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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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!
I know most of our blog is focused on brides, but we work with a lot of bridesmaids too, and we love to do it! Here’s a look at some of the bridal parties we’ve helped find the perfect look:
Photo Credit: George Street Photo
Photo Credit: Jen Jar Photography
Photo Credit: Cramer Photo
Photo Credit: Amanda C Blake Photo
Photo Credit: Anna Kardos Photography
Photo Credit: Kibler Photography
Photo Credit: Jason Keefer Photography
Photo Credit: Shannon Moffit Photography
Need help finding the perfect dresses for your bridesmaids? Schedule a bridesmaids appointment with us and check out our selection of Bill Levkoff bridesmaid dresses.
Kelley and Colin were married on May 13, 2017, at The Thursday Club in San Diego, California.
Kelley first visited us last fall, not quite sure what style she wanted for her wedding day. We made sure she tried on a little bit of everything, and while we had narrowed down the type of styles she was liking, we hadn’t quite found the “one.” Then her mom pulled something totally different off the rack–Kelley didn’t think it looked that great on the hanger, but was willing to try it.
Turns out, it was everything she didn’t know she was looking for–and the sample fit perfectly! She walked out of store with her dream dress.
We’re so happy that Kelley’s special day has come, and it looks like it was just perfect.
Congratulations again Kelley and Colin!
Dress: Casablanca Bridal
Photographer: Peterson Design and Photography
Venue: The Thursday Club Wedding and Event Venue, San Deigo
We were so pleased when we were approached to participate in this styled shoot at The Lodge at Mount Ida Farm–we knew and had worked with many of these vendors previously, and knew that we could expect this shoot to turn out beautifully. And we weren’t wrong! Look through to check out some of the amazing shots taken during the shoot, and keep an eye out on our social media pages to find out what websites and blogs it gets featured on!
Dress- Lillian West from Sealed With A Kis
Venue- The Lodge at Mount Ida Farm
Coordination- Courtney Hildebrand with Two Byrds Events and Design
Cocktail- The Local Restaurant and Catering
Rentals & Décor- Paisley & Jade and MS Events
Draping & Lighting- Blue Ridge A/V and Lighting
Dessert- SweetHaus Photographer- Audra Wrisley
Photography Florals- Hedge Fine Blooms
Ring- Trumpet & Horn Model- Meg Killroy
Model- Will Diefenderfer
Hair & Makeup- The Spot Beauty Shop
Snow – Atlanta Special FX
Sleigh & Horses- Mount Ida Farm
Summer will be over before you know it–and that means new styles from our designers will begin arriving! Here’s a quick peek at what dresses you can expect to see in store very soon.
This is just a small taste of the new looks you can expect to see in store very soon, and we just can’t wait to start getting brides into them!
If you’re ready to start your search for the perfect gown, request an appointment through our website: http://sealedwithakissbridal.com/appointment. We can’t wait to help you find the perfect gown.
Our Sealed With A Kiss bride Lori and the love of her life Brian tied the knot!
These two love birds wanted to celebrate their new life together in a small, special ceremony surrounded by only their closest family members and friends. It took place at The Inn at Willow Grove, and was captured by Heather Chipps Photography.
Lori and Brian are one of the most deeply in love couples we have ever seen. Each picture captured a smile, and an expression of bliss. They obviously couldn’t wait to start their new lives together.
When Lori first came to us she was concerned about finding the right gown in such a short period of time–it was only a couple of months until her big day. Choosing a dress turned out to be easy–she tried on a light gold a-line style from Lillian West, and we all knew it was the perfect look for her big day. The gown suited her perfectly.
We are so happy that Lori and Brian found each other, and wish them many happy years to come.
Dress: Lillian West
Photographer: Heather Chipps Photography
Venue: The Inn at Willow Grove
We are pleased to share these photos of our Sealed With A Kiss Richmond bride Katherine and her new husband Tyler!
Katherine chose a stunning lace and beaded trumpet style gown from Justin Alexander Signature for her big day. She paired it with a soft cathedral length veil.
We loved working with Katherine, and we’ll miss seeing her around the boutique. We wish the two of them the very best in their new life together!