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!
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!
Venue: Grace Estate Wintery
Photography: Mina Von Feilitzsch Photography
Dress: Paula Varsalona Bridal
Lindsey and Travis were married on May 7, 2017 at Cape Charles.
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!
We loved working with Lindsey, and are so glad we had the opportunity to help her find her dream dress.
Congratulations Lindsey and Travis!
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!
Photographer: Terri Isenhour Photography
Venue: Green Spring Plantation
Planner: Real Southern Accents
Linen: Festive Fare- Classic Party Rentals
Floral Design: Whimsical Floral
Hair and Makeup: The Spot Beauty Shop
Cake: Cakes by Rachel
Desserts: Paradox Pastry
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!
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
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!
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.
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