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Top 10 Real Wedding Dresses of 2013


Beautiful as a wedding dress might look coming down the runway, something magical happens when a real girl puts one on. Here's 10 of our favorite real Project Wedding bride looks from the year, presented in no particular order. Enjoy! 

Related:  The Top 10 Bridesmaid Dresses of 2013 

1. Helen's Beaded Cap Sleeves 

wedding dress with beaded sleeves

Photo by Jamie Delaine Photography 

The beaded cap sleeves on Helen's Lilien Collection gown from Bisou Bridal feel dainty and romantic -- and provide just the right amount of coverage for a more demure bride. Check out more shots in her pretty blush Vancouver wedding

2. Kendall's Made-for-Dancing Skirt 

gatsby wedding dress

Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography 

The skirt of this Saison Blanche gown was made for twirling! And the beaded bodice fits right in with this wedding's glam Gatsby-inspired decor

3. Tina's Pink Perfection 

pink wedding dress

Photo by Kristine Marie Photography

This blush organza Maggie Sottero stunner really wowed us --  and Tina's glam taste is evident in every other aspect of her sparkly California wedding

4. Hannah's Textured Cream Gown 

Watters cream wedding dress

Photo by Anni Cee Photography 

The extra-large rosettes on this cream Watters gown bring a dose of modernity to the classic ball gown silhouette -- and it fits right in with Hannah and Joe's autumn-inspired Windy City wedding

5. Sandy's Southern Charm 

preppy halter wedding dress

Photo by Woodland Fields Photography

For a sophisticated preppy look, this Southern Belle added a custom ruffled collar to her Jim Hjelm halter gown -- and it looked mighty gorgeous against her mix 'n' match bridesmaids

6. Melanie's Kate Spade Cuteness 

kate spade short wedding dress

Photo by Abby Jiu Photography 

Though technically Melanie's reception dress, this short Kate Spade number is perfect for a City Hall wedding! Check out her winter DC nuptials to see her equally gorgeous Rivini gown. 

7. Kalista's Unforgettable Jenny Packham Moment 

jenny packham wedding dress

Photo by Sequins and Candy

Look at those sheer epaulet sleeves! Nine months later and we are still swooning over this gorgeous Jenny Packham gown -- not to mention the DIY details and rustic decor of the rest of the wedding. 

8. Madiha: A Vision in Red 

indian wedding dress

Photo by Nyk + Cali Wedding Photographers 

Does a bride get any more beautiful than this? From her bold lipstick to the ornate jewels, Madiha left no detail overlooked for her Nashville nuptials

9. Lauren's Rustic Ruffles 

rustic wedding dress

Photo by Stacey Bishop Photography

Half-sleeves and a layered skirt, all trimmed in lace. No doubt about it -- this bride's custom Paula Nelson Hart dress fit right into her vintage-inspired backyard nuptials

10. Lori's Retro Lace Look 

retro tea length wedding dress

Photo by Matushek Photography 

How fun is this tea-length gown? The birdcage veil and satin heels make it just a touch sassy -- perfect for a bride who wanted "personal touches with doses of personality" for her modern loft wedding

Related: Real Bridal Style We Love | Swoon-Worthy Dress Details

Last Updated: December 21, 2013 at 1:11 am
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