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New Markarian Wedding Dresses, Plus Past Collections

Highlights from Spring 2022 and beyond.

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After a mere three years in the industry, Alexandra O'Neill's luxury label has carved a devoted fanbase for what she refers to as "celestial romanticism." Markarian, named after a group of galaxies, offers bridal looks inspired by all things mystical and its gowns have the same magnetic appeal. Made in New York, the clothes are impeccably crafted using decadent fabrics. With the dreaminess of the cosmos, O'Neill's dresses are, in a word, pretty. The feminine, ethereal gowns can make any bride feel magical on her wedding day.

Below, the latest collections from Markarian.

Markarian Spring 2022

“Feminine cuts take focus this season and are accessorized with dreamy headpieces made in a special collaboration with Gigi Burris Millinery,” says Alexandra O’Neill. “We used fabrics and embellishments from our S/S2022 bridal gowns to effortlessly complement the beautiful accessories. Satin wrapped headbands, hand draped Swarovski pearl dotted silk bows and violettes, and wispy veils are all ethereal yet wearable.” 

“Gigi Burris Millinery was founded to preserve the romantic craft of millinery, with timeless design and thoughtful craftsmanship in every piece produced,” says Gigi Burris, founder of Gigi Burris Millinery. “Gigi Burris and Markarian are dedicated to responsible, local and handmade production in New York City. A natural partnership between two female founders, we both share an appreciation for exquisite technique and attention to detail.”

Take a look at the gorgeous new collection below.

Petal

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A standout piece from the entire collection, this dress should be a staple in every bridal wardrobe. It's the perfect look for a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, and reception. Even better, you can wear it again long after you've said "I do."

The Cut: Mini dress

The Material: Silk

The Wow Factor: The allover floral petals

Demetra

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Simple, cute, and elegant, this dress is great for brides of all styles. It's the quintessential summer and spring piece.

The Cut: Midi dress

The Material: Moire

The Wow Factor: The ruffled neckline

Treena

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Party all night long in this stunning tiered ruffle dress. A playful look for any type of bridal occasion.

The Cut: Long sleeve midi dress

The Material: Silk

The Wow Factor: The tiered ruffles

Apple

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The Cut: Tea-length dress with a bow

The Material: Lace

The Wow Factor: The belted bow detail

Prudence

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The Cut: Off-the-shoulder column dress

The Material: Brocade

The Wow Factor: The elegant silhouette

Bowen

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The Cut: Mini dress

The Material: Silk

The Wow Factor: The allover floral applique

Laurel

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The Cut: One shoulder midi dress

The Material: Lace

The Wow Factor: The mini train in the back of the dress

Evangeline

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The Cut: Long sleeve mini dress

The Material: Beaded lace

The Wow Factor: The lace sleeves and cinched waist

Bianca Jacket and Duchesse Pant

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The Cut: Corset jacket and wide leg pant

The Material: Satin

The Wow Factor: The corset jacket

Eveline

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The Cut: Midi dress

The Material: Satin

The Wow Factor: The over the shoulder neckline

Lionette

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The Cut: One shoulder midi dress

The Material: Viscose and silk

The Wow Factor: The subtle white floral details

Bliss

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The Cut: Coat with a bow

The Material: Lace

The Wow Factor: The balloon sleeves

Nessa

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The Cut: Long sleeve slip dress

The Material: Viscose and silk

The Wow Factor: The floral jacquard detailing

Arabelle

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The Cut: Ruffle shoulder gown

The Material: Lace

The Wow Factor: The ruffled shoulder sleeves

Circe

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The Cut: A-line gown

The Material: Silk

The Wow Factor: The arm bow sashes

Yvetta

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The Cut: Cottagecore style gown

The Material: Silk satin

The Wow Factor: The puff sleeves and V-neckline

Linnea

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The Cut: Long sleeve ballgown

The Material: Lace

The Wow Factor: The allover lace

Ditsy

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The Cut: A-line gown

The Material: Viscose and silk

The Wow Factor: The shoulder strap train

Evora

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The Cut: Strapless column dress

The Material: Pearl and lace

The Wow Factor: The detachable bow

Bruna Headband

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The Cut: Sculptural padded headband

The Material: Satin

The Wow Factor: The demure floral detailing

Calla Blusher

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The Cut: Blusher veil

The Material: Nylon illusion tulle

The Wow Factor: The ribbon bow detail on the top

Raffa Hat

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The Cut: Wide brim hat

The Material: Straw

The Wow Factor: The racello braiding

Bibi Hat

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The Cut: Boater hat

The Material: Straw

The Wow Factor: The moire ribbon trim

Lunella Violette

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The Cut: Cage veil

The Material: Swarovski pearls and silk

The Wow Factor: The hand-beaded Swarovski pearl detailing

Catrine Cathedral Veil

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The Cut: Cathedral length veil

The Material: Tulle

The Wow Factor: The scalloped lace edging

Misty Bow

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The Cut: Hair bow barrette

The Material: Silk faille

The Wow Factor: The dotted pearl detailing

Markarian Spring 2020

The Markarian Spring 2020 collection brings a more structured take on wedding dresses. Fanned ruffle bodices, long peplums, and billowy sleeves add sculptural dimensions to otherwise soft materials. The collection, inspired by a traipse along an Italian villa, is filled with delicate feminine details like a subtle drape on a strapless sheath, an effortless cowl neckline, or ruched bodices. The collection also includes delicious floral options for guests or members of the bridal party.

Bernini

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"Bernini" strapless floral jacquard A-line gown with wrap detail draping at waist.

Brunelleschi and Giovanna

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"Brunelleschi and Giovanna"

Perpetua

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"Perpetua" strapless trumpet eyelet gown with peplum detail at waist and detachable silk belt.

Donatella

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"Donatella" dress "Bianca" belt

Juliet

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"Juliet" floral gown with lace trim at hem.

Botticelli

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"Botticelli" embroidered chiffon A-line gown with plunging neckline, long sleeves, and detachable flower detail.

Rosetta

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"Rosetta" Ivory Satin Mini Dress With Bow cowl neckline embellished shoulder straps.

Harmon

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"Harmon"

Verona and Montague

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"Verona" dress "Montague" bed jacket

Pyramus and Thisbe

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"Pyramus" ivory satin and lace cami top and "Thisbe" satin and lace shorts/knickers

Borromeo

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"Borromeo" lace babydoll dress with sweetheart neckline and silk dupioni belt with bow.

Donna

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"Donna" floral dress with plunging neckline

Caravaggio and Bradamante

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"Caravaggio" silk dupioni top with fanned ruffle, "Bradamante" silk dupioni wrap skirt with cascading ruffles, and "Bianca" belt.

Harpy

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"Harpy" sleeveless silk dupioni A-line dress with bow detail on shoulders dress and "Titania" silk dupioni belt with plastic buckle and studs.

Francesca

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"Francesca" embellished silk midi dress with one-shoulder puffed sleeve, pearl beadings, and mirrored sequins.

Dido

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"Dido" floral dress with one-shoulder detail.

Markarian Fall 2019

This season is all about sleeves: poufs, airy caps, and tie-arounds. Not for the faint of heart, these stylish dresses are for modern brides who want to channel effortless chic on their wedding day. There's an ease to the clothes, It's hard to choose standouts this season, but a boxy wraparound with feather plumes, a long-sleeved lace sheath with a peplum,

"Rhett" sleeveless dress with V-neckline, crystal trim straps and matching belt, and off-the shoulder tie-around sleeves.

Aphrodite

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"Aphrodite" column lace gown with a plunging neckline, long sleeves, and peplum detail.

Arabella

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"Arabella" sleeveless silk moire faille A-line gown with a scoop neckline and ruffles at waist and straps.

Artemis

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"Artemis" silk midi wrap dress with long pouf sleeves, feather embellishments on skirt, and crystal-embellished self-tie belt.

Aurelia

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"Aurelia" sleeveless beaded lace brocade gown with V-neckline and self-tie bow belt.

Aurora

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"Aurora" floral lace A-line gown with square neckline, cap sleeves, and tiered skirt from empire waist.

Caspian

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"Caspian" silk babydoll dress with sweetheart neckline, puffed long sleeves, and allover crystal embellishments.

Celestia

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"Celestia" beaded lace dress with extended faille bow straps, sweeping faille train, and crystal-embellished self-tie belt.

Clementine

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"Clementine" floral lace A-line dress with pouf sleeves, corset bodice, and tiered skirt.  

Demeter

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"Demeter" silk faille A-line gown with fanned ruffle bodice and fitted waist.

Esmeralda

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"Esmeralda" floral silk A-line gown with V-neckline, pouf sleeves, and ruching at waist.

Esperanza

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"Esperanza" floral lace A-line dress with high neckline, long sleeves, and white slip midi dress.

Guinevere

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"Guinevere" silk faille A-line gown with plunging neckline, crystal embellishments, and tiered skirt.

Hestia

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"Hestia" multicolored beaded lace dress with V-neckline, cross tie detail, off-the-shoulder pouf sleeves, and thigh-high slit.

Jasmine

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"Jasmine" silk faille A-line gown with deep-V neckline, slim straps, and crystal trim.

Josephine

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"Josephine" floral lace A-line dress with plunging neckline and wrapped bust empire waist.

Lancelot

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"Lancelot" sheer sequin wrap dress with ruffled sleeves and cascading ruffle detail, with matching crystal belt and slip dress.

Rhett

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"Rhett" sleeveless dress with V-neckline, crystal trim straps, and matching belt, and off-the-shoulder tie-around sleeves.

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