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.
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.
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 breathtaking bride wore Style 2107 by Mikaella. This designer is based out of Toronto, Canada and does the simple elegance look with ease. Mikaella is also extremely easy to work with for customized options.
Cleo opted to keep this gown in its original form, but still worked with our in-house alterations to make it fit her like a glove. This all crepe gown is a fit to flare silhouette and features a plunging v-neckline. The straps separate into several smaller spaghetti straps on the back. This beautiful gown has a center slit in the front and fabric covered buttons that follow the length of the dress. Style 2107 originally comes with a smaller, detachable belt. However, Cleo decided to go for a larger beaded belt from the designer to complete the look.
Our brilliant bride Lexi wore Idella by Kelly Faetanini on her special day. Lexi worked with our in-house alterations team to create a flutter sleeve on this typically sleeveless gown. She added extra beading throughout the bodice and sleeves to bring the look together, but left the back low and open. Lexi and our team left the fitted Chantilly lace skirt untouched, which does a fantastic job at tying the romantic look together. This gown is just one example of the amazing sleeve work our alterations team can do.
Our gorgeous bride Stephanie wore a long sleeve silk crepe, modest wedding dress by our favorite Canadian designer, Mikaella. This high-quality fabric does an amazing job defining curves and makes this incredibly comfortable to wear all day.
Although this gown is typically an open back, Stephanie decided to make it modest wedding dress. This designer is very bride friendly and is able to send gowns already built up and customized. Stephanie ordered the back filled in, so we could get right to work on molding it to her figure.
Here is a peek at how elegant this gown looks in its original form.
In addition to the bateau neckline, this gown features crepe fabric buttons that run the length of the train. These features, along with the jeweled belt and long sleeves, make this gown radiate a timeless and classic look.
Bitsy Bridal is officially a year old! We have been serving local and out-of-state brides since July 2016 and the time has gone by insanely quickly.
Realizing we hit the year mark has made us start to reminisce about our beginnings. The very first of our Bitsy Bridal styled shoots was a collaboration with a venue that we are lucky enough to have just across the street: Cactus and Tropicals. Most of our styled shoots usually feature one or two gowns but as our debut into the bridal community, this shoot feature several gowns from our original collection.
Our photographer and AMAZING models did such a stellar job showing off our beautiful gowns.
The floral design at Cactus and Tropicals was spectacular! Such a gorgeous, earthy background for a fun summer shoot.
These shoots may look like a piece of cake ….. hehe….. but in reality they are the culmination of many people putting in 14-18 hour days. Artists putting their hearts and souls into their work and dress experts like us agonizing for hours over keeping a $3,000 dress made of silk mikado out of the dirt. It’s pure chaos and it feels like it will never end, but it is 100% worth it when you see the finished product.
Since this was our first shoot, all hands were on deck! Look at our rock star Operations Manager, Pam, running to take care of business!
This shoot was such a good start to our first year. It was a ton of fun and truthfully that is what we are about. Having a good time and getting the bride her dream dress: whatever it takes!