Dear Pat: I did all my research and started dress shopping a year and half before my wedding date, to be sure I give myself plenty of time to look, and luckily I think I’ve found the perfect dress! It’s still more than a year until my wedding though, so it seemed a little too early to actually buy it–but my consultant said I really shouldn’t wait! What do you advise? Even though I’m sure that this dress is the “one,” I feel like I should wait a few months until I purchase it.
As stylists, we here at Sealed With A Kiss can understand that it’s difficult to say yes to a dress so long before the actual wedding day, but in most cases the earlier you buy the better! Depending on the designer, dresses really do take anywhere from nine to six months to come in, but anything can happen–shipments get delayed, or it could arrive in the wrong size or color, and you’ll feel a lot better knowing that you have plenty of time before the wedding to deal with any issues that might come up. Designers also discontinue making designs quite frequently, and often without much notice–so it could be that the dress you’re in love with now will no longer be available to order if you wait a couple months. If you’re sure you love the dress, it’s best to get it as soon as you can!
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We’re pleased to share these photos from our Sealed With A Kiss bride Ashley’s wedding! She tied the knot at King Family Vineyard on May 6, 2017. Doesn’t she look gorgeous in her Justin Alexander gown?
Venue: King Family Vineyard
Photography: Jillian Michael Photography, Mary Stafford Photography
Catering: BBQ Exhange, The Local Restaurant and Catering
Dress: Justin Alexander from Sealed With A Kiss
Veil: Laura Jayne Bridal from Sealed With A Kiss
Planner: It’s Your Day Weddings & Events
Floral Design: Over the Top Flower Shop
Calligraphy: Yellow Door Calligraphy
Cake: Buttercream Dreams, LLC
Rentals: MS Events
Band/Music: The Blue Tips, Sam Hill Entertainment
Hair and Makeup: The Spot Beauty Shop
Lindsey and Travis were married on May 7, 2017 at Cape Charles.
Lindsey happened to come in for her appointment with us during our Paula Varsalona Bridal Trunk Show, and it was then that she fell in love with their sparkly soutache ball gown. The sample she tried had a deep v-neck, but she preferred the look of a strapless sweetheart neckline–we requested the change, and her gown was perfect!
We loved working with Lindsey, and are so glad we had the opportunity to help her find her dream dress.
Congratulations Lindsey and Travis!
Some time ago local photographer Terri Isenhour approached us about participating in a styled shoot at Green Spring Plantation, and of course we jumped at the chance! Of course every vendor brought their a-game, and it was perfect. The shoot was even featured in Chic Vintage Brides!
Photographer: Terri Isenhour Photography
Venue: Green Spring Plantation
Planner: Real Southern Accents
Linen: Festive Fare- Classic Party Rentals
Floral Design: Whimsical Floral
Hair and Makeup: The Spot Beauty Shop
Cake: Cakes by Rachel
Desserts: Paradox Pastry
A Sabrina neckline–also known as bateau or boat neck–is a cut that runs across the collarbone. This style looks elegant, and can provide the perfect amount of coverage for a bride who prefers a higher neckline to the deep-v or sweetheart styles usually found on wedding gowns. Read on to check out some of our favorite styles with Sabrina necklines!
This luxe gown from Randy Fenoli Bridal features a demure modified Sabrina neckline. The beaded floral appliques perfectly accent the pleated skirt, and we just love that this gown has pockets!
The sheer Sabrina neckline on this gown from Justin Alexander is ideal for the bride who wants a little more coverage without looking too conservative. The low v-back is the perfect touch to this look.
This elegant look from Augusta Jones Bridal features a scalloped lace edge Sabrina neckline and a stunning tattoo lace back. We love that the long sleeves feature touches of lace as well!
This gown from Modern Trousseau has a Sabrina neckline trimmed in delicate French lace. We love the relaxed fit and the dramatic Alencon lace train. It also has a lovely lace v-back.
This gown features a heavily beaded Sabrina neckline and a beaded illusion back. This gown has buttons that start at the top of the back line and go all the way down to the end of the chapel length train. A perfect look for the bride who loves to be glamorous!
This gown with a Sabrina neckline is a boho bride’s dream! The skirt is a light, flowy chiffon with beautiful movement, and when you turn the keyhole back is sure to take everyone’s breath away.
Lindsey and Josh tied the knot on May 27, 2017 at Morais Vineyards.
Lindsey came to us over a year ago, wanting to give herself plenty of time to find the perfect wedding gown. She didn’t know she’s fall in love with the perfect gown so soon after arriving to our boutique–it was practically love at first sight!
Her Augusta Jones Bridal ballgown was perfect. Doesn’t she look stunning?
Having started the wedding planning so early, she and Josh really could not wait for their big day to finally arrive–you just can’t miss the sheer joy on their faces that day.
We are so pleased to be able to call Lindsey a Sealed With A Kiss bride–she was just the sweetest to work with, and as beautiful inside as she is on the outside.
Congratulations Josh and Lindsey!
Gown: Augusta Jones Bridal
Photography: Stepahnie Messick Photo
Venue: Morais Vineyards
Have you ever seen Say Yes to the Dress? Then you know who this guy who took a selfie with us at bridal market is.
It was such a pleasure meeting Randy, and we were so excited to check out his new collection–Randy Fenoli Bridal.
And now we’re excited to announce some big news– we’ll be carrying his new collection beginning this fall!
His collection features lots of soft fabrics, layers and gorgeous embellishment. Each was designed carefully to beautifully showcase a bride’s body.
We’ve chosen a great selection of the gowns to carry in store, but we will have his whole collection in store for brides to try on, during our Randy Fenoli Trunk Show! The trunk show starts on Thursday, October 12th and goes until Saturday, October 14th.
Don’t wait! Visit http://sealedwithakissbridal.com/appointment to request an appointment during the trunk show. You’re sure to fall in love with one of his designs!