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.
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.
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!
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.
There are several amazing spaces for brides to choose from, depending on their taste! Each is just as beautiful as the next.
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?
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!
K... how cute are they with their hats???
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
That's one good looking couple!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
Photgraphy by Lora and Ted
Photo by Amanda Joy Photography
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
Okay ladies, let's get real. Wedding dresses can be SO dang expensive! It's a struggle because of course you want to look stunning and draw attention to yourself, as well as blowing your new spouse's mind. There you are, newly engaged,@new_asset_idUPER excited,@new_asset_idooking at wedding dresses... then suddenly your heart drops into your stomach. All those 4 figure pricetags might even make you a little bit dizzy. Don't despair, though. Today on Gateway Bridal Blog we are going to show you that you don't have to break the bank to look beautiful. We're featuring a bunch of gorgeous wedding dresses under $600!
There are plenty of reasons to save your money when buying a wedding dress. You will have more money to spend on your honeymoon, catering, cake, flowers, bridesmaid's dresses, you name it! Plus, have you ever heard of a "trash the dress" session? They are SO fun. You can get a photoshoot done in your gown after the big day playing in paint, mud,@new_asset_idr water! Look it up, they're super cool. Anyways, every dress under $600 that we're sharing with you today is gorgeous! Just because you're not spending thousands on a gown doesn't have to mean it's not beautiful. While I was going through to gather up gowns for this post, I seriously thought to myself "How are there dresses under $600??" Anyways, let's dive in!
This fit and flare gown features beautiful ruching on the bodice, a corset-laced back, and a stunning beaded "brooch" at the waist. So flattering and classic!
This dress features a V-neckline with beading and chiffon straps, A-line skirt, and ruching in the bodice. Loving the way those straps angle in and almost meet in the middle on the back!
This lovely sheath gown features extraordinary beading, shine and a wide scoop neckline at the back.
This beachy, Grecian gown features a darling natural waistband,@new_asset_idoft delicate beading and flattering spaghetti straps.
One of my favorite gowns we carry, period! Not just my favorite of this collection of dresses under $600. Seriously. This elegant gown is an instant classic. The lovely lace bodice and the flattering v-neck blend seamlessly with the flowy chiffon skirt, making this a wedding gown for any season. Check out those delicate little lace cap sleeves. (Sigh)
Stylish and extravagant, this dress features beautiful Ninfa lace in the extravagant outer layer. The dress has a jewel neckline and A-line skirt. Plus, buttons that trail alllll the way down the back. LOVE.
This beautiful sheath gown is elegant, flowy, and simple. It features a romantic tulle skirt and a sweetheart neckline. The beaded waistline falls at the most flattering part of your torso below the elegant "twist" in the bodice. It is available is white or ivory (pictured in ivory)
We always love to be able to share a real picture with you, so here is this stunning bride in the Middleton. To. Die. For.
Photos taken by Aubree Belle Photography @aubreebellephotography in Kauai, Hawaii
Florals by Flowers by Samantha
The dress features a classic V neckline, and A-line skirt, along with ruching in the bodice, and elaborate lace detail on the back. It's available in ivory or white (pictured in ivory).
This A-line dress with high boat neckline is a versatile and elegant option. With an intricate criss cross and draped fabric detail on the back, this Amber Satin Chiffon gown projects effortless grace. Available in ivory or white (pictured in ivory).
This glamourous gown features soft, drapey fabric, gorgeous bedazzling at the waist and on the delicate sleeves, and a beautiful ruffled edge train.
This charming gown features a ruched bodice with a sweetheart neckline, flowy A-line silhouette, and flattering band at the waist. The real showstopper though... the sleeves and back. Sheer, dreamy fabric is adorned with sparkly, patterned beading that drapes effortlessly off the shoulders.
This lacy tea-length gown is perfect for a summertime wedding.
Classic and flattering, this sheath gown features gathered,@new_asset_idhoughtfully placed fabric and flattering lines trailing down the coreset-laced back.
Simple, beautiful, and smooth. This gown's sleek silhouette is complimented by double elegant spaghetti straps that are adorned with lovely beading.
Another real picture!!! Seriously our favorite thing.
This classy fit and flare gown has the most beautiful lace overlay that you have to see to believe. It available in Ivory/Deco Gold (as shown), Ivory or White
I hope you can now see that you don't have to go broke to look like a queen on your big day. Thanks for stopping by to check out these awesome dresses under $600! See you next time! XO