Best Of 2016: Bridal Gowns

Bridal gowns are one of the most favored elements of a wedding day. For the black tie bride, her wedding dress is a statement piece – one that showcases her personal style and that of her wedding day. Whether it’s a romantic gown detailed in lace or an elegant dress that flatters every curve, there’s a bridal gown that’s a perfect fit for every black tie bride.

In today’s Best Of 2016 post, we’re featuring our favorite wedding gowns from this year. Each one is not only a gorgeous fit for the black tie bride who wore it, but would make a beautiful choice for other brides to consider. Enjoy!


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One: This Vera Wang gown is so stunning! We adore the form fitting style that this bride wears so well. The ruffled skirt and train, though, is the real show stopper! It’s perfectly sophisticated and even adds a romantic element to the dramatic look. See more of this bridal gown in this black tie estate wedding by Heather Cook Elliott Photography.


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Two: This bride’s Monique Lhuillier gown is wonderfully romantic! The ruching adds an elegance to the fitted gown before it flares out into a skirt. Romantic lace details trail down from the bodice to the end of the skirt, and gorgeous tulle sleeves that fall off the shoulders. This look is full of elegance and romance! See more in this elegant Florida waterside wedding by Sunglow Photography.


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Three: This Justin Alexander bridal gown holds a look of vintage romance! We adore the incredible detailing on the bodice, and the high neckline suits this bride’s style beautifully. A full, tulle skirt carries some of the embellishments down from the bodice in a tapered look we can’t help but love. See more of this gown in this romantic black tie wedding by Liz and Ryan.



Four: The details on this Allure wedding gown are so gorgeous! We love the lace detailing that covers the bodice and trails down into the skirt of this modified fit and flare. Beaded embellishments at the neckline and edge of the bodice add interest and elegance to the dress. See more in this elegant Westchester Country Club wedding by Greg Lewis Photography.


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Five: This bridal gown from Posh Bridal was a perfect choice for this bride’s romantic spring wedding! We love the elegance of the v-neck sheath style with a gorgeous train. The lace detailing only adds to the romance of this bridal look! See more in this classic spring Hershey country club wedding by Brianna Wilbur Photography.


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Six: This Hayley Paige gown is nothing short of stunning! We adore the subtle shimmer of the bodice. The sweetheart neckline and slight ruche of the bodice only add to the romance of the look. The skirt is a romantic blend of tulle and beadwork embellishments. Such a gorgeous look! See more in this romantic Pavilions at the Angus Barn wedding by A.J. Dunlap Photography.



Seven: This bridal gown from Mariee Bridal exudes classic style! We love the textured lace work that covers the entire gown. The sweetheart neckline and mermaid style with train works together beautifully to create a timeless bridal style that’s perfect for this black tie bride! See more in this classic Arizona Biltmore wedding by Rachel Solomon.



Eight: This Casablanca Bridal wedding dress is wonderfully elegant! We adore the gorgeous beadwork that details the gown. The unique back is stunning with a mostly open back style and beaded straps that connect to a halter top neckline. It’s such a sophisticated style! See more in this classic Illinois country club wedding by Jill Gum.


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Nine: This gown features a wonderfully sophisticated style. The corset style bodice is gorgeous, and we love the beautiful detailing that trails from bodice to skirt. The fitted style is beautiful on this bride! See more in this elegant black and white Carondelet House wedding by Lukas & Suzy VanDyke.


Black-Tie-Bride-best-wedding-dresses-bridal-gowns-of-2016-wedding-photography-010Ten: This bridal gown from J. Andrew’s Bridal & Formal is absolutely beautiful! We adore the fitted bodice and the beadwork that details it. The tiers of ruffles that make up the skirt boasts of a delightful sophistication. See more of the elegant gown in this stunning black tie villa wedding by Claire Diana Photography.


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