• Carolina Herrera wedding dress
  • Elizabeth Fillmore wedding dress
  • Wedding Style Ideas - Jenny Packham wedding dress
  • Marchesa wedding dress
  • Wedding Style Ideas - Amy Kuschel wedding dress
  • Wedding Style Ideas - Claire Pettibone wedding dress
  • Wedding Style Ideas - Tara LaTour wedding dress
  • Wedding Style Ideas - Temperley wedding dress
  • Wedding Style Ideas - Jenny Packham wedding dress
  • Wedding Style Ideas - Monique Lhuillier wedding dress
  • Wedding Style Ideas - Nicole Miller wedding dress
  • Wedding Style Ideas - Rivini wedding dress
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Uptown Style - A black-tie wedding in a grand ballroom requires a formal wedding gown. A voluminous ball gown or figure-hugging mermaid with ornate embellishments will fit in perfectly. This elegant Carolina Herrera wedding dress has an asymmetrical neckline with a large bow detail at the shoulder and a crystal-encrusted belt at the waist.
Photography courtesy Carolina Herrera
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Uptown Style - A silk crêpe V-neck sheath with metallic silver lace trim by Elizabeth Fillmore is accessorised with a matching cutaway cape with metallic lace closure.
Photography courtesy Elizabeth Fillmore
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Uptown Style - A sheath with a draped bodice and keyhole by Jenny Packham has jewel-encrusted detailing along the neckline and sleeves.
Photography courtesy Jenny Packham
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Uptown Style - A layer of tulle slightly covers a silver embroidered bodice and skirt by Marchesa. An illusion neckline with beading in a fan pattern is mimicked at the waistline.
Photography courtesy Marchesa
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Great Outdoors - An outdoor wedding near the mountains or in a field suggests an A-line, trumpet or sheath silhouette. Various not-too-delicate laces, such as Alençon and guipure, will work well, especially if you’re planning on accessorising with a pair of cowboy boots underneath. Amy Kuschel’s Rose Blossom sheath has a sweetheart neckline, cap sleeves and a silk organza sash.
Photography courtesy Amy Kuschel
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Great Outdoors - Claire Pettibone’s ethereal collection includes this lace gown with an iridescent green embroidery overlay and pastel ribbons trailing down the back.
Photography courtesy Claire Pettibone
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Great Outdoors - A strapless gown from Tara LaTour has swag detailing on the skirt and a rust-coloured sash at the waist.
Photography courtesy Tara LaTour
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Great Outdoors - Temperley Bridal’s structured corset gown features a corded French lace bodice, and the skirt is adorned with an embroidered belt.
Photography courtesy Temperley
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Beachy & Breezy - For a beach wedding, a bride should choose a gown made of light material such as tulle or chiffon. The breeze from the ocean will give you a great photo op as the soft layers blow in the wind. Jenny Packham’s gown features floral embellishments on a halter neckline and a low-cut back.
Photography courtesy Jenny Packham
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Beachy & Breezy - A lace sheath wedding gown by Monique Lhuillier features draped tulle detail and short Juliette sleeves.
Photography courtesy Monique Lhuillier
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Beachy & Breezy - Nicole Miller’s unadorned low-cut sheath has criss-cross strap detailing in the back.
Photography courtesy Nicole Miller
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Beachy & Breezy - This Rivini wedding dress has a high slit at the front of the skirt, floral detailing on the shoulder straps and a plunging cowl back.
Photography courtesy Rivini

Your wedding location will dictate not only the style of the event but your wedding-day look as well. It’s important to select your date and venue before purchasing your wedding dress so that the gown’s style complements the wedding’s look and feel.

For example, a bride getting married at Four Seasons Hotel New York might wear a dramatic ball gown or a sophisticated sheath. At a beach wedding at Four Seasons Resort Maui, a breezier style would work well for any ceremony overlooking the Pacific Ocean. In the rustic setting of Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole, a relaxed A-line would probably be best.

While ball gowns are back (see our favourite ball gowns for Spring 2013 here), brides saying “I do” in any part of the world are sure to find the dress whether their nuptials are on the beach, in a garden or within a grand ballroom. Not sure what will work for each setting? Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Uptown Style

  • A black-tie wedding in a grand ballroom requires a formal wedding gown.
  • A voluminous ball gown or figure-hugging mermaid with ornate embellishments will fit in perfectly.

Great Outdoors

  • An outdoor wedding near the mountains or in a field suggests an A-line, trumpet or sheath silhouette.
  • Various not-too-delicate laces, such as Alençon and guipure, will work well, especially if you’re planning on accessorising with a pair of cowboy boots underneath. (A great photo op!)

Beachy & Breezy

  • For a beach wedding, a bride should choose a gown made of light material such as tulle or chiffon.
  • In addition to a light-weight gown being more comfortable for a beach setting, the breeze from the ocean will whisk your dress in the wind for dramatic effect.
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Beach Weddings, Bridal Events, City Weddings, Countryside Weddings, Destination Weddings, Wedding Dresses

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