31 Dec

Let’s talk about dresses. Lace, vintage, strapless, beaded, ruffled, sparkly… we could go on. Point is, wedding dresses come in all shapes, sizes, and colors and we love ’em for that. We’ve heard stories from brides that have had that ‘love at first sight’ moment with the first dress they try on, sometimes it takes months, or sometimes you just got to go the custom route. Whichever way this brides did it, they chose wisely. We’re going to let them shine one more time in hopes they inspire all you brides-to-be!

ps. Click on each photo to take you to the full post to view these dresses in all their glory.

Monique Lhullier wedding dress

Sarah Yates is a dear friend and fabulous wedding photographer, so it was extra special to share her elopement this year. And that Monique Lhuillier ruffled beauty? We love how Sarah paired it with a hot pink cardi! {Photo by Max Wanger}

Jason Wu wedding dress

This could possibly be one of the best dresses to wear for a vineyard wedding, no? The bride, Jooin makes it look effortlessly beautiful. {Photo by Trent Bailey}

vera wang wedding dress

You may remember seeing this dress in our favorite weddings post earlier today. Well, yeah… this dress was not like any dress we saw this year. Thank you Vera! {Photo by Lisa Poggi}

Monique Lhullier wedding dress

As much as we loved all the styled wedding shoots that came our way, we also loved the more minimal bridal shoots that focused on beautiful photography and pretty dresses like the ones in this shoot by Elizabeth Messina.

Ines di Santo wedding dress

Every now and then we saw a bride wearing a blush gown, but the silhouette of this va va voom Ines di Santo gown made our hearts flutter! {Photo by Jen Huang}

Reem Acra wedding dress

Some dresses were just made for certain brides. It became obvious to us when we saw Alecia in this Reem Acra jeweled cap sleeve gown. {Photo by Avery House}

 Ines di Santo wedding dress

This gorgeous Ines Di Santo dress is from Nikki + Andrew’s wedding and photographed by the lovely Caroline Tran.

Andrea Gorrie wedding dress

Melissa selected a beautiful piece of French chantilly lace and went with customizing a simple A-line gown that would show it off. It was the perfect look for her vintage Australian wedding. So classic! {Photo by Louisa Bailey}

Catherine Malandrino wedding dress

Choosing the right dress for a beach wedding can sometimes be a little tricky. We loved how Lauren chose a Catherine Malandrino crochet maxi dress. It was a nice little ode to their Mexican destination wedding! {Photo by Emily Blake}

vintage dress wedding dress

To stay within a budget of $7k Amy had to get creative with their Australian wedding. There had to be a lot of vintage and second hand shopping + DIY details, including her retro styled wedding dress handmade by her mother. {Photo by Brown Paper Parcel}

Reem Acra wedding dress

One photo from this Palm Springs wedding just doesn’t do this wedding nor the dress justice, so might as well just click on over to the full post! {Photo by Max Wanger}

Vera Wang wedding dress

Is it any surprise that there’s another Vera Wang on the list? Wow. This was one of those wedding dresses we wish we could see and feel in person. Stunning detailing! {Photo by Tamiz Photography}

Claire La Faye wedding dress

For those not afraid to rock a bit of color come wedding day, blush is always such a romantic choice. {Photo by Danielle Capito}

Pronovias wedding dress

If there were a wedding dress that could be inspired by the ocean it’s this Pronovias one. Swoon… those layers are something else, right?  {Photo by Simply Rosie}

Anne Ventresco wedding dress

Big Sur’s rich bohemian history was the muse for Britt’s barefoot bridal look. She ditched the shoes and forwent the veil, opting instead for beachy waves and a floral crown and this backless Anne Ventresco gown. {Photo by onelove photography}

 Claire Pettibone wedding dress

FYI we secretly want Tara’s dress. Her entire wedding was breathtaking! {Photo by Dan O’ Day}

Stunning, right? We are just dying to see what 2013 brides will be wearing!

We couldn’t let these beauties pass us by either. Click through for more of our favorite wedding dresses:

California Vintage County Fair wedding  / French Impressionist Style Shoot / Sparkly pink ombre California wedding / New Orleans wedding / Eclectic Napa Valley wedding / Savannah wedding / Sonoma California Jewish wedding / Santa Barbra wedding / Modern Florida wedding /Alternative wedding dresses  / 1920′s Flapper wedding /  Pelican Inn wedding / Indie Los Angeles wedding / North Carolina wedding / Philadelphia bohemian wedding / Favorites from Fall Bridal Market 2013

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Comments

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  5. My personal favorites: 7, 10, 11, 12 :) )

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  9. Very beautiful dresses…. Have a nice new year!

  10. The Ines Di Santo with paillettes (7th from the top) is missing a credit to Caroline Tran Photography. :)

  11. Perfectly styled. elegant, classy, and with the perfect amount of sparkle. Love everything about it!

  12. Thank your photos, great inspiration for us . You are a star and already in our bookmarks .

    Greetings from Greece,
    Nick

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