Did you know Gateway Bridal has been around over 16 years? We are so proud that we have been a part of 12,000 Happily Ever Afters and Counting! Our brides consistently say the personalized experience, huge selection of wedding dresses from strapless to modest, and amazing customer service are some of the things that make us sparkle. But don't take our word for it! We have some of our Real Bride testimonials here on the blog for you today!

Real Bride Testimonials

Real Gateway Bride Cortlee

The Dress: "Violetta"

"I loved my time at the store! I actually had a dress before shopping at Gateway Bridal but I wasn’t in love with it. I went to gateway bridal hoping to find “the one” and wasn’t disappointed! My consultant was THE BEST! We found my dress in one appointment and as soon as I put it on I felt like a bride. It was perfect."

Real Bride Testimonial for Gateway Bridal

Real Gateway Bride Sierra

The Dress: "Roslyn"

"Gateway Bridal & Prom was the first wedding dress store I went to in what I thought would be a long journey to find “the dress.” When I went in for my appointment, my family and I met up with my consultant who asked me about what I was looking for in a dress and my budget. I showed her some pictures and we went from there. I picked out a few dresses but mostly left it up to her to help me find some that suited my needs. After trying on 3 or 4 dresses, I tried on one that I absolutely fell in love with. The patterned, lacy top and the tulle bottom gave me everything I was looking for. I ended up trying on a few more dresses, but always went back to that one. My consultant encouraged me to pick the dress I loved, even though my family loved a different one. Long story short, I walked out of the store that day with an order in place for the dress of my dreams-happy as could be."

Real Bride Testimonials for Gateway Bridal & Prom

Real Gateway Bride Makenzie

The Dress: "Joleen"

"I bought your Joleen dress. It was the first dress I laid eyes on and also the first dress I tried on. It was love at first sight!"


Review of Gateway Bridal & Prom

Real Gateway Bride Kierstie

The Dress: "Austen"

"This was the first dress I saw and I loved it because it was simple but elegant and it fit me instantly. This dress definitely fit my personality."

Gateway Bridal Reviews

Real Gateway Bride Macie

The Dress: "Waverly"

"I absolutely loved working with Gateway Bridal! They had a large selection to choose from and their employees were so kind and knowledgeable. I didn't feel pressure to buy this or that, it was totally stress-free. I'm so glad I chose Gateway Bridal because they made the dress buying experience so fun and easy. I knew the dress ordering would be well taken care of by GB so that I could focus on what mattered most, which was so amazing!"

Gateway Bridal & Prom Review

Real Gateway Bride Marissa

The Dress: "Heathcliff"

"My husband's and my engagement was only 5 weeks long (don't worry, we dated for a while before). The engagement was a surprise so I only had a couple weeks to find the perfect dress. I went to a couple different store but they didn't quite have what I wanted. I ended up going to Latter-Day Bride and I found the perfect dress that  needed no alterations and I was able to buy it right off the rack. I loved the selection, I loved the lady who worked with my to find my dress, and it was a really good price. I would definitely recommend going to Latter-Day Bride."

Gateway Bridal real bride testimonial

We would love to help YOU with your Happily Ever After! Shop online or make a personalized bridal appointment here!

Ready for a feast for your eyes? We are so excited to share some of the images from our 2017-2018 Bridal and Prom collections from this year's Eye Candy shoot! 

Gateway Bridal & Prom Eye Candy 2017

So first, the location. When you think elegance and class, one place in particular in downtown Salt Lake City may come to mind. The Grand America Hotel with it's amazing architecture and beautiful courtyards and gardens was the perfect spot for our Eye Candy shoot this year. As always, the incredible Rebecca Westover created art with her camera and captured our new collection beautifully.

Bridal Collection

We are so excited to share a few shots of our new Bridal Collection with you! 

First, Casablanca Style BL219This darling wedding dress features a soft strap, lovely floral lace, horsehair detail on the skirt, and a sweet A-line shape.

Gown available in light champagne/candlelight/ivory, white/white, or ivory/ivory.

 Eye Candy 2017 for Gateway Bridal & Prom

And how beautiful is this cold shoulder style ballgown, new for this year! This one will be available early January. along with these gorgeous 2-piece sleeveless sparkly bridesmaid dresses.

Gateway Bridal & Prom new wedding dress collection

Are you in love with ruffles and blush? This gorgeous strappy ballgown may be made for you. In stores and online in January 2018.

Bridal collection from Utah wedding dress shop Gateway Bridal & Prom

Gateway Bridal & Prom is also home to the LatterDayBride collection, the world's largest selection of modest wedding dresses in the world! From strapless to modest, we have you covered! To see our 2017-2018 modest collection Eye Candy shoot, check here!

Bridal photos from Utah wedding dress shop Gateway Bridal

Wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses from Gateway Bridal and Prom

We know that not every girl is shaped like a Barbie. And we LOVE it! That's why our Bridal Curves collection offers the most plus size wedding dress samples in store than any other bridal shop in Utah. Don't guess. Try it on!

2018 Wedding Dress collection from Gateway Bridal & Prom

Prom Collection

Prom 2018 is coming and Gateway Bridal and Prom has all the latest styles, from strapless to modest! (Hot date not included). Our new Prom stock will be available December/January!

2018 Prom collection from Gateway Bridal in Salt Lake City Utah

2018 Prom collection from Salt Lake City Utah's Gateway Bridal

We hope you have enjoyed this peek into our brand new collections for bridal and prom! We want to thank The Grand America not only for their amazing venue but for providing the delectable cake and florals for our shoot. We couldn't have done it without you!


Illusion lace is one of the most magical and beautiful features a gown can have, in my humble opinion. Today on Gateway Bridal Blog we're featuring a gorgeous dress that has an illusion neckline and sleeves, the BL213! This gorgeous bride, Morgan, is the perfect gal to show off this dress in all its glory!


Illusion Neckline | Casablanca Bridal Style BL213

Morgan is a classic beauty with delicate, feminine features. Her gorgeous brown hair was swept into a half-back twist and completed with soft, cascading curls. A subtle smoky eye and rosy lip highlighted her features perfectly and in the end she looked like an absolute dream. The final touch, of course, was the gorgeous illusion neckline gown complete with illusion sleeves and an AMAZING plunging v-back. She and her girls got ready in the bride's room donning matching silk kimonos and it looks like they had a blast in the meantime! The wedding was perfect, complete with dad walking her down the aisle, the happy couple sharing a ton of kisses, and smashing cake into each other's faces. There was dancing and laughter and love. The magical evening was wrapped up beautifully with a sparkler sendoff!

Illusion Neckline | Casablanca Bridal Style BL213

Illusion Neckline | Casablanca Bridal Style BL213

Illusion Neckline | Casablanca Bridal Style BL213

Illusion Neckline | Casablanca Bridal Style BL213

Illusion Neckline | Casablanca Bridal Style BL213

Casablanca Style BL213, the "Cherish" gown, is unforgettable. It's perfect for the bride who wants a classic look with a dramatic twist. The tulle skirt is so fluffy and fun, and the refines velvet sash at the natural waist is SUPER flattering.  Just look at the illusion neckline on that baby! I'm telling you, it doesn't get much better than this! And how perfectly twirlable is that skirt?! (Spellcheck seems to think "twirlable" isn't a word, but I strongly disagree!)

Illusion Neckline | Casablanca Bridal Style BL213

Illusion Neckline | Casablanca Bridal Style BL213

Illusion Neckline | Casablanca Bridal Style BL213

Oh man. I am such a sucker for twinkle lights!!!

Illusion Neckline | Casablanca Bridal Style BL213

Illusion Neckline | Casablanca Bridal Style BL213

Illusion Neckline | Casablanca Bridal Style BL213

Photos: Brinnan Schill @brinnspiration
Bride:  @_morgan_renae
Florals: Breezy Floral @breezyfloral
Hair/Makeup: Kate Burningham of Shear Envy Salon and Spa
Thanks for joining us, see you next time with more bridal inspiration!

Hey guys! Here we are again to celebrate another yet gorgeous gown by Casablanca Bridal, style 1975! If you love a classic, romantic, lacy wedding dress gown and some gorgeous real brides, this is the place to be! We're lucky enough to have Casablanca Bridal on our team, hooking us up with pictures of real brides from all over the country showcasing some the wonderful styles we carry in our store. This particular style seems to be pretty dang popular, so I thought it would be fun to put all the pictures together so our readers can see how it looks on all sorts of brides!


Casablanca Bridal | Style 1975

Casablanca Bridal has a real knack for creating some of the most romantic, beautiful gowns ever (in my humble opinion ;)) and I don't think I'm the only one who thinks so! Before we delve into the beautiful real brides, let's start with these catalogue photos so you can see every detail up close. Beaded lace appliques accented with Swarovski crystals, pearls, beads, and silver backed sequins make this luxurious satin gown simply breathtaking. The V neckline and plunging V in the back show just the right of skin to stay classy but still look sexy. The pearl encrusted spaghetti straps and flattering fit and flare silhouette top off the lacy perfection that is Style 1975.


Casablanca Bridal | Style 1975


Casablanca Bridal | Style 1975

A Canadian wedding!!! Love it.

Photography: Mango Studios 

Bride and Groom IG: @michelle.a.nelson & @tobin.schultz 

Hair: Qi Salon

Makeup: Limor Berman 

Florist: Ladybug Florist

Casablanca Bridal | Style 1975

Photography: Amelia + Dan

Bride IG: @brittlynnboo 

Planner: Winship Productions

Casablanca Bridal | Style 1975

This lovely bride added extra lace to the sleeves to create relaxed off-the-shoulders straps!

Bride IG: @abbyburns20 

Photography: Kris Hanke of InkStudios   

Hair: Salon and Spa De Crist

Casablanca Bridal | Style 1975

Photography: Melvin Gilbert 

Bride IG: @beccarunner07 

Hair: Michele Neja

Florals: AC Floral and Events

Casablanca Bridal | Style 1975

Photography: Anne Victoria Photography

Casablanca Bridal | Style 1975

Photograhy: Jessica Ranae Photography

Bride IG: @gracefischer

Casablanca Bridal | Style 1975

Photography: Kim Lyn Photography

Bride IG: @beccabee__ 

Florals: Golden Gate Studios

Casablanca Bridal | Style 1975

Bride IG: @mrkats89

Photography: Christian Wilson Photography



Thanks for stopping by, see you next time! XO


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