Perfect for a Summer Wedding
The season's freshest bridal dresses capture refined elegance. From delicate embroidery to exquisite detailing, classic ball-gown style and contemporary wedding dresses inspire the essence of a warm summer day.
Delightful by Design
Showcased with the sheer ivory overlay is a multi-colored floral bodice on this classic gown ($830) by DaVinci, from Dreams Do Come True.
Feel Like a Princess
The silver banded empire waist on this ivory chiffon A-line gown ($2,210) by Henry Roth and studded tiara ($199) from One Enchanted Evening offer dainty details for a beautiful princess bride.
This traditional lace wedding dress ($759) by Casablanca, from Dreams Do Come True, contours gracefully as it features a subtle V-neckline, beaded lace and straps. Bridal bouquet provided by McCandless Floral.
Splendor of Texture
Take in the rich touch of an embroidered bodice in ivory matte-satin and a tulle ball-gown skirt ($729) by Casablanca Bridal and beaded-trim veil ($136), from Lace & Promises. Her lily rose cascade bouquet with jeweled butterfly, dendrobium orchids and pink stargazers with cream rose from McCandless Floral.
The Romance of the Day
Speak volumes of love in this ivory-nude English-net, hand-embroidered and beaded sheath dress with modified sweep, double strap and scoop neck by Lazaro ($3,480) and pear-shaped rhinestone and clear crystal tiara ($290) from The Bridal Beginning.
Freshness of the Season
Nothing says a summertime wedding like this short dress with halter rope neckline and yellow and white beading on empire waist ($259) by Faviana Couture, from One Enchanted Evening. Her white-daisy bouquet with mint- green carnations and yellow roses is from McCandless Floral.
The Beauty of a Bride
Feel gorgeous in this strapless, ivory beaded and lace bodice with tiered chiffon skirt ($569) by Jasmine, from Lace & Promises.
- The Bridal Beginning, 450 Cochran Road, Mount Lebanon; 412/343-6677, bridalbeginning.com.
- Dreams Do Come True, 5349 William Flynn Highway, Gibsonia; 724/443-0400, dreamsdocometruestore.com.
- Lace & Promises, 1801 Washington Rd., Upper St. Clair; 412/833-5113, laceandpromises.net.
- One Enchanted Evening, 11269 Perry Highway, Pine Township; 724/934-4330, oneenchantedevening.biz.
Hair and makeup by Amber Altany. Shot inside Studio B, WQED Multimedia. Bridal bouquets provided by McCandless Floral, 8105 Perry Highway; 412/367-8708, mccandlessfloralinc.com. Model provided by The Docherty Agency, downtown; 412/765-1400, dochertyagency.com.