A beautiful photoshoot in a beautiful modest gown... yes please! But wait... it's at the Utah State Capitol?! Can't beat that. This shoot has us speechless. Everything about it is dreamy and fairytale-like. Let us take you through the swoon-worthy story of Julia and Marty.
Darling Emily White who owns and operates "The Pear Blossom" and provided the stunning flower arrangement for this enchanting Utah State Capitol photoshoot sent us an email. We were so excited because she even included the bride and groom's love story. I really can't say it better than she did so I'm going to show you exactly what she sent me. "They met at the state fair and parted ways at the time, but Marty just knew he had to pursue Julia so he took off a semester of his schooling and followed her to BYU. During fall semester they became inseparable and fell truly in love. With the help of family and friends, Marty proposed by surprising Julia with a romantic wintry picnic in the park. He dug a pathway out of the snow and lined the pathway with rose petals for her to follow. At the end of the path he had a candle lit table set up for her full of images from their dating adventures. The table also contained receipts he had kept from all their dates and activities, even going back as far as meeting for the first time at the state fair. Julia says he loves little details like that and she feels like the lucky one to have him."
Well my goodness. Is that true love or what? Come on now. MEANT TO BE. Anyways... our real bride Julia is a sweet and beautiful blonde with delicate features. Her hair and makeup were so fun for Julie Maughan aka "Blushing Blonde" because she is a gorgeous canvas in the first place. Seriously though... Julie did such an amazing job, and highlighted Julia's beautiful features wonderfully without masking them. With an elegant, classic, simple twist in her hair, Julia's beauty was certainly done justice. Emily captured her wedding colors in the most beautiful way in her bouquet. Slate blue, burgundy, and soft dusty pink made for a perfect arrangement. The whole thing was captured at the Utah State Capitol in absolute perfection by Ashley Hawkes of Hawkeye Photography, and I'm pretty positive it couldn't have turned out better.
We are so honored that one of our modest gowns was chosen for this. I mean... speechless. Nevertheless, we have to take this opportunity to tell you about the dress that was chosen... the Markova. This stunning modest gown features a flowy a-line skirt met by a beautiful lace bodice at the flattering beaded waistline. Basically a total princess gown. BEAUTIFUL.
Okay okay, enough talk from me. Let's let the photos speak for themselves now.
Okay guys, I'm so sorry this is coming in a night late but nevertheless, here's the blog I promised you! We love to talk about weddings. Wedding dresses, flowers, propsal stories, you name it! Our favorite thing though... we just LOVE our Real Brides! Ladies who send in their real stories and pictures of their real weddings in our dresses make our day. We have an awesome Real Bride story for you today, and one of the best parts? It features an affordable wedding dress!!!
Okay. So do any of us really want to spend a fortune on our wedding dress? Sure, we want it to be beautiful, but if you can find something beautiful for a decent price, it's a no brainer. Buy an affordable wedding dress! We'll get back to that later, for now let's focus on the star of this feature... our Real Bride Tarah! I made an IG/FB post featuring one of our beautiful affordable wedding dresses, the Ronan, and this lovely girl replied and told me she was married in that exact gown! Well obviously I'm going to beg her for the pictures, right? Right. Anyways, she sent me such beautiful photos and her unique LatterDayBride story which we are loving.
Basically, it's a "Serendipity" type of tale. The Universe kept bringing these two lovebirds together. Tarah met her now husband, Matt, when he was working as a manager at Chuck E. Cheese. They started dating and totally fell in love. They both wanted to serve a mission so they went for it. Little did they know... they were going to end up in the MTC together! (Awkward, in Tarah's words. Hehe.) Anyways, Tarah served her mission in Calgary, Canada, while Matt served his in good old Salt Lake CIty, Utah. When they returned from their missions the stars aligned and they ended up back together. As Tarah said... "The rest is history!" They were married on February 24th, 2017 in the Payson, Utah Temple.
We've got to talk about the dress. Our Ronan gown is beautiful, elegant, and hello... it's a super affordable wedding dress. Does it get better? It runs at only $350 bucks! It's a gown complete with ruching from top to bottom, flattering lines, and a corset back. Look stunning, but don't spend thousands of dollars. No brainer. You can even dress it up with a sparkly belt like Tarah did! Budget friendly and lovely. Once again, it's just a win from every angle.
There you have it! Truly a couple pulled together by their faith in Jesus Christ and well... fate! Hope you enjoyed the look into this return missionary couple and the bride's fabulous afforable wedding dress! See you next time!
Photography courtesy of Trekker Burt Photography
We have a unique and extra special wedding to share with you this time on LDS Bride Blog. Meet our stunning real bride Naumati! Naumati is a Polynesian beauty who was kind enough to share her LatterDayBride story with us. We've featured many beautiful weddings on LDS Bride Blog, but most have been in the United States which is why this one is, like I said, extra special. Join us as we share and admire this dreamy wedding in Samoa featuring our darling modest Grayson gown and our Linley bridesmaids dress!
I'm sure you guys have noticed our obsession with Moana (if you haven't seen it you're missing out) as far as our Facebook and Instagram posts go. When we received the email from Naumati, it was like the stars all aligned and we got the perfect opportunity to do an entire blog featuring our very own Samoan princess! Needless to say, we were a little excited when we got the chance to feature a real wedding in Samoa! Naumati chose our Grayson gown, and she looks like an absolute dream in it. For her darling bridesmaids, she picked our Linley dress. As you can see, everything looked absolutely perfect in this amazing landscape. The greenery is just amazing! What we love the most about this whole thing is that Naumati and her husband are both so passionate about their heritage. She told us that the Islands mean so much to them both, and we love to see people be proud of where they came from. They were married in the Apia, Samoa temple, and it is stunning.
Our Grayson dress features a beautiful flattering mermaid sillhouette, a creamy charmuse fabric, and an extended illusion train. It comes in ivory, white, or deco gold/ivory. We think Naumati made a pretty great choice!
Our Linley dress is a really fun one. It could be a modest prom dress, or it can be an adorable bridesmaid dress! It comes in emerald and cerise (which is what you'll see in these photos) and it's so sparkly and fun with a ruched waistband and pleated skirt. Just so dang cute!
Alright, let's get to those pictures! We're so honored that one of our dresses was chosen to be featured in a wedding in Samoa. Enjoy!
We hope you loved this wedding in Samoa as much as we did! Thanks for stopping by!
Pictures courtesy of Jordan Kwan Photography
Here at LatterDayBride, we obviously attract many LDS brides. You might not know, though, that we also attract brides of other Christian faiths, as well as brides who want to be modest, regardless of religion. Our real bride Hannah is a Christian from Tennessee, and her Latter Day Bride story is one of our favorites! Join us and oggle the beautiful photos of her Christian wedding!
Hannah contacted us with the sweetest email recently. She lives in Johnsonville, Tennessee, but her dream was to be able to come into LatterDayBride and find her dream dress. She wanted something beautiful but modest, and when her cute mom decided to fly her out to Utah, her dream came true. She decided on our "Providence" gown, and got a veil as well, and was such a sweetheart that she emailed us to let us know how grateful she was that she was able to find such a gorgeous, modest dress for her beautiful Christian wedding. We are so in love with Hannah! She has wonderful natural beauty, and makes this dress look so good. This stunning girl has inspired us by reminding us how far we can reach with the value of modesty. Hannah and her husband were married in a beautiful Christian wedding ceremony on February 10th 2017 at their church in Johnsonville, Tennessee. Their church is called the Happy Valley Church of Jesus Christ. How can that not make you smile and feel good? Anyways, we are so excited to share these with you.
The happiness is contagious!
So, take a look. Our Providence gown is an A-line masterpiece. English net and gathered lace overlay meet at the bodice, and a row of buttons trails down the back. Perfect for a Christian wedding. Modesty meets beauty perfectly here.
Don't forget, ladies! This month we are slashing 10% off the price of any order-in bridesmaid dresses!