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First off – Happy Anniversary to the charming couple of Claire Pettibone and her husband Guy. They are a truly inspiring and lovely couple.

We recently jumped at the opportunity to zip down to LA to attend the celebration and secret launch of her new line (hush, hush, details soon). Claire Pettibone’s 20th Anniversary celebration was as magical as you could imagine a celebration to be. Decorated with rich flowers, dreamy wedding dresses, and goodies like you wouldn’t believe.

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Thank you to the Claire Pettibone team for inviting us to celebrate. Cheers!

Ladies, it is with great pleasure that we announce that Watters wedding dresses will soon (very soon!) be making a home in our Salt Lake City store.

This season, their backless wedding dresses had our heads turning – we just knew we had to bring them to Utah brides seeking something, special, something different, something sexy.

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Keep an eye here and on our Instagram feed for details and arrivals!

Our newest Liancarlo arrival has us smitten.
The lace, a delicate French Lyon lace, is expertly cut and placed in all the right spots on this feather-weight bridal gown.

Utah wedding dresses at Alta Moda Bridal

What you’ll love about it:

  • Light weight
  • Flattering, long fit
  • Romance to spare



Meet Meg

Meet Meg! We were so excited to introduce you, we couldn’t even wait for more of her images, which being that Tessa Barton photographed her, you can be assured they will all be fabulous.

Meg wore a modest wedding dress by Modern Trousseau. We look forward to sharing more of her Utah wedding with you!

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Her bridal photographs so perfectly show off how beautiful Utah is for summer weddings.


So, you may have heard, there’s this fabulously insightful book out there called The White Dress in Color.

Not only will you find page after page of inspiration, but you’ll discover that it’s from seasoned industry pros: A couture bridal boutique owner, a luxury wedding planner, and a creatively crafted photographer.

The White Dress in color was born out of collaborations between Beth Lindsay Chapman, a stylist and bridal boutique owner, Candice Coppola an event designer and Carla Ten Eyck, a wedding photographer. Chapman and Coppola were invited by Ten Eyck to style one of Ten Eyck’s wedding photography workshops.

Inspired by the Pinterest phenomenon and how brides enjoy “pinning” images on a webpage to create a unique wedding theme, Chapman, Coppola and Ten Eyck soon realized how fleeting some mediums were and the book was born. “The images and the content were so beautiful, but they were only seen for one issue of a magazine or fleetingly on a blog,” said Coppola, who heads Jubilee Events. “By publishing a book, we felt that the work could be preserved by having a long shelf life and become more of a keepsake for couples and industry professionals.”

The White Dress: in color celebrates the creative spirit through beautiful stories that have grown from a single seed. Each chapter tells its own tale and each photograph is part of a purposeful narrative. There are moments of magic in every color choice, every theme, every piece of paper, every blossom, and every hint of shadow or ray of sunlight. Through this book, couples will find a source of inspiration that will become their muse and foster creativity in their wedding planning process.

The book is available for purchase at independent booksellers across the country (they can be located through www.indiebound.org <http://www.indiebound.org/> and searching The White Dress in color) or on amazon.com <http://amazon.com/>

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Meet Florence, our newest Jenny Packham arrival. It’s classic ‘Jenny’.  Vintage beading, gentle flutter sleeves, and long and lean.

Give us a call to try it on – you wont be disappointed!

flutter sleeve wedding dress by Jenny Packham

Well, hello gorgeous! Meet Bailey, our beautiful bride and her darling groom, Tyler.

We met the bride when she and her mom first came in looking for an elegent, classic wedding dress for her Utah wedding. She nailed it when she put on a lace a-line Augusta Jones bridal gown. She, along with her consultant Rachel, made a few personal changes, including elbow sleeves, making it a stylish modest wedding dress.

You know who else nailed it? Brittni Willie (a prime Utah wedding photographer) in her exceptional formal photographs! We love the Antelope Island location for bridal photographs!

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…And, if we didn’t already think she were already fabulous, here are some sweet words she shared with us:

“Thank you so much for all you did. Seriously, I’ve (never) heard people rave about a dress like they did about mine. It means the world to me that you guys were so helpful through the whole process!”

Thank you, bailey! Cheers to a happy future!

You know when you see something that just makes you want to wrap your arms around it right when you meet? Well, that’s precisely how we felt when meeting ‘Reese’ by Monique Lhuillier for the first time.

What we love about her: She’s light as air, a soft blush pink, and she fits like a dream.

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Come on in to meet her – but, we warn you, you will fall in love.

If you know us, you know we love our parties. Our latest celebration took place just this week and we used it as a fine excuse to celebrate the launch of the Claire Pettibone collection in our store. Many of our favorite Utah Wedding vendors showed up to play, watch, and party with us.

Guests we’re greeted by Ashantai of DI Calligraphy as he made each attendee a custom name tag.

Utah calligrapher - Ashantai

Our delightful and artful floral arrangements were from Pamela of The Native Flower Company. Pamela and her team are a perpetual favorite of ours.

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Rob Bennion served as entertainment with his live DJ-ing skills. Seriously, he’s brilliant. Mixing perfect songs, getting guests moving, and guiding our models effortlessly through the runway show. High marks, Rob!

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And then the gowns…oh, the gowns. What a treat to be able to show-off these detailed and delightful Claire Pettibone wedding dresses.

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You can also read more about it on the Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom blog.