The Beautiful Ones: 7 of the Season’s Most Sensational Wedding Gowns

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Voluminous tulle and floral appliqués make for stunning gowns (and capes). Ahead, a Erik Madigan Heck portfolio of the latest showstopping designs from Carolina Herrera, Valentino, Lanvin, and more.

Styling by Rebecca Ramsey; Hair by Andre Gunn at Brydges Mackinney using Oribe; makeup by Itsuki Hoshino at Bridge Artists using Chanel; manicure by Elena Capo at the Wall Group using Chanel; prop stylist: Abby Walton at Lalaland Artists; market editor: Arielle Cabreja; model: Rachel Alexander at Supreme.

*This article appears in the Winter 2015 issue of New York Weddings.

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Embroidered full-length tulle cape by Alberta Ferretti, $3,980 at Kleinfeld. Wool-and-silk-gazar bustier gown by J. Mendel.

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Embroidered lace-and-silk-georgette column gown by Carolina Herrera, $7,990.

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V-neck silk-charmeuse ball gown with ruched tulle skirt and Chantilly-lace appliqué by Vera Wang. Emerald-cut-diamond engagement ring in platinum by Tiffany & Co., price upon request. Bouquet by Full Aperture Floral.

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Satin-faced chiffon column gown with pleated silk-chiffon back by J. Mendel. Platinum-and-diamond ring with trillion-cut sidestones and micro-pavé diamonds by Monique Lhuillier, $2,210 for setting only. White-diamond-and-pavé ring by Eva Fehren, $14,775. Bouquet by Designs by Ahn.

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Tulle gown with Tree of Life embroideries by Valentino. Trinity Ruban platinum solitaire ring with diamonds by Cartier, price upon request. Bouquet by Gardenia Organic.

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Silk-tulle-and-mesh crinoline by Delpozo, price upon request. Bouquet by Tin Can Studios.

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Silk A-line gown with sweetheart neckline and ruffle details by Lanvin, $6,975 at Kleinfeld. Bouquet by Full Aperture Floral.

7 of the Season’s Most Sensational Wedding Gowns