Yes, We Have Beach Wedding Dresses!

write considering it’s now March. It would seem that December was just biding its time until February was over. In other words, we’re in the thick of an unexpected cold snap. And when things get cold, our thoughts tend to turn to all things warm. Like beach weddings. Putting flowers in our hair. And the kind of crystal bridal accessories that pick up just enough of the sunlight to outsparkle the ocean.

But what we want to talk about today is the dresses. Beach wedding dresses are some of our favorites because they’re pretty, unfussy, and easy to wear. There’s no reason to sacrifice sophistication because you’re getting married in the sand. Beach wedding dresses can take you from seaside vows to beachside reception without missing a beat. Of course, we only stock the ones we think make brides look amazing on the beach and off, and so we thought it would be fun to share some of our very favorites.

Think you have to choose between a ballgown and the beach? No way! The 2012 wedding dress collections featured plenty of traditional tulle – yes, even on the beach wedding dresses – so we’re in love with this strapless beach wedding dress with draped luxe chiffon bodice and full tulle ballerina skirt! Time to twirl!

More traditional than tulle? Yes! This graceful heirloom lace dress with shirred bodice and full shirred skirt is a nod to your great grandmother’s dress, updated for today’s bride. We love how the lace could just sweep the sand around the bride’s bare feet.

You don’t have to be eloping to wear a cocktail length wedding dress. In fact, with vintage styling as popular as it is, this is one versatile frock! We recommend wearing it – and then having it dyed. Who says you can’t wear your wedding dress again? Oh, and yes, those are real pockets!

If you can’t live without a train, this Guipure lace wedding gown might just be your dream dress. It features a dramatic plunging neckline, hand-beading at the waist, and a slight train that will leave you feeling not only bridal, but also comfortable. After all, it’s not always easy navigating the sand in a wedding dress.

Now we’ve showed you some of our favorite beach wedding dresses – what are yours? Do you like short hems or long? Flowy fabrics or traditional silks? How do you plan to keep from getting tripped up?