From Sketch to Dress: Spring 2012

See how some of our favorite designers turned their ideas into bridal realities

Wtoo

"What makes this dress special is the delicate hand-embroidered flowers and extensive Swarovski crystal beadwork that go into each appliqué," says designer Vatana Watters of this strapless mermaid gown. The lace and tulle form a pleated bodice and a trumpet skirt that are hand-embroidered with organza flowers, crystals and scallop lace. The ivory Alençon lace is a new lace that's been added to the Wtoo collection, which was inspired by Will and Kate's engagement, English gardens, and European cathedral architecture. The designer says the Wtoo bride this season embodies femininity, romance, and reminiscence.

See more dresses from the Spring 2012 Wtoo runway.

Illustraition: courtesy of the designer/Photo: Thomas Iannaccone