Our Bride Berkeley-Custom Dress Spotlight

Many Utah brides need their perfect dress to be LDS temple modest…

And that’s why so many Utah Brides choose to be a #BitsyBride! Here at Bitsy Bridal, we help those high-fashion brides wear the high-end wedding gown of their dreams. Every bride has dreamed of getting married in a legendary Lazaro wedding dress. 😉 He doesn’t make his wedding dresses modest straight off of production, but fortunately for our #BitsyBride Berkeley, we are able to source fabric directly from him. Every piece of fabric is a perfect match. This way, we made her wedding dress (and the wedding dress of countless other brides) an LDS temple modest Lazaro wedding gown. (Click here to make an appointment to discuss your custom modest needs!)

LDS temple modest customization of Lazaro 3810
Lauren in her custom LDS temple modest Lazaro style 3810. Photography by Kristina Curtis Photography.

Where do we start with custom LDS temple build ups?

Lazaro 3810 is a beautiful “Blush shimmer tulle bridal ball gown, strapless sweetheart neckline, draped bodice with natural waist, box pleated skirt with side pockets, chapel train. Berkeley opted to keep the skirt pleated, raise the neckline to a clean scoop and add a cap sleeve. She also raised the back and removed the draping in the bodice. The result looks like Lazaro himself sewed it, but in reality it was our highly talented team of in-house seamstresses and alterations specialists. Take a look at how Berkeley’s modest Lazaro wedding dress started:

And here is a closer look at the final LDS temple modest Lazaro wedding gown, altered and designed by our talented in-house alterations staff. As you can see, this modest wedding dress ended up being comfortable, fun, and mom approved!

Image shows Lazaro 3810 with custom alterations by Bitsy Bridal
Berkeley and her new husband, having a blast on their big day. As you can see, making this wedding dress modest made it the perfect dress for Berkeley. Photography by Kristina Curtis Photography.
Our Bitsy Bride and her mom on her big day,wearing custom modest build up by Bitsy Bridal
Berkeley was able to wear her dream designer, Lazaro, on her big day, while still adhering to her important religious beliefs. Mom loved the result of our custom in-house alterations! Photography by Kristina Curtis Photography.

Click here to learn more about our custom in-house alterations process. We can’t wait for you to be our next #BitsyBride! See you soon!❤

Our Bride Becca

Meet our real-life, #BitsyBride, Becca! She wanted a flowy, low back wedding gown, and that’s what we gave her!

This photo shows the gorgeous train of the dress.
Our bride, Becca, in Star (ivory) by Kelly Faetanini. Becca got married in California and took beautiful pictures in her perfect dress near the ocean. Photography by Duke Moose Photography

Our beautiful bride, Becca, chose Star by Kelly Faetanini as her wedding dress here at Bitsy Bridal in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Click here to make an appointment!) This ivory, low back wedding gown features a beaded bodice, spaghetti straps, a flowy tulle ballgown cut skirt, and a horsehair hem. This gown floats beautifully around our bride because of the many layers of tulle in the ballgown skirt.

This photo shows the beaded, embroidered, V-neck bodice.
Our bride, Becca, in Star (ivory) by Kelly Faetanini. Becca got married in California and took beautiful pictures in her perfect dress near the ocean. Photography by Duke Moose Photography

Here is a little bit about Kelly Faetanini gowns:

Kelly has a dress for every bride! She has a flowy, low back wedding dress Star. (Star is also available as a blush wedding gown or a blue wedding gown). However she also has a sleek and sexy low back wedding gown like Tamora (another favorite here at Bitsy Bridal). And she has every dress in-between! We love Kelly Faetanini because brides love her!

Here are the alternate colors of the Star gown:

Star by Kelly Faetanini, shown in blush. Image from Kelly Faetanini website.
Star by Kelly Faetanini, shown in blue. Image from Kelly Faetanini website.

As you can see, Star is beautiful in any of these colors. The beaded, embroidered bodice really compliments the low back and flowy skirt on this gown. Star in Ivory is more traditional and classic. Star in Blush is sweet and romantic, and Star in Blue is moody and modern. Oh and did I mention? IT HAS POCKETS! Make an appointment at Bitsy Bridal and fall in love with the Kelly Faetanini gown of your dreams. ❤

Evie Young Designer Debut & Madi Lane Trunkshow

Here’s the pretty little PSA for the event:

About: Guess what? Madi Lane has a little sister. She’s called Evie Young. They both are designed by Liz Young in Gold Coast Australia.

We picked up the line back in February 2020 before the whole covid thing happens via private showing from the designer. We are so grateful because both Chicago Bridal Market in March and New York Bridal Fashion Week were canceled and the new line business was halted.

We were supposed to do a big giant debut with fashion show and everything at our shop during the 2020 summer but looking like crowds are a bad idea right now…. 😀

So why not call in the gowns and do a little roll out. We truly are very excited about this designer. As you know, Madi Lane’s quality and designs are impeccable. So it’s only fitting to bring in her little sister who is a boho babe at heart.

All the Evie and Madi new gowns are arriving in August 2020 for 2021 brides but we couldn’t wait. We wanna show them to 2020 brides to do a little promotion since we get to reopen the shop on May 1st.

What: Evie Young Designer Debut & Madi Lane Fall 2020 Trunkshow

When & Where: May 14th – May 25th at Bitsy Bridal (by Appointment only – covid sanitization guidelines apply.)

Ship Dates: Normal Ship dates are at 16-20 weeks but we have rush options (additional cost) and designer in-stock inventory. Select dresses can arrive as fast as June 22, 2020 so that we can still host our 2020 brides.

Price Range: $1899 – $2499 on both lines

Promotions: 15% off all ML and EY gowns + $100 Accessory and Veil Credit during first visit with purchase (Normally we only do 10% off for the trunk show but why not have a little bit more fun this time with the new designer debut)

Modest and Temple Ready options: We order the fabric straight from the designer to make the dress modest with our in-house alterations and custom design team. Please check our previous brides on our blog and our website for our team’s talent and inspo. Our modest build up works start at $500, not including the gown and fabric.

How to Book: We are by appointment only (We literally locked the shop and nobody is there to minimize the risk of infections)…

Here’s the link to book and please make sure you follow our sanitization guidelines listed on our appointment page

QUESTIONS? Text us at 801-699-2571 or email us at info@bitsybridal.com

Here’s the list of gowns we have till the memorial day. Please note that our full in-house collection is not available until August 2020. These gowns are on loan straight from the designer.

Evie Youngs

Jagger

Quest

Breeze


Ember

Rocco in Ivory

Topaz

Zaine

Jett

Dylan

Rogue

Arrow

Sierra

Madi Lanes

Alden

Abigail

Arlo

Addie


Adelaide

Amira


Adley


Airlee


Alma


Aria


Arwen


Avalon


Aubrey


Austin


Asher


Alayne

Aiden

Aryn

XO,

Pam

2020 Blush by Hayley Paige Trunkshow

Oh hello, it’s a trunkshow time with Blush by Hayley Paige.

The best of the best: the iconic Hayley Paige gowns for sure!!

Date: Feb 28th to March 8th

Time: Shop hours, we are still appointment only. Book your appointment here.

Price Range: Dresses are between $2300 to $3500

Promotion: 10% of trunkshow discount on all the Hayley Paige gowns during our promotion period.

What gowns will be here? In addition to our permanent collection, there are a few more gorgeousness be making the trip. Scroll to the end of the post for more photos. Please inquire with the shop if you are interested in the particular gown.

What’s a trunkshow? Trunkshow is when we bring in one of our top designers to highlight the gowns for a period of time. So usually we have double or triple the amount of gowns in-store for you to try on. As a shop, we get to look at more gowns to bring in as permanent collection too. So if you are a big fan of that particular line, you have way more selection and then take the advantage of the trunk show discount. It’s a win-win-win.

Ship Dates: Currently our Hayley Paiges are 14 weeks out. Rush options are available on 8 week+. (Additional fees apply and please save some time to do alterations on the place of your choosing.)

Modest Brides: Obviously these gowns are not temple ready yet. But our in-house alterations and design team can make the top, temple worthy for you. Check out a few of our previous posts on modest wedding dresses here.

PS: During appointment times, we don’t allow browsing to respect the bride’s time who already booked and searching for the one. We apologize ahead of time and do not mean to offend anybody who just walks in. We just really like to work one-on-one with a bride and thus still appointment only. 🙂

Here’s the appointment link again.

See you soon, <3

#justgotpaiged #BitsyBride

Madi Lane Spring 2020 Preview Trunkshow

Hi Lovelies,

We really can’t wait for our Spring 2020 gowns to arrive but as you know they don’t come until Mid-feb to March for Spring 2020 collection. By the time they arrive, it will be too late for your Spring and Summer 2020 weddings.

So we called in Spring 2020 trunkshow for the brides who wanna wear the latest and greatest that bridal industry can offer.

Here’s the PSA for the trunk show:

What: Madi Lane – Spring 2020 Preview Trunkshow

About: Madi Lane is our latest bridal designer addition to Bitsy Bridal. It’s classic and luxurious with a bohemian aesthetics. As a new welcome to our designer, Bitsy Bridal is hosting a trunk show with even more dresses.

When & Where: Nov 30th – Dec 8th at Bitsy Bridal

Price Range: $1600 – $2400

Promotions: 10% Trunk Show Discount to all Madi Lane gowns

How: We are by appointment only… Here’s the link to book! <3


Here’s the link one more time to book

See you soon brides,

XO,

Pam

Our Bride Sheridan

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Sheridan.

This stunning bride wore Style 3662 by Lazaro for her special day. Lazaro is well-known for doing a spectacular job at glamorous and glitzy wedding gowns. This particular gown is no exception! Sheridan worked with our seamstress to create her customized vision by making her Lazaro modest.

Style 3662 began as a sleeveless ballgown. The v-neckline gives a plunging illusion with the sweetheart lining underneath. This beautiful gown has a show stopping low back that tapers off into a V at the top of the waist. This entire gown is made up of signature Lazaro glitter fabric. A thick horse hair trim edges the hem of the gown to give a polished off look. Any bride is sure to feel like a princess in this beautiful fabric and silhouette. Sheridan opted to wear the classic ivory on her big day, but this gown is also available in champagne.

Take a look at how this gown began.

Sheridan worked with our seamstress, which is now our in-house alterations team to create her customized modest vision. First, we began by removing the bodice to create a new pattern that fit the idea of what she wanted. We then created a raised neckline and completely filled in the back. Next, we created long sleeves out of the same glitter fabric, that stopped at the wrist-bone. This was more complimentary to Sheridan’s wedding season. Finally, we hemmed the gown to her height and added bustles.

Take a look at how beautiful Sheridan looks in her photos by Gina Marie Photography.

Lazaro modest
Lazaro modest
Lazaro modest

Schedule an appointment to see our Lazaro and other JLM Couture designers collection, or to discuss your modest needs. We would love to make a Lazaro modest for your wedding!

-Aubrie

Our Bride Hannah

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Hannah.

This beautiful bride wore “Gigi” from Enchanting by Mon Cheri. This collection has a variety of styles that are able to meet the needs of brides from classic to boho, in a great price point. Gigi is a beautiful example of a style with a little bit more edge. This beautiful nude bohemian wedding gown is perfect for an outdoor location.

Gigi looks stunning as a fit to flare gown that features a plunging v-neckline. The halter-like straps allows for some bust support and coverage. The straps button in the back and transform into a gorgeous keyhole back. Gigi’s bodice is kept unlined for those brides who are looking to show more skin. If you are not one of those brides, this can be fixed within alterations for those who want more modesty. The focal point of this gown is the floral appliqués and 3D flowers. This beautiful detail is concentrated around the bodice, and then trickles down the skirt. Finally, Gigi ends with a sweep train, perfect for an outdoor venue.

Here is how Gigi begins.

Photo by Mon Cheri.

Hannah opted to keep the majority of Gigi the same as the original during alterations. However, she did work with our in-house alterations team to add a few personalized details. She decided to close the neckline up a little bit to give more support and coverage. Then, our seamstress did a few adjustments to have this gown fit Hannah perfectly. Visit our alterations page for more!

Take a look at how amazing Hannah looks during her Moab wedding in these photos captured by Angela Hays Photography.

bohemian wedding
bohemian wedding
bohemian wedding

Unfortunately, we no longer carry the Enchanting collection. However, please schedule an appointment to see what new collections we have and to see our other bohemian wedding gowns.

-Aubrie

Our Bride Courtney

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Courtney.

This radiant bride wore Amanda by Nouvelle Amsale. This collection stems from the well-known Amsale brand, but sits at a lower and more budget friendly price point. Both Nouvelle Amsale and the Amsale name are well known for their simple wedding gown designs. They do an incredible job at capturing timeless and classic beauty within their gown. Amanda is a beautiful example of this clean and simple look.

Amanda is stunning as a sheath gown that features a deep v-neckline and floral lace sleeves. The crepe fabric elevates the cleanliness and simplicity of this gown. The princess seams sewn into this fabric and the plunging v-neckline allows a bride to show off her best curves. The hand appliquéd floral cap sleeves are a breathtaking addition and add a bit of personality to this gown. The lace clasps together at the base of the neck, and creates a brilliant keyhole back.

Courtney opted to keep this gown nearly to its original form. However, she did work with our in-house alterations team to create her perfect fit. She simply needed a few nips and tucks, as well as a hem. Although Courtney only used our services for simple alterations, we can transform wedding gowns into customized pieces of art. To talk to any of our stylists about our services and alteration options, please contact us.

Courtney decided to pair her gown with a simple one-layer veil to complete this classic style. However, Amanda can be easily glammed up with statement jewelry, or a long veil.

Take a look at this gorgeous bride in a few of her wedding photos by Jacque Lynn Photography.

simple wedding gown
simple wedding gown
simple wedding gown

Schedule an appointment to check out the rest of our Nouvelle Amsale collection, or to see any of our other simple wedding gown picks.

-Aubrie

Our Bride Maiya

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Maiya.

This beautiful bride wore “Pepper” from Blush by Hayley Paige. Blush expresses the same designs that Hayley Paige is known for, but at a more cost effective price point. Pepper fits the mold of being edgy, but with classic bridal vibes.

Pepper features a bodice made from Hayley Paige’s gorgeous Marrakesh beading fabric. The sweetheart neckline and low back have a scalloped detail that gives a feminine look. The straps are a delicate spaghetti strap that run into the low V-shaped back. The ivory Marrakesh beading stops at the natural waist and then is followed by a full tulle skirt. This tulle is cut into cascading layers and edged with horsehair trim.

Maiya decided to keep Pepper in its original form. However, the sample gown she purchased was several sizes too big for her. She worked with our in-house alterations team to resize this gown and have it fit her perfectly. During this process, we needed to take in the bodice by several inches. This task required our seamstress to bring it in and rematch the beading patterns. This gave the gown a finished look, and masked the fact that this gown was once too large. Once the bodice fit her correctly, we were able to focus on hemming the gown to her height. Maiya opted to not add anymore details to her gown.

Maiya had multiple photographers capture her beautiful gown, including Shaylei Halling Photography during her Arches shoot and Madison Rogers Photography during her Oregon shoot. Take a look at how incredible both of these locations are and how stunning Maiya looks.

Pepper
Pepper
Pepper
Pepper

Schedule an appointment to see our Blush by Hayley Paige collection, or the rest of our JLM Couture collection. We would love to help you find our perfect gown and then have it altered to perfection.

-Aubrie

Our Bride Maci

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Maci.

This beautiful bride wore Calais by Aire Barcelona. Aire Barcelona is a designer who does an excellent job at taking classic details and adding a Spanish flair to it. Calais showcases this attention to detail in a wonderful way. The illusion back on this gown is a show-stopping addition to this dress.

Calais features a large illusion back that is the focal point of this gown. Lace appliqués were placed over the illusion tulle, which gives a tattoo-like effect. This illusion back ends just above the hips and mimics a large open-back feel. The sweetheart neckline sits atop an illusion tulle, therefore, it gives the opportunity for appliqué placement across the chest and up the shoulders. Calais’ lace bodice stops about mid hip, and then trickles into subtle lace placement. The flared skirt of Calais is made out of a tulle material to give movement to Calais. The buttons down the back give a beautiful finishing touch.

Maci opted to keep this stunning gown in its original form. She only needed a few minor touch-ups to make this gown fit her like a glove. However, our in-house alterations team can modify any gown to turn it in to your dream wedding dress. Whether that be a simple nip and tuck or a full modest build up.

Take a look at how amazing Maci looks in her gown during her bridals with the salt flats as background, done by Emli Photography.

illusion back
illusion back
illusion back
illusion back

Unfortunately, we no longer actively carry Aire Barcelona designs. However, we do have a few remaining samples and similar styles available. If you are looking for a lace fit to flare gown or a gown with a large open back, schedule an appointment to see our full collection and find your dream wedding dress.

-Aubrie

Our Bride Lauren

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Lauren.

This gorgeous bride wore “Elsa” by Lazaro. Lazaro does an incredible job with heavy beading and glitter fabrics. Elsa embodies this work perfectly. Lauren worked with our in-house alterations to create her very own modest Lazaro gown.

Elsa begins as a sleeveless ballgown in a stunning checkered net glitter fabric. The sculpted v-neckline and natural waistline together create a delicate bodice. This compliments the low scoop back very well. Finally, the spaghetti straps are detailed with crystal embellishments This look is finished off with a chapel length train.

Take a look at how Elsa began.

Creating a modest Lazaro

Lauren was wowed by the sparkle of this dress and knew it would fit perfectly into her princess vision. She began working with our in-house alterations team to make sure this gown would be temple ready. Firstly, our seamstress began by removing the bodice and recreating a brand new look. This included changing the neckline into a higher v-neck and completely filling in the back. Then, we added long sleeves to the bodice, which came to a point just below the wrist bone. Both the neckline and the sleeves were finished off with a pearl trimming. Lauren added a cummerbund in the same fabric to extenuate the smallest part of her waist. Finally, the entire look was tied together with crystal buttons that followed the length of her gown.

Lauren accessorized with a sparkle necklace and earrings. She decided to amp up her fairy-tale look by adding sparkle shoes and a matching tiara. Finally, she added a customized cathedral veil made out of the same fabric as her gown. Lauren truly looked like a princess come to life during her wedding day.

Kendra Bird Photography captured Lauren and this stunning modest Lazaro at the Salt Lake Temple and The Grand America Hotel downtown.

modest Lazaro
modest Lazaro
modest Lazaro
modest Lazaro

Schedule an appointment to see our Lazaro collection, or to discuss your modest needs.

-Aubrie

Our Bride Jill

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Jill.

This magnificent bride wore “Wendy” by Kenneth Winston. This designer does a brilliant job at classic sparkle, and Wendy’s detail is tribute to that. With the help of our alterations team, Jill was able to wear a beautiful beaded modest dress.

This gown began as a sleeveless sheath gown with finger-width straps and a low rounded back. Wendy’s neckline mimics a sweetheart look, but has a mesh detail that gives it more of a v-neckline. This stunning gown is beaded throughout in a diamond pattern and radiates a Gatsby feeling. The entire look is finished off with a small train of the same gorgeous beading.

Take a look at how Wendy began.

Jill worked with our alterations team to turn this beaded beauty into a modest piece of art. Our seamstress needed to do a complete rebuild of the bodice to turn it into a modest wedding gown. When a bride needs a complete rebuild, we start by drawing out a design that works with her vision. Then, we build a rough model of the new bodice, once the bride approves we can begin attaching it to the skirt and adding the necessary embellishments. For Jill this meant creating a scoop back that sat high on the back and a v-neckline. Finally, Jill went with a small cap sleeve to complete this brand new bodice. The new creation was beaded with the same design and detail that the skirt has. With the help of our alterations team, Jill was able to wear a stunning beaded modest dress.

Tamara Jennings Photography did an amazing job at capturing Jill in her custom gown during her bridals.


beaded modest dress
beaded modest dress
beaded modest dress

Schedule an appointment to see our Kenneth Winston collection, or to discuss your modest needs.

-Aubrie

Our Bride Savannah

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Savannah.

Our gorgeous bride wore Juno from Wtoo by Watters. Watters and Wtoo’s styles range from clean and sleek to edgy and unique. Here at Bitsy Bridal, we carry both of these beautiful collections and have a variety of gowns to fit any bride’s budget or style. Savannah transformed this romantic gown into a stunning masterpiece featuring a modest lace bodice.

Juno began as a sleeveless gown with a plunging v-neckline. This illusion bodice is covered in floral lace appliqués that create an open back visual. Juno’s A-line skirt is multiple layers of English Netting. This material gives a soft and breathable look to this romantic gown. This gown is available in traditional ivory or latte. However, the latte color is one-of-a-kind and will stand out in nearly any venue. Juno also has the option of functional buttons to close the gown, or a zipper with decor buttons. If you like the sweetheart look, check out the modest version.

Take a look at Juno’s original form.

Savannah worked with our in-house alterations team to create her modest lace build up. We began by lining the entire bodice in latte fabric and then filling it in with floral lace appliqués. Because of this, we were able to create an entirely new scoop neckline. Finally, our seamstress created a cap sleeve. This gave the gown a chic look and made it temple ready. With the help of our seamstress, Savannah was able to create a personalized look for her special day.

Mikki Platt Photography did a fantastic job at capturing this beautiful bride and her modest lace gown. Take a look at some of her photos.

modest lace
modest lace
modest lace
modest lace

Schedule an appointment to see our Watters and Wtoo collection, or to discuss your build up needs.

-Aubrie

Summer Clearance Sale

One last summer event before the fall wedding season kicks off.

Here’s a few notes.

  • Aug 17th – 10am – 3pm
  • By appointment only… No lines/no craziness. We shop in style. 😉
  • Book here at www.bitsybridal.com/appointments
  • Gowns are Bridal size 14 and under. (Street size 10 and under)
  • Gowns are priced under and way under $1000 with the exception of Hayley Paige, Lazaro & Sareh Nouri. These designers will range between $1000 – $2000.
  • All gowns are eligible to use our in-house alterations or may order fabric to be modest.
  • Complimentary storage for 2020 Brides…
  • We don’t recommend this event to 1st time shoppers. This is for brides who have been shopping and know exactly what she wants and looking for one heck of a designer wedding dress deal.
  • Did we mention before??? Amazing Deals….

We will keep posting gowns on sale here and instagram. <3

Here’s the link to book again

XO..

A few sneak peeks <3

Our Bride Amy

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Amy.

This amazing bride wore “Gemma” from Enchanting by Mon Cheri. Enchanting is one of our most budget friendly collections. Their style ranges from clean and classic to edgy and whimsical. Mon Cheri has a variety of options that will fit any style or location. Amy worked with our in-house alterations team to create her unique sleek modest wedding dress.

Gemma began as a sleeveless satin fit to flare gown. The bateau neckline features a small slit in the center. The high back is perfect for modesty and a chic look. The hand-beaded belt sits at the natural waist, which defines the best features of all brides. The chapel train finishes off this beautiful gown. Gemma all around is a very sleek and classic gown that is perfect for the sophisticated bride.

Take a look at how Gemma started.

Amy worked with our in-house alterations seamstress to turn this gown into a sleek modest wedding dress. We began by removing the hand-beaded belt from the waist. However, a thinner belt was added in its place. This belt still defined the waistline, but played more into Amy’s vision of her dream gown. Next, we added 3/4 length sleeves to make this gown temple ready. Our seamstress used the same satin fabric to create a cohesive look. Finally, small pearls and rhinestones were added to the edge of the sleeves. This small detail turned the sleeves into their own accessory and finished off this clean and classic look.

Raegan Christensen Photography did a stunning job at capturing this beautiful bride in her sleek modest wedding dress. Take a look at some of her photos.

sleek modest wedding dress
sleek modest wedding dress
sleek modest wedding dress
sleek modest wedding dress

Schedule an appointment to see our Enchanting collection, or to discuss your modest needs.

-Aubrie