Is anyone else aching for SPRING?! We are! It seems like after the Holidays, winter should just be done. Like a switch you can flip off, am I right? Well, if I can't make spring come then I will just have to post a gorgeous Spring Wedding in an orchard! Skylar and Josie chose the Provo Castle & Amphitheater and adjacent apple orchard for their bridals & first look session. This session just screams CLASSIC, from Josie's Grace Kelly-esque long sleeve wedding dress to dramatic lighting and styling.
Skylar & Josie met while attending school at Southern Utah University (SUU). They were both on track scholarships and had been friends for several years before they started dating. I guess when you have seen someone at their absolute sweatiest and you still think they are hot you are meant to be together! Since Josie & Skylar would be married in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple and photography isn't allowed, they chose to do a First Look session before Josie's bridals so photographer Lindsey Black could capture the intimate moment when Skylar saw Josie for the first time in her dress. The moment was magical. The two spent 10 minutes talking, kissing, and twirling (something you just don't get if the first time he sees you in your dress is when you walk down the aisle)!
Ok, is it just me or does Josie look like Idina Menzel? Right!? But I digress. We love her simple and elegant satin long sleeve wedding dress...it reminds me of Grace Kelly. Totally classic and beautiful. And let's talk about this orchard for a minute. WOW. The canopy of trees was just screaming for a bride to frame under it's branches! The orchard is right next to a beautiful amphiteather. We love the way the rock plays on Skylar's gray suit. All in all, these two are adorable and we are so glad we could feature their fantastic spring wedding bridal shoot on LDS Bride Blog today!
This month at LatterDayBride & Prom, we are featuring our gorgeous long sleeve lace wedding dress, the Caymbria, in our showroom window. So, imagine my delight when our Real Bride (and amazing co-worker) Sydney sent these gorgeous snowy bridals of her in her Caymbria gown to us this week!
Long sleeve lace wedding dresses are ALL the rage this season! If you have imagined yourself on your wedding day decked from head to toe in elegance, this may be the style for you. Meet the 'Caymbria' gown by LatterDayBride & Prom, a Salt Lake City Utah bridal shop with a focus on modest wedding dresses offering worldwide shipping! This long-sleeved modest gown features visually stunning floral lace softly making its way from long sleeves at the way down through the train. Tulle and luxe silky charmeuse lining is then accented with a button closure. The Caymbria is available in Champagnge/Ivory, Ivory, or White! Plus, the sleeve length and neckline can be totally customized to fit each bride's unique tastes.
Our gorgeous real bride Sydney is a total stunner in her Caymbria gown for her First Look and Bridals up snowy America Fork Canyon. We LOVE it when our brides embrace the beautiful mountains here in Utah, snow and all. It has it's own elegant beauty, and these winter bridals are no exception. Photographer Taylor Elaine captured everything so perfectly!
Sydney says "During our bridal session, it was in the single digits! We brought LOTS of blankets and I was wearing leggins and snow boots under my dress! By the end of the session, our fingers were blue!" Um, brrrr? But yes, we agree...the pictures are totally worth it!
A cute story about choosing her dress:
Welcome back to LDS Bride Blog! Engagement season is in full swing, so this week we have a Utah Botanical Gardens engagement session for you to oooh and ahhh over!
Their Utah wedding photographer, Rachel Lindsey, wrote about these fun Kaysville engagements. Here is what she had to say:
"Down by the banks of the Mississippi, where the bull frogs jump from bank to bank.....
If you were a kid and memorized how to spell Mississippi with all the other kids, raise your hand!! What a fun word! Well anyway, that's where it all began. Both raised in different states, Megan and Alex's paths would have never crossed had they both not made the decision to serve full time LDS missions. That one decision would change their lives forever. With inspiration from church leaders and guidance from Heavenly Father, they ended up serving in the same mission in Mississippi. They crossed paths towards the end of their missions, serving in the same area, and realized that there was mutual affection. Because they were serving missions, they kept each other at arm's length. Megan and Alex ended up coming home on the same day and that's where it all got started.
Fast forward a few months, here we are!!! Their wedding was on December 16, 2016 and they're got married in the beautiful Ogden, Utah Temple.
Happy New Year's Eve!! We hope everyone has some fabulous plans for tonight, whether it involves staying home with your family and binging on Netflix or going out on the town. Whatever you do, stay safe and warm! We are so thankful for ALL of you, for supporting and loving us this year. We can't wait to see what is in store for Gateway Bridal, LatterDayBride, and of course, LDS Bride Blog for the new year!
We can't think of a better way to round out the New Year and welcome 2017 than with some adorable engagement photos with....Airplanes! Engagements are always SO fun and romantic, and we are right in the middle of prime engagement season, so prepare yourselves for LOTS of ring shots and friend's status's changing from "In a Relationship" to "Engaged!" Will you be one of them? Tag us in your ring shot on Instagram @latterdaybride!
Chelsie & Robert chose to do their engagement photos at the Heber Air Museum in Heber, Utah. The museum has some amazing WWII Era airplanes, and since Robert has his pilot's license, it seemed like the perfect fit! Chelsie's adorable modest lace knee-length navy dress complemented Robert's gray suit perfectly, making for some seriously classic photos by Utah wedding photographer Lindsey Black. If you are wondering what to wear for your engagements, may we suggest taking a page out of Chelsie & Robert's book and going a bit more formal than normal, but staying true to your personalities and keeping the fun with some color and little details like lace, scarves, sparkly shoes, etc.
We love how Chelsie kept it modest and cute while still looking absolutely ravishing...As you can see, Robert can't take his eyes off of her. These two are obviously SO in love, and these unique engagement photos show it. Thank you for sharing them with us!