Meet our real #BitsyBride, Annie! For her wedding, Annie wore a sweetheart neckline wedding gown from our shop, Bitsy Bridal, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her gown is a belted, lace fit and flare, which she chose to pair to with a horsehair trim cathedral veil.
The sweetheart neckline is a very flattering shape on all body types, so it is very popular. When a bride wants to show off her shoulders, stylists often recommend a strapless sweetheart neckline, line Annie’s wedding dress. If a bride wants to show off her figure, as well, then stylists will also recommend a fit and flare silhouette.
In her sweetheart neckline wedding gown, Annie took adorable bridal photos in the snow. These photos showed off her long cathedral veil and her sparkly bridal belt. Belting a wedding dress helps draw attention to the bride’s waist. This is especially important in a fit and flare wedding dress.
If you are looking for your perfect wedding dress, then make an appointment at Bitsy Bridal in Salt Lake City.
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.
This wedding dress features a cap sleeve, an illusion neckline and an illusion back. As a result, this gown offers optimal coverage for a bride who wants to be more covered. Then, the bodice of this perfect wedding dress also features beading, which adds glamour. The full ballgown skirt has lace trim on the hem for an added designer touch. Because of this ballgown skirt, the wedding dress draws attention to the bride’s waist, which is very flattering.
Tasha’s wedding dress offers a level of modesty for brides who want to be more covered up, without sacrificing style. The term “illusion neckline” means that there is a strong, high quality, sheer tulle that covers the neckline or backline. Because of this, there is an illusion of a lower neckline or lower backline, without losing support.
If you are looking for your perfect wedding dress, make an appointment at Bitsy Bridal, and we will help you find the wedding dress of your dreams. We can not wait to meet you! ❤
Meet our real #BitsyBride, Melissa. Melissa found her perfect wedding dress at our shop, Bitsy Bridal, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She wore a lacey beaded wedding dress on her dreamy wedding day. Melissa looked and felt her best on her wedding day because of her beautiful wedding gown.
This lacey beaded wedding dress is from the designer Kelly Faetanini, which is based in New York city. Kelly Faetanini is known for her beautiful, unique designs and sleek silhouettes. As a result, brides often choose her styles to wear on their wedding days.
This wedding gown is a fit and flare cut. As a result, this wedding gown is fitted through the bodice and hips. Then, the gown flares out into a long train. The lace and lining are also stretchy so this is a comfortable wedding gown.
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 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!
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.
This radiant bride wore Amanda by Nouvelle Amsale. This collection stems from the well-known Amsale brand, but sits at a lower and more budget friendly price point. Both Nouvelle Amsale and the Amsale name are well known for their simple wedding gown designs. They do an incredible job at capturing timeless and classic beauty within their gown. Amanda is a beautiful example of this clean and simple look.
Amanda is stunning as a sheath gown that features a deep v-neckline and floral lace sleeves. The crepe fabric elevates the cleanliness and simplicity of this gown. The princess seams sewn into this fabric and the plunging v-neckline allows a bride to show off her best curves. The hand appliquéd floral cap sleeves are a breathtaking addition and add a bit of personality to this gown. The lace clasps together at the base of the neck, and creates a brilliant keyhole back.
Courtney opted to keep this gown nearly to its original form. However, she did work with our in-house alterations team to create her perfect fit. She simply needed a few nips and tucks, as well as a hem. Although Courtney only used our services for simple alterations, we can transform wedding gowns into customized pieces of art. To talk to any of our stylists about our services and alteration options, please contact us.
Courtney decided to pair her gown with a simple one-layer veil to complete this classic style. However, Amanda can be easily glammed up with statement jewelry, or a long veil.
This beautiful bride wore “Pepper” from Blush by Hayley Paige. Blush expresses the same designs that Hayley Paige is known for, but at a more cost effective price point. Pepper fits the mold of being edgy, but with classic bridal vibes.
Pepper features a bodice made from Hayley Paige’s gorgeous Marrakesh beading fabric. The sweetheart neckline and low back have a scalloped detail that gives a feminine look. The straps are a delicate spaghetti strap that run into the low V-shaped back. The ivory Marrakesh beading stops at the natural waist and then is followed by a full tulle skirt. This tulle is cut into cascading layers and edged with horsehair trim.
Maiya decided to keep Pepper in its original form. However, the sample gown she purchased was several sizes too big for her. She worked with our in-house alterations team to resize this gown and have it fit her perfectly. During this process, we needed to take in the bodice by several inches. This task required our seamstress to bring it in and rematch the beading patterns. This gave the gown a finished look, and masked the fact that this gown was once too large. Once the bodice fit her correctly, we were able to focus on hemming the gown to her height. Maiya opted to not add anymore details to her gown.
This beautiful bride wore Calais by Aire Barcelona. Aire Barcelona is a designer who does an excellent job at taking classic details and adding a Spanish flair to it. Calais showcases this attention to detail in a wonderful way. The illusion back on this gown is a show-stopping addition to this dress.
Calais features a large illusion back that is the focal point of this gown. Lace appliqués were placed over the illusion tulle, which gives a tattoo-like effect. This illusion back ends just above the hips and mimics a large open-back feel. The sweetheart neckline sits atop an illusion tulle, therefore, it gives the opportunity for appliqué placement across the chest and up the shoulders. Calais’ lace bodice stops about mid hip, and then trickles into subtle lace placement. The flared skirt of Calais is made out of a tulle material to give movement to Calais. The buttons down the back give a beautiful finishing touch.
Maci opted to keep this stunning gown in its original form. She only needed a few minor touch-ups to make this gown fit her like a glove. However, our in-house alterations team can modify any gown to turn it in to your dream wedding dress. Whether that be a simple nip and tuck or a full modest build up.
Take a look at how amazing Maci looks in her gown during her bridals with the salt flats as background, done by Emli Photography.
Unfortunately, we no longer actively carry Aire Barcelona designs. However, we do have a few remaining samples and similar styles available. If you are looking for a lace fit to flare gown or a gown with a large open back, schedule an appointment to see our full collection and find your dream wedding dress.
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.
This amazing bride wore “Gemma” from Enchanting by Mon Cheri. Enchanting is one of our most budget friendly collections. Their style ranges from clean and classic to edgy and whimsical. Mon Cheri has a variety of options that will fit any style or location. Amy worked with our in-house alterations team to create her unique sleek modest wedding dress.
Gemma began as a sleeveless satin fit to flare gown. The bateau neckline features a small slit in the center. The high back is perfect for modesty and a chic look. The hand-beaded belt sits at the natural waist, which defines the best features of all brides. The chapel train finishes off this beautiful gown. Gemma all around is a very sleek and classic gown that is perfect for the sophisticated bride.
Take a look at how Gemma started.
Amy worked with our in-house alterations seamstress to turn this gown into a sleek modest wedding dress. We began by removing the hand-beaded belt from the waist. However, a thinner belt was added in its place. This belt still defined the waistline, but played more into Amy’s vision of her dream gown. Next, we added 3/4 length sleeves to make this gown temple ready. Our seamstress used the same satin fabric to create a cohesive look. Finally, small pearls and rhinestones were added to the edge of the sleeves. This small detail turned the sleeves into their own accessory and finished off this clean and classic look.
Raegan Christensen Photography did a stunning job at capturing this beautiful bride in her sleek modest wedding dress. Take a look at some of her photos.
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 bishop sleeves to add. The fairy puff 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 bridal gown.
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.
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!