As with its spring ready-to-wear collection, the Oscar de la Renta Fall 2017 bridal collection was designed by the in-house design studio. The twelve looks are inspired by the gardens of Oscar and Annette de la Renta, the sprawling greenery of the late designer’s various homes.

The collection embraced strapless and sleeveless styles in traditional ivory and cream shades. From cascading ballgowns to slim column silhouettes, each look is a lesson in elegance. Gowns are embellished with floral appliqué details as well as large bows and Chantilly lace.

Three-dimensional blossoms fluttered atop the fitted bodice of a strapless sheath number, or tumbled down the front of a frothy tulle number, while elsewhere, blooming vines snaked along a full ball-skirted style. Even a minimalist bride could likely appreciate a long, trailing floral lace cape. A richly embroidered, tailored coatdress worn atop a slip was particularly stunning—though for a more behind-the-scenes brand of wow factor, a high-low hem number took the cake: Its lush embellishments took De la Renta atelier workers, all told, about 180 hours to produce.

Go behind the scenes with the unveiling of the finishing touches of the Fall 2017 bridal collection direct from the Oscar de la Renta atelier.