Elegant Gowns On Golden Pond

You remember the film “On Golden Pond” — the one that takes place on a New Hampshire lake. It is in that serene setting (Squam Lake, in real life) that we show you gorgeous, on-trend gowns. As the rising sun is giving the lake its light, we travel by boat to Church Island, where nature becomes a chapel.

Photography: Philbrick Photography • Gowns: Uniquely Couture Bridal, A Day to Remember Bridal Boutique • Flowers: Mountain Laurel • Makeup: Natasha Lee Towle • Hair: Tony A. David • Models: Shelby Hesslein, Samantha Dahlborg, Demitria Nixon • Boat Driver: Mike Swaney • Special thanks to The Manor on Golden Pond, Chocorua Island Chapel Association, and Jill Adie

This delicate A-line gown by Casablanca boasts a tulle skirt with a flowing train and a hand-beaded belt just above the natural waistline. The sweetheart top with an illusion neckline and low illusion back with beaded floral lace add a touch of sparkle. The veil is by Malis Henderson. Available at A Day to Remember Bridal Boutique
Top left: This dress is a picture of perfection for every bride. The blush organza gown, by Anne Barge, is contrasted with a silk and white lace bodice and flattering charmeuse cummerbund. In traditional bridal fashion, the gown is complemented by a fingertip-length veil adorned with Alençon lace and clear sequins. Available at Uniquely Couture Bridal
Top right and bottom: Classic, yet sexy and sophisticated, this silk satin organza gown with bateau neckline gown by Anne Barge is embellished with ivory Alençon lace. It is completed with pockets, illusion side cutouts and square open back.
This blush mermaid gown by Allure Bridals is adorned with soft ruching and a flattering belted waist that is perfect on all shapes and sizes. The real show-stopper is the hand-painted, chapel-length veil from Paris by Debra Moreland. It features scenic florals in colors of pink, gold and green. It’s the perfect way to make a statement on a gown with a simple skirt. Gown available at A Day to Remember Bridal Boutique; veil available at Uniquely Couture Bridal
A geometric beaded lace mermaid gown with a Queen Anne neckline, lace hem and keyhole back is perfect for the confident and glamorous bride. A bold statement necklace of crystal and pearl adorns the neck for some added glamour, while a simple veil in her hair softens the look. Available at Uniquely Couture Bridal
Top: This Allure Bridals dress is made of two separate pieces. An ivory lace sheath overlays a café-colored charmeuse slip dress. Adorned with plenty of shimmer and an elongating V-neck, this gown is perfect for a bride who wants a simply shaped gown with lots of detail. Available at A Day to Remember Bridal Boutique
Bottom: This portrait neckline illusion beaded lace and tulle ball gown (available at A Day to Remember Bridal Boutique) achieves a dreamy, princess wedding day look. Off-the-shoulder bridal gowns are on-trend for 2017. This gown also works with a variety of headpieces. An asymmetric headband brings a touch of sparkle up to the face and is the perfect alternative to a veil for the more nontraditional bride, while warm-weather bohemian brides can opt for a botanical head wreath of green gray eucalyptus with ranunculus and lisianthus blossoms.
Top: Brides who love lace will fall head over heels for this V-neck maid gown by Pronovias. A full-length train and plunging back detail add drama to this simply gorgeous gown. Providing a soft accent is a classic bouquet of mixed roses, stocks and café au lait dahlias with greenery accents.
Bottom left: Perfect for a modern-day princess, this Anne Barge V-neck gown of Italian Kalika has a neckline, midriff and hem outlined in rows of soutache with an Alençon lace bodice. The look is completed with a headband of ivory pearls and crystals. Both gowns available at Uniquely Couture Bridal.
Bottom right: Elegant, graceful, timeless dress for the understated bride. Comfortable, yet form-fitting, this beautiful lace dress is formal but still easy to dance in. The blouson bodice lends itself to a bohemian vibe, while the crystal halo headpiece brings in a touch of glamour. Available at Uniquely Couture Bridal