Dreams of Persia in the Sareh Nouri Fall 2016 Collection

The designer was inspired by ancient Persian artwork for these dreamy wedding dresses.

Dreams of Persia in the Sareh Nouri Fall 2016 Collection

Photo: Syed Yaqeen

When designing her Fall 2016 collection, Sareh Nouri reached into her own heritage for inspiration. The detailed patterns and designs of Persian mosaics, calligraphy, and weaving provided the basis for the classic ball gowns, A-line dresses, and fit-and-flare styles of the collection. "The fabrics, laces, and patterns that I selected and designed for this collection are reminiscent of an ancient, yet modern artistic culture,” Nouri says.

Swirling, intricate laces are on display as delicate sleeves and dramatic trains. Lace overlays skim atop feminine gowns with sweetheart necklines. Other standout designs feature sculpted, architectural details such as a "knot" on the bodice, folded fabric reminiscent of a double-breasted jacket, and a fit-and-flare dress with a skirt of curving layers. For the bride desiring a silhouette that enhances her figure, a mermaid gown offers a body-skimming bodice with a frothy, gauzy skirt. The most dramatic gown in the collection is undoubtedly the pale blue ball gown, which features a sculpted "bow" on the waist.

Check out Sareh Nouri's entire Fall 2016 collection in the slideshow above! For more wedding dress inspiration, visit our photo galleries and read more about the collections seen at bridal fashion week here.

Photos by Syed Yaqeen