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.”

Beachside Elopement

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

Beachside Elopement

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

 

Beachside Elopement

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

Beachside Elopement

Beachside Elopement

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

Beachside Elopement

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

Beachside Elopement

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

Beachside Elopement

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.”

Beachside Elopement

Beachside Elopement

Beachside Elopement

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

Beachside Elopement

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

WEDDING INSPIRATION: Purple Romance from Lindsey Mae Designs and Blush Creative #PurpleWedding #WeddingOnFleek


We were thrilled to be recently published on Bride Link! The Gilded Gown was selected to provide the perfect bridal gown for a recent wedding photo shoot  held at The Standard, a distinctive event space in the heart of downtown Knoxville, beautifully styled by Lindsey Mae Designs and photographed by Blush Creative Photography.

The creative force behind the shoot, Lindsey had a clear idea of what kind of wedding she wanted: “When coming up with a vision for our styled shoot I wanted to create something that was different than most shoots you see this season! The Standard was the perfect venue with the natural wood floors & the vintage walls. When my ideas started coming together I was looking outside the boxes of normal flowers to find what would come in shades of purple.” 

Lindsey, along with her co-vendors, produced a stunning tableaux of dark wood, lush greenery, pops of silver, succulents, all shades of purple and DONUTS! Heck yeah!!!

Here’s a close up of the lovely, lovely hand-crafted donuts provided by Makers Donuts in Knoxville, TN. Lindsey wanted to find a fun alternative to a traditional wedding cake, and she nailed it with these blueberry confections!

An abundant swag of greenery coupled with two rustic signs, transforms simple folding chairs into a stunning focal point.

Romance and whimsy abound in the beautifully colorful styled wedding.  We adore how Lindsey utilized bold blues, plums, lavender, combined with both modern and vintage details and lush florals to bring her vision to life.  From the wood floors to the vintage walls, natural elements and purple details make this shoot an absolute dream! This spectacular tablescape incorporates all the elements in a stunning way.

The pops of silver and green really enhance the power of purple! We love, love, love the delicately hued china courtesy of Sassy Settings and furnishings from Anderson Rental Company.

 

The adorable couple! The groom is dressed to the nines by Prestige Tuxedo and, of course, the gorgeous bride wears a stunning English Net ballgown (designed by Sweetheart) with a darling net handkerchief layered skirt from The Gilded Gown. Oh, and that AMAZING bouquet is all thanks to Echelon Florist:

 

The beautiful bride, whose look was the artistry of the crew at Bangs and Blush:

We are so honored to have participated with so many talented co-vendors. Knoxville has a fabulous array of wedding professionals.

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Photography:  Blush Creative Photography  | Tuxedo:  Prestige Tuxedo  | Gown: The Gilded Gown  | Event Designer:  Lindsey Mae Designs | Donuts:  Maker’s Donuts

Other Vendors:

Venue:  The Standard  | Beauty:  Bangs and Blush  | China Settings:  Sassy Settings | Rentals: Anderson Rental Company  Floral Design: Echelon Florist 

WE LOVE When she says #YESTOTHEDRESS @TheGildedGown

We are celebrating our Gilded Gown Girls “YES” Moments!

So many happy cries of “YES!” have been heard every day at the Gilded Gown in recent months. In fact, we’ve had more brides find their dresses than ever before! We think that is because we are focused on providing the absolute best service, the finest products, the biggest selection in every size AND the friendliest atmosphere — at reasonable prices.

All of us at The Gilded Gown are thrilled when we hear a “Yes!” Because we know that the affirmation is confirmation that another Gilded Gown Girl has found her dream dress. She feels beautiful, confident and excited. She has checked off a major t0-d0 from her Wedding Checklist, and made a huge step forward towards her happy future.

Yes, we are in business to sell dresses and we need to pay the bills. BUT truly we are more interested in promoting joy and happiness. The greater good is to focus on love. And we absolutely, one hundred percent, LOVE to play a part in helping make our brides’ dreams come true.

Seeing the happy faces and huge smiles of our brides, and then watching the reflection of that happiness on their friends and families’ faces is a gift for us. So thank you beautiful Gilded Gown Girls! We love you!

Please enjoy some of our recent “Yes To The Dress” pics.

If you are still searching for your “YES” Dress, please make an appointment to come see what we have in stock just for you, by calling 865-329-4905 today. We are open seven days a week: Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm and on Sundays from noon to 6pm.

The Gilded Gown in located in Knoxville Center Mall, Downstairs near Sears.

We offer an easy, no-stress layaway program to help you finance your purchase. And, when you purchase your Wedding Gown from us you always receive a 50% discount off all accessories including veils, tiaras, jewelry and more. We offer wonderful sales each month and new gowns arrive all the time. Come on down and say “YES!”

Brides are Saying YES to the dress every day at #TheGildedGown!

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We are celebrating the YESes to the Dresses!

So many happy cries of “YES!” have been heard every day at the Gilded Gown in recent months. In fact, we’ve had more brides find their dresses than ever before! We think that is because we are focused on providing the absolute best service, the finest products, the biggest selection in every size AND the friendliest atmosphere — at reasonable prices.

All of us at The Gilded Gown are thrilled when we hear a “Yes!” Because we know that the affirmation is confirmation that another Gilded Gown Girl has found her dream dress. She feels beautiful, confident and excited. She has checked off a major t0-d0 from her Wedding Checklist, and made a huge step forward towards her happy future.

Yes, we are in business to sell dresses and we need to pay the bills. BUT truly we are more interested in promoting joy and happiness. The greater good is to focus on love. And we absolutely, one hundred percent, LOVE to play a part in helping make our brides’ dreams come true.

Seeing the happy faces and huge smiles of our brides, and then watching the reflection of that happiness on their friends and families’ faces is a gift for us. So thank you beautiful Gilded Gown Girls! We love you!

Please enjoy some of our “Yes To The Dress” pics from the months of July and August .

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If you are still searching your your “YES” dress, we invite you to make   an appointment today by calling 865-329-4905 today. We are open seven days a week: Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm and on Sundays from noon to 6pm.

The Gilded Gown in located in Knoxville Center Mall, Downstairs near Sears across from Encore Shoes.

We offer an easy, no-stress layaway program to help you finance your purchase. And, when you purchase your Wedding Gown from us you always receive a 50% discount off all accessories including veils, tiaras, jewelry and more. We offer wonderful sales each month and new gowns arrive all the time. Come on down and say “YES!”

New Lillian West Dresses in Stock! Yay!

Lillian West Collage 1We are thrilled to have new Lillian West Gowns in stock at The Gilded Gown. Please take this opportunity to come see these lovely boho-chic, vintage-inspired wedding dresses while we have them in store. Brides are falling in love with them left and right.

This dreamy feminine chiffon A-line gown with an illusion V-neckline, lace appliqués on the sleeves and sheer back, and a dropped waistline plus a chapel length train arrived in a size 12.

And Style 6433 arrived in a size 10. This adorable dress has floral details adorning the bodice and plunging crisscross straps plus a natural waistline, tulle skirt, and chapel length train.

Come See ‘Em!

The Gilded Gown is located in Knoxville Center Mall, downstairs, near Sears. We are open Monday – Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday from Noon to 6 pm. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere, easy layaway plans, and tons of beautiful gowns waiting for you!!!

Yay! We made the cover of the Pink Bride Magazine!!!!

Pretty Exciting Day around here! The latest issue of Pink Bride was just delivered to The Gilded Gown. And we are SO VERY PLEASED that our dress by Justin Alexander was FEATURED ON THE COVER! WOO-HOO!

Thanks to Danielle Evans Photography for beautifully capturing the stunning gown.

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AND, we are delighted that not only did we garner the coveted cover spot, but several of our gowns are also featured elsewhere in the magazine. LOVING IT!

The dress from the cover was also featured in Refined Romance, a styled shoot photographed by Danielle Evans Photography. The beautiful floral arrangements were by LB Floral. Hair and Makeup was by Southern Belle Beauty. Anderson Rental provided the furniture and Custom Love Gifts contributed the stationery.

The Gilded Gown was also featured in Boho Blue, shown below. This lovely outdoor styled wedding shoot was wonderfully photographed by Jessica Lee Photographic Arts. This shoot also promoted the glorious floral stylings of Leslie Britt at LB Floral, Anderson Rental, Favors and Stationery by Custom Love Gifts and a scrumptious cake by Rosa’s Catering and Cakes.

 

And, yet another lovely Gilded Gown wedding gown is showcased in the adorable Emerald Fantasy spread. This was also shot by Jessica Lee Photographic Art. Floral Design by LB Floral. Cake by Rosa’s Catering and Cakes. Favors and Stationery by Custom Love Gifts.

 

Thank you PINK BRIDE!

We are looking forward to participating in the upcoming Pink Bride show here in Knoxville at the Convention Center on Sunday, August 14th from 11 am – 4 pm!

Brides you don’t want to miss this Pink Bride Show!

Please visit The Gilded Gown booth for free giveaways and to register for door prizes! Also we will be featured in a bridal fashion show at the event.

If you would like a copy of the latest Pink Bride Magazine, we have them available at The Gilded Gown, free of charge!

Introducing Bridal Designer Lillian West! Trunk Show July 16th at The Gilded Gown

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Wonderful News for Brides of the Southeast!! Boho Chic and Vintage-Inspired Wedding Dresses designed by Lillian West are coming to The Gilded Gown.

Lillian West, a DEBI bridal design award nominee, artistically creates wedding gowns loaded with whimsy and romance. She combines lovely lace with intricate details and soft fabrics which makes her collection perfect for the boho bride or the indie bride searching for a vintage look.

We are very proud to introduce this stunning brand to the Knoxville market.

The Gilded Gown will be hosting a Trunk Show of Lillian West Gowns in honor of National Bridal Sale Day on Saturday July 16th.

We invite you to make your appointment for Saturday to see this loveliness in person. Simply give us a call at 865-329-4905.

In the meantime, we have posted lots of inspirational collages of these dreamy dresses for your viewing pleasure.

https://www.lillianwest.com/

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Yes, Mais Oui, Si, Sim, Ja, Yeah, Yep, Of Course To The Dress #YESTOTHEDRESS #FOUNDIT

Yes, Mais Oui, Si, Sim, Ja, Yeah, Yep, Of Course To The Dress

Our favorite word, no matter what the language spoken, is YES!

All of us at The Gilded Gown are thrilled when we hear a “Yes!” Because we know that the affirmation is confirmation that another Gilded Gown Girl has found her dream dress. She feels beautiful, confident and excited. She has checked off a major t0-d0 from her Wedding Checklist, and made a huge step forward towards her happy future.

Yes, we are in business to sell dresses and we need to pay the bills. BUT truly we are more interested in promoting joy and happiness. The greater good is to focus on love. And we absolutely, one hundred percent love to play a part in helping make our brides’ dreams come true.

Seeing the happy faces and huge smiles of our brides, and then watching the reflection of that happiness on their friends and families’ faces is a gift for us. So thank you beautiful Gilded Gown Girls! We love you!

Please enjoy some of our “Yes To The Dress” pics from the month of June.

If you are still searching your your “YES” dress, we invite you to make an appointment today by calling 865-329-4905 today. We are open seven days a week: Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm and on Sundays from noon to 6pm.

The Gilded Gown in located in Knoxville Center Mall, Downstairs near Sears across from Encore Shoes.

We offer an easy, no-stress layaway program to help you finance your purchase. And, when you purchase your Wedding Gown from us you always receive a 50% discount off all accessories including veils, tiaras, jewelry and more. We offer wonderful sales each month and new gowns arrive all the time. Come on down and say “YES!”

Yes to My Dress June 2016

 

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Yeses in June 2016

Yes Couple with Guy in Crown June 2016

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