I am a photographer, shoot a lot of weddings in NYC.
This particular dress type is a "Cinderella dress". Very traditional and quite predictable - hard-boiled new york girls would even say cliche - but works well for a bride in her 20s with the context of the traditional / sentimental / retro wedding design.
D: what happened to her arms?! ... I like the design on the upper body :) but I guess you would have to have the right type of body to wear this dress, which is no arms... (bad joke xD) No, it's definitely cute :) you can wear it if we get married ;)
I've been in a lot of pageants in my lifetime, and that looks like one of the dresses I wore after winning in my region. It was a Christmas parade, and I had to ride on the trunk of the car. Ya know, sitting on the back of a convertible Mustang, and your feet are in the back seat. The car was white and the dress was very similar to this one, but it was red. The people spreaded my dress all over the back so it basically covered the whole entire trunk.