Our bride, Jen.

Our real #BitsyBride, Jen and her new husband. Photography by Kylee Maughan.

Meet our real #BitsyBride, Jen. Jen was married at Wadley Farms, and purchased her sweetheart strapless ballgown here at Bitsy Bridal. (Click here to make an appointment❤) This gown captured Jen’s fairy tale wedding dreams beautifully.

Our real #BitsyBride, Jen in her perfect dress on her fairy tale wedding day. Photography by Kylee Maughan.

A sweetheart strapless ballgown is a favorite style of our stylists here at Bitsy Bridal because it is a universally flattering silhouette. The sweetheart neckline accentuates curves and flatters the shoulders. The fitted bodice and fullness of the skirt draw attention to the smallest part of the bride’s waist.

Our real #BitsyBride, Jen and her new husband. Photography by Kylee Maughan.

A sweetheart strapless ballgown is a very classic fairy tale wedding gown. This shape is timeless and won’t have you looking back at your wedding pictures the way you look at your mom’s dress from the 80s. 🤣 If you picture yourself looking like a princess on your wedding day, we highly recommend trying at least one ball gown wedding dress on to see if that is the look you are going for. Many designers choose to create these beautiful ball gown wedding dresses because they are flattering on all shapes. Our shop has a many ballgown wedding dresses to choose from. Click here to make an appointment! See you soon! ❤

Our real #BitsyBride, Jen in her perfect wedding dress and beautiful veil. Photography by Kylee Maughan.

Our bride, Amber.

Our #BitsyBride Amber in her perfect dress in Hawaii. Photography by Bikini Birdie.
Our #BitsyBride Amber in her perfect dress, West by Hayley Paige, in Hawaii. Photography by Bikini Birdie.

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.

Our #BitsyBride Amber in her perfect dress, West by Hayley Paige, in Hawaii. Photography by Bikini Birdie.
Our #BitsyBride Amber in her perfect dress, West by Hayley Paige, in Hawaii. Photography by Bikini Birdie.

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.

Our #BitsyBride Amber in her perfect dress,West by Hayley Paige, in Hawaii. Photography by Bikini Birdie.

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. ❤

Our bride, Lauren.

Lauren, with her new husband, in her perfect dress from Bitsy Bridal with custom sleeves. Photography by Mikki Platt.
Lauren, with her new husband, in her perfect dress from Bitsy Bridal with custom sleeves. Photography by Mikki Platt.

Meet another wonderful #BitsyBride! This is Lauren. She purchased a beautiful A-line modest wedding dress from us at Bitsy Bridal (Click here to make an appointment! ❤) and had it customized with flutter sleeves. Her dress is from the designer Saphia Blue and the style is Emerald.

Lauren, our #BitsyBride, in her flutter sleeve A-line modest wedding gown.  Photography by Mikki Platt.
Lauren, our #BitsyBride, in her flutter sleeve A-line modest wedding gown. Photography by Mikki Platt.

Normally at Bitsy Bridal, we recommend in-house modest alterations to be done by our talented staff, however Lauren already had a seamstress in mind, so she chose to use them. That’s okay with us! We still ordered her new fabric directly from the designer to match her skirt to make sure that her flutter sleeves on her A-line modest wedding dress looked perfect.

A closer look at the bodice of the flutter sleeves on Lauren's perfect dress. Photography by Mikki Platt.
A closer look at the bodice of the flutter sleeves on Lauren’s perfect dress. Photography by Mikki Platt.

At Bitsy Bridal, we maintain a fantastic relationship with all of our designers so that we are able to order matching fabric to each of our dresses, and make nearly anything perfect for your modest wedding dress needs. Click here to find your perfect dress! ❤

Photography by Mikki Platt.

Our Bride, Elise.

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.

Elise in her modern crepe wedding dress
Elise in her perfect dress, with her loving husband. Photography by Sarah Meyer.

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.

Elise said yes to her dress at Bitsy Bridal. Photography by Sarah Meyer.

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:

the modest back of this modern crepe wedding dress
The custom modest back of Elise’s dream wedding dress. Photography by Sarah Meyer.

Here at Bitsy Bridal, we want to make your wedding vision a reality. This starts with your perfect wedding dress. We are here to help you “Say yes!”. Click here to make an appointment!

Our Bride Berkeley-Custom Dress Spotlight

Many Utah brides need their perfect dress to be LDS temple modest…

And that’s why so many Utah Brides choose to be a #BitsyBride! Here at Bitsy Bridal, we help those high-fashion brides wear the high-end wedding gown of their dreams. Every bride has dreamed of getting married in a legendary Lazaro wedding dress. 😉 He doesn’t make his wedding dresses modest straight off of production, but fortunately for our #BitsyBride Berkeley, we are able to source fabric directly from him. Every piece of fabric is a perfect match. This way, we made her wedding dress (and the wedding dress of countless other brides) an LDS temple modest Lazaro wedding gown. (Click here to make an appointment to discuss your custom modest needs!)

LDS temple modest customization of Lazaro 3810
Lauren in her custom LDS temple modest Lazaro style 3810. Photography by Kristina Curtis Photography.

Where do we start with custom LDS temple build ups?

Lazaro 3810 is a beautiful “Blush shimmer tulle bridal ball gown, strapless sweetheart neckline, draped bodice with natural waist, box pleated skirt with side pockets, chapel train. Berkeley opted to keep the skirt pleated, raise the neckline to a clean scoop and add a cap sleeve. She also raised the back and removed the draping in the bodice. The result looks like Lazaro himself sewed it, but in reality it was our highly talented team of in-house seamstresses and alterations specialists. Take a look at how Berkeley’s modest Lazaro wedding dress started:

And here is a closer look at the final LDS temple modest Lazaro wedding gown, altered and designed by our talented in-house alterations staff. As you can see, this modest wedding dress ended up being comfortable, fun, and mom approved!

Image shows Lazaro 3810 with custom alterations by Bitsy Bridal
Berkeley and her new husband, having a blast on their big day. As you can see, making this wedding dress modest made it the perfect dress for Berkeley. Photography by Kristina Curtis Photography.
Our Bitsy Bride and her mom on her big day,wearing custom modest build up by Bitsy Bridal
Berkeley was able to wear her dream designer, Lazaro, on her big day, while still adhering to her important religious beliefs. Mom loved the result of our custom in-house alterations! Photography by Kristina Curtis Photography.

Click here to learn more about our custom in-house alterations process. We can’t wait for you to be our next #BitsyBride! See you soon!❤

2020 Blush by Hayley Paige Trunkshow

Oh hello, it’s a trunkshow time with Blush by Hayley Paige.

The best of the best: the iconic Hayley Paige gowns for sure!!

Date: Feb 28th to March 8th

Time: Shop hours, we are still appointment only. Book your appointment here.

Price Range: Dresses are between $2300 to $3500

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. 🙂

Here’s the appointment link again.

See you soon, <3

#justgotpaiged #BitsyBride

Our Bride Sheridan

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Sheridan.

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.

Take a look at how beautiful Sheridan looks in her photos by Gina Marie Photography.

Lazaro modest
Lazaro modest
Lazaro modest

Schedule an appointment to see our Lazaro and other JLM Couture designers collection, or to discuss your modest needs. We would love to make a Lazaro modest for your wedding!

-Aubrie

Our Bride Lauren

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Lauren.

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.

Kendra Bird Photography captured Lauren and this stunning modest Lazaro at the Salt Lake Temple and The Grand America Hotel downtown.

modest Lazaro
modest Lazaro
modest Lazaro
modest Lazaro

Schedule an appointment to see our Lazaro collection, or to discuss your modest needs.

-Aubrie

Our Bride Savannah

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Savannah.

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.

modest lace
modest lace
modest lace
modest lace

Schedule an appointment to see our Watters and Wtoo collection, or to discuss your build up needs.

-Aubrie

Our Bride Allie

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Allie.

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 sleeves to add. The fairy 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 gown.

Take a look at how beautiful Allie looks during her bridals by Carly Jane Photography.

fairy sleeves
fairy sleeves
fairy sleeves

Schedule an appointment to see our Wtoo collection, or to discuss your modest wedding dress needs.

-Aubrie

Our Bride Hannah

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Hannah.

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.

Maddie Jeppson Photography did a beautiful job at capturing this bride in her Capitol bridal shoot.

modest long lace sleeves

Schedule an appointment to see our Ella Rosa collection, or to discuss your modest needs.

-Aubrie

Our Bride Pip

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Pip.

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!

keyhole back
keyhole back
keyhole back
keyhole back

Schedule an appointment to see our Blush by Hayley Paige collection, or to discuss your own customized gown vision.

-Aubrie

Our Bride Kaitlyn

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Kaitlyn

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.

Boone Chen Photography captured this beautiful bride in her one-of-a-kind gown.

lace sleeves
lace sleeves

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.

-Aubrie

Our Bride Brin

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Brin.

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.

Anna Boynton Photography did a beautiful job capturing this bride and her gown.

modest wedding gown
modest wedding gown
modest wedding gown

Schedule an appointment to see our Mikaella collection, or to discuss your modest needs.

-Aubrie

Our Bride Nicole

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Nicole.

This beautiful bride wore “Remington” from Ella Rosa by Kenneth Winston. Ella Rosa is the sister brand of Kenneth Winston, and reflects the same design integrity. However, this brand is much more wedding budget friendly.

This gown originally features a beaded and lace bodice with a cap sleeve and sweetheart neckline. The illusion mesh on the back gives an open feeling, while staying covered. The lace bodice scallops along the edges and ends with eyelash lace details. The ballgown skirt is made of tulle and is edged with a delicate lace hem. Altogether, this gown has a fairy-tale feeling to it.

Here is how Remington started.

Nicole worked with our seamstress and our in-house alterations to create a beautiful sleeve. Our seamstress extended the illusion tulle out to Nicole’s wrists and then placed matching lace appliqués throughout the sleeve. Next, the appliqués were beaded to match the bodice and finally, the same eyelash detail was added to the end of the sleeve to finish the look. Nicole’s custom lace sleeves added a sense of elegance to this beautiful gown.

Rachel Lindsey Photography did a spectacular job at capturing this beauty and her gown.

Ella Rosa
Ella Rosa
Ella Rosa

Schedule an appointment to see our Ella Rosa collection, or to discuss your custom vision.

-Aubrie