The latest bridal trends prove that sometimes, less really is more.

This story first appeared in the Fall/Winter 2018 issue of Columbus Weddings, published in June 2018.

When Meghan Markle debuted her royal wedding gowns, they had one thing in common: Both were striking in their simplicity. We worked with the staff at Twirl to choose several gowns that fit this trend, though many of the looks incorporate other popular trends like lace, illusion details and pearls. You'll find seven of the ensembles we selected, all shot at The Estate at New Albany, in the slideshow on this page. Four bonus looks, plus outtakes from these looks, are at cbuswedmag.com/Gowns.

STYLING: Laura Wingfield of Twirl

HAIR AND MAKEUP: Marnie Morley and Jill Nussman of PENZONE Salon + Spas

MODEL: Akilah West of Sigal Models

VENUE, FLOWERS: The Estate at New Albany

PHOTOGRAPHY: Tim Johnson