We absolutely love when vendors reach out to us to help with styled shoots. Collaborating with others to achieve a creative vision is part of what drives us. So when Sarah of Olivia Willow Designs, a newly-local event planning & design company, reached out to do her inaugural Wichita photoshoot, we were immediately in. This bohemian and Western-inspired styled shoot is great inspiration for any bride whose wild at heart! Take a peek of these gorgeous pictures featuring our Chic Nostalgia gown, Harmony!

(Psst – didn’t Becca Louise kill these photos?! She’s literally the best.)

We love how Sarah styled Harmony! This bohemian A-line gown was definitely made for a wide-brim hat and the wooden bead detailing is a perfect compliment to the Western style. The whole vibe is airy and earthy; we could totally see a Joshua Tree elopement in this dress!

Sarah decided to keep all the details and elements of this styled shoot natural, which we totally love. The overall neutral color palette allows for the earthy elements to really stand out – bright florals, wooden arches and chairs, sandy undertones with stylish rugs. This intimate mini-mony set up truly highlights the natural beauty around it!

Love this romantic and modern styled shoot as much as we do? Leave us & Sarah some love in the comments or on our Facebook!

Bright, Autumnal Styled Shoot at Cowtown!


We absolutely love when vendors reach out to us to help with styled shoots. Collaborating with others to achieve a creative vision is part of what drives us. So when Sarah of Olivia Willow Designs, a newly-local event planning & design company, reached out to do her inaugural Wichita photoshoot, we were immediately in. This bohemian and Western-inspired styled shoot is great inspiration for any bride whose wild at heart! Take a peek of these gorgeous pictures featuring our Chic Nostalgia gown, Harmony!

(Psst – didn’t Becca Louise kill these photos?! She’s literally the best.)

We love how Sarah styled Harmony! This bohemian A-line gown was definitely made for a wide-brim hat and the wooden bead detailing is a perfect compliment to the Western style. The whole vibe is airy and earthy; we could totally see a Joshua Tree elopement in this dress!

Sarah decided to keep all the details and elements of this styled shoot natural, which we totally love. The overall neutral color palette allows for the earthy elements to really stand out – bright florals, wooden arches and chairs, sandy undertones with stylish rugs. This intimate mini-mony set up truly highlights the natural beauty around it!

Love this romantic and modern styled shoot as much as we do? Leave us & Sarah some love in the comments or on our Facebook!

We absolutely love when vendors reach out to us to help with styled shoots. Collaborating with others to achieve a creative vision is part of what drives us. So when Sarah of Olivia Willow Designs, a newly-local event planning & design company, reached out to do her inaugural Wichita photoshoot, we were immediately in. This bohemian and Western-inspired styled shoot is great inspiration for any bride whose wild at heart! Take a peek of these gorgeous pictures featuring our Chic Nostalgia gown, Harmony!

(Psst – didn’t Becca Louise kill these photos?! She’s literally the best.)

We love how Sarah styled Harmony! This bohemian A-line gown was definitely made for a wide-brim hat and the wooden bead detailing is a perfect compliment to the Western style. The whole vibe is airy and earthy; we could totally see a Joshua Tree elopement in this dress!

Sarah decided to keep all the details and elements of this styled shoot natural, which we totally love. The overall neutral color palette allows for the earthy elements to really stand out – bright florals, wooden arches and chairs, sandy undertones with stylish rugs. This intimate mini-mony set up truly highlights the natural beauty around it!

Love this romantic and modern styled shoot as much as we do? Leave us & Sarah some love in the comments or on our Facebook!

Alright, fam – the time has come. My name is Courtney and I run the blog here at Dress Gallery. I’ve given a little blurb about all of my coworkers and now it’s time to introduce myself! Also, this is an excuse to post my wedding photos; I recently got married this past October, so sorry for shameless promotion of my fabulous photographer, Bele Benard. Literally all of these photos are her gorgeousness, give her a shout!

So where to begin? I’m Courtney, obviously. I am a Wichita native, having been born and raised here in the Sunflower State. I graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in creative writing in 2014. (Cue why I wanted to take over the blog!) I was very lucky to attend National Student Exchange and go to school at the University of Northern Colorado for a year. I absolutely loved my time in Greeley. Go Bears!

I started working at Dress Gallery in July of 2018 but I’ve been styling for years. Before I worked in dresses, I sold high-end eyewear. If you needed Fendi, Chanel, Gucci glasses….I was your girl. I spent seven years (seven!!) being an optician, which was kind of unheard of for a 20-something girl. After a while, I got a little burnt out of the eyewear game, so I took some time off and slung some lattes. If you know me at all, I’m a coffee girl. I am the girl Most Likely To Be Late Because Of A Latte. I’m just a sucker for it. So after I spent some time behind the bar, I was excited to get back into what I knew I loved. I saw the opening at Dress Gallery and voila! Two years later and they haven’t gotten rid of me yet….

I’m a little ridiculous. I like to think I’m the consultant most likely to start a dance party during your appointment. I am very distinctly a “Woo!” girl – which is what we call people who cheer when they’re excited. That’s me. I “Woo!” I wanna “Woo!” for you. I am super blessed to have the worlds’ best hype women around me – both at Dress Gallery and beyond – and that’s what I wanna do for all my brides. I joke, but am totally serious, when I say “For the next 90 minutes, girl, we’re gonna be best friends.” Because that’s how I want my brides to view me – as a friend, someone who’s in their corner, no matter what.

Outside of Dress Gallery, I love reading. I took some time off reading and writing after college but, thanks to Dress Gallery, have the time and mental capacity to start again. I started a book club recently that I’m excited to facilitate. I love secondhand designer shopping; Jillian, our sales manager, totally got me hooked on Poshmark. I love spending time with my nieces and nephews. I am blessed to call 4 kiddos “mine” in some capacity – whether they’re related by blood or not, it doesn’t matter. Spending time with Leah, Owen, Raiden, and Aurora is my favorite way to spend a weekend. I love being on Aunt duty!

Like I mentioned earlier, I am recently married. My husband, Tyson, and I got married at The Barn at Grace Hill in October 2019.  (Speaking of, if you need a venue – MAN do you need to go talk to Amanda at The Barn. She’s phenomenal.) Our story is a little unique – we actually met on Tinder. It could have been a disaster, we know, but instead, four years later, we’re still happy and healthy, living with our two cats, Eazy-E and Lilly. We spend a lot of time watching RuPaul’s Drag Race, hanging out with friends, and recently, redecorating our house!

We love to travel and take weekend trips to nearby cities. (We’re a little biased, but we love Denver!) We also are big brunch people – it’s our favorite meal! Because I work on Saturdays, Sunday morning brunch is our specified time together each week. When we were planning our wedding, it only made sense to have a Sunday brunch ceremony, complete with mimosas and coffee bar – it was quintessential us. If there’s a place that will give me mimosas or mojitos, count me in!

My favorite movie of all time is Jurassic Park. I’m obsessed with terrible baby names and true crime podcasts. I’m ALWAYS listening to a murder podcast while steaming in the back of Dress Gallery. The Moffitt family Netflix account is primarily reality competition shows and true crime documentaries aka my two favorite genres. I’m a goofy, loud, outgoing consultant who absolutely LOVES when brides want to do something unique, different, or off-the-wall for their wedding. Even if you’re a little more traditional, I love being able to help add a little bit of spice to your big day.

Thanks so much for reading a little bit about me – but let’s get back to our gorgeous brides, ya know?

We love Bride Country – we really do. While brides are our bread & butter, we are also a formal wear boutique specializing in the foremost trendiest prom pieces. Whether you’re looking for something to wear to Homecoming or Adult Prom (no judgement, we’re going!), we love making memories with our #dggirls!

We have a dedicated team of prom specialists who are trained in formal wear, prom styles, and creating total looks. We pride ourselves on finding the most unique and fabulous formal dresses for whatever your event is. Maybe you need something for military ball – or maybe you just want a gorgeous dress to lounge in. We love all reasons to dress up equally. Take a peek at some of our newest prom fashions along with some #DGBTS shots of our prom girls helping out!

We are LOVING the amount of glitter fabric we’re seeing this year. Metallics and textures are two of the most prominent features we’re seeing in formal wear recently. Our favorite buzzword surrounding these dresses is “galatic!” We are diggin’ the idea of a space-age prom!

Can we talk about how fabulous these fabrics are?! Please and thanks.

We LOVE these detail shots that Shelby caught of our prom dresses! Adding a belt or headpiece can easily add drama to any dress!

We pride ourselves on having a warm, inviting space for all our girls to try their dresses on. We have a multitude of dressing rooms, multiple mirrors, and personal help from our prom team in order to find your perfect gown!

Here are some #DGBTS shots of Hunter, our prom consultant, helping the senior reps into their dresses. Hunter is one of the most outgoing, personable people you’ll ever meet. Not only does she help you find the ultimate cool gown, but she also keeps it real. She is the ultimate meme master and will definitely have you laughing while trying on dresses. Unsure of what size or style would look best on you? Ask Hunter! She’s a great resource for all of our prom girls.

This is Alex! Alex is our formal wear specialist. Not only is she a prom specialist, but she is also our menswear specialist. Did you know that prom dates get $10 off the cost of their menswear if their date is a #dggirl? Because they do. And Alex will get them taken care of because she’s the boss of Tuxedo World (as we affectionately call it.)

We are so excited for the 2019 prom season! Tag us on Instagram with the handle @dressgalleryprom to be entered in our seasonal giveaway!

Also, can we politely freak out over the images our new official photographer, Shelby Laine Photography, provided for us?! We are STOKED for this partnership and all of the beautiful photos she’s about to take for us. We is about to be a DG World staple!