Long sleeves? Yes please! If you’re planning a fall or winter wedding, a long-sleeve wedding dress not only keeps you warm — it sets the style for your day! There’s an elegant glamour about long-sleeve wedding dresses, whether made of lace, crepe, or floral embroidery, that makes getting married in the cold weather totally worth it. From retro-inspired bell sleeves to chic and tailored arm-skimming sleeves to romantic floral-adorned illusion lining running from shoulder to elbow, we’ve rounded up 50 of our very favorite long-sleeve wedding dresses to consider for your big day!
With a ceremony decked out in the most stunning of lavender blooms and a cozy reception, we totally fell for Emma and Evan’s elegant Ranch at Laguna Beach wedding! Penelope Pots was the talented florist behind creating a garden fairyland that the couple would say their non-traditional vows in (have we mentioned that it was absolutely stunning?). The couple also hired All In The Detail Design to help them pull off their vision of a day that represented the abundant love they have for each other and added a little edge to traditional elegance. With cozy and fun rentals from Signature Party Rentals, a cool En Route Coffee coffee bar, and the most delicious looking Sweet and Saucy Shop cake, all exceptions were exceeded! We can’t wait for you to see how Lauren Cate captured this couple’s love and every impeccable detail at Ranch at Laguna Beach!
Our ceremony was beautiful. Jackie, from Penelope Pots, built us a garden fairyland for us to get married in. We didn’t go the traditional route with vows. Instead of the normal vows or each of us writing our own vows, we wrote one vow together for our marriage. We both promised the same things and honored each other’s hopes, expectations, and fears by focusing on love, grace, and respect as the foundation of our marriage.
Looking back, most people say that their wedding day is a blur; but for us, we still relive every moment. But both of favorite moment was the walk down the aisle. I (Emma) had been waiting up in the reception area where I got to see all of the vendors hard work and creativity come to life for the first time. I was not involved in the planning process too much. I took in every detail and then made my way down the aisle with both of my parents with me. My Evan was there at the end waiting for me just like I always had dreamed of.
The most important thing to me was that my friends and family knew how much we love and are so thankful for them! We wanted our bridal party and family to feel just as pampered as us on the day of. From the moment they got there until the dancing, we wanted everyone to participate in the abundant love that we feel everyday.
Wedding planning advice from the bride: Trust your planner (and vendors). They are there with your best interest at heart. Focus on the important thing: getting married. You are about to make a big decision in front of your friends and family so let the professional do their thing while you enjoy sweet time with your love!
Lauren Cate is amazing. She is the most comfortable person to work with. I am awkward in front of a camera but she made Evan and I feel comfy making out in front of her! But all jokes aside, she is the real deal. She never got in the way and she captured feelings in every picture that I didn’t know she could see.
If you’ve been searching for unique elopement ideas, get ready to fall head over heels for every photo Phan Tien captured of Louise and James! We can’t imagine a more romantic, picturesque place to exchange vows than with hundreds of colorful hot air balloons floating in the background as the sun rises over the Cappadocia landscapes. It was important to the couple that their outfits match the scenery, and we think they totally pulled with off with Louise in a gorgeous Ho-dieng dress accented with florals designed by Atelier Aimer. Scroll on and get all the unique elopement inspiration you’ll ever need!
The groom’s outfit was dark brown and the bride’s dress was cream/slightly vintage. We also had some lovely dry flowers which looked rustic and bohemian. It matched the scenery.
Tien led us to a “secret” spot at the edge of a cliff, and we never questioned his instructions! It was an exciting feeling watching the sun rise above the grandeur of the landscapes of beautiful Cappadocia, with possibly more than a hundred hot air balloons floating in the background. We also read our vows, which had been prepared the day before, to each other, and it was memorable because it was such an amazing (and inexplicable at the same time) feeling to spill our love for each other in front of such a natural wonder.
Wedding planning advice from the couple: We had pretty good advice from Tien (mostly to not wear certain things) and Tien also lent us a really pretty bridal dress. It is important to be and look comfortable when being shot on camera — it really shows. And…just enjoy the moment! It’s more important to look happy than to look perfectly poised.