#dgbride: Karlee

February 24, 2021

Introducing our newest #dgbride, Karlee! Karlee married her soulmate, Caleb, during a gorgeous November ceremony surrounded by dreamy Kansas prairie and pops of red, white, and blue! We fell heels-over-head for these stunning photos courtesy of Brittany McCloskey Photography. If you’re looking for bright, airy, and timeless, Brittany is your girl! Peek Karlee’s down-to-earth wedding below!

When it came to finding Karlee’s dream dress, she knew she wanted something vintage and feminine. Her gorgeous multi-layered Stella York gown featured two layers of lace, a Moscato undertone, and petite train. We love that her gown focused more on the silhouette of her body instead of heavy bling; her lacy gown was perfect for the backdrop of their wedding!

We loved how Karlee kept her wedding day look natural and feminine. Her pops of bright blues and reds were a great juxtaposition for the moody autumnal backdrop. This kept her color palette upbeat and made for stunning florals, particularly against the blue of the bridesmaids & menswear attire!

Can we talk, really fast, about how perfect Karlee’s wedding day look is? Her soft up-do perfectly showed off her collarbones and the gorgeous illusion back of her dress but mostly, we loved that she styled her gown in her glasses. Girls who wear specs – we are ALL FOR brides rockin’ them on their wedding day, especially if that’s authentic to who you are. We love when brides decide to stay true to themselves, contacts be damned!

Congratulations to the McCaffree’s! Thank you so much, Karlee, for trusting us to style you for your big day. We are so thankful to have played a small part in your wedding ceremony. We wish you & Caleb a lifetime of love and happiness!

#dgcouple: Madison & Preston

February 21, 2021

Drum roll, please…..let us introduce you to fabulous power couple, #dgbride and #dggroom Madison & Preston! This fun-loving couple was an absolute blast to work with! Check out their Colorado elopement photos courtesy of Hound & Honey Photo!

Madison was an absolute blast to style for her wedding gown. Her vibrant, bubbly personality made the entire appointment fly by! She was looking for something timeless and romantic, plus something that would stand up to the mountain backdrop. We think her off-the-shoulder Essense of Australia gown was a perfect choice.

Complete with sweetheart neckline, trickling lace appliques, and a voluminous skirt, we absolutely love how ethereal and whimsical her pictures look! You’re a literal forest goddess, Madison!

Can we talk about how sassy and cute Madison is?! One of our favorite parts of their wedding photos is how much fun you can tell they’re having! We love Madison’s bohemian hair and the rose gold accessories that perfectly match her moscato-colored dress!

When it came to styling Preston, we wanted to keep his look chic, fashionable, and classic to match Madison’s wedding vibe. We think the light grey accents the foliage and mountains really well by adding just a pop of color with the maroon accents!

Congratulations to the Troyers! We are so thankful that you chose Dress Gallery as your bridal boutique. Getting to know you both was been a great blessing to us and we are so proud to call you a #dgcouple. We wish you a lifetime of love, happiness, & laughter!

2021 Prom Looks at Dress Gallery!

February 18, 2021

So we know the world’s real weird right now and the fate of prom hangs in the balance……maybe that’s a little dramatic, but we are all in our feels about the uncertainty surrounding proms. We totally feel for all of the high schoolers whose traditions are changing or being skipped all together. We’ve had to adapt our prom buying experience due to COVID-19 (got questions? Check out the Prom FAQ here.) All of it is kind of a bummer, which is why we decided to do a quick, fun photoshoot of some of our select prom dresses.

We wanted an opportunity for our lovely prom girls to get dolled up and get some fabulous photos taken. Most of the girls modeling these dresses for us are DG employees who work so hard for us during prom season, so this was a way for us to give back – and showcase some fabulous dresses, just in case, ya know?

Thx Shelbs for being you, we love you boo boo.

Schedule your room reservation and find your formal gown today!

#dgcouple: Linda & Alex

February 14, 2021

RICHARDSON WEDDING OMG THEY ARE LITERALLY THE CUTEST I CAN’T

#dgbride: Regan

February 10, 2021

Drumroll, please, because we are super excited to introduce you to #dgbride Regan! She was planning a super quick and intimate ceremony in the Colorado mountains before COVID changed their plans. Like any good COVID bride, though, she didn’t let it get her down! Regan married her soulmate, Grant, at a gorgeous autumnal ceremony in November 2020. Peep out the fabulous photos courtesy of our girl Shelby Laine – you know, our fav!

Regan chose an absolutely stunning long-sleeve, off-the-shoulder Morilee gown that was BRAND SPANKING NEW in our store the day of her appointment. Like, literally – we hadn’t even steamed the skirt out yet! So Regan was our very first bride in this sample gown and it fit her like a dream. We tried on a few more just to make sure, but everyone was stunned at Dress #1!

We absolutely loved styling Regan for her big day; her flowy, ethereal gown was perfect for her low-key, down-to-earth ceremony. Her bright, bold wildflower florals were the perfect accent to the moody undertone of the day. We love how they pulled the bright accents into Grant’s tie and florals as well!

We can’t show you pictures of Regan and Grant’s big day without including the most important part – their daughter, Lennon! She totally stole the show in all of the photos. We absolutely loved how Regan matched her bridal gown to Lennon’s; the soft lace long sleeves were a perfect mini-me to Regan’s gown! Watching this beautiful family vow to love each other forever made sure there wasn’t a dry eye in the room!

Congratulations to you both, Regan & Grant! We are so thankful you trusted Dress Gallery with such a big decision for your special day. We loved being a small part of your family’s important moment. We wish you a lifetime of love, happiness, & laughter!

#dgcouple: Alyson & Chris

February 4, 2021

We’re throwing it back to warmer weather with this sunny, late Summer wedding! Introducing #dgcouple Alyson & Chris, who got married at Applejack Pumpkin Patch in August 2020! We were so thankful to be able to style both Alyson & Chris for their special, intimate ceremony. Check out some of our favorite photos courtesy of Cynthia Whiteside Photography!

Normally we always highlight the bride first, but we’re gonna switch it up this time and focus on Chris! Chris wanted a classic look and with the wildflower accents Alyson had planned, we thought navy would be a great look. This timeless suit choice was dark enough to be as formal as they wanted, but bright enough to really shine in the August sunsets. We love how he chose a Saffron polka dot bowtie to add an extra pop of dimension!

Alyson chose an absolutely s t u n n i n g Stella York crepe gown featuring organic lace straps, subtle sparkle throughout, and a unique arrowhead train. Her trickling lace perfectly accented her hips and we love the small, yet sexy, keyhole back! This gown was perfect for her airy and bright ceremony.

we talk about the gorgeous button detailing that goes throughout Alyson’s train? And how perfect her wildflower color palette looked? This slightly bohemian yet totally warm atmosphere was the perfect backdrop for this couple’s upbeat, joyous ceremony. We love how bubbly and full of laughter Chris & Alyson looked in every photo!

Thank you so much, Chris & Alyson, for trusting Dress Gallery to be your bridal boutique. We loved playing a small part in your big day. We wish you both a lifetime of love, laughter, and happiness. Here’s to the Brauckman’s!

10 Dope Wedding Photographers – Part Three

February 2, 2021

This is Part Three of an ongoing series. Check out Part One and Part Two!

You ready?! It’s time for us to take another deep dive into some of our favorite local/nearby wedding photographers. These lists are seriously in no particular order because we love all of these photographers, so if you’re looking for someone to capture your big day, take a peek at some of our favorites!

Alycia Rife Photography

Buckle up, guys, because you’re about to be blown away by Alycia’s photos. We have been big fans of her work for years now and she comes highly recommended by our brides; her word-of-mouth reputation is beyond stellar. We love her natural, but just-a-tad-dusty editing style that keeps your pictures moody yet timeless!

Becca Louise Photo

So we feel super bad that it’s taken us three posts to give a shoutout to Miss Becca. Not only is she a FAB photographer, but she’s also a DG bride! So she really gets it, ya know? We have loved collaborating with her recently on a multitude of styled photoshoots; her creative and artistic viewpoint really shows in her couples’ wedding galleries. She keeps her editing bright and natural with just a hint of moodiness – the perfect combination.

Jubilee Opal Photography

Holy smokeshow! Every time we’ve received a bride’s gallery from Jubilee Opal, we’ve been blown away. Not only does she always deliver a ton of images, but she also has a great way of capturing her couple’s natural happiness. We love her combination of earthy edits and black-and-white beauties; definitely check her out!

Kara Smith Photography

If you’re ready to have the dreamiest, most ethereal wedding photos in the game, then you need to go talk to Kara. She has a unique vision when it comes to her galleries and we’re loving her editing recently. It’s a great combination of timeless and light along with a undertone of moodiness and emotion that we love. Some of our favorite brides have RAVED about Kara, so she should definitely be on your list!

Joshua Ayres Photography

If you’re a bride looking for more traditional wedding photos, we definitely recommend Joshua. His classic editing and posing make for gorgeous, timeless photos that will stand the test of time. We love his attention to detail and how he manages to capture every smile!

Sincerely T Photography

Let us introduce you to another DG bride/photographer we love! Tonya is an absolute fabulous human being and a serious hustler man. Not only is she a wife & Momma, but she’s also a multi-business entrepreneur! She runs Ciao Nail Salon (across the street from us in Delano!) along with her own photography business. We love her romantic, dreamy style of editing.

Gentle Rayne Photography

Time to introduce y’all to Jess, one of the coolest and edgiest photographers in the game. We were introduced during a styled workshop and ever since, we’ve been big fans. She takes moody portraits to a whole new level while still highlighting the natural beauty of the day. We think her detail shots are UNREAL – she won’t miss anything on your big day!

Sublett Studios

If you’re looking for a photographer with hundreds of hours under her belt, plenty of weddings, and an editing style she’s perfected, then check out Sublett Studios. She has been one of the most consistent wedding photographers in Wichita for ages and there’s a reason her reputation is so good; she knows her way around a camera. We love that she lets the natural beauty of the day shine and keeps her editing bright, light, and minimal.

R & B Photography

We love a good photography duo – it’s a guaranteed way to make sure you have a second shooter at your event PLUS two sets of eyes capturing important moments is always better than one. Briley and Rylee are a fabulous combo that we’ve heard GREAT things about; they’re relatively new to the Wichita photography scene, but we can tell they’re not going ANYWHERE.

Emona Hennen Photography

Rounding out this list is one of our long-time favorite wedding photographers, Emona Hennen! She is a natural at capturing at couples in their element, totally happy and relaxed. Her galleries are full of natural poses, bubbly personalities, and tons of gorgeous photos. We think her golden hour photos are some of the best in biz!

Found your favorite photographer yet?! Is there someone we’re missing?! Let us know on Facebook and we’ll include them for ROUND FOUR, coming soon!

#dgbride: Julie

January 29, 2021

JULIE AND CINDY GOES HERE (TIM DAVIS PHOTo)

Edgy + Hip Arcade Styled Shoot ft. Blue Starry Gown

January 26, 2021

One of our absolute favorite parts of our job is when we get to collaborate with our girl Shelby Laine for our monthly photoshoots. Sometimes we go all out, while others we rely on the effortlessly cool backdrop and gown to do all the hard work. Our most recent photoshoot is definitely one of those where the GOWN is truly a stunner – so we had to find something cool, funky, and just as eclectic as this Essense of Australia celestial blue gown! Check out some of our favorite images from our ultra-cool arcade shoot below.

This Essense of Australia gown features a soft a-line skirt, a plunging v neck with spaghetti straps, secret glitter tulle, and starry appliques throughout. This is the ultimate dream gown for a bride who wants a unique, sexy gown just as cool as she is!

Ready to rock the most magical dress in the store? Tell us during your appointment you’d like to try “The Star Dress” and we’ll be so excited to pull it for you!

#dgsisters: Ashley & Madison

January 23, 2021

Time to spice things up! We are so thankful when brides share their experience with their loved ones and, by doing so, other brides choose us as their bridal boutique. It’s particularly special when being a #dgbride runs in the family! Let us introduce you to Ashley & Madison, two #dgbrides who are also sisters. Madison married her soulmate, Drew, in July of 2020 and Ashley married her soulmate, Kash, in August 2020! Check out pictures from both of their weddings (R + B Photography for Madison, Alex Behrens Photography for Ashley!)

So Madison’s up first! Her wedding was originally scheduled for March of 2020, but they pushed the date back due to COVID-19. Despite the change of plans, Madison didn’t let that stop her perfect day! We styled her in a gorgeous A-line Morilee gown featuring a soft tulle skirt, heavily beaded bodice, and absolutely zero lace!

Madison wanted a classic, romantic look that fit her down-to-earth and bubbly personality. Her extra sparkly top created the “WOW!” impact we were looking for, while the soft tulle skirt allowed her to float throughout her reception. Combined with a perfect sparkly veil (it was her something borrowed!) and we think Madison did a great job keeping her look chic and timeless.

We were lucky enough to style her husband, Drew, and his crew, too! (I’m on fire right now.) To match their slate blue and greenery color palette, we kept Drew’s look airy and summery by using a light grey. Accented with pops of dark blue, the feminine color palette got a masculine feel!

Fast forward just a few weeks and it’s time for Ashley’s wedding! Ashley and Kash originally planned to get married in April, but also moved their wedding date due to COVID-19. Ashley wanted her wedding to be rustic and elegant – a very different vibe than Madison’s! She kept her wedding different by utilizing a different vibe and decor, but still a summery color palette.

Can we lovegush over this picture of Ashley and her daughter, Baylen?!

Ashley and her husband, Kash, are definitely more rustic than Madison and Drew – so we tried to style the menswear groups accordingly. Kash’s group featured dark navy suits with greenery and some western accents! We love that Kash stayed true to his personality and rocked an awesome Stetson!

We love that Ashley kept her wedding traditional by having a church ceremony first, followed by a blast of a reception. Her cathedral photos were among some of our favorites from her gallery!

Thank you so much, Ashley & Kash, Madison & Drew, for trusting Dress Gallery to style you for your big day. You are truly special brides to your consultant and will forever be one of our favorite families. We wish you all a lifetime of love, laughter, and happiness – something we know you’ll have in abundance. Cheers to the Biddles & the Meyers!

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