Second only to the bride, a gorgeous gown is the centerpiece of a wedding. It’s no wonder, then, that so many couples’ wedding photographers make a point to capture brides’ beautiful gowns on film before the women ever put them on.
Stunning in their singularity, these dresses without a bride’s body hint at all the fun times and good things just ahead. And depending on how a shutterbug set up his shot, some of the gowns look ghostly (set against a sun-filled window), while others appear absolutely regal (layers of fully splayed tulle). Here, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite dramatic shots—all captured by Florida wedding photographers—that put these fantastical frocks on center stage.
Photo by KT Merry Photography (Venue: ONE Bal Harbour/The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami)