Real Sealed With A Kiss Wedding: Brandi & Chris

 

Brandi and Chris were married at the beautiful Diamond V Farm surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains on November 4th, 2018.  Brandi was visiting Charlottesville with her friends when they stumbled upon our boutique on the Downtown Mall.  They popped in to have a look around, but little did she know she would be finding her dream dress that day.  As soon as she put it on she was all smiles.  She later brought back her mother to verify it was the one, and fell in love all over again.

Fast forward to just shy of a year later and she’s married to the love of her life.  When I saw the photos I was amazed by what photographer, Amber Chesnut Photography, captured.  I could see the pure love these two have for each other.  And the way they look at each other will have you grinning from ear to ear.  They have the kind of love that lasts a lifetime!

Congratulations Brandi & Chris!

 

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McKenzie & Javier are married!

Congratulations to McKenzie and Javier who were married this October at Rustic Pearl Barn in Stilwell, OK.  The wedding donned all of our Fall favorites – plaid, pumpkins, rich hues, you name it!  McKenzie looked stunning in her Justin Alexander gown and incredible flower crown.  Wishing them both a lifetime of love and happiness!

Photography: : Abbey Leigh Photography
Dress:  Sealed With A Kiss Charlottesville
Bridesmaid Dresses:  Show Me Your Mumu
Makeup: Kyle Jillian Decker
Hair: Lana Jo Ketcher-Williams
Cake: Rick’s Bakery
Venue: Rustic Pearl
Florals: ZuZu’s Petals and Gifts
Decorations: Rustic Pearl
Dj: Mike Privett
Stationary: Kristin Buck Hinson kbuckstudios.com

Real Sealed With A Kiss Bride: Taylor and Aaron

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Taylor and Aaron were married on May 13th at The Barn at Turkey Ridge.

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When Taylor came in for her appointment, she said she wanted a romantic, light weight gown with lace. She tried on a few dresses that didn’t quite hit the mark, but the moment she slipped into this Modern Trousseau gown she knew it was the “one.”

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We are so glad that her wedding day has come, and that she and Aaron can begin their lives together. We know the future holds great things for these two!

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Congratulations Taylor and Aaron!

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Vendors

Dress: Modern Trousseau

Veil: Sorbello Couture

Photography: Michelle Renee Photography

Venue: The Barn at Turkey Ridge

Invitations: A Paper Wedding

Floral Arrangements: Foxtail Cottage Floral

Rentals: MS Events

Cake: Sweethaus

Caterer: The Local

Wedding Gown Style: Sabrina Necklines

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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

Styled Shoot at Mount Ida Farm

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!

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Vendors:

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

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

Bridal Market April 2017–Our NYC Adventures!

It’s been a couple weeks since our trip to New York City for bridal market, and now that we’ve finally caught our breath and recovered from walking all over the city we can finally sit down and tell you about our adventures!

Here we are first thing in the morning, about to hit the road for the long drive to the big city.

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It was a long ride, but we made it! Once we checked in at the hotel we were itching to get into the city, so we hopped onto a train and headed straight the The Knot Show, where we checked out the designs by Justin Alexander and Lillian West.

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We were so impressed by the new collections– they had great clean lines, new fabrics and gorgeous bead work. It was hard to choose which gowns we wanted most, but after some deliberation we selected a group of gowns we think our brides will love. After that we headed back to the hotel, but not before making a quick stop outside the one and only Kleinfeld Bridal.

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The next day we were up bright and early, and well before our first appointment, so we decided to check out the new collection from Randy Fenoli. We knew his dresses would be beautiful, but we were still blown away by his designs.

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We even had the chance to chat with Randy himself, and he indulged our request for a selfie!

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Our next stop was across town, to the garment district to check out the new collections from Paula Varsalona and Antonio Gual for Tulle New York.

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                The quality of Paula’s work was, as usual, excellent! We loved seeing the silhouettes and fabrics she’s using (especially the floral prints!) and we’re really excited about the designs we’ve ordered for our brides.

Out final stop of the day was to Antonio Gual. It was the first time we’d visited him in New York, and we were so excited to be there for the launch of his Sarah Black Collection.

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Antonio’s was the last stop of the day, so after a late dinner we made our way back to the hotel to get some rest and prepare for the journey home. Overall, it was a great weekend, and we feel we selected a really amazing set of gowns from the new collections to have in our stores. You’ll just have to stay tuned to find out when they’ll arrive!

Real Sealed With A Kiss Bride: Meghan and Matt

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Our Sealed With A Kiss bride Meghan was certainly one lovely bride! We’re pleased to share some photos from her special day, courtesy of Melissa Durham Photography.

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Vendors:

Venue: UVA Colonnade Club

Photography: Melissa Durham Photography

Photography/Second Shooter: Heather Chipps Photography

Dress and Veil: Lillian West Design from Sealed With A Kiss

Florist: The Faded Poppy

Videographer: Rachael Curry Wedding Films

Caterer: Kitchen Catering and Events

Cake: Maliha Creations

Menswear: The Marine Shop and Men’s Wearhouse

Jeweler: Fink’s Jewelers

Trunk Show Alert: The dresses are here!

The Justin Alexander dresses for this weekend’s trunk show have just arrived, and we thought we’d give you a quick peek at just a few of the designs you’ll see in store!

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Like what you see? Then be sure to give us a call at 434-9795683 to schedule your trunk show appointment before it’s too late!