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We can get our hands on hundreds of styles of gowns (affordable gowns, we might add), and view even more throughout the year. We make choices based on trends, on which designers we love. those who are tried and true - and most importantly - we make selections based on our target consumers in this area. We have options for all sorts of brides.
This particular gown is an exquisite detour from the mermaids, ball gowns, and strapless numbers. This dress is for the bride who knows her own mind and has a singular chic quality. This gown is for a star, and the beading says as much!
The pale silver fabric and beading on this dress evoke The Great Gatsby and the roaring 1920s, but there is an element of the Met Gala and with the intricate sewing work, three quarter sleeves and fitted skirt, it's a stunner.
If you want to see this gown or others, come by Bridal Traditions and we'll help you make the perfect choice.
Alexandra (Allie) and her husband Tyler were married in August of 2021 at Elkin Creek Vineyard and Winery, but their love affair began at Appalachian State University. Through hiking and adventures around North Carolina we became best friends before we started dating in November 2018. They now live in Asheville and continue to enjoy all that the outdoors have to offer a young couple of newlyweds.
"Our wedding day was perfect from beginning to end. It was a romantic ceremony set at a beautiful vineyard. Our colors were olive, sage and taupe and our motif was greenery. Our charming venue was adorned with lush cream flowers and eucalyptus from our florist and glass vases with candles floating on water."
"One of my favorite moments was when I had my parents on either side of me at the end of the aisle while our officiant prayed at the beginning of the ceremony. When our officiant began our ceremony, after I had moved to the side, he began with “Mawage” like the clergyman from The Princess Bride. We wholeheartedly believe in the sanctity of marriage, and would never want to take away from that, but we knew we wanted to bring that element to our ceremony too because God made us silly and we wanted to share that moment with our loved ones."
"I knew I didn’t want to spend over $1200 on my dress. I knew that I wasn’t a ballgown girl so when I pictured my dress, I instinctively saw it as something rather fitted. I was open to sleeves or strapless and, in my own way, I got the best of both worlds with the thin off-the-shoulder lace sleeves. I also knew I didn’t want to wear a stark white because it would most likely wash me out because of my complexion. The original inspiration I had for my gown was unique bohemian or vintage styles."
The dress Alexandra chose was actually the first wedding gown she tried on, but despite how much she loved it, she wanted to try on others to make sure she wasn’t jumping at the first dress. We encouraged her to try on other gowns, visit other shops and consider her options.
"It was immensely helpful that they supported me in looking at other dresses and other stores to verify my feelings of the first dress. I wasn’t pressured to buy a gown while I was there. They just wanted me to make the right decision for me and ultimately I did by purchasing the first wedding dress I tried on at Bridal Traditions."
Congratulations Alexandra and Tyler! All the best in your new life together.
Photo Credit: Tolman Media North Carolina
Bridal Traditions was again asked to be a part of a themed wedding photo shoot and, again, we were happy to comply. This forest wedding held all of the magic of an outdoor wedding, along with the class and creativity that these vendors bring to the table. The list of contributing wedding industry pros is at the end of the blog.
Bridal Traditions' contribution to this styled shoot was the model/bride's gown. She looked gorgeous against the greens and autumnal colors in the palette.
Photographer: A. June Photography
Bride: Rachel Williams
Groom: Ethan Williams
Rentals: Signature Wedding & Event Rentals and Country Porch Rentals
Wedding Dress: Bridal Traditions Wedding & Prom Attire
Florals: Creative Designs Flowers & Gifts and Wildflowers Floral Design
Cake: Holly Colbert Brewer
Invitations: K. Rossier Customs
Reception Table Place Holder: Macy Grace Frazier
Hair & Makeup: Alexandria Greer Brinegar
Ladies: these are decidedly NOT your granny's Mother-of-the-Bride dresses of "way back when,"or "olden days," or "yesteryear" ... choose your reference point. The gowns we've ordered for Moms who come into Bridal Traditions have an elegance and updated elements that will make your mom look and feel amazing.
This gown is heavenly with a lace bodice, cap sleeves, and a flowing and forgiving skirt. You can find it in silver and platinum.
Another showstopper from La Femme is this short sleeve, wide neck, synched waist gown in pewter. The tulip hemline with side-slit makes it easy to move and to sit. Another way to look part of the bridal party without dressing exactly like them.
Blues are always popular and navy is an understated way to look elegant without the fireworks. Cap or 3 quarter sleeves, the ruched waist and pin-tuck details are beautiful.
We also have gowns in black, cocoa and emerald with classic, flattering details that invite you to wear jewelry, look great with a pashmina thrown over during evening and can be worn again and again.
Moms, The Days of Dowdy are over. These dresses can be ordered in different sizes and colors pending warehouse availability. The retail price is $318-$378 and if you are attached to a BT Bride wedding party, you get a 10% discount. Stop by and see our selection of dresses chosen with you in mind.