Congratulations to Nina and Alex! These were married on May 13, 2017.
Nina first came to us back in 2016, while we were having a Paula Varsalona Bridal Trunk Show. Nina happened to see a spectacular ball gown in a floral print that was part of the trunk show, and was curious to see what it looked like, and gave it try. She unexpectedly fell in love with it!
While she loved the look of the floral print, she preferred the classic white for her big day. The dress was absolutely perfect on her!
She and Alex had a beautiful ceremony at Grace Estate Winery, surrounded by family and friends.
With such a stunning bride, beautiful back drop and personal details throughout the decor, their wedding was perfection!
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!
Have a question you want to ask a bridal stylist? Email your question to email@example.com, and we’ll be happy to help! Your question might even make it to the blog.
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!
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!
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
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.
Every once in awhile we stylists get asked if we have a favorite gown–while it’s hard to choose just one, this silk ball gown from Justin Alexander is definitely one of our favorites, because it’s so easily customizable!
It’s a flattering silhouette on all body types, and we’ve had brides add different types of straps, sleeves, jackets and belts to it, creating gorgeous custom looks. Here are a few examples!
Photo Credit: Jason Keefer Photography
Photo Credit: Jason Keefer Photography
In the photos above, our bride Elizabeth paired her gown with scalloped lace cap sleeves. They added a soft touch to her gown, and the look worked perfectly with her fall wedding!
Photo Credit: Kristen Lynne Photography
Photo Credit: Kristen Lynne Photography
When she first arrived to shop for a wedding gown, our bride Sara was torn between the simple silk ball gown and another gown that had an illusion front and off the shoulder sleeves–we were able to combine both looks by creating a custom lace jacket with the neckline she wanted, easily paired with the silk ballgown. She also added a custom beaded sash to add a touch of sparkle to her look. It turned out great, and she had the option of taking the jacket off after the ceremony so that she could bust a move out on the dance floor.
Cameron wanted something elegant but wasn’t comfortable going strapless on her big day, so we added straps to her dress! We used matching fabric to create ruched, silk, slightly off the shoulder straps to create a look she loved.
Our bride Amanda fell in love with the simple silk ballgown, but after thinking it over decided she wanted to find a way to add the lace illusion neckline style she loved to the gown–we obliged! She worked one on one with our in-house designer to choose the lace and shape of the illusion top she wanted added to the dress.
Don’t you agree that every time a bride has customized this gown it’s been gorgeous? And easy! Our designer and team of seamstresses would love to help you customize your gown too! Just visit http://sealedwithakissbridal.com/appointment to request an appointment!
Congratulations to our Sealed With A Kiss bride Shasta and her new husband Andrew! They were married May 20, 2017, but their love story has been years in the making– 11 years to be exact!
According to Shasta’s mom, Debbie, Andrew told her way back then that one day he would marry Shasta–she thought nothing of it. Little did she know that the two of them were truly meant to be.
They were married at the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia, in a lovely ceremony in font of their friends and loved ones.
Shasta came to us early on in the wedding planning process, not knowing how long it might take her to find the perfect wedding gown. She ended up saying yes to the dress that very day–a gorgeous beaded ball gown from Casablanca Bridal.
We are so blessed to be able to call Shasta a Sealed With A Kiss bride. Congratulations and best wishes to you and Andrew!
Dress: Casablanca Bridal from Sealed With A Kiss
Photography: Anna Kardos Photography
Videography: DeVries Productions
Planning & Coordination: Karissa Coffey Events LLC
Venue: Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia
Floral Design: fleurish & bloom
Make-Up: Shasta Hypes
Hair: Noble Salon
Men’s Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
DJ: Mad Skillz
Photo Booth & Music: Prime Time Sound & DJ Services, LLC
Rings: Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry
Bride’s Jewelry: kate spade new york & Tiffany & Co.
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?