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Bride in a rose modest mermaid wedding dress at the Salt Lake Temple

We are a little bit giddy about this real wedding we have on the blog today. Andreanna's totally unique rose modest mermaid wedding dress is simply stunning and we may be a bit obsessed with the photos too. 

Bridal photos with a modest wedding dress in a mermaid silhouette
The Love Story

By Andreanna
 
"We met a year ago on May 1st (2015), at the airport. We were both there to welcome my cousin home from her mission (he and his family are family friends of my cousin's family). Me and my mom walked in and he was the first thing I saw, I swear he was radiating light and happiness, it's those dang dimples of his. But that was kind of the extent for me, I had always been a tad bit adverse to dating, and boys, and everything. From his perspective though, he saw me walk in and was standing next to his dad and immediately said, "oh my gosh dad, she is beautiful." Which is very sweet of him because I looked quite rough that day. He was also recording the whole event on his ipad, and when you look back at the recording it keeps coming back to me throughout the whole thing.
 
Salt Lake Temple wedding in winter
 
 
He wanted to come ask me out on a date but took to long and I left, so he got my number from my aunt and texted me. I left 3 days later for a study abroad to Italy however, so not much happened. I did message him through facebook while I was oversees when i rarely had access to wifi, and this came off as me blowing him off. Luckily he didn't give up though. When I returned though he was doing summer sales in Ohio, but I finally had my phone back so we started texting all the time, calling and face timing each other every day. We fell in love over the phone. We even said I love you to each other for the first time over the phone. I had major back surgery last August and he came home 4 days after that. We said I love you the night before I went into surgery. When he finally came home, it was to me completely demobilized on a bed in the middle of my living room. He barely left my side for two weeks. He immediately began helping me with everything. I had to be walked every 2 hours but couldn't barely move on my own. He got me up, walked me, helped me lay back down, and tucked me in every night before he left. After those first 2 weeks we knew without a doubt we were meant for each other. He proposed a month later in September and we had a beautiful, though freezing, December wedding. I fall more in love with him every day, and those dimples and green eyes get me every time i look at him."
 
LDS Wedding at the Salt Lake Temple in December
 
Andreanna's dress was designed and handmade by Kristi Lambson, with the lace on the bodice designed by Andreanna herself! We love it when brides get creative and really create something special, and this modest mermaid wedding dress is something she can treasure forever! Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous wedding with us Andreanna and Ty!
 

The Bridals

Fall bridal portraits with a mermaid modest wedding dress
Bride in a rose colored modest wedding dress with a mermaid silhouette
LDS bride in a pink modest wedding dressBride in a modest wedding dress with her momLace modest wedding dress in pink blush with a fur wrapMormon bride in a modest pink wedding dress with a mermaid silhouette
Photo credit for Bridal Shoot to Meghan Bird Mulvey
 

The Bridals/Groomals

Bridals at the Salt Flats with a modest mermaid wedding gown
Groomals at the Salt Flats with a pink modest wedding dress

The Wedding Day

Salt Lake Temple winter wedding
Groom with Bride in a modest mermaid wedding dress at the Salt Lake Temple
Modest bride and groom first dance
Photo credit for Wedding day and Bridals/Groomals to Giselle Mcshinsky
Makeup to Mckenzie Baker (and Hair for Bridal Shoot)
Hair on Wedding Day to Suzy Baker
 

Let's face it, very few women fit the "Barbie doll" stereotype! That is why we are so excited to share this post today with 5 plus size wedding dresses that will make you LOVE your curves! 

LatterDayBride, a division of Gateway Bridal and Prom in Salt Lake City, UT now boasts the largest selection of plus size bridal gowns available to try on, order, and take home in the state! Their Bridal Curves collection includes a TON of modest wedding dresses available in every size.

But what fun is it to go wedding dress shopping and the store only has "Barbie doll" samples? It's really hard to tell whether you like a dress or not if you can't even try it on. That's why the LatterDayBride Bridal Curves collection has over 100 plus size wedding dress samples up to size 28 for you to try on right in the store. Sweet, right!?

LatterDayBride says "Let's celebrate our Bridal Curves selection, a large section of our store dedicated to our curvy, bold and beautiful brides!" We can't agree more, so here we are to show you just a few of the gorgeous modest wedding dresses they carry for brides of every shape and size!

1. The 'Cosette'

The 'Cosette' gown is a lovely modest wedding dress features a unique bateau neckline, fully beaded bodice and delicate tulle skirt. This gown available in Champagne/Ivory/Silver, Ivory/Ivory/Silver, White/White/Silver, and White/White, and the sleeve length and neckline can be totally customized!

Modest plus size wedding dress by LatterDayBride, the Cosette.

2. The 'Langdon' 

 The 'Langdon' gown is brand new to the LatterDayBride collection this year. The gorgeous fit and flare silhouette flatters any body, and the delicate scalloped lace sleeves and neckline are divine. This gown is available in White, Ivory or Vintage/Ivory! 

Modest plus size wedding dress, the Langdon, by LatterDayBride

lace plus size wedding dress by Latter Day Bride

3. The 'Baldwin'

The 'Baldwin' is a classic satin A-line modest dress featuring a sweetheart neckline, scattered lace appliques and a flattering asymmetrical wrap cinching the waist. This gown is available in Ivory or White. Again, the sleeve length or neckline can be customized! Our real bride Julie is absolutely radiant rocking her Baldwin gown!

A-line plus size wedding dress, the Baldwin by LatterDayBride

 PC: Brandon Burk Photography

4. The 'Tatum'

The 'Tatum' gown is a classic A-line modest wedding gown featuring a darling waistband, flattering princess seams, sweetheart neckline and a corset back. It is available in Ivory or White and like many dresses at LatterDayBride, the sleeves and neckline can be customized! Another thing to LOVE about this dress? It's under $500. Yep, no excuses not to have a gorgeous wedding dress now, right?

Our real bride Lunden is so stunning, we are so glad she shared her bridal photos with us!

Real bride in a plus size wedding dress, the Tatum by LatterDayBride

Utah State Capitol bridals with a plus size brideModest plus size wedding dress, the Tatum by LatterDayBrideModest curvy bride at the Utah State Capitol

PC: Coco Portraits

5. Casablanca Bridal Customized

Even though LatterDayBride has the most ready-to-wear modest wedding dresses in the world, sometimes a bride falls in love with a dress at Gateway Bridal that isn't quite modest yet. That's why LatterDayBride LOVES their vendors! One vendor, Casablanca Bridal, is able to customize almost anything to fit each bride individually! 

Our real bride Kylie absolutely had to have Casablanca Style 1900, and we were more than happy to work with her to make it perfect! By adding illusion lace sleeves, it became exactly what she envisioned!Thanksgiving Point bridals with a plus size wedding dress

Customized lace plus size wedding dress by Gateway Bridal

We hope this post makes you curvy brides out there so excited to go out and find a plus size wedding dress that you absolutely adore! Let's embrace our curves and find the perfect gown for your big day! 

This week we have a real treat for you guys. We get to feature a real bride and groom (our fav) in the mountains of Utah (another plus) WITH a gorgeous modest lace wedding dress by LatterDayBride! I mean, c'mon, what can be better than that?

modest lace wedding dress near Provo Utah

 

Gorgeous real bride Kate and her Prince Charming Alex opted to do a bridal and formal session prior to their actual wedding. We love these shoots. They feel so intimate and relaxed, and couples can get all the pictures they really want without the time constraints of the wedding day. 

scalloped lace wedding dress

Kate's dress is the gorgeous Bronwin gown by LatterDayBride (a division of Gateway Bridal and Prom in Salt Lake City). She really makes a statement with this one of a kind wedding gown complete with a v-neckline, delicate lace sleeves and a fabulous draping sheath silhouette finished with wide lace scalloping. Another awesome thing about the Bronwin is that it comes in champagne/ivory, ivory, or white AND the sleeves and neckline can be completely customized! 

Modest wedding dress at a Utah bridal session

Photographer Alisha Gregson Photography in Provo, Utah, totally created a masterpiece with this bridal session. We love the dreamy, whimsical style her photography always brings, and this shoot is no exception. We think you will agree, these mountain bridals featuring a modest lace wedding dress by LatterDayBride are absolutely stunning!

First Look and Formal session in Provo Utah

mountain bridal photos with a modest wedding dressBronwin by LatterDayBride in Salt Lake CityModest lace wedding dress on real bride KateProvo bride in a modest lace wedding dressProvo bridals by Alisha Gregson PhotographyModest lace wedding dress, the Bronwin, by LatterDayBride

On another note, make sure you visit our partner, LatterDayBride in the new Gateway Bridal and Prom showroom at 360 W. Broadway, Ste. 101 in Salt Lake City, Utah OR shop online at www.latterdaybride.com. LatterDayBride carries more modest wedding dresses than any other store in the world, and with the opening of the new showroom, they have more sample sizes than ever before! The Bridal Curves collection has the most Plus Size bridal samples in sizes 16-28 than any other store in the state. With over 30 modest dress styles under $600 and modest bridesmaid dresses starting at just $50, LatterDayBride should be your first stop for your modest bridal needs!

I love it when inspiration shoots as gorgeous as this one come across my desk. This collection of all-star Utah wedding vendors really came together to create a near-perfection Bohemian mountain wedding inspiration shoot. Shot at the end of June up gorgeous Little Cottonwood Canyon just outside Salt Lake City, Utah, the beautiful mountain setting totally compliments the earthy details of this styled wedding.
 
Bohemian Mountain wedding inspiration in Utah
 
Utah wedding planner Emily Wilson from Wildflower Weddings and Events says,
"The canyons in Utah during the summer are absolutely stunning. They are so green and alive with vegetation and wildlife (in the behind the scenes video you'll even see a moose that came to visit.) I knew I wanted to incorporate the beauty of the mountains into my shoot. I stuck with natural colors and lots of greenery. I got some of the best vendors to help make my vision come to life!" 
 
Mountain wedding place setting

We think you totally nailed your vision and we hope this session can provide a ton of amazing inspiration for our brides looking for a bohemian mountain wedding! Make sure you go all the way to the end to see the super fun Behind the Scenes video Emily was talking about!
 
mountain wedding tablescape with antlers
Bohemian bridal hair and makeup
 
These florals are to die for. I love how they don't compete with the gorgeous natural setting...they compliment each other perfectly.
 
Bohemian mountain wedding floralsLDS bohemian weddingBohemian wedding decorations and details
 
Side note: I am so starving now...these cakes though. I can't decide if I want the nakedcake or the drizzly pink one. Sooo good.
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And here is the super fun Behind the Scenes video!!
 
 
Vendors:
 

Wedding Planner: Wildflower Weddings and Events (Emily Wilson)

 

Instagram: @wildflower_weddingsandevents

 
 

Photographer: Nhiya Kaye Photography (Rebecca Johnson)

 

Instagram: @nhiyakayephoto

 
  

Florist: Fox & Fern Floral Co. (Courtney Kimmel)

 

Instagram: @foxandfernfloralco

 
 

Videographer: K Kreative Studios (Kelsey Blasdell)

 

Instagram: @ k.kreative.studios

 
 

Cake Designer: AMP Cakes (Abigail Porter)

 

Instagram: @abbyampcakes

 
 

Paper Designer: HoneyB Design Studio (Luna Ellis)

 

Instagram: @honeyb_studio

 
 

Flatwear: Diamond Rental

 

Instagram: @diamond_rental_events

 
 

HMUA: Lindsay Lee

 

Instagram: @hairandmakeupbylindsaylee

 
 

Calligraphy: Sandra Bradshaw

 

Instagram: @sweet_n_sandy_art

 
 

Models: Austin and Jenny Day

 

Instagram: @jennytheday

 
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