Welcome to the new look of the LDS Bride Blog! We hope you like has been a long time coming and we feel it really reflects the beauty and style we cherish her at LDS BB. We couldn't be more excited for our inaugural post here today. This featured fall wedding has it all: Gorgeous bride and groom, adorable love story, Salt Lake Temple ceremony (because who doesn't love the SL Temple?), and an amazing reception at the never-a-disappointment Wadley Farms. Carli and Glenn redefine the hashtag #couplesgoals, as their adorable personalities totally shine through in their wedding photos by Lyndsey Kaye Photography. We think you will agree...this is one for the books.

Wadley Farms fall wedding

Their photographer Lyndsey said, "Carli told me that she dreamed about getting married in the Salt Lake Temple since she was a little girl. She is from Canada and never thought it would happen. Then Glenn happened to come to Canada on his mission! They fell in love after he served. Right before Glenn saw Carli, he was making himself breathe, it was the cutest! When they turned around on the pedestal for the first look, Carli kept looking away trying not to cry. Glenn couldn't help himself. The photo of her wiping away his tears was my favorite. Their day was so gorgeous!"

 Salt Lake Temple fall weddingfall wedding at the Salt Lake TempleBride and Groom exiting the Salt Lake TempleBride in a modest wedding dress at the Salt Lake TempleSalt Lake Temple wedding in September with blush bridesmaid dresses

Another fun story that Carli posted on her instagram:

"Glenn and I decided to look through his mission planners to see if we could find the day we first met. After awhile of looking, we found on April 3, 2014 at 8:00, he had an appointment with "Taylor and some girl." A little more than 2 years later, I could not be happier to have become more than just 'some girl!'"

So are we, Carli, so are we.

bride with bridesmaids in light pink at the Salt Lake Temple

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Photography: Lyndsey Kaye Photography 

Reception Venue: Wadley Farms 

Dress: Fantasy Bridal

HMUA: Vivian Makeup Artist

Flowers: Native Flower Company

Cake: Granite Bakery

Catering: Magleby's  

Tie: Formed Fit

Bridesmaids Dresses: ASOS

Todays featured wedding at the Salt Lake Temple with a gorgeous reception at Rose River Receptions in Blackfoot, Idaho is simply gorgeous.

 Featured wedding at the Salt Lake Temple
The couple's photographer, Alyona Oborn says,
"Savana and Logan just radiate happiness and love,  Everyone who was there could feel the love these two have for each other. Savana's beautiful dress from LatterDayBride looked so beautiful with the sunset! It was so flowy and was a perfect fit for her. Being there and witnessing their love was a perfect way to end my summer weddings!"
We couldn't agree more.
Modest wedding dress at and LDS temple wedding

The Dress

Savana's dress is the 'Fairchild' by LatterDayBride, with a customized sleeve length. The original dress has long sleeves and Savana made it her own by requesting elbow-length. The result is simply stunning. This modest wedding dress features a stunning scalloped neckline, a lovely satin waistband and delicate pearl buttons cascading down the tulle train. It fit Savana like a glove and she is simply radiant wearing it!
The Fairchild by LatterDayBride at the Salt Lake Temple

The Wedding

The Salt Lake Temple never disappoints, no matter the season. However, there is something special about summer weddings there. The green grass. The full trees swaying in the breeze. The flowers at their prime. And that warm summer sunlight and magical sunset you can only get this time of the year. Savana and Logan picked the perfect summer day to tie the knot. Just look at that blue sky!

Salt Lake Temple wedding exit

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The Reception

The couple's reception was held at Rose River Receptions in Blackfoot, Idaho the next evening. We kind of love this trend of breaking the wedding into two days...I remember how exhausted I was after my wedding day and I just look so dead tired in all of my reception photos. Savana and Logan look refreshed and ready to party! And party they did. Can we talk about those gorgeous bridesmaid dresses too? And how adorable are their flower girls?! 

Flower crown on a flower girl in Blackfoot Idaho

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LDS wedding reception in Idaho details

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Wedding cake at and LDS wedding reception

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Thank for for sharing this beautiful wedding with us! 

Photography: Alyona Oborn Photography

Reception Center: Rose River Receptions

Cake: Paisley Cakes

Floral: Pinehurst Floral & Greenhouse

Dress: LatterDayBride & Prom



Bride in a rose modest mermaid wedding dress at the Salt Lake Temple

We are a little bit giddy about this real wedding we have on the blog today. Andreanna's totally unique rose modest mermaid wedding dress is simply stunning and we may be a bit obsessed with the photos too. 

Bridal photos with a modest wedding dress in a mermaid silhouette
The Love Story

By Andreanna
"We met a year ago on May 1st (2015), at the airport. We were both there to welcome my cousin home from her mission (he and his family are family friends of my cousin's family). Me and my mom walked in and he was the first thing I saw, I swear he was radiating light and happiness, it's those dang dimples of his. But that was kind of the extent for me, I had always been a tad bit adverse to dating, and boys, and everything. From his perspective though, he saw me walk in and was standing next to his dad and immediately said, "oh my gosh dad, she is beautiful." Which is very sweet of him because I looked quite rough that day. He was also recording the whole event on his ipad, and when you look back at the recording it keeps coming back to me throughout the whole thing.
Salt Lake Temple wedding in winter
He wanted to come ask me out on a date but took to long and I left, so he got my number from my aunt and texted me. I left 3 days later for a study abroad to Italy however, so not much happened. I did message him through facebook while I was oversees when i rarely had access to wifi, and this came off as me blowing him off. Luckily he didn't give up though. When I returned though he was doing summer sales in Ohio, but I finally had my phone back so we started texting all the time, calling and face timing each other every day. We fell in love over the phone. We even said I love you to each other for the first time over the phone. I had major back surgery last August and he came home 4 days after that. We said I love you the night before I went into surgery. When he finally came home, it was to me completely demobilized on a bed in the middle of my living room. He barely left my side for two weeks. He immediately began helping me with everything. I had to be walked every 2 hours but couldn't barely move on my own. He got me up, walked me, helped me lay back down, and tucked me in every night before he left. After those first 2 weeks we knew without a doubt we were meant for each other. He proposed a month later in September and we had a beautiful, though freezing, December wedding. I fall more in love with him every day, and those dimples and green eyes get me every time i look at him."
LDS Wedding at the Salt Lake Temple in December
Andreanna's dress was designed and handmade by Kristi Lambson, with the lace on the bodice designed by Andreanna herself! We love it when brides get creative and really create something special, and this modest mermaid wedding dress is something she can treasure forever! Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous wedding with us Andreanna and Ty!

The Bridals

Fall bridal portraits with a mermaid modest wedding dress
Bride in a rose colored modest wedding dress with a mermaid silhouette
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Photo credit for Bridal Shoot to Meghan Bird Mulvey

The Bridals/Groomals

Bridals at the Salt Flats with a modest mermaid wedding gown
Groomals at the Salt Flats with a pink modest wedding dress

The Wedding Day

Salt Lake Temple winter wedding
Groom with Bride in a modest mermaid wedding dress at the Salt Lake Temple
Modest bride and groom first dance
Photo credit for Wedding day and Bridals/Groomals to Giselle Mcshinsky
Makeup to Mckenzie Baker (and Hair for Bridal Shoot)
Hair on Wedding Day to Suzy Baker

Let's face it, very few women fit the "Barbie doll" stereotype! That is why we are so excited to share this post today with 5 plus size wedding dresses that will make you LOVE your curves! 

LatterDayBride, a division of Gateway Bridal and Prom in Salt Lake City, UT now boasts the largest selection of plus size bridal gowns available to try on, order, and take home in the state! Their Bridal Curves collection includes a TON of modest wedding dresses available in every size.

But what fun is it to go wedding dress shopping and the store only has "Barbie doll" samples? It's really hard to tell whether you like a dress or not if you can't even try it on. That's why the LatterDayBride Bridal Curves collection has over 100 plus size wedding dress samples up to size 28 for you to try on right in the store. Sweet, right!?

LatterDayBride says "Let's celebrate our Bridal Curves selection, a large section of our store dedicated to our curvy, bold and beautiful brides!" We can't agree more, so here we are to show you just a few of the gorgeous modest wedding dresses they carry for brides of every shape and size!

1. The 'Cosette'

The 'Cosette' gown is a lovely modest wedding dress features a unique bateau neckline, fully beaded bodice and delicate tulle skirt. This gown available in Champagne/Ivory/Silver, Ivory/Ivory/Silver, White/White/Silver, and White/White, and the sleeve length and neckline can be totally customized!

Modest plus size wedding dress by LatterDayBride, the Cosette.

2. The 'Langdon' 

 The 'Langdon' gown is brand new to the LatterDayBride collection this year. The gorgeous fit and flare silhouette flatters any body, and the delicate scalloped lace sleeves and neckline are divine. This gown is available in White, Ivory or Vintage/Ivory! 

Modest plus size wedding dress, the Langdon, by LatterDayBride

lace plus size wedding dress by Latter Day Bride

3. The 'Baldwin'

The 'Baldwin' is a classic satin A-line modest dress featuring a sweetheart neckline, scattered lace appliques and a flattering asymmetrical wrap cinching the waist. This gown is available in Ivory or White. Again, the sleeve length or neckline can be customized! Our real bride Julie is absolutely radiant rocking her Baldwin gown!

A-line plus size wedding dress, the Baldwin by LatterDayBride

 PC: Brandon Burk Photography

4. The 'Tatum'

The 'Tatum' gown is a classic A-line modest wedding gown featuring a darling waistband, flattering princess seams, sweetheart neckline and a corset back. It is available in Ivory or White and like many dresses at LatterDayBride, the sleeves and neckline can be customized! Another thing to LOVE about this dress? It's under $500. Yep, no excuses not to have a gorgeous wedding dress now, right?

Our real bride Lunden is so stunning, we are so glad she shared her bridal photos with us!

Real bride in a plus size wedding dress, the Tatum by LatterDayBride

Utah State Capitol bridals with a plus size brideModest plus size wedding dress, the Tatum by LatterDayBrideModest curvy bride at the Utah State Capitol

PC: Coco Portraits

5. Casablanca Bridal Customized

Even though LatterDayBride has the most ready-to-wear modest wedding dresses in the world, sometimes a bride falls in love with a dress at Gateway Bridal that isn't quite modest yet. That's why LatterDayBride LOVES their vendors! One vendor, Casablanca Bridal, is able to customize almost anything to fit each bride individually! 

Our real bride Kylie absolutely had to have Casablanca Style 1900, and we were more than happy to work with her to make it perfect! By adding illusion lace sleeves, it became exactly what she envisioned!Thanksgiving Point bridals with a plus size wedding dress

Customized lace plus size wedding dress by Gateway Bridal

We hope this post makes you curvy brides out there so excited to go out and find a plus size wedding dress that you absolutely adore! Let's embrace our curves and find the perfect gown for your big day! 

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