The Dress Press

The Dress Press

A blog for the wedding party

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L&I Girls: Wildflower Inspiration

Michelle wanted her wedding dress to be simple, playful, and summery. She found the perfect one in this layered chiffon gown from The Dessy Group. It featured delicate spaghetti straps, a ruched empire waist, and layered handkerchief skirt.

For her daughters and bridesmaids, she chose a delicate chiffon flower girl dress in a different bright summery shade for each girl: “sunflower” yellow, “tangerine tango” orange, and “flame” red.

The wedding, designed and coordinated by White Ginger Events, was held at a private rental home in Heber City, and photographed by the ever-talented Jacque Lynn Erickson.


ivory dessy group wedding dress for outdoor rustic wedding- photo by jacque lynn



flower girl dresses by the dessy group available at lily & iris in utah



dessy group flower girl dresses for utah wedding- photo by jacque lynn



bridesmaid dress by dessy group in yellow- - photo by jacque lynn



planked wood wedding sign for rustic wedding in utah- photo by jacque lynn



wildflower tree stump for rustic wedding- photo by jacque lynn



buttercream and burlap wedding cake in utah


Wedding Details:
Photography: Jacque Lynn Photo // Event design & planning: White Ginger Events // Venue: Rental home in Heber City, Utah // Wedding dress & Bridesmaids dresses: The Dessy Group from Lily & Iris

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This Just In: New Dessy Twist Dresses

Long or short, you know we love the Twist Dress.

From the original in cocktail length, to the high-low wrap skirt, to the brand new Little Twist Dress, there really isn’t anything we don’t love about these fabulously versatile bridesmaids dresses. Especially the part where they are perfect for travel, come in about two dozen colors, and are absolutely perfect for your honeymoon too.

So imagine our excitement when we discovered that The Dessy Group has introduced even more exciting twist dress variations!

Our favorite classic twist dress is now available with two (yup, we said TWO) new fabric options!

Now you can choose to order the twist in the original matte jersey, or the brand new, slightly-shiny, super lux maracaine jersey.

And as if that wasn’t exciting enough, you have one more option too! You can now opt to order the twist dress with a soft and airy chiffon overskirt!

And (wait for it), you get these gorgeous new options without the lux price tag you might expect. Yup, the new twist dresses are the same great price of the original! (That’s just $154 for the short ones, and $198 for the long length.)

So what are you waiting for? Come order one for each of your bridesmaids, and maybe one (or two…) for yourself!


bridesmaids dress lux twist in claret red



twist bridesmaids dress in midnight blue


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L&I Girls: Alice in Wonderland at La Caille

Tara’s beautiful Alice in Wonderland themed wedding was simply spectacular.

From the soft tiffany blue bridesmaids dresses to those gorgeous custom shoes for the bride, every detail was perfectly planned out by the adorable bride with the help of the ever-talented Michelle of Michelle Leo Events.

Tara’s bridesmaids wore tiffany blue bridesmaids dresses from Alfred Sung and Aria, accessorized with champagne sashes from Aria. And we absolutely adore the soft white floral fascinators in their hair!


periwinkle blue custom bridesmaid dresses by lily and iris bridesmaids in salt lake city- photo by heather nan



modest bridesmaid dress in periwinkle blue by lily and iris in utah-photo by heather nan



custom flower girl dress in blue by lily and iris bridesmaids in salt lake city- photo by heather nan



alice in wonderland themed wedding at la caille in salt lake city utah, event design by michelle leo events- photo by heather nan



alice in wonderland themed wedding reception table decor, event design by michelle leo events- photo by heather nan



alice in wonderland themed wedding cake at la caille by cake-a-licious- photo by heather nan



alice in wonderland themed bride shoes at wedding in utah



bride and groom entrance to alice in wonderland themed reception at la caille in utah- photo by heather nan


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Coming Soon: After Six Bridesmaids

We are getting new bridesmaid dresses almost every day now, and even more are coming soon! These chic and sassy bridesmaids dresses from After Six Bridesmaids are just too cute not to share.

Available in cute new colors like “shocking pink,” “limeade,” and “citrus,” you really do need to come by and take a look for your Utah summer wedding. (And hey, you might just find you need one for your honeymoon too!)


after six modest bridesmaid dress



pleated bridesmaid dress with bow and scoop neck straps



strapless chiffon bridesmaid dress by after six bridesmaids



strapless short bridesmaid dress by after six


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L&I Girls: Watters French Blue Bridesmaids

After choosing the perfect bridesmaids dress color to complement her Modern Trousseau wedding dress from Alta Moda Bridal, Leslie let each of her bridesmaids choose the perfect silhouette to best complement each girls’ body type.

The bridesmaids wore various styles of silk shantung bridesmaids dresses from Watters & Watters in french blue.


french blue bridesmaid dresses from Watters available at lily & iris- photo by michael tallman



strapless short bridesmaid dresses in french blue- photo by michael tallman



outdoor utah wedding french blue bridesmaids in various styles- photo by michael tallman



ruffled wedding gown for outdoor utah wedding- photo by michael tallman


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This Just In: Dessy Group Bridesmaids

Brand new bridesmaids dresses from The Dessy Group have just arrived in store! There are brand new styles (one-shoulder bridesmaids dresses, halter, and v-neck) and brand new fabrics (maracaine jersey, pictured first here), and plenty of your favorite colors from The Dessy Group.

These new dresses are perfect for bridesmaids and mother of the bride alike, so don’t forget to bring mom when you come by!


cross ruched waist navy dessy bridesmaid dress 2913



dessy bridesmaid floor length ruched one shoulder with slit 2905



empire waist v neck dessy bridesmaid dress



ruched v neck long bridesmaid dessy dress



Dessy bridesmaids dresses in salt lake city


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Have you met Hayley Paige

We have a new love. And her name is Hayley Paige!

Brand new to Alta Moda Bridal, all of the Hayley Paige wedding dresses are so fun, and spunky, and just plain adorable. We cannot get enough of them.


hayley paige striped wedding dress



Hayley Paige wedding dresses at Alta Moda Bridal Utah



Hayley Paige wedding dresses in Salt Lake City



Hayley Paige lace wedding dress with beaded detail


As in love as we are? These gowns will be making a permanent home at Alta Moda soon, but for now we’ll have to settle for a couple of trunk shows, one in February and one in May. Watch the Alta Moda blog for more details, and call to book your appointment RIGHT AWAY. Trust us, they’ll book up fast!

Oh, and we can totally see these gorgeous new gowns paired with Watters lace bridesmaids dresses. Tell us we’re wrong. Go on, tell us.


Lace bridesmaids dresses from Watters



lace bridesmaids dresses in salt lake city


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L&I Girls: Classic Champagne at Millcreek Inn

Jamie’s vision was so classic, we knew The Dessy Group had the perfect bridesmaids dresses for her. The soft champagne color, paired with the beautifully draped chiffon of her bridesmaid and flower girl dresses, lent the perfect air of sophistication to her Millcreek Inn wedding.


champagne after six by the dessy group bridesmaid dresses at lily and iris- photo by alixann loosle



champagne after six bridesmaid dresses at millcreek inn wedding- photo by alixann loosle



after six custom bridesmaids dresses at lily and iris in utah-photo by alixann loosle



ceremony sign at millcreek inn wedding in utah- photo by alixann loosle



champagne and ivory wedding ceremony at millcreek inn in utah- photo by alixann loosle



sit down dinner on millcreek inn patio- photo by alixann loosle



place setting and thank you gift at wedding in salt lake city- photo by alixann loosle



bride and groom at millcreek inn outdoor wedding in utah- photo by alixann loosle


Photography by Alixann Loosle.

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This Just In: Amsale Bridesmaids

Always a favorite with Utah brides, bridesmaid dress designer Amsale has introduced several brand new colors this season that we can’t wait to share with you.

Our favorite is probably this barely-green mint. So delicate and subtle it almost counts as a neutral, these mint bridesmaids dresses are the perfect choice for your Utah summer wedding.


mint bridesmaids dresses in salt lake city


Amsale has always done blush bridesmaids dresses well, but this new color, “bellini” is just as soft and bubbly as the name suggests.


blush bridesmaids dresses in salt lake city


Just a few seasons ago, Amsale introduced printed bridesmaids dresses to complement the array of gorgeous colors already offered in her bridesmaids dress collection, including shell pink, french blue, and coral. This latest season introduced two new colors, all available in more than a dozen of her most popular styles. Meet new prints “orchid” and “graphite.”


purple bridesmaids dresses in utah



grey print bridesmaids dresses in salt lake city


All these gorgeous new bridesmaids dress colors are available at Lily & Iris, ready for order for Utah summer weddings.

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L&I Girls: Rustic Wedding at the Homestead

Jorden’s bright summery bridesmaids dresses were such a perfect fit with her outdoor wedding at The Homestead in Midway.

Her maid of honor wore a floor length marigold chiffon dress from The Dessy Group, while the mother of the bride was stunning in sapphire chiffon (also from The Dessy Group).

This perfectly sunny wedding day was designed by Michelle Leo Events, with photography by Jacque Lynn Photography.


mother of the bride and maid of honor dresses from lily & iris in salt lake city utah- photo by Jacque Lynn photography



rustic ceremony site at the homestead hotel in midway utah- photo by Jacque Lynn photography



floor length yellow bridesmaid dress from lily & iris in salt lake- photo by Jacque Lynn photography



wedding ceremony mother of the bride dress by the dessy group from lily & iris bridesmaids in utah- photo by Jacque Lynn photography



blue floor length mother of the bride dress by the dessy group from lily & iris bridesmaids in salt lake city- photo by Jacque Lynn photography



sunflower yellow bridesmaid dress from lily & iris in utah- photo by Jacque Lynn photography



wild flower reception flower arrangements for rustic wedding in utah- photo by Jacque Lynn photography



rustic wild flower bridal bouquet at rustic wedding in utah- photo by Jacque Lynn photography



rustic wedding at the homestead hotel in midway utah- photo by Jacque Lynn photography