Whether your wedding plans include a stained-glass Catholic ceremony, an intimate outdoor gathering, or a regal reception, you deserve a dress that matches your wedding venue and celebration vibe. Take a look at our hand-picked selection of gorgeous wedding gowns that complement different wedding themes, venues, seasons and styles!
1. Modern Elegance
These gorgeous gowns are perfect for the bride who loves classic elements with a clean, contemporary twist.
Texture can instantly transform an entire design, and Reem Acra is an expert on bringing flutter and fantasy to the fold. Taking a classic sweetheart wedding gown silhouette, Acra adds a feminine 3D pattern reminiscent of flower petals and butterfly wings. The designer’s unique form of applique trickles down from the bodice of the gown throughout the waist and skirt for an overall dynamic, diaphanous look. This gown is equally suited for a sweet garden wedding or a chic, cosmopolitan reception.
A one-shoulder wedding gown by Peter Langner features smooth satin fabric combined with prominent folds for an understated yet contemporary silhouette. Fall 2020 bridal collections are full of statement sleeves, and this design is no exception. A floor-length train is attached at the shoulder for a very modern touch, making this regal wedding gown a go-to choice for intimate, elegant wedding celebrations and destination weddings alike.
2. Effortlessly Romantic
These wedding dresses are full of romance, for the bride who loves soft layers and a never-ending supply of flowers.
Ultra-feminine and full of fluttering layers, shimmering embroidery and exquisite floral appliques, the Bellagio collection from contemporary couture darling Julie Vino is one to fall head-over-heels in love with. A dreamy, full-skirted, natural-waist wedding gown evokes an air of modern romance with its stylized leaf pattern, and the combination of structured corset bodice with a delicate, ruched-tulle off-the-shoulder neckline.
Southern-born Allison Webb knows that Houston brides love romance and femininity. She is also a master of craftsmanship, with her background working alongside Oscar De La Renta, and her experience designing exquisite embellishments. These qualities come together in her new collection, featuring the delicate, youthful “Ambrose,” wedding gown: an embellished fit-and-flare dress with a corset bodice, detachable off-the-shoulder straps and subtly sparkling tulle overskirt.
3. Sophisticated & Seductive
The modern bride, both confident and chic, deserves a gown that fits her form flawlessly and highlights her assets.
For the fall 2020 bridal season, high slits made a major statement on the runway, encouraging brides to show a little more leg. This couture design by Ines Di Santo is no exception, featuring both a plunging deep-V neckline and thigh-high skirt slit. Shimmering beaded patterns and floral applique adds even more allure to this gorgeous bridal gown, which is understated enough for an al-fresco or tented wedding, but detailed enough for a major black-tie wedding.
With its figure-flattering mermaid silhouette, sheer sleeves and intricate beading, this Justin Alexander Signature wedding gown is a fabulous fit for curvy brides who want to show off their shape. It’s no wonder the design house decided to feature famed body-positive influencer Iskra Lawrence modeling this magnificent wedding dress! Sexy yet demure, the combination of collarbone-grazing Sabrina neckline and plunging V is a knockout, this gown is a great option for vintage, industrial-chic and ultra-glamorous wedding venues, and can be worn for fall, winter or spring weddings.
4. Rustic Romance
These wedding dresses are perfect for a vineyard or barn wedding complete with wood farm tables, twinkle lights, and dancing under the stars.
Though Madeline Gardner is widely known for her extravagant ballgowns and exquisite beadwork, this bridal collection from her Morilee line is filled with options for Texas brides who want the perfect balance of rustic charm and romantic details. An appliqued, V-neck, A-line gown with a delicately scalloped hem allows for ease of movement, while a concentration of detail at the back creates an alluring bustle effect.
This fun, high-low wedding gown from Hayley Paige features a breezy cascading skirt and an open back. A wedding dress with this much movement and airflow will keep you cool throughout both the wedding ceremony and an evening reception full of dancing. When paired with white booties or the right bridal headpiece, this ensemble becomes the perfect elegance-meets-country look.
5. Refined & Regal
These wedding dresses are tailor-made for the bride who craves refinement, elegance and structure.
If your idea of bridal perfection is sleek, refined and perfectly fitted, the new bridal collection from Kelly Faetanini has a lot to offer, from luxurious crepe fit-and-flare gowns to structured wedding gowns that combine lace with neoprene (yes, really… and they’re gorgeous!). Among our favorite styles is an effortlessly chic ivory Mikado A-line gown with crisp but feminine construction and an alluring keyhole back.
Spanish fashion house Pronovias is known for gowns that stay true to their traditional European heritage. This, of course, includes stately princess silhouettes, glossy Mikado silks, and understated embellishments. An A-line off-the-shoulder wedding gown with a spray of sparkling white beading across the bodice features demure buttons down the back, and, in a totally modern twist, pockets!
Looking for more wedding gown inspiration? Check out our last wedding dress blog post, “3 Lovely Lace Wedding Gowns” or follow our Wedding Gown Pinterest board!