6 New Maggie Sottero Gowns You Can’t Miss

August 1, 2020

When it comes to classic, romantic gowns, few designers do it better than Maggie Sottero. Based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, you can see their uniquely Midwestern/Western influence, along with a touch of the romance of the mountain regions near them. We also love that they feature a “Modest” collection of gowns for brides wanting to stay covered on their wedding day. This small attention to detail shows how truly committed to their brides they really are.

We recently received our 2020 Maggie Sottero gowns and man, it was hard to narrow down to favorites. After considerable debate, here are just 6 of the Maggie Sottero gowns we love – there’s definitely more, and these aren’t our favorites, we just couldn’t choose! Can ya blame us?


Let’s talk about Selena, okay? Not only is this one of the most chic and timeless gowns we’ve seen in a long time (that scoop neckline! Those button details!), but this baby is comfortable. She’s made out of a fabulous Mikado satin material that floats with you, using its’ structure to create the fabulous volume you see in the skirt. Add the box pleats for fashion and the pockets for function and you’ve got the ultimate forever-chic ballgown.


Lonnie is a gown for any bride wanting her silhouette to take center stage. This absolute beauty has so much structure, you’re guaranteed to flaunt your curves and still have a food baby no one can see. Her fitted gown features strong boning throughout the bodice, allowing you to look your best in this classic mermaid silhouette. I’m also gonna go ahead and need you to zoom in on the photo – go ahead, I’ll give you a second. CHECK OUT THAT SPARKLE. The secret sparkle throughout this dress is a stunner. Add a sprinkling of lace appliques, a horse hair hem for drama, and detachable beaded spaghetti straps and you’ve got a truly one-of-a-kind dress!


Looking for something that has a little more “soft romance” instead of “formal glam?” Look no further than Greenley, a gorgeous fit-and-flare gown lined with a stretch liner for comfort. Yeah, you read that correctly – a stretch liner. You can dance & get low allllll night long with no problems in Greenely. Her lace appliques feature both floral and leaves, which is so fitting for her name. A gorgeous illusion v neckline and sheer bodice give this baby a kiss of sexy. On Maggie Sottero’s website, they imagine that “the cocktail for this celebration [with Greenley] is something minty and charmingly named.” We agree!


Okay, so Natalie is a gown for the type of effortlessly-cool bride we want to be. Seriously, she looks so naturally gorgeous that any bride who chooses her could just wake up and marry her soulmate. We love gowns that allow the bride to shine! Natalie’s soft off-the-shoulder neckline and sparkle tulle skirt make her ultra feminine, while her lace appliques and subtle beading keep her modern. Please, please, please – we’re just dying in anticipation of some gorgeous garden party photos in this babe!


Who gave Maggie Sottero permission to make a dress so gorgeous?! This Mikado fit-and-flare stunner is for any bride wanting to show off her classic, yet edgy side. Her plunging v-neck and sheer back feature some seriously glam beading, mirrored all the way down the train by the crystal buttons. This dress is a rockstar and definitely waiting for a bride wanting to make a statement!


OKAY, girl, Nanette is an absolute dream and we think you’ll think so, too. This fabulous chiffon gown is just waiting for a lakeside ceremony, a fabulous church aisle with flowers, or even a low-key backyard with the twinkliest of lights. Her sheer bodice and plunging v neck are sexy while her gorgeous beading will keep you shimmering all night. Lined with the softest of organza, this is a dress you’ll want to get married in over and over and over again. We concur. Just have like 7 ceremonies, it’s fine.

Which Maggie Sottero gown is your favorite? Can’t choose? We understand. We had the same problem. Let us know in the comments if you do manage to pick a favorite – we’d be so proud of you!

#dgbride: Cara

July 29, 2020

Our gorgeous bride, Cara, married her soulmate Matthew on June 6, 2020 – in the midst of COVID-19! Even though their wedding day hit some serious roadbumps, these two were determined to have their intimate ceremony followed by a larger party later in the year. Take a peek at these fabulous photos courtesy of Justin Casanova Photography and hear all about their wedding planning, curveballs, and more!

Cara and Matt got married surrounded by a small amount of friends and family on June 6th, 2020 at Rustic Timbers. Their elegant, natural wedding theme fit perfectly with the gorgeous secret garden that held their ceremony. Their light, airy color palette featured dusty rose, navy, and tons of greenery!

Cara was honest when it came to planning her wedding during COVID-19. “It was extremely nerve wracking!” she said. “We ended up having a small ceremony with friends and family, with a larger reception scheduled for the fall.”

Cara and Matt decided that, since all of their loved ones couldn’t celebrate with them during their ceremony, that they would live stream the event so everyone could see! While certain family members were unable to attend due to travel restrictions, those family members helped become the facilitators of the digital ceremony so everyone could join in!

“It was really disappointing my brother, sister-in-law, and their children couldn’t attend, but she ended up being my online coordinator! She got everyone set up on the live stream and had people engaged in conversation on our Facebook event group. It wouldn’t have worked without her help!” said Cara.

At the end of the day, their limo driver drove them to visit local friends and family who weren’t at the ceremony. They maintained social distancing, while also having a small celebration with each loved one. How special!

When it came to choosing her dress, Cara already had an idea of what she was looking for. Since she utilized Pinterest to help plan her wedding, she had all sorts of interesting, unique ideas for her wedding gown. Originally, she envisioned herself in a tea-length gown, but ended up falling in love with her off-the-shoulder Allure a-line gown!

“I originally thought I wanted tea-length,” Cara said. “Think vintage Audrey Hepburn. That ended up being dashed because I would have had to custom order a dress and I didn’t feel I had time,” she said. “My mom actually found a picture of the dress I chose and told me I had to try it on. I fell in love as soon as I saw the picture!”

“My Dress Gallery consultant, Courtney, was sneaky – first, she pulled a dress that was similar to what I showed her, but not quite what I wanted. Then she pulled the exact dress! The second I got it zipped up and walked out, there was a collective ‘OMG, this is perfect!'”

Cara’s fabulous Allure gown featured an off-the-shoulder neckline, multiple layers of lace, secret sparkle throughout the gown, and a fabulous champagne color! She accessorized with a rumpink beaded veil tucked underneath a romantic updo.

Cara also trusted us to make sure her groom, Matthew, looked his absolute best for their wedding day. While their special day didn’t have a traditional bridal party, we were so grateful to suit up Matthew and his loved ones in our stunning navy suit. Accented with a brown shoe and a rose gold pocket square, we love how stylish and cool Matthew looked next to his glowing bride!

Thank you so much to Cara and Matthew for choosing Dress Gallery. We are so appreciative of you both and can’t wait to see even more fabulous photos from your reception this fall. We wish you both a lifetime of love & happiness!

10 Dope Midwestern Photographers You Should Book For Your Wedding

July 23, 2020

Part One of an ongoing series!

One of the best parts about being in the bridal industry is the comraderie that comes between vendors. It takes a village to pull off a wedding – and when you have good vendors on your side, it makes everything so much easier. Because bridal consultants participate so early in the process and we’re not there on wedding day, we rely heavily on the photographers and their gorgeous photos. We’ve become fast friends with many photographers in the area – and we wanted to show them some love! If you’re in the process of looking for a photographer for your wedding day, here are 10 tried-and-true professionals guaranteed to make your wedding day look the absolute best!

(Part One of this series is focused on Wichita-based photographers. Upcoming blogs will feature more Wichitans, the Midwest & beyond. Keep on the lookout for more & let us know your favorites!)

Shelby Laine Photography

How much do we love Shelby? Let us count the ways…there’s too many! Shelby Laine is our official photographer here at Dress Gallery, which means that almost all of our gorgeous content comes from her lens. We are so thankful to have found her – she’s one of the most down-to-earth people you’ll ever meet. Shelby makes a great wedding photographer for a ton of reasons, but the fact that she has a team of great assistants behind her, a super quick turnaround time, and a gorgeous aesthetic are the tip of the iceberg. Shelby is perfect for all types of couples – whether you want an edgy vibe or something more classic, Shelby’s team can do it all. Her modern moody vibe is perfect for anyone wanting an air of edge to their photos.

Kay + Bee

Oh man, how can you even begin to discuss how good the Ashleys are? Ashley Knolla and Ashley Burbank (Akin now!) aka Kay + Bee are the epitome of badass wedding photographers. Their light, airy photography style mirrored with their infectious attitude creates authentic, gorgeous photos. All of their couples look gorgeous and happy in all of their photos – their laughter is totally real and Kay + Bee capture every second. If you’re wanting ethereal photos destined to look timeless, the Ashleys should be high contenders on your list.

Justin Casanova Photography

Classic, timeless, and a burst of fresh air, Justin Casanova is a staple wedding photographer in the Wichita area and beyond. We love how unique his poses and photos are – each gallery feels curated specifically for each of his couples. He takes the time to get to know them and that extra step really shows in his galleries! His classic editing style is light, bright, and full of color contrast – which we love. Combined with his knack for catching those extra emotional moments and you won’t be disappointed with Justin behind the lens!

Rebecca Rose Photography

One of our newest favorite photographers is Rebecca Rose, who photographs couples, families, and newborns as well as weddings. We have fallen in love with her effortlessly light editing style and relaxed, down-to-earth posing, and journalistic viewpoint. We’ve heard rave reviews from our brides about her engagement sessions and we’ve been floored whenever we receive wedding galleries. If you prefer a photographer who knows her way around natural light, look no further than Rebecca Rose!

Sara Reith Photography

A veteran in the wedding industry, Sara Reith has her style down. We are always in awe of how efficiently and professionally she runs her business, giving fabulous images quickly and always astounding her clients. Her packages for weddings often include engagements and anniversary sessions, which allows for to follow the love story of her couples. She’s a big believer in natural light and timeless, classic photos. We wouldn’t be surprised if you fell head over heels for Sara!

Tim Davis Photography

If you want a photographer with years of expertise, thousands of weddings under their belt, and a traditional viewpoint, then Tim Davis is your man. We’ve been falling in love with Tim’s photography for the entire ten years we’ve been open; our sales manager loved him so much, she used him for her own wedding! Tim and his wife Lizzie make a perfect combo, effortlessly instructing brides and grooms into classic wedding poses and creating timeless galleries. Tim is a veteran and his expertise is well worth it on your wedding day!

Katy Elaine Photography

Another recent favorite of ours is Katy Elaine Photography, a flexible photographer with a unique passion for making her couples laugh. We love how she can vary her editing style based off the wants of the couple; looking for something darker, a little moodier? Katy can do that. Want something light and bright? She can do that, too. Mostly, her style surrounds around a journalistic viewpoint, capturing her couples in their natural atmosphere.

Hound and Honey

We totally fell in love with Hound & Honey’s editing style and fell even more in love when we worked with her on some styled shoots. She’s a riot, truly the type of hype woman you want at your wedding. She’s a rockstar at navigating the hectic wedding day, along with getting you prepped and ready with tons of bride-related resources. We love her slightly yellow editing style; it matches so perfectly with her Midwestern backdrops.

Kyann Raye Photography

Another bride favorite we’ve heard of recently is Kyann Raye, a husband and wife duo who are no strangers to the wedding photo game. They’ve shot tons of our brides and we’ve heard rave reviews. Their engagement sessions are gorgeous and romantic, which then carries over into their fabulous wedding coverage. From the small details to the intimate moments, the Kyann Raye team is a great vendor to have on your side for your wedding day.

Justin Lister

We’re a little biased, but we love Justins around here. They’re just almost always good people and Justin Lister is no exception. Known for his crisp, classic photos we love Justin’s slight vintage touch when it comes to his editing. He’s a master of capturing motion and movement, making you feel like you’re laughing and frolicking along with his couples. Combined with a keen eye and Justin is sure to capture unique, thrilling photos on your special day.

There are SO MANY MORE wonderful photographers we look forward to highlighting in our upcoming series – if we’ve missed your favorite, leave us a comment on Facebook to make sure we include them in our future posts!

#dggroom: Ryan

July 14, 2020

We love our brides. Truly, we do. But let’s be honest – the groom very rarely get the love they deserve. So we wanted to highlight a #dggroom! Introducing Ryan, who married his soulmate Brianna on November 2, 2019 at University Congregational Church. Check out these gorgeous photos courtesy of Katy Elaine Photography!

Ryan chose a classic grey tuxedo featuring a slight satin lapel and matching vests. His groomsmen wore hunter green ties and pocket squares while he rocked the the ivory/ivory look!

Ryan played college basketball along with many of his groomsmen, which meant that their fit was particularly important. We didn’t want their suits to look too short on his many super-tall groomsmen. Alex, our Menswear Department head, did her absolute best to ensure the fit on these hard-to-fit groomsmen!

Congratulations, Ryan! We wish you and Brianna a lifetime of love and happiness. We are so thankful you chose Dress Gallery as your bridal boutique!

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!