20+ Best Wedding Dresses for Your 2024 Wedding!

Just like choosing the perfect partner, discovering your perfect wedding dress involves luck, love at first sight, and lots of time spent browsing dozens of racks of wrong gowns. 

Whether you want to embrace tradition, or step away from it, your big day dress needs to represent who you really are, but no matter your choice, one thing is sure: every woman wants to look spectacular on her wedding day. 

With this in mind, I have rounded 20+ fabulous wedding gowns that I had the pleasure to admire in motion and capture forever. Here is some inspiration for your 2020 wedding...

Stunning red wedding dress

Statement-making colored wedding gowns telegraph confidence and sophistication. Take this layered, lipstick red ballgown that was the talk of a fab NY Botanical Garden wedding, for example.  She literally made the aisle her runway.

Cowl Neck Wedding Dress by Peter Langner

Elina wanted a not-so-common gown, so she opted for a classic satin sheath dress with a cowl neck. Complemented by an oversized veil, this chic number whispered class and elegance.

Designer: Peter Langner, Kleinfelds

See more of their Vanderbilt Mansion Wedding Photos on Fisher Island.

Luxury Wedding Dress by Reem Acra

Almost as beautiful as her smile, Lulu’s ballgown was the epitome of luxury. With a lavishly embroidered bodice and an ample tulle skirt featuring some more embroidery, her look was simply magnificent.

Designer: Reem Acra

See more of their 620 Loft and Garden Wedding Photos.

Delicate open back by Watters

Adding a personal twist to an A-Line dress, Kristin surprised in a stunning gold and white gown with intricate custom beadwork on top of an illusion neckline that leads into a delicate open back. The top featured gold embroidery on mesh, a low front cut and open back. The bottom part was made of layers of soft, flowy tulle; without being too fluffy!

Dress: Wessex by Watters

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Artsy Anthorium Skirt + Tee

One of the most artsy wedding gowns I have ever photographed must be Tamar’s. The white cropped top and high-waisted full skirt with botanical sketches together with a chic birdcage veil were a sure nod to fab retro.

Designer: Carol Hannah

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Soft fishtail style dress from Atelier

Another bride who said yes to the slim column dress, Emily looked radiant in her draped satin number and cute fascinator.  She wore a comfortable matt crepe soft fishtail style dress. The bodice is structured until the waist and has a belt.

Designer: Suzanne Neville

See more of their Tribeca Rooftop Wedding Photos.

Beautifully embroidered and trimmed

Siren wedding gowns are damn sexy, and Grace’s dress made no exception. Beautifully embroidered and trimmed with delicate lace, her dress was complemented by a long lace trimmed veil. A match made in heaven.

Dress: Pronovias Ombera

See more of their Bonnet House Wedding Photography.

An original twist to the classic ballgown

Here is an original twist to the classic ballgown. The top featured heavy embroidery on mesh, and the flattering skirt was made of layers of sheer organza. Peek-a-boo at its finest.

See more of their Brooklyn Winery Wedding Photography.

Killer low-cut, long-sleeved lace column dress

Here is an epic dress that is definitely not for the faint-hearted. Mairin wore her low-cut, long-sleeved lace column dress with buckets of confidence and looked crazy glamorous.

See more of their Gramercy Park Hotel Wedding Photography.

Ultra-feminine and fluffy ballgown

There was a lot of draping in Michelle’s handmade ballgown, making it look ultra-feminine and as fluffy as a sweet meringue. Paired with a long, simple veil and opulent jewelry, this dress was simply jaw-dropping.

Designer: Pnina Tornai

See more of their Tribeca Rooftop Wedding Photography.

Chic mermaid dress

Lisa was another bride who decided to drape herself in a sublime organza mermaid dress looking totally dreamy. The ruffled bottom, train and draping effect were all key ingredients to a simple yet stare-worthy wedding gown.

Designer: Vera Wang

Flattering strapless wedding dress

Flattering for the upper body and versatile on the bottom: the strapless wedding dress is a timeless silhouette many brides are in favor of.  Jessica went for a style with embroidered bodice and sheer tulle skirt that looked surreal every time she twirled.

Store: David's Bridal

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Elegant low-cut sheath dress with gold embroidery

Delicate as a spring day, Lindsay’s outfit looked breezy and incredibly romantic. Her low-cut sheath dress with gold embroidery was the epitome of effortless elegance.

See more of their Lafayette Grand Restaurant Wedding Photography.

Show-stopping sheath dress with cathedral train

Here is a show-stopping sheath dress with cathedral train and trompe l’oeil embroidery that was both flattering and beautiful. Oh, and that open back with its subtle hint of sexy looked great in photos, too.

See more of their Liberty House Wedding Photography.

Stunning lace mermaid dress with scalloped hemline

For her beach wedding, Jenine opted for a lace mermaid dress with scalloped hemline, cathedral train and veil. A style that is as elegant as it is timeless.

Dress from A Little White Something

See more of their Madison Beach Hotel Wedding Photography.

Epic puffy skirt wedding dress

It is not often that I get to photograph a bride in a tea length wedding dress, so when I had the chance, I tried to capture this fab outfit from every angle. Featuring layers upon layers of organza, the puffy skirt was complemented by a tight-fitting lace bodice. That’s what I call a dress with the wow factor.

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Flattering halter neck wedding dress

The attention to details in Claudia’s tulle and satin halter neck column dress was remarkable. Her updo allowed dainty organza flowers to pick at the nape and her waist tie doubled as a train.

Dress by Vera Wang.

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Simple and beautiful ballgown

Simple is beautiful, and this serene bride in a no-fuss strapless satin ballgown with long train and trimmed layered veil was the image of bridal perfection.

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Playful and detailed wedding dress

Crazy for design? Show it with your wedding dress, just like this bride who chose to shine in a strapless ballgown made of endless sheer striped organza layers. A feast for the eyes.

Dress by Hayley Paige.

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Beautiful layered strapless ballgown on the beach

Jackie rocked her chic beach wedding in her layered strapless ballgown with flowers in her hair and a gorgeous peony bouquet.

Dress from RK Bridal.

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Opulent Ralph & Russo wedding dress

Last but not least, Katelyn stunned on her wedding day in one of the most opulent wedding gowns I have ever seen. Her Ralph & Russo oatmeal ballgown with cathedral train and veil featured intricate lace work and beading and was fit for royalty.

Wedding Dress: Ralph & Russo

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