Romantic vintage gowns beckon us back to another era. As a time of love, grace, and simplicity, the bygone days of the past still hearken to our hearts.

While we at Bridal Spectacular frequently focus on sharing the latest trends for Las Vegas weddings, we also understand the importance of remembering wedding traditions of long ago. Today we’d like to present a collection of vintage wedding gowns through this idea gallery. Created by varied designers from periods stretching across a century, these gowns hold the key to our past—the romances of those before us and the remembrance of love as a cause that never grows old.

View this vintage bridal gown collection at Bridal Spectacular bridal show.

Vintage Gown from the 1920s: Perfect for a casual wedding, this lawn dress displays a soft sheerness with circular patterns and a simple belt.

Bridal Gown: 1920s

Vintage Gown from 1930s: From its sheer train to full-length sleeves, this gown exudes elegance with its flocked lace worn atop an ivory satin slip.

Bridal Gown: 1930s

Vintage Gown from 1940s: As a bridal gown from the New York Dress Institute’s collection for wartime brides, this sophisticated wedding dress is made of ivory satin and complemented by an orange blossom veil.

Bridal Gown: 1940s

Vintage Gown from 1950s: This Maurer original, ballerina-length gown features Chantilly lace atop satin, complete with subtle buttons down the back and long, pointed sleeves.

Bridal Gown: 1950s

Vintage Gown from 1950s: Created of ivory taffeta, this wedding dress displays floral–patterned embroidery along its skirt and bodice as details to its sleeveless silhouette.

Bridal Gown: 1950s

Vintage Gown from 1960s: Designed by Priscilla of Boston, this “Miss Betsy” bridal gown introduces a built-in train and showcases English net, ivory lace, and bell sleeves accented with pearls and soft bows.

Bridal Gown: 1960s

Vintage Gown from 1960s: With its high-neckline, this Juliet-style wedding dress is further made unique by its buttoned bodice, satin central panel, and horizontal rows of lace.

Bridal Gown: 1960s

Vintage Gown from 1970s: Embracing a more Victorian appearance, this romantic bridal gown incorporates organza and lace across the empire bodice and along the cuffs of Bishop sleeves.

Bridal Gown: 1970s

Brides, embrace the romance of this vintage collection. Also, take encouragement from each of these wedding dresses—the embodiment of love through the ages and the representation of marriages where women, just like you, stepped forth to join hands and hearts with the men of their dreams. For all the wedding planning that will occur at the bridal show, we want this theme to stay with you: The wedding is but a moment, but a marriage motivated by steadfastness and love lasts forever.

To view more vintage wedding dresses from the 1930s-1960s, please plan to attend the Bridal Spectacular bridal show on August 19-20, 2011, at Cashman Convention Center. Whether you want to gather inspiration for a traditional wedding or you’ll simply appreciate the history of these pieces, we invite you to view the Vintage Wedding Gown display available in Inspiration Avenue, only two weeks from today.

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Author: Allyson Siwajian © 2011

Photographs: Allyson Siwajian © 2011

Dress Collection discovered and displayed by: Debra Hansen and Laura Covington