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The Dress Press

A blog for the wedding party

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This Just In: Alfred Sung Retro Chic

When we saw this chic little bridesmaids dress from Alfred Sung at market back in October, we just could not resist. It is just too perfectly preppy to not get our hands on. So, we had to show it to you.

And today, she arrived!

The first of our new dresses for 2014, and we already know it’s going to be a GREAT year. Stay tuned here to the blog (and Instagram and Facebook, of course) for all the latest as they arrive over the coming weeks and months.


Alfred Sung vintage bridesmaids dresses in Salt Lake City


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L&I Girls: Alfred Sung Champagne Bridesmaids Dresses

This adorable bride and her bridesmaids traveled down from Idaho to Lily & Iris to find their perfect bridesmaids dresses. We were so happy to be able to help them find these adorable Alfred Sung bridesmaids dresses (in champagne dupioni) and tried to make the experience super simple for them, even though most were in from out of town!

We are loving how classic and chic Stephanie’s Idaho wedding turned out to be! The classic cut of the bridesmaids dresses was perfectly accented by the pretty greens and whites of the flowers Stephanie chose, and that off-the-shoulder lace wedding dress was just to die for!

Just so much prettiness in one place.


ivory alfred sung bridesmaid dresses by lily and iris in utah- photo by kate jennings



ivory alfred sung bridesmaid dresses for idaho wedding- photo by kate jennings



alfred sung bridesmaid dresses by lily and iris in utah- photo by kate jennings



alfred sung bridesmaids dresses for idaho wedding at Holy Apostles Catholic Church- photo by kate jennings



maid of honor wearing alfred sung in ivory- photo by kate jennings



idaho wedding at Holy Aspostles Catholic Church- photo by kate jennings


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Alta Moda Bridal Grand Re-Opening


Alta Moda Bridal will reopen Salt Lake wedding dress boutique


Alta Moda Bridal will re-open their Salt Lake City wedding dress boutique in its new location on December 10, 2013. Call 801.531.1215 to book your appointment, and check out their new, gorgeous location!

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Coming Soon: 2014 Aria Spring Collection

You probably already know how much we love Aria bridesmaids dresses here at Lily & Iris, but you just wait until you see the pieces from their Spring 2014 collection. When we saw them back to New York market in October, we were simply smitten!

But before we talk about bridesmaids, we just had to share this pant suit. We really can’t get over this gorgeous ensemble, perfectly modest for the mother of the bride, and available in several colors of lace and satin to create your ideal combination. (We’re picturing black lace and rich champagne satin… yes please!)



2014 aria pant suit for bridesmaids



And then of course, their oh-so-fabulous georgette dresses always have swooning. They are just so chic and pretty! We are loving the new high-low skirt, and the open back halter (and you can choose just how much–or how little–to reveal!). And of course there is that one-shoulder style… we’re picturing gorgeous Utah garden weddings, shades of blush and cream… so pretty!



plum high-low styled bridesmaid dress from aria 2014 collection






aria 2014 collection off the shoulder floor length bridesmaid dress






2014 aria collection features high neck with bow bridesmaid dress






v-neck knee length plum bridesmaid dress by aria 2014 collection






off the shoulder blush knee length bridesmaid dress from aria 2014 collection






cobalt blue floor length bridesmaid dress from aria 2014 collection



These new bridesmaids dresses are available to order right away, and will be available to try on as early as December. Give us a call at 801.413.3233 to set up your appointment to see these and all our favorite Aria bridesmaids dresses.

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L&I Girls: Perfectly Plum Ombre

For Erin and her fiance, their wedding was more than just a celebration of their love. Coming on the tail-end of Dallas’ winning battle against cancer, this wedding was a moving and beautiful celebration of life.

And this wedding is particularly close to our hearts, because Dallas is the brother of one of our favorite wedding industry friends, Michelle of Michelle Leo Events (pictured below second from the right wearing an adorable bridesmaids dress from The Dessy Group).


plum hued modest bridesmaid dresses by lily & iris in salt lake city- photo by amy cloud


For her bridesmaids dresses, Erin chose shades of purple to create an ombre effect. The bridesmaids chose from several different designers, including Aria, After Six, and Dessy.

Erin’s wedding dress was a customized strapless fit and flare by Modern Trousseau from Alta Moda Bridal.


modest plum ombre bridesmaid dresses by lily & iris in salt lake city utah- photo by amy cloud



modest maid of honor gown in plum by lily & iris bridesmaids in utah- photo by amy cloud



plum ombre centerpieces with silver antlers for wedding- photo by amy cloud



wedding gown by alta moda bridal for an ombre wedding in utah- photo by amy cloud



tiffany blue invitation suite with silver antlers- photo by amy cloud



plum ombre bridal bouquet in utah- photo by amy cloud



ombre wedding ceremony in utah- photo by amy cloud



purple ombre wedding cake-photo by amy cloud


Wedding Dress: Alta Moda Bridal / Wedding design: Michelle Leo Events / Photography: Amy Cloud / Wedding cake: Cake-a-Licious / Wedding flowers:  Mayflowers / Invitations: Freshly Minted Invitations /

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Alta Moda Bridal is moving!

We are just bursting to share the news!


Alta Moda Bridal is moving


Follow the Alta Moda Blog, along with Facebook and Instagram, for more details.
Watch for hashtag #ambmove.

Comments   |   L&I Girls

L&I Girls: Navy Blue and White in Park City

Amelya and her bridesmaids were so much fun to work with. Not only were they sweet and fun, but seriously isn’t this the most gorgeous set of bridesmaids you’ve ever seen?

Amelya’s girls wore floor length chiffon bridesmaids dresses in midnight from After Six and The Dessy Group. We love the classic navy blue color, paired with the soft whites and creams of the rest of the wedding day. Amelya wore a customized lace fit and flare wedding dress from Alta Moda Bridal (we love the sweet dotted lace!).

Dezember Photo was on hand to capture the whole beautiful day, and Amelya was kind enough to share these photos with us!


lace bridal gown from alta moda bridal for park city summer wedding- photo by dezember



grooms first look during park city utah summer wedding- photo by dezember



ceremony site for park city summer wedding- photo by dezember



navy blue bridesmaids dresses by lily and iris for park city wedding- photo by dezember



navy blue bridesmaids dresses by lily and iris for park city wedding- photo by dezember



white table decor for utah summer wedding- photo by dezember



lace wedding dress for park city summer wedding- photo by dezember



alta moda lace wedding gown for summer utah wedding


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Exciting things at Alta Moda Bridal

Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram so you don’t miss the big announcement.


wedding dresses at alta moda bridal utah


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L&I Girls: Summer Soiree at Millcreek Inn

Our lovely Hailey tied the knot this past summer!

Hailey (you may have met her if you were shopping for bridesmaids dresses this past summer) wore a beautifully detailed chiffon and beaded wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier from Alta Moda Bridal, and for her bridesmaids chose chic and classic Alfred Sung frocks in firecracker.

For her “something blue” Hailey ended the night in a soft blue chiffon dress from Amsale.

You can see more of her wedding, and these photos by Serena Martineau, on the Alta Moda Bridal blog.


alfred sung bridesmaid dresses at millcreek inn are available at lily and iris bridesmaids in salt lake city- photo by serena martineau



alfred sung maid of honor dress at lily and iris bridesmaids in utah- photo by serena martineau



summer wedding at millcreek inn in salt lake city utah- photo by serena martineau



summer wedding flower arrangements at millcreek inn in utah- photo by serena martineau



bride and groom are sent off after their summer wedding at millcreek inn- photo by serena martineau


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Lovely in Liancarlo

Our sister store Alta Moda Bridal welcomes Liancarlo wedding dresses!

Following their trunk show earlier this month, Alta Moda Bridal has welcomed  as set of new Liancarlo gowns (including modest wedding dresses!) that we can’t wait to show you.

Not only are we excited to announce their arrival, but Alta Moda Bridal will be the only store in Utah to carry Liancarlo gowns! Can you say exclusive?!



Alta Moda hosts modest wedding gowns by LianCarlo


Liancarlo Trunk Show gowns from earlier this month

The delicate details of these hand-crafted gowns have caught us by surprise! Flowy, whimsical and feminine, they are sure to dazzle.


Liancarlo modest wedding dresses utah



Liancarlo blush wedding dresses in Utah