Wedding Wednesday: Abigail Wears Model Novias

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.

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Photos care of Impressions by Sydney.

Timeless.  Fabulous.  Beautiful.

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Wedding Wednesday – Shawn and Ashley by Julie Parker Photography

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…

Shawn & Ashley Bridals by Julie Parker Photography
Shawn & Ashley Bridals by Julie Parker Photography
Shawn & Ashley Bridals by Julie Parker Photography
Shawn & Ashley Bridals by Julie Parker Photography
Shawn & Ashely Bridals by Julie Parker Photography
Shawn & Ashely Bridals by Julie Parker Photography
Shawn & Ashley Bridals with Julie Parker Photography
Shawn & Ashley Bridals with Julie Parker Photography
Shawn & Julie Bridals by Julie Parker Photography
Shawn & Julie Bridals by Julie Parker Photography

To see more from Julie Parker Photographer, visit her online at www.julieparkerphotography.com or check out her blog, updated frequently with plenty of eye candy, at julieparkerphotography.blogspot.com.

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Wedding Wednesday – Utah Brides

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.

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Utah Bride & Groom: Ellery & BJ – November 25, 2008.  Photos by Rebekah Westover Photography.

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.

Bridal gown: The Perfect Dress, SLC, 801-568-3737, theperfectdress.com

Bolero jackets are a great way for brides to be modest without having to alter the original dress design.

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Utah Bride and Groom: Rosemary and Kevin – February 28, 2009.  Photography by Erin Kate Photography

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!”

Bridal gown: Neiman Marcus, Copley Place, Boston, neimanmarcus.com
Alterations: Alta Moda Bridal Boutique, SLC, 801- 531-1215, altamodabridal.com

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July Utah Bride and Groom Cover Winners: Alex and TJ – March 20, 2008. Photos by Brody Dezember Photography (dezemberphoto.com)

The bride wore: An ivory and light gold Sottero Midgley gown from Maggie Sottero, and an ivory tea-length Casablanca wedding gown for the dinner and dancing.

Bridal gown: The Perfect Dress, SLC, 801-568-3737, theperfectdress.com

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Have to say I am loving these boleros as a means to modesty!

Which Utah bride’s dress do you love best?

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Wedding Wednesday: Alta MODA 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.

Photo by Heidi Uhl of Retrospect Studios
Photo by Heidi Uhl of Retrospect Studios
Photo by Heidi Uhl of Retrospect Studios
Photo by Heidi Uhl of Retrospect Studios
Photo by Heidi Uhl of Retrospect Studios
Photo by Heidi Uhl of Retrospect Studios

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!

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Atelier Aimee Alteration
Atelier Aimee Customization
Rosa Clara Alteration
Rosa Clara Customization
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Model Novias Customization

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.

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Visit Alta MODA Bridal online at http://www.altamodabridal.com/ or their regularly updated bridal blog at http://www.altamodabridal.com/blog/.

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Wedding Wednesday: Stacy

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.

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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.

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Photo by Kim Silcox - Stacy with her neice Victoria

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.

Photo by Kim Silcox - Stacy with Sarah and Stephanie
Photo by Kim Silcox - Stacy with Sarah and Stephanie
Photo by Kim Silcox - First Dance at the Brazilian Room
Photo by Kim Silcox - First Dance at the Brazilian Room

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.

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Stacy and Rob are now coming up on their first anniversary in July — congratulations!

Photo by Kim Silcox
Photo by Kim Silcox
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Wedding Wednesday: Kristen

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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-front-topKristen 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.

Kristen’s photographs were taken by the award winning Swenson Photography.

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