Welcome to Wedding Week by chic Saturday!  It's been a beautiful and enlightening journey to this point.  From reception sites and wedding themes to flowers and favors, I feel like I've learned so much about all the options brides have to choose from when creating their perfect day.  So many wonderful possibilities exist, each made to suit you and your style.

Now, the time has come to turn our attention to the one major component of that dream wedding that everyone is always, always so curious about.....the dress.  If you've been a bride or are preparing to be one {and even if you're not} you know how much time, thought and tearing up {happily of course!} goes into finding the one unique gown that is yours and yours alone.  For those of you at the start of this endeavor, please enjoy.....for those of you who will be a bride someday, here's to great inspiration.  Let's take a look...

This lace overlay gown with button detailing is gorgeous place to start.  Captured so beautifully by Kori Hudson, this dress is both elegant and romantic.  I especially love the look of the lace backing that demurely meets the bodice.  I would normally not choose something with this much lace, however, the style and design used here are simply perfect to me. 

Wedding dress - Veronica wedding dress

Timeless, classic beauty that exudes the likes of icons like Grace Kelly ~ that is what comes to mind immediately upon viewing this one.  A sheer three-quarter length sleeve adds a sense of modesty to the otherwise strapless bodice giving this Veronica dress by Lyn Ashworth a ladylike allure that beckons back to a by gone era.

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Buttons up the back have long been a favorite of mine.  I do enjoy simple details and to me, they just say "bride".  This romantic choice by Allure Bridals features an A-line silhouette and lace v-neck backing that make for a striking pose.

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So simple, yet so striking.  I love the way the back of this gown gracefully drapes down the shoulders before meeting with the champagne silk sash.  Beautiful.


No bridal gown post would be complete for me without a nod to the modern day style icon, Kate Middleton.  This dress was designed with Kate in mind as is evident from the v-shaped neckline and sheer lace sleeves that continue over the covered back. A royal beauty.

So there are several of what I consider my top picks for the dream gown.  As with all aspects of planning your wedding, the options here are amazing and plentiful.  Now, I can not end without mentioning a small yet highly significant detail each and every bride adores.....

The shoe

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As all great shoe girls know, never underestimate the power of a shoe, for it can change your life forever......just ask Cinderella.

Happy Ever After to all the brides.....Past, Present and Future
XOXO...chic Saturday