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!”

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


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!


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.



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!



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)!



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.




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!




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.



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!



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.



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.



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?


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.


Outdoor Wedding at WindRiver in Lenoir City, Tennessee

Ahhhh, outdoor weddings! We just adore the fresh air, big blue sky and the grandeur of nature. Outdoor ceremonies are super popular lately, which is no surprise, since the combination of beautiful wedding trappings with the majesty of nature is completely soul-satisfying. Saying your “I Dos” surrounded by sunshine makes your vows seem even more meaningful. Seeing your lovely bridal gown against the backdrop of trees just emphasizes the beauty of both things. Your guests sharing in the outdoor experience adds to the charm of your special day.

We are lucky to live in East Tennessee where nature blesses us with unmatched beauty. Brides have so many wonderful outdoor wedding venues available to them, from Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Another perfect outdoor wedding spot is WindRiver in Lenoir City, Tennessee. With stunning views, exceptional attention to detail and reasonable costs WindRiver is a great place to have your event.

Gorgeous WindRiver offers flexible packages or A La Carte pricing depending on your specific needs. You might choose onsite catering from Citico’s Restaurant and award-winning Chef Robert Allen, beverage packages, day-of coordination, and vendor management.

WindRiver Amenities

  • Event Coordinator & Venue Manager
  • Seating for 150 or more guests
  • Basic Linens in a variety of colors
  • Rental Concierge Service
  • Use of WindRiver for engagement photos, bridal portraits, etc.
  • Complimentary menu tasting for four with a wine pairing
  • Event set-up, breakdown, and cleanup
  • Complete Lighting Control, Audio, & Video
  • Complimentary shuttle service from parking to the site
Contact WindRiver at 865-269-7421 or events@WindRiverLiving.com

Please enjoy the breathtaking pics below featuring photography by StarNoir Studio, the perfect choice for your wedding photo needs: http://starnoirstudio.com/.

The gown and accessories, of course, are from The Gilded Gown. No Outdoor Wedding is complete without the perfect bridal gown. We invite you to visit us at Knoxville Center Mall to find your dream Outdoor Wedding dress. We have lots of Justin Alexander gowns overflowing with the lace details that perfectly compliment the outdoorsy-vibe. Our racks boast lots of bridal gowns that would pair perfectly with your polka dotted rain boots. Come on down Monday – Saturday 11 am to 7 pm or Sunday Noon to 6 pm to see what we have in stock.

The Gilded Gown - Knoxville TN - Wind River 2 The Gilded Gown - Knoxville TN - Wind River 3 The Gilded Gown - Knoxville TN - Wind River 4 The Gilded Gown - Knoxville TN - Wind River 5 The Gilded Gown - Knoxville TN - Wind River 6 The Gilded Gown - Knoxville TN - Wind River 7 The Gilded Gown - Knoxville TN - Wind River 8 The Gilded Gown - Knoxville TN - Wind River 9

Mid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration

Do you love Mad Men, all things 1960s and atomic style? And are you in the planning stages of your retro-inspired wedding? Perhaps a Mid-century modern Wedding is in your future.

Mid Century Modern (aka Mid Mod or MCM) is a hip design aesthetic based on modern architectural, interior and graphic design from around 1933 to 1965. Bright colors, futuristic furniture and clean lines best represent that era of impeccably cool style.

To incorporate the Mid Century vibe into your wedding a perfect first step would be hitting up your local thrift stores and antique shops to find period appropriate furniture and accessories to incorporate into your wedding. Feature some type of old fashioned cocktail bar (martinis work), t-strap pumps, succulent floral arrangements and atomic graphics on your invites. Add to the MCM atmosphere at your reception with a soundtrack featuring music from the era: Vic Damone, Sammy Davis, Jr., Eartha Kitt, Liberace, and, of course, Dean Martin, among others.

We invite those with an eye for sleek design to shake yourselves a cocktail, kick back in your Eames chair and take a look through our inspirational mid mod wedding ideas in the photos below. We think our ballet length Justin Alexander strapless lace wedding gown would work well within a retro wedding theme.


The Gilded Gown - Knoxville TN - Mid Mod Inspo Collage 1 The Gilded Gown - Knoxville TN - Mid Mod Inspo Collage 2 TN - Mid Mod Inspo Collage 3 TN - Mid Mod Inspo Collage 4 TN - Mid Mod Inspo Collage 5 TN - Mid Mod Inspo Collage 6 TN - Mid Mod Inspo Collage 7 TN - Mid Mod Inspo Collage 8 TN - Mid Mod Inspo Collage 9

Please stop by The Gilded Gown. We are located in the Knoxville Center Mall downstairs by Sears. Open 11 am – 7 pm Monday through Saturday and Noon to 6 pm on Sunday. Our friendly stylists will gladly help you find the perfect retro wedding dress and accessories to perfectly capture your own Mid-Mod look.