The Alta MODA Bridal blog had a fast feature on Abigail and Scott who were recently married and the pictures were so fabulous I just had to share! Abigail wore a Model Novias gown on her wedding day and was simply stunning.
Julie Parker is a phenomenal photographer in the Salt Lake City, Utah area with a special flair for wedding photography. Recently, she did these bridals for Shawn and Ashley that are absolutely stunning with a bit of an edge. See for yourself…
What girl hasn’t fantasized of the day they would get married and what their dress would look like? Here are some Utah Brides featured in the Utah Bride and Groom magazine who wore marvelously modest dresses and will give you new ideas for your perfect wedding dress.
The bride wore: an Allure Champagne-colored, crystal-beaded gown with a custom-made bolero. The gown featured a long train, fitted low on the waist, with a scalloped hemline. To match the sparkly gown, she wore a crystal brooch in her hair.
The bride wore: a latte-colored Monique Lhuillier two-piece evening gown. “I did not want a typical white strapless wedding gown,” she explains. “I found a wonderful latte-colored gown with a golden sheen. I felt stylish, sophisticated and beautiful—not just bridal!”
If you aren’t familiar with Alta MODA Bridal, you are in for a treat! Alta MODA was established in 2005 and is well known in the wedding industry for providing phenomenal service that goes beyond the gown. We recently caught up with Hilary, the owner of Alta MODA, to chat about their organization, the beautiful gowns found therein and what brides can expect from working with them.
First off, they have fabulous solutions for brides that are decidedly modest. They are a step away from the norm of modest wedding dresses in Utah and are definitely unique.
One thing that makes Alta MODA so unique is that the majority of designers customize the gowns from the start, as opposed to adding sleeves on a finished product. That way, no line will ever be visible. “You should never see the line, just the bride,” says Hilary.
Here are some of Alta MODA’s fabulous examples of customized gowns, with not a line in sight!
The customization cost varies by designer. Typically brides can budget between $200-1000, depending on the beading work, for the additional customization to the gown.
Alta MODA has a catered, very individualized experience for each bride. Alta MODA suggests to schedule an appointment so that they can work with one on one with the bride so she can find the perfect dress in a relaxed environment. To schedule an appointment with Alta MODA, contact them at 801.531.1215.
Stacy and Rob were married in Oakland, California last July. And the bride wore pearls, a two piece dress with 3/4 sleeves with a slight train.
I had a chance to catch up with Stacy this week and found out she purchased her dress from Bride Beautiful in Salt Lake City, UT. As a dress that had been worn once in a fashion show, she got a killer deal on it — $200! Can you believe it? Since it was originally a larger size with a sleeveless top, she had a whole different top made to her taste. Bride Beautiful has a team of in house seamstresses to do adjustments and alterations like this. They helped her remove the tulle and train and customize the top. After the adjustments it came to about $500.
The look Stacy was going for was simple and classy, a look they certainly achieved. When you alter and customize a dress, the best part is that no one will ever have quite the same dress as you.
Stacy and Rob held their reception at Tilden Park in Berkley, Californi in the Brazilian Room. It was a beautiful, intimate location — perfect for their wedding.
Stacy and Rob are now coming up on their first anniversary in July — congratulations!
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Each Wednesday, Cable Car Couture will feature another beautiful bride and her modest wedding dress. Kristen will be our first featured bride.
Kristen married Cameron in April 2008 at the Salt Lake City temple. She wore a Casablance gown purchased from Mary’s Bridal in Salt Lake City, UT. Her Casablance gown had lovely rouching and boning, very flattering to the waist, with intricate beading and an elegant row of buttons down the back. While the dress was originally strapless, Mary’s Bridal took her exact measurements and Casablance customized the gown to be adjusted to her taste. The measurements were so precise that whent he dress arrived months later, it fit perfectly.
Prior to the alterations, the Casablance gown was $600. After the customizations and rush order, it was approximately $1100.