When Anne Barge announced that their #ABBStyle competition (a styling contest open to their stockists) was going to feature the “Berkeley” gown for the month of May, we knew we needed to make the most of it, and bring the gown to a location outside of our salon to showcase the surprising versatility of this voluminous ball gown!

The gorgeous, clean silk satin and Kalika fabrics paired with a portrait neckline and full skirt give this gown a classic look that is perfect for both ballroom and nautical brides alike.

With the words, “seaside glamour” in our minds, we (very gingerly!) took this gown dockside for a shoot, with the Long Island Sound in the distance.

We accessorized with a veil from Toni Federici, and a headpiece from our newest accessory designer, Maria Elena.

We had a lot of fun with this little shoot, enjoy some of our favorite images!