Andrea’s perfect custom wedding dress features a handkerchief hem and a long sleeved lace bodice. The handkerchief hem is part of the original design of the dress, but our talented Bitsy Bridal alterations team created the bodice from scratch. (Click here for a blog post all about alterations!) Creating a custom bodice is a hefty task, but our team of talented seamstresses specialize in pattern-making, which is crucial to getting the perfect fit in your custom wedding gown.
First, in a custom alterations appointment, our talented seamstress will ask you what you want to change. Then, the seamstress will sketch her vision of what you explain to her. After you agree that she has captured your vision perfectly, then she will begin work on your gown. You will have at least three alterations appointments to make sure that your custom lace bodice ballgown, for example, is perfect.
This wedding dress features a cap sleeve, an illusion neckline and an illusion back. As a result, this gown offers optimal coverage for a bride who wants to be more covered. Then, the bodice of this perfect wedding dress also features beading, which adds glamour. The full ballgown skirt has lace trim on the hem for an added designer touch. Because of this ballgown skirt, the wedding dress draws attention to the bride’s waist, which is very flattering.
Tasha’s wedding dress offers a level of modesty for brides who want to be more covered up, without sacrificing style. The term “illusion neckline” means that there is a strong, high quality, sheer tulle that covers the neckline or backline. Because of this, there is an illusion of a lower neckline or lower backline, without losing support.
If you are looking for your perfect wedding dress, make an appointment at Bitsy Bridal, and we will help you find the wedding dress of your dreams. We can not wait to meet you! ❤
Meet our real #BitsyBride, Melissa. Melissa found her perfect wedding dress at our shop, Bitsy Bridal, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She wore a lacey beaded wedding dress on her dreamy wedding day. Melissa looked and felt her best on her wedding day because of her beautiful wedding gown.
This lacey beaded wedding dress is from the designer Kelly Faetanini, which is based in New York city. Kelly Faetanini is known for her beautiful, unique designs and sleek silhouettes. As a result, brides often choose her styles to wear on their wedding days.
This wedding gown is a fit and flare cut. As a result, this wedding gown is fitted through the bodice and hips. Then, the gown flares out into a long train. The lace and lining are also stretchy so this is a comfortable wedding gown.
Abby’s perfect wedding gown has an A-line shape, and means that the bodice is fitted and the skirt flows out at the waist. Tulle is a great textile to use for an A-line wedding dress because it holds its shape without being too puffy, closer to a ballgown. However, it offers a similar level of flattery as a ballgown because it draws attention to the bride’s waist. Abby’s lace tulle wedding dress did that while exemplifying elegance.
Abby’s lace tulle wedding dress is fanciful and graceful, but it is whimsical and fairytale like. It is her perfect wedding dress, and the perfect wedding dress for her woodsy outdoor wedding ceremony and her woodsy outdoor bridal pictures.
Meet our real #BitsyBride, Nikki! Nikki found her perfect wedding dress here at Bitsy Bridal in Salt Lake City. (Click here to make an appointment! ❤) She chose an A-line, tulle skirt wedding gown to wear on her wedding day in the beautiful mountains. Her wedding gown is by designer Tara Keely, which is a line designed by Lazaro, but at a more budget conscious price-point. Tara Keely is a great option for brides who are looking for a glamourous wedding dress, but want to keep the price a little more comfortable!
An A-line shaped wedding gown is a very flattering cut on every bride. A-line wedding dresses are comfortable because they are not tight through the hips and legs like a fit and flare wedding dress. They also draw attention to the waist of the bride, which is her smallest part of her body. Lazaro made this wedding gown for his Tara Keely line very airy and flowy in the skirt using tulle. A tulle skirt wedding gown is very light weight, adding to the comfort of the A-line shape.
The bodice of Nikki’s dress is made from a beautiful lace that is perfect for her outdoor wedding. The lace is an abstract floral which looks lovely with the mountains and trees in the backdrop of her ceremony.
Meet our real #BitsyBride, Deidre! On her dreamy wedding day at the Tracy Aviary, Deidre wore a horsehair hem champagne wedding dress from our shop, Bitsy Bridal, in Salt Lake City, Utah. This gown is by the renowned designer, Lazaro, and is a ballgown silhouette.
This gown also has a fully beaded bodice and a sexy low back with crisscross details. Lazaro is famous for the wow factor he adds to his gowns. In this gown, the crystal-beaded bodice is fitted tightly to the waist, and the full ballgown skirt contrasts with the tight bodice to draw attention to the smallest part of the bride’s waist. A ballgown wedding dress is flattering on many body-types for this reason.
The champagne color of this wedding dress is also a universally flattering color. This horsehair hem champagne wedding dress has a deep golden undertone to the lining that ensures the color of the gown and the bride’s skin tone will not be washed out in pictures.
The horsehair hem on the skirt is the approximately three inch long trim at the bottom of each layer of the skirt. This trim is a piece of stiff material that helps the skirt hold its shape. This is especially important on a wedding gown that features a handkerchief hem like this Lazaro wedding dress..
Meet our real #BitsyBride, McKenzie! McKenzie got married at the Bright Building in Provo, Utah and wore the Juno wedding gown by designer Wtoo from our shop, Bitsy Bridal in Salt Lake City, Utah. Juno is an A-line wedding dress with a floral lace illusion neckline.
Juno’s floral lace illusion neckline is beautiful on many shapes and sizes. The plunging V-shape flatters a small bust, but because of the illusion tulle, a bride with a larger bust will felt supported and held in. The term “illusion neckline” means there is a strong tulle that covers and supports the shape of the neckline. On this wedding gown, the illusion tulle comes up to about the collar bone, but it is barely noticeable.
The illusion tulle and floral lace continues through the tank-straps and onto the back, giving the appearance of a backless wedding gown. The back also features covered buttons over the zipper closure. Juno comes in Latte, which is a cool toned nude, and Ivory. Latte is the color of our shop sample and the preference of the Bitsy Bridal staff because the contrast between the latte lining and ivory lace causes the lace to stand out more than ivory lace on ivory lining.
Our #BitsyBride, Amber, chose her perfect dress here at Bitsy Bridal in Salt Lake City, Utah! her perfect dress is West by Hayley Paige. West is a mermaid shaped gown with intricate beading all over the entire dress. Amber wore her West by Hayley Paige to her wedding at the Four Seasons in Hawaii and looked beautiful in it.
West is extremely popular among brides because of its signature HP flare. Hayley loves to make whimsical wedding gowns. This gown has a plunging neckline and is a backless wedding gown as well. This wedding gown is fully beaded with sequins.
If you are looking for the West Hayley Paige gown, Utah has only one retailer that carries it: Bitsy Bridal! Here at Bitsy Bridal, we know all of the ins and outs of our gowns, especially West by Hayley Paige as it is a staff favorite from its low back and intricate beading.
Loving the beading and low back on West by Hayley Paige, Utah is here for these trends. West is sparkly and beautiful, and here at our shop, we are even able to make it custom LDS modest for you if that is what you would like. We have a great relationship with the Hayley Paige team and are able to source matching West fabric directly from them.
If West or another Blush by Hayley Paige gown is the gown of your dreams, make an appointment and come see what we have to offer. ❤
Madi Lane is designed in Australia by Liz Young. This line encompasses every bohemian bride’s fantasy. The wedding dresses feature lace, flowing sleeves, long trains, and sometimes even capes. This boho lace wedding dress with sleeves has a cold-shoulder style detail, and a fit and flare silhouette. A fit and flare wedding dress from Madi Lane will hug your curves beautifully but allow you to hike through Moab, just like Beth.
These wedding dress sleeves also easily detach for an easy two-in-one look. Just pop them off, and snap them back on when you want them for pictures! This fit and flare wedding dress looks great on all shapes and sizes. As always, Madi Lane offers each gown in sizes 2-28, so Madi Lane is a great option if you are in need of a plus size wedding dress.
Want to be a #BitsyBride? Make an appointment to try on this fit and flare wedding dress and the rest of our Madi Lane Bridal collection at our shot here in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Meet our real-life #BitsyBride, Elise! Elise chose a modern crepe wedding dress, style 2105, from our ever-chic designer, Mikaella, here at Bitsy Bridal in Salt Lake City. In order to fit within LDS temple standards, Elise chose to customize her wedding dress with the designer to make it more modest, and keep it just as beautiful.
How did we make this modern crepe wedding dress modest?
Mikaella‘s style is chic and simple. Their quality is nearly unmatched for the price. Because of this high quality production, our shop trusts the Mikaella design team to do customization for our #BitsyBrides. Our extremely talented and experienced in-house alterations team is skilled at these extensive alterations as well, however sometimes it is best to let the designer do it for us. Sometimes this saves the bride time and money! This was the case for Elise and her modern crepe wedding dress.
The original design of 2105 features a wide boat-neck and a plunging V-back. With the help of Mikaella, we seamlessly brought the neckline in on either side, and raised the back. This honored Elise’s religious standards beautifully.
Check out how the dress started:
Here you can see the major change made to the back of Elise’s dress:
Meet Skylar, our real #BitsyBride. Skylar chose a lace fitted wedding dress, Rosalind, from our designer Ella Rosa, a favorite here at Bitsy Bridal. Rosalind is a traditional style wedding dress that features corded Alencon- style lace on tulle over a layer of Chantilly lace. This layering of lace creates a multi-dimensional look on Skylar’s perfect wedding gown. Many brides picture themselves on their wedding day in that traditional sparkly, lacy wedding gown and we are so happy that we achieved that vision for Skylar. Click here so we can do the same for you!
About the designer of this lace, fitted wedding dress:
Ella Rosa is the little sister of Kenneth Winston. Kenneth Winston offers their main line, Kenneth Winston Couture, and Ella Rosa. Ella Rosa still features the traditional charm of the KW main line, but with softer features such as less heavy embellishments, and a lower price point. Some brides do not want heavy beading and crystals, and Ella Rosa is the perfect line for them.
Skylar’s pup loves her wedding dress as much as she does! The hem of this wedding gown features Alencon-style lace appliques that take this look to a whole new level! The appliques layered over the middle layer of lace creates a delicate wow factor. Look at that gorgeous hem on the train, and that cute doggy face!
Are you looking for a wedding dress like Skylar’s wedding dress? We can find you the perfect traditional, charming wedding dress at our shop!
Meet our real-life, #BitsyBride, Becca! She wanted a flowy, low back wedding gown, and that’s what we gave her!
Our beautiful bride, Becca, chose Star by Kelly Faetanini as her wedding dress here at Bitsy Bridal in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Click here to make an appointment!) This ivory, low back wedding gown features a beaded bodice, spaghetti straps, a flowy tulle ballgown cut skirt, and a horsehair hem. This gown floats beautifully around our bride because of the many layers of tulle in the ballgown skirt.
Here is a little bit about Kelly Faetanini gowns:
Kelly has a dress for every bride! She has a flowy, low back wedding dress Star. (Star is also available as a blush wedding gown or a blue wedding gown). However she also has a sleek and sexy low back wedding gown like Tamora (another favorite here at Bitsy Bridal). And she has every dress in-between! We love Kelly Faetanini because brides love her!
Here are the alternate colors of the Star gown:
As you can see, Star is beautiful in any of these colors. The beaded, embroidered bodice really compliments the low back and flowy skirt on this gown. Star in Ivory is more traditional and classic. Star in Blush is sweet and romantic, and Star in Blue is moody and modern. Oh and did I mention? IT HAS POCKETS! Make an appointment at Bitsy Bridal and fall in love with the Kelly Faetanini gown of your dreams. ❤
We picked up the line back in February 2020 before the whole covid thing happens via private showing from the designer. We are so grateful because both Chicago Bridal Market in March and New York Bridal Fashion Week were canceled and the new line business was halted.
We were supposed to do a big giant debut with fashion show and everything at our shop during the 2020 summer but looking like crowds are a bad idea right now…. 😀
So why not call in the gowns and do a little roll out. We truly are very excited about this designer. As you know, Madi Lane’s quality and designs are impeccable. So it’s only fitting to bring in her little sister who is a boho babe at heart.
All the Evie and Madi new gowns are arriving in August 2020 for 2021 brides but we couldn’t wait. We wanna show them to 2020 brides to do a little promotion since we get to reopen the shop on May 1st.
What: Evie Young Designer Debut & Madi Lane Fall 2020 Trunkshow
When & Where:May 14th – May 25th at Bitsy Bridal (by Appointment only – covid sanitization guidelines apply.)
Ship Dates: Normal Ship dates are at 16-20 weeks but we have rush options (additional cost) and designer in-stock inventory. Select dresses can arrive as fast as June 22, 2020 so that we can still host our 2020 brides.
Price Range: $1899 – $2499 on both lines
Promotions:15% off all ML and EY gowns + $100 Accessory and Veil Credit during first visit with purchase (Normally we only do 10% off for the trunk show but why not have a little bit more fun this time with the new designer debut)
Modest and Temple Ready options: We order the fabric straight from the designer to make the dress modest with our in-house alterations and custom design team. Please check our previous brides on our blog and our website for our team’s talent and inspo. Our modest build up works start at $500, not including the gown and fabric.
How to Book: We are by appointment only (We literally locked the shop and nobody is there to minimize the risk of infections)…
Promotion: 10% of trunkshow discount on all the Hayley Paige gowns during our promotion period.
What gowns will be here? In addition to our permanent collection, there are a few more gorgeousness be making the trip. Scroll to the end of the post for more photos. Please inquire with the shop if you are interested in the particular gown.
What’s a trunkshow? Trunkshow is when we bring in one of our top designers to highlight the gowns for a period of time. So usually we have double or triple the amount of gowns in-store for you to try on. As a shop, we get to look at more gowns to bring in as permanent collection too. So if you are a big fan of that particular line, you have way more selection and then take the advantage of the trunk show discount. It’s a win-win-win.
Ship Dates: Currently our Hayley Paiges are 14 weeks out. Rush options are available on 8 week+. (Additional fees apply and please save some time to do alterations on the place of your choosing.)
Modest Brides: Obviously these gowns are not temple ready yet. But our in-house alterations and design team can make the top, temple worthy for you. Check out a few of our previous posts on modest wedding dresses here.
PS: During appointment times, we don’t allow browsing to respect the bride’s time who already booked and searching for the one. We apologize ahead of time and do not mean to offend anybody who just walks in. We just really like to work one-on-one with a bride and thus still appointment only. 🙂