Ahh, wedding planning! Time to find the perfect location, theme, colors and flowers and plan it all out on your DIY Wedding Ideas Pinterest board. The toughest part? Finding the right dress that matches your aesthetic. We sat down with the pros at Amy Kuschel Studios, a local San Francisco fave, and got the hands-on treatment from Amy herself. See below for all the style tips (and our top four picks) for the best wedding dress for your big day.

Romantic Vintage Garden Wedding

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the-london

Demure yet flirtatious, and with a mix of textures, Bella Rose and Primrose laces make The London gown just right for a romantic garden soiree. The romantic wedding dress features a swoop neck line with light and delicate lace, making it practically perfect for the mid-afternoon walk down the aisle. Like the city, The London is certain to please. We recommend DIYing “something old” to go with the vintage vibe. Using pieces from a relative’s wedding gown and wrapping them around your bridal bouquet would do the trick oh-so well.

Intimate Private Estate or Beach Wedding

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the-jules

A sophisticated and shapely sheath will make the perfect gown for an intimate outdoor affair, be it on a private estate or on the beach. These simple yet elegant shapes are what to look for. The Jules is a dress that has clean lines at the waist and a top silhouette with fine lacey details. It’s wonderfully pretty and full of intrigue, and would make an effortlessly chic wedding gown ready for all that romance.

City Hall or Afternoon Nuptials

jackie

Getting married at City Hall? Then your nuptials definitely call for flirtatious charm. A mod ’60s-inspired shift is the perfect one to wear to your affair. Make a chic statement with The Jackie. This above-the-knee dress would also be great for your bridal brunch or rehearsal dinner.

Elegantly Rustic Nuptials

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the-babe

A figure-flattering, body-conscious trumpet silhouette is both dramatic and glamorous. Instead of going full bohemian, take it to the next level and look for a dress that still harbors the floral sense but holds the form of an elegant silhouette. The Babe has a cotton flower-power-patterned lace that’s a natural choice for a woodland wedding filled with rustic elegance. Looking for some bridesmaids inspo? Earth tones of greens and taupes would pair great with a dress that channels the same naturalism.

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Which of these Amy Kuschel gowns are you falling for? What style of dress are you thinking? Let us know in the comments below!