9 Stunning Fall 2020 Morilee Gowns

July 8, 2020

One of our favorite designers we carry is Morilee by Madeline Garner and now, with their Fall 2020 collection, they’re proving why. We truly believe that Morilee is one of the best bang-for-your-buck designers. She packs a punch in terms of design features, quality construction, beading, and more, all for a really affordable price. Some of these brand new gowns are guaranteed to become best sellers for us – take a peek at some of the newest designs!

Autumn (5286) from Morilee by Madeline Garner

First up on our top 10 list is Autumn, a gorgeous flowy a-line gown featuring a slight plunging v neck line, a soft tulle skirt, delicately beaded spaghetti straps, and lace appliques throughout the bodice and train. We can imagine this dress roaming through the countryside, the skirt catching in the wind!

Andra (2180) from Morilee by Madeline Garner

If you’re the type of bride who wants to show off her hips on the big day, look no further than Andra, a stunning fit-and-flare gown with sheer bodice, illusion tank straps, and multi-layered lace. The extended train features a gorgeous hem lace and the whole gown is accented with frosted beading and clear sequining. We think this gown would look gorgeous down a church aisle or upscale art museum wedding!

Amelia (5880) from Morilee by Madeline Garner

If you’re a bride dreaming of a winter wedding, or a colder destination, the Amelia gown should be a surefire contender. This soft tulle gown features draped tulle in a classic v neckline and three-quarter sleeves, perfect for any bride who loves a clean, chic look. A small beaded waistband accents just enough to sparkle slightly and lets you be the most stunning feature of the gown.

April (6935) from Morilee by Madeline Garner

Adorned with organic lace spaghetti straps and a soft, modest v neck, April is the ultimate garden party gown. The soft a-line tulle overlays Chantilly lace, creating visual dimension and adding a touch of vintage to the gown. Frosted embroidery and clear sequining allow you to sparkle without feeling overwhelming and the soft, flowy skirt is perfect for dancing the night away beneath the stars.

Alice (2191) from Morilee by Madeline Garner

In love with the look of illusion sleeves? Look no further than Alice, a gorgeously soft a-line gown featuring a sophisticated plunging neckline and trickling lace throughout the waistline. Accented with frosted embroidery throughout the gown, this stunner even comes with a detachable underskirt for extra drama!

Ariana (2181) from Morilee by Madeline Garner

If soft, romantic bohemian is your vibe, you need to try on Ariana. Probably our absolute favorite of the newest arrivals (if, ya know, we picked favorites), we think this flowy a-line is one of the best dresses of the year. The delicate spaghetti straps are accented by the modest v neckline, gorgeously floral lace appliques, and a sequined tulle underskirt, allowing you to sparkle with every step you take. Combined with the feminine draping of the tulle throughout the bodice and you’re guaranteed to be a showstopper in Ariana!

Agatha (2173) from Morilee by Madeline Garner

Let’s say you’re wanting a little more volume and drama in your skirt – we hear you, girl, and we give you Agatha. An ultra-romantic A-line gown featuring more volume in the skirt, this dress also has frosted embroidery and perfectly placed lace appliques throughout. Combined with a sexy and soft illusion cap sleeve top and slight plunging neckline, the bodice of this dress has a hint of sexy while the overall vibe stays fresh, modern, and feminine.

Serenity (1022) from Morilee by Madeline Garner

Wanting to create the ultimate dramatic dress change between your ceremony and reception? Serenity should be at the top of your list. A total stunner with the amount of beading, sequining, and embroidered lace, this gown features a dramatic, removable overskirt that reveals a fitted down beneath. Add in a timeless sweetheart neckline and this will be the dress people talk about for years.

Adelaide (2171) from Morilee by Madeline Garner

A sister style to many of the dresses above, Adelaide is for a bride looking for statement lace and a soft, plunging neckline. This extra floral, extra leafy lace patterning throughout creates the ultimate natural vibes, highlighted by frosted embroidery and clear sequining. 3-D florals adorn the bodice and skirt, creating visual dimension and adding a touch of whimsy to your big day.

Have we convinced you to become a Morilee bride yet? Save your favorites and show us at your appointment!

INTRODUCING: Disney Fairytale Weddings Collection

July 4, 2020

We truly believe every bride wants to feel like a princess on her wedding day – what kind of princess totally varies, but now, you can, regardless of your vibe. Introducing Disney Fairytale Weddings Collection by Allure Bridals. Featuring different gowns inspired by different Disney princesses, these gowns are exclusive to Dress Gallery and we are so thankful to be given the opportunity to showcase these gorgeous beauties. We have some serious photoshoots scheduled with these babies coming up this summer, but in the meantime, come say hello!

(Psst, by the way – did we mention these gorgeous sneaky peek photos are courtesy of our girl Shelby Laine? She can make any subject look good – even gowns in our bare dressing rooms!)

Before we deep dive into each dress, we want to throw a big shout out to our Allure rep, Jamie, for including us in this special & exclusive collection. Being a premiere Allure boutique means a lot to us and we’re thankful for your faith, patience, and encouragement over the last year that we’ve grown with you. We can’t wait for more women to become Allure brides – or, even better, Disney Fairytale Wedding Collection brides! Now, onto the princesses!

Jasmine by Allure Bridals
Jasmine by Allure Bridals

First is Jasmine, a gorgeous sheath dress featuring soft crepe and a stunning off-the-shoulder neckline. A beaded bodice and train makes sure you sparkle from head to toe. This gown has a gorgeous fitted silhouette, while still allowing you the stretch and freedom to dance all night. Combined with a gorgeous illusion train, we’re dying to see this dress make it’s way down a cathedral aisle!

Ariel by Allure Bridals
Ariel by Allure Bridals

Our next gorgeous gown is Ariel, a tried-and-true mermaid style silhouette guaranteed to make your curves look fabulous. The voluminous ruffle skirt mirrors crashing water waves, totally fitting with the mermaid vibe of the dress. A timeless and classic sweetheart neckline combined with flattering ruching makes this simple dress bold and sexy. We love how “extra” the skirt feels while not taking away any of the simplistic beauty of the gown. Rock this at a gorgeous barn wedding or even a far away destination – she fits any location!

Belle by Allure Bridals
Belle by Allure Bridals

Okay, so here’s Belle….and she’s a classic, romantic stunner. This satin-mikado gown features applique lace gorgeously placed through the bodice and skirt, along with clear sequining throughout so you glimmer with every step. The modified scoop neckline is modest, yet feminine – we can imagine a bride with some seriously fab collar bones rocking this dress. And the best part? She has pockets!

Rapunzel by Allure Bridals
Rapuzel by Allure Bridals

This might be one of our favorite re-imaginings of all the Disney dresses. Allow us to introduce you to Rapunzel, a down-to-earth yet dramatic dress just like the princess herself. We love the cap sleeve look and banded waist, which helps show how small your waist is before flowing into an airy and ethereal skirt. Add her bow detailing on the back (reminiscent of “Let down your hair!”) and this dress is just waiting for its’ cool, unique bride!

Cinderella by Allure Bridals
Cinderella by Allure Bridals

If you’ve always dreamed of a Cinderella-esque ballgown for your big day, look no further than the genuine Cinderella gown. This gorgeous a-line features glitter tulle through the voluminous skirt, making you shimmer and sparkle with every step. The beaded bodice features soft cap sleeves, a banded waist, and enough train to create some fabulous photos!

Pocahontas by Allure Bridals
Pocahontas by Allure Bridals

Want something a little more bohemian, a little less princess? Look no further than Pocahontas, the ultimate sheath gown designed with the wild & free in mind. This gorgeous multi-layered sheet lace gown creates visual dimension by mix-and-matching lace patterns to perfection. Add a unique lace strap and you’ve got the perfect gown to show off your shoulders, hips, and dance moves.

Snow White by Allure Bridals
Snow White by Allure Bridals

If “someday, my prince will come” has finally arrived, then the Snow White gown is a perfect option for you. A soft illusion sweetheart neckline keeps the collarbones exposed and highlighted, allowing for a soft and feminine neckline while not sacrificing beauty. The gorgeous sheer back shows off the structural boning, keeping the back a tad sexy while still sophisticated. Added button detailing down the back makes the whole dress extra romantic!

Tiana by Allure Bridals
Tiana by Allure Bridals

Tiana is a dress for the bold and beautiful. Any bride wanting to make a unique statement on her big day should consider the fun, whimsical Tiana gown. A tiered lace skirt creates dimension and movement, while also still highlighting your fabulous silhouette. A banded waist highlights the smallest part of the body and the sweetheart neckline keeps your arms free to hugs and dancing all night long. We are just waiting for a gorgeous architectural wedding to show off this cool gown!

Aurora by Allure Bridals
Aurora by Allure Bridals

Last, but certainly not least, we have Aurora. This simply stunning strapless a-line gown is flowy, sweet, & magical. The glitter tulle throughout the gown adds a small pop of sparkle while allowing for the true impact to be on the beaded bodice and trickling lace detailing. This waistline accentuates the smallest part of you, while also leading the eye downward with the organic lace. Combined with an unlined, sheer bodice, this dress is the ultimate combination between sexy and romantic.

Fallen totally in love yet?! We understand, we have, too. Show us YOUR favorite Disney Fairytale Wedding Collection gown at your appointment and we’ll pull it for you! Be on the lookout for our upcoming styled shoot featuring these gorgeous gowns!

Whimsical & Bold Prairie Destination Styled Shoot

June 30, 2020

Okay, fam, real talk for a second: we love being Kansans. There’s a certain amount of pride that comes with being from the Midwest. Our way of life here may be different than other parts of the country, but we love the rolling hills, the open prairies, the wind through the wheat. There’s something magical about a prairie wedding. We wanted to capture that wild, down-to-earth spirit in a styled shoot with our favorite girl, Shelby Laine. But what gowns to feature? Enter Avery, our intern-turned-San-Diego-transplant. Avery interned with us in summer 2017 and later became the social media manager at Kenneth Winston. We combined forces with Clover Cliff Ranch in the Flint Hills to create this gorgeous styled shoot featuring all K-Dub dresses!

Style 1765 by Kenneth Winston
Style 1765 by Kenneth Winston
Style 1765 by Kenneth Winston

We totally love the truly carefree, Midwestern vibe of this styled shoot. We are extra thankful for Clover Cliff Ranch, a gorgeous bed-and-breakfast located in the heart of the Flint Hills. This venue could not have been more perfect for our bold and glamorous prairie feel. Plus, they are the nicest people. We love when vendors turn into great networking friends! If you’re looking for a gorgeous wedding venue, or even just a quick little staycation, check out Clover Cliff!

Style 1863 by Kenneth Winston
Style 1863 by Kenneth Winston
Style 1863 by Kenneth Winston

Kenneth Winston is truly one of the best designers when it comes to creating romatic, timeless gowns with modern sophistication. Not only are they able to accommodate customizations, which allows each bride to truly perfect their wedding look, but they also are family owned -and-operated. Brothers Kenneth and Winston revitalized the brand their parents created and helped breathe new life into an already established wedding collection. We’ve been floored by all their new arrivals!

BE470 by Kenneth Winston
BE470 by Kenneth Winston
BE470 by Kenneth Winston

Whether you’re wanting something bold & adventurous or timeless & classic, Kenneth Winston’s collection is a great place to start. Their design styles compliment all body types and they love a good subtle detail. Some of our favorites include layers of sequining in the skirt of the dress and removable trains for extra drama! Their soft and feminine lace patterns are perfect for any wedding occasion and we love their attention to detail.

BE524 by Kenneth Winston
BE524 by Kenneth Winston
BE524 by Kenneth Winston

Fallen totally in love with Kenneth Winston yet? Join the club! We absolutely adore when brides show us pictures of Kenneth Winston and we are so lucky to have a great working relationship with them. Keep your eyes peeled for a future Kenneth Winston trunk show and in the meantime, show us your favorite K-Dub dresses at your appointment!

Love Lace? Check Out These New Gowns!

June 27, 2020

If there is one bridal trend we think will always be stylish, it’s lace. While different types of lace have ebbed and flowed in popularity through the years, lace has become a staple on most modern wedding dresses. Whether it’s dainty sheet lace, bold lace appliques, or any combination in between, these are some of our absolute favorite lace styles that just arrived! Show your Dress Gallery consultant any of these dresses that WOW you!

6933 by Essense of Australia
6933 by Essense of Australia

Our first STUNNER of a gown is style 6933 by Essense of Australia. This gorgeous fit-and-flare dress features multiple layers of lace – a delicate under layer added for dimension and floral lace appliques on top for romance and elegance. This dress comes in multiple color ways but our favorite is this gorgeous ivory/moscato option! The champagne undertone of the base gown truly makes the ivory lace pop! This gown is completed by adding the perfect amount of subtle sparkle.

Dennison by Sottero & Midgley
Dennison by Sottero & Midgley

If you’re a bride wanting a dress as unique and cool as you, look no further than Dennison by Sottero & Midgley. A haute couture look complete with full lace sleeves and fabric buttons down the train, this dress is designed for the cool girl in mind. The bold, unique lace appliques cover the entire gown with soft, nude tulle adding a hint of color underneath. The best part? The fabric buttons down the FRONT are totally use-able, which means the neckline and slit are customizable. Want a deeper plung? Unbutton an extra button or two!

Eileen by Maggie Sottero
Eileen by Maggie Sottero

When it comes to lace, we love Maggie Sottero. We’re biased, but when they get lace gowns right, they really get it right. Eileen is a perfect example of that. The sexy yet sophisticated illusion back features a button closure and meets with the cap sleeve, illusion front high neck. This sheath fit also features a stretch liner, which makes it the ultimate gown to dance in!

D2943 by Essense of Australia
D2943 by Essense of Australia

What if you’re not a fitted-dress kind of girl, though? Don’t you worry – we are FULL of gorgeous a-line gowns that will fill your heart’s lace desire. One great option is D2943 by Essense of Australia. A strapless sweetheart neckline is accented by beautiful, bold floral lace appliques and sprinkled with subtle sparkle throughout. The delicate tulle train features lace pieces along the hem and trickling pieces through the waist, creating a truly gorgeous silhouette!

1811 by Kenneth Winston
1811 by Kenneth Winston

You can’t have a lace dress article without mentioning Kenneth Winston. This designer is known for their intricate and breathtaking lace gowns, including style 1811. This dress is manufactured completely by sheet lace, which makes the construction of it truly one-of-a-kind. The bold lace combined with geometric detailing keeps this gown rustic, but modern. Add the delicate spaghetti straps and comfortable fit and you’ve got a dress you’ll never want to get out of!

1147 by Martina Liana
1147 by Martina Liana

We are just waiting for the garden party bride of our dreams to walk in and fall in love with style 1147 by Martina Liana. This dress is truly one-of-a-kind, especially with the detachable sleeves guaranteed to make you feel like a fairy queen. When the party gets started, you can remove the sleeves to create a totally different, sleek look with the strapless fit-and-flare and perfectly placed geometric lace. This dress has big personality and is waiting for its specific bride!

J6705 by Moonlight Bridal
J6705 by Moonlight Bridal

Want to be a touch sexy combined with elegant sophistication? Look no further than style J6705 by Moonlight Bridal! This illusion cap sleeve gown is the perfect combination of romantic and sexy, complimented by gorgeous butterfly and floral lace pieces. The trickling waist detailing truly highlights the gown before going into a flowy, fluttering train.

Fall in love with any of our lace babes yet? We totally have! Let us know which one is your favorite!

DG Spotlight: Heirloom Couture Bridal

June 23, 2020

Our latest #dgspotlight is featuring the side hustle of our very own Katie Jones! For those unfamiliar, Katie has been a bridal consultant here at Dress Gallery for 5 years. In 2019, she decided to officially launch Heirloom Couture Bridal, which is a bespoke bridal accessory and (soon!) gown collection. What started as doing custom veils and modernization of vintage veils for her brides, and soon other DG brides, then morphed into a full-fledged business with all sorts of accessories!

Her crystal hair accessories are handmade with wire wrapping, colored quartz crystals, and cute additions such as stars and moons! She has multiple collections with different inspirations, including a celestial theme and an upcoming Disney princess theme!

She specializes in bridal accessories, such as veils. She’s made multiple custom veils for brides here at Dress Gallery. Her projects have varied from cute, small pieces to large and extravagant. She’s made bespoke veils, a lace overskirt, an embroidered cape, and more!

Her pieces are universal; classy and sophisticated, which makes them perfect for formal occasions, while also soft and charming enough to pair with your cutest denim outfit. We love being able to wear Katie’s creations on any day, throwing on a piece to make our look just a touch cuter!

She also does floral pieces, which was easily transition from formal to everyday. Throwing in a cute succulent hair pin is a guaranteed way to elevate your outfit without any extra layers!

We hope you’ve fallen in love with Katie’s work as much as we have. If you have any questions or want more information regarding Heirloom Couture Bridal, you can reach out to Dress Gallery or follow Katie’s work on social media!

#dgbride: Ashton

June 18, 2020

Absolutely stunning #dgbride Ashton married her soulmate, Drew, on October 19th, 2019 on their family’s land in Kingman, Kansas. Their low-key gorgeous country wedding featured a stunning landscape wheat background with contrasting pops of bright red to match. Their entire day was airy, romantic, and straight up stunning. Rebecca Rose Photography based in Wichita did their photography and it’s to die for!

Ashton wanted to keep her wedding country but classic, with pops of deep reds and stark ivory against the amber waves of wheat on their family land. This was the perfect backdrop for their love – warm, airy, and full of family members. They kept their unique and lighthearted, a true mirror to this fun-loving couple’s personality!

The couple wanted to keep their wedding romantic but fun. “Nothing too ‘fancy’,” Ashton said. She planned the wedding with the help of her husband, mother, and other loved ones. By crowd sourcing ideas and inspiration from other brides, she was able to create her own unique, beautiful day special to her and Drew. “I’d live the day over and over if I could.”

When it came to picking her gorgeous Maggie Sottero gown, Ashton was looking for something that would fit the vibe of her country wedding, but also make her feel like a bride.

“I love my dress so much,” she said. “It was form-fitted and made me feel so beautiful. It showed the perfect amount of skin, but was still tasteful. The lace fit the country vibe of our wedding and the sparkle detail made it “frilly.” I chose this dress because it’s the only one that made me tear up when I tried it on!” she said.

Ashton was so confident in her dress and Dress Gallery that we were the only boutique she visited! She tried about 5 or 6 dresses on here with Courtney before finding this pale blush stunner.

(Really quickly, we need to insert how freaking cool it is that Ashton drove up to her ceremony in a vintage yellow truck? It was a WOW moment, yet so down-to-earth!)

Ashton has some seriously chill advice for future brides. “Have a plan, but don’t expect everything to work out. There are one or two things you will have to adjust and your wedding will still be perfect,” she said.

Another great advice Ashton has is to ask for help! “Don’t be afraid to be reach out to those friends/family who offered,” she said. She surrounded herself with some fabulous loved ones, including her bridesmaids and mother, who helped style!

The bridesmaids wore a combination of designers in a popping, bright red color while both mothers wore our Adrianna Papell evening gowns. We are so thankful Ashton trusted us to style the important women in her life.

Another perfect part of Ashton and Drew’s wedding was how much their loved ones pitched in for their wedding. They made all the food for their taco bar themselves; her mother-in-law and grandmother-in-law made all the floral arrangements; and her friend Jennifer Riehl created all the cakes and cupcakes! She even made a gluten-free option available.

But the one vendor Ashton raved about was the bed and breakfast her wedding party got ready in! Baker’s Quarter Bed & Breakfast in Kingman had fresh ready for all the family first thing in the morning. All the food was made in-house and from scratch.

“It was such a cute and homey place to stay!” she said.

Thank you, Ashton, for being a #dgbride. We are so thankful for you and your sweet loved ones choosing Dress Gallery as your bridal boutique. We will be raving over your gorgeous photos for years to come!

8 Classy & Chic Bridal Gowns

June 11, 2020

We are absolutely loving the trend in bridal right now toward chic, classic gowns. While there’s nothing wrong with a floral bohemian explosion, some brides gravitate more toward the sleek, simplistic silhouette. If you’re the type of bride who believes “less is more,” then these 8 dresses should be serious contenders at your appointment! Let your consultant know if you fall in love.

Selena by Maggie Sottero
Selena by Maggie Sottero

First up on our list is a brand new stunner from Maggie Sottero named Selena. Featuring an ultra-trendy scoop neck line, petite straps, an open back, and flattering box pleats, this dress is the ultimate mikado fantasy princess dress. Paired with classic black tuxedos, this dress would look absolutely gorgeous in any setting, but especially one for a bride wanting something just a touch fancier!

9603 by Allure Bridals
9603 by Allure Bridals

If you’re wanting a chic yet unique gown, look no further than 9603 by Allure Bridals. This silk crepe sheath gown accentuates every flattering curve, complete with a gorgeously low back and bow detail. Cloth buttons follow the train and a soft yet sexy v neck make this a perfect combination between down-to-earth and fierce.

D2987 by Essense of Australia
D2987 by Essense of Australia

We can’t get over this gorgeous a-line gown from Essense of Australia, featuring a soft tulle skirt that adds a touch of whimsy. The high neckline accentuates collarbones while the open back keeps the entire look classy yet accessible for any season. A beaded belt would add just the perfect amount of sparkle to D2987!

Fernanda by Maggie Sottero
Fernanda by Maggie Sottero

Another gorgeous option from Maggie Sottero is Fernanda, an all crepe sheath gown guaranteed to make jaws drop. The soft, feminine neckline combined with the naturally effortless shape and button detailing through the train make this gown romantic, simplistic, and perfect for a bride who wants to let her body do the talking. This dress is perfect for all settings, whether you’re eloping on a mountainside or in a church filled with loved ones!

6839 by Stella York
6839 by Stella York

For the bride wanting a sweet, soft, romantic look on her wedding day, look no further than style 6839 by Stella York. We love Stella York not only for her designs, but also for her quality – the structure of this plunging sweetheart neckline is perfect for any body type. It allows your decolletage to be the star while simultaneously showing off your tiny waist. An airy crepe fabric makes this dress perfect for any occasion, formal or not!

Arleigh by Sottero and Midgley
Arleigh by Sottero and Midgley

We know we’ve featured Arleigh before, but she’s just So. Dang. Cool. that we can’t help but put her in all our lists. She’ll probably go down in our All Times Favorites list for sure. This gown is effortlessly regal, the type of luxurious soft crepe that hugs every curve. Combined with a stunningly jeweled illusion back and accented sleeves and this dress just screams royalty. If you want to feel like a true Queen, definitely put Arleigh on your list!

Shannon from Morilee by Madeline Garner
Shannon from Morilee by Madeline Garner

What if you’re eloping somewhere tropical and don’t want a lot of weight in your skirt? What if you’re more of a flowy, elegant, gorgeous-pleats-for-days type of gal? If so, then Shannon from Morilee should be a contender for you. The beautiful chiffon skirt is MADE for gorgeous photos and the sheer back gives a hint of sexy while keeping the dress sophisticated and classic. Add a lace-detailed spaghetti strap and this dress is ready to go dancing (go twirl that skirt, girl!)

BE470 by Kenneth Winston
BE470 by Kenneth Winston

Wrapping up our fabulous list is this handkerchief skirt lace ballgown from Kenneth Winston (style BE470)! The super soft and delicate lace add romance to this fun, voluminous skirt while also keeping the overall look full of clean lines. We love the tiered skirt completed with fabric buttons down the train along with the sheer back. This is the ultimate skirt to frolick through a field in!

Have you found a favorite? Leave us a comment or show us a screenshot of your favorite dress when you come in for your appointment!

10 Ultimate Destination Wedding Gowns

June 4, 2020

We have been loving the onslaught of bohemian vibes coming from brides’ weddings these days. A curated collection of down-to-earth details surrounded by a beautiful landscape creates breathtaking photos and a one-of-a-kind ceremony. Whether you’re getting married in a desolate, chic desert or a lush tropical getaway, we are sure these gowns are the perfect addition to your wild and free wedding day! Fall in love with any? Let your consultant know at your appointment!

Adara by Allure Bridals

First up is Adara by Allure Bridals. This whimsical and ethereal a-line dress features a gorgeous banded waist and open back along with trickling lace throughout the skirt. A tastefully plunging v neck accented with the icy ivory/platinum color combo makes this down truly stunning! We can imagine this being a gorgeous choice for a glacier-filled backdrop like Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada!

Dessie by Chic Nostalgia

Dessie by Chic Nostalgia is one of our absolute favorite bohemian dream dresses not only because it’s beautiful, but because it’s comfortable. Featuring a stretch liner in a champagne undertone and beaded pearl detailing through throughout the dress, this gown is a lightweight stunner perfectly made for wandering through the landscape. We love the stark contrast between Dessie’s delicate lace against the harsh backdrop of somewhere like Joshua Tree National Park in California!

Adley by All Who Wander

One of our newest arrivals is Adley from All Who Wander, our bohemian-at-heart bridal collection dedicated to brides who want something ethereal and captivating. Adley is a perfect combination of a gorgeous sheath silhouette with crocheted lace, making a statement without a single ounce of glitter. Top it all off with plunging neckline and keyhole back and you’re destined to drop jaws. We could see this gown looking gorgeous somewhere like Gatlinburg, Tennessee in the Smokey Mountains during autumn!

9652 by Allure Bridal

While she may not have a fancy name, style 9652 is the ultimate stunner for brides wanting more volume in the skirt. This a-line gown features handkerchief detailing, creating dimension throughout the skirt when paired with the lace appliques. A gorgeous high neckline with illusion lace placement allows for the girls to be supported and covered, but still center stage. We think this gown would be show-stopping against the gorgeous twinkling lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, Canada!

Junie by Chic Nostalgia

Another top contender coming from Chic Nostalgia is Junie, a lightweight a-line gown with tons of illusion tulle and 3D florals. We love the soft, illusion straps paired with the flowy off-the-shoulder sleeves, creating a whimsical vibe for any bride. The sand-colored undertone would match gorgeously against the rolling sand dunes at Little Sahara State Park in Oklahoma.

Antonia by Sottero and Midgley

One of our absolute favorite dresses is Antonia by Maggie Sottero, a sheath-fitted dress with a stretch liner and fully lace sleeves. A soft v front is matched by the v back with scalloped edges, keeping the silhouette feminine and comfortable. The absolute best part? Small, petite bell sleeves to add just a touch of groovy to this cool gown. We think this gown would be perfect against a cool, coastal breeze somewhere like the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland.

Aston by Sottero and Midgley

Want something a little more chic and simplistic than whimsical? We definitely recommend Aston from Sottero and Midgley, a sheath-fitted fully crepe dress complete with sleeves and some seriously intense beaded detailing. This illusion back is truly unique and also features cloth buttons all the way through the train. This gown would make a statement in any destination, but we see it standing out in a truly urban area, like a rooftop in New York or the Smith Tower in Seattle, Washington.

1863 by Kenneth Winston

For any bride wanting to make a true statement with her train, this should be one of your top contenders! 1863 by Kenneth Winston is a gorgeous fit-and-flare gown featuring lace appliques, off-the-shoulder straps, and an entire layer of glitter tulle designed to make you sparkle with every step. We think this dress would be a total stunner somewhere like Mykonos, Greece – surrounded by historical architecture and the clear sea!

J6750 by Moonlight Bridal

Another great fit-and-flare contender is J6750 from Moonlight Bridal. This gorgeous lace gown features a double layer of lace – delicate chantilly lace underneath to create texture with a layer of modern lace appliques on top for dimension and detail. The peek-a-boo plunge within the off-the-shoulder sweetheart neckline keeps this dress romantic and feminine while just a little bit sexy. We think this baby would look fabulous somewhere lush and tropical like Tulum, Mexico!

Pia by Morilee by Madeline Garner

We think Pia from Morilee by Madeline Garner is the perfect switch-hitter of a gown; whether you’re wanting a rural area or an urban cityscape, she’s a perfect match to any vibe. Her high neckline with cut-out back keeps this silhouette sexy yet classy. This gown features applique lace and detailed beading throughout the bodice. We could see this gown looking edgy and fierce somewhere like the Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada!

Have a favorite destination we missed out on? Let us know and we’ll include it in our next round of destination dresses!

INTRODUCING: Our Digital $99 Sale!

June 1, 2020

Hayley Paige gowns in our sample sale!

Dress Gallery has a long history with the $99 sale. Our discontinued sample dresses are loving placed on a severe discount for all of our bargain shopper brides to peruse. Previously, we’ve hosted in this event in store during the month of June. It’s been a great way to brides to snag designer dresses at a steal of price.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, it’s just not possible for us to pull all of those gorgeous dresses down from our storage, pack our lobby full of deals, and then allow brides to walk in to shop. We are committed to our customers’ and employees’ safety and health during this time and we feasibly wouldn’t be able to sanitize that mass amount of dresses.

So what’s a dedicated bridal store to do? Utilize our time off and create an Etsy shop for our brides to shop digitally! We placed our dresses on mannequins, took much betters photos, and placed them all with detailed listings available for everyone to peruse.

Some of our samples are gorgeous dresses at a steal, including our Hayley Paige samples. Remember our magical unicorn photoshoot?! That dress is included in our sample sale!

Hayley Paige “Warren”

Prices for dresses range from $99-$299 with the exception of the Hayley Paige gowns.

Want to take a peek at all our gorgeous options? Check out our Etsy page here!

#dgbride: Michelle

May 22, 2020

When #dgbride Michelle told us she was getting married in Savannah, Georgia, we knew that her wedding was going to be a vision. Michelle is a sophisticated, poised, cool & collected bride who knew exactly what she wanted. She married her partner, Rich, on November 9, 2019 at Whitefield Chapel in Georgia. Every piece of her elegant, romantic, Southern wedding was perfect – check out the beautiful pictures by Magiepie & Rye!

Michelle knew she wanted a destination wedding for her big day; they kept the ceremony small and intimate with only 38 people attending. “I wanted our wedding weekend to feel like a family reunion,” Michelle said. They kept their focus on the subtle details and the truly important pieces of the day. She also highly recommended her wedding planner, Anna Swanson of Rustic or Ritz Events.

“I would recommend any bride to have a wedding planner,” Michelle said. “It kept my mom relaxed and allowed her to enjoy the day instead of running around trying to coordinate things.”

Michelle and Rich hosted their intimate gathering of family & friends for almost a whole week in Savannah. When we asked Michelle what her favorite part of her wedding was, she mentioned multiple different times when the group was all together. They threw their guests a “Welcome Party” on the night before the wedding, featuring a casual and down-to-earth atmosphere with a bonfire and ice cream. She also encouraged other brides to have a small moment alone with their spouse right after their ceremony – “That first moment alone with your husband is so special. Make sure you take a few moments to yourself!”

Michelle ended up choosing a stunning Martina Liana A-line gown and customized the look with bespoke straps. Originally a strapless dress, Michelle made this look truly her own by making it specific to her. She gravitated toward the large lace patterning and the honey-colored gown underneath, creating beautiful visual dimension.

“I went to two dress boutiques and tried on about 15 different dresses,” Michelle said. “My experience at Dress Gallery was amazing, honestly. I loved the individual rooms and the ability to talk to my mother privately between dresses. My consultant was also AMAZING. She took my comments and came back with new dresses, which is honestly so much better than me having to search through racks myself. The only thing missing would be a mimosa!”

(We totally agree with you there, Michelle. We totally wish we could serve some delicious mimosas, too!)

One of the things we absolutely love about Michelle is how down-to-earth she is. She had a distinct vision of what she wanted her wedding to be, but also understood it’s important to roll with the punches and have a great day! She had some of the best advice for upcoming brides:

“Hire a wedding planner,” she said first. “They don’t have to be expensive, but it’s good to take the stress off you and your family on the big day.” Her second piece of advice? “Focus on what’s important. Something isn’t going to be exactly what you wanted – the hair, makeup, flowers, decor, etc. – just embrace the day being surrounded by those you love.”

Michelle laying down some serious truths here! She also suggested hosting a a small party for guests instead of a rehearsal dinner. Her ice cream-and-bonfire Welcome Party was the perfect way to get everyone mingling without being in a stuffy, uptight restaurant atmosphere. With her welcoming attitude and desire to have fun, there’s no doubt that this wedding was a blast – regardless of how big the guest list is.

Michelle, we can’t thank you enough for including us in your special day. Planning a destination wedding and coordinating wedding services in a far away city is hard enough, but you also were willing to place your faith in us for your gown. We absolutely loved working with you and are so proud to call you a Dress Gallery bride. Your wedding is truly one-of-a-kind, the type of affair we’ll be referencing for years to come. We’re so proud we get to show you off. Congratulations to you, Michelle and Rich!

 

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