Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sneak Peak: Kameron

We are so excited for our wedding feature on our darling bride Kameron; we wanted to give you a little peak into all the lovely inspiration that awaits! Kate Osborne Photography sent us over some of her gorgeous photos from her wedding day. Her wedding will also be featured this Friday on Utah Bride Blog, so keep a look out.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Red Carpet Inspiration: The Emmys

No doubt about it, this years Emmy Awards was full of glamorous trends. Many starlets donned stunning gowns that could most certainly evoke inspiration for your wedding day look.

We love the textured skirt of this ethereal tulle and lace gown. The chiffon rosettes scattered throughout the skirt are romantic and feminine. 

Kerry Washington in Marchesa

The plunging neckline of this stunning dress might make your grandma give you a lecture. But we love the the fun blend of sequins and lace of this lovely natural waist a-line gown. 

Claire Danes in Armani Prive

Have you been dreaming of a blush gown? We love this edgy skirt paired with such a soft, feminine color.

Julie Bowen in Zac Posen

If you have planned an intimate dinner at your favorite bistro to celebrate your nuptials, we love the idea of keeping your wedding gown silhouette simple and manageable.

Sandrine Holt in Honor

One of the newest trends we are seeing in bridal is print gowns.

Julianna Margulies in Reed Krakoff

Have you ever considered your something blue to be your wedding dress?

Zooey Dechanel in J. Mendel

As with all fashion inspiration, it is important to translate the look to fit who you are. 
At The Brides' Shop, you will meet with a personal bridal consultant who will walk you through the process of selecting your gowns and building your look with complimentary accessories. Just consider us your personal stylists! If you would like to set an appointment, please call 801.322.4324.

Images: Elle.Com
Written by Amanda Ivory

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Our lovely bride Leah and her handsome husband Jarreau are featured on Utah Bride Blog today! Leah wore a silk chiffon, Justin Alexander gown featuring a custom sleeve by our phenomenal in house alterations. We highly suggest clicking here to see more of their stunning photos by Mad Marie Photography.

Congratulations Leah and Jarreau! We wish you a life full of happiness!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

My Fair Lady: Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom

"Be a wedding belle in modern fashion with refined romance."

The Brides' Shop appeals to a sophisticated and trendsetting bride; a bride that wants her look to be timeless; a bride that is focused on amplifying her style and highlighting her true beauty on her wedding day.

In the My  Fair Lady shoot captured by photographer Carmen Daneshmandi, SL/PC Bride & Groom featured our elegant, gatsby inspired Justin Alexander gown, and a sophisticated Mignon dress.

Make sure to pick up this fabulous issue to get more inspiration for your wedding day plans.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Interview with Sarah Seven

We love when our favorite designers get recognized by our favorite magazines.

A truly beautiful wedding dress has the ability to capture the whimsy and romance of starting a marriage. As I prepared for my own upcoming wedding, I stumbled upon a designer pursuing her passion and unique vision for the bridal industry. With a signature look that is all her own, Sarah Seven has introduced her own nonconformist take on modern bridal wear, perfectly capturing the heart of The Stylist.
Hi Sarah! How did you get your start as a designer?
I was attending design school in Oregon when I felt ready to start testing my ideas under my own label. I started selling dresses through Etsy and things just escalated from there. I was lucky to find a niche in the Pacific Northwest for brides and bridesmaids looking for a less traditional design style.
How did you begin designing wedding dresses? What drew you to this avenue?
I think I always had bridal in mind. I love using airy, luxurious fabrics in soft colors and I love draped silhouettes. I think it was a natural fit. There is something extremely exciting and gratifying about actually seeing a bride light up and feel beautiful in her own custom gown. In bridal you get an opportunity to give someone a once-in-a lifetime look that truly represents her.
What type of bride do you design for?
I like to think as we grow, we are providing options for an eclectic mix of brides. Whether she wants a full, tulle skirt or a beaded lace sheath, we want to have options for anyone. I think our wheelhouse is the easy-going, ethereal girl who is looking for a balance between glamour and sensibility while maintaining a classic feel.

What is the most challenging part about working in the wedding industry?
The most challenging part is designing outside of expectations. I think in the past it has been difficult to break the humdrum bridal mold with unique silhouettes and unexpected fabrics. I am lucky to be part of a new school of designers defying the taffeta ball gown and giving girls something that will be remembered!
What has thrilled you the most in growing your business as a designer?
Seeing Sarah Seven gowns on real brides, sprinkled throughout social media and in print always gives me a sense of accomplishment and success. If I am ever completely swamped, a quick Pinterest search to see what girls are responding to never ceases to bring me back to earth and be thankful we have grown the way we have!
Where do you draw your inspiration from, and how does it apply to your design process?
I think each season I draw inspiration from a number of things. Where I live, where I visit, what I am listening to, which fabrics have caught my eye. While developing Spring 2014, I visited New Orleans and absolutely fell in love. I drew inspiration from its architecture, its macabre folklore, its music and its general Southern charm. I think that rich Creole style pushed me into more sparkle and beading. And of course, no matter the season, there is some element of cultural zeitgeist that I can’t help being inspired by. I mean, Gatsby? Glorious.

What sets your designs apart from others? What makes the Sarah Seven “look”?
I like to think I have a distinct style that I have managed to adhere to from season to season. Of course we are recognized for the signature sweetheart bodice, but also for a very feminine and spirited look. Gowns are always soft and light and I try to remember we want our brides to be as comfortable dancing the night away as they are posing for photos.
What advice do you have for someone starting to pursue a career in fashion?
Be prepared! You must have the commitment to your own brand to break through the initial challenges. It is such a unique business. So much of your success is tied to your name or your ideas; it is almost inevitable that you will be powering through all-nighters and back-to-back travel. Nonetheless, the payoff is amazing and the first time you see someone wearing your label, the appeal becomes obvious all over again. It is a tangible sense of pride you can’t get any other way!
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Written by Ann Wallem

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Wedding Inspiration: Where does it come from?

You may not be one of those girls who have been dreaming about their wedding since they were six years old. You might just find yourself engaged, overflowing with happiness and joy, and completely overwhelmed with the thought of planning a wedding. If you have read our posts on creating a color theme and discovering your bridal style, then good for you! If not, now's your chance

 We want to help spark that inspiration for the overall atmosphere of your wedding day. So where does that inspiration come from? Pinterest has been a big help for many modern brides, but it has also been linked to idea overload and feelings of been there seen that. Of course you want your wedding day to be memorable, and a reflection of who you are as a couple.

Here are a few ideas to get the creative juices flowing:

A fun way to gather inspiration and throw a date night in the mix, is to grab your sweetheart and head over to your local art museum. Spending time together discussing your favorite works will help generate ideas. There might just be one image that you both respond to and want to incorporate into your wedding.

Maybe you and your love have been discussing Honeymoon locations and have finally narrowed in on the place you want to go. Research the location together and you may just find yourself drawn to that cultures traditions, art, and lifestyle. Integrating your Honeymoon into your wedding day could be a fun way to share your excitement with all of your guests.

Procida Isle, Naples, Italy

You can even be inspired by beautiful quotes, it doesn't have to be just one.  Maybe you can top your favors with a different inspirational quotes, or you can be more literal and structure the theme of your wedding around a quote that has inspired you.

Think back on to some of your favorite dates with your soon to be spouse. Was it a summer day picnic, roasting marshmallows by campfire, hot chocolate on a snowy day, or a Sunday morning brunch date?
You can incorporate the little details of your favorite times together for a truly unique event.

Is there a cheesy, romantic comedy that you catch yourselves watching over and over?

Or a book, that whenever you read, you wistfully think of the one you will marry?

Inspiration can really come from anywhere. Start to pay attention to the things that surround you and bring you happiness, and share them with the ones you love on one of the happiest days of your life.

Friday, September 6, 2013

McKenzie & Levi

So excited that our sweet bride McKenzie and her new husband Levi are featured on Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom Blog today. McKenzie's Justin Alexander dress is one of our favorite custom creations.
Our alterations team added a bohemian inspired sleeve with one of a kind vintage lace. The silk chiffon draping of the gown was simple and romantic.You definitely need to click here to see more of their amazing wedding, photographed by Kirsten Roper and Amy Rau.

Congratulations McKenzie & Levi! Your wedding was beautiful!

Thursday, September 5, 2013


Our bride Heidi looked remarkable in her Justin Alexander gown. With a custom designed sleeve from The Brides' Shop's exclusive in house alterations, Heidi made a unique and memorable fashion statement on her wedding day. We are also in love with her photos taken by Scott Hancock Photography at the refined and sophisticated State Capitol Building.

Congratulations to the new couple; we wish you all the best!

Photography: Scott Hancock
Flowers: Pam Thompson
Location: Capitol Building