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100 Layer Cake best of 2016: wedding dresses

December 29, 2016

OK, so now you’ve seen our favorite wedding cakes + bridal bouquets, and even our top real weddings of the 2016. But what about the main event? This year’s bridal gowns were so fun to fawn over because they didn’t all follow a specific trend or theme. In fact, we saw everything from delicate hand-beaded dresses to vintage inspired embroidery to sleek modern gowns in the mix. If 2016 taught us anything it’s that it’s a-ok to go against the grain and make a statement on your wedding day… Even if it means twirling around in a two-piece ensemble a la the look below:

LOHO bride wedding gown

No one proved the above sentiment more than LOHO bride when they shared these dresses during their West Hollywood launch party. Photo by Jon Cu.

Wedding dress

Gown from LOHO Bride | Photo by Greg Finck Photography​ | See LOHO Bride’s launch party! Bohemian wedding dress

Gown + veil by Grace Loves Lace | Photo by LOVE + WOLVES CO | See wedding! Modern wedding dress

Gown by Romona Keveza from Joan Pillow Bridal | Photo by Margot Landen | See wedding! Red Vera Wang wedding dress

Gown by Vera Wang | Photo by Evynn LeValley | See wedding! Bespoke wedding gown

Bespoke gown by Huda Al Nuaimi | Photo by We Heart Pictures | See wedding! ModCloth wedding dress

Gown by ModCloth | Photo by Mary Costa Photography | See bridal shoot!

(Had a blast styling up the Gilded Grace Lace dress in Champagne for ModCloth. Did we mention it’s only $175?)

Amanda Wakeley Cleopatra Gown

Gown by Amanda Wakeley from The White Dress | Photo by Tyler Rye Photography | See elopement! Bohemian wedding dress

Gown by Needle & Thread | Photo by Ellie Koleen | See wedding!

(Just one of four gowns our bride was outfitted in by her stylist friend for her Italy wedding.)

 By Lillian West wedding gown

Gown by Lillian West from The Bride’s Shop| Photo by Chantel Marie  | See wedding! Rue de Seine bohemian wedding dress

Gown by Rue de Seine from The Dress Theory | Photo by Brittany of Reality and Retrospect Photography | See wedding!

And of course, we had to throw a modern bohemian bridal gown in the mix. We saw every wedding dress style under the sun in 2016, can you even imagine what next year will bring?! Pop in tomorrow for the last of our best-of posts: wedding decor! Spoiler alert, it’s verrrry impressive.