We love it when something is sent to us that is different. Something a little outside the box. This beautiful lady is Chelsea, and she chose to wear her LDS temple dress for her Simi Valley bridals with Holly Castillo Photography. And we think that's pretty cool. We love the dreamy haze and autumn tones in these gorgeous bridals, and the handmade Eco Bouquet Chelsea order on Etsy is absolutely perfect for the setting AND the simple elegance of the temple dress. 

From the photographer: 

"Chelsea grew up in Kansas, and later attended BYU in Provo, Utah. While at BYU she met her now husband Zac, who grew up in Southern California. Chelsea was actually married in 2011, but due to time restraints she was never able to have bridal portraits taken. While visiting her husband's hometown and family in Simi Valley, CA, I was able to take her bridal portraits. Chelsea decided to wear her LDS temple dress instead of her wedding dress, which I thought was very special and made the whole session extra magical. During our session some dogs that a fellow hiker was walking even ran up to her, which made for some extra cute pictures!"

Isn't it fantastic that even though she wasn't able to get bridals done 6 years ago when she got married that she STILL thought it was important enough to do them at some point, if for no other reason than she she will have that memory. In 10, 15, 20, 50 years, she will be able to look back and say, "Yeah, that was me! I froze that moment in time and I'm so glad I did!"

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Area: Corriganville Park in Simi Valley, California
Bouquet: Etsy Handmade By Vendor 224Locust
Headband: Etsy Handmade By Vendor AbbyPlace
Hair and Makeup: Done by Bride!

Is anyone else aching for SPRING?! We are! It seems like after the Holidays, winter should just be done. Like a switch you can flip off, am I right? Well, if I can't make spring come then I will just have to post a gorgeous Spring Wedding in an orchard! Skylar and Josie chose the Provo Castle & Amphitheater and adjacent apple orchard for their bridals & first look session. This session just screams CLASSIC, from Josie's Grace Kelly-esque long sleeve wedding dress to dramatic lighting and styling. 

Spring Wedding in the Orchard

Spring wedding first looks in an apple orchard on LDS Bride Blog

Skylar & Josie met while attending school at Southern Utah University (SUU). They were both on track scholarships and had been friends for several years before they started dating. I guess when you have seen someone at their absolute sweatiest and you still think they are hot you are meant to be together! Since Josie & Skylar would be married in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple and photography isn't allowed, they chose to do a First Look session before Josie's bridals so photographer Lindsey Black could capture the intimate moment when Skylar saw Josie for the first time in her dress. The moment was magical. The two spent 10 minutes talking, kissing, and twirling (something you just don't get if the first time he sees you in your dress is when you walk down the aisle)!

First Look for a spring wedding in the orchard on LDS Bride Blog

Ok, is it just me or does Josie look like Idina Menzel? Right!? But I digress. We love her simple and elegant satin long sleeve wedding reminds me of Grace Kelly. Totally classic and beautiful. And let's talk about this orchard for a minute. WOW. The canopy of trees was just screaming for a bride to frame under it's branches! The orchard is right next to a beautiful amphiteather. We love the way the rock plays on Skylar's gray suit. All in all, these two are adorable and we are so glad we could feature their fantastic spring wedding bridal shoot on LDS Bride Blog today!

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This month at LatterDayBride & Prom, we are featuring our gorgeous long sleeve lace wedding dress, the Caymbria, in our showroom window. So, imagine my delight when our Real Bride (and amazing co-worker) Sydney sent these gorgeous snowy bridals of her in her Caymbria gown to us this week! 

Lace Wedding Dress with Sleeves by LatterDayBride, the Caymbria

Long Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress

Long sleeve lace wedding dresses are ALL the rage this season! If you have imagined yourself on your wedding day decked from head to toe in elegance, this may be the style for you. Meet the 'Caymbria' gown by LatterDayBride & Prom, a Salt Lake City Utah bridal shop with a focus on modest wedding dresses offering worldwide shipping! This long-sleeved modest gown features visually stunning floral lace softly making its way from long sleeves at the way down through the train. Tulle and luxe silky charmeuse lining is then accented with a button closure. The Caymbria is available in Champagnge/Ivory, Ivory, or White! Plus, the sleeve length and neckline can be totally customized to fit each bride's unique tastes.

Real bride Sydney in a long sleeve lace wedding dress by LatterDayBride & Prom

Real Bride Sydney

Our gorgeous real bride Sydney is a total stunner in her Caymbria gown for her First Look and Bridals up snowy America Fork Canyon. We LOVE it when our brides embrace the beautiful mountains here in Utah, snow and all. It has it's own elegant beauty, and these winter bridals are no exception. Photographer Taylor Elaine captured everything so perfectly!

The Caymbria gown, a long sleeve wedding dress by LatterDayBride & Prom

Sydney says "During our bridal session, it was in the single digits! We brought LOTS of blankets and I was wearing leggins and snow boots under my dress! By the end of the session, our fingers were blue!" Um, brrrr? But yes, we agree...the pictures are totally worth it!

Snowy winter bridals featuring a real bride in a lace wedding dress with long sleeves by LatterDayBride

A cute story about choosing her dress:

"I actually brought my fiancé, Chandler, to narrow down wedding dresses before I chose one. I already had an idea of what I wanted since I worked at LatterDayBride, but wanted him to be part of the process. We narrowed it down to three (even though I knew it would be the Caymbria as soon as I tried it on!) and then I came back with our moms to make the final decision. He finally saw me in my dress during our first look after guessing for months that it was the one!"
First Look session in winter with a bride in a modest lace wedding dress with sleeves, the Caymbria by LatterDayBride
I love that she let Chandler be a part of the process...that is SO unique and pretty cool!
Snowy wedding photos featuring a bride in the Caymbria gown, a long sleeve wedding dress with lace by LatterDayBride
The lovebirds will be married January 26th in the Draper Temple!
Lace Wedding Dress with long sleeves, the Caymbria gown by LatterDayBride
Black and White wedding photos featuring the Caymbria, a long sleeve lace wedding dress by LatterDayBrideSnowy bridals in American Fork Canyon featuring the Camybria gown, a modest lace wedding dress by LatterDayBride
Real bride Sydney with her fiance while wearing the Caymbria gown, a modest lace wedding gown by LatterDayBride & Prom
snowy winter bridals with the bride in the Caymbria gown, a modest wedding dress by LatterDayBride
Snowy bridals in American Fork Canyon with real LatterDayBride Sydney in the Caymbria, a modest lace wedding dress
Winter bridal session in Utah featuring a modest lace wedding dress, the Caymbria by LatterDayBride

Welcome back to LDS Bride Blog! Engagement season is in full swing, so this week we have a Utah Botanical Gardens engagement session for you to oooh and ahhh over! 

Utah botanical gardens engagement in Kaysville on LDS Bride Blog

Their Utah wedding photographer, Rachel Lindsey, wrote about these fun Kaysville engagements. Here is what she had to say:

"Down by the banks of the Mississippi, where the bull frogs jump from bank to bank.....

If you were a kid and memorized how to spell Mississippi with all the other kids, raise your hand!! What a fun word! Well anyway, that's where it all began. Both raised in different states, Megan and Alex's paths would have never crossed had they both not made the decision to serve full time LDS missions. That one decision would change their lives forever. With inspiration from church leaders and guidance from Heavenly Father, they ended up serving in the same mission in Mississippi. They crossed paths towards the end of their missions, serving in the same area, and realized that there was mutual affection. Because they were serving missions, they kept each other at arm's length. Megan and Alex ended up coming home on the same day and that's where it all got started.

Modest outfit for a Utah engagement session on LDS Bride Blog

Fast forward a few months, here we are!!! Their wedding was on December 16, 2016 and they're got married in the beautiful Ogden, Utah Temple.

Engagements at the Kaysville Utah Botanical Gardens on LDS Bride Blog

These two are so adventurous together. They absolutely love being outdoors and do wide range of activities. On their mission, they talked about a time that they got to go fishing and Alex taught Megan how to gut and prepare a fish. I couldn't believe when they told me that she actually did it!! I did it all the time as a kid, but after years of not fishing, I just can't handle it anymore now! Megan is willing to try new things, even gutting a fish. They often go hiking and camping and are anxious for the snow to come so they can enjoy some time out on the slopes.
LDS engagements at the Utah Botanical Gardens in Kaysville on LDS Bride Blog
The one thing that I noticed and absolutely LOVED about Megan and Alex was how much fun they had together. Their happiness was contagious and I'm sure I looked like a smiling fool behind my camera. You just couldn't get rid of those smiles on their faces even if you tried. They were so playful and completely love struck.
Utah engagement session at the Kaysville Botanical Gardens on LDS Bride Blog
The Utah Botanical Gardens in Kaysville was such a perfect place to take photos of these two. We got a wide range of looks and enjoyed walking around the beautiful place. Megan had driven by the gardens many many times and never even knew it existed. It's a little gem tucked away! Megan and Alex were so incredibly photogenic!! They were naturally very affectionate and comfortable in front of a camera and so they made my job easy!"
LDS engagement session in Kaysville at the Utah Botanical Gardens on LDS Bride Blog

Thank you for sending these our way, Rachel! And congratulations to the now newlyweds Megan and Alex!Botanical Gardens Engagements in Kaysville Utah on LDS Bride Blog
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