Our next #dgbride is Ciara who married her best friend, Michael, in a romantic destination wedding in Las Vegas on April 6, 2019.

Ciara’s husband Michael travels a lot for his job, so while Ciara initially planned on having a traditional ceremony here in Wichita, logistics with far-away friends and Michael’s schedule made planning a headache. Instead, they decided to tie the knot in an intimate ceremony in a central location for everyone – Las Vegas! They were married at Vegas Wedding’s private venue – and Ciara has fabulous things to say about her all inclusive venue!

Vegas Weddings is an all-inclusive wedding planning service that helps take the stress out of destination weddings and elopements. They provided a day of coordinator, multiple ceremony spot options, decor, and more. Ciara had done some Pinterest planning prior to talking to her coordinator, Dimi, and knew she wanted a particular vibe – classic, elegant, a little rock ‘n’ roll. Her black, silver, and wine red wedding colors fit the bill perfectly and the accented greenery and twinkling lights were exactly what Ciara wanted!

When it came to dress shopping, Ciara was not excited. She doesn’t consider herself a “dress person” and doesn’t like the attention being on her. She walked into DG with an idea in her head – halter neckline, sheath fit – and ended up loving a mermaid strapless gown with sweetheart neckline. Starting her day at a different bridal store, Ciara was unimpressed with most dresses she tried on and wasn’t finding something she connected with. Finally, her consultant Courtney pulled a wild card gown that EVERYONE knew was the one the minute Ciara stepped out in it!

“When I tried on my dress, I knew it was the one, my mother knew it was the other, my friends knew it was the one, even Courtney knew,” Ciara said. “The dress fit me like a GLOVE and it was so so beautiful. I would recommend Dress Gallery to anyone.”

We love that Ciara decided to spice up her gown with her rock ‘n’ roll vibe by adding a black sash! Combined with the red roses in her bouquet and accentuated tattoos, Ciara and Michael truly showed their individual style. We love the retro-cool birdcage veil Ciara added for a touch of whimsical romance!

Ciara’s advice for future brides, particularly those planning an event in a state far away from their own, is a piece we absolutely love. “Every wedding, big or small, is going to be stressful,” Ciara said. “Just remember the only thing that matters is that you and the love your life get married. Put your foot down and say “no” when you need to. Ask your fiance for both his opinion and his help. Lastly, don’t forget to enjoy your wedding and your new husband – it goes by fast!”

Congratulations to you, Ciara and Michael! Thank you so much for allowing us to help you find your perfect gown.

Photography credit to Vegas Weddings, who also provided the venue, limo service, planner, officiant, and videographer!

#dgbride: Ciara


Our next #dgbride is Ciara who married her best friend, Michael, in a romantic destination wedding in Las Vegas on April 6, 2019.

Ciara’s husband Michael travels a lot for his job, so while Ciara initially planned on having a traditional ceremony here in Wichita, logistics with far-away friends and Michael’s schedule made planning a headache. Instead, they decided to tie the knot in an intimate ceremony in a central location for everyone – Las Vegas! They were married at Vegas Wedding’s private venue – and Ciara has fabulous things to say about her all inclusive venue!

Vegas Weddings is an all-inclusive wedding planning service that helps take the stress out of destination weddings and elopements. They provided a day of coordinator, multiple ceremony spot options, decor, and more. Ciara had done some Pinterest planning prior to talking to her coordinator, Dimi, and knew she wanted a particular vibe – classic, elegant, a little rock ‘n’ roll. Her black, silver, and wine red wedding colors fit the bill perfectly and the accented greenery and twinkling lights were exactly what Ciara wanted!

When it came to dress shopping, Ciara was not excited. She doesn’t consider herself a “dress person” and doesn’t like the attention being on her. She walked into DG with an idea in her head – halter neckline, sheath fit – and ended up loving a mermaid strapless gown with sweetheart neckline. Starting her day at a different bridal store, Ciara was unimpressed with most dresses she tried on and wasn’t finding something she connected with. Finally, her consultant Courtney pulled a wild card gown that EVERYONE knew was the one the minute Ciara stepped out in it!

“When I tried on my dress, I knew it was the one, my mother knew it was the other, my friends knew it was the one, even Courtney knew,” Ciara said. “The dress fit me like a GLOVE and it was so so beautiful. I would recommend Dress Gallery to anyone.”

We love that Ciara decided to spice up her gown with her rock ‘n’ roll vibe by adding a black sash! Combined with the red roses in her bouquet and accentuated tattoos, Ciara and Michael truly showed their individual style. We love the retro-cool birdcage veil Ciara added for a touch of whimsical romance!

Ciara’s advice for future brides, particularly those planning an event in a state far away from their own, is a piece we absolutely love. “Every wedding, big or small, is going to be stressful,” Ciara said. “Just remember the only thing that matters is that you and the love your life get married. Put your foot down and say “no” when you need to. Ask your fiance for both his opinion and his help. Lastly, don’t forget to enjoy your wedding and your new husband – it goes by fast!”

Congratulations to you, Ciara and Michael! Thank you so much for allowing us to help you find your perfect gown.

Photography credit to Vegas Weddings, who also provided the venue, limo service, planner, officiant, and videographer!

Our next #dgbride is Ciara who married her best friend, Michael, in a romantic destination wedding in Las Vegas on April 6, 2019.

Ciara’s husband Michael travels a lot for his job, so while Ciara initially planned on having a traditional ceremony here in Wichita, logistics with far-away friends and Michael’s schedule made planning a headache. Instead, they decided to tie the knot in an intimate ceremony in a central location for everyone – Las Vegas! They were married at Vegas Wedding’s private venue – and Ciara has fabulous things to say about her all inclusive venue!

Vegas Weddings is an all-inclusive wedding planning service that helps take the stress out of destination weddings and elopements. They provided a day of coordinator, multiple ceremony spot options, decor, and more. Ciara had done some Pinterest planning prior to talking to her coordinator, Dimi, and knew she wanted a particular vibe – classic, elegant, a little rock ‘n’ roll. Her black, silver, and wine red wedding colors fit the bill perfectly and the accented greenery and twinkling lights were exactly what Ciara wanted!

When it came to dress shopping, Ciara was not excited. She doesn’t consider herself a “dress person” and doesn’t like the attention being on her. She walked into DG with an idea in her head – halter neckline, sheath fit – and ended up loving a mermaid strapless gown with sweetheart neckline. Starting her day at a different bridal store, Ciara was unimpressed with most dresses she tried on and wasn’t finding something she connected with. Finally, her consultant Courtney pulled a wild card gown that EVERYONE knew was the one the minute Ciara stepped out in it!

“When I tried on my dress, I knew it was the one, my mother knew it was the other, my friends knew it was the one, even Courtney knew,” Ciara said. “The dress fit me like a GLOVE and it was so so beautiful. I would recommend Dress Gallery to anyone.”

We love that Ciara decided to spice up her gown with her rock ‘n’ roll vibe by adding a black sash! Combined with the red roses in her bouquet and accentuated tattoos, Ciara and Michael truly showed their individual style. We love the retro-cool birdcage veil Ciara added for a touch of whimsical romance!

Ciara’s advice for future brides, particularly those planning an event in a state far away from their own, is a piece we absolutely love. “Every wedding, big or small, is going to be stressful,” Ciara said. “Just remember the only thing that matters is that you and the love your life get married. Put your foot down and say “no” when you need to. Ask your fiance for both his opinion and his help. Lastly, don’t forget to enjoy your wedding and your new husband – it goes by fast!”

Congratulations to you, Ciara and Michael! Thank you so much for allowing us to help you find your perfect gown.

Photography credit to Vegas Weddings, who also provided the venue, limo service, planner, officiant, and videographer!

Our next #dgbride to be featured is Brooke Nulik, who married her soulmate Tyler on July 21, 2018 at Stone Hill Barn in Augusta, KS.

Stone Hill Barn is one of our most favorite venues in the Wichita area; with it’s simplistic elegance and neutral decor, it’s easy to turn this venue into any wedding. This is what Brooke loved about Stone Hill.

“I wanted a venue that was very natural and I could decorate with lots of greenery,” Brooke said. “I didn’t want a rustic theme and I knew that would be hard because our venue was a barn, so I added candelabras and greenery for a more romantic garden vibe.”

Brooke is probably one of the most down-to-earth brides we’ve worked with, so when we asked her details about her wedding, she got real.

“I quickly learned how expensive everything is when planning a wedding,” she said. “I had saved so many pictures from Pinterest but didn’t realize how much money it costs to make those visions come to life, especially with fresh flowers. I ended up using artificial flowers for decor and deciding not to focus so much on centerpieces and signs, as that wasn’t what the whole day was about.”

Can we say PREACH, sister?

For her favorite memory of the day, Brooke chose a simple and sweet moment between her husband and her. At the end of the night, the DJ kicked everyone out early to anticipation for their exit and let Tyler and Brooke dance alone without the watchful eyes of their audience. Their tender moment to “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton turned into a forever memory as they shared a song alone together.

Choosing a wedding dress for Brooke was easy in the beginning, but got a little harder as she visited more bridal boutiques.

“When I first walked into Dress Gallery, I wasn’t really sure what I wanted – I liked a-line silhouettes, fitted gowns, or even an empire waist. When my consultant came out with this Essense of Australia, I LOVED it. However, I was torn between that and another fitted gown I tried earlier, so I decided I should keep looking,” Brooke said.

“I tried on 3 dresses before I found the one, but then I made the mistake of going to 2 other boutiques in Kansas City. I tried on over 25 dresses and felt overwhelmed. When I went back to Dress Gallery and tried the Essense of Australia on, I knew it was The One. I should have never left that first day. It was everything I wanted!”

Brooke was so kind in her recommendation of Dress Gallery. She loved the one-on-one attention given in the private bridal suites and the pointed, direct questions asked after every dress really helped her narrow down what features she loved and wanted to showcase.

“That really helped me narrow down what I was looking for,” Brooke said. “I thought I needed to go to KC to get a good assessment of what was out there, but I was so wrong! Dress Gallery had WAY more options in my budget. I would and already do recommend Dress Gallery to all of my engaged friends!”

Guys, Brooke was spitting straight realness when it comes to advice for current brides. We loved how true to herself she was with her wedding vision and just being transparent about what mattered and what doesn’t. She gave a few key nuggets of wisdom that we can’t help but share.

“First, spend money and time on the things YOU think are important, not what you think your guests want. Second, hire a videographer because the next day, you will wake up and have a hard time remembering everything from the adrenaline rush. Lastly, relax and soak it up! Your wedding week is one of the best weeks of your life; you’ll be surrounded by so many people who love you, there’s no reason to be nervous or stressed!”

What better way to wrap up a bridal on such a cool bride than with the ultimate girl gang photo? Congratulations to Brooke & Tyler! We are so thankful you chose Dress Gallery to be a part of your special day.

All images courtesy of Be Images Photography.

Our next beautiful featured wedding is Miranda and Sean, married on March 24, 2018 at Stone Hill Barn in Augusta!

Miranda had a clear wedding vision in mind – simple and easy! Due to the beauty of the venue, she decided to keep her decor sweet and simple, letting the natural beauty around her be the highlight! Since they were married in the heart of spring, their dusty blue and peach accents were truly in season.

When it comes to her gown, Miranda chose a stunning Maggie Sottero two piece that few brides could pull off. Featuring soft, floral lace and delicate white crystal beading, this gown was truly the embodiment of Miranda’s simple and chic style. Choosing a dress was a difficult process for Miranda.

“I did not have any idea what kind of dress I wanted which is probably why I had such a hard time finding the right one. All I knew is that I did not want just a pretty white dress,”Miranda said. “I knew I wanted something that was unique and special! When I first saw the dress, I thought it could be a little out of my comfort zone, but when I tried it on, I fell in love and knew it was the one! It was like nothing I had seen before.”

Miranda went to seven bridal salons, locally and in Kansas City, before choosing her dress at DG. Especially when you’re unsure of what you want, the choices can be overwhelming! Despite that, Miranda stayed true to her vision.

“I tried on too many dresses to count,” Miranda said. “I wanted to make sure the dress I picked was perfect for me and that I didn’t settle. After all, you only get one wedding dress!”

Miranda planned her wedding herself, with help of family, friends, and Pinterest. While planning the wedding seemed smooth, she definitely recommends a day-off coordinator for your big day so you can relax, sit back, and enjoy the day. Also, as you can see from the pictures, Miranda and Sean are a laid back and playful couple – so her advice is to other couples is not to stress!

“Don’t stress about the little things,” Miranda said. “You’re getting MARRIED to the love of your life with friends and family surrounding you – nothing else matters. Enjoy every single moment!”

Congratulations to you, Miranda and Sean! You make an absolutely stunning couple. We wish you all the best in your marriage!

These beautiful images are courtesy of KyAnn Raye Photography.

Every so often, a couple touches our hearts here in the salon and we get so excited to share their wedding. Marie and Garrett’s wedding is one of those weddings. Married on November 17, 2017 at The Hudson, these two had been together eight years before they officially tied the knot! We’re obsessed with these two and their love – take a peek at the beautiful wedding of #TeamBrummett!

Marie is a neutral type of girl, so when it came to picking out her wedding color palette, she kept it true to her style – simple and neutral! Her wedding featured lots of fabulous greenery, but almost no flowers – which totally complimented her modern, chic vibe! Picking flowers out began to stress Marie out, so she decided against them almost entirely! Instead, they focused on other, more industrial details to pair with their exposed brick and beams reception venue!

For her dress, Marie chose a fabulous Maggie Sottero gown with a fitted silhouette to compliment her petite frame. Beading and lace made the dress “pop” even more! Although the dress she chose, her dress was not what she envisioned when she first came into DG!

“I thought that I wanted something flowy and bohemian,” Marie said. “I kept feeling uncomfortable in the unfitted dresses. Kind of like trying on prom dresses – they were pretty, but they weren’t “The One.” When my consultant starting bringing me things opposite of what I asked for, I started lighting up! The funny thing was when my consultant brought me my dress, it had this mesh overlay that was 3/4 sleeves and came up to my neck – I HATED IT. But then she took the mesh off and there was my dress! I asked her to add silk spaghetti straps and voila – it was perfect!”

Marie tried on six dresses at DG before finding her perfect gown and our salon was the only place she visited!

“My experience was fantastic! It was so low key and I felt comfortable sharing what I liked and disliked with my consultant. Plus, there was room for my girls and no pressure to buy that day.”

Marie is a pro when it comes to giving wedding advice. Although she’d been anxiously awaiting planning her wedding for years, when it arrived, even she was overwhelmed! She gave a great nugget of advice to newly engaged brides: “Don’t try to re-invent the wheel when so many people have done the hard work for you!” She utilized Pinterest and the Knot’s wedding checklist to help plan her wedding, but otherwise let the chips fall where they may!

This also leads into our SECOND favorite piece of advice from Marie: “Pick three to five things you really care about for the wedding. Outside of that, don’t sweat it. Let people help you and don’t be afraid to do something non traditional. If you don’t like the Macarena, don’t play it. If you don’t like heels, don’t wear them. It’s YOUR big day – don’t make it someone else’s!”

We are absolutely FLOORED by these beautiful images courtesy of Tori Christine Photography. They perfectly capture Marie & Garrett’s love! Thank you so much to Marie & Garrett for letting us be a part of your special day!