Real Sealed With A Kiss Bride: Lindsey and Travis

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Lindsey and Travis were married on May 7, 2017 at Cape Charles.

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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!

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We loved working with Lindsey, and are so glad we had the opportunity to help her find her dream dress.

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Congratulations Lindsey and Travis!

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Real Sealed With A Kiss Bridesmaids!

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:

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Photo Credit: Amanda C Blake Photo

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Photo Credit: Jason Keefer Photography

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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.

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Real Sealed With A Kiss Bride: Kelley and Colin

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Kelley and Colin were married on May 13, 2017, at The Thursday Club in San Diego, California.

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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.

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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.

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We’re so happy that Kelley’s special day has come, and it looks like it was just perfect.

Congratulations again Kelley and Colin!

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Dress: Casablanca Bridal

Photographer: Peterson Design and Photography

Venue: The Thursday Club Wedding and Event Venue, San Deigo

Real Sealed With A Kiss Bride: Lori and Brian

Our Sealed With A Kiss bride Lori and the love of her life Brian tied the knot!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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We are so happy that Lori and Brian found each other, and wish them many happy years to come.

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Dress: Lillian West

Photographer: Heather Chipps Photography

Venue: The Inn at Willow Grove

Real Sealed With A Kiss Bride: Katherine and Tyler

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.

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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!

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Ask Pat: When should I order my veil and accessories?

Dear Pat: I have chosen my wedding gown and have made an appointment this weekend to return to the boutique to purchase it, but was wondering if I needed to also purchase my veil and accessories then? I’m not sure how long accessories take to come in. Any info you could provide would be helpful!

Great question! Most accessories take at least 4 months after being ordered to arrive, so you do not necessarily need order them at the same time as the dress (most brides typically order the dress nine months before the wedding). Just keep in mind that choosing the perfect veil and jewelry without having the dress on to see how it all looks together can be difficult, especially if you want to be sure the color of the veil matches the shade of white or ivory you ordered your dress in. After you purchase the dress the next time you’ll have the chance to put it on again is likely during your first alterations appointment a few weeks before your wedding–by that time it might be too late to order anything without paying extra to “rush” the order.

Have a question you’re dying to ask a bridal stylist? Just email pat@sealedwithakissbridal.com, and one our stylists will be happy to help. Your question might even make it to the blog!

Ask Pat: I saw a dress online that I love, how can I track it down?

Dear Pat: I’ve been to a few bridal shops now and have a couple styles I really like, but a couple months ago I saw a picture of a dress online that I really loved and I just can’t get it out of my head. I know the designer and style and have called a few local places looking for it, but they don’t carry that designer. What’s the best way to go about tracking it down?

The best place to start is the designer’s website! Most designers have a page where they list their retailers, or stores that carry their designs. Look for the retailers closest to you and give them a call. If they don’t have the particular style you’re looking for, it couldn’t hurt to ask if they could get it. Often times designers have a loaner gown program, where they can send a requested dress to one of their retailers for a limited time–just keep in mind that there’s sometimes a charge for this service. Also ask if they’ll be hosting any trunk shows by this designer, since they will often be sent a variety of designs by that designer that they do not typically have in store. They might not be able to guarantee that the dress will be part of the trunk show, but often there’s a good chance!

Have a question you’re dying to ask a bridal consultant? Email your questions to pat@sealedwithakissbridal.com and one of our experienced consultants will be more than happy to help. Your question might even make it on the blog! 

Wedding Gown Style: Fit and Flare

Fit and flare styles are perfect for the brides who want to have a fitted, figure flattering dress without going for a full-on mermaid look. Whether you like lace, beading, or both, there’s a fit and flare style you’re bound to love!

  1. This strapless fit and flare style features all over embroidered Italian tulle. The corseted bodice ensures a snug, flattering fit and the chapel length train is just the right size for this stunning look. mtsailor

 

2.      This wedding gown is all about the details! It all starts with an illusion Sabrina neckline, which adorns a bodice with all over embroidered sequins. The illusion back features an embroidered lace illusion back and a monarch length train.

3.  The back of this fit and flare gown is bound to turn heads! It also features a a high illusion neckline and “tattoo” lace sleeves.

4.  This gown is so chic! You’ll find that this fit and flare gown has delicate floral lace over pinstriped taffeta. It also features a lace illusion back with detachable taffeta tails.  MTdove

5.   This fit and flare gown is perfect for the bride who wants a classic style with a modern twist. This gown has all over beaded lace, a deep sweetheart neckline and and an illusion back.

6.  Brides will look ever so graceful in this gown! We love the scalloped lace along the neckline as well as the hem, and the key-hole back is stunning!

7.   This elegant fit and flare look features long sleeves adorned with lace appliques, and an illusion button-up back. A simple chapel length completes the lacy look.

8.  This gown’s off shoulder neckline perfectly complements the fit and flare silhouette. The all over lace appliques feature sequins, adding a touch of subtle sparkle to the look.

Styled Shoot at Green Spring Plantation

A few months ago the wonderful Terri of Terri Isenhour Photo approached us about a shoot she was planning with Logan of Real Southern Accents at Green Springs Plantation. They were looking for a gown with some Southern flair that would complement the acres of greenery and old world charm at the plantation. One gown from Augusta Jones immediately popped into our heads, and turns out it was just perfect for the venue.

 

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Vendors

Gown: Augusta Jones Bridal from Sealed With A Kiss

Veil: Sorbello Couture for Sealed With A Kiss

Photography: Terri Isenhour Photography

Model: Brittany Sprinkle

Wedding Planning/Design: Real Southern Accents

Linen: Classic Party Rentals

Florals: Whimsical Floral Design

Hair and Make Up: The Spot Beauty Shop

Cake: My Cake by Rachel

Desserts: Paradox Pastry

Jewelry: Andrew Minton

Venue: Green Springs Plantation, Gordonsville

Ask Pat: What ball gown styles are good for a hot summer wedding?

 

Dear Pat: I’m getting married in August and am concerned about getting a gown that I won’t sweat through on my big day. I really want a ball gown, but all the ones I’ve tried on so far have tons of layers and feel really heavy and hot. What kind of styles would you recommend for me? Should I give up on finding a ball gown that will work and choose another silhouette? 

Since our Virginia summers can be so hot and humid, many of our brides pose this same question to us all the time. You absolutely can find a style you love and also be comfortable in on your big day. The key to finding a dress you won’t get too hot in, particularly a ball gown style, is choosing a gown with the right fabric and structure. Here are a couple of examples.

 

The gowns above may look heavy based on the layers and fullness of the skirts, but they are actually quite airy! Both have skirts that are made from layers of soft tulle and netting, which are lightweight. Looking out for these kinds of fabrics will you help you find a style that is comfortable, and won’t get too hot on your big day. But if you’re not a fan of tulle or netting, never fear! There are more options for you. Take the chiffon and silk styles below:

Chiffon is wonderfully lightweight and absorbent, and designers are able to drape it very easily, resulting in beautiful skirts like the one pictured on the left. The gown on the right is a well-designed gown made from a single layer of lightweight Thai silk, which holds its shape very nicely. Both would be great choices for a summer wedding.

If you prefer an all-over lace look, you can absolutely find a style that will be lightweight enough for summer. Just choose a look with minimal layers, and laces like chantilly, that have a light and airy feel.

 

Have a question you want to ask a real bridal consultant? Email your questions to pat@sealedwithakissbridal.com. Your question might even be featured on the blog!