Our Editors’ Picks: 10 Gorgeous Gowns for Every Summer Bride

Bonus: They're all available at Philly bridal salons.

You, Me & the Sea It’s summertime, and the dresses are easy. Flowy, light fabrics; looser, less-structured silhouettes; and delicate details in lace, sparkles and florals that are simply meant to be worn when the air is warm, the breeze is salty and the sun is shining.

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No better time than the warm-weather season to go with a pastel-hued frock. Dori by Hayley Paige, an alabaster tulle halter gown with a crystal and moonstone bodice, full horsehair flounced skirt and chapel train, $4,590 at Bridal Garden, Marlton. Maria Beaulieu 18-karat yellow-gold large snowy moonstone earrings, $2,800 at Egan Day, Rittenhouse.

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A little whisper of a slip captures a cool, casual vibe. Jamie by Nicole Miller, a lace slip dress with an underlining of reverse charmeuse and crisscross straps over a deep V-back, finished with eyelash lace trim, $1,400 at Nicole Miller, Center City and Manayunk. Annette Ferdinandsen green opal egg ring, $1,515 at Egan Day, Rittenhouse. LesAccessoires crystal headband, $125 at Unveiled, Washington Square West.

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Because beading and crystals aren’t just for ornate, grand ball gowns. Lucinda by Anna Campbell, a scalloped-lace gown with hand- beaded embellishments, $3,110 at Lovely Bride, Old City. White topaz Prism drop earrings, $495, and Diamond Lux beaded bracelet, $2,850, both at Lagos, Rittenhouse.

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Something sweet: peachy-pink sequins scattered all over your train. Gemma by Vera Wang, a strapless mermaid gown with a full sequin-embellished organza train, $6,500 at the Wedding Suite at Nordstrom, King of Prussia. Bangle with birdcages, $1,150, and two bangles with caviar bars, $990 each, all at Lagos, Rittenhouse.

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A blushing bride, in more ways than one. Sylvie by Monique Lhuillier, a blush tulle slip gown with cowl neck and lace appliqués, $8,000 at the Wedding Shoppe, Wayne. Maria Beaulieu large Chinese turquoise earrings, $3,080, Annette Ferdinandsen blue chalcedony egg ring, $1,515, and green opal egg ring, $1,515, all at Egan Day, Rittenhouse. Motif heels by Klub Nico, $250 at BHLDN.com.

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Opt for a gown that’s sweet, simple and cheery, just like your Big Day. Embroidered organza sleeveless gown with chapel train by Jesús Peiró, $3,410 at Philly Bride, Old City. Annette Ferdinandsen green opal egg ring, $1,515, and Gabriella Kiss pink tourmaline ring, $1,775, both at Egan Day, Rittenhouse. Bouquet of antique green hydrangea, blue delphinium and hydrangea, raspberry dahlias, orange Mokara orchids and seeded eucalyptus by TableArt, Wayne.

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Just a slight, subtle shimmer, and you’ll glow. Snowflake by Amanda Garrett, an Italian cobweb lace gown
with a silk satin slip and vintage sleeves, $4,400 at Nicole Bridal & Formal Shoppe, Jenkintown. Ted Muehling pearl and moonstone necklace (worn as bracelet), $3,000, and Gabriella Kiss Chinese freshwater pearl earrings, $1,760, both at Egan Day, Rittenhouse. Sara Gabriel Amber flower hair wrap, $205 at the Wedding Pavilion at Van Cleve, Paoli.

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Delicate floral touches are right at home whether you celebrate in the garden or on the beach. Willa by Elizabeth Fillmore, a French lace V-neck sheath gown with a jasmine-flower motif over satin chiffon, $4,500 at the Wedding Shoppe, Wayne. Prism green amethyst stud earrings, $295, and ring, $995, both at Lagos. Flower hairpins, similar styles at Philly Bride, Old City.

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Your wedding day is the perfect time to be a little bit sweet—and sexy. Allura by Reem Acra, a silk chiffon siren gown with an open cowl back and lace appliqués, $4,995 at Elizabeth Johns, Ardmore. Maria Beaulieu 18-karat yellow-gold link earrings with rose quartz, $2,600 at Egan Day, Rittenhouse. Sara Gabriel Vanessa organza and feather hair clip, $107 at the Wedding Pavilion at Van Cleve, Paoli.

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Hard to go wrong with sweet and simple. La Sposa tulle off-the-shoulder gown with three-quarter-length sleeves, $2,000 (including detachable belt, not shown) at Unveiled, Washington Square West. Paris by Debra Moreland dogwood flower hairpins, $240 for a set of three at BHLDN. com. Gabriella Kiss rutilated quartz earrings, $2,420 at Egan Day, Rittenhouse.

Photography by Trevor Dixon. Styling by Lauren Kozakiewicz. Hair and makeup by Alayna Rakes for Face Atelier and Amika. Model: Megan Dalke/Wilhelmina Models, NYC. Assistant styling by Avery Osborne. Assistant hair and makeup: Marissa Tice.

This article originally appeared in the spring/summer 2015 issue of Philadelphia Wedding.

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