Wedding Gowns: Spring 2012

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Stop, and take time to swoon! It’s in the wedding planning manifesto. So, we’re taking time today to swoon over just a few of our favorite wedding gowns from the spring 2012 collection. Of course, everything looks amazing on models, but these wedding gowns ARE amazing–so soft and feminine!

What style wedding dress is your favorite? Do you have a favorite designer?

Ball Gowns

{left} Carolina Herrera   {right} Aria {& with pockets!}

Designer Wedding Gowns


Ball Gowns

{left} Pronovias  {right} Rivini

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Trumpet Wedding Gowns

{left} Pronovias  {right} Vera Wang

designer trumpet wedding gowns


Short Wedding Gowns

{left} Kate Spade  {middle} Jim Hjelm {right} Kate Spade

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A-line Wedding Gowns

{left} Liancarlo {right} Jim Hjelm

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Sheath Wedding Gowns

{left} Ines Di Santo Sheath {middle} Claire Pettibone  {right} Tara Keely

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All images via: Martha Stewart Weddings spring 2012 collection


Vintage Remade: Illusion Necklines

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The sheer beauty of the illusion neckline …  another wedding trend offering a nod to the past. Kate rocked a royal one. Audrey Hepburn rocked one at the Oscars. And of course, we’re seeing these lovelies pop up in wedding gowns for spring 2012. Why so popular? I think it’s because the sheer coverage around the neckline, shoulders and arms is sexy yet modest at the same time. And, no sliding like you’d have with a strapless dress. A perfect combination.

What do you think of illusion neckline gowns? Love them or leave them in the past?

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2012 wedding dress trend: illusion neckline


top: Kate & William via CBS, Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy at the Oscars via Life
bottom: {left} Marchesa {middle}Legends by Romona Keveza {top right} {bottom right} Monique Lhullier



Colored Wedding Dresses

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I love what’s coming down the runway for spring 2012 … colored wedding dresses! Soft and muted, these colored wedding dresses look so airy and romantic–fun to wear! Hmmm, would I wear a colored wedding dress–if given the chance again? I just might. What do you think of the muted colored wedding dress trend? Love it or leave it?

Let’s take a look at a few lovelies.

a celadon green from Vera Wang


Blush tulle from Monique Lhullier

Floral embroidered “green tea” from Reem Acra

Pale pink ombre from Claire Pettibone

Ice-blue tulle ball gown from Jenny Bridal

Soft-pink silk organza w/ruffled skirt from Oscar de la Renta

Blush ballerina from Monique Lhullier

Crystal-embellished tulle gown from Watters

images via Martha Stewart Weddings



Tea Length Wedding Dresses 2

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We featured this dress here quite a while ago and it continues to be a favorite among you all … I’m not surprised, it is gorgeous!

I thought you might like the detailing on these lovelies too- from Anthropologie’s Bhldn collection

This one is called “Floral Artwork Dress” has crocheted lace bits on top and a bubbled organza overlay with hand-jeweled flower appliques underneath. Exquisite vintage-looking chic.

This sweet little dupioni silk number is the Pinwheel Tea Dress and in all its glory has a pleated bodice, swirling pinwheel appliques and layers of tulle. *LOVE*

Need more inspiration? Here’s a teaser from the Midsummer Bride Collection from vintage bridal designer Amy Jo Tatum of Bride Chic

THE MADELYN DRESS has 7 layers of tea-dyed tulle skirt with a bodice of chantilly lace. Matching tulle shawl and tie-belt. From the model to the styling, everything about this image is just stunning! {Photography by Dominic Colacchio}

Domnic Colacchio Photography

Which dress is your favorite?


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