The Wedding Arbor: Gorgeous Wedding Gowns

May 27, 2010 Updated: May 27, 2010

DELICATE DESIGNS: Two wedding dresses by Japanese bridal designer Yumi Katsura at her 2010 grand collection presentation in Tokyo on Feb. 23. (Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)
DELICATE DESIGNS: Two wedding dresses by Japanese bridal designer Yumi Katsura at her 2010 grand collection presentation in Tokyo on Feb. 23. (Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)
Designers truly rise to the occasion with a great selection of wedding dresses—from short, flowery choices to long, flowing gowns. Here we present a view of designs that have gotten our attention.
YOUR GOLDEN DAY: A gold-thread woven wedding dress designed by Japanese designer Yumi Katsura, and a gold tiara by Tanaka Kikinzoku Jewelry priced at US$900,000 in Tokyo on Feb. 4, 2009. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
YOUR GOLDEN DAY: A gold-thread woven wedding dress designed by Japanese designer Yumi Katsura, and a gold tiara by Tanaka Kikinzoku Jewelry priced at US$900,000 in Tokyo on Feb. 4, 2009. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
CLASSIC: A design from the Carolina Herrera Bridal Collection on Oct. 24, 2007. (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
CLASSIC: A design from the Carolina Herrera Bridal Collection on Oct. 24, 2007. (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
OLD-FASHIONED LOOK: But with a nontraditional twist, a creation as part of the Blugirl Fall/Winter 2010-2011 ready-to-wear collection on Feb.25 in Milan. (Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images)
OLD-FASHIONED LOOK: But with a nontraditional twist, a creation as part of the Blugirl Fall/Winter 2010-2011 ready-to-wear collection on Feb.25 in Milan. (Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images)
FRESH FLOWERS: Blugirl's design for the Spring/Summer 2010 ready-to-wear fashion collection on Sept. 24, 2009, in Milan. (Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images)
FRESH FLOWERS: Blugirl's design for the Spring/Summer 2010 ready-to-wear fashion collection on Sept. 24, 2009, in Milan. (Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images)
INVOKING THE GODDESS: A draped dress by Elie Saab in Paris on July 8, 2009. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
INVOKING THE GODDESS: A draped dress by Elie Saab in Paris on July 8, 2009. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
SWIRLS: Elie Saab's presentation during the 2009/2010 Autumn-Winter Haute Couture collection show on July 8, 2009, in Paris. (Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images)
SWIRLS: Elie Saab's presentation during the 2009/2010 Autumn-Winter Haute Couture collection show on July 8, 2009, in Paris. (Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images)