23 Dec

Our favorite wedding dresses of 2013

categories Wedding Wardrobe

And just like that, it’s the last week of 2013, eeeep! Don’t mind us if we seem a little emotional. It’s been such a fabulous year in weddings, parties, inspiration shoots, and DIY’s. So before we get ready for all of the beauty to come in 2014, let us reminisce over all the lace, ombre (it was kind of the year for this trend, right?), sequin, tulle, and handmade dresses that graced our blog these past twelve months. 2014 brides, consider this your handy little wedding dress guide to keep in your pocket aka Pinterest board, for inspiration!

Claire Pettibone wedding dress | photo by Elizabeth Messina | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2013/01/03/romantic-wedding-inspiration/

Dress: Claire Pettibone wedding dress | Photo by: Elizabeth Messina | View wedding!

Handmade wedding gown | photo by Benj Haisch Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2013/12/03/art-deco-vancouver-wedding-jade-ryan/

Dress: Handmade | Photo by: Benj Haisch Photography | View wedding!

Jenny Packham wedding dress | Photo by Jessica Lorren Organic Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2013/08/13/glitzy-garden-wedding-inez-matthew/

Dress: Jenny Packham wedding dress | Photo by: Jessica Lorren Organic Photography | View wedding!

Shabby Apple wedding dress | photo by Andrey Mikityuk | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2013/10/10/union-station-nebraska-wedding-jaron-lisa/

Dress: Shabby Apple wedding dress | Photo by: Andrey Mikityuk | View wedding!

Anna Campbell wedding dress | photo by Byron Loves Fawn | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2013/07/01/australian-wedding-tamara-andrew/

Dress: Anna Campbell wedding dress | Photo by: Byron Loves Fawn | View wedding!

Badgley Mischka wedding dress | photo by Harper Smith | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2013/08/29/bohemian-ojai-wedding/

Dress: Badgley Mischka wedding dress | Photo by: Harper Smith | View wedding!

Martha Webb ombre wedding dress | photo by Jenny Markham | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2013/06/19/indie-southern-california-bohemian-wedding-paige-keith/

Dress: Martha Webb ombre wedding dress | Photo by: Jenny Markham | View wedding!

Handmade vintage wedding dress | photo by Nancy Neil  | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2013/03/06/beverly-hills-backyard-wedding-nancy-neil/

Dress: Handmade vintage wedding dress | Photo by: Nancy Neil | View wedding!

Jorge Manuel wedding dress | photo by Max Wanger | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2013/04/15/southern-california-wedding-amanda-tim-part-1/

Dress: Jorge Manuel wedding dress | Photo by: Max Wanger | View wedding!

Tear, our Amanda’s wedding was by far our favorite wedding of the year!

Handmade wedding dress | photo by Ciara Richardson | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2013/03/20/romantic-salt-lake-city-wedding-tauri-dylan/

Dress: Handmade vintage wedding dress | Photo by: Ciara Richardson | View wedding!

Monique Lhuillier reception gown | photo by Max Wanger | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2013/04/15/southern-california-wedding-amanda-tim-part-2/

Dress: Monique Lhuillier reception gown | Photo by: Max Wanger | View wedding!

Joan Shum Brides wedding gown | Photo by Jose Villa | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2013/05/07/southern-california-wedding-cortnie-donny/

Dress: Joan Shum Brides wedding gown | Photo by: Jose Villa | View wedding!

Lazaro wedding dress | photo by Kallima Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2013/07/15/elegant-florida-art-museum-wedding-heather-carson/

Dress: Lazaro wedding dress | Photo by: Kallima Photography | View wedding!

And Something Blue wedding gown | photo by Jessica Burke Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2013/06/19/vintage-navy-and-pink-wedding-inspiration-giveaway/

Dress: And Something Blue wedding dress | Photo by: Jessica Burke Photography | View wedding!

Ines de Santo wedding dress | photo by Annabella Charles | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2013/05/20/romantic-southern-wedding-inspiration/

Dress: Ines de Santo wedding dress | Photo by: Annabella Charles | View wedding!

Amsale wedding dress | photo by Taylor Lord | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2013/04/01/vintage-austin-wedding-rachel-clint-part-1/

Dress: Amsale wedding dress | Photo by: Taylor Lord | View wedding!

Reem Acra wedding dress | photo by The Mullers | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2013/03/18/rustic-vintage-nebraska-wedding-lisa-aaron/

Dress: Reem Acra wedding dress | Photo by: The Mullers | View wedding!

Jenny Packham wedding gown | photo by Jeremy Harwell | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2013/03/05/savannah-love-story/

Dress: Jenny Packham wedding gown | Photo by: Jeremy Harwell | View wedding!

Tadashi Shoji wedding dress | Photo by Let’s Frolic Together | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2013/09/30/vintage-woodland-california-wedding-rachel-andrew/

Dress: Tadashi Shoji wedding dress | Photo by: Let’s Frolic Together | View wedding!

CHLOE wedding dress | photo by Nancy Neil | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2013/01/09/figueroa-mountain-farmhouse-wedding-emily-drew/

Dress: CHLOE wedding dress | Photo by: Nancy Neil | View wedding!

Randi Rahm wedding dress | photo by Elisabeth Millay | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2013/01/16/stonover-farm-wedding-inspiration

Dress: Randi Rahm wedding dress | Photo by: Elisabeth Millay | View wedding!

Watters wedding dress | photo by Charlotte Jenks Lewis | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2013/01/08/new-jersey-botanical-wedding-caitlin-jarrod/

Dress: Watters wedding dress | Photo by: Charlotte Jenks Lewis | View wedding!

Va Et Vien wedding dress from Anthropologie | Photo by The Why We Love | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2013/08/12/intimate-california-vineyard-wedding-elaine-mitch-hammersky-paso-robles/

Dress: Va Et Vien wedding dress | Photo by: The Why We Love | View wedding!

Claire Pettibone wedding dress | photo by Apryl Ann Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2013/05/21/romantic-spring-wedding-ideas/

Dress: Claire Pettibone wedding dress | Photo by: Apryl Ann Photography | View wedding!

Sigh… beautiful brides, aren’t they? Y’all continue to amaze us every day. There are so many cuts and styles, and the inspiration for wedding dresses is seriously endless. If you want to continue swooning over pretty dresses, make sure to pop over to our Pinterest board!

Make sure to also check out our favorite wedding cakes and bouquets from 2013!

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  1. All of these are so beautiful. I honestly can’t pick a favorite. Great job!

  2. I think the Shabby Apple dress is actually Nicole Miller’s “Lauren.” Definitely a gorgeous dress!

  3. While I’m at it, the gown from Something Blue is Amanda Garrett’s “Snowflake.” :)

  4. These dresses are absolutely beautiful, so inspiring (the third one down is stunning!) xx

  5. My absolute favourites (if I may choose two, please) are the Jenny Packham and that by Claire Pettibone. I love dresses that actually flatter a woman’s physique with a touch of glamour and elegance; I think every bride should look like that.. visit http://elliotclaire.com/

  6. These dresses are stunning! Great pics! Would love to see some more mother of the bride gowns on the blog someday. I’ve seen some nice ones at: http://www.johncharles.co.uk/

  7. These are all so, so stunning!! I can’t imagine trying to narrow down so many dresses into just a few favorites!

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