The 1996 wedding of JFK Jr. and Caroline Bessette set the trend for destination wedding gowns. Her sleek charmeuse Narcisco Rodriguez gown was understated and elegant- a perfect choice for her low key wedding on Cumberland Island in Georgia.
As time has evolved, so have the choices for destination wedding dresses. Your wedding gown should be a reflection of not only your wedding location, but more importantly your sense of style. The silhouette that you select should flatter your figure and make you feel comfortable and beautiful on your big day.
Gone are the days where a charmeuse slip dress is the only option for a destination wedding. We have put together a selection of gowns below that are completely appropriate for a destination wedding, yet allow you, the bride to look like a bride. It is important when selecting your destination wedding gown that you select a fabric that is light weight, travels well and will steam out beautifully once you reach your destination.
This organza layered gown with alencon lace trim and stunning horsehair finishing details is a light weight and breath taking choice for a destination wedding. In fact, I was fortunate enough to recently use this gown for a photo shoot with Carla TenEyck
and her team in the Costa Rican rain forest! This is a perfect example of a gown that allows the bride to look like a bride, yet be comfortable in a destination location!
Speaking of Costa Rica…this image is from our shoot last in November in that amazing country! This elegant fit to flare gown is made of silk tulle. It provides a stunning silhouette and the lightweight fabric is the perfect choice for traveling. It does not wrinkle and will steam out beautifully once you reach your destination.
We love, love, love this gown for a destination wedding! It is a dress that is ready to party – for sure! The silk shantung fabric would hold up well during travel and the whimsical details set the tone for a fun event!
This whimsical organza layered gown is a fun and flirty option for a beach wedding or a wedding in a non-formal setting. Can’t you picture the layers of this gown blowing in the wind on a romantic hilltop?
We used this silk tulle ‘Wallis’ gown from Modern Trousseau for our photo shoot last spring in Paris. It is the perfect travel companion! It is lightweight and will hold up extremely well during travel. This versatile gown can be accessorized in different ways depending on the formality of your location.
This classic taffeta gown from Judd Waddell is ideal for a simple, elegant wedding. We can see this gown anywhere from an ocean side ceremony in Connecticut to a vineyard in Tuscany. The silk taffeta is a lightweight fabric and the draped skirt will mask any wrinkles that might occur during travel.
Join us for our Destination Trunk show March 22nd -26th and try on these gowns as well as other stunners that are perfect for your wedding at home or abroad! A 10% discount will be granted off of any gown purchased from our destination collection.