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50 Nature-Inspired Wedding Dresses

From floral appliqués and botanical embroidery to watercolor blooms and leaf prints, many of the Fall 2018 bridal collections have been kissed by Mother Nature. Designers are turning to gardens, forests, and the like to create enchanting confections that dance with whimsy and float with romance. And the best part is that these nature-inspired dresses are taking shape in many styles, whether it’s contemporary chic or vintage elegance. Here, some of our favorites.

By: Hillary Hoffower

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  • Morilee by Madeline Gardener “Krysanthe”

    Morilee by Madeline Gardener “Krysanthe”

    A watercolored floral printed ballgown, waistline bow, and appliquéd beaded bodice are a springtime dream.

    Photo Credit: Dan Lecca

  • Justin Alexander 3D Floral Gown

    Justin Alexander 3D Floral Gown

    This A-line is all things sweet, from its sweetheart neckline to its three-dimensional flowers that lend some feminine texture.

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  • Naeem Khan “Singapore”

    Naeem Khan “Singapore”

    Three-dimensional floral appliques interweave with silver botanical embroidery to create a serious wow factor.

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  • Casablanca Bridal “Aspen”

    Casablanca Bridal “Aspen”

    An elegant tulle and satin gown sings a song of romance with rosette lace and an illusion neckline.

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  • Eddy K “Sky”

    Eddy K “Sky”

    Calling all fashionista brides — this sheath dress is the ultimate dream, with an eye-catching cathedral train and gorgeous lace flowers.

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  • Oleg Cassini Floral Brocade

    Oleg Cassini Floral Brocade

    A dramatic ball gown makes a statement with silver floral brocade for an absolutely regal look.

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  • Berta Overskirt

    Berta Overskirt

    This ethereal design is bursting with floral appliqués and gauzy layers thanks to a billowing overskirt.

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  • Maggie Sottero “Nalani”

    Maggie Sottero “Nalani”

    This sophisticated silhouette merges vintage with garden whimsy, thanks to embroidered lace motifs, pleated skirt, and covered buttons.

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  • Rime Arodaky Pantsuit

    Rime Arodaky Pantsuit

    A chic pantsuit is taken to new heights with a hi-low illusion botanical lace bodice that creates a light and airy train.

    Photo Credit: Greg Finck

  • Ashley & Justin Bride Nude Gown

    Ashley & Justin Bride Nude Gown

    We love how the white floral matte sequin lace in this A-line confection pops against a nude chiffon underlay for stunning effect.

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  • Allure Bridals Sheer Illusion Gown

    Allure Bridals Sheer Illusion Gown

    This charmeuse, English net, and lace sheath gown is brimming with climbing vines and flowers, from the cascading train to the illusion sleeves.

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  • Anne Barge “Opal”

    Anne Barge “Opal”

    Frothy layers of tulle pieces lend the illusion of flower petals, making any bride in this beautiful dress look like a blooming flower.

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  • Galia Lahav “Cherry Blossom”

    Galia Lahav “Cherry Blossom”

    The “naked dress” gets a soft take with decorative blooms.

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  • Reem Acra A-Line

    Reem Acra A-Line

    Ombré botanical embroidery flows from bodice to skirt for a romantic effect.

    Photo Credit: Maria Valentino

  • Ines di Santo “Dakota”

    Ines di Santo “Dakota”

    With a leafy print along an extended bodice, scattered petals along the skirt, and a sparkling crystal illusion neckline, this dress is a midsummer night’s dream.

    Photo Credit: Firstview

  • Muse by Berta Off-Shoulder

    Muse by Berta Off-Shoulder

    Delicate floral designs weave their way throughout this feminine piece, complemented by frilly off-shoulder sleeves.

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  • Alexandra Grecco “Iris”

    Alexandra Grecco “Iris”

    An ivory gown with ombré blush overlay of botanical vines and ready-to-bloom buds is trailing with garden delight.

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  • Willowby by Watters “Saros”

    Willowby by Watters “Saros”

    A dreamlike nude gown gets kissed by nature with floral vine embroidery that floats down the bodice and skirt and gathers at the edge of blouson sleeves.

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  • Olvi Cut-Outs

    Olvi Cut-Outs

    Clusters of miniature daisies on illusion fabric peek their way through fun cut-outs and double slits.

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  • Yaniv Persy Leaf Print

    Yaniv Persy Leaf Print

    This dress gets glam with bold metallic gilded leaf prints that even make an appearance on the asymmetrical fringe hemline.

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  • Julie Vino Floral Lace

    Julie Vino Floral Lace

    This floral lace gown is fit for a princess, with silver trim and gauzy shoulder bow details.

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  • Willowby by Watters “Virgo"

    Willowby by Watters “Virgo"

    This fairy-like dress has a feminine feel thanks to floaty layers, delicate florals, and criss-cross ribbon.

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  • Gala by Galia Lahav Mermaid

    Gala by Galia Lahav Mermaid

    A mermaid silhouette makes a strong statement with an illusion plunging neckline and lace floral cape.

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  • Carolina Herrera Embroidered

    Carolina Herrera Embroidered

    A traditional gown with buttoned long sleeves, belt, and A-line silhouette epitomizes spring with beautiful embroidery of growing grasses and white buds sprouting from the hemline.

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  • Lela Rose Midi

    Lela Rose Midi

    This two-piece set fuses modern and vintage, with a tea-length hemline and cropped off-shoulder top that both emit a contemporary gleaming floral pattern.

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  • Ines di Santo “Park”

    Ines di Santo “Park”

    Aptly named, this sweet dress is reminiscent of a walk through a park in the spring, both full of climbing vines and scattered blooming florals.

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  • Viktor & Rolf Babydoll

    Viktor & Rolf Babydoll

    This adorable babydoll has a mod ‘60s flair, complete with a little flower power for the flower child.

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  • Zuhair Muraid Blush

    Zuhair Muraid Blush

    Swirling floral vine embroidery graces this sexy, feminine blush gown.

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  • Alexandra Grecco “Palma”

    Alexandra Grecco “Palma”

    Illusion fabric with a leaf pattern gets a sparkling touch bejeweled with bold crystals.

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  • Willowby by Watters “Galatea”

    Willowby by Watters “Galatea”

    Bodacious blooms make a striking statement on this gorgeous tulle confection.

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  • Temperley London “Aubrey”

    Temperley London “Aubrey”

    Pastel hued rose embroidery on chiffon and dotty tulle creates a tattoo-like appearance across a fluid skirt with chiffon godets and bodice with boat neckline.

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  • Rosa Clará Couture “Panal”

    Rosa Clará Couture “Panal”

    This sexy number boasts allover botanical lace, a subtle fit and flare silhouette, and thigh-high slit.

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  • Gala by Galia Lahav Off-Shoulder

    Gala by Galia Lahav Off-Shoulder

    Decked in floral appliqués with a hint of sparkle, a corset bodice, and off-shoulder sleeves of tulle flowers, this dress has a regal feel.

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  • Monique Lhuillier “Lakely”

    Monique Lhuillier “Lakely”

    This strapless ball gown is princess perfection with a lush floral design making its way down the skirt.

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  • Hayley Paige “Guinevere”

    Hayley Paige “Guinevere”

    Textured floral details have a bit of glean while a sheer butterfly sleeve gives this A-line a magically pretty touch.

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  • Jenny Yoo Full Skirt

    Jenny Yoo Full Skirt

    Bouquets of floral appliqués lend this traditional silhouette a sophisticated feel.

    Photo Credit: Emily Soto

  • Amsale “Doris”

    Amsale “Doris”

    Bold blooms in subtle creamy hues give this vintage style dress a graceful and elegant vibe.

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  • Alexandra Grecco Appliqués

    Alexandra Grecco Appliqués

    This botanical beauty dares to be different with a taupe-blush hue and grey leaf appliqués that create an enchanting 3D effect.

    Photo Credit: Greg Finck

  • Reem Acra with Cape

    Reem Acra with Cape

    A gauzy cape boasts structured floral embroidered shoulders that complement the dainty floral embroidery on the dress underneath.

    Photo Credit: Maria Valentino

  • BHLDN Watercolor Florals

    BHLDN Watercolor Florals

    We’re lusting after this soft watercolor rose print that’s full of elegance and sophistication.

    Photo Credit: Sara Kerens

  • Caroline Castigliano “Burgundy”

    Caroline Castigliano “Burgundy”

    A stunningly simple gown gets a subtle floral touch with an illusion overlay boasting embroidered flowers along the bodice and sleeves.

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  • Carolina Herrera Multicolored

    Carolina Herrera Multicolored

    With ruffled sleeves and a colorful palette of pink, purple, and green, this feminine dress is playful and fun.

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  • Hayley Paige “Lilith”

    Hayley Paige “Lilith”

    This tiger lily toile with silver embroidery has a magical allure.

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  • Alexandra Grecco “Lana”

    Alexandra Grecco “Lana”

    A soft A-line is filled with romance, cascading vine embroidery, and leaf appliqués.

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  • Berta Long-Sleeve

    Berta Long-Sleeve

    Floral appliqués waterfall into a pool around the hemline in this long-sleeved illusion dress.

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  • Galia Lahav “Coco”

    Galia Lahav “Coco”

    Floral appliqués intertwine with floral and branch embroidery, making this dress look like it walked right through a garden.

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  • Pronovias Halter

    Pronovias Halter

    A solid, gauzy train juxtaposes with a floral lace sheath dress that shows off the shoulders thanks to a trapeze neckline.

    Photo Credit: Dan Lecca

  • Amsale “Kendall”

    Amsale “Kendall”

    Floaty cascading layers of tulle create a voluminous skirt that meets a floral embroidered illusion bodice.

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  • Hayley Paige “Iggy”

    Hayley Paige “Iggy”

    This fit-to-flare gown rocks colorful floral embroidery and a fringe hem.

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  • Marchesa Cape

    Marchesa Cape

    Floral lace fades into a dramatic skirt bouncing with tulle rose appliqués.

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50 Nature-Inspired Wedding Dresses

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