Thursday, March 28, 2013


Neda made a beautiful bride as she walked down the isle this past September. Her stunning crinkle chiffon gown featuring ruching and pick ups had to be custom sized to fit her petite frame.Would you ever believe this dress was a size 14 and fitted down to a size 2? With the assurance from our extremely talented tailors, Neda put her trust in them; now we get to enjoy the immaculate results.
Ron and Neda's Snowbird wedding is truly a vision of elegance and sophistication. They chose wisely when they decided on Elizabeth Taylor Frandsen Photography to capture their special day.

We are so happy for you Neda and Ron. Thank you for letting The Brides' Shop be a part of such a beautiful day.

To see more images from their beautiful wedding, visit Elizabeth Taylor Frandsen's blog.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Aloe by Pronovias

This wonderfully beautiful gown comes from Pronovias' Dream Collection.  A romantic collection emanating whimsy and romance. The drop waist silhouette and soft asymmetrical ruching are a flattering contrast to the textured skirt.   

The lavish tulle skirting is airy and whimsical.  You can make this dream dress yours by stopping by The Brides' Shop.  Mention this post to receive $100 off this exquisite gown! 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

WedFacts Part 2

It's a known tradition for the bride and groom to share a first dance. In Mexico, it is traditional for the guests at the wedding to surround the bride and groom in a heart formation during the first dance.
*photo found here.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Altering For The Altar by Jenny Spencer

No sleeves? No straps?  No problem.

Finally!  You've found your dream dress for the big day.  But perhaps it's showing off a bit too much shoulder.  Maybe it's a strappy little number.  Then again, maybe it has no straps at all.
This year, lacy cap sleeves and higher necklines are gracing the runways, raising the idea that modest may be hottest.  If you're considering adding sleeves to your strapless gown, it's important to preserve the gown's original design as you build it up.  The trick: Invest in alterations with a designer or an experienced seamstress.  With a little help from some local pros, your dress will soon be tailor-made to your conservative runway style.

Tips Of The Trade
The experts at The Brides' Shop in downtown Salt Lake know what it takes to transform a gown.  With couture dresses and fabrics constantly in stock, this shop makes it easy to turn a dress into a modest modern masterpiece.
"When we alter your gown, we alter it to your specifications," says Robyn Dunn, owner of The Brides' Shop.  "We try to keep the integrity of the silhouette so you can't even tell that it's been altered.  You get your gown your way."  Follow Dunn's advice to make your altering experience as smooth as silk:

Be An Early Bird
It takes three to four months to order a designer dress in your size.  Add to that three weeks of alterations, and you'll know that it's the early bride who gets the dream dress.

Know The Tricks
Straight necklines are easiest to work with because of their versatility, bodices with lace are the surest way to cover up seam lines.

Find A Jack Of All Trades
Top seamstresses have an artistic imagination and technical skills to match.  Fabrics like organza can be challenging, and ruching or pleating require extra time and talent.

Cut It From The Same Cloth
If possible, find fabric that matches your dress exactly.  Fabric straight form the designer may be your best bet, and many bridal shops carry extra fabric from the dress brands they carry.

Pick up the current issue of  Utah Bride & Groom to see the full article.  Call and book your appointment and we will send this trendsetting mag home with you.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Spring Inspiration

It's been amazing weather here in Salt Lake City, Utah, providing lots of wedding day inspiration!  Follow us on Pinterest to get even more inspiration for your summer wedding.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Silk Duchess Satin by Anaiss

This romantic ballgown skirt showcases layers of swaying pleated tulle.  This sweet and romantic gown adds a bit of class with a silk duchess satin bodice. The delicate pleats across the top draw in the waist line.

 Pleated tulle provides lots of detail and texture and is always picture ready!
 This gown comes paired with this gorgeously beaded crystal  belt.

Make your appointment today to try on this romantic look!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Bridal Tips From The Experts

Newly engaged and ready to start dress shopping?  There's a little more to it than you would think. Our manager here at The Brides' Shop, Amanda, gives great tips and tricks on how to make your dress shopping experience one to remember.  Click here to watch the clip!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Venetian Lace by Justin Alexander

A Venetian lace is among the most beautiful, intricate, and quality laces.  Justin Alexander showcases this particular Venetian lace on a trumpet style gown, drawing the waist in with just the right amount of sparkle on this fantastic oyster sash.

 This gown is the definition of class and elegance.
The sash detail up close.
Make your appointment with us today to come try on this amazing gown!

Friday, March 8, 2013

WedFacts Part One

Have you ever wondered...?
The ancient Romans believed the vein in the fourth or “ring” ringer of the left hand was the most direct path to the heart. This vein – called the “vena amoris” – is known as the vein of love. In early Christian ceremonies, the groom would take the ring and touch his bride’s thumb (“In the name of the Father”), then the index finger (“and the Son”), the middle finger (“and the Holy Ghost”), then “Amen” as he placed the ring on the fourth finger, which sealed the marriage. Another interesting fact is in many Jewish ceremonies, the wedding ring is placed on the index finger (believed to be the closest way to the heart), and is moved to the ring finger depending on the custom of where the bride lives.

*excerpt found here.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A Thank You From Sarah

"Thank you for helping me find my perfect wedding dress!  It fit perfectly and looked awesome in the snow with my hiking boots!"  -Sarah Shelburne Dewitt

Monday, March 4, 2013

Edine by Lis Simon

This fun and flirty gown gets a lot of second looks in our little shop!  The sweetheart neckline paired with sweet lace give this gown a sense of romance while being fun and unique.
From this drop-waist gown, a very flattering silhouette, comes a cascading skirt of tulle tiers.

Lis Simon belts can come in many different colors to pair with each of her lovely gowns.

Please make an appointment with us today and come try this sweet thing on!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Pinterest Lovin'

Here at The Brides' Shop we love to hear all about the bride's plans for her big day.  You ladies have some awesome ideas!  If you're a bride to be or a girl who's planning for that Prince to come along, look for inspiration on our Pinterest!  We post lots of unique and romantic ideas daily to make planning easier for you.