Reopening Rules: The New Normal at The Gilded Gown

Reopening Rules: The New Normal at The Gilded Gown

First of all, we are absolutely thrilled to be back doing what we love! We are so happy to be able to have you, our beautiful brides, and formal gown shoppers with us again.

In this new world we find ourselves in, things will be a little bit different at The Gilded Gown.

For the time being, we will be open by appointment only. The health, safety, and well-being of our staff, their family members, and our brides are of the utmost importance to us.

In order to adhere to the CDC guidelines for social distancing and to keep all of us safe and healthy, we are asking each bride to limit their number of guests in attendance to 3. And at this time we request that you do not bring any children under the age of 12. Please honor this policy. We will be delighted to Facetime any friends and family who are unable to attend to show them your favorite styles.

 

We do ask that if you are feeling sick or showing any symptoms of upper respiratory illness, or have been in contact with someone known to be infected with COVID-19, please call us and we will happily reschedule your appointment to a mutually convenient time. We will check temperatures upon arrival.

We will be requiring everyone to wear masks and gloves during the appointment. If you need masks and gloves, please let us know in advance and we can provide them at a cost of $3 per person.

 

One of your bridal party members must be available to assist you in the fitting room.

Bridal reservation times will be limited to two hours or less to help us adhere to state and federal guidelines.

Be assured that we are taking extra precautions in our store. First of all, we will be monitoring all of our staff members’ temperatures. Our entire store, including the reception area and dressing rooms, will be sanitized several times a day, including all surfaces, doorknobs, bathrooms, counters, telephones, computers, etc. We do ask for your patience as we sanitize suites between appointments. As we cannot control potential virus spread, you assume all liability for your visit.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. We want to be as accommodating as possible, but we also want to do our part to keep our community healthy! This is a rapidly changing environment, but we are doing our very best to keep up with information from the CDC and our local government. As a small business in the community, we appreciate your understanding and patience.  

Although we are changing the way we operate, for the time being, one thing that will never change is our absolute joy in assisting you in your quest to find your dream dress and accessories. Please schedule YOUR appointment by visiting our appointment tab on our website, or by messaging us on Facebook or Instagram, or by emailing us at thegildedgown@gmail.com

Hope & Justin’s Romantic Mountain Retreat Wedding

We were thrilled when we received an email from Hope, a gorgeous Gilded Gown bride, with pictures from her wedding day. She was kind enough to share her sweet mountain wedding story with us. Plus Hope filled us in on the cutest little detail the couple discovered after they started dating. Turns out she and Justin had already met as children and didn’t realize it at first.
She said, “How our relationship started is kind of storybook worthy (in my opinion…lol). We first started talking to each other when we were 20 years old over Facebook because he was a mutual friend of my sister. We thought that was our beginning. After talking for a while, my mother realized that we had known each other long before that. It turns out that his mother used to babysit me when we were both 4 years old. After we found that out, he told me that he had always wondered what had happened to the little girl his mom used to watch!! Long story short, after 7 years of being in a relationship, Justin finally proposed on Christmas of 2018.” 
Hope visited The Gilded Gown on her quest to find her dream dress and accessories. She fell in love with an exquisite long-sleeve lace gown which looked amazing on her. (She decided against the sash shown here):
Her stylist helped her find the perfect finishing touches. The gorgeous veil Hope selected is stunning.
 
Hope had this to say about their wedding day, “The wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect! The date is the anniversary of our first date. We love the colder weather so picking a winter wedding and getting married our anniversary was a no brainer!”
 
Hope and Justin got married on January 17th, 2020 at the romantic venue Wafloy Mountain Retreat. Nestled in the beauty of our East Tennessee mountains Walfoy provided a breathtaking backdrop for the ceremony and reception. They said their “I Dos,” in the picturesque chapel on the property.
Their family and friends surrounded them with love, light, and laughter.
Hope said, “The men’s tuxes were from Regal Tuxedo. Hair and makeup were done by Taylor Crowder of Glow Salon in Newport, TN. Videography was by Young Videography, most of the photos were by A Life’s Journey Photography. The DJ’s wife also does photography so a couple of the photos I sent have her watermark from Hale Photography.”
 
Hope was a vision of beauty. She glows with happiness and we think she chose the perfect gown, veil, and accessories from The Gilded Gown.
She was radiant for her special day.
Join us in wishing this darling couple every joy and happiness in their future together.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Amber & Joey’s Simple and Stress-Free St John Island Elopement

Amber & Joey’s Simple and Stress-Free

St John Island Elopement

We are in love with beautiful Gilded Gown bride Amber’s absolutely breathtaking elopement. She and her gorgeous groom Joey traveled to the enchanting St. John Island in the Virgin Islands for their intimate and stress-free wedding.

Amber and Joey pared their wedding down to the essentials: true love, each other, a beautiful setting, two dear friends and someone to marry them.
Linsay Vann Photography was on hand to capture the love and bespoke florist East End Flower Shop provided the stunning floral elements.
 
Amber shared their sweet love story:
 
Joey and I met when we were teenagers (I was friends with his younger sister growing up). We all remained friends through high school and into our 20’s. Around that time Joey and I had started spending more time together and realized it was more than just a friendship. After just a few short weeks of dating, Joey got an opportunity to live and work at the beach in Florida. In a complete leap of faith (and possibly insanity), I packed up my things, moved out of my house and went to Florida with him! That was nearly ten years ago and I’m glad every day that I made that crazy decision. Since then we’ve moved back home to Tennessee, bought our first home together and Joey recently earned an engineering degree from UTK. 
 
 
I always joked that I wouldn’t marry him until he graduated. He graduated in December 2019 and we eloped to the Virgin Islands in January 2020. We had a small ceremony on Peace Hill on the island of St. John. His sister and one other dear friend were in attendance. After the ceremony, we all hiked down to a secluded beach just in time to catch that gorgeous rainbow. 
 
 
We knew from the beginning we wanted everything about our wedding to be simple and stress-free. I made an appointment with The Gilded Gown and it turned out to be my first and only appointment. I bought the first dress I tried on. I explained where I was going, what style I envisioned, what my budget was…and that’s exactly what I got. I could not have asked for a better dress shopping experience. 
 
Please join us in wishing this adorable couple a lifetime of love, joy, and prosperity as they face the future together.
 
VENDORS
 
Venue | Peace Hill, St John, Virgin Islands
 
 
 

Samantha and Stan. The Sweetest Love Story.

Samantha and Stan. The Sweetest Love Story.

True love prevailed recently when Samantha and Stan got married this March. They promised to love and honor one another forever at a charming train station in Tennesse. The day was beautifully captured by photographer Rebekah Chapman Santos. We asked the lovely Gilded Gown bride to share some details about her day. We were so touched when she responded with the sweetest love story ever:

I’ve loved this man from day one and I say that in all honesty! I never believed in love at first sight until Stan! I knew from the first day I met him that he would be my future, my whole world, my husband!

More In Love Each Day

What I didn’t know is that every day I would fall in love with him more and more every single day. I swear it feels like I couldn’t possibly love him anymore, but today I love him 1000 times more than yesterday and tomorrow I’ll love him even more than today!

Stan and I met through my uncle a little over five years ago! We were married at the historic train depot in Greenback, TN on March 14 of this year! Stan is the most genuine, kind, selfless, loving man I have ever met in my entire life! I knew the day we met he would be mine forever! He’s truly my best friend! He even stepped up in my girls’ life and has been the best father they could ever ask for!!

Being Married Is Amazing!

People keep asking me how it feels to be married now and honestly it feels amazing! As weird as this sounds, it’s the same, but so different. It’s so much better than I ever imagined. All the love, passion and intimacy we shared before is only that much stronger. I crave him, his presence, his touch.. hearing his voice in ways I never imagined – in the most innocent forms! I just want to be close to him, to hear his voice, to see his face, to feel his touch all the time! I can’t get enough! I’ve never been so happy before, I’ve never felt the things I feel before… Everything is so perfect! I am so incredibly blessed to call this wonderful, selfless, kind man MY husband! Will things get hard, I’m sure, but I’m also sure that together he and I can face anything this world may throw at us! He is my encourager, my best friend, my biggest fan!

Such A Blessing!

He works hard to provide for our family, to make sure we always have what we need. He strives to show us how loved and special we are every day. I don’t know what I did in this life to deserve such a blessing, but boy am I thankful!

I can’t wait to do this life with you, my husband, by my side!

Please join us in wishing this precious couple and family the brightest future filled with joy and happiness.

 

 

 

 

50 Wonderful Ways To Pass The Time During Self-Isolation

You’re doing the right thing if you’ve self-quarantined during this trying time. Even if you aren’t sick you are still helping your community “flatten the curve” by staying at home. And, you are keeping yourself and your loved ones safe.

Since everything from salons to gyms, concerts, and theaters are all shut down it’s up to you to entertain yourself!

So, we’ve compiled 50 Wonderful Ways To Pass The Time During Self-Isolation while you are homebound during this global pandemic. Keep the cabin fever at bay and the stir crazies in check!

  1. Watch all the shows and movies you haven’t had time for. But limit your couch time so you don’t become comatose.
  2. Take a daily walk outside. Say “hello” to anyone you pass. We all need a little kindness right now.
  3. In case of rain, dance indoors like no one is watching. (They aren’t.)
  4. Host a family talent contest.
  5. Play an instrument. Or listen to some really good music.
  6. Have a theme day. Dress and eat accordingly.
  7. You’ve got time to finish a puzzle. Spread one out on the dining room table and let everyone work on it at their leisure.
  8. Work on learning a foreign language. (Download Duolingo.)
  9. Read a book. Or books.
  10. Write letters to the people you love.
  11. Spa day! Face masks, scrubs, eye creams, teeth whitener, hair color. Emerge from isolation looking good!
  12. Deep clean something each day. The oven, the windows, or your carpets. Your house will be sparkling in no time.
  13. Organize a little of your home each day. Tackle one drawer a day or do your entire closet.
  14. Reflect on your blessings and remember to be grateful.
  15. Get out and work in the yard if you have one.
  16. Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Yahtzee. Have board game Olympics.
  17. Bake! Cookies, Pies, Cakes, Bread.
  18. FaceTime with friends and relatives, especially those who might be especially lonely.
  19. Spend 30 minutes a day exercising. You literally have no excuse at this point.
  20. Establish a dress-up day. Everyone must put on their very best. Set the table with a cloth and stemware. Serve dinner on the best china. Affect British accents and hold your pinkies just so as you drink. Do a family photo shoot in the yard.
  21. Get all the hardest things on your to-do list done: taxes, writing a will, financial planning.
  22. Make a huge production out of anything and everything. Movie night? Make a concession stand with popcorn and candy. Rearrange the den with theater type seating. Turn out all the lights. Turn up the volume. Pizza night? Make your own dough and try to toss it in the air. Have a toppings station where everyone can make their own pizza. Play Italian opera.
  23. Take everything out of your garage. Clean the dickens out of it. Put all the things back in a nicely organized manner. Watch WhatsUpMoms video for inspiration.
  24. Go through your makeup and throw out anything expired. Clean your brushes. Same for under your sinks. Chuck out any old toiletries or medications.
  25. Plan your dream vacation. Research locations, resorts, restaurants and things to do.
  26. Support small businesses in your area by purchasing gift cards to use after the quarantine. 
  27. If you don’t have TikTok, add the app and see what everyone is talking about. Make complicated TikToks.
  28. Spend an over-the-top amount of time playing with your pets.
  29. Get crafty even if you aren’t crafty. Glue some macaroni onto paper in interesting shapes. Crochet. Paint. Knit. YouTube tutorials can help.
  30. Sleep in. Sleep late. Take naps. This is your chance.
  31. Consider ways in which to help society. Be a light in a time of darkness.
  32. Take some time to simply be. In our formerly hectic busy lives, how often did we have the chance to just sit in stillness? Try it. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Namaste.
  33. Take stock of your pantry and plan out your meals.
  34. Make a list of things you want to do when the world comes back online. Museums to visit, people to see, concerts to attend, etc.
  35. Put out some Christmas lights to cheer up your neighbors.
  36. Organize your photos on your phone. Try Amazon Photos.
  37. Organize your actual photographs.
  38. Clean your baseboards and air vents.
  39. Change your air filter.
  40. Paint a room a fresh color.
  41. Start a Pinterest. Or fine-tune the one you already have.
  42. Take down all your curtains and wash them. Might as well open all your windows and let in some fresh air too.
  43. Clean your windows. Vinegar and newspaper.
  44. Decorate your house like you’re hosting a party. Then have a party for your household.
  45. Develop some new hairstyles for yourself. Master some braiding techniques with help from Instagram Influencers or YouTubers.
  46. Stay positive.
  47. Pray for the world.
  48. Hold on to hope.
  49. Stay safe.
  50. Love.

They’re Back! Dried Flowers Are Trending for Weddings in 2020

They’re Back! Dried Flowers Are Trending for Weddings in 2020

This old school floral trend from the 70s is making its return in elegantly rustic arrangements. Lots of couples are decorating their wedding venues with free-spirited and affordable dried flower arrangements using the traditional flowers they’ve always loved — just dried instead of fresh. Brides are walking down the aisle with unique dried bouquets and grooms are adorning themselves with darling dried boutonnieres. We are 100 percent on board with this old is new again trend.

This trend is something completely different from the traditional fresh flower-filled wedding. But more and more engaged couples are turning to dried florals for their nuptial centerpieces and bouquets. They are in search of something unique, rustic, a little bit nostalgic, and chic.

Dried bouquets have a wild and free boho vibe. And, we just love the color stories that dried arrangments deliver. They are a soothing blend of neutrals, and they bring an earthy, natural feel to a wedding.

BOUQUET BY ANTHEIA FLOWERS | PHOTO BY MARIA SUNDIN PHOTOGRAPHY VIA JUNEBUG WEDDINGS

And they are breathtakingly beautiful.

Dried florals work well for site decor as well. Look how perfectly this mix of fresh and dried flowers works for a beach wedding:

And can we please stop and swoon over this achingly romantic dried floral swag for a minute? 

Dried flowers keep, too. So your beautiful wedding florals can live on in your home decor.

Carry the theme through to your favors with individually packaged dried flowers for your guests:

Preserved blooms bring a fresh perspective to weddings indoors or out.

They also work well in any season. This summertime bride carries an armload of uncomplicated long stem flowers.

PHOTO: JAYE KOGUT

Surprisingly chic, dried flowers provide punch to place settings.

And table arrangments are understated yet elevated with the addition of preserved blooms such as off-white hydrangeas, loose greens, branches, and berries.

PHOTO: kirstensmithphotography.com

This bouquet is a showstopper in shades of beige, brown and blue.

The beauty of nature is apparent in a multi-textured grouping of flora and fauna.

This wedding day aisle is made magical with the addition of tall dried grasses and flowers and loads of white candles.

Dried arrangments can be simple or elaborate, but either way, they are generally more affordable than fresh blooms.

This decadent arch is lavishly swagged with dried flowers, ferns, and branches.

 

Resources

If you are into this really cool, retro floral trend we’ve gathered a little intel on the subject from the web. Type in “dried floral arrangements” in Pinterest and you will be rewarded with loads of eye candy. If you’d like to purchase some ready-made goodies for your wedding, one amazing place to order your preserved blooms is driedflowersforever.com.

We found several amazing blog posts about dried arrangments, too, if you’d like to see more.

Budget Savy Bride Flower Alternatives: Dried Flowers

Martha Stewart Weddings 24 Dried Flower Arrangements That Are Perfect for a Fall Wedding

One Fab Day The Hottest Wedding Flower Trend: Dried Flowers

 

Wedding Dresses 101: A Guide to Choosing The Best Bridal Silhouette

Wedding Dresses 101: A Guide to Choosing The Best Bridal Silhouette

Chances are if you are searching for your wedding dress you have visited your local bridal boutique to try on gowns. While you are shopping and trying on, you might hear lots of terms you’ve never heard before. Something along the lines of, “This is a Trumpet Gown, with a basque waist and a Plunging-V neckline embellished with Alencon Lace.” If sentences like that leave you wondering, “Ummm…what was that? Something, something…Lace????” we are here to help.

We launched our Wedding Dresses 101 series just to keep you informed about all the bridal terminology. This handy guide will help you familiarize yourself with all the different dress silhouettes. And if you are thinking to yourself, “Okay great, but I don’t even know what a silhouette is.” It’s simple, in basic terms a dress silhouette is what you see as you take your first glance at a dress – the outline of the dress. Silhouettes dictate how gowns fit and flatter a body, so it will be super beneficial to know which shape will look best on you. That said, we think you should try any silhouette gown you are drawn too. After all, it’s your day and your dress. And, rules are meant to be broken!

A-Line

Alluring A-Line dresses are one of the most flattering gown silhouettes. This style is extremely popular since it looks great on just about anyone, no matter what their body type. And, it is by far the best choice for pear shapes since it accentuates the top half of the body while camouflaging the lower half. Since the cut is narrow at the top and widens towards the hem in a gradual manner it smooths out any awkward lines and curves of the body. So named because A-Line gowns look like the letter “A” with their fitted bodices and skirts that widen out from the waist in a line to the hem.

This A-Line gown flows softly from the waist:

Lace cascades down this A-Line gown by Venus Bridal with a slightly more structured skirt. This one is prettily accented with a deep V neckline and beaded waist.

Ballgown

Beautiful ballgowns are the most traditional of all bridal gown silhouettes. They are characterized by fitted bodices (and waistlines) that lead to voluminously full skirts. The flare of the skirt is achieved by layers upon layers of fabric. This classic and elegant look is very popular because it flatters most figures and is especially good at hiding large hips. But it is also good for brides with narrow hips, as it can give a curvier look. However, there is a risk of getting swallowed up in the volume of the dress if you are rather petite. For a large bust, the Ballgown style will help create an hourglass look. We love this one by Sincerity Bridal which will make you feel just like a Princess:

This lovely Ballgown (Style 11070 by Sweetheart) features an illusion V-neckline accented with lattice beaded lace. The tulle circular cut skirt with a chapel length train completes the look perfectly.

Column or Sheath

The Column (or Sheath) style has slim lines that mimic the shape of an actual column. Simple and elegant a Column Silhouette can run straight from the neckline to the hemline, or it can hug your curves closely. Either way, a Column gown does not hide any problem areas, like a bigger lower body. And, this fit tends to make pear-shapes look off-balanced. Although flattering for several body types, depending on the fabric chosen, the Column Silhouette looks best on brides with sleek figures. It’s also a great choice for petite brides as the long lean lines add height.

Lasting Memories designed this elegant column gown:

Empire

Empire silhouette dresses have fitted bodices that stop just below the bust, giving the appearance of a high waist. These gowns feature skirts that fall with a slight flare and loosely skim the body, or they can be a bit more fitted. Like the A-line, the Empire Waist style fits well on most body types. And, it’s especially flattering for those brides with a smaller bust since it draws attention to the neckline. This style is a good choice for those with thicker waists as it can sweep softly over curves. If you want to hide your hips, however, this look is not for you.

Fit and Flare or Trumpet

Perfect for showcasing your shape, Fit and Flare gowns present an especially enchanting silhouette. Fit and Flare bridal gowns are also known as Trumpet because their skirts subtly flare from the hip toward the hem in a trumpet shape. This silhouette is form-fitting through the torso and hips and then begins to widen around mid-thigh. Easier to wear than the similarly silhouetted Mermaid, this option is roomy enough around the legs to allow you to walk comfortably. This is a nice option for curvy brides who are looking for a formfitting dress. Athletically built brides might feel boxy in this cut.

High Low

The playful High Low cut features a full circle skirt with a length that varies from short in front to long in back. The style originated in Victorian era dresses, when the hem style was known as the “fishtail.” This silhouette is flattering to most shapes and highlights the legs.

Jumpsuit

Bridal jumpsuits are a chic one-piece option for brides who want to avoid a skirt altogether. This can look fantastic on almost any size and shape. And jumpsuits are comfortable to wear all the way through the ceremony to the reception.

Mermaid

Curvaceous and very form-fitting, this wedding dress style is typically for the very confident bride. Mermaid gowns hug the body all the way down to the knees, where the dress flares out. This cut shows off ALL of a bride’s curves and is terrific for brides with hourglass figures. If you don’t want something tight, the mermaid is not for you.

Midi

Midi Silhouettes refer to dresses with hemlines that hit at mid-calf – halfway between the knee and ankle. These sweet dresses are universally flattering.

Romper

A Romper is a cute little short jumpsuit. This flirty and fun silhouette works adorably for destination weddings. If you want to show off your pretty legs, this might be your look.

 Slip

We recommend starting out by trying gowns especially suited to your body type. However, definitely try on other silhouettes as well. It’s your day and you might just find your dream dress in another cut.

Intimate and Cozy Micro Weddings

Less is More: Intimate and Cozy Micro Weddings

If are not feeling a big wedding consider having a micro wedding instead! Feeling overwhelmed at the thought of a major production with hundreds of guests to manage on your special day? Imagine a smaller, more intimate celebration, with just the people closest to you in attendance. If a tiny wedding sounds like a dream then this trend in nuptials might be right for you. They’re the perfect antidote to excess and overwork. These days lots of people are deciding against the effort and expense of a full-scale wedding. Typically micro weddings are just like regular weddings with a beautiful venue, cake, photographer, food and flowers but just on a smaller scale with way fewer guests. Micro weddings usually include 50 or fewer guests, often limited to those most important to you, like family and very close friends. Having fewer guests means you can focus your budget on all the details you care about (while saving money), and provide a more meaningful experience for everyone.

Fairy Tales Do Come True

Luckily many event venues now offer tiny wedding options. Adorable Storybrook Farm in Jonesborough, Tenn. has a sweet Fairytale Micro Wedding Package for a mere $3995 + tax.

Photo: Sweet Snaps by Tara Hodges

This micro wedding plan accommodates 16 people and includes personalized assistance in planning your event. The staff at Storybrook Farm will also make sure your wedding runs smoothly with your very own ceremony coordinator. You can choose from the picturesque ceremony and reception locations on their beautiful property. An onsite officiant is available if needed — AND they can even legalize a union if your preferred officiant isn’t ordained. Floral elements are included for the bride and groom. Plus, they throw in a beautiful, mouth-watering wedding cake from one of the area’s best bakers. To sweeten the deal they even provide a Pinterest-worthy decorating service for your ceremony and reception. Finally, they include a delicious reception meal in one of their romantic gardens to end your event.

And Tiny Chapel Weddings, has a sweetly petite mobile chapel that comes to you. They will bring this adorable venue to you in any state with very reasonable rates starting at $1500: 

While a micro wedding is definitely a money-saver, it doesn’t have to be a minimalistic affair. According to The Knot, the average overall guest count for weddings is trending downward, while the average cost per guest is going up.  “Couples can certainly save money by going the route of micro weddings, though many decide to actually spend their full budget. Only on fewer people,” Cove explains. “Some couples will even take their budget and host the hotel rooms for their guests, along with transportation and other items that may not normally be affordable for a larger-size wedding.”

Some couples who decide to host micro weddings will splurge on goodies like a savory sit-down dinner and/or a top-shelf open bar. They are able to provide a more decadent event while keeping intimacy in mind. With a guest list of just your nearest and dearest, wonderful things become more feasible and affordable. Splurging on a sun-drenched destination weekend wedding, a gorgeous wedding dress or a delicious meal at a five-star restaurant is much more manageable when your guest list is tiny.

Is a Micro Wedding Right for You?

Planning your wedding is a personal experience, and only you will know if a micro wedding is right for you. We do know that big things can come in small packages, though, and a tiny wedding will provide just as much joy and heartfelt memories as any big event will. What’s most important is that you and your spouse are happy on your big day!

 

Some Beautiful Gilded Gown Brides of 2019

Some Beautiful Gilded Gown Brides of 2019

We absolutely love to when our brides send us photos from their special days. Here is a look at a few of our beautiful brides in their gorgeous dresses from The Gilded Gown:

Gracie

Gracie and Skyler celebrated at The Crowne Plaza Knoxville after getting married at a private ceremony in Virginia. Their photographer was Baily Hammett and her MUA was Chelsey Hobbs.
Thank you so much! My dress was everything I wanted and more! —Gracie

Abby

Abby and Cory got married this past fall at Butler Farm in Friendsville, TN! Jennifer Hutsell was their photographer

I absolutely loved my dress!! It was everything I wanted on my special day. Thank y’all so much!! —Abby

Taylor

Taylor and Cody had a gorgeous sunset ceremony in Panama City Beach, FL. The photographer was Brittany Barnes.

I had the best time getting to try on dresses to find “the one” at The Gilded Gown. —Taylor

Hillary

Hillary and Kyle married on a friend’s farm in Strawberry Plains, TN on October 5th. Faith Photography took their lovely photos.

Thank you for helping me find my dress!!!—Hillary

Alexis

Alexis and Chris Melton were married at The Barn at Meadow Farms. April Bowen was their photographer.
My dress was perfect! I couldn’t have been happier! —Alexis

Krystle

Krystle and Jeffery’s romantic fall wedding was held at Sampson’s Hollow in Walland, TN. The photographer was JM Squared Photography.

We made an appointment to look at the dress I saw on The Gilded Gown’s facebook page. I got there and tried it on and it was almost perfect. (I had to make alterations after I lost 30 pounds but it was still everything that I wanted.)  My sister, sister in law, best friend, and nieces were with me. Everyone encouraged me to try on others but I knew from the time I saw it on your Facebook post it was the one I wanted. The sweet girl that helped us, her name was Darby.  She was so patient.  My appointment had 3 future brides there including myself.  It was close to closing time and she did a wonderful job taking care of us.  My niece also found her wedding dress that day. It was perfect. —Krystle

Racheal

Rachael and Matt got married at the Carriage House in Jefferson City, Tennessee! Their photographer was Lions Creative Media.


I wanted to share a couple of my favorite wedding pictures in the dress of my dreams! I’m so thankful I had Tequila to help me find this perfect dress for my special day. It was so comfortable and so easy to dance in! Thank you again to everyone at Gilded Gown who helped me find this dress (and especially Tequila for being so sweet and helpful). I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I do! —Rachael

Bree

Bree and Tanner said “I Do,” at Allandale Mansion in Kingsport, TN. LB Photography By Bekah shot the beautiful wedding day pics.

The Gilded Gown was by far the best and most affordable dress location we came across. The staff was very friendly and helped me find my dream dress. Thank you for all you guys do. —Bree

Ryann

Ryann and Jeff married at Flat Duck Farms in RinggoldGA.

I felt so beautiful, thank you for helping me find a perfect dress! —Ryann

Alyssa

Alyssa and Jordan said their, “I Dos” at the Ocoee River Barn in Benton, TN and their photographer was Della Williams.

Thank you very much! Your team was super helpful! —Alyssa

 

 

Kimberly and Tyler’s Perfectly Romantic Fall Wedding

 Kimberly and Tyler’s Perfectly Romantic Fall Wedding

Precious Tennessee couple Kimberly and Tyler married on October 26th at The Reserve at Bluebird Hill!  The beautiful setting provided the perfect backdrop for all their romantic moments. Luckily Jess and Joe Photography was on hand to capture every detail! Their day was filled with love and laughter, family and friends, pumpkins and pine cones, and a signature Dunkin Donuts drink! They chose to marry in the fall since it’s their very favorite season.
 We were thrilled when Kimberly shared her sweet story with us:
My husband and I met while he was in school at UT and serving downtown at Balter Beerworks. I went in to have brunch with two of my friends (who ended up being bridesmaids at our wedding). They left my number on the top of my check! We connected immediately and it was kind of a whirlwind after that. We got engaged on September 21, 2018 and we actually left our ceremony to September by Earth Wind and Fire. (Our string quartet learned it just for our wedding) After dating for almost a year and a half, Tyler proposed on my parents back porch. This was after I ruined multiple attempts on his part to surprise me. He finally did it and it was a surprise since I got engaged in my pajamas with no makeup on! It was the perfect proposal.
We were married at The Reserve at Bluebird Hill on October 26, 2019. We picked October because it’s our favorite time of year! The rain stayed away long enough for us to have our ceremony outside!
We had a burgundy, blush, and rose gold wedding with lots of pumpkins and pine cones!
One of our groomsman sang our first dance song live.
Our signature drink was the Dunkin Donuts Coffee Porter, because we are obsessed with Dunkin Donuts! My mom made pumpkin shaped mints in our wedding colors as favors along with cat and dog treats for our friends to take home to their pets.
We danced all night until our sparkler exit. It was a magical day! We left that night for our honeymoon in Jamaica!
We asked Kimberly about her dress shopping experience, and she was kind enough to share that with us as well:
The Gilded Gown was the only store I went in to try on dresses. I brought my mom, one of my future mother-in-laws, and two of my bridesmaids! I tried on several dresses that I thought were exactly what I was looking for, but they weren’t right. Miranda had me pick a dress that I never thought I would be interested in. A “for sure no” is what she called it. I never thought a mermaid style would be flattering and I was very against sleeves. But it was the only dress I kept going back to and comparing all the others to. Then when we put a veil on, it was the one!  It is actually like a modern version of my mom’s wedding dress! It was the perfect experience! Thank you so much! The dress was absolutely perfect!! I got sooo many compliments on it. I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful dress. I took it to one of your recommended alterations places, The Perfect Fit, and she was incredible!! Thank you so much for making me feel so beautiful on my special day!
 

Kimberly’s beautiful bouquet and all the lush wedding flower arrangements were done by String of Pearl Wedding Flowers.

Please join us in wishing all the joy and happiness to this adorable couple as they face the future together!
ALL THE AMAZING VENDORS
Dress & Veil: The Gilded Gown
Catering: Copper Cellar
Minister: Andrew Newman, Nuptials with Newman
Hair and Makeup: Edienna Smith
String Quartet: Anderson String Quartet
Alterations: The Perfect Fit