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The Dress Press

A blog for the wedding party

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Closing Sale – Fixtures, Dresses, Jewelry

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Saying Goodbye…

We wanted to let you know that Lily & Iris will be closing its doors on August 31st. We are sad to be taking a break from weddings, as it is our passion, but assure you we are here to make sure all of our customers are well taken care of.

Alta Moda Bridal has agreed to assist us with delivery of any products that may (for some reason) arrive after August 31st.

We will have scaled back hours between now and August 31st for pick-ups:

Tuesdays: By appointment only, between 12-4pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursdays: Closed

Friday: 1-5

Saturday: 12-4

Sunday & Monday: Closed (as per usual)

You are also welcome to be the first to go through our current inventory to see if there is anything you might like to add for your wedding ensembles or cocktail collection.

Starting July 18th, all colorful dresses in-store (no special orders) will be on clearance for $50. All bridal (white/ivory) will be marked down to $150.

Saying goodbye is never easy, but like so many ‘goodbyes’ we know something bright is on our horizon.

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Summer Hours

Happy summer!

Summer officially starts tomorrow (it’s about time, right!?), and we’re definitely ready for summer weddings! And of course we’ve already moved on to thinking about fall and winter weddings… but what can you do?

We’ll be adjusting our hours a bit during the summer, so please a few changes we’ve made. You can also see our current hours listed on our Contact Us page.

Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday – Monday: CLOSED

salt lake bridesmaids dresses

Modest Bridesmaids Dresses

Today’s quick post is featuring just a couple of our beautiful brides and modest bridesmaids. Our modest bridesmaids dresses are modern, classic and fun dresses that your girls will still love and want to wear after the wedding is over. Come in and see our selection of beautiful modest bridesmaids dresses today!




Comments   |   Vendor Love

Featured Vendor: Michelle Leo Events

We have a lot of favorite Utah wedding vendors. Utah brides are so lucky to have so many talented, creative, and just plain fun vendors to choose from! From wedding design to photography, wedding flowers to the perfect gown, Utah brides have got their pick of the best of the best!

Michelle Leo Events is one of our particular favorites. Her style is impeccable, she herself is a total sweetheart, and her team is absolutely fabulous. Her Utah wedding planning company has won Best of State several years running, and she is the Z Gallerie Designer of the Year! Let’s just say we’d trust her to plan our own wedding any day.

Knowing Michelle’s fantastic sense of style and grace, we were so thrilled to hear about her brand new re-branded, re-launched website, and we couldn’t wait to see all the prettiness we knew she’d have in store for us!


Utah wedding planner Michelle Leo Events

Feast your eyes on these bits of gorgeousness… and if her website is this fantastic, you know her events are impeccable! These are just a few of our favorite pages… (we might be a touch biased!)

A styled wedding inspiration shoot we collaborated on with Michelle Leo Events and Jacque Lynn Photography at The Chateau at La Caille, featuring champagne bridesmaids dresses by Amsale and Ivy & Aster, and a gorgeous Jenny Packham wedding gown from Alta Moda Bridal.

Winter wedding with champagne bridesmaids dresses

Another amazing wedding inspiration shoot featuring the gorgeous golden aspen trees of Heber, Utah, with Michelle Leo Events, Pepper Nix Photography, and Alta Moda Bridal. Bridesmaids dresses in truffle, graphite, eggplant, and blush from Amsale and Ivy & Aster.

Utah fall wedding with mismatched bridesmaids dresses

Lindsay’s fabulous modest bridesmaids dresses, gorgeous modest wedding dress (from Alta Moda, of course!), and her stunning reception held at the St. Regis Deer Valley in Park City:

Modest bridesmaids dresses by Amsale

And one more lovely fall wedding inspiration shoot, with Alixann Loosle Photography , Urban Chateau Floral, and lovely Amsale bridesmaids dresses (can you tell Michelle loves Amsale as much as we do?).

fall utah wedding with purple bridesmaids dresses


Comments   |   Maid You Look

New Bridesmaids Dresses by Alfred Sugn

Alfred Sung introduced so many fabulous new elements in this season’s new collection! Perfectly cute modest bridesmaids dresses and a fun new cotton chiffon, just to name two! We love the new colors, new fabrics, and did you see those adorable new skinny belts? Seriously, what’s not to love!

(p.s. the cute sleeved bridesmaids dress below is available in lace too. You will love her!)

modest bridesmaid dress by alfred sung

peplum bridesmaid dress by alfred sung in daisy yellow

slimming short bridesmaid dress by alfred sung

pleated v neck alfred sung bridesmaid dress

one shoulder alfred sung bridesmaid dresses in utah

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New Social Bridesmaids by Dessy

We love these short and flirty bridesmaids dresses from Social by The Dessy Group, newly arrived at our Salt Lake boutique! And check out those new colors too! Perfectly blush bridesmaids for summer weddings are our favorite!

Come by the shop soon to try these on for yourself!

flowey chiffon short bridesmaid dress by social bridesmaids

strapless ruched short bridesmaid dress by social bridesmaids

short length strapless tailored bridesmaid dress by social bridesmaids

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Amsale Bridesmaids at Red Cliff Ranch

Nicole chose a gorgeous palette of creams, wheats, and spice orange for her bridesmaids, for her fall wedding at Red Cliff Ranch in Heber City, Utah. The day was designed by master wedding coordinator Mara Marian of Events by LMG, and Mitch of ZumaPhoto was on-hand to grab photos of every perfect detail.

The bridesmaids wore various styles of spice chiffon from Amsale bridesmaids, and the bride donned a lovely v-neck lace sheath wedding dress from Alta Moda Bridal.

amsale bridesmaid dresses in spice chiffon from lily & iris in utah- photo by Zumaphoto

bride hanger for rustic wedding in heber utah- photo by Zumaphoto

sheath lace monique lhuillier wedding gown from alta moda bridal in utah- photo by zumaphoto

Wheat and spice inspired wedding by Events by LMG in Utah- photo by Zumaphoto

favor idea for an evening outdoor summer wedding- photo by zumaphoto


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Barbie & Ken Themed Wedding Inspiration on Ruffled Blog

Along with some of our favorite Utah wedding vendors, Lily & Iris was featured on Ruffled today!

featured on ruffled blog

pink and gold wedding inspiration utah

dessy bridesmaids dresses in salt lake city utah

hot pink barbie wedding shoes

pink and gold wedding invitations for barbie themed wedding

pink and purple wedding bouquet utah wedding

barbie themed wedding inspiration utah weddings

ruffled wedding dress by alta moda bridal

ruffled mermaid wedding dress from alta moda bridal utah

social by dessy bridemaids dresses in salt lake city

Photographer: Mikki Platt Photography / Florist: Melissa Nickle of Blossom Sweet / Wedding Gown: Alta Moda Bridal Boutique / Getaway Dress: Lily & Iris / Shoes: Nordstrom / Styling: Autumn Buys / Hair and Makeup: Hair and Makeup by Steph / Wedding Cake: Layers Cake / Rentals: Susan’s Party Rentals / Car Dealership: Larry H. Miller Chevrolet / Wedding Invitations: Pink Piggy

Comments   |   This Just In

This Just In: Aria Drama


Hello gorgeous! Our lovely sales manager Lexi was sweet enough to model this fantastic new bridesmaids dress from Aria.

We can’t get enough of the deep eggplant color, the dramatic drape of the skirt, and of course that fabulous open back!

Make your appointment to come by and give this dress a try. She’s here just in time for summer and fall weddings, and we can’t wait to introduce you!