Photography: Me (Cecilia Harvard)
Models: Megan + Jeff
Florals: Mae Flower
Makeup Artist: Jessica Craig
Hair: Alyse Peterson
Christmas is just around the corner and love is in the air. This is such a popular time of year for couples to get engaged. With engagements comes wedding dress shopping and when it comes to purchasing a wedding dress David’s Bridal comes to mind! They are known for their outstanding value, fashionable designs, and ease of one-stop shopping. Did you know that one out of every three brides in the US chooses to walk down the aisle in a gown from David’s Bridal? With over 300 stores and a variety of sizes and styles I can see why!
Earlier this year I put together a fun stylized bridal shoot featuring dresses from David’s Bridal Modest Wedding Dress assortment! I wish these dresses would have been around when I got married since they fit my modesty standards and are absolutely stunning. The dresses feature full length skirts, assorted sleeve lengths, and higher necklines. These dresses are perfect for brides looking for a little more coverage on their special day and range in price from $349-$1558 Such an affordable price for a dress you don’t need to add any sleeves, length, or add fabric to the chest or back area!
For the shoot I photographed 3 gorgeous dresses! I primarily focused on my favorite dress (the last dress- SLMS251111) for the stylized shoot (see more photos here) but wanted to go into depth about what I loved about each dress here on Dearest Lou. After all this is a fashion blog (;
Oleg Cassini Short Sleeve Modest Ball Gown, exclusively at David’s Bridal
$1458 (available in solid white or ivory/champagne sizes 0-14, 0P-14P)
First of all, this dress is absolutely stunning. Any bride would feel like a beautiful princess in this gorgeous dress. I love the ball gown fit and that it is capped sleeved! The bodice of the dress features beaded Venise appliques and a zippered back! Zippered backs are always a plus since they are nice and easy to take on and off. The ruffled organza skirt is my absolute favorite detail about this dress! Super poofy and fun.
David’s Bridal Collection Beaded Trumpet Wedding Dress with ¾ Sleeves, exclusively at David’s Bridal
$949 (available in white or ivory sizes 0-14,0P-14P)
Anyone else a sucker for lace? I love the romantic lace used for this dress, the beading along the neckline and hip add that extra wow factor to this beauty! A-line fits are perfect for nearly every shape and size and I love the ¾ sleeves! This dress is perfect for a bride who may want that extra bit of coverage for her arms on her big day!
Melissa Sweet Modest A-Line Wedding Dress, exclusively at David’s Bridal
$1,258 (available in ivory/champagne size 0-14, 16W-26W)
This way by far my favorite dress! I loved the unique flutter sleeves and A-line fit! I love that the back is zippered but gives off the illusion that it’s a button up dress.This dress also features sequins along the bodice that really give it that feminine flare I personally love.