Dramatic, romantic, glamorous are just a few ways to describe the Vera Wang Gemma wedding dress.
Famously worn by Hilary Duff for her 2010 nuptials to Mike Comrie, Vera Wang Gemma has been a favorite of brides for many seasons. The abstract blossoms of tissue organza in the mermaid skirt and the bands of french tulle that wrap the bodice create an overall look that is simply stunning.
And because even a beautiful dress is still just a dress until the bride makes it her own, we’ve gathered a sampling of the Vera Wang Gemma gowns from the site to show you just how gorgeous this dress can really be. Enjoy!
Ethereal, dreamy, lighter than air, however you describe them, tulle wedding dresses are simply gorgeous!
We love tulle because the look is oh so feminine and quintessentially bridal. It’s perfect for the bride who wants a soft, romantic look for her Big Day. If that’s the look you’re going for, take a peek at some of the amazing tulle gowns currently listed for sale.
Rachel + Eli’s wedding in Milan, Italy was a a grand event with an abundance of guests, a ballroom reception and a Monique Lhuillier gown called ‘Bell Flower’. I love the bride’s vintage 60′s look, channeling the iconic style and beauty of actor Katharine Ross, in The Graduate…stunning smokey eyes, sexy up-do and pale pink lips, so good! Don’t miss the look on Rachel’s face as her groom takes the traditional ‘first look under the veil’ of his beautiful bride. Enjoy!
Rachel + Eli | November 27, 2011 | ATA Hotel Quark, Milan, Italy
The ceremony took place in one of the halls on the lower level of the ATA Hotel Quark. The room was packed with our guests. I was shaking and nervous as I waited to walk down the aisle, and kept walking back and forth in the lower level lobby. My parents walked me down the aisle, which was decorated with white flowers and tulle, and at about half way, they left me, and Eli came and got me. He looked under my veil, to see if it really was me, as the tradition goes, and whispered some beautiful and romantic words to me before we started walking our path together. It was a beautiful ceremony and more than anything, emotional.
We had an abundant buffet of a variety of foods including Persian, Italian and sushi before entering the ballroom for a sit down dinner and dancing. In the ballroom, we had blue lighting reflecting on all the white tables. We had a video slide show of our photos playing continuously on a big screen. We had a great band of 12 people who warmed up the night with their amazing rhythm and songs, and kept our guests dancing all night.
Rachel’s Dress Search
I didn’t really start my search with any particular dress in mind, but I knew I wanted a ball gown, because your wedding is the only time in your life when you can wear a big ball gown and feel like a princess. Mermaid and a-line gowns looked like ordinary evening dresses on me. I first started getting ideas of dresses when I went wedding dress shopping for my sister, who got married just a few months before me. When we went to see the dresses at the Wedding Salon of Manhasset, I saw another bride trying on the Bell Flower by Monique Lhuillier. I saw it and fell in love. It was so me! So when I started my search, I knew I had to try it on! And in the end, the Bell Flower became my wedding dress!
How Rachel Felt in Her Wedding Dress
I felt sophisticated, refined and just beautiful!
Why Rachel Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I decided to sell my dress because it’s a true beauty and it would be a shame or waste, if it just sits in my closet, and isn’t enjoyed by someone else. Its simple fresh elegance transmits such a particular positive feeling. No one should miss out!
Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier ‘Bell Flower’ | Photographer: Riccardo Perini | Ceremony + Reception Venue: ATA Hotel Quark, Milan | Event Planning: Ivano Camillo | Floral Design: Macci Florists | Cake: ATA Hotel Quark Catering
Croquet, bocce and blankets…Kate + Cory’s waterfront wedding in Edgecomb, Maine was relaxed, summery and charming. I love this “sit-where-you like” kind of day, set on the groom’s family property with nuptials amidst the trees and a tented reception. Kate looks so natural in her floral crown and Reem Acra sheath gown…not to mention she looks totally in love! Don’t miss the delightful table decor or all of the really beautiful people that graced this darling wedding. Enjoy!
Kate + Cory | August 25, 2012 | Edgecomb, Maine
We were married on the water at Cory’s parents house on the coast of Maine, a special place to us. We spent many of our first dates there. Our dear friend Liz officiated the ceremony and family and friends contributed to the entire day, from singing during the ceremony to helping us arrange flowers. We both wrote our own vows and waited until that very moment to read them to each other. They were so heartfelt & we both teared up. And at the end we sped away in a boat for a few moments alone – so glamorous!
Our vision for the wedding reception we wanted people to feel like they were at a home, not at a formal sit- down dinner. We had a long, relaxed cocktail hour. Guests played bocce and croquet while listening to the amazing fiddle music of our band while enjoying dark & stormies and delicious appetizers. Dinner was a sit-where-you like at long tables, and the Good Food Store cooked up the most amazing barbecue and fixings. I had a fun time working on decorations with my mom and maid of honor, but we mostly kept it simple because the setting was so beautiful. Later in the night family & friends surprised us with a display of real fireworks and we danced the night away under the stars. It was such a perfect day to share with the people we love.
Kate’s Dress Search
I knew from the start that I wanted a simple but elegant dress that fit the beautiful outdoor setting of our wedding. My taste runs to the timeless and classic and I was looking for a dress that would feel breezy and natural. I tried on many dresses, but when I saw this Reem Acra dress pop up on the Gilt Groupe site, I knew it was the one! Not only is it beautifully constructed, but it was so comfortable to wear and I felt like a goddess.
How Kate Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Beautiful, Lucky & In Love
Why Kate Decided To Sell Her Wedding Dress
It makes me a little sad to see it just hanging in my closet; I’d much rather see the dress bring another bride joy on their wedding day.
Wedding Dress: Reem Acra | Photography: Heidi Murphy of White Loft Studio | Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Groom’s Family Property in Edgecomb, Maine | Event Planning: Beautiful Days Events | Floral Design: Beautiful Days Events & DIY | Catering: Good Food Store | Cake: Pies from Treats of Maine | Band: Tricky Britches