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What makes a dress timeless? Is it in the cut or a certain quality that transcends mere trends? Clearly Marguerite Hannah, the designer behind Alan Hannah bridal gowns, knows the answer.

The 2014 Alan Hannah Timeless Beauty bridal collection offers a beautiful selection of wedding dresses which are instant classics in our book. For this collection, Marguerite has infused Β iconic looks of the 20th century with a modern sensibility, creating stunningly elegant, heirloom-worthy pieces such as Bettie, pictured above and below, a sleeveless gown with gold metallic French lace bodice.

We’re also obsessed with the accessories designed by Alan to match the gowns of this collection. This includes the Byzantium tiara, below, created with handmade gilded ceramic leaves, freshwater pearls and crystals. The design was inspired by both the color of the lace of Bettie and the golden mosaics of Ayia Sophia in Istanbul. Breathtaking!

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