Wedding Dress Trend: 3D Florals

I use the word “trend” very loosely in bridal because at its core, wedding dresses are a very classic item.  It’s a garment heavily rooted in traditions and pays homage to the generations who went before us.  Not much is actually new under the bridal sun but, instead, what we see is a resurgence of certain design elements or fabrics that harken back to different styles of wedding dresses found throughout the decades.

The use of 3D elements in wedding dresses isn’t a new concept – it’s been around for years but we are seeing a resurgence in it’s popularity and an increase in these elements in wedding dresses.  Sometimes, the element can be found on an accessory, such as a jacket or a veil and sometimes it’s an all-over detail on the wedding dress.

Most of the 3D elements you’ll find in our collections are very subtle and aren’t always obvious in pictures.  I love elements on a wedding dress that encourage you to be up close and personal with it to see!  It just, further, makes them feel like works of art.  Here are some examples of my favorite wedding dresses in our boutique that feature 3D elements!

Plus size bride wears a romantic aline wedding dress and removable jacket that showcase the same 3D leafy lace throughout. Bride wears a strapless, drop waist ballgown with a tulle skirt and a bodice with beautiful floral lace and 3D elements all highlighted by a ribbon belt at the natural waistBride with natural hair wears a soft aline wedding dress with flutter sleeves and 3D leaf lace throughout the sleeves, bodice and skirt. Brunette bride wears a tank strapped, deep v neckline fitted wedding dress in ivory.  The dress has lace and 3D floral elements throughout.Brunette brides wears a mermaid wedding dress with removable off the shoulder straps and large 3D floral elements Bride wears a floral headpiece and fitted, off the shoulder wedding dress featuring 3D floral elements and lace throughout the dressPlus size bride wears a ballgown featuring a horsehair layered skirt and a 3D lace bodice with spaghetti straps.  Bride is also wearing an jacket draped off the shoulder which has matching 3D lace at the wrists cathedral length veil featuring florall lace and 3D elementsBride wears a blush ballgown with deep v neckline and a beautiful leafy, 3D lace through the dress Bride wears a ballgown wedding dress fit for New Years eve! This lace and sparkle encrusted bodice flows into the textured ballgown skirt and features spaghetti strapsBride wears a relaxed aline dress with corsetry details in the bodice with 3D leafs and lace details.  Bride is also wearing a tulle off the shoulder cape with a cowl back drape. red headed bride wears a fitted crepe wedding dress with 3D leafy lace placed on the bodice and on the removeable off the shoulder bubble sleeevesa soft off the shoulder ballgown with 3d leafs and lace elements through the bodice and skirt fringe and geometric lace on this fitted lace wedding dress with a deep v neckline and tank straps

Sample Sale December 5th – 9th, 2022!

Mark your calendars: Monday, December 5th – Friday, December 9th will be our Sample Sale!

One Fine Day Sample Sale December 5th through the 9th

We will post a Pinterest link to all the dresses in our sale closer to the sale date!

Our sample sales are very similar to our regular bridal appointments.  The only difference is you’ll be shopping our Sample Sale selection!  This will really help our brides who aren’t sure what style is best for them and because our consultants are so amazing with our inventory, they will help lead you to the dress that’s your perfect dress!  Our special order dresses will also be available to look at and try on if you would like to look at both sample gowns and special order gowns.

If you request your appointment through our Contact Us page on our website, just state that you’re interested in a Sample Sale Appointment!  You can also call us at (260) 483-8000 or email info@onefinedaybridalandgown.com to request an appointment for our sample sale.

We will have a Pinterest Board that will let you know which dresses will be in the sale, their size, and what price they’ll be!  We’ll let you know when it goes live! (Remember that you can always shop our dresses available off the rack at any time through the year but they are usually $50-$100 cheaper during the sample sale because some perks aren’t available during the sample sale).

What is a sample sale?

  • Our sample sale allows you to purchase a wedding dress straight out of our collection, in as-is condition at a deeply discounted price!  You can take your wedding dress home with you that day so there is no waiting period!

Who is a sample sale great for?

  • Sample sales are great for brides with a quick wedding date (less than 6 months) or who love to shop a deal!

What will be the price ranges of the dresses?

  • We will have some styles starting at $550! The vast majority will be under $1,000 but we will have a handful of Martina Liana gowns in the sale which will all be under $1,650.

What sizes will be in the sale?

  • Our bridal gowns will range in size from bridal 10-26!

What designers will be included?

  • All of ours! We will have lots of dresses from Stella York and Essense of Australia and a handful from Martina Liana

Any veils or accessories?

  • We will have veils and accessories in the sale including earrings, belts and headpieces!

What’s the catch?

  • Payment is due in full at the time of your purchase and these dresses were samples on our sales floor. Although they’ve all been cleaned and repaired, they have been tried on so you should expect normal wear and tear.  Credit cards and cash are accepted but because you’re able to take your dress home with you, checks will not be accepted.
  • We do not store these dresses for free. We will have a storage package available for purchase however!

Do I need an appointment?

  • We recommend appointments if you’d like to try on wedding dresses!  This is always a popular event for us so to ensure you have a dressing room and a consultant available for you, appointments are highly recommended!
  • If you are just interested in accessories, no need to make an appointment! You can always just stop in!  If you’d like to try your dress on while trying on accessories, an appointment can be nice so we can ensure you have a dressing room.

Ready to make your sample sale appointment? You request your appointment through our Contact Us page on our website, just state that you’re interested in a Sample Sale Appointment!  You can also call us at (260) 483-8000 or email info@onefinedaybridalandgown.com.

New Wedding Dresses – Modern & Chic

strapless plus size wedding dress featuring an angular neckline and textured horsehair ballgown skirt

There has been a definite resurgence in the minimal/chic look in wedding dresses over the past few years. What I love about this bridal look, especially nowadays, is that these dresses may just be 1 fabric (usually) but they are by no means boring.  They feature interesting seams (my personal favorite), unique pleating, refreshing necklines & strap options and we are here for all of them!  We always see a few new dresses in this vein each season, but this particular season we are seeing a greater influx of these modern beauties.

So, enjoy some of our favorite modern and chic wedding dresses!

ivory crepe wedding dress featuring sheer corset back with sheer sides a cowl neckline and spaghetti straps structured fitted mikado wedding dress with structured off the shoulder straps and notched neckline

slinky fitted wedding dress featuring a corset bodice off the shoulder straps that drop and a mid thigh slit Simple v neck tank strap wedding dress with train   one shoulder mikado ballgown with pleating details in the bodice, thigh high slit and pockets simple square neck tank strap ballgown wedding dress with pockets   architectural neckline with folded and pleated details on a fitted mikado wedding dress with a skirt flair at the bottom and button all the way down the train strapless plus size wedding dress featuring an angular neckline and textured horsehair ballgown skirt

 

Are you team lace, sparkle and showstopper or team modern and chic?  If you’re team modern and chic, which dress would you wear?

Introducing Marston from the Newest Lily Rose Collection

classic lace bodice mermaid wedding dress with bridcage veil and pearl earrings

A classic mikado mermaid with a killer train?  Meet Marston who belongs on an epic staircase or in an elegant ballroom!

classic mermaid wedding dress with birdcage veil

This is another Lily Rose dress that we have represented in both our straight and plus collections.

classic mermaid wedding dress in ivory

We love her netted Vs under the arms which helps protect your under arms from the scratchiness that beads can cause.  It also helps the dress feel a bit more breathable which we love!

classic mermaid wedding dress with tulle veil

The mikado skirt doesn’t have much stretch in it so it provides a lot of structure!

plus size fitted classic mermaid wedding dress

back of classic mermaid wedding dressBetween the structure of the skirt, the cut and the weight of the fabric, you really get that beautiful mermaid flair.  The design is very smart – while it may flair like a mermaid, the flair hits above the kneecaps which makes it easier to walk, dance and sit!  We love a smartly designed wedding dress!

classic mermaid wedding dress

Once again, this is a dress that feels timeless and classic yet is still on-point for today’s modern bride!  Are you seeing a theme in our Lily Rose dresses?  We love a dress that is the perfect mix of timeless and modern!

classic mermaid wedding dress with tulle veil over bride's face

classic lace bodice mermaid wedding dress with bridcage veil and pearl earrings

Introducing Jean from the Newest Lily Rose Collection

fitted lace wedding dress

Jean is one of our Lily Rose dresses that we have sampled in a straight size and a plus size.  We are constantly striving to create both a straight and a plus size collection that today’s modern brides love.  Dresses that speak to our local brides and check the boxes of their ideal wedding dress list!

fitted lace dress with straps on driftwood beach

plus size fitted lace dress with jean jacket and straw hat

Jean is a unique fitted dress in that she has zero stretch.  So many fitted wedding dresses nowadays feature a stretch knit lining.  While those dresses make it very easy to sit in, the fit on our Jean dress is superb.

lace fitted wedding dress on driftwood beach

Because there’s no stretch, Jean will show off our natural curves and will also act like a built-in spanx, holding you in securely!

fitted lace wedding dress

I also love her beautiful lace strap that is a continuation of the dress from front to back – seamless!

back of lace wedding dress with tulle overskirt and pearl earringsShe is also another great elopement or beach dress because she’s not fussy.  You can fold her up in your carry-on if needed and there isn’t a lot of extra fabric to have to worry about!  We also couldn’t resist adding an overskirt to her!

fitted lace wedding dress with tulle overskirt

lace fitted wedding dress with tulle overskirt and pearl hoop earrings

Sample Sale May 10th-14th, 2020!

Mark your calendars: Monday, May 10th – Friday, May 14th (we will not be hosting sample sale appointments on Saturday) will be our Sample Sale!  If you are unable to attend our Spring Sample Sale, we will be hosting another one this Winter!

Pinterest Page link to our Sample Sale dresses here!

Our sample sales are very similar to our regular bridal appointments.  You’ll meet with your consultant, talk about your vision for your wedding day and try on beautiful dresses!  The only thing that’s different is you’ll be shopping our Sample Sale selection!  This will really help our brides who aren’t sure what style is best for them and because our consultants are so amazing with our inventory, they will help lead you to the dress that best suits you!

If you request your appointment through our Contact Us page on our website, just state that you’re interested in a Sample Sale Appointment!  You can also call us at (260) 483-8000 or email info@onefinedaybridalandgown.com to request an appointment for our sample sale.

We will have less samples available this time so go ahead and pre-shop our Pinterest Page to see if there are styles that fit your vision!  The Pinterest page is now live!

What is a sample sale?

  • Our sample sale allows you to purchase a wedding dress straight out of our collection, in as-is condition at a deeply discounted price!  You can take your wedding dress home with you that day so there is no waiting period!

Who is a sample sale great for?

  • Sample sales are great for brides with a quick wedding date (less than 6 months) or who want to spend less than $1,000 on their dress!

What will be the price ranges of the dresses?

  • We will have some styles starting at $350! The vast majority will be under $1,000 but we will have a handful of Martina Liana gowns in the sale which will all be under $1,650.

What sizes will be in the sale?

  • Our bridal gowns will range in size from bridal 6-30!  Our Pinterest Page is divided between straight size, plus size and $350 dresses.  This is to help you narrow your search!

What designers will be included?

  • All of ours! The $350 dresses will be from lines we no longer carry in the boutique but we will have lots of dresses from Stella York and Essense of Australia and a handful from Martina Liana.  We will also have a number of Lily Rose Dresses which is our personal, in-house collection for those brides looking for unique dresses!

What about bridesmaid dresses?

  • $45! You can purchase a bridesmaid dress for upcoming weddings, military balls, black tie events, fundraiser events, bridal showers, etc for only $45 per dress!  We will have sizes 6-26 in a huge variety of colors.  Appointments aren’t required to look at bridesmaid dresses.

Any veils or accessories?

  • We will have veils and accessories in the sale including earrings, belts and headpieces!  Appointments aren’t required to look at accessories.

What’s the catch?

  • Payment is due in full at the time of your purchase and these dresses were samples on our sales floor. Although they’ll all been cleaned and repaired by our alterations team, they have been tried on so you should expect normal wear and tear.
  • We do not store these dresses for free. We will have a storage package available for purchase however!

Do I need an appointment?

  • For sure!  In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines we do require an appointment.  We also have a guest limit policy in place of 6 guests + the bride!  The first day is always the busiest!

Ready to make your sample sale appointment? You request your appointment through our Contact Us page on our website, just state that you’re interested in a Sample Sale Appointment!  You can also call us at (260) 483-8000 or email info@onefinedaybridalandgown.com.  You can see which dresses will be included in our sale by visiting our Pinterest Page!

Introducing Azalea from the Newest Lily Rose Collection

beaded lace fitted wedding dress on beach at sunrise

Out of all the dresses in our newest collection, Azalea is the most ideal for an elopement or destination wedding!  She is super lightweight and is so low maintenance.  You could literally fold her up, pack her in your carry-on and get married the next day.  She a no fuss wedding dress and I love that about her!

beaded lace fitted wedding dress on beach at sunrise

(Yes, we call our wedding dresses “hers” because things that beautiful just have to be female, don’t you agree?)

beaded fitted lace wedding dress on driftwood beach

The lace on Azalea is laid out in such a way to subtly enhance your figure’s natural curves.

beaded fitted wedding dress on driftwood beach

The thin, beaded straps are very on trend in wedding dresses.

close up of lace fitted wedding dress on beach at sunrise

I love how the back is open but not so open that you feel totally exposed.  Plus the lace covers that area on our back sides that we can sometimes be conscious about.

back of beaded lace fitted wedding dress on driftwood beach

I also love that you can customize the back of this dress.  If you don’t love how the beaded straps meet in the middle of the back, they can be removed!  They aren’t necessary for the structure of the dress and I love when a dress is easily customizable.

close up of beaded lace fitted wedding dress back on driftwood beach

Lastly, I love her for an elopement because of her train.  There is enough length so it still feels like a wedding dress but not so much length that it feels overwhelming!

lace fitted wedding dress on beach at sunrise

Introducing Bellevue from the Newest Lily Rose Collection

classic wedding dress in ivory with tulle cape

Don’t get us wrong, we love lace and sparkle as much as the next lady but there is something so timeless and striking about a full mikado dress!  Bellevue is a dress that can stand on her own with very little styling and can easily be accessorized to work at virtually any wedding.

classic wedding dress

Classic ballgown wedding dress on driftwood beach

Probably my favorite detail about our Bellevue gown is the nod to corset detailing in the bodice.

Close up of classic vneck wedding dress with tulle cape

Classic ballgown wedding dress on driftwood beach

It’s not immediately noticeable and isn’t something you’ll see in pictures, but it is a detail you’ll notice in person and really helps enhance curves in the bodice.

classic wedding dress in ivory with tulle cape

Corset seaming is also very on-trend in the wedding dress world and we all know I love a gown that can look classic and on-trend all at the same time!

classic ballgwon wedding dress

Bellevue also has beautiful mikado covered buttons all the way down her train and pockets!  2 of my favorite details!

back of classic wedding dress with tulle cape

classic ballgown wedding dress with tulle shawl

classic wedding dress with spanish moss in the background

Introducing Aurora from the Newest Lily Rose Collection

close up of beaded lace and tulle wedding dress at driftwood beach

If you are a fan of open backs and sparkle, Aurora needs to be on your try-on list!  She is the perfect, lightweight Summer dress.  She would be perfect for an outdoor lake wedding, a backyard wedding, a beach elopement and so many other options!  Her sequin and seed bead focused sparkle would be so beautiful in the lighting found at indoor receptions.  All in all, she would be beautiful no matter where!

beaded lace and tulle aline wedding dress on beach at sunrise

It can be hard to find aline dresses with open backs, but Aurora has both.

back of beaded lace and tulle aline wedding dress with open back at driftwood beach

back of beaded lace and tulle aline wedding dress on beach at sunrise

I love the idea of an open back on an aline dress because from the front it looks like a timeless shape and wedding dress.  Then, you turn around and you have a modern wedding dress with a slightly sexy vibe.

open back wedding dress on beach at sunrise

It’s the perfect combination to make your relatives and yourself happy!

beaded lace and tulle aline wedding dress at driftwood beach

I also love this kind of beading because it’s not immediately noticeable in pictures.  So, in your photos all you see is this beautiful lace and tulle aline.

close up of beaded lace and tulle wedding dress at driftwood beach

The sparkle and beading is an element you and your guests get to enjoy all throughout the day!  I love when a bride sparkles as she walks about her wedding day!

lace and tulle aline wedding dress with fingertip length veil on beach at sunrise

Introducing Magnolia from the Newest Lily Rose Collection

lace and organza ballgown wedding dress with tulle veil

Our Lily Rose Collection is such a personal collection of dresses for us.  The line is named after my two daughters, Rose and Lillian, and they are dresses chosen for our One Fine Day Brides whose wedding dress wishlist includes descriptors like: unique, timeless, and on-trend.  This Spring we traveled to the Georgia coastline to photograph our newest Lily Rose arrivals and first up is our Magnolia gown!

lace and organza ballgown wedding dress with tulle veil

She features a beaded lace bodice with delicate spaghetti straps.

close up of back of lace and organza wedding dress

The beading in the bodice is of clear beads, sequins and pearls for  very ethereal looking beadwork.

lace and organza ballgown wedding dress at driftwood beach

Her skirt is made from my absolute favorite fabric, organza!

lace and organza ballgown wedding dress at driftwood beach

I love organza because of the way it moves.  It will catch the breeze and float but won’t get too crazy because it does have more weight to it than a tulle does.

back of lace and organza ballgown wedding dress

While it has more weight than a tulle, it isn’t as heavy as lace or mikado which make it the perfect fabric for my romantic brides.

lace and organza ballgown wedding dress with tulle shawl

I’m am a bit biased, though, because my wedding dress had an organza skirt!

lace and organza ballgown wedding dress at driftwood beach

She is a beautiful fit and a timeless gown that will have a classic look in pictures while bringing the sparkle and romance to your wedding day!

lace and organza wedding dress with straw hat and lace gloves

lace and organza wedding dress with straw hat and lace gloves

lace and organza wedding dress with straw hat and lace gloves