When shopping for their dream wedding dress, most brides focus on what vibe they would like to portray on the big day. Minimalist and modern maybe? Soft and romantic perhaps? Traditional? Bohemian? Hmm... Well, how about Gilmore Girls? Or a Shakespearean leading lady? If you didn't know Rory Gilmore and Juliet Capulet were added to the official canon of wedding-day vibes, wake up, girl! You can now channel your fave pop-culture lady through wedding dresses inspired by these iconic characters. Dream come true much?
Ever wonder what blue-eyed beauty Rory Gilmore would wear down the aisle? (We know we were definitely curious after that Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life finale....) Or what Holly Golightly would pair with her Tiffany & Co. engagement ring? Well, wedding-dress label Floravere has the answer. And it's pretty freakin' stunning, we might add.
Floravere designs its gorgeous gowns as homages to iconic female characters and badass actresses. For instance, the "R. Gilmore" ($3,390) is an ode to our favorite TV bookworm. The strapless sweetheart sheath combines old-world glamour and new-world romance with individually embroidered 3-D floral appliqués littering the soft, classic silhouette—a seamless fit for the former Ivy Leaguer and wannabe Stars Hollow residents who dream of saying "I do" in the town gazebo to a flannel-clad groom. Mother-of-the-bride Lorelai would definitely approve.
And bless your heart if you think you've ever seen a dress more perfect for a fashion-forward southern belle than Floravere's "S. O'Hara" ($3,550). No, it's not fashioned out of the sitting-room curtains, but the floaty A-line skirt gives a sultry swish on the ballroom dance floor, while the scattered beading and crystal sparkles catch the light for a subtle shimmer.
Browse below to see all of Floravere's wedding dresses inspired by both fictional and nonfictional leading ladies. The best part: If you decide you want to channel one of these haute heroines on your wedding day, you can choose any number of samples to try on right at home with a bottle of bubbly, a glam squad, and a legit man servant (seriously!), making your wedding-dress trial run a real celebration. Call up your #GirlSquad because Floravere has turned wedding-dress shopping into a legit girls' night in. Floravere, you the real M.V.P.
A minimalist silk-crepe gown with tailored sheer panels, made for Diane Keaton's effortless modern woman. ($1,550)
The unofficial queen of Fifth Avenue would pair this clean-yet-chic frock with her trademark sunnies. An expertly tailored blend of silk and wool, hand-pleated panels, and a modern plunging neckline makes this architectural gown impressively fashion forward. ($2,890)
Just as Love in the Time of Cholera blossomed, so it does on this feminine frock in the form of shimmering, intricately embroidered flowers. ($3,490)
This architectural crepe gown, with its high neck and deep plunge (with optional beaded front panel for some sparkly added coverage), is a fresh, minimalist take on glam. ($2,250)
An effortlessly draped lace and chiffon gown, perfect for a fresh-faced, too-cool beauty. ($2,790)
A badass bride like Olivia Pope needs a strong look to match. This wedding dress, featuring structured seaming, mikado silk, and bold detailing, fits the bill. ($3,050)
The delicate beading and dramatic back of this chiffon wedding dress possess the old-Hollywood glamour of its namesake screen siren. The most swoonworthy feature of this frock? There's three (!) different sleeve options. ($3,490)
This Alençon lace and fairy-tale-tulle wedding dress is wrought with exquisite floral motifs. It's vintage romance meets the modern Cinderella. ($2,850)
Nearly as romantic as Shakespeare's quintessential love story, this feminine off-the-shoulder gown features a hand-draped corseted bodice and acres of silk chiffon. ($2,995)