DG’s 2021 Lookbook ft. REAL BRIDES!

January 1, 2021

Alright, y’all, we are hyped about our 2021 lookbook. We always love to collaborate with other local vendors to create content and showcase the gowns we sell in our own way. Using stock photos just doesn’t resonate well with us; we want you to see real, authentic love and the timeless outfits they choose to wear during these special moments.

So it hit us – why use models when we could use real DG brides? Not only would they already have beautiful dresses tailored to them, but it’s an opportunity to truly represent our gorgeous couples. All of these photos feature real brides and couples who chose Dress Gallery as their bridal boutique. We were so thankful they accepted being in our annual lookbook!

Heads up to our girl, Shelby Laine, for the awesome photos once again and a huge shoutout to Paul Mitchell School and Revolutsia. We partnered with tPaul Mitchell for hair/MUA for the first time and guys – they are our go tos now. They did a great job! And Revolutsia was the perfect unique, local backdrop to highlight. Check out our real couples and schedule your appointment to become a DG bride today!

Remember our girl Danielle?! We jumped at the chance to ask her to wear her fabulous off-the-shoulder Moonlight gown again. We loved how the Paul Mitchell MUAs played with a softly braided, loose curl look to highlight the soft, feminine features of the gown. Add in a cathedral length veil for DRAMA and Danielle is one serious smokeshow!

Re-introducing the Estradas! We absolutely loved having Samuel and Sandra back for our lookbook. Their wedding was totally extra and we were l i v i n g for it. Samuel even changed looks before the reception, allowing for a dramatic costume change to match Sandra’s stunning, glittering fit and flare gown. We chose to highlight Samuel’s reception look with the stark white and black to compliment Sandra! The love between these two totally radiated throughout the entire day; they are truly made for each other.

Do you guys remember Cara and her fabulous Allure gown?! This is one of our absolute favorite gowns in the store and we couldn’t wait to ask Cara to show off her fabulous choice. This off-the-shoulder, full a-line dress features scrolling filligree lace combined with a dainty chantilly underlay, minimal sparkle, and a champagne undertone. This is the ultimate gown for someone wanting to feel like a true princess!

Introducing the Bergkamps! So this is our girl, Autumn, who’s a #dgbabe employee – she works our front area during our prom season and we would be LOST without her. When it came to styling her bridal party, she knew she could trust us! We found her a truly unique sleeved Chic Nostalgia gown with bold patterned lace, secret sparkle, and a dramatic keyhole back. We love how they paired it with their funky, Western vibes with Ryan’s Stetson! For his look, we chose to highlight her sandy undertone by giving him a tan suit paired with one of our newest, in demand colors – Dusty Coral! We loved this down-to-Earth, slightly rustic vibe of their wedding day look.

Hello to absolute stunner, Miss Tess! Tess chose a super unique sheet lace Kenneth Winston gown to wear for her Oklahoma wedding. She paired it with a custom fringe leather jacket which perfectly fit her bohemian/Western vibes. Her sheath gown perfectly showed off her silhouette, but also allowed her to dance the night away! Finished with a unique arrowhead shape train and we were so excited Tess chose this dress.

Say hello to the Hogans! Leila and Chad were one of our favorite Dress Gallery couples. We paired her lacy high neck Morilee gown with our new mulberry colored suit, accented with maroons and blushes. Her neckline was adorned with crystals and we loved her illusion back full of buttons! The soft a-line was a perfect choice for dancing and enjoying the night. We loved how dapper Chad looked in his glasses; they truly pulled together his textured, vintage look!

Our very first highlighted #dgfamily! Alex and Canyon got married earlier in 2020 and we loved getting to style their entire family. Alex chose a gorgeous ballgown Essense of Australia dress with a ruffle skirt, cascading lace, and a beautiful moscato color. Canyon is a groom who loves to make a statement – he rocked a super cool rose floral jacket for his reception, so we knew we had to give him one of our exclusive print jackets. We paired the gold-and-copper color palette with some of our new colors, including the Sedona worn by Canyon and the Marigold worn by Camden and Max! Our tuxedo rental sizes go as small as 3T in most jackets, so we can style even the littlest of kiddos!

Wrapping up our photoshoot is our girl Jeri! We love Jeri not only because she’s the babeliest and drove down from Topeka on a Sunday AM for this photoshoot, but also because she is an Heirloom Couture bride as well – she had a bespoke Ariel-inspired crown made by our consultant, Katie, for her big day! We think it was the perfect accessory for her heavily beaded, super fitted mermaid gown with ruffle bottom and off-the-shoulder accents. Add Jeri’s bright, beaming smile and this is the ultimate feel-good look!

Did you fall in love with our brides all over again?! We certainly did. We are so thankful to have the opportunity to style couples for their big day and even more thankful when they allow us to show them off. We feel like proud momma bears every time we get a wedding gallery, so we loved being able to include them in something that’s ours since they included us!

We loved working with real brides for our lookbook so much, we might just keep this tradition…..what do you all think?!