Top 12 Spring 2011 designer wedding dresses.I have always believed in fairytales. I think that belief was written on my heart the day I was born. It shapes every single part of who I am, so it’s no surprise to those who know me that I work at the Wedding Shoppe—where we get the opportunity to help create fairytales every day. Come in and chances are you will find me scouring the blogosphere collecting inspiration for trends, admiring the gorgeous wedding dresses and wedding accessories here at the Shoppe or getting teary-eyed as I watch the latest Capture Studios wedding video. Throughout all of this, I have learned to embrace and translate my hopeless romantic tendencies, love for vintage details, and passion for ruffles into my own personal style. So here it is: my top 12 designer wedding dresses of the spring 2011 collections completely inspired by my "love love love" for love. Check out all of the latest styles this season!>>
Adorned with lace and packaged in a classic silhouette, Casablanca B047 is my idea of a modern, traditional wedding dress. With its sleek, fit-and-flare shape and vintage lace detailing, I think this dress will forever remain timeless. I love the covered buttons down the back and I absolutely adore the beaded bodice. This dress will show off your glamorous side while sticking close to your classic style...it’s like having the best of both worlds.
Eden 2391 grows on me every time I see it. At first glance, it was too couture-like for my taste but I was intrigued by its careful details—the pleated tulle, re-embroidered lace waistline and slim but full skirt. It’s the bohemian version of a ball gown and that’s what I’ve grown to love about it. If I could order this dress in something other than white or ivory, I would strongly consider finding a place for it in my everyday wardrobe. It’s delicate and simply lovely.
#10. Blue by Enzoani Bridal Gown Danbury
If I could travel back in time and live in another era, I would always choose the 1950’s-1960’s—the time of Audrey Hepburn to be exact. Owning a collection of her movies and biographies, I have coveted her lady-like fashion sense ever since I’ve had the mind to choose my own. Blue by Enzoani Danbury is a wedding dress I envision Audrey may have chosen to wear if she were to marry today. I love the full tulle skirt and nipped waistline (and not to mention the fact that it’s accented by a totally gorgeous, jewel-encrusted belt). And just as Cinderella had a fairytale pair of glass slippers, this tea-length wedding dress allows you to find your own pair of equally fabulous wedding shoes to show off (see the beyond perfect Love by Enzoani shoes we have—love, love, love!). Classic and vintage remade for today. I think Audrey would approve.
Out of all the beautiful wedding dresses on my list, this one has to be the most non-traditional. Anais Collezioni is known for designing gowns with the contemporary, chic bride’s style in mind and style AN124 is the epitome of that description. The slim, lace bodice is the perfect complement to my favorite part of the gown—the ruffle and pleated tulle skirt. I love that it’s so different yet somehow weaves in hints of tradition and drama.
Nothing can replace the feeling of luxurious fabrics ,and the silk shantung that makes up Casablanca B043 is one of the reasons I love this bridal gown. The beautiful hand of the fabric allows the asymmetrical pleating throughout the bodice to accent the carefully crafted gather at the hip of the skirt flawlessly. What more could you want on a dress this lovely? Why, sparkles, of course! The beading on the bust is stunning and is just the right amount of glitz on this classic wedding dress. Just imagine all of the accessories you could pair with it...
When I look at this bridal gown, one word comes to mind: ethereal. It almost transports me to another time and place… What do I love most about this gown? Is it the one-shoulder neckline that turns into a tulle train? The lovely little lace embroidered details on the bodice? The trumpet silhouette? Or the way it glistens? Actually, it’s all of the above. This gown screams wonderland to me.
Jasmine T444 is another Audrey-inspired bridal gown. It’s classic, lady-like sophistication. I love the crumb-catcher neckline, fluted shape of the lace bodice and the stark contrast of the slim, trumpet skirt. However, my absolute favorite part of the bridal gown is the covered buttons running down the back of the dress all the way to the hem of the chapel train. Can you say ‘Hollywood Glamour?’
With a couture-like shape and a neckline to die for, I love Jasmine F408. This wedding dress also has one other aspect that catches my eye, the rosette jacquard fabric. Texture is woven into the fabric, which is something I haven’t seen on many designer bridal gowns—another reason why this gorgeous dress makes my list. Accented by a floral waistband and a trumpet silhouette, Jasmine F408 is one of those wedding gowns that combines so many lovely details effortlessly.
Glamour. Romance. Drama. No, I’m not talking about the latest episode of “The Bachelor,” I’m talking about Jasmine T435. This gorgeous ball gown is full of whimsy and romantic details. The tousled skirt is drenched in lace ruffles and organza texture which is exactly why I "love love love" it! Totally dramatic, absolutely beautiful. And a little drama like this never hurts...
Dropped waistlines and texture seem to keep occurring in this list of my favorite bridal gowns and Jasmine T434 is no different. This dress caught my eye because of its structured chaos; the raw edges of organza make up a beautifully crafted pattern within the skirt and it flows into the most gorgeous chapel-length train. It hints at the beautiful wedding gown that Chelsea Clinton wore on her wedding day, at a much more appealing price tag.
If ever there was a more lovely, vintage-inspired wedding dress, it would be this one. Jasmine F413 is one of the most refined and feminine dresses on my list and its unique tiered design is what makes it stand out above the others. This dress proves it’s the little details that count. The delicate lace pattern on the bodice and the sweetest little bow embellishment on the waist are just two of the reasons I fell in love with it. Need I explain more?
Farlow by Enzoani paints a picture of enchantment to me. I get lost and wind up in a dreamlike state due to its tulle and lace skirt. And if this isn’t enough of a reason to love this bridal gown, I have another reason: a perfectly sparkly reason. Nestled within the ruffles of this whimsical skirt is a Swarovski crystal bow appliqué—quite simply the most perfect appliqué that was ever created. I believe this dress was designed with a hopeless romantic in mind. Someone who believes that everyone deserves a fairytale. Someone like me!
Underneath fairytale dreams and ruffles you will find my favorite designer wedding dresses for this season. Stay tuned for my list of favorite designer bridesmaid dresses and prom dresses; the romance and drama are sure to continue. For more spring favorites, check out Sarah's and Laura's Top Spring Wedding Dresses lists, too.
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