Friday, April 27, 2012

Vintage Romance

There is nothing more beautiful than the creation of a new family.  The bride we are featuring today brought her family together on April 7, 2012 in the Grand Ballroom at Stonegate Center for the Arts in Pleasant Grove, Utah.  

Melissa Carter already had the man of her dreams...Mr. Rowan Carter; her beautiful little baby boy who filled every day of her life with happiness.  

Then one day while at a mission farewell she laid her eyes upon Taylor Tomlinson. "I was immediately taken over with a school girl type crush on him."  On their first date Taylor made them dinner. "It was super adorable.  He gave me cooking lessons, slaved away in the kitchen, and served me a delicious meal. It was the best date I had ever been on."  After many sweet kisses on the forehead from Taylor and patiently waiting, Melissa spoke up and said "Hello! I'm ready to kiss you now! I really want to!"  A very awkward and extremely exciting kiss followed.

Things seemed to click for Melissa very early on.  She fell in love quite easily with Taylor.  From the very beginning she could see herself and Rowan with Taylor.  

Taylor realized his love for Melissa while on a trip with her and Rowan at her family's cabin. They were talking one night and in the middle of a sentence Taylor grabbed Melissa's face and said, "Melissa I could totally see myself marrying you...and that scares me so badly." It didn't seem to scare him too badly because he proposed soon after. 

The couple went shopping for the ring together but Taylor still managed to make the proposal a surprise.  Melissa was sitting at her kitchen table on the computer when Taylor got down on one knee. "He said a lot of sweet things and then asked me to marry him.  I said YES, of course!"

Melissa is a one of a kind person and she wanted a one of a kind wedding.  Her "Lace and Pearl" theme was inspired by her exquisite Allure Couture gown, made from layers of lace appliques, handmade flowers and beautifully accented with pearls and Swarovski crystals.  "My wedding dress almost immediately became the focal point of my wedding." 

Because Melissa is so particular she was very concerned that finding her dress would be a difficult and exhausting experience.  It ended up being quite the opposite.  Her bridal consultant listened to what she liked and guided her toward many beautiful gowns. "I felt very relaxed and almost pampered throughout the experience".

Melissa wanted to add her own unique touch to her gown, so she had the back extended to a very high Queen Anne neckline. "I was amazed at how perfect just one small touch of adding a collar made the dress just that much more complete for me."  She also wanted the sheer lace sleeves to be lined, to match the bodice of the dress. "The seamstress was so sweet and helpful, as well as amazingly talented. The process was easy and stress free for me."

Taylor loved the dress.  His excitement was adorable and Melissa felt like a Queen.

Everything at the wedding revolved around the gown; from the decor, to the bridal party's dresses, and the Bridal Party's accessories including the bride's. 

Melissa and Taylor's favorite part of the wedding day was the ceremony.  Everything melted away as they gazed into each other's eyes.  It was special and seemed like a moment that was frozen in time forever. 

Melissa would like to give a few words of advice to potential brides:  "Trust your consultant.  They find the perfect wedding dress for girls each day so they know what looks good on what body type with what skin tone, etc. Be careful about who you bring to your appointment because their opinions can sometimes get in the way of what is best for you, and remember that what is going to make you happy is ultimately the best choice because it is your day. Lastly, don't be afraid of alte
rations because they are your best friend!"

Brides Dress, Headpiece, Jewelry, Shoes, and Alterations provided by The Perfect Dress.
Bridal Party's Dresses, Jewelry, Shoes, Bolero, and Alterations provided by The Perfect Dress.
Bridal Party's Headpieces by Carlee Platt
Flowers by Sue Magelby
Cake by Sharon Wright
Cake Decor by Carlee Platt
Food by Hickory Kist of Provo
Reception held at Stonegate Center for the Arts
Pictures by Scott Myler Photography

Monday, April 23, 2012

Listen Up Ladies!

Ladies we have some big news for you today!  The ALLURE trunk show is happening this weekend, April 27th & 28th here at The Perfect Dress!

We will be featuring not only the gowns we normally carry plus many other featured gowns from the fabulous Allure spring collection.

Special Discounts will be given on in stock gowns as well as special order gowns this weekend ONLY!!!

Ladies!  These savings do not happen often!  Make your appointments today!!!
         ~The Perfect Dress

Take a sneak peak at some of the gowns featured in the show!

Remember Ladies, our alterations ladies are FABULOUS!!!  So if you see something you like, but need a sleeve, never fear!
They are miracle workers!

Monday, April 16, 2012


The votes are in!  After tallying more than 4,000 votes we finally have a winner for the Dream Wedding Giveaway!

The winners, with 38% of the vote are....

Drum Roll Please!




We are so excited to dress Rylee for her Dream Peter Pan inspired wedding!

Her Ideas are Fantastic, and She is Going to Make One Beautiful Bride!

Congratulations Rylee and Justin!  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Utah Valley Bride: Alter of Love

Here is an exclusive look at a fabulous blog Utah Valley Bride Magazine recently posted about our store. The blog highlights our exquisite alterations and best of all shows you before and after photos of the gowns!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Pretty in Pink!

Stephanie Fox Rassmussen has fantastic style, and wowed us with her nuptials in romantic shades of blush, rose and pink.   

Stephanie and Nick met while on a vacation to Lake Powell.  It was a trip they both took with mutual friends from college, and lo and behold they ended up on the same houseboat.  

Nick asked out Stephanie, and Stephanie could not control her butterflies as she anxiously awaited Nick's arrival.  Nick had planned to take Stephanie out for Gelato, but as they approached their destination they could see that it had closed.   

Stephanie could tell that Nick was nervous, but it was easily overlooked, because by this time Stephanie was hooked.  She was just happy to be with him, no matter what they did.

Nick decided to try an alternate ice cream shop, and you'll never guess... It was closed too!  So they opted to go over to Nick's place and make cookies and play ping pong.  The date didn't go as smoothly as Nick planned, but we're pretty sure these two could have gone to the dentist together and had a good time.  

After dating for several months, Nick took Stephanie out for a nice dinner at Market Street Grill.  While at dinner Nick explained that the ring they had ordered would take at least two more months to come in.

Stephanie's hopes were shattered as she considered having to tack on two more months to the time she had to wait to marry Nick. The couple returned to Nick's house, and as Stephanie turned the corner, she could see a room lit with candles and filled with roses.

At the bottom of the stairs there was a beautiful table set with candles, dozens of roses, and most importantly, her ring!

Nick then held the ring in his hands, and took a knee as he asked Stephanie to be his wife.

This is when we first met Staphanie!  Stephanie came to us wanting a dress with longer sleeves, but not an exact style in mind.  She ended up with a beautiful strapless gown by Mori Lee and had a bolero jacket with lace sleeves custom made to match the dress. She worked closely with her seamstress to perfect her look. "The gal who helped me with my alterations was so great! She even did drawings to help me imagine it!  I wanted to incorporate my sleeve with my dress, so I decided to add the ruffle on the bottom of my sleeve to match the bottom of my dress. So beautiful!"  Stephanie's bolero was stunning with her dress. So stunning, in fact, that she has been featured in multiple bridal blogs and in Utah Valley Bride Magazine. 

Nicholas Backman Rasmussen and Stephanie Ann Fox were married in the Salt Lake L.D.S. temple on June 9, 2011. 

A beautiful reception was held in their honour at the exquisite Devereaux Mansion.

Where gelato was served, the gelato they never got on their first date.

Congratulations Nick and Stephanie!  Your wedding was gorgeous!  Thank You for letting The Perfect Dress be a part of your perfect day!