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 Justin DeMutiis Photography; Wedding Planning & Design by Très Chic Southern Weddings & Events
Photo by Callaway Gable; Wedding Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events
Photo by Ira Lippke Studios
Photo by Travis Harris Photography; Bridal Gown by Ines Di Santo
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