
Go glam in Honor by Hayley Paige, an alabaster tulle fit-to-flare gown with an elongated bodice, tiered skirt,
floral sequin pattern, deep V neckline and keyhole back, $4,070 at Philly Bride, Old City. Diamond vine ring, $1,375, yellow gold double flower ring, $1,605, and dangly flower earrings, $3,625, all at Barbara Ellick, Narberth.
Bloom by Ines di Santo, a ball gown with an asymmetrical floral-print illusion neckline and back, $8,990 at the Wedding Shoppe, Wayne. Yellow gold diamond flower between-the-finger ring, $1,605, and flower earrings, $945, both at Barbara Ellick, Narberth. Rose gold flower comb, $414 at the Wedding Pavilion at Van Cleve, Paoli.
This article originally appeared in the spring/summer 2017 issue of Philadelphia Wedding. Shot on location at Nicol Floral Design in Newtown Square. Couture silk flower walls are available in a variety of palettes; custom walls are available. Event rentals range from $800 for an eight-by- eight-foot wall to $2,500 for a 16-by-eight-foot wall, plus delivery fee.
Photography by Jonathan Pushnik. Styling by Lauren Kozakiewicz. Makeup by Alayna Rakes for Camera Ready Cosmetics. Hair by Kristi Wilczopolski. Assistant styling by Avery Osborne. Model: Corinna Drengk for Elite Model Management.