The Dress Press

The Dress Press

A blog for the wedding party

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Shop Closed Today for Alta Moda Sample Sale

There is still time! Lily & Iris is closed today for the Alta Moda Bridal Sample Sale, but if you hurry you can still get in on this once-a-year opportunity.  Head on over to Alta Moda’s new shop at 536 East 300 South and catch it while you can!

Sale runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., today only. 

Wedding Dress Sample Sale Salt Lake City

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L&I Girls: Beaches and Blues with a Twist

We fell in love with Nicki when she chose her gorgeous lace wedding dress at Alta Moda Bridal, and then were so lucky to get to work with her again at Lily & Iris when she chose her bridesmaids dresses.

Nicki wanted something flattering, versatile, and comfortable for her bridesmaids, and we landed on the perfect combination of those with the Dessy Twist-Wrap Dress. If you follow our blog at all, you know how much we love this dress. (Manager Lenni has three of them… and counting!)

Nicki opted to mix it up by not only letting the girls choose their own way to wrap and tie the dress (seriously, such a cool concept), but by mixing colors as well. She chose oasis blue for her bridesmaids, and a softer shade of canal blue for her junior bridesmaids to help bring dimension to her bridal party. We love the way the colors come together and contrast with each other.

So what do you think, would you mix and match your bridal party?

here comes the bride sign for ceremony during beach wedding

ocean blue dessy twist bridesmaid dresses for ocean side wedding

canal blue dessy twist bridesmaid dresses for flower girls

dessy twist bridesmaid dresses for beach wedding found at lily & iris in utah

groom and groomsmen in khaki suits and blue ties for beach wedding

blue and khaki wedding party for ocean side wedding

Photography by Tahoe area photographer, Theilen Photography.

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Alta Moda Bridal Grand Re-Opening Date

We’ve been dying to share the news. Our sister store, bridal shop Alta Moda Bridal, will be re-opening in their new gorgeous location this weekend!

The new space is bigger, more beautiful, and more exciting than ever, and you owe it to yourself (and your engaged friends) to check it out. Appointments are already booking up fast opening week (and all through the holidays) so call them at 801.531.1215 to set up an appointment right away.

And don’t forget about the Annual Wedding Dress Sample Sale, happening this weekend! It’ll be the first big event in the new shop, and one not to be missed!

Alta Moda bridal boutique grand re-opening


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This Just In: Watters Lace Bridesmaids

Oh, we are giddy. This gorgeous lace bridesmaids dress from Watters just arrived in store! And while there are many colors of lace to choose from (Watters offers more than any other line we carry), we can’t get over how classic and chic the charcoal lace is.

And that little cap sleeve… oh yes. We are in love.

watters cap sleeve charcoal lace bridesmaids dresses in salt lake city

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December Holiday Hours

We know December can be a great time to get wedding planning done, when family and friends are in town for the holidays. To help you schedule your wedding planning activities, we’ve listed here our revised holiday hours for Christmas and New Year’s.

If you have any questions, or would like help setting up an appointment to look at bridesmaids or mother of the bride dresses, please feel free to call us at 801.413.3233 or email us at

Happy Holidays!


Friday, December 13
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 14
CLOSED for Alta Moda Bridal Annual Sample Sale


Tuesday, December 24
CLOSED for Christmas Eve

Wednesday, December 25
CLOSED for Christmas Day

Thursday, December 26
Normal Hours


Tuesday, December 31
OPEN 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (call NOW for your appointment. They will go fast!)

Wednesday, January 1
CLOSED for New Year’s Day

Thursday, January 2
Normal Hours

Christmas wedding in Utah

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Alta Moda Bridal Sample Sale, Next Saturday

One more week until the annual wedding dress sample sale at Alta Moda Bridal!

Really, you don’t want to miss this. 

And neither do we, so remember Lily & Iris will be closed next Saturday, December 14.

discount designer wedding dresses in salt lake city

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L&I Girls: Ombre Wedding at St. Regis

Lindsey’s nuptials at St. Regis Deer Valley were so perfectly luxurious. From the soft grey bridesmaids dresses to the beautiful lace wedding dress, and the deep purple of the flowers, everything about her wedding day was just perfectly posh.

Lindsey wore a customized modest wedding dress by Rivini from Alta Moda Bridal, and her bridesmaids wore customized grey modest bridesmaids dresses by Amsale.

You can see more of this gorgeous wedding by visiting the Featured Weddings page of the Alta Moda Bridal website. Wedding design by Michelle Leo Events, with photography by Heather Nan Photography.

Lily & Iris modest bridesmaid dresses at St Regis Wedding in Park City photo by heather nan

modest maid of honor dress by lily & iris in salt lake city-photo by heather nan

lily & iris modest bridesmaid dresses for wedding at st regis in park city utah- photo by heather nan

ceremony site at st regis in park city utah- photo by heather nan

modest wedding gown from alta moda bridal in salt lake city- photo by heather nan

st regis reception center features ombre wedding-photo by heather nan

st regis reception hosts ombre wedding in park city utah- photo by heather nan

ombre cake at st regis ombre wedding in park city utah- photo by heather nan

jelly favors for modest wedding at st regis in park city utah- photo by heather nan

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Make-up Class by Kristen Packard

Hello Brides! Check out this amazing deal from one of our favorite Utah wedding makeup artists, Kristen Packard! See below for the details from Kristen: 

The Christmas season is quickly approaching and it’s time to start thinking about that dreaded holiday shopping list. Avoid those long lines, non-existent parking, and added stress that your skin definitely does not need! Switch things up a bit by surprising your mother, your coworker, your sister, your maid of honor, or even “plant the seed” in your spouse’s ear.

Get a certificate for a private makeup class that is “gift ready” to put right under the tree. Purchase before Christmas and you will receive $50 off! This puts a full 90 minute class at only $100.

What does this class entail? In this one-on-one class, you will learn how to look your best to face the day in 15 minutes or less.

Bring your own makeup and learn how to use the products you already own. (Or try some new products from my kit!) Learn about a skin care regime, what colors look best with your skin tone, and how to amp up your look for date night or that special holiday party you are headed to. I will apply makeup to one side of your face step by step and you will recreate the other side with tips and tricks from a pro. You can even tailor your class to include what you are most interested in learning, such as:

  • How to apply false lashes

  • Which color combinations look best with certain outfits

  • Products that make you feel and have younger looking skin

  • How to transition your makeup routine from summer to winter

Slots fill up quickly over the holidays, so email or call now to reserve a spot for a class or purchase a gift certificate. Be one of the first five to book an appointment for yourself and receive a free makeup goody bag to bring home.

Kristen Packard | Freelance Make Up Artist
801.657.1604 | |

before and after make up photo by kristen packard in utah

Before and After by Kristen Packard

kristen packard professional make up artist does make up for brides and bridesmaids

Makeup by Kristen Packard | Photo by OpieFoto

kristen packard in utah offers bridal and wedding day make up

Makeup by Kristen Packard | Photo by Jacque Erickson

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Save the Date: Alta Moda Bridal Sample Sale

Trust us girls, if you (or anyone you know) is getting married and looking for a wedding dress (whether you’ve got the ring yet or not!) you owe it to yourself to put this on your calendar.

Details to follow, and you can keep up with all the latest by following Alta Moda Bridal on Instagram and Facebook.

Don’t. Miss. This.

Wedding Dress Sample Salt Salt Lake City

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Lily & Iris is closed today to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Please email us at and we will get back to you as soon as we can on Friday.