Spoiler Alert! Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel Anna Karenina ends in tragedy, and the affair depicted between our leading lady and her Count Vronsky is—how shall we put it? —less than savory. But that doesn’t mean we can’t revel in this epic love story’s lush and romantic atmosphere! Take a look at our gorgeous style selections below, inspired by the drama and opulence of Imperial Russia and the breathtaking production design of Joe Wright’s 2012 film adaptation of Tolstoy’s novel. Centered around the Old World intrigue of Vanessa (a fitted silk A-line wedding dress featuring lines of metallic embroidered lace and Swarovski crystals), our gallery features rich jewel tones, show-stopping accessories, and luxurious fabrics that evoke Russia’s distinctive cross-section of Eastern and Western aesthetics. We’ve also amped up the diamonds and gemstones, cascading bouquets, illusion necklines, brocade fabrics, and vintage flower crowns—brides with a flair for art-inspired splendor and turn-of-the-century glamour will love this sumptuous and theatrical aesthetic!
Looking for other perfect wedding gowns to fit with our luxe romance Anna Karenina-Inspired wedding board? Take a look at our Trends page for vintage wedding gowns, off-the-shoulder dresses, and more!