Real Sealed With A Kiss Bride: Lisa and Aaron

Congratulations to Sealed With A Kiss bride Lisa and her new husband Aaron! These two tied the knot at Trump Winery on June 10, 2017.

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This wedding was particularly special to us because both the bride and groom are friends and fellow Charlottesville wedding vendors. We were so happy that Lisa came to us for help finding her dream dress.

Lisa chose a light gold ballgown with ivory lace from Lillian West for her big day. She looked gorgeous in it.

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We know the future holds a lot of love and wonderful adventures for the Lisa and Aaron. We’re wishing them the very best!

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All Photos Courtesy of Jen Fariello Photography

Congratulations to All Our June Brides!

We had quite a few brides tie the knot last month, and we’re so excited to share some pictures from their weddings!

Lindsay and Alec

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Dress: Casablanca Bridal

Photography: Massei Photography

 

Katie and Seth

Dress: Augusta Jones Bridal

Venue: On Sunny Slope Farm

Photographer: Nicki Metcalf Photography

 

Mary and KV

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Dress: Sincerity Bridal

Venue: Stonewall Jackson Hotel

 

Lisa and Aaron

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Dress: Lillian West

Venue: Trump Winery

Photography: Jen Fariello

 

Carolyn and Benny

Dress: Justin Alexander Bridal

Photographer: Patrick Perkins Photography

 

Deidre and Kevin

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Dress: Augusta Jones Bridal

Photographer: Sparklelight Studios

Ashley and Chris

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Dress: Lillian West

Photographer: Robinson Imagery

Venue: King Family Vineyards

Real Sealed With A Kiss Bride: Sheena and Patrick

Congratulations to our Sealed With A Kiss bride Sheena and her new husband Patrick! These two lovebirds tied the knot in down in Florida about a month ago.

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Photo Credit: Jonathan Hare Photography

Sheena chose a gorgeous design from Augusta Jones Bridal for her wedding day. It was not a design we usually have in store–she happened to schedule her appointment during a trunk show weekend, and she just fell in love with the dress the moment she put it on.

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Congratulations again Sheena and Patrick!

We’re wishing you both many happy years together.

 

All photos courtesy of Jonathan Hare Photography
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Wedding Gown Style: Sheer Details

One detail on wedding gowns we’re getting asked for more and more is sheer details! Whether it’s a sheer illusion back or sheer sleeves, brides are really loving the look. Scroll through to check out some of our favorite sheer designs from designers we carry!

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    This gown from Lillian West has sheer details in all the right places! The sheer sides give the illusion of a tiny waist, and the sheer back with lace detail will have your guests ooing and ahhing as you stand at the altar.

  2. Alberta-mtmuseThe sheer back on this gown is certainly going to make gowns drop! It exudes effortless elegance, and hugs the figure in the most flattering way.
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    This statement ball gown has a sheer plunging neckline and a beautifully beaded waistband. The open back and clean lines make for a very glamorous look.

  4.  lw6494This gown is definitely a boho bride’s dream! Soft, sheer netting flows from the fitted bodice to create a light and dreamy look.
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    This gown has plenty of sheer details throughout the design–it has a sheer illusion neckline and back, plus a sheer corseted bodice. Brides truly feel like a queen in this dress!

  6.  ja8870collageThis wedding gown is all about the sheer sleeves! They’re adorned with beaded lace appliques. The sheer deep sweetheart is the perfect touch to this glamorous look.

Rewind: Winter Styled Shoot

It’s been a couple years now since this shoot, but it’s one of our favorites so we just had to re-post! The dress was a two piece design from Willowby by Watters, and it worked perfectly in this outdoor bridal shoot.

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Vendors:

Photographer: Lindsey Zovko Photography

Venue: Private Residence

Make Up: Elizabeth Wilson

Floral Designer: Phlour Designs

Hair Stylist: Top Knot Studio

Why Materials Matter

When the day comes when the man who you love above all else gets down on one knee and asks you to marry him, so many things will start going through your mind. The excitement, the promise of a new and exciting future, a family, the wedding, the wedding budget, and… the dress. The dress that every girl dreams about, the one that will make you feel like a princess on your big day.

Chances are, though, that when you were dreaming of your dress, you didn’t ask yourself, “what will my dress be made of?” Yes, we conceptualize the fabric—flowy or stiff, shiny or lace– but we rarely think about the actual material. Today we will.

Fabrics and materials make an extraordinary difference when it comes to bringing the conceptualization of a dream dress to life. As a bridal stylist as Sealed With A Kiss, I have had the pleasure and honor of watching our owner and designer, Susan Sorbello do just that. She shows up with her collection of materials. Lace, beads, silk…. true treasure chests of the finest riches for a dream being turned into reality.

Listening to Susan describe the materials–the Sophie Hallette lace, the silk, satin, Swarovski crystals—is one of my favorite parts of the process. Each component signifies a wish here, and a hope there, and as they blend together they become a perfect embodiment of the love, marriage, and future that sparked the dream that brought the dress to life. It is a bride’s way of translating all of her hopes and dreams into something visible and tangible that will represent her in front of her friends and family.

Once I started learning, watching, listening, and studying I started understanding why Susan only works with the best of fabrics and materials, and why she uses certain materials for certain design elements. The use of natural fibers is specifically for fine garment making, and because of this they behave very differently than a synthetic fiber, though some synthetic fibers can be more appropriate in certain situations and uses.

Not only is this knowledge used for creating custom works, it is used in hand picking each dress and designer that we carry. Materials matter. They are the building blocks to dress and dreams. Contact us to discuss your dream dress and let us help you develop your vision, or click here to request an appointment. 

Written by Bridal Stylist, Nancy

New in June: More Bridesmaid Styles from Bill Levkoff

Are you still searching for the perfect bridesmaid dresses? Then search no more! Bill Levkoff has dozens of flattering styles that your bridesmaids are sure to love. Here’s a quick look at some of our new arrivals!

 

Interested in scheduling a time to try one of these styles on?

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http://sealedwithakissbridal.com/appointment