#dgbride: Sarah

October 1, 2021

Alright, y’all, we are SO EXCITED to showcase one of our newest #dgbrides, Sarah! Sarah married her soulmate, James, in a gorgeously romantic ceremony this past summer after rescheduling their 2020 wedding. Despite the set backs, Sarah and James’s wedding was the ultimate testament to their love. Their photographer, Justin Casanova Photography, used his distinct editing style (clear, crisp, timeless) to create one of our favorite galleries in a longtime. Get ready to fall in love with this gorgeous family + their love!

For her bridal gown, Sarah went with an absolutely stunning and sexy Essense of Australia gown. This fitted beauty featured a stretch liner, making it possible for James to twirl her throughout the night (as witnessed above!) Her petite spaghetti straps were delicately beaded, dipping slowly into a dramatically low back featuring lined beadwork throughout. Her v neck featured a peek-a-boo plunge, keeping her sexy yet supported throughout the day. Finally, Sarah chose to order her gown in Essense’s stunning Moscato color, which was a perfect compliment to her dusty wine color palette! Style D2771 should be HIGH up on your list if you want a gorgeously fitted gown made for a night of movement!

Like for real, LOOK AT THAT BACK! We have very few dresses in the store with backs as low as this one, so we love that Sarah chose to make a statement. Her dress also features a soft layer of glitter tulle beneath the lace, allowing her to shimmer with every step without feeling bedazzled for her big day!

When it came to bridesmaids, Sarah kept her style classic by choosing a deep burgundy wine color. This ultra flattering shade looks gorgeous on anyone’s skin tones while also feels rich and deep enough to be slimming, like black. We love how they popped against her dusty florals and added a touch of moodiness to the day! We styled Sarah’s girls in various designers, yet color matched to create a totally cohesive look.

How cute is this girl group?! We wish we could take credit for these littles, but this was all Sarah! We love the blush accents to separate the juniors, but make them feel a part of the group. Some of our bridesmaids dress designers carry junior bridesmaids styles/sizes, so ask during your appointment and we’ll walk you through styling your littlest girls!

Cheers to the Mureithis! Thank you so much, Sarah, for including us in your bridal planning. It means a lot that you trusted us to style you for such an important day and we are grateful you’re a DG bride. We are so excited to finally see these gorgeous photos, despite any delays you and James faced. We wish you both a lifetime of love, happiness, and laughter!

 

#dgbride: Ciara

September 29, 2021

Get ready to celebrate love today, fam, with our newest #dgbride, Ciara! Haley married her partner, Haley, in a stunningly fun, upbeat, and funky ceremony this past summer. Their entire day was filled with love and laughter, plus some really, really sharp fashion. Our favorite chick Shelby Laine was their wedding photographer, which was honestly a match made in wedding vendor heaven. After seeing these photos, you’re gonna wanna become fast friends with this couple – and copy their wedding ideas. Let’s be honest, we do! Take a peek below:

Ciara and Haley’s day was down-to-earth and celebratory – the entire focus was truly on their love and the party, not the frills and decor. Ciara kept her look totally relaxed and comfortable with her flowy Moonlight Tango gown, featuring white/crystal beading throughout the bodice and a stunning soft blush undertone. Her petite tank straps perfectly accented her shoulders while the soft v neck kept her look sexy, yet supportive the whole day! This dress was the perfect choice to hug guests, play games, and dance the entire night away in.

Can we PLEASE talk about how stunning Ciara’s wedding look is? Bohemian yet glam, polished yet effortless. Her gorgeously curly hair makes us jealous with its’ volum and her soft crystal/mixed metal/mixed gem accents perfectly fit the vibe. We love that she kept her bouquet petite and subtle, like her gown, allowing her natural beauty to really be the star! Plus, the dried florals and pampas grass look creamy and dreamy against the blush of her dress.

We can’t take credit for Haley’s fabulous look, but is there anything cooler than a suit elevated to street wear? We don’t think so. Her formal suit keeps her look perfect for a wedding, but her crisp ivory white hat and shoes accent her look and give it MASSIVE personality. This super cool combination of upscale yet modern is what we love to see from our couples. Wear whatever YOU makes you feel confident and fabulous. For Haley, it was a backwards ball cap on her wedding day and we are HERE. FOR. IT.

Congratulations, Ciara and Haley! Thank you so much for trusting us to style you for your big day. We can’t thank you enough for letting us be a small part of such an important day in your lives. We wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness. Cheers to the Mortimers!

 

#dgcouple: Eileen + Cameron

September 26, 2021

Hokay, y’all, get ready to fall IN LOVE with the newest #dgcouple, Eileen and Cameron. They were an absolute JOY to work with – like, literally every appointment with them + their crew had us in stitches. This fun-loving, upbeat couple had the most joyous wedding day packed with pops of bright blues and BALLOONS EVERYWHERE. Their wedding photographer, Heimerman Photography, was a new photographer to us and we quickly fell IN LOVE. These bright, airy photos perfectly fit Eileen and Cameron’s bubbly wedding day. Get ready to wanna steal all their fun wedding ideas with some of these photos below!

Eileen and Cameron’s wedding day was the ultimate celebration in joy and love. Their cheery, blue-hued color palette was perfect for a summertime wedding. Cameron’s stylish steel grey suit was the ultimate compliment to their cobalt + navy day – which was perfect pick, as their sunshine-y photos gave his suit a blue-ish hue! We matched their ties and pocket squares to the bright bridesmaids dresses, allowing Eileen’s gorgeously bright dress to be the center of attention!

For her wedding day, Eileen’s primary focus was comfort. She wanted a dress that would allow her to celebrate with loved ones, move freely around her reception, and dance the night away. Her super chic, yet sophisticated Stella York gown featured a flowing chiffon skirt complete with slit, allowing her extra breeze while also having a hint of sexy in her gown. Her illusion high neckline accented her chest while also giving her tons of support. Her bodice was delicately sheer, keeping with that “hint of sexy” vibe. Add in her gorgeous open back and you have a dress made for celebrating!

Have a mixed gender bridal party? Not an issue – we are master stylists! Cameron featured a groomswoman in his bridal party, so Eileen knew she wanted her dress to match the chiffon bridesmaids, but the color of the groomsmen. Their light grey suits are a perfect contrast to Cameron’s deep steel, and the blue-hued dresses perfectly compliment both sides! Plus, Eileen kept everyone comfortable and confident by allowing them to pick the style that best suited their body.

Eileen’s grandparents own Pioneer Balloon Co, a locally-owned and operated balloon wholesaler that totally allowed her to customize her look. We love that the balloons kept their day fun and upbeat, while still allowing for unique backdrops and cool accents throughout their space. Plus, how special is it that Eileen’s family was able to contribute to her wedding in a way that extra meaningful for them?! Basically, if you need balloons in any capacity, check out Pioneer Balloon Co as your first stop!

Thank you SO MUCH, Cameron + Eileen, for allowing us to style you + your bridal party for the big day. We loved getting to know you, hanging out with you all during the appointments, and becoming fast friends. Your upbeat personalities were always the highlight of our day! We wish you both a lifetime of love, happiness, laughter – something we’re SURE you’ll have in abundance. We’re sad to see your wedding over, but excited to watch you grow in your family together. Cheers to the Georges!

Uniquely Elegant Bohemian Styled Shoot ft. Free State Flora

September 23, 2021

Doing styled shoots is one of the creative outlets that fills our hearts with joy over here at DG. We love collaborating with some of our favorite vendors to create images and magic that inspires both us and our brides! We teamed up with Shelby Laine + Free State Flora to showcase Free State’s newest storefront, their gorgeous floral installations, and some of our dreamiest new gowns! We wanted this shoot to be ethereal bohemian – truly the MOST romantic vibes we’ve ever done! Show us your favorite dress during your appointment and RUN, don’t walk, to book your wedding date with Shelby and Emily – they book up extra fast!

Ready to lose it over these gowns in person?! Show your consultant during your appointment and we’ll pull these styles for you!

#dgbride: Whitney

September 20, 2021

Alright, y’all, ready to lose it over our next #dgbride? We can’t wait to introduce Whitney, her married her soulmate, Paul, in a deliciously summery wedding ceremony full of pops of peaches and pinks. Their gorgeously fun yet traditional wedding was the perfect balance between timeless, yet modern. Our main chick Shelby Laine absolutely killed their photos – it was so hard to narrow down our favorites! Check out this fabulous wedding below!

When it came to her gown, Whitney definitely wanted to keep a timeless/traditional vibe, but we knew her gown had to have a WOW impact. With her cathedral ceremony and bougie reception, she needed a gown that could totally keep up with her fabulous wedding while also highlighting her body in the best way. There was no better option that her stunning Allure Couture gown. Whitney customized style C508 by shortening the train and ordering the dress shorter, saving her on alterations with her hem! Shortening the train also allowed her to move easily amongst her guests and dance the night away without an ultra heavy bustle.

Her fit-and-flare gown featured an illusion high neckline, totally elongating her torso and making her look extra tall (a perfect design feature for petite women!) Her thoroughly-beaded dress featured white beads and crystals from head to train, allowing her to shimmer with every step. Her illusion back was sultry, yet sophisticated, featuring buttons all the way down her back and cascading into the train! Add in her gorgeously chic bridal updo and you have a timeless, yet totally modern wedding day look.

We were also lucky enough to help Whitney style her bridesmaids, too! Whitney knew she wanted a formal-feeling color for her wedding, but traditional black felt dull and flat for her July wedding. She settled on Morilee’s “Sapphire” color, a gorgeous combination of purples and navy undertones that create the most flattering color. She kept her bridal party look classic by keeping everyone in the same dress save for her Maid of Honor, who chose a different style to set her apart!

While we can’t take credit for Paul’s look, we love that Whitney kept his outfit stylish, yet down-to-earth by choosing a middle grey – dark enough to feel formal, but light enough to feel cool for a summertime ceremony! How gorgeous are these photos taken at the historic Petroleum Building in downtown Wichita? Inside is a fabulous cocktail bar called Cana Wine + Spirits – their champagne room is where Whitney took some of her stunning bridal portraits! We love the gold accents for their upscale feeling wedding.

Congratulations, Whitney and Paul! We cannot thank you enough for choosing Dress Gallery as your bridal boutique. We loved getting to know you and helping style your girls. More importantly, though, we are so thankful you allowed us to play a small part of your big day. We wish you both a lifetime of love, laughter, and happiness. Cheers to you both!

 

#dgbride: Hannah

September 16, 2021

Our newest #dgbride is one that is a little extra near and dear to our heart! Hannah is actually consultant Courtney’s sister-in-law, so being able to help style her for her wedding day was something everyone at Dress Gallery took extra pride in. Hannah married her soulmate, Zach, in an intimately religious outdoor ceremony followed by a garden dinner party full of love and handmade touches. Their photographer, Gloria McVay, is a close family friend and congregation member, who captured their down-to-earth and organic day perfectly. Get ready to fall heels over head in love with Hannah’s whimsical look!

Hannah chose an absolutely stunning off-the-shoulder A-line gown from Allure Bridals, style 9803. Her champagne undertone was the perfect accent against the natural greenery of their day and the soft tulle sleeves created the ultimate whimsical vibes. The beaded lace appliques adorned the bodice and trickled into negative space throughout the skirt, but a hidden layer of secret glitter sparkle allowed Hannah to shimmer with every step. Add in champagne fabric buttons down the entire train for an extra romantic detail and this dress was PERFECT for their vineyard reception!

Hannah kept her wedding day organic, down-to-earth, and ultra laid back. Zach’s outfit was primarily linen and instead of focusing on minor details, they were extra intentional in planning their ceremony service and worship hour during the reception. One moment that was particularly touching was Zach commissioned a local baker to make homemade challah bread, which everyone broke together at the beginning of their reception after prayer! As a couple of the Lord, it was important to Zach and Hannah to incorporate these touches throughout their wedding day to really exalt in their marriage commitment.

(Maybe we’re biased over here at Dress Gallery, but that’s one good looking family if you ask us! Hannah and Zach are standing next to their siblings, including consultant Courtney, her husband Tyson, and their siblings Taylor, Anna, & niece Aurora!)

Instead of traditional dancing, Hannah and Zach had a local worship band full of friends play during the ending of their reception and their exit. Hannah and Zach were able to spend their night worshipping the Lord while also connecting with loved ones. It was a super intimate moment at the end of the night as guests came up to extend their well wishes to the couple! Plus, who doesn’t love a good sparkler exit?!

Congratulations to the Ostermans! Thank you so much, Hannah, for being a DG bride and allowing us the opportunity to style you for your special day. We absolutely loved getting to know you and consider you a member of the DG fam! We wish you and Zach a lifetime of love and happiness. Cheers to you both!

 

 

#dgbride: Jessica

September 13, 2021

Guys, we LOST IT when we saw our newest #dgbride! Jessica married her soulmate, Austin, during one of the coolest and most unique ceremonies we’ve seen in a hot minute. Their photographer, Caitlyn Cloud, TOTALLY captured this fun and feisty day in the best way. We loved her unique posing, effortless style, and super cool viewpoint for this one of a kind wedding. You’re definitely gonna want to put Caitlyn on your short list of photographers – and if you love Jessica’s dress, we have siblings that would look STUNNING! Take a peek at some of our favorite shots below.

How fun are these photos?! Jessica and Austin are such a fun-loving couple and these photos perfectly capture their love. Her bright editing style matches the Bracks’ personalities and we love how classic yet trendy Jessica kept her entire wedding look! Austin’s stunning blue suit made him a fashionable, modern groom to match Jessica’s stunning, sparkly gown!

Jessica picked one of our MOST favorite Essense of Australia gowns – style D2363, a gorgeously sparkly A-line gown featuring bold lace appliques, a layer of secret sequins, and a stunning moscato undertone. We think the champagne/nude color of the dress matches Jessica’s hair and skin tone SO beautifully, yet still ivory enough to feel bridal. She paired it with a simplistic, yet chic beaded fingertip length veil. This dress features all white and crystal beading, meaning she got to shimmer with every step while choosing between whatever metal accents she wants! Gone are the days of exclusively bridal silver….now, you can choose your accents!

Jessica’s EOA dress was one of the first we’d ever seen that featured a layer of sequined tulle, allowing her to shimmer with every step in the natural sunlight. Her organic, natural wedding backdrop was a great contrast to the flowy, ethereal tulle skirt. This dress was perfect for dancing the night away while also creating a “WOW” moment as she walked down the aisle!

Cheers to you both, Jessica + Austin! We absolutely loved getting to know you during your wedding planning process and are SO EXCITED you’re a DG bride. We can’t believe you’re our last bride in this beautiful gown, but let’s be honest – she was just waiting for you! We wish you both a lifetime of love, laughter, and happiness. We can’t wait to show off your funky wedding photos for years to come! Cheers to the Bracks!

#dgcouple: Maeghan + Colin

September 10, 2021

HOKAY, Y’ALL, GET READY FOR SOME SPICE! We are over the moon excited to introduce our newest #dgcouple, Maeghan and Colin! They were wed in holy matrimony during a gorgeously summery July 2021 ceremony. Their totally fun atmosphere throughout their wedding was perfectly photographed by our girl, Shelby Laine, and it was SO HARD to narrow down our favorite images! We had such a blast styling this couple – get ready to fall as far in love as we did!

Maeghan chose an absolutely STUNNING Allure Couture gown featuring head to toe beading, bold lace detailing, and a stunningly fitted silhouette. Her sexy yet sophisticated gown was the perfect combination for her traditional yet modern wedding. We love that she kept her wedding day look down-to-earth, yet stylish, by rocking a gorgeous party pony! We’re biased, but we LOVE a good bridal ponytail!

How stunning is Maeghan in this gown?! The couture fit is stunning on her body, truly showing off her silhouette while still allowing her a comfortable dress to move around in all night. Her dress features a stretch liner, which means it was MADE for dancing! Her gown is beaded from neckline to train, which is dramatic enough for photos, but easy maintenance enough for a bustle. We love her greenery and white rose bouquet, which totally compliments her neutral color palette. Add in her sexy keyhole back and modest yet gorgeous v neckline and this dress is truly perfect!

When it came to styling Colin and his groomsmen, we decided to keep their look classic and timeless – just like Maeghan! We chose our steel grey suit named “Houston,” which was a great choice for a July wedding. Stylish and formal enough to feel like black, but more lightweight for a summertime affair. His silver and ivory accents perfect complimented Maeghan’s classic look. We love the soft texture of Colin’s grey suit that adds just a touch of dimension to all the photos!

Congratulations to the Reichenbergers! We are so thankful, Maeghan + Colin, that you trusted us to style you + your group for such an important day. We had a great time getting to know you. We wish you both a lifetime of love, happiness, and laughter, which we’re positive you’ll have in abundance. Cheers to you, Maeghan + Colin!

2022 TREND ALERT: VELVET + SILK SATIN

September 8, 2021

We have all been seeing the trends in bridesmaids change over the past few years. Gone are the days of 100% matching chiffon bridesmaids dresses, a wall of cookie cutter sameness. Instead, brides are opting to create visual dimension and texture in their photos by allowing bridesmaids to choose styles, colors, and fabrics that suit them best. This not only makes some gorgeous photos, but also guarantees your bridesmaids feel their most confident on your wedding day! Two of 2022 hottest fabrics are velvet and silk satin. We have both fabrics from multiple designers in great colors, meaning we can totally create your wedding day look, EVEN if you’re wanting some mix-and-match vibes. Here are some sneak peeks of our upcoming bridesmaids dresses featuring silk satin and velvet textures! Love?? Yeah, we know. Request your bridesmaid consultant to pull these styles for you at your consultation!

 

 

 

Not only are these gorgeous dresses available in these super cool fabrics, but a lot of our designers have even dropped HOT NEW COLORS as well! Show your consultant your favorite dress during your appointment and we’ll pull these styles for you!

#dgbride: Katie

September 5, 2021

Are y’all ready for our next #dgbride? Because I don’t know if y’all are ready for this SPICE LEVEL. Hottie bride Katie married her soulmate, Kyle, in a fabulous intimate and summery ceremony this previous July. Their timeless yet romantic wedding day featured all the good, good stuff – a stunning dress, gorgeous bridal party, and photos courtesy of wedding photography masters Kay x Bee. We have no doubt that Katie would have looked like a snack in anything she chose, but after seeing these photos of her wedding, we are RUNNING to the gym. Or toward the Ashleys to make us look like that. Whichever. Get ready to fall heels-over-head, fam!

Katie chose an absolutely SPICY Essense of Australia gown featuring a gorgeously low back, delicate spaghetti straps, and subtle sparkle throughout. Her multiple layers of lace create visual dimension in her photos, while also giving her the best of both worlds – a bold, modern lace applique layer with a delicately vintage Chantilly lace layer underneath. Katie chose to keep her look traditional by picking a stunning ivory/ivory color palette. We knew that we wanted her wedding look to be romantic, sexy, and sophisticated – which we totally ROCKED!

Check out some of these GORGEOUS bridal shots of Katie! We love the linear lace detailing throughout the dress, perfectly placed to highlight a woman’s silhouette. Her lace detailing through the skirt, placed along the thighs, was created to give a long, luxurious look. Her dress also features sexy yet subtle side cut outs, showing off just a hint of skin underneath the bold lace layer. Her softly plunging v neckline is sexy, but also still sophisticated. This dress features almost NO beading, allowing for the structure of the gown to really show you off – just like Katie!

When it came to styling her girls, Katie wanted a simplistic, yet totally comfortable look. She chose a super flowy chiffon look from Jasmine Bridal in 2021 power color “Cafe.” This dusty mauve features a slightly taupe undertone, which perfectly matched all of Katie’s bridesmaids’ hair and skin tones. She kept everything easy and low maintenance by having all the girls in the same fabulous dress, featuring a banded waist, plunging v neckline, and side slit for a tad of sexiness!

Thank you, Katie, for trusting Dress Gallery to be your bridal boutique. We LOVED working with you + your girls; plus, we can’t believe you’re our first party in the stunning “Cafe” color! We truly believe you + Kyle were made for each other. We wish you both a lifetime of love, laughter, and happiness – something we’re sure you’ll have in abundance. Cheers to the Detmers!