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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! 

Utah botanical gardens engagement in Kaysville on LDS Bride Blog

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.

Modest outfit for a Utah engagement session on LDS Bride Blog

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.

Engagements at the Kaysville Utah Botanical Gardens on LDS Bride Blog

These two are so adventurous together. They absolutely love being outdoors and do wide range of activities. On their mission, they talked about a time that they got to go fishing and Alex taught Megan how to gut and prepare a fish. I couldn't believe when they told me that she actually did it!! I did it all the time as a kid, but after years of not fishing, I just can't handle it anymore now! Megan is willing to try new things, even gutting a fish. They often go hiking and camping and are anxious for the snow to come so they can enjoy some time out on the slopes.
LDS engagements at the Utah Botanical Gardens in Kaysville on LDS Bride Blog
 
The one thing that I noticed and absolutely LOVED about Megan and Alex was how much fun they had together. Their happiness was contagious and I'm sure I looked like a smiling fool behind my camera. You just couldn't get rid of those smiles on their faces even if you tried. They were so playful and completely love struck.
Utah engagement session at the Kaysville Botanical Gardens on LDS Bride Blog
 
The Utah Botanical Gardens in Kaysville was such a perfect place to take photos of these two. We got a wide range of looks and enjoyed walking around the beautiful place. Megan had driven by the gardens many many times and never even knew it existed. It's a little gem tucked away! Megan and Alex were so incredibly photogenic!! They were naturally very affectionate and comfortable in front of a camera and so they made my job easy!"
LDS engagement session in Kaysville at the Utah Botanical Gardens on LDS Bride Blog

Thank you for sending these our way, Rachel! And congratulations to the now newlyweds Megan and Alex!Botanical Gardens Engagements in Kaysville Utah on LDS Bride Blog
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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!

Engagement Photos at Heber Air Museum with Chelsie & Robert

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. 

Airplane engagements by Lindsey Black Photography on LDS Bride Blog

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!  

Unique engagements with a WWII airplane in Heber Utah by LDS Bride Blog photographer Lindsey Black

Engagements with an airplane and a modest navy dress by Lindsey Black Photography on LDS Bride Blog

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Fun and unique engagements with a modest navy dress by LDS Bride Blog

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It's almost 2017 and the team at LatterDayBride and Prom has been busy shopping the bridal market for the best in modest wedding dresses, prom gowns, and bridesmaid dresses for the new year! We can't be more excited about the new stock we have arriving every day and can't wait another minute to share them with you! 

So, without further ado, here are the gorgeous bridal and prom photos from our 2016-2017 Eye Candy photo shoot with the fantastic Rebecca Westover Photography.

Modest Wedding Dresses

In the world of weddings, it's all about the lace and chiffon this year. The ever-popular sweetheart neckline keeps its top spot, while the ballgown sillhouette makes a come-back. Of course, the A-line, Fit and Flare, and Mermaid bridal gown styles are still classics, so you will find a little bit of something for everyone in our new modest dress collection here at LatterDayBride. Here are just a few photos of our new styles!

The 'Mapleton'

This all-over lace gown is truly a classic!  Wear it as is for a more sheath look, or add a petticoat and it can be either an A-line or ball gown!  Add a belt for an even more dramatic look. This gown available in Ivory or White and the sleeve length or neckline can be customized!

The Markova gown, a modest wedding dress by LatterDayBride and Prom

The 'Markova'

This stunning modest bridal gown features a unique lace complimented by a lovely scalloped neckline with a beaded natural waistline and a flowy A-line skirt. Gown available in Ivory or Antique/Ivory.

The Markova gown by LatterDayBride & Prom, a Utah modest wedding dress shop

Pair it with some adorably modest bridesmaids dresses, like LatterDayBride Syle MW22070, only $50 and available in Mint, Rose, Eggplant, Navy, and Burgundy!

The Markova, a modest wedding dress, paired with mint bridesmaid dresses with sleeves by LatterDayBride

The 'Josephine'

This amazing modest wedding dress features a soft lace overlay, sweetheart neckline, and mermaid silhouette. Gown available in White, Ivory or Champagne/Mocha/Ivory.

Sleeve length or neckline can be customized.

The Josephine wedding dress, a modest bridal gown by LatterDayBride & Prom in Utah

Modest wedding dress by LatterDayBride for LDS brides, the Josephine gown

 

The 'Bronwin'

Make a statement with this one of a kind wedding gown complete with a v-neckline, delicate lace sleeves and a fabulous draping sheath silhouette finished with wide lace scalloping. Gown available in Champagne/Ivory, Ivory or White.

Sleeve length or neckline can be customized.

The Bronwin, a modest wedding dress by LatterDayBride for LDS brides

The 'Alexandra'

This bohemian modest wedding dress features a detailed lace, half illusion sleeve and a darling scalloped scoop neckline and a darling tiered skirt. Gown available in White, Ivory or Champagne/Ivory.

Sleeve length or neckline can be customized

The Alexandra pairs beautifully with modest bridesmaid dresses style MDS 1611, only $60 and available in 10 popular colors!

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Bridal Curves

LatterDayBride and Prom now has the LARGEST selection of plus size bridal gowns in Utah in our Bridal Curves collection with samples up to size 40 in many of our popular styles! 

The 'Cosette'

This lovely modest wedding dress is available in sizes 2-28! It features a unique bateau neckline, fully beaded bodice and delicate tulle skirt. Gown available in Champagne/Ivory/Silver, Ivory/Ivory/Silver, White/White/Silver, and White/White

Sleeve length or neckline can be customized.

The Cosette, a modest plus size wedding dress by LatterDayBride and Prom

The 'Langdon'

This stunning modest gown is available in sizes 2-28 and features a flattering v-neckline, stand-out lace pattern and a mermaid silhouette complimented by an organza skirt and train.

Gown available in Vintage/Ivory, White, or Ivory.

The Langdon modest wedding dress on a plus size bride by LatterDayBride & Prom in Utah

Modest plus size wedding dress, the Langdon, by LatterDayBride & Prom

Modest Bridesmaid Dresses

Glittery Styles

The Megan, Natalie and Hilary glittery bridesmaid styles mix and match to pair with our Josephine gown beautifully! Available in a variety of sparkly colors.

 Modest bridesmaid dresses with glitter by LatterDayBride, the Megan, Natalie, and Hilary gowns

Glittery modest bridesmaid dresses in rose gold by LatterDayBride and Prom

Modest bridesmaid or prom dresses by LatterDayBride, the Megan, Natalie, and Hillary gowns 

LDS Temple Dresses

LatterDayBride & Prom carries a huge selection of LDS temple dresses in a wide variety of styles and sizes. Here are just a few!

The 'Nauvoo'

Find your perfect temple dress at the perfect price. This darling temple dress features a soft fabric with a gentle scoop neckline and a cinched waistband. And the best part, it has pockets!

The Nauvoo, an LDS temple dress by LatterDayBride & Prom in Salt Lake City, Utah 

LDS Temple Dresses, the Nauvoo & the Hartford by LatterDayBride & Prom in SLC Utah

The 'Hartford'

This darling temple dress features a soft pliable fabric, lovely lace bodice and sleeves, a flattering ruched waistline and flowy chiffon skirt. It also has pockets and a back zipper!

The Hartford, an LDS temple dress by LatterDayBride & Prom in SLC Utah

Modest Prom Dresses

Prom is coming! And LatterDayBride has all the latest styles while keeping it beautifully modest. Find your perfect modest prom dress here! 

The 'Aisha'

Available in Purple or Royal

Modest Prom Dress, the Aisha gown, by LatterDayBride & Prom in SLC Utah

The Aisha, a modest prom dress from Utah dress shop LatterDayBride & Prom

The 'Harlie'

Modest Prom Dress, the Harlie, by LatterDayBride & Prom in SLC Utah

Pictured with the 'Brinley' gown.

Sparkly modest prom dresses, the Harlie & Megan, by LatterDayBride & Prom

The 'Megan'

Modest Prom & Bridesmaid dresses with sparkle, the Megan by LatterDayBride & Prom

Modest bridesmaid & prom gowns with glitter, the Megan by LatterDayBride & Prom

Black is Back

From short and flirty to long and sparkly, we have all the gorgeous black modest prom dresses for this spring!

Modest Black Prom Dresses by LatterDayBride and Prom in SLC Utah 

The 'Ryann'

Available in Black/Gold or Emerald

The Ryann, a modest black prom dress by LatterDayBride in SLC Utah

The 'Moriah'

Modest prom dress, the Moriah, by LatterDayBride in Salt Lake City Utah

The 'Lucy'

The Lucy, a modest prom dress by LatterDayBride in SLC Utah

The 'Emily'

Fall in love with this amazing modest prom dress. The two-tone bodice shows off an intricate gold lace pattern with a slim waistband and complimented by a rich pleated A-line skirt. And the best part?  It has pockets!

Dress available in Fuchsia, Emerald and Black

The Emily, a modest prom dress with cap sleeves by LatterDayBride & Prom in SLC Utah

The 'Flora'

The Flora gown, a modest prom dress by LatterDayBride

A floral modest wedding dress, the Flora gown, by LatterDayBride

But WAIT! Don't go anywhere yet. Rob with Sugar Rush Photo + Video created these amazing videos from our Eye Candy shoot...you won't want to miss them! 

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We hope you are as excited as we are about all our new additions! We would love to hear from you!

For bridal, we ask that you make an appointment so you can have that one-on-one attention from one of our bridal consultants to help you find the perfect dress.

For formalwear, temple dresses, and bridesmaids, just come right on in! 

And, as always, all of our gorgeous styles are online with Worldwide Shipping!

 

 

We know it's the week of Chrismas and your spring bridal photos you scheduled with your photographer a few months ago may be the last thing on your mind...but we promise, they will be here before you know it! So, we can't think of a better time to share our 5 tips for ROCKING your bridal photos, courtesy of LatterDayBride! And while you browse our suggestions, you can oooh and ahhh over this gorgeous bridal shoot by Whitney Hunt of AK Studio & Design. Her gorgeous bride, Codi, is radiant in the 'Huntington', a modest wedding dress by LatterDayBride and Prom in Salt Lake City, Utah!

 Tips for Rocking Your Bridal Photos with a modest wedding dress by LatterDayBride

1. Book in Advance

Don't wait until the month before your wedding to think about getting bridal photos done. Get them booked as SOON as you get engaged and book your photographer. This allows you maximum control over the season, scenery, and timing. Work with your wedding photographer and find out exactly how much time he/she needs to process, edit, and order any prints or albums you want displayed at your wedding...then give yourself one extra month on top of that. The last thing you want to do is worry about that gorgeous 16x24 canvas getting here in time to display by the sign-in book! Tips for Rocking Your Bridal Photos with the Huntington dress by LatterDayBride

2. Order your Dress ASAP

Since bridal photos without a wedding dress might be, well, weird, make sure you go dress shopping as soon as possible after getting engaged. Find out how much time it will take for the dress to arrive and talk to your alterations specialist to gauge how long it will be until you actually have dress in hand. Then add on a couple weeks for unforseen circumstances.

The Huntington, a modest wedding dress by LatterDayBride

3. Get your Bridal Hair and Makeup Done Professionally

This is your wedding day, and your bridal photos are reflective of that. Don't cut costs here. A few hundred dollars to hire a professional wedding hair and makeup artist is worth every penny. Professionals are trained to make you look your absolute best, work with your face shape, and use top-quality products that will last all day. Plus, your bridal session is a great way to get a trial hair and makeup run in before the big day! 

Bridal photos with professional hair and makeup in Utah

4. Pick a Realistic Location

So you want that photo of you as a bride with your horse standing on top of a mountain surrounded by snow? Great! But make sure you have thought the logistic through and have everything worked out with your photographer. How will you get there? Will you be able to have the best light? How will your horse get there? Who will you bring to help hold your horse? As you think about it and write down everything you need, you may find that a local field with the mountains in the background will be just as beautiful without the stress.

Black and white bridal photos featuring the Huntington gown by LatterDayBride

5. Plan on Dress Cleaning

This is a biggie. Unless you plan on getting your bridal photos done indoors in a controlled environment, plan on getting your dress cleaned after your bridal session and before the wedding. It is the nature of wedding dresses (especially white gowns) to drag behind you...and the ground is dirty. The last thing you want is to be stressing the entire shoot about getting your dress a little dirty and miss out on epic photos that might have been. Make sure you leave plenty of time between your bridals and wedding day for cleaning and choose a reputable dry cleaner who specializes in wedding dresses...the dress shop you got your dress from should be able to provide recommendations.

Bridal photos in Utah with a modest wedding dress by LatterDayBride

BONUS TIP

Decide if it will be only YOU in your bridals or if you will be doing a First Look/Formal session including your groom. There are pros and cons to both, so think long and hard about it and make the best decision for you! Spring bridal photos with the bride and groom using a modest wedding dress by LatterDayBrideTips for Rocking Your Bridal Photos Huntington LatterDayBride 18

Thanks for tuning in today to LDS Bride Blog! We hope you enjoyed these gorgeous photos as well as 5 great tips for rocking your bridal photos!

A bride wearing the Huntington, a modest wedding dress by LatterDayBride

Tips for a great bridal photo session by LatterDayBride

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Vendors

Photographer: Whitney Hunt with AK Studio & Design

Hair & Makeup: Beauty By Blood

Floral: Lilac Floral

 

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