#dgcouple: Bailey + Nate

November 29, 2021

Guys. You are not even going to be able to HANDLE the level of spiciness that is coming your way. Our newest #dgcouple, Bailey and Nate, are OFF THE CHARTS hot in this wedding gallery shot by longtime fav Justin Casanova. Obviously we’re biased since we styled the WHOLE group for this wedding, but really – this ultra chic, ultra romantic wedding hits JUST the right amount of sexy yet traditional. Get ready to lose it over all the details below!

Right?! We weren’t kidding when we talked about how SPICY this couple is! Bailey chose an absolutely stunning Essense of Australia gown featuring an illusion plunge neckline, allowing her to feel sexy, yet supported throughout the entire day. Her multiple layers of lace created dimension in her gown while the delicate beading allowed her to shimmer with every step! Bailey chose a Rum-undertone for her dress, allowing the lace to pop in this gown with the color contrast! And to top it all off…..this gorgeous dress features a STRETCH LINER, meaning Bailey got to groove the night away with Nate without having to sacrifice her silhouette!

We love that Bailey kept her wedding day look chic and timeless by keeping all of her girls in the same dress, choosing a gorgeous deep burgundy (titled Diamond Club!) with a high neckline and dramatic bag. The high neckline is reminiscent of Bailey’s dress while still keeping all the girls fashionable and stylish. We love the soft A-line of this Jasmine Bridal bridesmaids dress – perfect for dancing!

When it came to dressing Nate and his guys, we knew we wanted a classic look with a modern twist. Bailey and Nate ended up choosing our classic trim fit grey suit with burgundy accents to match the bridesmaids! We love that Nate stood out with his ivory tie to steal the show, while still creating a clean, classic look with traditional grey. Obviously we’re biased, but this is a pretty good lookin’ group of guys if you ask us!

Congratulations, Bailey + Nate! We absolutely loved getting to work with you and helping style your group. We are so thankful you trusted us for such an important day; your group was a blast. We wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness, something we’re sure you’ll have in abundance. Now, cheers to the Jiwanals!

 

#dgbride: Maggie

November 26, 2021

We are pretending there’s no chill in the air with this next late summertime #dgbride! Maggie married her soulmate, Mark, in one of the coolest, moodiest ceremonies we’ve ever seen. Their ultra-cool Kansas City wedding featured modern, yet organic accents and while we can’t claim Mark’s look, you’re gonna wanna steal ALL these details. We loved their gallery courtesy of Chelcie McFarland Photography, as it was filled with unique poses, cool editing, and the most luxurious looking bridal portraits. Get ready to fall in love, guys!

Maybe we’re biased, but we fell heels-over-head for Maggie’s wedding vision. She knew she wanted an upscale, elegant affair, but with really organic and moody details to make the overall feel super intimate. Maggie was one of our final Martina Liana brides, choosing this super stunning crepe down with dramatic train, delicately beaded straps, and a sophisticated yet sexy plunge. We love her crystal accessories and textured florals that add dimension to all her photos!

We can’t claim credit for Mark’s fabulous look, but we DEFINITELY have some options for fashion-forward grooms wanting an untraditional look. With sea green, mulberry, and sand just to name a few of our colors, we can always style your group with something different than traditional black or grey. Add in a pop of texture with a floral tie and you have a super cool grooms’ attire that will truly stand out!

Congratulations to the Lash’s! We are so thankful, Maggie, that you chose Dress Gallery as your bridal boutique. We loved getting to know you and are so grateful you trusted us to style you for such an important event. Your photos are truly stunning! We wish you + Mark a lifetime of love, happiness, and laughter. Cheers to you both!

#dgcouple: Mariana + Daniel

November 23, 2021

Y’all, we are DYING over our next #dgcouple. Mariana and Daniel have been together for TWELVE YEARS before they tied in the knot in a gorgeously traditional Christian Orthodox ceremony at St. George’s in Wichita. Their reception featured great food, dancing, and flowing cocktails at Newport Grill for a full night of luxurious fun . As a BFF to one of our consultants, Mariana had high expectations for her wedding and we are happy to announce her photographers, Kay x Bee, KILLED their wedding album. Get ready to lose it over this couple, y’all! You’re gonna wanna steal ALL these deets!

For her wedding gown, Mariana chose an absolutely STUNNING Allure Couture gown (style C586) that was at Dress Gallery for one weekend only during our Allure Couture trunk show. After attempting a few different routes to find her perfect gown, FATE knew better than we did and sent her perfect dress on a Monday morning courtesy of our Allure rep. Immediately, her consultant, Courtney, sent her a text message saying “I THINK I FOUND IT!” And we did! She fell in love, placed the order, and we sent the sample back in less than one week – it was truly meant to be!

Her Allure Couture gown features HEAVY beading throughout the bodice and skirt, with everything from silver to pearl to crystal accents, allowing Mariana to sparkle at literally every turn. Her off-the-shoulder neckline kept her look romantic, while still showing off her gorgeous collar bones, shoulders, and girls. We wanted a fitted dress that highlighted her silhouette, but KNEW she’d be dancing the night away, so the stretch charmeuse liner in this gown was a perfect fit. Add in her DRAMATIC tiara and silk English Tulle cathedral veil (also available at DG!) and you have the dreamiest, most Queen-like wedding vision we’ve seen in a LONG time!

When it came to styling Dan + the male family members, Mariana knew she wanted a crisp, clean, ultra classic look – so black + ivory it was. Dan wore our Braydon style tuxedo, featuring a shawl lapel and a simplistic black tie. We kept Daniel looking expensive by choosing silk/satin accents, such as his pocket square, to highlight against Mariana’s gorgeous dress! This couple wanted the ultimate black tie feeling for their wedding and we LOVE that their photos show off how classy their entire event is!

Congratulations to you both, Mariana and Daniel! We loved getting to know both of you throughout your wedding planning journey. We know it got a little CRAZY there for a hot second, but we totally appreciate you trusting Dress Gallery to style you for such an important event. We are so thankful you are both members of the DG fam; we’re going to be showing you off for years to come. Now, cheers to the Nguyens!

#dgbride: Ari

November 21, 2021

Y’all – we have been FREAKING OUT over this next #dgbride‘s gallery for a few weeks and we are finally SO EXCITED to share! Introducing Ari, who married her soulmate, Nate, in one of the most gorgeous, traditional, and totally timeless ceremonies we’ve ever seen. This ultra glam couple created the perfect modern wedding, perfectly captured by Nousette Jefferson Photography, was the dreamiest day. You’re gonna want to steal most of Arianna’s wedding day details, let’s be honest, so get ready to fall heels over head!

Ari chose one of our super stunning, super exclusive Disney Fairy Tale Weddings Collection gowns! Ari chose Jasmine, an absolutely gorgeous fitted crepe gown featuring a soft off-the-shoulder neckline and a MASSIVELY DRAMATIC train. Which, when you look like Ari, you need a stunner of a dress to compliment! Her classic wedding day look, complete with crystal accessories, was totally show-stopping!

We absolutely LOVE a good momma-daughter moment! Ari’s mom, Shantell, chose a stunning rose gold sequined Morilee gown. We love that she decided to wear something ~spicy and memorable for her daughter’s wedding. We love when mother’s decide to wear something unique, fashionable, and totally gorgeous. We love that Shantell’s dress features an off-the-shoulder neckline to mirror Ari’s!

Congratulations, Ari and Nate! We are so thankful you chose Dress Gallery as your bridal boutique. We LOVED getting to know you, helping you find your gorgeous Allure gown, plus finding your mom her stunning sequined outfit. We wish you both a lifetime of love, happiness, and laughter. Cheers to the Jacksons!

Elegant, Sultry Wine + Chocolate Styled Shoot Part 1

November 19, 2021

We have been WAITING to announce a new partnership here at Dress Gallery and finally – the day has arrived! We’ve been trying to find a way for our brides to celebrate with champagne after they say “YES!” to their dream dress. Kansas liquor laws, however, make that extremely difficult for us to navigate as a retail business. After half a year of frustration, the heavens must have heard us….because Alzavino Wine Tavern opened two doors down! Owned by local couple Danielle and Ken Harmon, we partnered up with this gorgeous new business to help our brides celebrate while also encouraging support for a new local business. We are so thankful they agreed to partner with us; we truly think this is gonna change the GAME on the Dress Gallery experience.

We did a super sexy, ultra cool photoshoot to highlight some of our favorite new dresses and Alzavino’s new space. We wanted this shoot to feel decadent in every way – full of luxury, especially in the wine and chocolate! This effortlessly cool real-life couple, Sara and Ryan, totally encapsulated our European vibe for this shoot. Plus, we might be biased, but how hot do they look?! (Thx always to our girl Shelby Laine for snapping those good good photos.)

Get ready to want ALL of these looks for your wedding day – and get ready to check out Alzavino with your loved ones after you say yes to your dress!

Take a peek at Alzavino’s choco-cuterie board! This decadent dessert board features all LOCALLY MADE chocolate, fresh fruits, flaky croissants, and a chocolate fondue covered in roasted marshmallows. This has QUICKLY become a favorite of all the Dress Gallery girls and was promptly devoured during the photoshoot! Interested in the locally made chocolate? Check out Lovie and Co!

This is just PART ONE of our fabulous photoshoot! Stick around to see the final looks!

#dgbride: India

November 16, 2021

It’s time to introduce one of our newest #dgbrides, India! India and her soulmate, James, had to reschedule their 2020 wedding due to COVID-19, but their anxiously awaited day was full of love and laughter. Their photographer, our girl Shelby Laine, was a perfect fit for this goofy, fun-loving couple! You’re gonna lose it over her customized Moonlight Couture gown, so without further ado: India + James!

Okay, but like, we weren’t kidding when we said this couple was full of love and light! India’s totally customized Moonlight Couture gown was totally perfect for her romantic yet edgy day. We changed the bodice lining color to a gorgeous Cashmere color to match India’s wedding palette much better. We also added permanent spaghetti straps to add extra support throughout the day, allowing India to dance and groove without worrying! Her ruffle skirt created lots of drama and volume while the beaded bodice kept her shimmering with every step!

Can we also talk about how COOL India’s total wedding day look is? We’re a little biased when tattooed brides decide to show off their ink on wedding day, but India’s super edgy vibe mixed with such a romantic, traditional ballgown is giving us LIFE in the best way. She’s a perfect example of wearing what YOU feel best in on your wedding day, not necessarily what you ~think you have to be in. If a ballgown makes you feel most bridal, do it! We love that India wasn’t afraid to bling herself out on wedding day, while also customizing a dress to make it feel special to her. Her simplistic accessories allow the dress and her silhouette to be the true stunner in this dress!

Love James’ super cool green suit look?! We can’t take credit for his exact styling, but if you have similar taste to James’, we definitely have some GREAT colored suit options that can make your groom look ultra fashion-forward! Ask your consultant about our unique menswear options during your consultation.

Congratulations, James and India! We cannot thank you enough for trusting us for such an important part of your wedding day. India, we are so glad you put your faith in such a gorgeous customized gown – truly, it’s one of a kind, just like you. We wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness, something we are such you’ll have in abundance. Now, go celebrate! Cheers to the Nance’s!

 

#dgcouple: Zana and Kerry

November 13, 2021

We are HYPED over this next #dgcouple, y’all. Zana and Kerry were one of our FAVORITE couples to work with; down-to-earth, fun-loving, and super sweet, they are the definition of “in love!” Their photographer, Jhoan Thompson, perfectly captured their ultra glam, ultra unique wedding. From Zana’s dramatic mermaid gown to Kerry’s SUPER stylish outfit, plus their baby girl Sloane’s adorable dress, this wedding was literally one of the most stylish we’ve ever seen. Plus, it looked like a BLAST. You’re gonna fall heels over head in love with this couple, just like we did, so get ready!

WE WEREN’T PLAYING AROUND GUYS. Did we not try to tell you this was one of the COOLEST couples we’ve been blessed enough to style? Zana and Kerry are fashion-forward, detail-oriented people. When it came to their wedding day, they wanted everything to be 10s, 10s, 10s across the board. We knew we needed to DELIVER for this couple because they truly wanted to show out on their wedding. We loved their bold, modern color palette and dramatic wedding day looks!

Zana chose an absolutely STUNNING and DRAMATIC ruffle bottomed mermaid gown. Like, this gown is TRUE mermaid – complete with booty-poppin’ seam lines and all. Zana wanted something dramatic, but was worried about a fitted dress looking great on her silhouette. Her consultant put her in a fitted dress anyway (because WE KNEW she’d look like a snack) and SURPRISE – she loved it! It’s hard not to with his dress!

Her ruffle-bottom train is totally dramatic and upscale, while her traditional beaded lace keeps her look romantic and classic. We love that she chose a rosy undertone to her dress, which perfectly matched the pastel colors of her bridal party. Combined with her rockin’ party hairdo, bold accessories, and stunning lashes and Zana truly TURNED OUT for her wedding day look!

When it came to Zana’s girls, she knew she wanted everyone to feel confident and sexy during her wedding day, so she allowed her maids’ to pick their own styles in the same color. She chose a brand new color from Morilee bridal called “Sorbet,” which we think PERFECTLY bridges the pinks and peaches she wanted in her wedding day. Plus, how perfect is it that her bridesmaids and bridal gown are the same designer! Her Maid of Honor stood out in a gorgeous rose gold sequined dress, adding texture to Zana’s photos while also including an extra pop of drama!

Can we PLEASE talk about this group of guys now?! Because while we can’t take credit for Kerry’s rockin’ shoes or sash, we can certainly say we did the rest of it! As a fashion-forward groom, Kerry knew he didn’t want to wear something too traditional. If Zana was going to SHOW OUT for the wedding, he needed to, too, ya know?! He chose a stunning ivory tuxedo to compliment Zana while her groomsmen rocked the navy as a compliment to the peachy/pinks of the maids’ dresses. We love the cultural details that this couple brought into their wedding day, such as the patterned shawl with matching ties + pocket squares!

How GOOD LOOKING is this group, y’all?! We literally lost our mind when we saw their photos. This wedding was classy yet totally modern and we LOVE when wedding galleries are full of love, happiness, and laughter – something we’re sure these two will have in spades!

Congratulations, Zana and Kerry! We seriously cannot thank you enough for trusting us to style your group. We LOVED getting to know you, hanging out with your group, and having you become members of the DG family. Can y’all just get married every year so we keep seeing you?! We wish you + Sloane the absolute best and we cannot wait to watch your beautiful family grow. Cheers to the Lipseys!

 

#dgbride: Darian

November 10, 2021

We love ALL of our brides, seriously, but we’ve EXTRA biased when a #dgbride is a DG employee! Our newest consultant, Darian, started at Dress Gallery two weeks after her wedding to her soulmate, Will! Darian and Will decided they wanted a true fresh start – new careers, new marriage, new puppy, new chapters! Their photographer, Evangelyn Byall-Craig, was a perfect fit for their vintage and traditional wedding. You’re gonna LOSE IT over Darian’s dress and details. Without further ado, our girl Darian!

Darian chose an absolutely STUNNING Martina Liana gown she purchased off-the-rack, which means she got a rockin’ deal on a couture designer. This fitted spaghetti strap dress features delicately beaded straps, a sexy open back, multiple layers of lace, and the most perfect v neckline. Her dress was a beautiful balance of traditional, yet modern; sexy, yet sophisticated. With Darian’s petite frame, we love that she went with a fitted silhouette to really highlight her body and allow her to feel extra bridal!

Can we PLEASE talk about how Darian clearly mastered the “smize?!” Tyra Banks would be SO PROUD of this girl’s modeling skills! Her total wedding day look was part edgy, part sexy, part traditional, all combined to create the most gorgeously romantic look we’ve seen. Combined with her billowing curls, soft bridal updo, and gorgeous cathedral veil, Darian had ALL the drama for her wedding day and we are HERE. FOR. IT.

We were also lucky enough to style Darian’s girls for her special day as well! Darian knew she wanted her wedding day to feel romantic and airy, which was perfect for her summertime wedding. Her dusty color palette matched the organic wedding venue and we love how her Kanali K bridesmaids dresses accented against her ivory gown and the pops of color in the bouquets! Darian had her girls feel comfortable by choosing whatever style they preferred, but kept her palette simplistic by keeping everything in a single dusty tone. This color palette is romantic and timeless for sure!

Cheers to you, Darian and Will! We are so thankful you decided to trust us for your wedding day. And maybe we’re biased because you’re an official DG family member now, but your wedding is gonna go down as one of our favorites forever. We love you and Will and are SO EXCITED to watch your marriage + family grow as you grow within Dress Gallery. And let’s be honest, boo, we’re biased because you look SMOKING in that Martina gown. Thank you for trusting us and thanks for becoming family. Congratulations to the Kings!

#dgbride: Abbi

November 8, 2021

Get ready, fam, because you are gonna LOSE IT over this next #dgbride! Abbi married her soulmate, Rowdy, in a super trendy, ultra unique ceremony featuring some of the coolest wedding accents we’ve EVER seen. Their photographer, Erin King, created some gorgeously romantic photos that we SWOONED over. This was a match made in wedding vendor heaven, for sure. Run, don’t walk, to save these photos and get ready to fall in love with Abbi’s look!

Can you believe that Abbi is our first and only bride in this stunning Essense of Australia gown?! This ultra stunning, super simplistic A-line gown is made of the world’s most BUTTERY SOFT material called “dove satin” and it is SO TOUCHABLE! We love the chic, clean look of Abbi’s look while the tulle bow creates a fashion forward, ultra fashionable detail. Her open back and subtle v neckline keeps this dress sexy, while also sophisticated and modest. Add in some romantic fabric buttons down the back and you have the ultimate down-to-earth wedding dress! Plus, this dress has POCKETS!

We love Abbi’s super organic style and how she kept all of her floral accents ultra natural, like her bouquet of chamomile! This soft and earthy bouquet is a perfect compliment to her bohemian day, while her crisp and sophisticated dress makes the entire day feel formal. This ultra comfortable wedding dress was perfect for dancing the night away, while still allowing Abbi’s natural beauty to be the star of the show. And we’re biased, but THAT BOW THO! Bows are having a MOMENT in bridal and we’re here for it!

Congratulations to the Wends! We cannot thank you enough, Abbi, for trusting Dress Gallery as your bridal boutique. We loved getting to know you and always love it when brides comes in with unique, cool wedding visions. You truly stuck to YOUR style and it was perfect. And maybe we’re biased because you’re a snack, but THAT BOW GIRL!!! We wish you both a lifetime of love, happiness, and laughter. Cheers to you both!

 

#dgbride: Sydney

November 5, 2021

Alright, y’all, ready to see some of the most romantic, whimsical, quintessential Kansas photos we’ve seen in a hot minute? Because our gorgeous #dgbride Sydney married her soulmate, Tucker, in one of the most beautiful sunset ceremonies ever. Their photographer, Alycia Rife, was the perfect person to choose for their intimate ceremony. You’re gonna fall in love with all of Sydney’s vendors, so get ready to save these photos!

Sydney chose an absolutely STUNNING Morilee gown featuring an illusion back, cap sleeves, a modest yet plunging neckline, and a soft A-line sirt filled with texture. Her hidden layer of sequined Chantilly lace added dimension to her dress while the soft honey color was the perfect compliment to her natural color palette. Add in her gorgeous half-up, half-down hair style and rockin’ hair accessory and you have a perfectly effortless wedding day look!

Sydney wanted a dress that felt bohemian and organic, perfect for the wheat field backdrop of her venue, but also something timeless and traditional. This Morilee gown, style 2191, was sophisticated enough to meet her vision while also staying true to her boho eye with wildflower lace. This trickling illusion back also gave Sydney a “WOW” design feature in all of her photos, along with totally encapsulating the natural vibe of the whole day.

Thank you so much, Sydney, for choosing Dress Gallery as your bridal boutique! We loved getting to know you and are so thankful you trusted us to style you for such an important event. We loved your gown choice and cannot WAIT to send your completed gallery to Morilee so they can show you off, too! We wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness. Cheers to the Luce’s!

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