If there's ever a time to sparkle and shine, it's your wedding day! And a beaded, bejeweled bridal gown is sure to make a dramatic entrance.
Lace, feathers and illusion fabric were staples in 2012 collections, signifying a shift to more elegant, romantic bridal styles, causing designers to use beading in a more demure, delicate way. We've always loved the glamour that beading brings to a classic white or ivory wedding dress, but were never fans of the over-the-top, head-to-toe, crystal-encrusted bridal look. So when we realized that bridal designers really struck the perfect balance of bling and bridal beautiful with their 2012 wedding dresses, we were over the moon!
2012 wedding dresses by Lazaro, Monique Lhuillier, Theia and Reem Acra via NYMag.com
2012 beaded wedding dresses by Badgley Mischka, Ines Di Santo, St. Pucchi, Randi Rahm via NYMag.com
2012 wedding dresses by Theia, Marchesa and Jenny Packham via NYMag.com