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

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

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

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

#dgbride: Ari


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

With Halloween right around the corner, we ALWAYS love when brides come in with gothic, alternative styles. Fall is the most popular time of the year for nontraditional weddings and if ~spooky is your vibe, then we have some great dresses for you! Lots of our designers feature nontraditional styles + colors that are perfect for brides who want to add a little drama to their wedding day. Some of these styles are here at Dress Gallery year ’round, while others we have to loan from our designers. Find a dress you love?! Text us prior to your appointment to confirm its’ availability! But without further ado, here are 10 of our favorite alternative dresses for 2022 brides!

Style 3400 from Allure Bridals

This spicy yet super comfortable A-line gown features TOTALLY BLACK EVERTHING. From black tulle to black lace to black beading, this is the ULTIMATE gothic dress! The soft A-line skirt is flowy, not poofy, allowing her silhouette to shine yet still able to dance the night away. The neckline features petite, delicately beaded straps, a modest plunging neckline, side cut outs, and an open back! This dress is perfect for any alternative bride who wants a truly unique, dramatic dress for her wedding day. She lives at Dress Gallery full time, so we can always pull this dress during your appointments!

Tristyn from Maggie Sottero

Tristyn is a gorgeous balance between edgy, yet traditional with her soft, strapless sweetheart neckline and full ballgown skirt. The bold lace appliques are available in both black and ivory, allowing for every bride to choose their color preference! The patterned glitter underskirt creates shimmer with every step! Tristyn also comes with a matching cathedral-length veil with the same bold, black lace! Tristyn is no longer at Dress Gallery, but can be loaned from the designer for a small fee, so ask when booking your appt!

Hesper from Rebecca Ingram

Want something totally unique + different, but not wanting to commit to black? We totally understand! Not every alternative bride wants to go dark and moody, so Hesper is a great option! This flowing glitter tulle gown features a soft A-line silhouette, textured glitter tulle, a plunging neckline, trendy beaded banded waist, and a slit perfect for highlighting your silhouette. Available in Misty Mauve, our newest fav color, this gown has a subtle purple undertone that is great for brides who want something ~different, but not noticeably untraditional. We think Hesper is a perfect combination of modern, yet classic! Dress Gallery is her permanent home, so we’re happy to pull her anytime!

3455 by Allure Bridals

What if you’re not an A-line girl? If you’re wanting to show off your hips, we got you, too, boo! This sexy yet sophisticated off-the-shoulder gown features a fitted silhouette with a stretch liner, so you can boogie the night away. Her black lace features black sequinning, allowing you to shimmer, while the blush undertone creates a romantic and edgy color palette perfect for any fall bride. Add in the black fabric buttons down to the dramatic train and we’re waiting for the first bride to pick up this stunner! She’s a DG forever babe, so we can pull her anytime!

London by Maggie Sottero

Loved Tristyn, but not looking for a ballgown? Introducing her little sister, London! London is Maggie Sottero’s newest edgy gown, a stunning fitted strapless sibling complete with this same bold, black lace. The textured glitter tulle creates visual dimension throughout the dress and we love the detachable off-the-shoulder straps. The see-through bodice keeps the dress just a touch sexy while still allowing your silhouette to totally shine! She also comes with a matching cathedral length veil for extra drama. London has to be ordered from the designer for a small fee, so definitely check with us before you book!

Adara by Wilderly Bride

Wanting to elope in the mountains / desert / rainforest but need the ultimate dress with the fluffiest skirt to pull off the photos? Look no further than Adara! Here in store, we have her in a gorgeous smoky blue/grey color, the same as overcast skies, that gives the lace appliques and extra “pop!” We love the detailed banded waist, open back, and effortless volume of the skirt! Adara is a permanent member of the Dress Gallery fam, so stop by anytime to see her!

9861 by Allure Bridals

Not sure if you want to commit to a fully black wedding dress?! Hopefully this style can help you choose! Available both in traditional bridal ivory and edgy black, we love this soft A-line gown featuring a gorgeous off-the-shoulder neckline, see-through bodice, and bold lace appliques throughout the skirt. The softly plunging neckline is sexy, yet still modest, allowing you to be the star of the show in this gown. This style is a permanent member of the DG fam, but we have her in the traditional ivory color; if you’d like to see the black in person, let us know prior to your appointment so we can look into loaning it for you!

Which alternative wedding dress is your favorite?! Tell us on Facebook!

 

Guy, you DO NOT want to miss these shots of one of our newest #dggrooms, Travis! He married his soulmate, Carlita, is a super fun, super bright June ceremony filled with SO MUCH laughter and love, we are super envious we missed it. These photos courtesy of Justin Lister Photography perfectly capture the upbeat and outgoing atmosphere of the day. Basically, the Middleton wedding looked like one big dance party and we are HERE FOR IT. Get ready to check out some of these extra fun shots below:

First off, we have to start with a disclaimer: we did not style Travis for his look. Carlita + Travis came in wanting something fresh and fashionable for Travis that would truly set him apart. While we have some great colors and fits, as evidenced by the groomsmen, Travis is just SUPER COOL and wanted a full satin pant with jacquard print jacket and matching waistcoat. And let’s be honest – we ENCOURAGED this look because how awesome is it?!

Travis is a prime example of wearing and doing what YOU wanna wear/do on your wedding day. Carlita and Travis had a wedding vision and didn’t compromise. It was hard to see the whole picture from just the individual details (because we don’t often hear “tan suits, white shoes” for groups!), but when everything came together……MAN this was one fun, unique, totally cool group. They proved us wrong on what traditional groomsmen attire looks like, what different roles can be accented with what, and how to stretch our imaginations with colors and textures. We truly appreciate the Middletons for making us work our creative muscles and helping style one of the most fashionable groups we’ve seen in a hot. minute.

 

Travis chose our crisp tan suit, white shoes, and rose gold/merlot accents which perfectly complimented the champagne and bordeaux bridesmaids’ dresses. We love how Travis used different accent colors to tie in different roles in the wedding; the best man received a merlot vest while the groomsmen and ushers received rose gold. Dads had a navy pop to help stand out and we love how EVERYONE rocked a bowtie – classic, cool, timeless!

How GOOD LOOKING is this group, y’all?! We can’t get over how many attractive people are in one photo, goodness.

Thank you so much, Travis, for trusting Dress Gallery to style your men for such an important day. We truly loved getting to know you and your unique style; it helped push us creatively while also giving us great feedback at items we can possibly gather for fashion forward grooms. We wish you and Carlita a lifetime of love, happiness, and laughter – something we’re SURE you guys will have in abundance. Cheers to the Middletons!

We were definitely leaning hard into the ~spooky szn vibes this year. We are loving all of the moody, dark undertones that brides are gravitating toward! Whether you’re wanting something a tad untraditional or you’re ready to go full extreme, we think that these gorgeous black Maggie Sottero gowns are a perfect option for brides wanting something just a liiiiiitle different. Here are some of our favorite shots, captured by our girl Shelby Laine (we love ya so much, chica!) Let us know which is your favorite in the comments or on Facebook!