STYLED SHOOT: Eclectic, Boho Wedding Inspo at Cardwell Manor with Julie Roberts Photography

Brides did you know there is a very special place in East Tennessee, steeped in history and rich with Victorian character, that is the perfect venue for eclectic brides searching for something extra amazing for their weddings? Regard the stunning Cardwell Manor with its’ 1890’s George Barber designed Queen Anne home and three acres of lovely grounds:

Cardwell Manor provides a beautiful backdrop for any type of event but most especially for weddings. And, it was the PERFECT setting for a recent Eclectic Styled Shoot utilizing the skills of the many wedding pros who worked to make this inspirational wedding a success. Julie Roberts Photography truly captured the lovely details of this hundred year old property and the moody, boho vibe of the wedding. All the elements which make up a picture-perfect wedding were there: a darling couple, the picturesque venue, a talented photographer, glorious floral arrangements, the most stunning dress & accessories, beautiful tuxes, on point hair & makeup, and delicious food. Yay!

The photo shoot was an engaging and eclectic mix of bohemian and traditional. The pairing of vintage style combined with modern touches highlights the charm and personality of the property, while showcasing the versatility of the venue as a whole. This co-mingling of styles accentuates not only the renovated 1890’s Victorian Manor and upgraded grounds, but also the skills of the many vendors that worked to make this decadent shoot possible. And it demonstrates how an eclectic wedding absolutely rules!

D Garden contributed the absolutely breathtaking & unique floral elements in a traditional Victorian color palette of mustard, vibrant red tones, and varying shades of greens for the shoot.

The lavish bouquet includes tons of greenery which makes the bold colors of the floral elements pop!

How sweet are these bold little bouts?

The lovely bride stuns in a vintage-inspired, bead encrusted, lavish gown by Justin Alexander from The Gilded Gown. (BTW: This incredible gown is currently available at a 50% discount!) The groom rocks a modern cut navy tux with wine tie and tweed vest from the premier local tux service Regal Tuxedo,

We are in love with the intricate details of this wedding dress, aren’t you? Just look at all those beads!

We have to say, this adorable couple looked right at home at the Manor no matter where they stopped to pose; among the hedge rows, gracing the front porch, in front of the floral fountains or posing on the glorious staircase.

The swags of greenery and flowers just blow our minds. Wow!

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The beautiful bride looked FLAWLESS thanks to Makeup Artist Lindsay Conroy from LE Skin & Lash Lab, Hair Stylists from Rock Paper Hair and Personal Styling by Mallori Brooke. (And dress and accessories from The Gilded Gown of course!)

B & G Catering contributed the coolest geode wedding cake, illustrating that modern touches compliment a vintage setting in the best possible way.

We were thrilled to provide the gorgeous gown and bridal accessories for this amazing styled shoot.

We are honored to be part of a community of such talented wedding pros, 

who work hard to make brides’ dreams come true every day.

REAL WEDDING: Intimate Beach Ceremony for Gilded Gown Bride #FamilyWedding #BeachWedding


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We were thrilled to be part of a very romantic and intimate beach wedding that was recently published on BridalPulse. The ceremony took place in picturesque Topsail Island, North Carolina and was beautifully captured by Asher & Emily Photography!

Staci and her groom, Kevin, adore beach vacations. And, it was after a memorable trip to Folly Beach, SC that the couple began planning their dream wedding. In their minds, their day would take place on the beach, in the sand, and be simple and small. They dreamed of renting an ocean front house where their immediate family could stay with them. Their dreams came true on their wedding day, and it unfolded just as they had envisioned with the spectacular backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and sunny blue skies surrounding them. And the sand in their toes. #beachweddingenvy

The gorgeous bride, Staci, found her amazing Justin Alexander wedding dress here at The Gilded Gown. This low-key lady wanted something with a “vintage feel” that wasn’t too glitzy. Her selection of this lace overlay fit and flare gown fit the bill and worked seamlessly with her low-fuss, beachy vibe.

Staci customized her gown by making a few minor adjustments.

“It had a flower on the front,” Staci recalled. “I had this changed to a different bridal sash and it ended up looking so much better that way. It was the first time I had ever felt like a princess.”

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We love when brides personalize their dresses to fit their wedding vision.

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We love that Mom, barefoot like everyone else, escorted Staci down the sandy aisle.

 

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A bamboo arbor draped with white panels, tropical greenery and bridal white flowers by Surf City Florist framed the ocean view to perfection.

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The couple’s love for one another is evident in every single shot. Awww… to be young, beautiful and in love!!!

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The guests, all close family, surround the couple with love and support. We’re pretty sure they didn’t mind a beach vacay either!

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The cake by The Corner Sweet fit the beach theme with yummy sea glass green frosting along with starfish and shell embellishments. The meal, barbeque, was casual and fun, catered by: Surf City BBQ

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A question many couples ponder is: “Should We Take That First Look, Or Not?”

For this couple, the answer was “Yes!” Staci and Kevin decided they wanted a special moment together before the wedding. Staci explained. “It made the anxiety of the day next to none and really gave us that personal moment to have ‘real expressions’ of seeing each other for the first time.”

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This is our fave shot from their day. Looking outwards toward whatever they will face in life, but holding hands, they will be together through it all. #Sniff

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All the best to this happy couple from all of us at The Gilded Gown!

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THE DETAILS

Wedding Photographer: Asher & Emily Photography | Venue: Topsail Island, North Carolina | Wedding Flowers: Surf City Florist | Cake: The Corner Sweet | Catering: Surf City BBQ | Groom’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Dress Designer: Justin Alexander | Dress Salon: The Gilded Gown | Hair & Makeup: Emily Presnell of Asher & Emily Photography | Music: Spotify

The Very Best Bridal Dress Trends for Spring 2017 #BridalGownTrends

As we enter the newest Bridal Season, we like to celebrate our favorite trends. For Spring 2017, we are applauding Illusion Tops, Cascading Ballgown Skirts, Plunging Necklines, Over-sized Bows, and all sorts of adorable Bridal Gown Toppers.

Wedding toppers are those cute little extras that you can so easily slip on over your dress, be it a caplet, shawl or jacket. With the warmer season comes lots of destination weddings, folks are getting hitched at the beach, in barns, lakeside and in picturesque fields. If you are getting married in such a location, remember that sometimes a chill comes in the evening time and a topper is just the thing to complete your look and keep you comfortable.

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Or, you may have a strapless dress that just needs…a little something. A jeweled caplet can evoke another era and add lots of personality to your gown. This extra glam diamond rhinestone caplet captures the feels of the stylish 1920s and is available for $125, from StaysiLeeCouture on etsy here:

Maybe you have a finely-developed fashion sense and require a pink feathered overlay to add some interest to your look:

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Perhaps you want more coverage for your special day, in which case a lace jacket is the perfect addition.

Shawls are stealing the scene, as they simply go over your neck and add all sorts of beautiful interest, like this one in lace:

Whatever your situation, consider a wedding topper as the perfect finishing touch to your ensemble.

Over-sized bows are coming back to the bridal scene in a big way this season. And, the runway is quickly translating to wedding aisles, as more and more brides embrace this look.  This flirty and fun look is for the consummate girlie-girl. What is more feminine than a giant bow accent on your wedding dress: the bigger, the better? This whimsical wedding day accent is so versatile because bows can be worn in the front, back, or even on the side of your gown. And you can easily tie a bow in any color and/or fabric you like to your dress.

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But sometimes a trend is a little TOO much, ne c’est pas? We do not recommend putting a huge bow on your head. Ever.

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Just as the flowers bloom in springtime, the bridal runways are blossoming with softly tinted gowns in shades of gold, blush and pale blue.

Justin Alexander’s stunning pearl pink gown designed in silk is the softest tinted gown, and we just love it:Image result for Fully Beaded Sweetheart Bodice with Silk Dupion Skirt 8883

David Tutera’s gorgeous take on tinted, this strapless hand-beaded lace appliqué, organza and memory taffeta trumpet dress is in SeaMist, the palest bluish green:

 

Still going strong, the Illusion Bodice trend seems to be here to stay. We love the ultra-feminine coverage provided by this style as well as the ease of wear. With an illusion bodice you can have the look of a sweetheart strapless gown, but the support of gown with a top.

This fabulous dress by Sweetheart has loads of embroidered lace appliques that adorn the bodice of its’ gorgeous illusion top (also it is the palest, prettiest pink!):

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The allure and sophistication of a deep plunging neckline is not lost on today’s top bridal designers. This hot trend is all over Pinterest and is a favorite of brides.

Sweetheart combines trends in this soft wedding gown which features an illusion top AND a deep v neckline. This wedding day look is loaded with beaded lace appliques and a Chantilly lace underlay. The drama (and sexiness) of the plunging neckline is tempered with an easy-to-wear illusion top. Love!

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Last, but not least, we have the dramatic and mesmerizing trend of Cascading Skirts. These showstopping skirts feature tons of tiers and layers and command attention!

Sincerity Bridal designed this romantic tulle Ballgown with the perfect touch of lace and a cascading, tiered skirt.

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Lilac & Grey Wedding Palette Inspiration #LilacGreyWedding

Spring is here, and in the fresh, free spirit of the season, we are inspired by the cool-toned, neutral wedding palette of lilac and grey! A lilac and grey color story can be distinctive, very hip, yet also so understated and soothing! We like that you can add pops of plum, dark purple and green to perfectly compliment the look.

You can totally set the tone for your happy day by choosing invitations that reflect your theme.  Your guests will get a sense of what is in store for them at your wedding as soon as they open their envelopes. We love-love-love these romantic lavender laser-cut wedding invitations with grey ribbon bows from Elegant Wedding Invites. They are lavish, beautiful and memorable!

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For our bride’s attire, we suggest starting with this extra-special lace gown by Sweetheart. The cutout waistband acts as the perfect belt for this Jersey gown with a Queen Anne neckline, natural waist, straight silhouette, and chapel length train. And hello, look at that illusion back with all those buttons! Isn’t it scrumptious? {We have this gorgeous gown in stock now at The Gilded Gown!}

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We sourced the absolute perfect suede ankle-tie sandals with cool Lucite block heels for this theme by Gianvito Rossi, available from Barneys for $1,145:

 

But for those of you on, shall we say, a tighter budget, how about these from designer Christian Siriano, $20 from Payless:

For your nails Walmart has the perfect lilac nail polish, St. Lucia Lilac, by Essie, available for $6.59.

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For the groom, we sourced this perfectly amazing lilac jacket. This rocking version is available at ASOS, and priced at just $91:

 

Lavender and lilacs can be used in bouquets, favors and decor as a fragrant and beautiful addition to your decor. The pale greenish grey tones in succulents pair well with lilac colored florals. Vintage glass bottles in various hues of purple can be found at antique stores and grouped for a lovely display, filled with sprigs of lavender, or given as favors for the wedding guests.

A luxurious tablescape is possible by amassing floral elements with loads of greenery along with some metal goblets, pink glassware and grey pottery plates. So pretty! We love the diverse chair covers, especially the one with the floral swag attached. The way to achieve this look yourself is to go kind of overboard with the flowers and remember to layer different textures and colors to enhance your scheme. The items in the photo below don’t technically “match” but they most certainly “GO!”

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Lilac macaroons work well with this theme, as do lavender flavored cupcakes. You can get a dozen lavender French macaroons, from MacaronsbyAdri on Etsy, for $24.

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Lavender is a romantic addition to food. And, a wonderful favor idea is to make tiny jars of lavender sugar for your guests.

Lavender works: it immediately evokes the musky scent of summer without filling the mouth with soapy perfume. To make lavender sugar, just cut up a few lavender sprigs and keep them in a jar of granulated sugar for a few days.Nigella Lawson
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How about having something custom made for your day, perhaps like this stunning, dusty lilac-grey three-tiered cake by Sugar Ruffles?

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Non-Traditional Bridal Gowns, We Love Them! #Notyourmothersweddingdress

Every day we see brides at The Gilded Gown who are looking for something a bit different. They don’t want to follow the tradition of wearing a major bridal gown in white or ivory. We love girls with vision and alternative expectations of what constitutes a wedding dress. We invite you to share the dream dresses of two young brides who bucked conventional bridal choices in favor of dazzling beaded evening gowns. They are thrilled with their picks, and we are too!

Summer, who is planning a boho chic wedding with her fiancee Austin, recently found her YES dress…a stunning nude two piece featuring blue accents and loads of bead work. The gown is by Collette and is from their 2017 prom line. Although it is designed for prom, it works perfectly for Summer’s easygoing, casual wedding theme.

Summer took her look very bridal by accessorizing with a headpiece, two armfuls of bracelets and a custom made brooch bouquet by Sarah Brobst Designs.

With Summer’s beautiful smile and gorgeous looks she is going to make an absolutely breathtaking bride.

Summer loves how comfortable and easy to wear her gown is. Plus she likes the fact that it will be a breeze to get dressed for her special day.

She especially loves the interesting beaded open back and the loads of sparkle!

We wish you all the best Summer & Austin!

 

Next up, we have blue-eyed beauty Tori who envisioned something a bit regal for her ceremony to her finacee Mustafa.

Tori began her journey to find the perfect dress by trying on traditional wedding gowns, but just wasn’t finding anything that fit her style…until we ventured into the Azzure Couture section and discovered this heavily beaded stunner in light gold.

Once she stepped into this look, Tori knew immediately that this was her “Yes” dress. She loves the drama of the flowing net sleeves, the luxuriousness of the intricate beading and the unique style of the gown.

Tori was most enthralled with the flowy, sheer sleeves which move beautifully and add such a great note of romance. Once she was in the gown she had an overwhelming feeling of relief because she finally found something she felt illuminated her personal style. Heck yeah, we agree! Tori is extra-lovely, unique, serene, and super-smart. We adore her AND her look.

She decided to compliment her bridal ensemble with a gorgeous Tiara by Marriell. Her look says, “Yeah, I’m a queen!”

We think Tori looks so, so beautiful and we are happy she found a dress that she feels like herself in. She did not want to cover her tattoos for her ceremony, but she likes how the sheer tulle gives a hint of softness.

Happiest Wedding to Tori & Mustafa!

If you are on a quest for your own “YES” dress, be it a traditional one or one that bends bridal boundaries, please come visit us at The Gilded Gown. We have hundreds of gowns to choose from in all sizes (000-36), shapes, price points and colors. Please call us today at 865-329-4905 to set up your bridal appointment. Our hours are Monday – Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday from Noon to 6 pm.

Trunk Shows: What Every Bride Needs to Know

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As a bride-to-be, your eyes and ears probably perk up any time you hear or see anything remotely bridal or wedding-ish. So most likely you’ve heard of a trunk show, but you may not know exactly what one is. Common definitions of the word aside, a trunk show doesn’t involve a display of cool vintage luggage, elephants or even storage compartments in cars. In the bridal world, a trunk show is a very special event held to highlight the work of a particular designer so that you can see the entire line in person, order at a discount and enjoy yourself. In the old days, designers actually rolled up for the shows with their trunks stuffed full of merchandise – thus the name. These days trunks have been replaced by brown cardboard boxes delivered by the UPS man, but the name stuck around.

 

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Typically lasting just a few days (usually over a weekend), trunk shows are festive occasions which may involve a visit by the designer in person, refreshments, gift bags, door prizes and special discounts. Since most stores don’t have the budget or floor space to carry every style in store, the chance to see a designer’s entire collection is a huge treat. Trunk shows give you the opportunity to try on dresses that would not normally be in the shop. If you try on a sample gown and fall in love, be ready to commit so that you can take advantage of the discounted price. The store will be happy to order you a brand new dress in your size.

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Trunk shows are held at local independently owned bridal boutiques, and the vast majority are scheduled during January through April. Contact your local bridal salon to see when their trunk shows are scheduled, and with which designers. Trunk shows are planned well in advance, so stores should be able to give you a list of dates. Typically the shows last from one to three days, and appointments book up quickly, so it’s best to call early to schedule your appointment! Trunk shows always book up fast, so if you find out your favorite designer is on the roster, nail down your spot at the event right away!

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As a bride, you will benefit from attending a trunk show in many ways. You will have a chance to try on gowns that typically are not available in store. And, you can earn a substantial discount for placing your order on the spot, sometimes up to 20% off. Enjoying the camaraderie and joyful atmosphere is another perk – you will be among friends. Nothing bonds ladies like wedding dress shopping!

You might even have the opportunity to talk to the actual designer, and discuss the gowns and any changes you may want to make to the one you are considering for yourself. It’s fun to get a photo taken with your favorite designer too! Hello Instagram! Designers (and bridal store consultants) also love to offer their expert suggestions for the most flattering style from the line for you. Added bonus: the designer might get the feels for you and throw in a few extras such as buttons down the back, or additional length on the train at no extra charge.

Trunk Shows are also beneficial to designers, since they get to watch brides try on their gowns and listen to their comments. It’s a perfect opportunity for them to learn directly from you what they’re doing right — and not so right! It’s a win for bridal boutiques as well, as they get to show — and possibly sell — dresses that aren’t part of their regular stock.

 Top Tips for Trunk Shows:
1. Research your favorite bridal designers and search for trunk shows at local bridal boutiques.
2. Reserve your appointment at the trunk show.
3. Come with whoever is instrumental in making your final decision with you to your appointment so that you can take advantage of the best possible price if you find “The Dress.”
4. Bring shoes with the heel height you plan to wear on your wedding day.
5. Wear nude undergarments.
6. Plan on a fabulous bridal shopping experience.
7. Bridal boutiques are happy to have you try on other designer’s wedding dresses while you are attending their trunk show if you prefer to do so.

At The Gilded Gown, we will host our Curvy 2017 bridal line Trunk Show beginning January 8th at the Pink Bride Show at the Knoxville Convention Center. Please call us at 865-329-4905 to schedule your appointment!

 

Best Ever Boho Outdoor Wedding at @CedarPondFarms @TeepeeWedding

Best Ever Boho Outdoor Wedding

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We absolutely love this whimsical and irresistible wedding shoot photographed by Perfect Capture Photography  at the beautiful Cedar Pond Farms in New Market, Tennessee. The creativity of the Knoxville Wedding vendors involved in the collaboration is inspiring. We love that their fantastic vision included an adorable teepee adorned with multitudes of flowers, and dreamcatchers hung in trees. And of course, we are super proud that they selected a gorgeous Lillian West lace encrusted wedding dress from The Gilded Gown for the shoot.

 

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Rosa’s Catering provided the lovely and simple two-tiered, ruffled cake elevated on a gilded stand. Melissa Timm Designs added the perfect gorgeous pop of color to the confection.

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We adore the bright floral display on the bride’s chair!

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How cool is this giant bride’s bouquet composed of masses of greenery and brightly colored ribbons? Bride’s lovely look courtesy of Southern Sirens.

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Regal Tuxedo had the groom all boho and hipster-cute in a tie and suspenders.

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The shoot was so romantic that the models, Michael and Julia, who are actually a real life couple, got engaged very shortly afterwards. How SWEET!

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Their love is evident and certainly added to the romance of the day. Case in point, how about this look of love below?

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The beauty of the day combined with the lovely background provided by Cedar Pond Farms created an incredible wedding story.

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The lace Lillian West gown from The Gilded Gown accented the radiance of the bride!

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And there was a TEPEE!!!

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More glorious floral details. Melissa Timm Designs outdid herself on this one!

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A desk full of donuts? YES, please!

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As always our awesome neighbors at  Custom Love Gifts provided picture perfect favors, gifts and invites!

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As the daylight slowly faded, the bride and groom reflected on their day.

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Awesome Knoxville Wedding Vendors:

Dress Store |  The Gilded Gown

Tuxedo and Men’s Attire | Regal Tuxedo

Photographer |  Perfect Capture Photography

Favours and Gifts |  Custom Love Gifts

Event Venue |  Cedar Pond Farms

Floral Designer |  Melissa Timm Designs

Caterer | Rosa’s Catering

Makeup Artist | Southern Sirens

Equipment Rentals |  Unique Settings Mismatched China Rentals

Models | Julia and Michael

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INSPIRATION: GLAM Halloween Wedding @TheGildedGown @StarNoirStudio @CustomLoveGifts @LBFloral and more

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The Gilded Gown (along with many other spook-takular local wedding vendors) is proud to be featured in TWO wedding publications with this hauntingly boo-tiful GLAM Halloween Wedding Inspiration Shoot designed and coordinated by Lesley of LB Floral! The event was beautifully photographed on location by Star Noir Studio at The Standard in Knoxville, TN!

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The super-cool indie site In Search of the Alternative showcased the shoot here!

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And Up Up & Away Weddings also gave us a shout out here!

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Our own stunning Gilded Gown Stylist, Grace Alexander, perfectly captured the spooky and glamorous vibe in a heavily embellished long sleeve lace dress by Nina Cannaci! Her hair and makeup is thanks to the talented ladies at Southern Sirens.

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Star Noir Studio captured the alternative wedding style so beautifully with their photography.

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LB Floral did an amazing job with the entire shoot AND she created the breathtaking florals as well! We are enthralled with this non-traditional and beautiful bouquet.

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The fantastic tablescape echoed the theme with every detail, down to the glittery black spider resting in the roses.

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The dark and mystical elements such as the fur shrug and bold lip totally make the look! Obsessed!!!!

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More amazing floral masterpieces from LB Floral!!! We love the shot of Grace through the greenery.

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Custom Love Gifts made the adorable favors of Blackberry Merlot Syrup bottles topped with black lace and ribbon. All the rental items were provided by Event Rentals by Rothchild.

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We encourage you to use these wonderful local resources for any of your wedding plans:

Dress and Accessories: The Gilded Gown

Model: Grace Alexander

Photographer: Star Noir Studio

Venue: The Standard

Favors & Gifts: Custom Love Gifts

Rentals: Event Rentals by Rothchild

Floral Designer: LB Floral

Makeup Artist: Southern Sirens

If you are inspired by this Glam Halloween Wedding, we invite you to visit The Gilded Gown to discover your own unique look!

We have thousands of  gorgeous dresses in stock in all sizes from 0-32.

 

Ten Wedding Dresses for Less Than $1000 #weddingdresseslessthan$1000

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At The Gilded Gown we are thrilled to offer hundreds upon hundreds of lovely bridal gowns in all sizes, styles and price points. We thought it would be lots of fun to highlight some beautiful options for you, all amazingly well-priced at below one thousand dollars. Woo! Woo! You can get an AMAZING gown and not break the bank. It’s true. We’ll prove it!

DRESS 1

Since both lace and illusion panels are trending like crazy, we selected our Curvy Style G1602 for Dress Number One. It is well below the $1000 threshold at just $769! Our curvy line fits true to size and starts at size 12. We have up to a size 36 on the retail floor and many styles in this line can be custom made up to a size 42. Yay. It is so pretty, don’t you think? The sweetheart neckline combined with the dropped waist and trumpet hemline make this a popular and flattering choice for many brides. Check out the sheer lace back. We have this available to try on and purchase off the rack in many sizes, or we can custom order it from the manufacturer for you as well.

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DRESS 2

How expensive does this Justin Alexander Style 6252 gown look? More than 1K for sure! But this gorgeous confection is only $891. Every detail speaks of romance from the fitted lace bodice to the fluttery trumpet skirt. We envision this at a spring, garden wedding. So fresh and sweet! Come try it on at The Gilded Gown!

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DRESS 3

Chantilly Lace and a pretty face….take a look at the loveliest Justin Alexander lace dress ever with this Style 8626, priced at the low-low price of $917. Featuring Chantilly lace and tulle cap sleeve this V-neckline dress features a regal satin cummerbund accented with a flower and lace. More Chantilly lace and tulle adorns the mermaid skirt. The back of the dress showcases buttons over the back zipper and an easy to wear chapel length train. This dress would work with just about any style wedding you are planning. Lace Lovers take note (we’ve got you covered)!

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DRESS 4

WHAT? Our Curvy wedding gown GC5072 is unbelievably affordable at just $499! It perfectly caters to the fashion-savvy bride seeking a classic design that covers her arms. Beautiful corded lace with sparkling stones accentuate the three-quarter length sheer sleeves and bodice. For supreme comfort on your wedding day, we suggest this flowing chiffon A-line dress which will make walking down the aisle and dancing at the reception a breeze. This informal design is also perfect for a casual, beach or destination wedding.

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DRESS 5

Wow, wow, wow. This stunning gown by Justin Alexander is just under budget at $936, but it is worth every single penny! First of all the Alencon Lace is gorgeous. The flattering fit and flare dress is highlighted by a sweetheart neckline and the adorable lace jacket is removable. This is a very glamorous gown, fit for an evening wedding! We love, we love!

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DRESS 6

Hello princesses, we have just the dress you want, for under $1000. Check these details off your must-have list, cuz this dress has them all: Basque waist, corset back, ball gown skirt, lace bodice. Everything a future queen might require from her wedding gown. Style 6079 is not priced for royalty though, paupers can afford this at only $561.

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DRESS 7

Your budget will thank you for this one. Sincerity Bridal Style 3806 is priced at $748. This is a lovely, lovely embroidered organza applique and chiffon fit and flare gown with a sweetheart neckline. The natural waist is highlighted by a pleated chiffon cummerbund and the back is finished with chiffon covered buttons over back zipper and a chapel length train. Light and airy, comfortable and beautiful. Yes, yes and more yes!

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DRESS 8

Sweetheart Bridal brings us a sweetheart of a dress with style 6068, available for just $541. This charming tulle, embroidered lace fit and flare dress is highlighted by a V-neck. Ultra adorable.

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DRESS 9

Pop the bubbly. We have the most sophisticated champagne and silver Justin Alexander Gown, M234 priced at a mere $636! If you are going for something special, a little bit different and uber glam, try this V neck and V back gown. The all-over lace and beading combined with the satin detail at waist add up to an opulent wedding day look for you.

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DRESS 10

For our final dress, we went with fun! This Justin Alexander, Style 8632, is close to budget at $936, but is full of personality. Our Alencon lace tea length gown features a darling strapless, sweetheart neckline, a pleated silk cummerbund, and a full circular cut lace skirt. Buttons over back zipper. This gown can take you to any style wedding, but is well suited for the currently popular barn wedding. How awesome will this show off your wedding boots?

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Many thanks to the lovely Heather Lynn, owner of Simplicity Event Planners and part-time stylist at The Gilded Gown who modeled all the gowns so beautifully for us.

 

Glam Garden Wedding #DarasGarden #TheGildedGown #HeatherFaulknerPhotography #CustomLoveGifts

glam-garden-weddingThe Gilded Gown is proud to be featured on The Bride Link this week:

 

Glamorous and Elegant Garden Wedding

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Dara’s Garden offers the perfect spot for a memorable garden wedding in East Tennessee. With their storybook location located on 20 beautiful acres in South Knoxville, Dara’s Garden offers an enchanted setting complete with breathtaking foliage, lovely gardens and quaint architecture.

 

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Recently Heather Faulkner Photography teamed up with Lindsay of Custom Love Gifts to create a fairytale garden wedding. Their lovely color palette of blush, champagne and gold, was completely fabulous against the lush greenery of Dara’s.

We, of course, adore the dress from The Gilded Gown. The sweetheart lace Justin Alexander, worn so beautifully by the bride, delivered complete romance. The bridal ballgown with layers upon layers of tulle provided a glam counterpoint the natural beauty of the surroundings.

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All the details of the day were on point. Take for instance this adorable tablescape, breathtaking from the brass candlesticks to the mismatched china from Unique Settings Rentals.

Pink and Gold garden wedding inspiration

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We just love, love, love the lace and ribbons tied from the chair backs and the Mr. and Mrs. signs!

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And how about this little bit of glamour…

Melissa Timm Designs created the utterly, spectacularly AH-mazing floral wall below. Imagine this gorgeous showstopper of a backdrop at YOUR wedding!! (Call Melissa, she can make it happen for you too!)

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The beautiful bride was radiant, thanks to the talents of Makeup by Chelsea and Southern Sirens.

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The Justin Alexander ballgown is stunning in every photo!

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Sweet Beginnings by Elaine brought extreme elegance to the cake table with her splendid 5-tiered creation. And, we must mention, (as huge fans of desert first), we are totally digging the name of her cake company. New rule: all weddings need to start with cake. All in favor say “Aye.”

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We hope you have taken as much inspiration as we have from this lovely wedding. And for your garden wedding we recommend all the awesome vendors who participated:

 

Photographer: Heather Faulkner Photography | Event Planner: Custom Love Gifts & The Bride Link | Favors: Custom Love Gifts | Hair Stylist: Crystal with Southern Sirens | Makeup:  Makeup by Chelsea  | Floral Designer: Melissa Timm Designs | Cake Designer:Sweet Beginnings By Elaine | Reception Venue: Dara’s Garden | Dress Boutique: The Gilded Gown | China Settings & Flutes: Unique Settings Rentals  Rentals: Rothchilds

 

As always, we recommend you stop by The Gilded Gown to find your dream dress for any formal occasion.