Inspired by Resilience: Our Favorites from BHLDN's Spring 2021 Wedding Gown Collection

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Virginia Beach, Virginia

While 2020 has devastatingly altered the wedding world as we know it, we are still full of optimism and hope that it's only temporary. We can't ignore the fact that all couples have had to shift their original plans and still continue to do so for whatever 2021 brings us. When our friends at BHLDN sent over their upcoming Spring 2021 bridal collection, we couldn't help get a little emotional that they have designed this new set of wedding gowns with the COVID-affected bride in mind. From uncertainty and disappointment, resilience rises, and we are reminded that love is never canceled. And that's what matters. Versatility, affordable price points, and emotive details are all behind the inspiration of this breathtaking collection, and we had to share our favorites to help inspire you for whatever your wedding day looks like in the days to come!

Gorgeous wedding dresses from BHLDN Spring 2021 collection that include dramatic necklines and versatile fabrics
Modern courthouse dress with flounce hem made of Mikado silk

Flounce Hem Chic


With a square neckline, clean modern lines, and a playful flounce hem, we are in love with Avignon! At the $995 price point, it's the ideal gown for a courthouse ceremony or even a second dress change for a more low-key celebration. Its Mikado silk fabric gives an elegance befitting of any special day!

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Sophie et Voila Avignon Gown | Gold Hoop Earrings with Pearl Details | Satin Sandals with Removable Tulle Bows (similar)


Chic short lace wedding dress with bell sleeves perfect for a sophisticated courthouse wedding
Romantic vintage inspired column fitted lace wedding dress

Stylized Modern Lace


Calling all old world loving brides! Vintage gets a makeover with stylized lace in Didion priced at $895 and available in plus size. It's the best of "no fuss" and "I love all the details!" with its comfortable stretchy embroidered tulle fabric and its antique-inspired waistband. It's the high neckline that we especially love in this gown making it great for changing seasons and unexpected new wedding dates!

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Tadashi Shoji Didion Gown | Pearl and Gemstone Drop Earrings | Vintage-Inspired Pink Cameo and Pearl Cluster Earrings | Pearl Hair Pins


Flowy chic and effortless white wedding dress with pockets made of crepe fabric

Effortless with Pockets


Easy chic is a buzzword relevant to COVID-affected weddings. Couples want stress-free everything in an uncertain wedding world, and we love BHLDN's Grazie gown just for that with a price of $895. Made of sweeping crepe, this contemporary boho look is comfort personified with its flowing silhouette, pockets, and a customizable tulle back tie that you can change at any time. Brides can dress this gown up with statement necklaces or with long breezy hair curls. Simple is the new black!

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Sophie et Voila Grazie Gown | Thick Elongated Hoop Earrings | Mixed Crystal Bracelet (similar)


Tea length wedding dress with stretch mesh and low neckline with sequins
Tea length wedding dress with stretch mesh and low neckline with sequins

Updated Tea Length


Bridal gown lengths are shortening along with smaller guest lists. The midi (or tea) length gives a playful touch to show off statement shoes or just keep it cool in warmer days. At $895 and available in plus size, the Mattea gown shows off an A-line skirt with a stretch mesh fabric and sequined neckline to help every bride feel her most beautiful in the face of uncertainty. We especially love the shirred off-the-shoulder sleeves that complement the bodice's central twist!

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By Watters Mattea Gown | Pearl Chandelier with Bow Earrings | Double Tulle Bow Satin Shoes


Dramatic and Old World Inspired tailored wedding dress with satin buttons and unique cap sleeves
Dramatic and Old World Inspired tailored wedding dress with satin buttons and unique cap sleeves

Dramatic and Tailored


Old Hollywood gets a makeover with this charmeuse satin stunner! Tailored in all of the right places, the Sidney gown oozes sophistication at the lovely price of $995. Its high neckline and unique cap sleeves are the ultra for a look of modern vintage elegance. We especially love the satin-covered buttons because details like these matter when you find your dream dress!

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Catherine Deane Sidney Gown | Feathered Statement Earrings | Vintage-Inspired Soft Blue and Gold Heels (similar)


Romantic fairytale wedding dress with layers of blush pink tulle and lace appliques
Romantic fairytale wedding dress with layers of blush pink tulle and lace appliques

A Blush of Romance


Happily ever afters exist, and it definitely is apparent in this gown! Priced at $1495 and available in plus size, the dimensional lace appliqués and layers of airy blush-colored fabric of Malone are swoonworthy to any bride looking for the fairytale ensemble. Dreams and wishes are more important in pandemic times, and this dress speaks to all of that hope.

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Watters Malone Gown | Crystal-Embellished Veil | Pearl and Gemstone Drop Earrings | Regal-Inspired Crystal Tiara | Rhinestone Chandelier Earrings


Boho inspired fitted lace wedding dress with removable sleeves

Removable Sleeves


Boho vibes come out to inspire in this staturesque Gambelle gown priced at $1395 and available in plus size. With removable off-the-shoulder sleeves, we love the feminine graphic lace details that complement the more sultry side slit. Heck yes, face the uncertainty of 2021 with confidence, and this dress boasts assertive beauty!

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Willowby by Watters Gambelle Gown | Cream-Colored Abstract Floral Heels | Baroque Pearl Hoop Earrings | Tufted Silk Petal Hair Pins | Irregular Flat Pearl Bracelet


Boho inspired wedding gown with surprise delicate ruffle hem and spaghetti straps
Boho inspired wedding gown with surprise delicate ruffle hem and spaghetti straps

Ruffled Trim


If any gown symbolized the unexpected, it's the Oleana gown! With a popular A-line silhouette and inset lace waistband, it's the surprise ruffle hem that delights! It's a lovely dress, but the delicate tulle ruffle definitely makes it into a more playful look. Priced at $1495, we can imagine this at any beach elopement wedding here in Virginia.

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Christos Costarellos Oleana Gown | Boho-Inspired Pearl Chandelier Earrings


Classic and effortless fitted lace bridal gown with lace cap sleeves and v neckline

Lace Cap Sleeves


Priced at $995 and available in plus size, this classic fitted lace gown called Francila is that gorgeous wedding day go-to. The lace cap sleeves and simple v-neckline give off the perfect effortless bridal style. We love that you can add a sash to it or leave without! Its versatility in personalizing is limitless.

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Wtoo by Watters Francila Gown | Botanical-Inspired Hoop Earrings | Pearl Barrette Hair Pin Set (similar)


Strapless wedding dress with sweetheart neckline and structured bodice for romantic bridal style

Structured Bodice with Whimsical Tulle


Whimsy and romantic come to mind when you first see the Jessilyn gown priced at $1450. Its exposed corset boning, layered sheer tulle, and floral appliqués scream "garden wedding" to us, and with more weddings happening outdoors right now, this fits right in with those COVID-affected weddings. We especially love the timeless sweetheart neckline that will always be in vogue no matter how weddings change!

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Jenny by Jenny Yoo Jessilyn Gown | Abstract Floral Drop Earrings | Embroidered Floral Veil (similar)


Want to see the full Spring 2021 bridal gown collection from BHLDN? Head over to their Collection Preview for all the details. The gowns just make you get all excited for what's to come next year!

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