This beautiful bride wore “Pepper” from Blush by Hayley Paige. Blush expresses the same designs that Hayley Paige is known for, but at a more cost effective price point. Pepper fits the mold of being edgy, but with classic bridal vibes.
Pepper features a bodice made from Hayley Paige’s gorgeous Marrakesh beading fabric. The sweetheart neckline and low back have a scalloped detail that gives a feminine look. The straps are a delicate spaghetti strap that run into the low V-shaped back. The ivory Marrakesh beading stops at the natural waist and then is followed by a full tulle skirt. This tulle is cut into cascading layers and edged with horsehair trim.
Maiya decided to keep Pepper in its original form. However, the sample gown she purchased was several sizes too big for her. She worked with our in-house alterations team to resize this gown and have it fit her perfectly. During this process, we needed to take in the bodice by several inches. This task required our seamstress to bring it in and rematch the beading patterns. This gave the gown a finished look, and masked the fact that this gown was once too large. Once the bodice fit her correctly, we were able to focus on hemming the gown to her height. Maiya opted to not add anymore details to her gown.
This beautiful bride wore Calais by Aire Barcelona. Aire Barcelona is a designer who does an excellent job at taking classic details and adding a Spanish flair to it. Calais showcases this attention to detail in a wonderful way. The illusion back on this gown is a show-stopping addition to this dress.
Calais features a large illusion back that is the focal point of this gown. Lace appliqués were placed over the illusion tulle, which gives a tattoo-like effect. This illusion back ends just above the hips and mimics a large open-back feel. The sweetheart neckline sits atop an illusion tulle, therefore, it gives the opportunity for appliqué placement across the chest and up the shoulders. Calais’ lace bodice stops about mid hip, and then trickles into subtle lace placement. The flared skirt of Calais is made out of a tulle material to give movement to Calais. The buttons down the back give a beautiful finishing touch.
Maci opted to keep this stunning gown in its original form. She only needed a few minor touch-ups to make this gown fit her like a glove. However, our in-house alterations team can modify any gown to turn it in to your dream wedding dress. Whether that be a simple nip and tuck or a full modest build up.
Take a look at how amazing Maci looks in her gown during her bridals with the salt flats as background, done by Emli Photography.
Unfortunately, we no longer actively carry Aire Barcelona designs. However, we do have a few remaining samples and similar styles available. If you are looking for a lace fit to flare gown or a gown with a large open back, schedule an appointment to see our full collection and find your dream wedding dress.
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 beauty wore “Delta” from Blush by Hayley Paige. The Blush collection features the whimsical and edgy vibe that we love from Hayley, but at a budget friendly price point. Delta is an excellent example of Hayley Paige’s artistry. This gown is amazing in its original form, or with a customized keyhole back and straps.
Delta begins as a stunning A-line gown in complete Marrakesh Beading fabric. The gown features a deep, scalloped v-neckline with a small mesh insert for coverage. To complement this neckline, the spaghetti straps come to a T in the back. Finally, the back is finished off with a Marrakesh beaded butterfly at the clasps. This art-deco inspired gown has the color option of cashmere, or traditional ivory.
Take a look at how Delta began.
Pip worked with our in-house alterations team to customize the top and bring her unique design to life. Firstly, we began by raising the neckline to about mid-bust to provide more coverage. However, this new neckline still features the beautiful scalloped edging. Next, our team created a thicker strap. Like the neckline, the straps have been edged. This scalloped edge continues across the straps and down the back. Finally, we created a brand new keyhole back for Pip. This design flowed better with the new construction and highlights Pip’s stunning features. This new back ended just above the waist and featured a small clasp in-between the shoulders to close. Pip opted to keep the beautiful A-line skirt intact.
Abby Dell Photography did a stunning job at capturing this one-of-a-kind gown. Take a look at how radiant she looks!
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.
Both of these stunning brides wore gowns from Ella Rosa by Kenneth Winston. Ella Rosa is designed by Kenneth Winston and includes the sparkle and attention to detail found in his couture collection. Lauraine wore “Riley” and Caitlin wore “Rosalind”. These brides came in separately to pick their gowns to keep them a surprise from one another. However, they both unknowingly decided on the same designer!
Riley is a ballgown that features a sweetheart neckline and ruched bodice. The satin belt sits around the natural waist to emphasize the smallest part of a bride. This belt is accompanied by a beaded floral design. The English Netting gives this gown a romantic feel and allows for a lot of movement. Buttons down the length of the gown finish off the look of Riley. Lauraine chose a light gold color, but Riley is also available in traditional ivory.
Rosalind is a fitted gown that features a double layer of lace. The top layer is an Alencon lace that begins heavy in the bodice and trickles down the skirt. The next layer is a Chantilly lace that brings a sense of romance and delicacy to the look. Rosalind’s v-neckline has a sweetheart lining that will flatter all bust sizes. The stunning low back shows off a see-through layer of lace that gives the illusion of a larger open back. Finally, Rosalind has some incredible detail to finish off the look. The beading throughout the gown allows for a little bit of glimmer without being too overpowering. Also, the buttons down the back give a similar feel to Riley, but stop mid-skirt to compliment the fit of the gown.
Jadie Jo Photography did a fantastic job at capturing these brides in their gowns on their special day.
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 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.
This stunning bride wore “Kate” by Tara Keely. Lazaro designs the Tara Keely collection, and his attention to detail continues to shine through in these gowns. Kate is an excellent example of how well Lazaro does a glitter gown! Morgan added a modest flutter sleeve, which gives this gown a custom spin.
This gown first began as a strapless beauty that features a gorgeous sweetheart neckline and low back. The beaded floral and chevron design shimmers and dazzles in the light. This sheath gown hugs all the right curves and shows off a bride’s beautiful shape, then delicately hangs off the thigh. This fabric and design is complimented by a sweep train. Kate includes an optional tulle overskirt that gives this look a longer train and more volume.
Take a look at the original gown.
Here is a peek at how Kate looks with the overskirt included.
Our seamstress worked with Morgan during our in-house alterations to create her modest vision. First, she built up the top with a v-back and high neckline using the same shimmering fabric. During build up alterations, we carefully construct new bodices and necklines to ensure every bride is seeing their idea come to life. Finally, this classic look was complimented with a whimsical modest flutter sleeve. We used the same fabric that edges the bottom of the dress to create a beautiful and cohesive look.
Shameless Photography did an incredible job at capturing the beauty of this bride and her gown in her outdoor garden-type venue.
Come see our Tara Keely collection, in addition to discussing your modest look by scheduling an appointment. Also, hop onto our Pinterest page to see all of our other stunning modest brides and their creations.
This lovely bride opted for a trendy look in “Morgan“, a three-piece gown by Mikaella. Mikaella does an amazing job at merging the classic look with the latest bridal trends. Morgan is the perfect example of this!
This three-piece features a crepe crop top with a sweetheart neckline and matching high-waisted fit to flare skirt. The lace overlay top brings a delicate feeling to this party gown. The bateau neckline and cap sleeves are perfect for the ceremony, but can be easily taken off for the reception at Tag Ranch. This top originally features Swarovski crystal buttons, but Brooke swapped these out for a crepe-button option. Both of these options will look radiant in any setting!
Take a look at how versatile this gown can be in Brooke’s wedding photos, taken by Jadie Jo Photography.-
This stunning bride wore “Kassidy” by Tara Keely on her big day. Tara Keely is the little sister of Lazaro, and this collection has the same design integrity at an affordable price. Kassidy features an ivory Venise lace bodice with long sleeves and plunging v-neck. The skirt is a fitted crepe, with a chapel train. Tara Keely’s crepe is a beautiful quality and defines natural curves and is comfortable enough to wear all day.
Take a look at how amazing this dress and our bride look!
Created with silk dupioni, this fit to flare gown is one of the more classic looks in the Blush collection. Silk Dupioni is a type of heavy silk fabric that gives the gown a structure, similar to taffeta. Following the elongated bodice, the tiered tulle skirt is edged with a horsehair trim and keeps the structured look from top to bottom. Paola decided to wear the detachable beaded bolero on her special day. This crystal accessory gives a pop of sparkle to an otherwise elegantly clean gown.
This gorgeous bride looked stunning in a Mikaella gown made modest. Mikaella is constantly impressing us with the simple elegance found in every design, but Kaestle enhanced this beauty with a custom build up. Many of our designers can begin the alteration process while the dress is still in production.
Kaestle took this opportunity to fill the back with Mikaella before it arrived. Our very talented in-house alterations team worked with the bride to get a matching lining and to finish making this gown temple-ready.
Originally, this gown features a keyhole back and side inserts. Kaestle opted to fill in the back with the original Guipure lace and used a nude underlay stretch satin lining to give the look more dimension. She kept the Swarovski buttons look and extended them down the entire back which we 10,000% agree with her design choices.
This gown is stunning in its original state, or built up!
Mikaella gowns are made with high quality fabrics and all made in Canada, and this dress is no exception. The crepe material will flatter your best curves and is comfortable enough for all day wear. Kaestle was able take her gown up to Moraine Lake in Alberta for these photographs and stay comfortable and radiant throughout.
The simplicity of this gown allows it to be flattering in any setting. From a mountain hotel to a backyard wedding! Check out how stunning Kaestle and the gown looks in Canada.
This beautiful bride wore a gown by Mikaella that blends classic and edgy. This ballgown skirt is made with an English netting, a softer material than tulle, and a two inch horsehair trim. The handkerchief style gives this gown a lot of movement and enhances the edgy vibes. The bodice is made with Guipure lace, which gives this daring look a romantic feel. The ruched bodice is made from the same skirt material and ties the look together.
When we think of Mikaella, clean and classic tends to come to mind. However, this gown shows how versatile of a collection this designer has.