Our Bride Olivia

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Olivia.

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 beauty had the opportunity to take her bridals in Scotland by the amazing Rafel Borek Photography, while her wedding day was captured by Quincy Lee Photography. Take a look at both of these amazing photographer’s work.

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Quincy Lee Photography
Christos
Quincy Lee Photography
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Rafel Borek Photography
Christos
Rafel Borek Photography

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

-Aubrie

Our Bride Madi

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Madi.

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.

Corbin Ballard Photography did a breathtaking job at capturing this beauty and her gown.

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modest build up
modest build up

Schedule an appointment to see our Blush by Hayley Paige collection, or to discuss your build up needs.

-Aubrie

Our Bride Morgan

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Morgan.

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.

Photo by JLM Couture

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.

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modest flutter sleeve
modest flutter sleeve

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.

-Aubrie

Our Bride Shanelle

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Shanelle.

This stunning bride wore Dakota from Hayley Paige’s Blush line. Hayley Paige is known for her creative and out-of-the-box bridal designs and Dakota is no exception. This gown features her jaw-dropping Marrakesh beading on the bodice and a tulle, a-line skirt. Originally this gown is designed with cap sleeves and a keyhole back. However, Shanelle worked with our in-house alterations team to build this top up into a fantastic modest wedding dress. Below are pictures of how this gown started.

Shanelle decided to keep the v-neckline, but raised it to a modest level. She then extended the cap sleeve into a full-length sleeve. This full Marrakesh beaded sleeve is perfect for any season, and amplified the beauty of this gown. Shanelle finished off her modest alterations with filling in the majority of the keyhole back. She opted to leave a small opening, just between the shoulders. Our seamstress added a beautiful touch to this opening by following the look of the neckline and detailing the edges. Shanelle topped off her look by pairing her gown with Hayley Paige’s matching veil.

Take a look at Shanelle’s gorgeous pictures, done by Calli Richards Photography.

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Modest Wedding Dress
modest wedding dress

Schedule an appointment to see the rest of our Blush collection, or to talk about your modest vision.

-Aubrie

Our Bride Tatum

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Tatum.

This wonderful bride wore Beaumont by Wtoo. Wtoo has the same design integrity of Watters, but at a price your budget will thank you for. Tatum took this gown and had it customized to make it modest with our in-house alterations team. This gown began has a strapless beaded beauty, but with the hard work of our seamstress we were able to make Tatum’s vision of long sleeves come to life.

Our seamstress created a custom neckline and sleeves for Tatum to build upon the strapless look. She then filled in the top with lining and appliqués to create a continuous look. She finished by hand beading all of the new work to create a one of a kind modest dress.

Take a look at how gorgeous Tatum looks in this gown in her photos by Summer Taylor Photography.

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long sleeves
long sleeves

Schedule an appointment to see the original gown, or to discuss how to make your modest vision come to life.

-Aubrie

Our Bride Emily

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Emily.

Our gorgeous bride Emily wore Emerald by Saphia Blue. Saphia Blue is a part of Elizabeth Cooper’s collection. Elizabeth Cooper is known within Utah for designing pre-made modest wedding dresses.

Emily worked with our in-house alterations team to create a customized sleeve that fit her personality and style of her wedding. She opted to leave her new sleeves unlined, which gives some dimension to the look. This gown also features a v-neckline and a lace up back on top of an English Net skirt with dotted details.

First, here are photos of how the gown originally started.

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Photo by ECD
Modest Wedding Dress
Photo by ECD

Now, take a look at Emily and her customized look. All of her stunning photos are by Olivia Markle Photography.

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Modest Wedding Dress
Modest Wedding Dress

To see this gown, or discuss other modest wedding dress options, schedule an appointment!

-Aubrie

Our Bride Carly

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Carly.

This stunning bride looked amazing in her modest Pippa gown. Pippa is part of the Blush by Hayley Paige collection. Hayley Paige is known for her quirky takes on romantic classics, and the Blush line is no different. Pippa originally features a low back with criss-cross details. However, Carly worked with our alterations team to fill in the back to be modest and temple-ready.

She built up the neckline and added a few more appliqués on the sleeves to round out this look. The horsehair trim on the tulle ballgown gives a full and lively look, that paired perfectly for Carly’s bridals.

Here is how this beautiful gown originally begins.

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Photo by JLM Couture

Now, take a look at how Carly glows in her Southern Utah bridals, taken by SugarRush Photography.

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Come see this gown, or any the rest of our Blush collection in person by scheduling an appointment.

-Aubrie

Our Bride Maddi

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Maddi.

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!

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Kassidy
Photographer Unknown.

Schedule an appointment to see this gown, or the rest of our Tara Keely collection in person.

-Aubrie

Our Bride Kaestle

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Kaestle.

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.

Take a look at the breath-taking detail captured by Duke Moose Photography during her bridals.

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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.

 

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Schedule an appointment to try this gown on, or see any of our other Mikaella collection. Check out our Pinterest for more bridal inspiration.

-Aubrie

Our Bride Stephanie

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Stephanie.

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. 

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Photo by Mikaella Bridal.

 

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.

The talented Eden Strader captured this couple at the Utah State Capitol.

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modest wedding dress

modest wedding dress

modest wedding dress

To see this gown in person, schedule an appointment to come on in. Check out more Mikaella designs on our Pinterest!

-Aubrie

Our Bride Katya

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Katya.

This stunning bride from BYUI wore Idella by Kelly Faetanini. Her gown is one modest masterpiece. The delicate lace skirt was left untouched, but the top is a customized work of art.

This gown began as sleeveless with a v-neckline and matching back. The mesh back of the gown is left unlined to give a natural skin look and the intricate beading tapers off just before the straps begin.

Take a look at how this gown started.

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Photos by Kelly Faetanini

Katya lined the entire bodice with matching ivory satin and created a small cap sleeve to create a temple-ready look. She raised the v-neckline and matched the back, but kept the integrity of the original wedding dress design. We added more lace buttons on the back to follow along the raised bodice. We hand-beaded the new additions to the bodice to finish the look.

Alisha Hammond did an amazing job at capturing all of the beautiful and seamless detailing we used in her photography!

Schedule an appointment to see this gown, or discuss what we can do to make your modest dream come true.

-Aubrie

Industrial Elegance

Hello Lovelies!

Time for another styled shoot! This particular shoot was for Utah Bride Blog and featured this lovely gown from Mikaella Bridal.   The addition of a mid-century lounge space, metal accents, and a bright backdrop made the perfect combination for this industrial wedding.

We love Mikaella gowns, and they fit so well for an industrial style wedding! This lovely gem, named Margo, is a crepe dress with an  a-line fit and amazing train. It’s simple elegance really makes this bride shine. Check out some more of our Mikaella gowns if you are drawn to the chic simplicity of this beautiful piece.

We love the simple geometric style this couple used in their wedding! The shapes really bring a modern glam and industrial feel that compliment the gown so beautifully.

Even their cake looks like it is cut from a beautiful slab of marble!  From the lighting to the decor and, more importantly, to the dress, this couple knocked it out of the park as far as the industrial style is concerned!

If you’re loving this look and want to find a gown of your own to compliment this elegant style give us a call or schedule an appointment here and we can discover the gown to elevate your industrial wedding! Special thanks to Jalene Taylor for the amazing photography!

Hope to see you soon darlings!

-Becca & Stacie

Stylist Picks: Temple Wedding 

Hello Gorgeous!

It’s hard to pick a favorite gown when you’re in this line of work. You love so many for different reasons, so the girls at Bitsy have decided to do a series showing you all our favorite gowns for different types of weddings. Today, Morgan and I wanted to start with our favorite picks for a temple wedding.

Ballgown/A-line

Emerald from Saphia Blue by ECD

  • Cap sleeve
  • Pointed tulle skirt
  • Lace bodice over gray or ivory satin lining

Why we love her: 

Becca: “I adore Emerald because she comes in a soft gray color (as well as Ivory) which is so chic and on trend. It makes the lace on the bodice pop and can really show off a bride’s skin tone.”

Morgan: “Emerald makes my heart sing! Emerald’s skirt is as soft as a cloud, and I always find an excuse to touch it. There is nothing better than a gorgeous dress that is also soft and comfortable!”

A-line/Fit & Flare

Brook by Elizabeth Cooper Designs (coming soon)

  • All-over lace
  • Long sleeve and scoop neck
  • Rose or Light Ivory

Why we love her:

Morgan: “Brook has a simple elegance that is so effortless. This gown is so sleek, without being boring. The continuous waistline is fantastic at showing off your natural beauty, without going over the top!”

Becca: “My favorite thing about Brook is the fit. The way she softly flows through the waist and barely hugs the hips is just perfect. And the sleeves! I can’t forget those sleeves, they are so simple and yet absolutely stunning.”

Fitted:

Pearl from Saphia Blue by ECD

  • V Neck
  • All over beaded lace
  • Rose or Ivory

Why we love her:

Becca: “Everything about Pearl is to. die. for. I love the lace, the solid sleeves, the train detailing. She has so many great elements.”

Morgan: “I’m a sucker for a blush dress, and Pearl does blush beautifully! The lace has that roaring 20’s/old Hollywood glam vibe that is so unique! I adore it!”

 

There are so many amazing modest dresses to choose from (plus you can always customize a dress to meet your modesty needs) and these are just a few of them. Do you love one of these gowns as much as we do? Let us know!