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F Bloomin love By Meda Kessler Photos by Ralph Lauer rom gossamer tulle with a whisper of a tea-stain rose print to gossamer lace overlays to clutches of fabric fl owers, the bridal trend for 2010 is botanically inspired. Although bejeweled bodices are still commonplace, we’re seeing the softer side of gown design. While tight, white and strapless will always be with us, we hope to see a shift toward a more romantic look. And designers seem to be right there with us. Wispy fabrics will lighten up even the most voluminous gown. Layers of organza and chiffon help create a dramatic effect but, again, keep Taylor wears the Cincinnati from Blue by Enzoani: A modifi ed mermaid silhouette, sweetheart neckline and illusion straps with lace detailing throughout. The organza fl ower with ribbon belt is detachable. Price upon request. Sara Gabriel’s Kendley fl oral hair pin, $238. Both from Bliss Bridal Salon, 833 Foch St., Fort Worth; 817-332-4696; www.blissfw.com. Love seat and pillows courtesy of Simple Things, 1540 S. University Drive, Fort Worth; 817-332-1772. THE DETAILS Location 809 at Vickery (see Spaces and Places, page 24, for more information) Models Taylor Dixon and Becca Shugart, WallFlower Management of Dallas Styling Meda Kessler and Ariella Villa Makeup Nicole Estill Hair Kari Kinney/Shampoo Salon Set design Ariella Villa things lightweight. Favor a simpler look? You can still add a fl oral touch via a detachable pin. Add one to a contrasting satin belt or wear a fabric design in your hair. We’ve showcased fi ve of our favorite looks, from a ball gown to a slim contemporary style, all paying tribute to petal power.