12 Wedding Gowns that Sparkle

12 Wedding Gowns that Sparkle

A wedding gown that sparkles and shines can go a long way to making an elegant fashion statement while looking stunning in photographs. 

By using several types of methods and embellishments to achieve a shiny effect, designers work with beads, sequins, crystals, or other jewels to catch the light. Gowns may have detailing on just the bodice or hemline to subtly draw attention to those areas, or they may have sequins or crystals scattered throughout the fabric for a bold, glamorous look.

Below you’ll find 21 gorgeous gowns that sparkle that include the following types of embellishments:

Seed beads which are small, round beads that are often used to create intricate patterns or to add texture to a gown. 

Pearls, which are always a classic sophisticated choice. Coming in a wide range of colors, including white, cream, pink, and black, they can be used on wedding dresses in a variety of ways and look lovely when worn with a matching necklace or headpiece.

Sequins, flat shiny discs made of aluminum, brass, copper, or other metals look stunning on wedding dresses. They can be used sparingly on belts and bodices or used in profusion to create 


To light up the dance floor and look breathtaking coming down the aisle consider wearing a gown with glass crystals. Made by melting silica, which is a type of sand, and adding other materials to create a specific type and color of glass, crystals are cut into small, flat or shaped pieces and faceted to create their brilliant appearance, making them a favorite among designers of couture wedding gowns.

Check out the 21 glittering gowns below and find one that suits your fancy. Then contact your bridal store and send them the picture of the one you love most. 

Photographed by Citlalli Rico Photography - Riviera Maya, Mexico wedding photographers
Photographed by Annie Simard Photographer - Riviera Maya, Mexico wedding photographers
Photographed by Citlalli Rico Photography - Riviera Maya, Mexico wedding photographers
Photographed by Thierry Joubert Photography - France wedding photographers
Photographed by Sy Photography - New York, New York wedding photographers
Photographed by John Makris Photography - Greece wedding photographers
Photographed by Alakija Studios - New York, New York wedding photographers
Photographed by M. Hart - Los Angeles, California wedding photographers
Photographed by Kevin Heslin Photography -  Costa Rica wedding photographers
Photographed by MD Photo Films -  Westchester, New York wedding photographers
Photographed by Zee Anna Photography -  Naples, Florida wedding photographers
Photographed by Xiaoqi Li Photography - Virginia wedding photographers
Photographed by Ed Peers Photography - London, UK wedding photographers
Photographed by Amber Henry Photography - Michigan wedding photographers
Photographed by Procopio Photography - Washington, DC wedding photographers
Photographed by Sy Photography - New York, New York wedding photographers
Photographed by Nino Lombardo Photography  - Sicily, Italy wedding photographers
Photographed by Joanne Dunn Photographers - Italy wedding photographers
Photographed by Michelle Arlotta Photography - New Jersey wedding photographers
Photographed by John and Joseph - Los Angeles, California wedding photographers
Photographed by Joe Appel Photography - Pennsylvania wedding photographers

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