Berta’s 2018 bridal collection was already a dazzling parade of glitz and glamour on the New York Bridal Fashion Week runway; but to see the gowns in a different setting – one teeming with the sultry sophistication of Spanish charm – puts everything into context and inspires visions of a romantic destination wedding in Europe.

Whether it’s a backless masterpiece or a plunging neckline, a wedding gown by Berta is not meant for the shrinking violet. This collection embraces the daring side of bridal couture, with cuts that are unapologetically sexy, yet structured enough to maintain an air of elegance.

For a bridal ensemble that embodies Spanish romance and regality, a gorgeous train transforms a sleek silhouette with sheer fabric and long sleeves into a gown fit for a wedding in a Madrid castle. Gorgeous drop earrings by Joon Han Jewelry add a colorful touch with stones mimicking the light’s reflection off the Manzanares River, and a stunning Ashoka diamond wedding band stands up to the drama of the gown.

A curve-hugging Berta number with a plunging neckline and intricately beaded lace makes for the perfect reception dress (or simply remove a detachable train). Dance the night away during an outdoor reception on the coast or have your own parade in the streets. For an eye-catching bridal accessory, a bright green jeweled clutch by Lydia Courteille will keep your belongings handy throughout the day’s celebrations.

During the Spanish summer, there’s something undeniably seductive about a strappy, slip-style dress with a flowing train, which is the perfect alternative to the ever-popular strapless ballgown. We especially love Berta’s delicate appliques and wispy textures. 

If you prefer to balance out a low neckline with a slightly demure feature, a cap sleeved gown with a ruffled train is an exquisite option that brings all the beauty and enigmatic romance of a European love story to life.