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Today on Gateway Bridal Blog I'm sharing one of my very favorite dresses. If you're a bride looking for a beautiful and unique lace dress, the BL219 is the gown for you! We have a real treat in store for you to showcase this gorgeous dress, so let's get to it!

 

Unique Lace Dress | BL219

The BL219 (coming soon to our website, but available in our store) is a masterpiece. If you are at all familiar with the LatterDayBride line we carry in our store, you may have seen a modest gown called the "Claralise". The dress I'm showing you today is the spaghetti strap version of that unique lace dress, as you can see if you click here, the skirts are identical between the two. What makes this unique lace dress so, well... unique, is the stunning skirt. It is made of beautiful, delicate, cascading layers of tulle adorned with beautiful floral appliques. I don't think you could find a flirtier or more feminine gown. The wonderful and talented Hannah Judd recently did a styled "Black Tie" shoot featuring this unique lace dress, and knocked it out of the park. We are sooooo excited to show you just how beautiful this gown is! It looks beautiful in the stock photos, of course, but seeing it on a real bride in different light and at different angles really shows you every beautiful detail of this flirty dress. You're sure to be unforgettable and demand the spotlight on your big day in this baby. So... without further ado, let's check out these lovely images! Enjoy! XO

 

 

Unique Lace Dress | BL219

Unique Lace Dress | BL219

Unique Lace Dress | BL219

Unique Lace Dress | BL219

Unique Lace Dress | BL219

Unique Lace Dress | BL219

Unique Lace Dress | BL219

Unique Lace Dress | BL219

Unique Lace Dress | BL219

Unique Lace Dress | BL219

Unique Lace Dress | BL219

Unique Lace Dress | BL219

Unique Lace Dress | BL219

Unique Lace Dress | BL219

Unique Lace Dress | BL219

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Unique Lace Dress | BL219

 

 

 

 

Ahhh, The Grand America. If you live in or anywhere near Salt Lake City, you know what it is. A beautiful sky high hotel known for it's luxury and romance! You know it's a popular spot for honeymooners, anniversary getaways, and anyone just wanting to vacation in style, but there's one thing you might not know it's equally perfect for: WEDDINGS!!! Today on Gateway Bridal blog we're going to show you just how lovely a wedding at The Grand America can be, while also featuring one of my favorite gowns (once again! hehe) the Casablanca 2213.

The Grand America | Casablanca 2213

 So... did you know The Grand America can help you with literally every aspect of your ceremony? They have their very own floral team who can help you with your bridal bouquet as well as your bridesmaids' bouquets and other floral needs! Check out this beautiful springy arraangement they put together!!! Just stunning.

The Grand America | Casablanca 2213

So how about catering? Yep, The Grand America has got you covered there, too! The Garden Cafe that is located within the hotel provides a wonderful 100% kosher menu to fulfill your catering needs for a guest list of any size!

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Did we mention the amazing Executive Pastry Chef, Xavier Baudinet? This Frenchman is a total wizard with sweets of every kind. Your wedding cake, the cute and trendy mini desserts that guests crave, even the bread they serve in house is made from scratch. Simply exquisite.

The Grand America Wedding Cake

There are several amazing spaces for brides to choose from, depending on their taste! Each is just as beautiful as the next. 

The Grand America | Casablanca 2213

This is the part where I get to gush about the dress! We featured it in a blog post about a month ago, and I'm kind of over the moon that I get to do it again because it's my favorite. The Casablanca 2213 is a romantic, dreamy gown. The bodice is covered in sparkly beadwork which trails down the back of the skirt which is a fluffy, flowy, chiffon dream. The back will always be the showstopper (in my humble opinion) though. The elegant diamond shaped cutout is absolutely to die for. Perfect choice for this shoot, don't you think?

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If you're looking for a venue for your big day, consider The Grand America! Their amazing team will help you make your wedding day the perfect one. See you next time! XO

 

Photography provided by Brushfire Photography

Hey guys! We have a bit of a different theme on Gateway Bridal Blog today, and I'm super excited about it! A desert elopement!!! I'm seriously obsessed with this shoot. It also gives you a little insight into something Gateway Bridal offers that you might not know about, bridal separates! In this case, we're focusing on the skirt, Allure Style A2010! Anyways, you are in for a serious treat this time, thanks to all the uh-MAZING vendors who collaborated to style this desert elopement shoot. So... get ready to swoon with us!

Desert Elopement | Allure Style A2010 Dress

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K... how cute are they with their hats???

 

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Desert Elopement

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So how perfect are these two together? I'm in love with the cute and casual way they're both dressed,@new_asset_id plaid shirt and a jean jacket pretty much equal a match made in heaven.

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There's a lot to say about the bride. Could she be any more gorgeous? Her half up beach waved hair and subtle and soft makeup are perfect for this desert elopement. Kali Chris did an amazing job pairing the bride's style to the sandy landscape. Anyways, these two clean up good!

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Desert Elopement

Desert Elopement

Let's talk about the skirt for a minute. It's one of Allure Bridal's amazing separates, style A2010, and it is a flowy, dreamy, enchanting thing of perfection. And you can choose your own bodice, which makes the finished product totally custom to your tastes!

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Now we need to talk about this whole setup. M+B Events worked their magic again with the triangular "altar" and the flower arrangements full of dusty lilac, rich reds, a pop of muted orange, and forest greens.

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Desert Elopement

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Desert Elopement

Desert Elopement

Look at the plates they found! Are you kidding me?? Every detail was so carefully and thoughtfully put together to create perfect harmony in every way.

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As you can see, the cake is pretty much amazing. Stark white with hand painted lilac, purple, and gold. Did you notice the crystals on top? It's too beautiful to even eat thanks to the incredible Kristen, owner and operator of My Sweet Fancy Cakes. Bravo, girl!

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Desert Elopement

I'm really digging the groom's style, too. A blazer and jeans? Perfect for a desert elopement, don't you think? Classy but casual.

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That's one good looking couple!

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We need to also give a HUGE shoutout to The High Pines Photography. They captured this so beautifully and we're just swooning. These vendors need to collaborate more often if this is the kind of thing they come up with! I hope you enjoy this as desert elopement as much as we do. See you next time! XO

 

There are some dresses that absolutely blow me away. Lace, chiffon, organza, silk, etc... you get it. I live and breathe wedding dresses (obviously). I have to admit though, Casablanca Bridal really knows how to create a gown with unrelenting beauty, grace, and enchantment. These amazing bridal experts blow me away with every design, but today I had to choose just one Casablanca Dress... style #2205. This gown is simply stunning. And by that, I mean it is fairly simple, but the understated beauty of it makes it even better than the extravagant dresses with all the bells and whistles. If you're all about looking beautiful but not overdoing it, this Casablanca Dress is the way to go.

Casablanca Dress | Style #2205

Casablanca Dress Style #2205

This elegant gown is timeless. With it's intricate laced bodice, sweetheart neckline, flattering satin belt, and flowing chiffon skirt, brides of all shapes and sizes can rock it. It comes in ivory/silver, white/silver, and champagne/ivory/silver. Colors to flatter skin tones from porcelain to ebony. We were lucky enough to receive some beautiful photos of REAL BRIDES from Casablanca Bridal! I can hardly wait to show you these, so let's get started!

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This is a beautiful wedding from our stunning real bride Sara Bledsoe! Every detail from her perfectly frosted/naked cake adorned with simple blush, pink, and romantic red roses to her stunning bouquet full of the same colors with subtle creamy yellow florals and rich greenery just comes together in perfect harmony.

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Yeah... I mean come on. The perfect balance between quaint and absolutely dreamy is found here. The amazing Jackie Zurfluh photographed this gorgeous wedding and we are blown away!

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Here we have our beautiful bride Maddisen. I'll let her tell you her Casablanca story in her own words! “I knew I wanted something with lace that was classy and not strapless. I tried on a couple but hated anything overly fitted. After a few moments of already feeling defeated,@new_asset_idhe stylist brought in this GORGEOUS dress and told me if I wanted we could get custom straps added on. The minute I put it on I knew it was the one as I walked out with tears in my eyes to show my mom.” There you have it, folks. Customization!

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Photgraphy by Lora and Ted

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Photo by Amanda Joy Photography

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Photo by Doug Burns at Candid Moments Photography

Thanks for joining us today to take a peek at this wonderful Casablanca Dress, style #2205! Xo

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