12 Ball Gowns to Inspire Your Wedding-Day Look

See dreamy and chic fairy-tale dresses with full skirts from real weddings and styled shoots.

12 Ball Gowns to Inspire Your Wedding-Day Look

Photo: Travis Harris Photography

Very few wedding-planning moments are quite as iconic as a bride’s search for the perfect gown. Some women look forward to this experience for years, visualizing the first moment they walk out of the dressing room to their awaiting entourage and getting that all-important “ohhh” from everyone. Before shopping – at times, even before an engagement – some search for styles and silhouettes they like most to get ahead of the game. Going into your hunt for a bridal gown with a vague idea of what you’d like is important and will help to move the process along.

Not every bride wants to feel exactly like a princess on her wedding day – but there are the many who dream about evoking a royal elegance as they float down the aisle. Couples who put a fairy-tale spin on their nuptials take their attire quite seriously, and what better way to showcase your chosen motif than to select a statement dress with a grand, full skirt. If you’re considering this type of ensemble for your big day, see photos of opulent ball gowns from real weddings and styled shoots below, and be sure to click on each picture for further inspiration.

Photo by Artisan Events; Bridal Gown by Monique Lhuillier; Wedding Planning & Design by Hope Weis Consulting

Photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography; Wedding Planning & Design by Très Chic Southern Weddings & Events

Photo by Krista Mason Photography; Bridal Salon: Jinza Couture Bridal; Linens from Luxe Linen; Rentals from Revelry Event Designers

Photo by Callaway Gable; Wedding Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events

Photo by Travis Harris Photography; Bridal Gown by Ines Di Santo

Photo by Danette Pascarella Photography

Photography by Jen Yuson Photography; Bridal Salon: Kleinfeld Bridal

Photo by Abby Jiu Photography; Wedding Planning & Design by EVOKE

Photo by KT Merry Photography; Wedding Planning & Design by Posh Parties

Photo by Victoria Angela Photography; Bridal Gown by Ines Di Santo; Wedding Planning & Design by Très Chic Southern Weddings & Events

View gorgeous gowns from Jinza Couture Bridal's newest collection, read our guide to bridal dress fittings, and get tips on how to select the perfect wedding ensemble.