Our bride, Deidre.

Our bride, Deidre, in her horsehair hem champagne wedding dress, with her new husband.
Our real bride, Deidre, and her new husband in her perfect dress. Photography by White Haute Photography.

Meet our real #BitsyBride, Deidre! On her dreamy wedding day at the Tracy Aviary, Deidre wore a horsehair hem champagne wedding dress from our shop, Bitsy Bridal, in Salt Lake City, Utah. This gown is by the renowned designer, Lazaro, and is a ballgown silhouette.

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Our real bride, Deidre, and her new husband in her perfect dress. Photography by White Haute Photography.

This gown also has a fully beaded bodice and a sexy low back with crisscross details. Lazaro is famous for the wow factor he adds to his gowns. In this gown, the crystal-beaded bodice is fitted tightly to the waist, and the full ballgown skirt contrasts with the tight bodice to draw attention to the smallest part of the bride’s waist. A ballgown wedding dress is flattering on many body-types for this reason.

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Our #BitsyBride’s skirt takes center stage. Photography by White Haute Photography.

The champagne color of this wedding dress is also a universally flattering color. This horsehair hem champagne wedding dress has a deep golden undertone to the lining that ensures the color of the gown and the bride’s skin tone will not be washed out in pictures.

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Our #BitsyBride’s gorgeous horsehair hem, handkerchief skirt is playful during her first dance. Photography by White Haute Photography.

The horsehair hem on the skirt is the approximately three inch long trim at the bottom of each layer of the skirt. This trim is a piece of stiff material that helps the skirt hold its shape. This is especially important on a wedding gown that features a handkerchief hem like this Lazaro wedding dress..

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Our bride, McKenzie.

McKenzie in her perfect wedding dress, with her new husband. The happy couple is holding hands and is followed by their wedding party and guests.
McKenzie in her perfect wedding dress, with her new husband. Photography by Bagshaw Photo and Video.

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.

McKenzie, our real #BitsyBride is holding hands with her new husband and is turned towards him, looking over her shoulder. McKenzie paired and English net veil with her perfect wedding dress from Bitsy Bridal.
McKenzie paired and English net veil with her perfect wedding dress. Photography by Bagshaw Photo and Video.

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.

Our real #BitsyBride, McKenzie, and her new husband and looking at each other, lovingly, with their foreheads touching. McKenzie is holding her bouquet of flowers at her side.
McKenzie and her new husband, wearing her perfect wedding dress. Photography by Bagshaw Photo and Video.

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.

McKenzie’s perfect dress, from Bitsy Bridal. Photography by Bagshaw Photo and Video.

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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!)

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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.

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Holiday Weekend Weddings. Good Idea or Bad?

If you’re from Utah then you are well aware that we’re famous for a high number of brides with short engagement times. Three to four months is a very normal engagement around here which means brides are starting to think about their Holiday Season weddings.

With the holidays come long weekends and semester breaks. For students getting married it means a convenient time to tie the knot without taking time off from school. for large families it means hitting two birds with one stone: family holiday and family wedding.

But, its a double edged sword.

Pros:
  • Yes, all of your family is already there and you don’t have to ask people to make a second trip.
  • You probably will get more attendees since its become a double-affair (maybe this is a con – you tell me, I don’t know your family)
  • Reception venues are generally cheaper since the holiday season is the wedding off-season.
  • Decorations are on sale,

 

Cons:
  • You’re wedding is in fact piggy-backed on the holiday and is no longer the main attraction. Which also affects your anniversary.
  • You won’t get to enjoy the holidays with your family because you will a) be prepping for your wedding or b) be on your honeymoon.
  • If you have piggy-backed on a major holiday such as Christmas then you only compound the stress and  financial strain. Not only are you hosting a wedding but you have to buy presents and hostess gifts for holiday parties.

Making the decision really depends on what is the most important to you. But, my two cents?

Big wedding? Don’t do it!

Intimate wedding? Go for it!

If the event itself is very important to you and you want to spend time with your family doing wedding-related things, then I suggest having it at a dedicated time when it won’t be overshadowed by a holiday. Give your family plenty of notice. If the have to fly in then set the date a reasonable amount of time after the last date they are expected to be in town.

But, if you’re having a smaller wedding and don’t care as much about the dedicated weekend,  a holiday wedding could be a great option. That way you’ll only have people there for the actual “I Do’s” but  won’t have to do more elaborate wedding weekend.

Speaking of holiday season weddings… how awesome is this snow bunny shoot? See it on Wedding Chicks.

 

Photographers: KC Photography Utah, Stephanie Lorraine
Models: Michael Barton, Heather Paxman
Dresses: Idella and Blanche from Kelly by Kelly Faetanini
HMUA: Red Scarlett Makeup, Heather Shelton MUA
Florist: Peaches and Peonies - now Intertwined Floral