Best Wedding Dresses of 2014 - Year in Review
Lace and Tulle Wedding Gown by P'Nina Tornai.  The ballgown shape was tradition, speaking to the bride's desire to have a princess moment, while the see through bodice and lace cuts were modern and sexy, showcasing a completely different side of the bride.  Megan Bridges.  September 2014.  Photo by Alt F Photography.

Lace and Tulle Wedding Gown by P'Nina Tornai.  The ballgown shape was tradition, speaking to the bride's desire to have a princess moment, while the see through bodice and lace cuts were modern and sexy, showcasing a completely different side of the bride.  Megan Bridges.  September 2014.  Photo by Alt F Photography.

"What did she wear?  How did she look?"

I do believe that these are the most asked question of guests returning from a wedding.  Everyone wants to know what (and who) the bride wore, how she looked, if she changed.  

There is no item of clothing as transformative as a wedding gown.  It clothes the woman getting married, and serves as a visual marker of the life change that she just making.  A wedding gown will speak as much to a woman's past as it will to her future, eliciting an immediate, visceral response herself and all who see her.

My brides of 2014 truly and without question shut it down this year.  They just slayed me with their selections!  From the bride who intends to dye her dress black and wear it once a year to the ladies who changed mid-reception into something more comfortable, each one took great time and care in selecting their wedding gown.  These women were fearless in their selections, each one making a statement with personal touches that spoke to them and conveyed subtle messages to their guests.  

With everything from the slightest variation away from the traditionally expected strapless gown, this year we found interest in asymmetrical necklines and bodices, textured fabrics, color, and cap sleeves.  We even have a two-in one dress with a removable illusion neckline.

Let's take a look back at the real brides of 2014, at the dresses they wore, and how the wore them.

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Marketing executive Lindsey Green is equal parts pragmatist and romantic, with just a touch of irreverent hipster.  Her lace Temperley of London wedding dress felt vintage enough to hold up against the iconic gardens of The Flamingo Las Vegas.  Lindsey Green.  March 2014.  Photo by Corry Arnold.

Marketing executive Lindsey Green is equal parts pragmatist and romantic, with just a touch of irreverent hipster.  Her lace Temperley of London wedding dress felt vintage enough to hold up against the iconic gardens of The Flamingo Las Vegas.  Lindsey Green.  March 2014.  Photo by Corry Arnold.

Cap sleeves and the illusion neckline are fashion forward statements for the bride who works in PR and marketing.  After the wedding, the dress was sent back to Europe, where it is being hand dyed  a deep shade of black, allowing the bride to wear the dress again and again.  Lindsey Green.  March 2014.  Photo by Corry Arnold.

Cap sleeves and the illusion neckline are fashion forward statements for the bride who works in PR and marketing.  After the wedding, the dress was sent back to Europe, where it is being hand dyed  a deep shade of black, allowing the bride to wear the dress again and again.  Lindsey Green.  March 2014.  Photo by Corry Arnold.

Spring calls for soft and romantic wedding dresses.  This bride selected a Demetrios gown with ruffles and raw edges in a light weight chiffon.  The neckline was customized for her, cut into a sweetheart shape and lined with crystal and pearl bead work.  Amy Noe.  April 2014.  Photo by Alt F Photography.

Spring calls for soft and romantic wedding dresses.  This bride selected a Demetrios gown with ruffles and raw edges in a light weight chiffon.  The neckline was customized for her, cut into a sweetheart shape and lined with crystal and pearl bead work.  Amy Noe.  April 2014.  Photo by Alt F Photography.

The asymmetrical waist of the gown hit the bride higher on one side than the other, keeping the eye moving, and enhancing her curves.  Amy Noe.  April 2014.  Photo by Alt F Photography.

The asymmetrical waist of the gown hit the bride higher on one side than the other, keeping the eye moving, and enhancing her curves.  Amy Noe.  April 2014.  Photo by Alt F Photography.

For the sports and fitness enthusiast who wanted to explore her softer, more glamorous side, we turned to Victor Harper.  The intricate embroidery over the lace corset, the satin trim, and the mermaid style gave this dress an old-Hollywood feel.  Michelle Tran.  April 2014.  Photo by Elle Gagiano.

For the sports and fitness enthusiast who wanted to explore her softer, more glamorous side, we turned to Victor Harper.  The intricate embroidery over the lace corset, the satin trim, and the mermaid style gave this dress an old-Hollywood feel.  Michelle Tran.  April 2014.  Photo by Elle Gagiano.

There was no other dress for this bride, who loved the long line of buttons that ran the entire length of the train.  I thought the lines of the back were brilliant, and that the pleating at the base of the train was both architectural and romantic.   Michelle Tran.  April 2014.  Photo by Elle Gagiano.

There was no other dress for this bride, who loved the long line of buttons that ran the entire length of the train.  I thought the lines of the back were brilliant, and that the pleating at the base of the train was both architectural and romantic.   Michelle Tran.  April 2014.  Photo by Elle Gagiano.

As the spring turned to summer we saw more dresses in light fabrics, with this strapless chiffon number showcasing torn edges that were manipulated into whimsical shapes and light pleating over the bodice.  Alice Wu.  May 2014.  Photo by Adam Frazier. 

As the spring turned to summer we saw more dresses in light fabrics, with this strapless chiffon number showcasing torn edges that were manipulated into whimsical shapes and light pleating over the bodice.  Alice Wu.  May 2014.  Photo by Adam Frazier. 

What happens when nothing off the rack seems to fit quite right?  Sometimes, only couture will do!  And for the summer bride looking for something that was not quite white, we turned to Mina Olive.  This hand stitched gown featured gently folded straps, a bodice of crystal and pearl champagne colored beading, and a full skirt with detachable train.  Hayley Heard.  June 1014.  Photo by Alt F Photography.

What happens when nothing off the rack seems to fit quite right?  Sometimes, only couture will do!  And for the summer bride looking for something that was not quite white, we turned to Mina Olive.  This hand stitched gown featured gently folded straps, a bodice of crystal and pearl champagne colored beading, and a full skirt with detachable train.  Hayley Heard.  June 1014.  Photo by Alt F Photography.

In one of the most striking bridal portraits of the year, Hayley looked ethereal and just breathtaking in a gown that was made to measure just for her. Hayley Heard.  June 2014.  Photo by Alt F Photography.

In one of the most striking bridal portraits of the year, Hayley looked ethereal and just breathtaking in a gown that was made to measure just for her. Hayley Heard.  June 2014.  Photo by Alt F Photography.

One of the bride's requirements was that the dress was cut in such a way that it would allow for her to move on the dance floor, as she and her new husband has spent months practicing their very seductive rumba.  The hand cut rosettes moved along with her, adding another dimension to the first dance without wearing the bride down.  Hayley Heard.  June 2014.  Photo by Alt F Photography.

One of the bride's requirements was that the dress was cut in such a way that it would allow for her to move on the dance floor, as she and her new husband has spent months practicing their very seductive rumba.  The hand cut rosettes moved along with her, adding another dimension to the first dance without wearing the bride down.  Hayley Heard.  June 2014.  Photo by Alt F Photography.

A wedding at the Four Seasons calls for timeless good taste and just a a bit of sparkle and shine.  This Marissa wedding gown was cut in an A line, a beautiful belt highlighting the bride's tiny waist and brining in a touch of sparkle to an otherwise quietly elegant dress.  Halona Grimes Bernard.  July 2014.  Photo by Alt F Photography.

A wedding at the Four Seasons calls for timeless good taste and just a a bit of sparkle and shine.  This Marissa wedding gown was cut in an A line, a beautiful belt highlighting the bride's tiny waist and brining in a touch of sparkle to an otherwise quietly elegant dress.  Halona Grimes Bernard.  July 2014.  Photo by Alt F Photography.

For a beachside wedding in Coronado, California, this bride choose a Justin Alexander.  We once again saw raw edges and a belt, but this time the fabric was textured and rougher, more like the sand and sea.  Amanda Cohen Safarik.  August 2014.  Photo by Andrea Eppolito.

For a beachside wedding in Coronado, California, this bride choose a Justin Alexander.  We once again saw raw edges and a belt, but this time the fabric was textured and rougher, more like the sand and sea.  Amanda Cohen Safarik.  August 2014.  Photo by Andrea Eppolito.

How do you accomplish two completely different looks with just one dress?  This bride had designers add a removable, sheer illusion neckline to the top of her wedding gown.  She was able to wear it to the ceremony, officiated by her former childhood priest, for a demure, respectful look.  Jessica Valentin Graham.  September 2014.  Photo by Alt F Photography.

How do you accomplish two completely different looks with just one dress?  This bride had designers add a removable, sheer illusion neckline to the top of her wedding gown.  She was able to wear it to the ceremony, officiated by her former childhood priest, for a demure, respectful look.  Jessica Valentin Graham.  September 2014.  Photo by Alt F Photography.

The illusion extended down the back of the dress,with buttons that connected the faux top to the existing bottom.  Photo by Alt F Photography.

The illusion extended down the back of the dress,with buttons that connected the faux top to the existing bottom.  Photo by Alt F Photography.

After the ceremony the bride removed the neckline and replaced it with a jewel encrusted necklace.  With her hair down, the dress took on a fresh, sexy feel.  Photo by Andrea Eppolito.

After the ceremony the bride removed the neckline and replaced it with a jewel encrusted necklace.  With her hair down, the dress took on a fresh, sexy feel.  Photo by Andrea Eppolito.

This P'Nina Tornai gown was the showpiece of the wedding.  Megan Bridges.  September 2014.  Photo by Alt F Photography.

This P'Nina Tornai gown was the showpiece of the wedding.  Megan Bridges.  September 2014.  Photo by Alt F Photography.

P'Nina Tornai gowns are as detailed and intricate from the back as they are from the front.  Megan Bridges.  September 2014.  Photo by Alt F Photography.

P'Nina Tornai gowns are as detailed and intricate from the back as they are from the front.  Megan Bridges.  September 2014.  Photo by Alt F Photography.

Vera Wang is always an elegant choice for brides that are interested in something that will stand the test of time.  The asymmetrical neckline was really beautiful and interesting to look at, highlighting the bride's face and drawing the eye up.  Rebecca Beaumont.  October 2014.  Photo by Alt F Photography.

Vera Wang is always an elegant choice for brides that are interested in something that will stand the test of time.  The asymmetrical neckline was really beautiful and interesting to look at, highlighting the bride's face and drawing the eye up.  Rebecca Beaumont.  October 2014.  Photo by Alt F Photography.

For a dress with so much structure and volume, it was surprisingly light and airy.  The soft white and total lack of embellishment allowed the bride's other accessories to shine.  Rebecca Beaumont.  October 2014.  Photo by Alt F Photography.

For a dress with so much structure and volume, it was surprisingly light and airy.  The soft white and total lack of embellishment allowed the bride's other accessories to shine.  Rebecca Beaumont.  October 2014.  Photo by Alt F Photography.

Oh, what it must be like to wear a sample size!  When this bride decided to run off and elope in Las Vegas, she walked into her local salon and purchased this pale pink Watters wedding gown right off the rack.  This behind the scenes photo was snapped by John Michael Cooper on an iPhone of all things!

Oh, what it must be like to wear a sample size!  When this bride decided to run off and elope in Las Vegas, she walked into her local salon and purchased this pale pink Watters wedding gown right off the rack.  This behind the scenes photo was snapped by John Michael Cooper on an iPhone of all things!

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito is often published, with works featured by the likes of Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, The NY Times, Junebug Weddings, and more. With an eye catching style that shares not only the story, but the soul, of a wedding, Andrea's clients praise her for being their wedding planner, event designer, advocate, and friend. Named the Best Wedding Planner in Las Vegas (2013), Wedding Professional of the Year (2011) and ranked as one of the top 50 wedding planners world-wide, Andrea works with celebrities, athletes, executives, and all people in love! Based in Las Vegas, and working as a destination wedding planner world wide, you can learn more at www.AndreaEppolitoEvents.com.