8 Classy & Chic Bridal Gowns

June 11, 2020

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

Selena by Maggie Sottero
Selena by Maggie Sottero

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

9603 by Allure Bridals
9603 by Allure Bridals

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

D2987 by Essense of Australia
D2987 by Essense of Australia

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

Fernanda by Maggie Sottero
Fernanda by Maggie Sottero

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

6839 by Stella York
6839 by Stella York

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

Arleigh by Sottero and Midgley
Arleigh by Sottero and Midgley

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

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

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

BE470 by Kenneth Winston
BE470 by Kenneth Winston

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

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

10 Ultimate Destination Wedding Gowns

June 4, 2020

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

Adara by Allure Bridals

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

Dessie by Chic Nostalgia

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

Adley by All Who Wander

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

9652 by Allure Bridal

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

Junie by Chic Nostalgia

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

Antonia by Sottero and Midgley

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

Aston by Sottero and Midgley

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

1863 by Kenneth Winston

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

J6750 by Moonlight Bridal

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

Pia by Morilee by Madeline Garner

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

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

INTRODUCING: Our Digital $99 Sale!

June 1, 2020

Hayley Paige gowns in our sample sale!

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

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

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

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

Hayley Paige “Warren”

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

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

#dgbride: Michelle

May 22, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

DG Spotlight: Courtney

May 18, 2020

Alright, fam – the time has come. My name is Courtney and I run the blog here at Dress Gallery. I’ve given a little blurb about all of my coworkers and now it’s time to introduce myself! Also, this is an excuse to post my wedding photos; I recently got married this past October, so sorry for shameless promotion of my fabulous photographer, Bele Benard. Literally all of these photos are her gorgeousness, give her a shout!

So where to begin? I’m Courtney, obviously. I am a Wichita native, having been born and raised here in the Sunflower State. I graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in creative writing in 2014. (Cue why I wanted to take over the blog!) I was very lucky to attend National Student Exchange and go to school at the University of Northern Colorado for a year. I absolutely loved my time in Greeley. Go Bears!

I started working at Dress Gallery in July of 2018 but I’ve been styling for years. Before I worked in dresses, I sold high-end eyewear. If you needed Fendi, Chanel, Gucci glasses….I was your girl. I spent seven years (seven!!) being an optician, which was kind of unheard of for a 20-something girl. After a while, I got a little burnt out of the eyewear game, so I took some time off and slung some lattes. If you know me at all, I’m a coffee girl. I am the girl Most Likely To Be Late Because Of A Latte. I’m just a sucker for it. So after I spent some time behind the bar, I was excited to get back into what I knew I loved. I saw the opening at Dress Gallery and voila! Two years later and they haven’t gotten rid of me yet….

I’m a little ridiculous. I like to think I’m the consultant most likely to start a dance party during your appointment. I am very distinctly a “Woo!” girl – which is what we call people who cheer when they’re excited. That’s me. I “Woo!” I wanna “Woo!” for you. I am super blessed to have the worlds’ best hype women around me – both at Dress Gallery and beyond – and that’s what I wanna do for all my brides. I joke, but am totally serious, when I say “For the next 90 minutes, girl, we’re gonna be best friends.” Because that’s how I want my brides to view me – as a friend, someone who’s in their corner, no matter what.

Outside of Dress Gallery, I love reading. I took some time off reading and writing after college but, thanks to Dress Gallery, have the time and mental capacity to start again. I started a book club recently that I’m excited to facilitate. I love secondhand designer shopping; Jillian, our sales manager, totally got me hooked on Poshmark. I love spending time with my nieces and nephews. I am blessed to call 4 kiddos “mine” in some capacity – whether they’re related by blood or not, it doesn’t matter. Spending time with Leah, Owen, Raiden, and Aurora is my favorite way to spend a weekend. I love being on Aunt duty!

Like I mentioned earlier, I am recently married. My husband, Tyson, and I got married at The Barn at Grace Hill in October 2019.  (Speaking of, if you need a venue – MAN do you need to go talk to Amanda at The Barn. She’s phenomenal.) Our story is a little unique – we actually met on Tinder. It could have been a disaster, we know, but instead, four years later, we’re still happy and healthy, living with our two cats, Eazy-E and Lilly. We spend a lot of time watching RuPaul’s Drag Race, hanging out with friends, and recently, redecorating our house!

We love to travel and take weekend trips to nearby cities. (We’re a little biased, but we love Denver!) We also are big brunch people – it’s our favorite meal! Because I work on Saturdays, Sunday morning brunch is our specified time together each week. When we were planning our wedding, it only made sense to have a Sunday brunch ceremony, complete with mimosas and coffee bar – it was quintessential us. If there’s a place that will give me mimosas or mojitos, count me in!

My favorite movie of all time is Jurassic Park. I’m obsessed with terrible baby names and true crime podcasts. I’m ALWAYS listening to a murder podcast while steaming in the back of Dress Gallery. The Moffitt family Netflix account is primarily reality competition shows and true crime documentaries aka my two favorite genres. I’m a goofy, loud, outgoing consultant who absolutely LOVES when brides want to do something unique, different, or off-the-wall for their wedding. Even if you’re a little more traditional, I love being able to help add a little bit of spice to your big day.

Thanks so much for reading a little bit about me – but let’s get back to our gorgeous brides, ya know?

A Love Letter to Our Brides Affected By COVID-19

May 11, 2020

Dearest DG brides,

 This is truly a unique and unprecedented time in our world. We are all weathering the same storm together, in different boats and rafts, attempting the best we can to survive. We understand that for some brides, this virus merely inconveniences their plans or has mild setbacks before their planning even begins. For others, this has devastated their wedding plans. We see, feel, and understand both situations. All brides can and should grieve their changed plans, their altered timelines, and in some cases, their cancellations entirely.

Here at DG, we were so excited to celebrate with you on your ceremony day – our brides and their happiness are truly the lifeblood of our company. While we truly enjoy helping you find your perfect gown, nothing can compare to when we receive wedding photos of our smiling, married brides, looking gorgeous and confident. We understand that many brides feel this is unreachable now for a multitude of reasons. We are here to say: we promise to celebrate you, no matter what, however we can.

Upon re-opening, Dress Gallery is adhering to strict guidelines to decrease the spread of COVID-19 as much as a company as we possibly can. We have decided to not allow shopping appointments of any kind until we can safely resume the bridal experience we have perfected over the years. This breaks our hearts, as we truly want to get back to helping brides. But we know that we cannot provide the stellar customer service we are known for until we can safely be within close distance. This allows us to make sure you look your absolute best.

In the meantime, we want you to know we’re here for you. Our Pinterest board features a live inventory of all gowns, (including new arrivals we received during quarantine!), allowing you to browse digitally before coming to see us after June 1st. We encourage you to share and tag us in your wedding photos, if you have them – we’ll share them with the rest of the Dress Gallery family to celebrate. If you’re utilizing the off time to figure out new logistics for your wedding, give us a call/shoot us a text. We’re happy to point you in any direction we possibly can. Our extensive list of vendor friends is at your disposal.

To every bride who chose DG as their bridal salon – thank you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. To be honest, we didn’t realize how good we had it until you beauties were gone. We have missed the happy, excited hum throughout the store when brides and their entourage enter the store. We have desperately missed the cheers and yelps as brides find gowns that make them feel confident. We have missed the tears of joy between loved ones as brides say “yes.” We miss styling your ‘maids and men, perfectly complimenting you, making sure your wedding feels authentic and genuine.

Every bride we’ve served is a member of our Dress Gallery family and family helps each other through hard times. We’re here to support you and, most importantly, connect you to support each other. You are not alone during this wild and crazy time. Other brides feel your anguish, grief, and uncertainty; we promise to help you all navigate these stormy waters the best we can.

In the meantime, we’re going to utilize this time to try and implement some cool ideas & changes we’ve been talking about for a long time. As much as we will miss having bridal appointments, our To-Do lists are still just as long, allowing us to focus on the new and innovative ideas we want to bring to you all. We’re spending this time dedicating ourselves to growing so that when we return, Dress Gallery is better than ever before. We appreciate your patience, understanding, and encouragement. Our brides are the most supportive people and we are so grateful.

We’re so sorry for any losses you’ve suffered regarding COVID-19. We cannot imagine the disappointment, frustration, and sadness some of our brides must feel. Our thoughts & prayers are with you, but so are our skills and assets. We promise to mourn with you, but then help problem solve. We love love and, as the wedding industry has proudly proclaimed, love is never cancelled. Celebrations of love may look a little different for a while, but our brides can overcome any obstacles. They are the strongest women we know. Thank you for being a member of our family and we can’t wait to see you again.

 

Love,

The Dress Gallery Squad

#dgbride: Blair

February 27, 2020

So we try not to play favorites here at Dress Gallery but man, did our entire staff fall in love with Blair and Easton. They are a couple that you can tell just sincerely loves each other. They’re always playful, giggly, and exuberant when they’re around each other, which made every interaction with them an enjoyable one. They got married on August 31st, 2019 at Noah’s Event Venue in Wichita, KS!

Blair is truly the ultimate fairytale bride; her dream was the type of whimsical, airy romance that love stories are based off of. We were so happy to help her vision come to life with the perfect Morilee gown and complimenting bridesmaids dresses!

Blair planned almost her entire wedding herself, specifically avoiding websites like Pinterest to make sure that her vision stayed authentic and true to what SHE wanted. (What great advice, Blair!) Instead of feeling like her wedding was constantly comparing to others, she felt like she could plan the wedding she wanted without any pressure. A good wedding planning book kept her on schedule, but otherwise let her imagination run wild when it came to the details of her big day. She knew she wanted a light color palette (featuring lilac, silver, and ivory), which fit perfectly with the gorgeous, sunny summer weather!

Can we talk about Blair’s GORGEOUS Morilee bridal gown?! Blair popped in shortly after we got this beauty and she absolutely turned heads in this stunning high neck, fit-and-flare gown. The sexy yet supportive back cut outs keep the look modern and trendy, while also complimenting the silhouette with romantic and timeless lace appliques. Combined with crystal & white beading (to shimmer, not bedazzle!), this dress is perfect for any bride who wants to have a sophisticated yet sexy look on their wedding day.

NO WONDER Easton had tears in his eyes seeing her for the first time! See below for proof:

Blair said the above moment, their first look, was her favorite of the day. “The first moment when we saw each other was breathtaking,” she said. “I replay it in my head over and over. Just being able to kiss and hold each other for a few minutes before the big moment really helped ease my nerves and was so comforting.”

HOW CUTE ARE THEY?! Ahem, moving on…

We were so lucky that Blair trusted us with her bridesmaids dresses as well. We knew she wanted a light, airy color of purple, so choosing the correct shade was imperative for the big day. The girls ended up choosing between two designers – Morilee, like her wedding gown, or Bill Levkoff – and allowed the multiple hues of purple to compliment but not clash with each other. We were so excited she had such an open wedding vision and let us play with different designers & colors to complete her look!

Her mix-and-match bridesmaids dresses were absolutely perfect; their chic, simplistic chiffon dresses were the perfect compliment to Blair’s romantic and lacy gown. Blair and her girls did a great job of picking complimenting styles, while also allowing the focus to be on Blair!

When it came to picking her gown, Blair had a totally different vision in her head when she walked into Dress Gallery.

“My dress wasn’t like anything I pictured in my head, but it’s honestly because I didn’t believe such a beautiful dress could exist. With the beading and the stretchy liner, it was literally the perfect dress,” she said.

Uh, we second that! Even though you can’t see it, Blair’s dress features a stretchy, charmeuse liner, which is the perfect added feature for a long, whirlwind day in it.

“Dress Gallery was the only place I went to and my dress was the second dress I tried on. I tried on one more just to make sure, but I was already sold,” Blair said. Her consultant, Katie, just knew this brand new Morilee gown would be a great contender for her – and we’d only had it a short while before Blair was the first girl to say “Yes!” to this dress.

“The consultants did the best job of finding dresses not only for my bridesmaids, but for me, too!” Blair said. “I just showed her a couple of inspiration photos and she nailed it!” It’s so easy for us to style groups like Blair’s – bring in some inspiration, have an open mind, and we’ll be able to create your wedding vision no problem!

First and foremost, THANK YOU to Chris Cerna Photography for these gorgeous photos – we are STILL swooning over these! Secondly, thank you to the Fry’s for being such a bright and happy couple – we are honored to have been a part of your wedding day.

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Our Top 7 Looks for Prom 2020!

February 4, 2020

Dress Gallery absolutely loves our brides and while we adore bridal world, for a few months out of the year, we get bitten with prom fever! Our main lobby turns into a prom dress extravaganza, with over 1000 prom dresses rolling in each year. We take great care at curating a cool, interesting selection of prom dresses you won’t see anywhere else. Also, your gown gets registered to you & your school, so there’s NO chance of repeated outfit. Our yearly prom photoshoot with Shelby Laine Photography features some of our absolute favorite looks for this prom season. Find a fav? Show us when you come in and if those dresses are available, we’ll pull it!

Red sequins, corset back, fitted gown….sign us up!

This snake skin beauty is one of our personal favorites! This cool & trendy pattern is perfect for the effortlessly cool girl.

Cheetah print is FOREVER in style, no matter what – we are firm believers. When you add in a gorgeous double slit and a fierce pop of red and this dress is asking for a red carpet runway!

Not a dress girl? That’s okay, boo, we got you, too. We totally understand that not every person is comfortable in a gown, but we want you to feel your absolute best for prom. This traditional yet modern & feminine suit is great for someone wanting to make a splash at prom!

Can we talk about this gorgeous pink ballgown?! This is the dress Disney dreams were made of and we can’t wait to help the perfect girl feel like a million dollars in this gown. Complete with corset back, sequined lace appliques, and an entire layer of glitter tulle, this dress is truly a stunner!

Ethereal, chic, timeless…all adjectives that describe this gorgeous rose gold fit and flare gown. Combined with an airy braid accented with pearls and this dress is asking for romance!

Fall in love with some of our prom styles yet? New pieces arrive EVERY DAY, so stop in ASAP to find your perfect fit!

Romantic & Vintage Shoot ft. Endless Treasures!

January 28, 2020

Here at Dress Gallery, we love the ladies at Endless Treasures. They are absolutely the best at being able to make a bride’s wedding vision come to life. We hear their superlatives from past brides all the time (including Courtney, one of our own consultants!) Their truly unique and expansive collection of items is perfect for any bride with any style. While they have a true focus on romantic, vintage touches, that doesn’t mean they’re limited to create your perfect look. Whether you’re a modern bride wanting edgy, a true traditionalist wanting dreamy romance, or whimsical bohemian complete with macrame, they can turn any space into the reception of your dreams.

That’s why, when they asked us if we’d like the opportunity to come shoot in their warehouse, we jumped at the chance. Not only did it give us a great indoor location for a photoshoot (it’s cold now, folks!), but it also allowed us to really see how large their collections are and how versatile they can be. Plus, it was the first time our sales manager, Jillian, got to step in front of the camera for one of our own creations. Below are some of our favorite looks from classic to trendy!

We love this crepe Morilee gown on Jillian; accented with gorgeous hem lace and a sheer bodice, this dress is the perfect combination of timeless and sexy. The stretch crepe material is comfortable, yet accents the best parts of a woman’s curves, making it a great choice for brides who want to dance on their wedding day! Jillian is framed by two fabulous altar pieces from Endless Treasures – their iron circle or hexagonal wood, complete with LOVE marquee backdrop.

This whimsical Chic Nostalgia gown is destined to make an appearance at an ethereal garden wedding. We love the fluttery attached sleeves and sexy/feminine neckline! Add the fact that this baby can come in a gorgeous silver color and you’re just asking to be a fairy princess in this babe. It’s truly the perfect fit for our mystical manager. This dress is such an effortlessly cool choice!

Harmony, the coolest hippie-chic gown to hit our doors recently, is truly for the wild at heart. This bohemian beauty is perfect for a Midwestern wedding, surrounded by pampas grass and wheat fields. We love that Jillian let out her creative side by playing with the guitar; not only do the aesthetics match, but it truly embodies the down-to-earth vibe that this dress has. Accented with beaded fringe, coiled lace, and a tasseled flutter strap, we are just waiting to see a bride complete this look with fringe and a circle hat!

As always, thanks to Shelby Laine Photography for the beautiful images – you’re our muse, sister friend.

Which of these looks were your favorite? Tell us in the comments or on Facebook!

5 Modern Twists on Bridal Traditions

January 17, 2020

When planning a wedding, the majority of advice given to newly engaged brides includes a lot of bridal traditions to decide whether you want to adhere to. Whether you’re a bride who revels in tradition or you decide to do something completely new, we think there’s a great middle ground for brides who want to honor the past but celebrate their own personality! Below are some of our favorite examples of different wedding traditions spun in a way to please modern brides.

Edible Wedding Favors Always Please a Crowd!

When deciding on wedding favors, many brides these days decide to focus on guest entertainment (with services such as a photobooth or live wedding painting), but there’s something to be said about items your guest can take home with them to remember your special day by. While there are tried-and-true favorites, like koozies or mint boxes, wedding favors are a great way to put a personalized spin on your wedding. Pick something that compliments your likes & interests or, perhaps most popularly, something your guests can eat! Edible wedding favors are a great option because they allow a late night snacking option while also taking something useful back home. Some ideas include personalized hot sauce bottles, popcorn takeaways, or even a bag of coffee beans!

Grandparents as Flower “Girls” are the CUTEST!

Family is often the most important part of any wedding ceremony; being surrounded by loved ones as you say “I Do” is a truly memorable event to cherish for a lifetime. The traditional bridal party roles, however, can be anything BUT traditional – especially if you have a fun family to help you do it! Pictured above are two examples of grandmother’s being utilized as flower girls and bridal party members. We’d think it’d be just as cute to include grandpa as a “ring bearer” as well! This gives the important people in your life a big role in your wedding, but in a way that will spread smile & joy to all of your guests!

Skip the Bouquet…Walk Your Dog Together!

There is nothing cuter than having your fur babies with you on your wedding day, but what’s the best way to include them? Having something active works best for pets; it allows them to be their true, energetic selves without feeling like you need to keep them quiet. We absolutely love the idea of bride & grooms walking down the aisle TOGETHER – they’re truly starting their life together. And what better way to show off your family than including your little ones? Allowing your dogs to walk down the aisle with you creates a beautiful moment for you & your spouse while also making some FABULOUS photos. Spice up your pup’s leashes with some fresh florals and a bowtie for the occasion & you’re ready to go!

Something Old, Something New….Something Soft, Too??

Adding texture to your wedding day is a great way to add visual interest to your photos and also keep your guests entertained. Velvet has been having a moment right now and we hope that it lasts forever. We want to put velvet everywhere – on your groomsmen, on your bridesmaids, on the tables, on the chairs….you get the picture. Small accents like bouquet ribbons or cute bows in your hair allow for romantic, whimsical touches while also keeping the details in mind!

Funky, Cool Bouquets (That Can Take or Leave the Florals!)

Bouquets don’t have to be full of florals to make an impact and we love the idea of making cool, quirky collections based off your favorite things! Mixing multiple mediums along with flowers gives your bouquet an edgy yet feminine vibe which also allowing you to customize your bouquet to your wedding dream. We love the lemon & lavender version based above, along with the skull & cacti bouquet that truly captured the brides spirit. The silk butterfly bouquet is the perfect whimsical piece to add to any ethereal dress!