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!
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.
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 email@example.com, and one our stylists will be happy to help. Your question might even make it to the blog!
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 Sealed With A Kiss bride Lisa and her new husband Aaron! These two tied the knot at Trump Winery on June 10, 2017.
This wedding was particularly special to us because both the bride and groom are friends and fellow Charlottesville wedding vendors. We were so happy that Lisa came to us for help finding her dream dress.
Lisa chose a light gold ballgown with ivory lace from Lillian West for her big day. She looked gorgeous in it.
We know the future holds a lot of love and wonderful adventures for the Lisa and Aaron. We’re wishing them the very best!
Congratulations to our Sealed With A Kiss bride Sheena and her new husband Patrick! These two lovebirds tied the knot in down in Florida about a month ago.
Sheena chose a gorgeous design from Augusta Jones Bridal for her wedding day. It was not a design we usually have in store–she happened to schedule her appointment during a trunk show weekend, and she just fell in love with the dress the moment she put it on.
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?