First, once her wedding dress arrived, Emma had a first fitting consultation with our team. Then, she had multiple fittings to make sure her custom modest wedding dress was perfect.
Emma chose to add long sleeves, a square neck wedding dress, and bows at the waist and wrist to her perfect modest wedding gown. Then, she chose to trickle the lace appliques down the custom long puffy sleeves on her bridal gown.
Take a look at how Emma’s dress started:
As you can see, Emma’s dress did not start out modest enough for LDS standards, but our team specializes on making almost any dress modest.
If you need custom alterations, like Emma’s, our staff is specially trained to help you. Make an appointment to find your perfect wedding dress.
Charlotte custom ordered her lace crepe gown from Mikaella. Her custom order included the fully lace back and cap sleeves to keep the gown modest. Mikaella is a wonderful designer to make custom changes. Their customizations are reasonably priced and impeccably done. Our in-house alterations are another option for brides, but because she lives in California, it was easier for Charlotte to do the customization with Mikaella.
The skirt of Charlotte’s wedding dress is made of crepe. Mikaella’s crepe is lightweight and molds to the body beautifully. Then the skirt is fit and flare shaped. This further highlight’s the bride’s figure. The gown is very flattering because of this lace and crepe combination.
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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:
This stunning bride wore Style 3662 by Lazaro for her special day. Lazaro is well-known for doing a spectacular job at glamorous and glitzy wedding gowns. This particular gown is no exception! Sheridan worked with our seamstress to create her customized vision by making her Lazaro modest.
Style 3662 began as a sleeveless ballgown. The v-neckline gives a plunging illusion with the sweetheart lining underneath. This beautiful gown has a show stopping low back that tapers off into a V at the top of the waist. This entire gown is made up of signature Lazaro glitter fabric. A thick horse hair trim edges the hem of the gown to give a polished off look. Any bride is sure to feel like a princess in this beautiful fabric and silhouette. Sheridan opted to wear the classic ivory on her big day, but this gown is also available in champagne.
Take a look at how this gown began.
Sheridan worked with our seamstress, which is now our in-house alterations team to create her customized modest vision. First, we began by removing the bodice to create a new pattern that fit the idea of what she wanted. We then created a raised neckline and completely filled in the back. Next, we created long sleeves out of the same glitter fabric, that stopped at the wrist-bone. This was more complimentary to Sheridan’s wedding season. Finally, we hemmed the gown to her height and added bustles.
This gorgeous bride wore “Elsa” by Lazaro. Lazaro does an incredible job with heavy beading and glitter fabrics. Elsa embodies this work perfectly. Lauren worked with our in-house alterations to create her very own modest Lazaro gown.
Elsa begins as a sleeveless ballgown in a stunning checkered net glitter fabric. The sculpted v-neckline and natural waistline together create a delicate bodice. This compliments the low scoop back very well. Finally, the spaghetti straps are detailed with crystal embellishments This look is finished off with a chapel length train.
Take a look at how Elsa began.
Creating a modest Lazaro
Lauren was wowed by the sparkle of this dress and knew it would fit perfectly into her princess vision. She began working with our in-house alterations team to make sure this gown would be temple ready. Firstly, our seamstress began by removing the bodice and recreating a brand new look. This included changing the neckline into a higher v-neck and completely filling in the back. Then, we added long sleeves to the bodice, which came to a point just below the wrist bone. Both the neckline and the sleeves were finished off with a pearl trimming. Lauren added a cummerbund in the same fabric to extenuate the smallest part of her waist. Finally, the entire look was tied together with crystal buttons that followed the length of her gown.
Lauren accessorized with a sparkle necklace and earrings. She decided to amp up her fairy-tale look by adding sparkle shoes and a matching tiara. Finally, she added a customized cathedral veil made out of the same fabric as her gown. Lauren truly looked like a princess come to life during her wedding day.
This magnificent bride wore “Wendy” by Kenneth Winston. This designer does a brilliant job at classic sparkle, and Wendy’s detail is tribute to that. With the help of our alterations team, Jill was able to wear a beautiful beaded modest dress.
This gown began as a sleeveless sheath gown with finger-width straps and a low rounded back. Wendy’s neckline mimics a sweetheart look, but has a mesh detail that gives it more of a v-neckline. This stunning gown is beaded throughout in a diamond pattern and radiates a Gatsby feeling. The entire look is finished off with a small train of the same gorgeous beading.
Take a look at how Wendy began.
Jill worked with our alterations team to turn this beaded beauty into a modest piece of art. Our seamstress needed to do a complete rebuild of the bodice to turn it into a modest wedding gown. When a bride needs a complete rebuild, we start by drawing out a design that works with her vision. Then, we build a rough model of the new bodice, once the bride approves we can begin attaching it to the skirt and adding the necessary embellishments. For Jill this meant creating a scoop back that sat high on the back and a v-neckline. Finally, Jill went with a small cap sleeve to complete this brand new bodice. The new creation was beaded with the same design and detail that the skirt has. With the help of our alterations team, Jill was able to wear a stunning beaded modest dress.
Tamara Jennings Photography did an amazing job at capturing Jill in her custom gown during her bridals.
Our gorgeous bride wore Juno from Wtoo by Watters. Watters and Wtoo’s styles range from clean and sleek to edgy and unique. Here at Bitsy Bridal, we carry both of these beautiful collections and have a variety of gowns to fit any bride’s budget or style. Savannah transformed this romantic gown into a stunning masterpiece featuring a modest lace bodice.
Juno began as a sleeveless gown with a plunging v-neckline. This illusion bodice is covered in floral lace appliqués that create an open back visual. Juno’s A-line skirt is multiple layers of English Netting. This material gives a soft and breathable look to this romantic gown. This gown is available in traditional ivory or latte. However, the latte color is one-of-a-kind and will stand out in nearly any venue. Juno also has the option of functional buttons to close the gown, or a zipper with decor buttons. If you like the sweetheart look, check out the modest version.
Take a look at Juno’s original form.
Savannah worked with our in-house alterations team to create her modest lace build up. We began by lining the entire bodice in latte fabric and then filling it in with floral lace appliqués. Because of this, we were able to create an entirely new scoop neckline. Finally, our seamstress created a cap sleeve. This gave the gown a chic look and made it temple ready. With the help of our seamstress, Savannah was able to create a personalized look for her special day.
Mikki Platt Photography did a fantastic job at capturing this beautiful bride and her modest lace gown. Take a look at some of her photos.
This amazing bride wore “Gemma” from Enchanting by Mon Cheri. Enchanting is one of our most budget friendly collections. Their style ranges from clean and classic to edgy and whimsical. Mon Cheri has a variety of options that will fit any style or location. Amy worked with our in-house alterations team to create her unique sleek modest wedding dress.
Gemma began as a sleeveless satin fit to flare gown. The bateau neckline features a small slit in the center. The high back is perfect for modesty and a chic look. The hand-beaded belt sits at the natural waist, which defines the best features of all brides. The chapel train finishes off this beautiful gown. Gemma all around is a very sleek and classic gown that is perfect for the sophisticated bride.
Take a look at how Gemma started.
Amy worked with our in-house alterations seamstress to turn this gown into a sleek modest wedding dress. We began by removing the hand-beaded belt from the waist. However, a thinner belt was added in its place. This belt still defined the waistline, but played more into Amy’s vision of her dream gown. Next, we added 3/4 length sleeves to make this gown temple ready. Our seamstress used the same satin fabric to create a cohesive look. Finally, small pearls and rhinestones were added to the edge of the sleeves. This small detail turned the sleeves into their own accessory and finished off this clean and classic look.
Raegan Christensen Photography did a stunning job at capturing this beautiful bride in her sleek modest wedding dress. Take a look at some of her photos.
This beautiful bride wore Juno by Wtoo on her special day. Watters designs the Wtoo collection and features the same incredible quality, at a budget friendly price-point. Allie worked with our seamstress to create her modest version of this stunning gown with fairy sleeves.
Juno originally begins as a sleeveless A-line gown with illusion tulle on the bodice. The illusion tulle creates an open back effect that gives Juno an airy feeling, while still being covered. The lace on the bodice is concentrated around the bust and waist, and then trickles up the straps and down the back. The deep plunging v-neckline is a beautiful focal point of the bodice. The English Netting on the skirt allows for a lot of movement and contributes to the airiness. Finally, a small satin ribbon sits at the waist and ties the look together. Juno comes in traditional ivory or latte.
Here is a look at how Juno began.
Creating a modest gown.
Allie worked with our in-house alterations team to build Juno up and make it temple ready. First, our seamstress recreated the bodice to cover garments. We began by filling in the plunging V and creating a higher v-neckline.
Next, we lined the illusion tulle back with latte lining. This closed up the back for modesty, but was still cohesive in the overall redesign.
Finally, we created custom fairy bishop sleeves to add. The fairy puff sleeves were covered with matching lace appliqués that began at the shoulder and trickled down the arm. Allie opted to add a little extra flair and had a custom slit added to the skirt of her bridal gown.
This wonderful bride wore Renee by Ella Rosa. Kenneth Winston designs the Ella Rosa collection. Similarly, this collection holds the same design integrity as the couture collection. Renee shows the beautiful work Kenneth Winston does. Hannah added to the beauty of this gown by adding modest long lace sleeves.
Renee begins as a column gown with a floral lace pattern throughout. The v-neckline is edged with a floral scallop that continues up into the sleeves. The cap sleeve is created on a see through mesh, which follows into the back. This same mesh is used to give the illusion of an open back. The beautiful floral lace edges the back opening. Buttons finish this look, and run down the length of the back to the middle of the skirt. In addition, Renee comes with an optional belt, that adds a bit of sparkle to a classic gown.
Take a look at how Renee began.
Hannah worked with our in-house alterations team to build up this gown to be temple ready. Firstly, we began by filling in the see through back with ivory lining. The beautiful floral lace and buttons were still visible with this change. Our seamstress reconstructed the cap sleeves to compliment modest long lace sleeves. We added floral lace to the shoulders, which trickled down and throughout the sleeves. Finally, to finish off these lace sleeves, our seamstress added lace edging around the wrist bone. Hannah opted to wear the beaded belt during her bridals, which added a beautiful sparkle to her photos.
Our stunning bride wore Style 7704 by Ti Adora. This designer is in the same design house as Hayley Paige and Lazaro, and follows the same attention to detail, and certainly the attention to detail shines through in this gown! Kaitlyn worked with our seamstress to create lace sleeves and turn this beauty into a temple-ready gown.
Style 7704 begins as a sleeveless trumpet gown. The beautiful cashmere lace is embroidered with a subtle design that gives this gown a dimensional look. The sweetheart neckline is trimmed with lace detailing, which continues on into the back. The spaghetti straps on Style 7704 give a dainty feel and make the open back a focal point. Eyelash lace edges around the hem and train. This detail finishes off the feminine aspects of Style 7704.
Take a look at how this gown looks before alterations.
Kaitlyn worked with our in-house alterations team to create her modest dream dress. Firstly, we began by building up the neckline to fit garment lines. Meanwhile, we filled in the open back to make this gown temple-ready. Finally, we created customized long lace sleeves to turn this gown into a modest piece of art. We used the same cashmere lace to create a sleeve that hit at Kaitlyn’s wrist bone. The lace sleeves were completed by adding the same eyelash lace detail that can be found on the train. This small detail finished off the build up and created a cohesive look throughout the gown.
Schedule an appointment to see our entire JLM Couture collection, which includes Ti Adora, Lazaro, Blush by Hayley Paige, and Tara Keely. More importantly, schedule an appointment to discuss your build up needs.
This amazing bride wore “Mikey” by Mikaella. This Canada-based designer does a spectacular job at creating looks that radiate timeless and elegant. This modest bride wanted to step up the elegance and worked with our alterations team to customize this gown and create long lace sleeves and a modest bodice.
Mikey originally starts as a V-neck bodice with gathered mesh tulle around the bust and a sheer Guipure Lace midriff. Spaghetti straps support this gown, and meet in a near V-shape down the open back. The gathered multi-tear skirt is made up of English netting and edged with a two-inch horsehair trim. A small fabric belt is cinched around the waist to give a sense of transition between the bodice and the skirt.
Here is how Mikey began.
Bayley worked with our seamstress during alterations to create her customized modest look. She kept the look of the gathered mesh, but built it up into a temple-ready neckline, that mimics the original neckline. Then, our seamstress created long lace sleeves using the same Guipure Lace as the bodice. We also took this lace and filled in the back. Finally, the bodice was lined with an ivory lining to cover up any of the sheer aspects, but the sleeves were kept exposed to give more dimension to the gown. Bayley removed the fabric belt and replaced it with a small sparkle belt. This belt adds a little bit of flair to this look.
While the photographer is unknown, they did a fantastic job at capturing Bayley in her stunning one-of-a-kind wedding gown. Take a look at her photos to see the amazing work and her jaw-dropping backdrop.
This gorgeous bride wore Mikaella for her special day. This Toronto-based designer does classic elegance with attention to beautiful detail. Brin worked with our alterations team to turn this gown into a timeless modest wedding gown.
First, this A-line gown features a full organza skirt and lace bodice with a sweetheart neckline and see-through back. The cap sleeves and neckline were finished with a light scalloped edge. A small beaded belt completed this soft look.
Take a look at how this gown began.
Brin worked with our alterations team to fill in the top to make this gown temple-ready. Our seamstress followed the scalloped pattered to fill in this neckline. Then, we extended the sleeved by a few inches to keep the modest look. Brin opted to keep the crystal buttons that follow the length of her back. She added a wider belt with a few more jewels to bring more sparkle to this look. The completed look made for a stunning modest wedding gown.
This radiant bride wore Lainee by Christos. This collection is an extension of Amsale and has the same breathtaking designs that capture the simple elegance look of Amsale.
Lainee began as a delicate, silk chiffon gown with a plunging neckline and matching back. The neckline and back are covered with corded lace, which extends down to a lace flutter sleeve. Lainee has the option to tie a silk chiffon ribbon around the waist.
Here is the original gown.
The structure of this gown already has a conservative feel, but Olivia worked with our seamstress and our in-house alterations to make this gown temple-ready. We started by filling in the back and part of the neckline to allow garments to stay hidden. Then, we extended the beautifully delicate sleeves to make them a bit longer. Finally, we added a touch of lace around the waist to finish the look. Olivia opted to tie her ribbon around the back rather than the front like the model.
This incredible bride looked stunning in her modest build up version of Halo from the Blush by Hayley Paige collection. Hayley Paige is known for her edgy and whimsical designs, and Halo is no exception.
Halo began with a cotton lace bodice featuring spaghetti straps and an open low back with strappy details. The tulle ballgown skirt is edged with horsehair trim and gives the gown an airy and light feeling while still providing volume.
Here is how Halo starts.
Madi worked with our seamstress during our in-house alterations to create her custom modest build up. We raised the neckline, but kept the same design as the original gown. Our seamstress then filled in the back with cotton lace to create a unified look. She added a cap sleeve to complete this modest look.
to create her custom modest build up. We raised the neckline, but kept the same design as the original gown. Our seamstress then filled in the back with cotton lace to create a unified look. She added a cap sleeve to complete this modest look.