#dgbride: Megan

September 23, 2020

Delicious #dgbride Megan married her soulmate, Andy, on July 11, 2020 at the Barn at Grace Hill in Newton, Kansas. Even though COVID-19 made an impact on their day in a big way, they didn’t let that stop them from celebrating this momentous occasion! Sneak a peek at their photos courtesy of Justin Casanova Photography!

Megan chose The Barn at Grace Hill due to its gorgeous simplicity. They accented their black details with pops of white and greenery, keeping their wedding day chic and timeless. She created her dream wedding herself, utilizing Pinterest to help with details. Her advice to brides, however? Get a wedding planner!

“The experience would have been 10x more enjoyable had a coordinator done it for me!”

Megan had visited one other bridal boutique before she entered into Dress Gallery to work with her consultant, Katie. She had an idea of what she wanted, but wasn’t really finding anything she connected with. Finally, Katie had a wild card idea she thought Megan would like.

“When Katie brought it out and walked me to the mirror, I said “Finally! THIS is the one!”” Megan said. “I loved everything about the dress. The open back, all the beading, the train, and the glitter – it was so me and perfect for my body type. Then, Katie paired it with the most perfect veil and my mom found the perfect earrings. We had the whole look complete!”

“Dress Gallery is the only place I would send my friends to!” Megan said. “The store is beautiful, they have so many designers and price points for any brides budget. The employees are knowledgeable and so helpful! Katie even checked up on me during COVID, before stores were shutting down, which speaks volumes about the customer service.”

We so appreciate the kind words, Megan!

Speaking of COVID-19, Megan & Andy didn’t let changes affect their big day. On the day prior to their wedding, Sedgwick County changed the mask mandate, leaving Megan scrambling to get everything ready for her guests’ safety.

“We got individualized hand sanitzer bottles for our guests, along with masks, and individual pens to sign the guetsbook,” Megan said. “Even though it was crazy, we still did it! TAKE THAT COVID!”

Congratulations, Andy and Megan! Thank you so much for putting your faith in Dress Gallery for your bridal gown. We are so thankful you chose us to be a small part of your special day. We wish you both a lifetime of love & happiibess!

6 Ways to Include Your Fur Babies in Your Wedding!

September 18, 2020

We totally understand how important it is for pet parents to honor their fur babies on their special day. If the whole point is to celebrate your love and your family coming together, why would you exclude one of the most important members? Some fur babies might be able to actually make an appearance, while others are celebrating from afar. Either way, here are some great ways to incorporate your love for your pets on your wedding day!

Probably the most popular way we’ve seen couples include their pets is in creation of a signature cocktail. This is a great way to play with creativity, not only creating the perfect drink for your event, but also with a fun title and picture to showcase its namesake. Not only will they be conversation starters for your guests, but it also creates something totally unique for your wedding!

Another great way to include your pet is by having them in the wedding party! Utilizing your pet as a ring bearer or flower girl is a great way to include them, especially if there’s a stroller or wagon they can sit in to bask in all the glory. Adorn the wagon with coordinating flowers and a fun sign to create a fun and fabulous photo op as they come down the aisle!

Having your puppers (or kitties or any fabulous pet!) play center stage on your desserts is a great way to keep your details whimsical and fun. Whether you choose to utilize cake toppers, hidden fondant details, or to give them the entire groom’s cake like above, your desserts are a great way to give a shout out to your four-legged friends!

Another great way to honor your furry friends is by adding in pet-approved wedding favors! Small favors such as Milkbones or other dog treats are a small way to show your guests you’re thinking of all the family members – even the ones who couldn’t come!

Can’t choose a wedding party? Unsure of who you’d want to stand next to you? Many modern couples are bypassing traditional wedding parties and instead are focusing their energy on their furry loved ones. Having your pets as your bridal party is a great way to highlight the special relationship you have while also keeping the focus solely on you!

Another way to incorporate your pets is by taking special bridal portraits with them! These are sure to cause waterworks whenever you get your wedding photos back. Having pictures taken of you and your pet on your wedding day is a great way to look back on those memories long after the day has passed!

These are just a few ways we thought of to incorporate your pets into your event. Did you have your fur baby in your wedding? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook!

#dgbride: Leah

September 12, 2020

Edgy and cool #dgbride Leah married her soulmate, Jordan, on June 20, 2020 at the Hudson. Their wedding day looked a little different thanks to COVID-19 than they anticipated, but it was an intimate affair surrounded by gorgeous greenery, stylish hexagons, and one of the coolest Maggie Sottero gowns around. Check out some details below! (Psst – thanks Bele Benard for these gorgeous wedding photos! She may be out of the wedding game now, but if you’re looking into boudoir, we promise there’s no one better!)

Leah wanted her wedding to be laid-back and edgy-cool, featuring modern hexagon shapes throughout and absolutely no flowers anywhere – greenery only. This crisp and chic vibe was mirrored in the pressed flower hexagon bouquets for the bridesmaids and the sweeping, muted earth tones throughout the decorations!

We gotta talk about Leah real quick, guys, and love-gush on her a little bit. Not only is she the world’s sweetest bride, but she unexpectedly lost her father in September 2019 while she was wedding planning. This was obviously devastating for her entire family. Planning a wedding without one of the most important loved ones is so hard. Her bridal party knew how important it was to have her father present, so they surprised her with a Father/Daughter dance with each of them, allowing her to have an intimate moment with each of her girls that honored her father, who we know was watching, all smiles, from up above.

When it came to finding her dream dress, Leah knew she was going to be a Dress Gallery bride. She tried on about five or six dresses before her consultant, Courtney, pulled The One. Leah’s gorgeous fitted Maggie Sottero gown featured beading from head to toe, a gorgeous illusion back with geometric detailing, and the perfect puddle train. It helps that Courtney and Leah were sorority sisters in college and both share a love for American traditional tattoos; Courtney really wanted to find something that fit Leah’s cool vibe while also showing off her fabulous amount of ink! We love the juxtaposition of Leah’s girly, feminine gown and her bold, badass tattoos!

Originally, Leah & Jordan planned for a wedding of 150 people, which ended up becoming a small, intimate get-together of about 40. Due to social distancing restrictions and mask recommendations, their day was definitely different than what they anticipated. A few key members of the bridal party were unable to attend, so they pre-recorded speeches to be played during the reception and livestreamed the ceremony so everyone could be involved!

Leah is the ultimate queen of the down-to-earth, playful wedding vibe. Even though COVID-19 threw her some curveballs, she was able to roll with the punches and create a day that truly celebrated her and Jordan. They highlighted the important parts of their relationship – their doggos even made an appearance in the table numbers and custom cocktails! Keeping these small details specific to their love made their intimate ceremony so much more special!

At the end of the day, your wedding is about the love between you & your spouse – and no one knows that better than the Boncyzks. “Make it about you and your groom, not your guests,” Leah said. “Don’t stress over the little things (and it’s all little things.) Just enjoy your day!”

Thank you, Leah, for being the coolest of the cool. We are so thankful you chose Dress Gallery to outfit your wedding gown & bridesmaids. We wish you & Jordan the absolute best. Congratulations to you both!

August BRAND NEW Bridal Gown Wrap Up!

September 8, 2020

It’s our favorite time of the year, y’all. We’re not even talking about spooky season (although it is the collective favorite of the DG babes, tied with Christmas) – we’re talking about new dress arrival season. We’re placing orders for our 2021 collections and they’re starting to arrive! So far, we’ve gotten a handful of dresses from a variety of designers, so we figured we’d do a multi-designer wrap up of the new arrivals this past month! Let us know which is your absolute favorite in the comments.

Iris by Rebecca Ingram

Uh, okay, we see you Iris. We see you over there, looking effortlessly romantic and chic with lace applique sleeves, peek-a-boo chantilly lace throughout the soft a-line skirt, and a beautifully modest v-neck and back. We love that they styled this gown with a flower crown because this is truly the ultimate garden fairy dress! The semi-sheer bodice adds a touch of modern sexiness to this ethereal gown. If you’re wanting something soft, feminine, and flowy, Iris should definitely be on your short list!

9754 by Allure Bridals

Allure Bridals created the perfect combination of sexy, stylish, and timeless when they created style 9754. This gorgeous sheath silhouette is complimented by the thick strap, modified Queen Anne neckline, and perfectly-placed lace appliques guaranteed to highlight your figure. Combined with a dramatic train and this is a gown destined to blow your guests away! Available in both ivory and champagne, let’s be honest – you’d be a stunner in either one.

3353 by Allure Bridals

Allure definitely hit it out of the park when they created style 3353. This illusion top, chiffon skirt a-line gown is one of the softest, most whimsical silhouettes we’ve seen so far this season. The beautiful illusion top allows you to look painted with lace appliques while still ensuring a comfortable, modest fit. Detailed with fabric buttons up the spine and clear sequins throughout, this dress is an understated stunner just waiting for a mountain elopement!

Darby by Rebecca Ingram

Forget lookin’ like a snack – in Darby, you’re gonna look like the whole meal. This sexy sheath crepe dress is a perfect curve-hugger, guaranteed to make your body the focal point. A trendy, modified sweetheart neckline keeps your dress style unique and cool while the frosted lace appliques add a touch of romance. Add in delicate spaghetti straps and this gown is the ultimate stunner for the down-to-earth, super chill bride.

9774 by Allure Bridals

We’re just waiting for the elegant, black-tie affair of a bride’s dream to rock this gorgeous fitted Mikado gown by Allure. Beaded lace appliques and luxuriously crisp fabric keeps this gown chic, formal, but most of all, timeless. The off-the-shoulder neckline allows you to show off your shoulders; the neckline has just a hint of sexy to it. Whatever your setting, we recommend having a gorgeous aisle so you can show off this fabulous train in all its’ true glory!

Amelia by Heirloom Couture

Rounding up our August new arrivals in Amelia, hand made by our very own atelier Katie Jones! We’ve already highlighted Amelia in her own post, but we’re so excited to share that we officially have TWO Heirloom Couture brides with this babe. How lucky are those brides to have such a custom made gown?! Katie is taking two more orders for Amelia before moving on to her next custom creation, so if you’d like to be an Heirloom Couture bride, RUN TO US SISTER FRIEND!

Fallen in love yet? We totally understand, we have to. Let us know which new arrival is your favorite in the comments or on Facebook!

2021 Wedding Trends According To Etsy Experts

September 3, 2020

Etsy is one of the leaders in the wedding industry. They might not be the company you think of at the forefront of bridal, but their boutique e-commerce business has its finger on the pulse of all things wedding, home decor, vintage fashion, and more. Their ability to predict color trends and style changes make them experts in designing your big day. Here are some of the predictions the experts at Etsy see for upcoming brides:

70s-inspired / groovy wedding vibes

The 70s are having a major moment right now. Between mustard yellow, burnt orange, and chartreuse green making big comebacks, the textures of the 70s, along with the groovy accents, are huge in weddings right now. The bohemian style essentially was created in the 70s, so we’re loving all the throwback accents brides & grooms are choosing for their wedding day. Whether that’s a dusty color palette, fringe details, or even some serious disco balls, there are tons of ways to incorporate the 70s into your big day!

Wellness party favors

2020 is definitely the year of self-care. With such priorities shifting toward personal care, wedding favors that help your guests are becoming all the rage. Whether you’re giving them charged energy crystals for good vibrations, lavender-scented candles for relaxation, exfoliating scrubs to cleans & refresh, or many more, there are tons of unique, different ways to incorporate encouraging your guests to treat themselves by using your small favors. Think bath bombs, hangover kits, or handmade soaps!

Alternative wedding cakes

Wedding cakes is one of those staple traditions at most weddings – it’s half the reason people come to the wedding, right? But let’s be honest, traditional wedding cake can be, well, underwhelming. New, unique ways to involve the couple’s personality and food tastes has emerged, one of which is swapping out your usual cake for something different and personalized! Some of our favorites we’ve seen have been donut walls, pretzel bars, cookie cakes, and our personal fav – cheese wheels!

Micro weddings or “minimonies”

Thanks to COVID-19, weddings as we know it have totally changed. While some brides are waiting patiently for their to host a big affair, many brides have shifted focus and instead are getting married with only the closest of love ones, creating micro weddings, normally characterized by under 20 people. No bridal party, no extra fuss – just a ceremony full of love & a great dinner reception. This is a great way to have an intimate moment with loved ones while still celebrating you & your spouse!

Over-the-top mood lighting

Extravagance is one wedding theme that will never go out of style; we love seeing the drama of oversized florals, massive tablescapes, and most recently, some seriously fantastic mood lighting. Instead of being confined to whatever your venue has, brides have opted to bring in their own lighting to create the atmosphere they’re wanting. This is particularly true for outdoor ceremonies, where twinkling lights and Edison bulbs illuminate you under the stars. Bringing in your own lighting allows you to totally control the mood of your event and makes for stunning photos!

‘Not-so-white’ weddings aka color galore!

One of the biggest trends in wedding right now, and one we don’t forsee going anywhere, is incorporating color into your big day. The traditional black-and-white affair has primarily seen its’ day as most brides gravitate toward color palettes that accent their interests and personalities. We love seeing the vibrant colors brides choose to showcase on their wedding day – whether that be in their details, their bridal party attire, or even their own dress! We truly love how weddings are becoming fun celebrations of love instead of stuffy, formal affairs. Check out these ultra fun & colorful details!

Dress Gallery’s Inclusionary Action Steps

August 28, 2020

Dress Gallery family,

During our twelve years in business, Dress Gallery has strived to be a place of celebration for all nearlyweds, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or more. Our job is to make every couple who walks into our door feel warm & welcomed. This has been the core of our business since the minute we opened. While we truly feel our customer service exceeds industry standards, we’ve been reflecting recently on whether our customer base feels truly represented by us as a company. Are we reaching all potential nearlyweds who could utilize our services? Do all people feel as though they could be styled comfortably by our stylists?

We’ve been asking ourselves tough questions and we wanted you, our lovely family, to know we’re working on it. If Dress Gallery strives to be a place of inclusion, we need to hold ourselves to that standard in everything we do. Doing so starts by really evaluating our target audience, our marketing, our hiring/leadership practices, and more. These conversations haven’t been easy to have, but we’re committed to having them as many times as necessary as we strive to be better.

As a staff, we’ve come up with five inclusionary action steps to make Dress Gallery a more diverse company. Vows are big in our world, so we have created vows to you, Wichita, our community.

  • We vow to photograph BIPOC and underrepresented groups in all our styled shoots. We will place model calls for different demographics of couples. We will also make an intense effort to receive the wedding galleries of underrepresented couples to showcase real weddings and all types of love.
  • We vow to change our company verbiage and language to be more inclusive. This will include an overhaul of our website, social media, intake forms, and more. We will utilize gender-neutral language with our couples until we receive permission to refer to them by gendered titles.
  • We vow to create a mentorship program for BIPOC young adults interested in becoming bridal stylists or getting involved in the industry. This mentorship program will include networking connections with multiple vendors across different specialties.
  • We vow to promote accessibility and disability representation in our store. We will increase visibility of our store accessibility. Our stylists will be trained on styling disabled couples and we will further promote our seamstress, who specializes in custom fits.
  • We vow to expand our wedding vendor network to include BIPOC and LGBTQ+ vendors, not only to utilize in our professional shoots, but also as a resource for couples.

We know that these are small steps to take, but we no longer want to stay silent and complicit in an industry pushing for more diversity and inclusion. These small steps can help create larger, lasting change. As a small staff behind a locally owned business, we want our community to know we see you, we hear you, and it’s time we used our privilege to do better by you. We welcome constructive feedback as we slowly begin to grow into the best version of ourselves. Thank you to every couple who has placed their faith within DG and to all our future couples – we can’t wait to serve you.

#dgbride: Britta


Gorgeously fabulous #dgbride Britta married her soulmate, Oliver, on December 31st, 2019, making their wedding and reception a magical New Year’s Eve to always remember. Britta chose a gorgeous Morilee by Madeline Garner gown that looked so stunning, the designer wanted to feature, her too! Thanks to Kay + Bee for these delicious photos!

Britta and Oliver tied the knot at Church of the Magdalen in Wichita, KS, followed by a outrageously classy-cool New Year’s Eve reception at the Wichita Country Club. Their choice of the day was so perfect – “We thought it was appropriate to start our new life together on the first day of the New Year! Plus, since New Years is a Holy Day, we will always spend our anniversary in church.”

Britta’s mom served as her wedding planner and definitely amped up the volume. Originally, Britta planned a low-key affair, but once her mom started giving her ideas, their plans grew into an ultra special affair! Cute details such as a string quartet, poinsettia flowers, a bourbon bar, corn hole, and a glow stick exit made their night unique and fun.

After going to two other bridal boutiques, Britta ended up at Dress Gallery ready to find her perfect gown. She fell in love with this gorgeous Morilee fit-and-flare gown, complete with multiple layers of lace, secret sparkle throughout, and a gorgeous ivory-ivory color way that popped for Christmastime!

“There was a moment before I walked down the aisle where the string quartet was playing and the light was shimmering over my Morilee gown,” Britta said. “So many people said I glowed like an angel! It was such a special moment.”

Her fitted gown had a low scoop back, button detailing, and pearl/crystal beading throughout the bodice. Complete with a dramatic train and this dress was the perfect compliment to her glowing, ethereal church setting. Then, when the party started, her shimmering gown allowed her to sparkle underneath the twinkling lights!

Congratulations, Britta and Oliver! We are so thankful you chose Dress Gallery as your bridal boutique. We loved getting to know you and are so proud to be a small part of your big day. We wish you two a lifetime of love and happiness!

8 New Essense of Australia Dresses You’ll Want For Your 2021 Wedding

August 19, 2020

It’s no secret we love Essense of Australia. Maybe we’re biased because their US Headquarters are based in Lenexa (Kansas love!), it’s possible. But mostly, we think their dresses are gorgeously created, structurally sound, and have a modern & unique twists on what brides today are looking for. Here are 8 new Essense of Australia dresses we’ve received at Dress Gallery that you can try on RIGHT NOW. Run, don’t walk, to your appointment and show us your fav!!

D3604

Who doesn’t love a classic ball gown with some modern upgrades? We fell head-over-heels for this soft and feminine strapless scoop neckline. It’s perfect for showing off your collar bones and shoulders. This structured Mikado gown is perfect for dancing and the cotton lace appliques and fabric button detailing keeps this dress airy, whimsical, and ready for a night under the stars.

D3124

Whether you’re a beachy boho babe or a classic, cool chick, this stunning fitted sheath gown from Essense of Australia is just asking for you to try it on. A subtle v neck keeps the girls perky, but not plunging, and the graphic lace adds a bold, whimsical feel. A traditional chantilly lace underlay adds a touch of vintage and the delicate side cut outs keeps you looking sexy, yet covered. The illusion, peek-a-boo back adds just a hint of drama. Add in the stretch liner and this baby is definitely going to be a dress ready to hit the town in!

D3080

If you’re looking for the softest material ever on your wedding day, you need to try on D3080. This soft a-line gown is made out of dove satin, the softest and chicest of all the satin materials. The flowy structure of the dress allows for soft movement, while also giving a less voluminous skirt. The subtle plunging v neck adds a touch of sexy, along with the sheer-paneled back detailing. Romantic fabric buttons adorn the entire train, making this a classic and timeless choice.

D3183

What if you’re a bride who loves the long sleeve look? You should definitely test out style D3183! This soft, bateau neckline highlights your shoulders while also still giving you full coverage lace sleeves. The structured bodice covered in lace appliques and secret sparkle; it also features a semi-sheer lining, exposing the boning, for a hint of sultry and sexy. The voluminous tulle skirt is perfect for dancing and features lace appliques trickling throughout. Styled with a cathedral veil, we think this gown is just waiting for its’ dramatic church ceremony!

D3066

If you’re looking for gown that’s traditional but stunningly sexy, look no further than style D3066. A gorgeous true fit-and-flare gown, this gown features whisper-thin straps and a sultry plunging v-neckline. The entire dress is beaded with petite, crystal beading, allowing you to shimmer with every step. Additional v side cut-outs keep the bodice modern and chic, while a combination of glitter & honeycomb tulle creates texture throughout the skirt. This is a dress destined to create an entrance!

D3127

This super relaxed, classic a-line gown is waiting for the perfect down-to-earth bride to rock her on her wedding day. This dress is perfect for the laid-back bride looking to make a big statement with minimal effort. D3127 has a little bit of everything – a comfortable, flowy a-line silhouette, supportive tank straps and a small plunging v neckline, beaded bodice and sequined underskirt to allow you to shine. We can imagine this dress being the ultimate destination gown – let that gorgeously lacey skirt flow next to the ocean!

D3094

If you’re a modern bride wanting modern lace, Essense of Australia is definitely your designer. They take bold, unique lace appliques and transform them into dream dresses like this one, complete with sheer illusion bodice and hem lace throughout the train. The lace features a stunning combination of floral, geometric, and scrolls, creating texture and visual interest everywhere you look. A sublte shimmer of secret sparkle adorns the lace and the beaded straps give you a pop of glam while still maintaining that effortlessly cool look!

D3209

If you’re a bride looking for a one-of-a-kind dress, D3209 should be high on your list. This light blue dress (perfect for your “something blue!”) features delicate star appliques in an array of sizes, creating a constellation of gorgeousness throughout. You’ll look like a floating celestial goddess in the soft v neck line, petite straps, and deep v back. Add in the layer of glitter tulle hiding discreetly beneath the stars, allowing you to shimmer and shine with every step, and this gown is just waiting for its’ romantic night beneath the shining stars and moon!

Fall in love yet? We totally have! Let us know your favorites in the comments or show us during your appointment!

#dgbride: Morgan

August 13, 2020

Despite COVID-19, #dgbride Morgan and her soulmate Dustin married in a small, intimate ceremony on May 9, 2020 at St. Mark’s Evangelist Catholic Church. They plan on celebrating with a large group of friends and family later in the fall, but wanted to honor their original wedding date and focus on the most important part: their vow to each other! Check out these gorgeous images courtesy of their photographer, Christine Mathews Photography!

Florals by Carie Youngers

When it came to planning her dream wedding, Morgan used her intuition to make her vision come true. She utilized Pinterest and expert friends, but steered away from searching specifically for wedding items. “I searched for things like ‘color scheme’ or ‘spring tablescapes’ to find what I was looking for,” Morgan said.

Her classic, chic springtime wedding featured light colors such as dusty blue, pale yellow, and accents of peach – perfect for an early May wedding. Complimented by gorgeous natural spring light, this was definitely the ultimate romantic wedding!

Florals by Carie Youngers

We love Morgan because of her warm and welcoming attitude – and she was truly the best bride to navigate throwing a wedding due to COVID-19. Less than a week before her wedding date, more gathering limits were placed, which left friends and family scrambling to re-create the wedding with less help from vendors. All the changes made everyone all-hands-on-deck, which ultimately made the 50 person ceremony much more special! Followed by an intimate reception at a closed bar & grill, Morgan’s found the silver lining in having a wedding in the time of Coronavirus.

“I wanted our wedding to be as authentically us as possible, which actually happened because of Corona,” she said. “Our wedding was not what we expected at all, but it was just as perfect as I could have ever wished it. P.S. – small ceremonies are the best! As I walked down the aisle, I saw the face of every single person who was present and that was so special!”

Morgan’s classic and chic Essense of Australia ball gown was the perfect mixture of fun and romantic for her springtime wedding. The plunging neckline and banded waist accentuate her silhouette, while the full Mikado skirt and lace appliques keep the dress playful, whimsical, and gorgeous. Add a fabric button detail down the train for just a hint of romance and this dress was truly meant for Morgan!

“Courtney at Dress Gallery made my dress dreams come true and she works MAGIC. I knew I wanted an A-line dress, but other than that, I was clueless,” Morgan said. “As Courtney and I chatted about my dream wedding, she figured out exactly what I wanted!”

We are so thankful Dress Gallery was the only bridal boutique Morgan visited. When she came back for her second appointment and re-tried on this gown, she knew it was the one! We cannot agree more. Her beauty truly radiated in this gown!

One of our favorite things about Morgan is how contagious her attitude is. Throughout her entire wedding gallery, we had a huge smile on our face simply because Morgan was beaming. You could tell her & Dustin were having the time of their lives on their simplistic wedding day. Check out some of our favorite images of Morgan looking like the happiest, most radiant goddess:

Morgan & Dustin – thank you so much for choosing Dress Gallery as your bridal boutique. We are so thankful for your perseverance and positive attitude during this tumultuous time. Thank you for allowing us to play a small part in your joyful day. We wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness!

Mystical & Moody Styled Shoot ft. Heirloom Couture’s Inaugural Gown!

August 5, 2020

Guys, guys, guys – the day has officially arrived. If you’ve been following along, you know our girl, Katie Jones, created her own company, Heirloom Couture, to showcase her bespoke creations. She has done tons of accessories, but wanted to step into making her own gown collection. THE DAY HAS ARRIVED! We are so proud to introduce you to “Amelia,” Heirloom Couture’s first ever gown!

Katie flexed her modeling skills in her own creation during a posing workshop with Shelby Laine Photography. Shelby created some gorgeous images working some seriously fabulous vendors, including Free State Flora creating these luscious dark botanicals and Endless Treasures Event Rentals with the perfect moody accents.

Fall in love with Amelia? We did, too. And now you can officially be an Heirloom Couture bride! If you’re interested in having a hand-created gown made locally here in town, reach out NOW – Katie is limiting her orders, so RUN TO US to try this babe on!!

All of these gorgeous photos are courtesy of Shelby Laine, our resident photographer. We appreciate you, Shelbs!

Amelia features a soft lace bodice and skirt with a full point d’espirit tulle draped gracefully throughout the gown. The soft flowing cap sleeves add even more movement to the dress. She’s delicately adorned with hand-placed pearls throughout. An additional banded lace waist highlights the smallest part of the body and the modest v neck is the perfect hint of sexy.

We also outfitted Chris, Katie’s boyfriend, for this shoot! He’s wearing our awesome emerald green velvet blazer, available through our menswear department. We kept his look sleek, clean, and simple, highlighted by the greens and blacks throughout the color scheme!

We are so proud of Katie for following her dreams and officially starting her bridal collection. The big, grand goal is to have her own line, available to be bought exclusively by Dress Gallery brides. Amelia is just the first of many to come that we are positive our brides are going to love. Katie is literally a magician with her hands and you’ll definitely want a unique, truly one-of-a-kind gown!

Congratulations, Katie, on this amazing accomplishment! We can’t wait to have our very first Heirloom Couture bride!

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