There is something so wonderful about modern interpretations of vintage classics – and in the case of Melissa Sweet wedding dresses, such an interpretation has been done to perfection! Their beautiful use of soft silhouettes and exquisite fabrics create dreamy, feminine dresses with a flattering ease. The result are dresses that are equally wonderful in a ballroom, formal garden setting, or intimate outdoor wedding at your family home.
Melissa Sweet has been an exclusive brand for David’s Bridal since 2012, and when they approached us about creating a shoot for them showcasing the nostalgic vintage appeal of these lovely dresses we couldn’t wait! With artisanal details in the dresses like the cascading lace, delicate ribbon trims, and intricate hand-sewn beading, we knew that historical Kohl Mansion would be the perfect backdrop for them. Built in 1914, it is a beautiful setting for showcasing Melissa Sweet’s graceful nod to the past with these modern dresses. Their blending of modern necklines and sleeves, with fine, vintage detailing offers a choice for every taste. One thing that is really great about Melissa Sweet dresses (besides being beautiful) is that they carry choices that are wonderful for all sizes of curves.
David’s Bridal makes your wedding fashion super easy, whether you are looking for a wedding dress (sizes 0-30), bridesmaid dresses, shoes, handbags, or accessories, they have what you are dreaming of. In addition to the Melissa Sweet dresses shown, all of the spring ready bridesmaid dresses, accessories and shoes are available at David’s Bridal as well! We have to admit that the colors of the bridesmaid dresses are a dream (and these are just a few of the many colors available). David’s Bridal believes every woman deserves to have the wedding of her dreams regardless of her style preference, shape, size or budget. They have more than 60 years experience catering to brides and their bridal parties, so know how to meet your every need. With more than 300 stores located across the US, Canada, UK, and Puerto Rico their lines are easily accessible to both you and your entire bridal party. Make your appointment today.
Wedding Dresses in order shown: Long Sleeve Linear Lace , Lace Cap Sleeve , Scalloped A Line with Double Strap , Banded Eyelash Lace| Bridesmaid Dresses: Picture 1 (from L to R): Cold-Shoulder Crinkle Chiffon in Iris, One-Shoulder Crinkle Chiffon in Mystic, One-Shoulder Crinkle Chiffon in Iris ; Picture2 (from L to R): Chantilly Lace and Tulle Short Dress in Rose Gold Metallic, Lace-Inset Chiffon V-Neck in Petal, All Over Chantilly Lace A-Line in Quartz | Accessories: Veil | Hairpiece Crystal Floral Wired Sash (worn as hairpiece) | Jewelry David’s Bridal | Shoes David’s Bridal
Photography Laura Gordon | Flowers + Design Studio Mondine | Styling Emily Newman and Ashley Meaders for Once Wed | Hair + Makeup Angela Nunnink | Venue Kohl Mansion | Linens La Tavola Linen | Paper Goods Kaela Rawson
Once Wed copy writer Lauren was recently able to visit the Boca Raton Resort & Club, which is an incomparable wedding venue in the south of Florida. After an unparalleled stay, she can't wait to share her experience with you!
It's customary for Chinese couples to have their wedding photos taken in advance of the wedding, leaving them plenty of time on their wedding days to enjoy the company of their guests and really revel in their celebrations. Today's couple, Janes and Osson, decided to fall suit with this tradition, taking their elegant pre-wedding photos in California (their wedding recently took place in Hong Kong!).