As Bridal Week comes to a close, the inevitable happens: We have to cull all the beautiful wedding looks down to just 11, which is kind of like attempting to single out just one Harry Styles concert suit or decide which is the favorite amongst your children or something.
So, like last season, we joined forces with Brides Executive Director of Editorial Lisa Gooder to tackle the formidable task of sorting through all the gowns, mini-dresses, pants and shorts ensembles and bedazzled capes. Yay, teamwork! So, please behold: the best 11 wedding looks for Spring 2019.
Nostalgic and unmistakably bridal, this collection was a love letter to the late, legendary Amsale Aberra who passed away only two weeks before its debut. This look feels like a modern take on one of her original, clean 1990s dresses. I love the square neckline and sheer skirt with just a hint of floral embroidery — it's both sweet and sentimental, a.k.a. exactly the wedding vibe you’ve been searching for. — Lisa Gooder
Viktor & Rolf
At the Viktor & Rolf Mariage presentation, a friendly debate took place over whether to belt or not belt this absolute dream of a delicate crystal-flecked and lily-appliquéd tulle sheath. I'm an unequivocal "Team No Belt" for the most magical and ethereal effect — and the guaranteed comfort level would just be an added bonus. — Fawnia Soo Hoo
Bold brides, meet your perfect reception look: This Francesca Miranda pantsuit is such a great mix of feminine and masculine. The floral embroidered lace bodice gives it a romantic flair and the train makes a major statement, while the skinny pants tote a menswear-inspired feel that makes for an interesting contrast. I especially love the way the illusion top of the bodice only appears to be strapless — it makes it so much more comfortable for dancing! — Lisa Gooder
I'm obsessed with Savannah Miller's mix of pretty, dainty eyelets (and ribbons) with an edgier and '80s-referential corset silhouette. It's an inventive iteration of the boho bride from the '70s lace crochet slip dresses of seasons past, but way cooler. — Fawnia Soo Hoo
After a few seasons of modern, streamlined silhouettes, princess-worthy ball gowns have made their way back on the runways. (I think we have a certain royal wedding to thank for that.) Meghan Markle take note: This romantic and clean ball gown from Reem Acra is both Brides and (probably) The Queen-approved. — Lisa Gooder
I'm a sucker for sartorial functionality and this rose pink satin slip by Elizabeth Fillmore actually offers three dresses in one, allowing for the easiest of wedding night outfit changes with a quick flip of the plunge cowl. Wear it on the neckline to accent the décolletage, toss it over the head for a beautiful draped back detail or — my favorite — draped it off of one shoulder at the front for an almost cheeky (and definitely sexy) vibe. — Fawnia Soo Hoo
The clean and classic Lela Rose went slightly boho and poured on the fun with this springy look. With a tea-length silhouette, tiered fringe, and geometric lace, I can't help but smile looking at this wedding dress. In person, the fringe is fun and swingy, and calls for a real summer dance party. — Lisa Gooder
So, yes, obviously Victoria KyriaKides's Marvel heroine inspiration speaks to me because I do love me some superheroes, especially the badass female ones. But I'm also obsessed with the breathtakingly intricate floral embroidery on this gown. The nature motif detail looks so gorgeously complex, as if Shuri created it in her ultra-advanced and vibranium-fueled lab. — Fawnia Soo Hoo
Wistful and wholly unexpected, this was my favorite look from Monique Lhuillier's newest collection. A fresh change from the tried-and-true heavily embellished gown, this dress showcases a new feminine approach to minimalism. There is a Victorian feel, but of course, Monique Lhuillier also manages to keep it current and modern. — Lisa Gooder
Alexandra Grecco's playful, swinging '60s-inspired collection just makes me as ecstatic as the above model looks, especially this adorable pearl-embellished cape over an easy, mod-style, mini-slipdress. — Fawnia Soo Hoo
Legs for days! Minis were major at Bridal Fashion Week this season. Out of all the short, flirty frocks on the runways, this Alexandra Grecco pick is one of my faves. With a pearl-embellished cape that adds a cool-girl element to the look, this minidress is perfect for casual courthouse ceremonies and the reception dance floor. — Lisa Gooder
Top and homepage image: Taylor Jewell for Lela Rose