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 Bayley

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Bayley.

This amazing bride wore “Mikey” by Mikaella. This Canada-based designer does a spectacular job at creating looks that radiate timeless and elegant. This modest bride wanted to step up the elegance and worked with our alterations team to customize this gown and create long lace sleeves and a modest bodice.

Mikey originally starts as a V-neck bodice with gathered mesh tulle around the bust and a sheer Guipure Lace midriff. Spaghetti straps support this gown, and meet in a near V-shape down the open back. The gathered multi-tear skirt is made up of English netting and edged with a two-inch horsehair trim. A small fabric belt is cinched around the waist to give a sense of transition between the bodice and the skirt.

Here is how Mikey began.

Bayley worked with our seamstress during alterations to create her customized modest look. She kept the look of the gathered mesh, but built it up into a temple-ready neckline, that mimics the original neckline. Then, our seamstress created long lace sleeves using the same Guipure Lace as the bodice. We also took this lace and filled in the back. Finally, the bodice was lined with an ivory lining to cover up any of the sheer aspects, but the sleeves were kept exposed to give more dimension to the gown. Bayley removed the fabric belt and replaced it with a small sparkle belt. This belt adds a little bit of flair to this look.

While the photographer is unknown, they did a fantastic job at capturing Bayley in her stunning one-of-a-kind wedding gown. Take a look at her photos to see the amazing work and her jaw-dropping backdrop.

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long lace sleeves
long lace sleeves

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

-Aubrie

Our Bride Cleo

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Cleo.

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.

Take a look at how stunning Cleo looks in her gown in her photos by Christie Q Photography, done at the Natural History Museum of Utah.

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Mikaella
Mikaella
Mikaella

Schedule an appointment to see our Mikaella collection.

-Aubrie

Our Bride Brooke

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Brooke.

This lovely bride opted for a trendy look in “Morgan“, a three-piece gown by Mikaella. Mikaella does an amazing job at merging the classic look with the latest bridal trends. Morgan is the perfect example of this!

This three-piece features a crepe crop top with a sweetheart neckline and matching high-waisted fit to flare skirt. The lace overlay top brings a delicate feeling to this party gown. The bateau neckline and cap sleeves are perfect for the ceremony, but can be easily taken off for the reception at Tag Ranch. This top originally features Swarovski crystal buttons, but Brooke swapped these out for a crepe-button option. Both of these options will look radiant in any setting!

Take a look at how versatile this gown can be in Brooke’s wedding photos, taken by Jadie Jo Photography.-

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Schedule an appointment to see this gown in person, or any of our other Mikaella collection.

-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 Jacey

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Jacey.

This beautiful bride wore a gown by Mikaella that blends classic and edgy. This ballgown skirt is made with an English netting, a softer material than tulle, and a two inch horsehair trim. The handkerchief style gives this gown a lot of movement and enhances the edgy vibes. The bodice is made with Guipure lace, which gives this daring look a romantic feel. The ruched bodice is made from the same skirt material and ties the look together.

When we think of Mikaella, clean and classic tends to come to mind. However, this gown shows how versatile of a collection this designer has.

Take a look at how stunning Jacey looks at her La Caille wedding, captured by Beyond the Dark Room Photography.

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Schedule an appointment to see this gown and the rest of the Mikaella collection in person!

-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

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