11 Unforgettable Wedding Gowns for Your Fall or Winter Wedding
Bonus: They're all available right here in Philly.
Shot on location at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
When what’s most striking about the dress is the shape of you in it. Crawford by Badgley Mischka, a sleeveless mermaid dress with a bateau neckline, $2,800 at La Belle Mariée, Newtown. Alexis Bittar flower earrings, $275 at Neiman Marcus, King of Prussia. Shot in Gallery 111.
Pink is always pretty—and especially when you’re the bride. Kristina Rose by Sareh Nouri, a blush tulle ball gown with a hand-beaded bodice, $6,500 at Nicole Bridal & Formal Shoppe, Jenkintown. Giorgios Pappas Furrier tourmaline mink capelet, $2,000 or available for rent at Elizabeth Johns, Ardmore. Crystal earrings, $107 at the Wedding Pavilion at Van Cleve, Paoli. Hearts on Fire Serenity diamond solitaire engagement ring, $12,500 at Bernie Robbins, multiple locations. Shot on the East Terrace.
An illusion neckline adds sweetness to this sexy, sparkly frock. Mira Zwillinger Masha sequined deep V-neck dress with a silk chiffon skirt, $8,470, and hand- embroidered Masha crystal belt, $1,088, both at Elizabeth Johns, Ardmore. 18-karat white-gold diamond cluster earrings, $6,190 at Bernie Robbins. Sara Gabriel Josephine hair wrap, $257 at the Wedding Pavilion at Van Cleve, Paoli. Shot in Gallery 222.
Clean lines and a classic silhouette combine for a subtle statement-making look. Waverly by Anne Barge, a silk taffeta strapless A-line gown, $5,710 at Elizabeth Johns, Ardmore. Dabakarov diamond heart drop earrings, $7,950, and Simon G. emerald-cut diamond engagement ring, $4,950 for the setting, both at Bernie Robbins. Diamond bangles in yellow gold, rose gold and white gold, $15,100 each at Govberg Jewelers, Ardmore. Shot inside the Rodin Museum.
Go for the best of both worlds with a dress that has a simple shape on top—and packs a surprise at the bottom. Freya by Monique Lhuillier, an ivory Chantilly lace and Spanish tulle draped trumpet gown with an embroidered skirt, $12,500 at the Wedding Shoppe, Wayne. 18-karat white-gold diamond teardrop earrings, $7,500 at Bernie Robbins. Sara Gabriel Ana bracelet, $197 at the Wedding Pavilion at Van Cleve, Paoli. Shot in Gallery 215.
Pair two stunning pieces for a bridal ensemble they won’t soon forget. Vera Wang ivory web lace long-sleeved blouse and ivory tulle ball gown skirt with ruched details, prices available upon request, at the Wedding Suite at Nordstrom, King of Prussia. Roberto Coin 18-karat yellow-gold crystal and diamond drop earrings, $7,100 at Govberg Jewelers. Shot in Great Stair Hall.
No better day than your wedding to wow with a once-in-a- lifetime dress. Assia by Katerina Bocci, a silk taffeta ball gown, $9,500 including shoulder jewelry at the Wedding Pavilion at Van Cleve, Paoli. Simon G. emerald-cut diamond engagement ring, $4,950 for the setting at Bernie Robbins. Diamond bangles in yellow gold, rose gold and white gold, $15,100 each at Govberg Jewelers. Shot at the Rodin Museum garden.
There is such a thing as a wedding-appropriate crop top—and it’s perfection when paired with a dramatic ball skirt. Ysa Makino beaded mikado crop top and silk mikado skirt, $5,250 at the Wedding Pavilion at Van Cleve, Paoli. Jenny Packham rhodium earrings, $260 at Elizabeth Johns, Ardmore. Dabakarov five-row diamond tennis bracelet, $29,290 at Bernie Robbins. Shot on the East Balcony.
A dress with a back this striking will stun them whether you’re walking down the aisle or up. Kardelen by Tarik Ediz, an ivory lace gown with an illusion low V-back, $2,640 at Philly Bride, Old City. Erin Cole crystal rhinestone drop earrings, $315 at Elizabeth Johns, Ardmore. Shot in Gallery 164 in front of Cézanne’s The Large Bathers.
Complement the subtle bling in your gown with statement bling in your jewels. Lazaro sparkle tulle ball gown with strapless sweetheart neckline, pleated bodice with jeweled cummerbund and horsehair hem with a chapel train, $4,070 at Bridal Garden, Marlton. 18-karat white-gold and diamond teardrop earrings, $72,000 at Govberg Jewelers. Shot outside the elevators in Gallery 50.
Talk about making an entrance. Inbal Dror sleeveless nude tulle ball gown with a deep V-neck, $9,660 at the Wedding Shoppe, Wayne. Eighteen-karat white-gold diamond cluster earrings, $6,190 at Bernie Robbins. Nadri Celtic knot bracelet, $198 at the Wedding Suite at Nordstrom, King of Prussia.
This article originally appeared in the fall/winter 2015 issue of Philadelphia Wedding. Photography by Chris Crisman. Styling by Wendy Oswald Kinney; assistant styling by Corinne Mangino. Hair and makeup by Alayna Rakes; assistant hair and makeup by Michele Wilderman. Model: Angela Jonsson/Ford Models.
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