Wedding gowns are frequently “busy.” I know my own was — it was festooned with crystals and beading and odd snakes of lace that wound their way about my bodice. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course. It’s just that a busy wedding gown almost inevitably ends up standing on its own. I was too aware of my own gown’s embellishments to add much more than a choker, a pair of matching earrings, and a plain gold bracelet. A veil or bridal tiara would have been serious overkill.
The beauty of simple wedding gowns is that you can go nuts with your bridal accessories… or not. The loveliest among them look wonderful without any embellishments at all.
These wedding gowns are from Vineyard’s 2009 collection and while I’m sure we’d all like to see a few more sleeves, it’s difficult to deny that these dresses are simply stunning.