Andrea’s perfect custom wedding dress features a handkerchief hem and a long sleeved lace bodice. The handkerchief hem is part of the original design of the dress, but our talented Bitsy Bridal alterations team created the bodice from scratch. (Click here for a blog post all about alterations!) Creating a custom bodice is a hefty task, but our team of talented seamstresses specialize in pattern-making, which is crucial to getting the perfect fit in your custom wedding gown.
First, in a custom alterations appointment, our talented seamstress will ask you what you want to change. Then, the seamstress will sketch her vision of what you explain to her. After you agree that she has captured your vision perfectly, then she will begin work on your gown. You will have at least three alterations appointments to make sure that your custom lace bodice ballgown, for example, is perfect.
The Dakota gown that Chelsea chose started with a mostly illusion tulle keyhole back. This makes the gown look more backless, and still offers the support of a keyhole back wedding dress. Chelsea opted to have our custom in-house alterations experts fill the illusion tulle. We used the same Hayley Paige beading as the rest of the bodice. This accentuates the keyhole back as a stylistic feature of the wedding gown.
Our seamstresses specialize in making ever alteration flow into the wedding gown’s original design. This keeps the wedding dress from looking patched with alterations. This process is also applied to our LDS modest temple build-ups. We never want anyone to be able to tell that something has been changed on your gown. 😉
This beaded backless wedding dress with a custom keyhole back is a beautiful example of what our alterations team is capable of. For more information on our talented seamstresses, click here! And to have us find you the prefect wedding dress, click here!
Meet our real #BitsyBride, McKenzie! McKenzie got married at the Bright Building in Provo, Utah and wore the Juno wedding gown by designer Wtoo from our shop, Bitsy Bridal in Salt Lake City, Utah. Juno is an A-line wedding dress with a floral lace illusion neckline.
Juno’s floral lace illusion neckline is beautiful on many shapes and sizes. The plunging V-shape flatters a small bust, but because of the illusion tulle, a bride with a larger bust will felt supported and held in. The term “illusion neckline” means there is a strong tulle that covers and supports the shape of the neckline. On this wedding gown, the illusion tulle comes up to about the collar bone, but it is barely noticeable.
The illusion tulle and floral lace continues through the tank-straps and onto the back, giving the appearance of a backless wedding gown. The back also features covered buttons over the zipper closure. Juno comes in Latte, which is a cool toned nude, and Ivory. Latte is the color of our shop sample and the preference of the Bitsy Bridal staff because the contrast between the latte lining and ivory lace causes the lace to stand out more than ivory lace on ivory lining.
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.
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 #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.
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.
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. ❤
Madi Lane is designed in Australia by Liz Young. This line encompasses every bohemian bride’s fantasy. The wedding dresses feature lace, flowing sleeves, long trains, and sometimes even capes. This boho lace wedding dress with sleeves has a cold-shoulder style detail, and a fit and flare silhouette. A fit and flare wedding dress from Madi Lane will hug your curves beautifully but allow you to hike through Moab, just like Beth.
These wedding dress sleeves also easily detach for an easy two-in-one look. Just pop them off, and snap them back on when you want them for pictures! This fit and flare wedding dress looks great on all shapes and sizes. As always, Madi Lane offers each gown in sizes 2-28, so Madi Lane is a great option if you are in need of a plus size wedding dress.
Want to be a #BitsyBride? Make an appointment to try on this fit and flare wedding dress and the rest of our Madi Lane Bridal collection at our shot here in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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:
Meet Skylar, our real #BitsyBride. Skylar chose a lace fitted wedding dress, Rosalind, from our designer Ella Rosa, a favorite here at Bitsy Bridal. Rosalind is a traditional style wedding dress that features corded Alencon- style lace on tulle over a layer of Chantilly lace. This layering of lace creates a multi-dimensional look on Skylar’s perfect wedding gown. Many brides picture themselves on their wedding day in that traditional sparkly, lacy wedding gown and we are so happy that we achieved that vision for Skylar. Click here so we can do the same for you!
About the designer of this lace, fitted wedding dress:
Ella Rosa is the little sister of Kenneth Winston. Kenneth Winston offers their main line, Kenneth Winston Couture, and Ella Rosa. Ella Rosa still features the traditional charm of the KW main line, but with softer features such as less heavy embellishments, and a lower price point. Some brides do not want heavy beading and crystals, and Ella Rosa is the perfect line for them.
Skylar’s pup loves her wedding dress as much as she does! The hem of this wedding gown features Alencon-style lace appliques that take this look to a whole new level! The appliques layered over the middle layer of lace creates a delicate wow factor. Look at that gorgeous hem on the train, and that cute doggy face!
Are you looking for a wedding dress like Skylar’s wedding dress? We can find you the perfect traditional, charming wedding dress at our shop!
Meet our real-life, #BitsyBride, Becca! She wanted a flowy, low back wedding gown, and that’s what we gave her!
Our beautiful bride, Becca, chose Star by Kelly Faetanini as her wedding dress here at Bitsy Bridal in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Click here to make an appointment!) This ivory, low back wedding gown features a beaded bodice, spaghetti straps, a flowy tulle ballgown cut skirt, and a horsehair hem. This gown floats beautifully around our bride because of the many layers of tulle in the ballgown skirt.
Here is a little bit about Kelly Faetanini gowns:
Kelly has a dress for every bride! She has a flowy, low back wedding dress Star. (Star is also available as a blush wedding gown or a blue wedding gown). However she also has a sleek and sexy low back wedding gown like Tamora (another favorite here at Bitsy Bridal). And she has every dress in-between! We love Kelly Faetanini because brides love her!
Here are the alternate colors of the Star gown:
As you can see, Star is beautiful in any of these colors. The beaded, embroidered bodice really compliments the low back and flowy skirt on this gown. Star in Ivory is more traditional and classic. Star in Blush is sweet and romantic, and Star in Blue is moody and modern. Oh and did I mention? IT HAS POCKETS! Make an appointment at Bitsy Bridal and fall in love with the Kelly Faetanini gown of your dreams. ❤