My Top 20 All-Time Favorite Wedding Gowns

Hello all my loves out there! How are all of you? I hope you’re healthy & happy this February morn. I can’t believe it is already ❀Valentine’s Day❀ this week! Which also means, for me, that my youngest daughter is turning Sweet 16! Omgoodness!! πŸ˜‹ (sorry but here comes a Proud Mom Moment)

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Isn't she πŸ’—BeautifulπŸ’—?!

It seriously feels like I was just 16…wow.
I do want to apologize to anyone who has been waiting for me to do this post. I have been wanting to do it for a while, but I hadn’t felt very well. But I’m back now!! Yay πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ˜Š
These gowns I want to share today are my all-time favs. Everytime I see them I *swoon* just as much as I did the 1st time. They all just took my breath away (insert cheesy 80’s song here). Most of the gowns will be from 2015, but not all. Thus why this isn’t a favs of 2015 post lol. I will let you know which ones are from where like always 😊 Because it’s sorta the whole point if I’m actually trying to Help Brides, Maids & Mum’s find a gown, right lol? So I’ll quit rambling on now & get to the pretties! Enjoy!

#20. “DELPHINA” Seafoam Italian silk & French lace with Satin lining wedding gown by ~ Emily Riggs Bridal $7000.00 USD.

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#19. “Jacinta” #9575 in Ivory & Pewter by ~ Sottero & Midgley 2015 $2500.00 USD

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#18. “Geraldine” #Y21441 by ~
Sophia Tolli $1500-$1900 USD (I’ve been lucky enough to see this gown in person and it just Sparkles! Soooo beautiful!)

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#17. Style 115972 by ~ Montage by Mon Cheri $518.00 USD (Picture wearing this on the white beaches of Greece with the bluest of oceans behind you. Yaaaasss! Heaven.)

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#16. “Evelyn” by British phenom designer ~ Vick Rowe (inquire for price)

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**One of the most amazing things about Miss Rowe, is after the wedding she has the Bride bring in her gown and changes it up for her into a dress she can wear again & keep forever! πŸ˜€**


#15. “Diana” gown by ~ Lurelly $650.00 USD (Rose Quartz & Serenity anyone!? Seriously though, the embroidery on this gown is T. D. F!)

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#14. “Gardenia” gown from the Romantique Collection by ~ Claire Pettibone $2800.00 USD

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#13. Style #T172018 French Lace Gown by ~ Jasmine Bridal $2000 – $2500.00 USD (I bet you can’t tell why I am in love with this one? lolol)

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#12. Style 876 from The Sapphire Collection by ~ Alfred Angelo
$1600.00 USD (I just now saw that this gown has been discontinued by AA. But I kept it in my list here because I saw a ton of pre-owned ones for sale if you just gotta have it. Which I would so yeah lol 😊)

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#11. “Cara Lynette” gown French chiffon & lace by ~ Sottero & Midgley 2015 Fall $1500.00 USD

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#10. “Cleopatra” Silk Satin gown by the incomperable ~ Amanda Wakeley $6500.00 USD (This amazing gown also comes in 7 different colors of fabric & beading combos. See 2nd photo for swatches.)

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#9. “Pia” Satin with lace overlay & exquisite back detail by ~ Amelia Sposa 2016 Collection (inquire for price)

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#8. The “Onyx” tulle & satin gown in Ivory or Gold with 3D flowers by ~ Catherine Deane about $2000.00 USD (This gown was being sold on BHLDN.COM in gold for $700.00 USD. But as of the date of this posting, they were sold out.)

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#7. “Coco” gown from the Spirit Collection by ~ Anna Campbell $2130.00 USD

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#6. “Heart’s Desire” gown from the Still Life Collection. Pink & Red Roses Embroidered on Real Golden Lace over a Pearl Silk lining by ~ Claire Pettibone $7500.00 USD (It really does make my heart stand still!)

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#5. A Stunningly Gorgeous laser cut lace sheath gown with a exquisite silk satin & tulle removable over skirt that flows into a chapel train By ~ Berta Bridal 2016 Spring (inquire for price)

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#4. “Alchemy” from the Continuing Collection. Gold bullion lace with scalloped hem, lined in blush silk with sheer lace back. By Claire Pettibone $5000.00 USD

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#3. A gorgeous sparkling A line Ball Gown with a romantic deep V plunging neckline from the SS 2016 Collection by ~ Berta Bridal (inquire for pricing)

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Now, these last 2 gowns are actually tied for 1st place with me. I love them both equally. So no big surprise here, one is Red and the other is Black! Hey at least I’m consistent right? lol. So here are my favorite all-time wedding gown(s).

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#2. “Katarina” by none other than the Queen of wedding gowns, Vera Wang ! From her 2013 Spring Collection. This gown has it all. Satin, Lace, Embroidery, Ball Gown from Heaven. Then just for kicks, she made it more perfect and turned it Red. The most beautiful color of red there is.

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And don’t worry my traditional beauties out there. Because it also comes in White/Ivory too. And it’s just as gorg!
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#1. “Raven” Black tulle embroidered with pink and red roses over silver sequins and pearl silk with chapel train. It’s black, but not quite, dark & light at the same time. And thoroughly stunning! And also comes in Ivory as well πŸ™‚ By the Goddess of Romance & Vintage – Claire Pettibone

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There we have it. My all time favs! Ya know until I actually started writing this post, I did not realize how diverse my taste in fashion really is. Huh? Who would of thunk it? So what do you beauties think? Do you agree with my choices? What your favs? I love to hear! I hope everyone has an awesome Valentine’s Day weekend – even if you’re single. There’s love all around us, we just gotta look! And I Love you all too! Be safe. And see you on the flip side πŸ˜ŠβœŒπŸ’–πŸ’‹

🌻 Lorie Lee 🌻
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Favorite Wedding Gowns Of 2015 ~ Part 1 Traditional Gowns

Hello all you lovelies out there! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and a Merry Christmas too! Mine was pretty awesome πŸ˜€ Fairly weird weather aside, it was a family filled day (week) of love & joy with little (and big) ones running around with the best food, so yes, not too shabby lol.
I am pretty excited for these posts! As these are my 1st “end of the year” posts. I started this blog in Jan 2015 so I was eagerlyΒ  waiting for it to be time to write them. What a year it has been in the wedding world. I would have to say the biggest trend of this past year was Color! Lots & lots of Color! Along with brides and grooms doing their own thing. Not so much breaking away from tradition or leaving the “old ways” behind. But incorporating them into their weddings and making new traditions that fit into their new lives together as a whole. And that’s what Marriage is all about right? Two lives joining as one living in harmony (most of the time lol).
And what a year it has been for Wedding Gowns! So, so many GORGEOUS Gowns! I have a love for wedding gowns of all kinds but I reeeeally seem to have an affinity for the unique, off-beat, not your grandmother’s kind the most. So instead of one huge post of all my favs, I’ve decided to make 3 smaller ones. #1 Traditional Gowns, #2 Affordable Gowns, and #3 Unique & Colour Gowns. Enjoy the eye candy! ~β™‘

1. Mary’s Bridal Gowns – Karelina Sposa Collection. MarysBridal.com French tulle bridal ball gown with strapless sweetheart neckline, with embroidery and crystal beading, and back zipper with buttons all the way to the end of the chapel train. The glam! The Buttons! I am such a sucker for buttons all the way down the back of a gown! Just try and Not feel like a princess in this number, I dare ya!

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2. Stella York – Style# 5922
EssenceDesigns.com
Handcrafted Diamante beading and Lace in your choice of Ivory, White or Gold. And the sexy shoulder straps with plunging V neck frame your face and draw the eye, while the fit-and-flare silhouette hugs your every curve. This elegant gown has it all. Classic design, gorgeous beaded lace & a lil bit of sexy! Perfect.

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3. Stella York Bridal – ROMANTIC LACE OVER SATIN WEDDING DRESS STYLE 6124 EssenceDesigns.com The all over lace & sweetheart neckline are just killer on this gown! Sweet but sexy at the same time. Gorgeous! And I really love the matching veil πŸ™‚

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4. Lazaro Style LZ3552 – sold by jlmcouture.com I absolutely adore the print on this ball gown! Soft, silky & pretty but eye catching too! And the sweetest little touch of lace edging on the neckline. Love!

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5. Beaded Lace 3/4 Sleeved Wedding Dress by Oleg Cassini sold by DavidsBridal.com
This dress is one of those dresses that you need to see to believe. And lucky for me, I have. It is Stunning!! It Sparkles & Shines! And is soft & light weight as can be. It hugs your curves and makes them better instead of making them stick out! I highly recommend seeing this dress in person. You’ll be very pleasantly surprised.

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6. Strapless Satin Ball gown with Beaded Waist & Detachable Beaded Yoke Style #2543 by Alfred Angelo sold at
The Perfect Fit
Would you just look at the simple beauty of this gown!

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7. “Yvette” by Maggie Sottero. A simply gorgeous Mikado Silk A-line gown with a sweetheart neck & popover beaded lace bolero. This is LOVE!
MaggieSottero.com

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8. “Carolina” by Maggie Sottero – A distinct, scalloped, illusion V-neckline and cap-sleeve bodice w/ keyhole back. This gorgeous beauty has an ebb & flow that would make a Queen feel iconic. My face hurts just looking at this dress *Sigh*
MaggieSottero.com

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9. “Niobie” by Ersa Atelier Fall 2015 Bridal Collection featured on WayOutWedding.com
Inspired by women’s greatness throughout history for their 2015 collection, the designers made every gown a wearable masterpiece. β€œIt brings out a beautiful and extravagant contrast between the contemporary and baroque periods,’’ say designers Cristina and Gabriela Antonescu. And I have a feeling the great Queen Niobie would approve! Just Stunning!

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10. Allure Bridals Romance Collection Style #8800 – A Charmeuse Slip and Tulle Lace AppliquΓ© Overlay with Embroidered Crystals. This gown is just one of those gowns. The kind of gown that makes jaws drop and makes everyone sigh and say “She looks AMAZING!” We’re talking Mommas crying & Hubby’s-to-be feeling faint. Yes Ma’am. I had the privilege of seeing this gown in person at the bridal shop! It looks 100 times as amazing in person. Seriously. It’s TDF!

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11. “Gabrielle” by Claire Pettibone – Capped sleeve corded champagne embroidery with illusion back, Swarovski jeweled Guipure trim.
I swoon over this gown everytime I see it! The lace plus the jeweled trim is just stunning! Plus, it’s a Claire! Win-win in my book! At ClairePettibone.com

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12. “The Palma” by Naeem Khan. A 100% silk gown with floral embroidery & beading by the mile, this beautiful long sleeved wedding gown is just a dream! And then a simple thin belt with a skinny bow to tie it all together. A true work of art any bride would love to call her own πŸ˜€ *Swoon City!*
Sold by ModaOperandi.com

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13. Moonlight Couture Bridal Style H1299. Sold by ThePerfectFit.com
This gown is so amazing! The sleeves & optional train are just the bomb! I’m mean wow! Definitely a show stopper.

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Ok loves, so there we have it. These gowns might be described as traditional but I think they are Anything but ordinary! Do you like my picks so far? What were your picks for this year? I’d love to hear! And don’t forget to add a Lil Dapper to your Everyday! Keep an eye out for parts 2 & 3 this week. See y’all next time πŸ˜€