Kate & Jim

Kate & Jim’s story began like many others do this day in age: online! Jim made such a big impression during their first date at a local downtown Raleigh restaurant and continued to “wow” Kate by surprising her at the school she taught at with a huge bouquet of flowers. His gentlemanly tactics stole her heart and the rest is history.

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The couple opted for a ceremony at Church on Morgan where Kate’s grandparents’ bible was used to guide the ceremony. Her grandparents have been married for 67 years and have been role models for the couple since day 1. This was a moment Kate considers most memorable. After their ceremony, the new couple celebrated with a City Club Raleigh reception, a party that Kate described as “flawless.”

The bride wore a beautiful lightly embroidered lace gown by Martina Liana. The fit and flare style paired with the beaded sash, also by Martina Liana, was perfect for Kate’s big day.

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Kate & Jim’s vendors worked with them to bring their dream day to life. See below for more information on their vendor team!

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Congrats to you, Kate & Jim!

Other vendors:
Florals: English Garden
Hair: Caitlin Desantis at Salon Veritas
Makeup: Makeup by Ashley Mooney
Rentals: CE Rental
Photographer: J Parker Photography
Videographer: Market Street Studios
DJ: Ryan Pflumm

Sydney & Phil

Although they didn’t start dating until their senior year of high school, Sydney and Phil have known each other since the first grade. After many years of dating the couple decided to make it official with New Years Eve nuptials at the Roller Mill (now Muse at the Mill) in Winston-Salem.

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Sydney wore a beautiful Amy Kuschel dress that combined classic and glamorous styles effortlessly. She opted for a faux-fur wrap to keep her warm as the temperatures dropped to a frigid 9 degrees while the couple was taking photos. 

After the ceremony, Sydney and Phil celebrated with their closest friends, many who had traveled hundreds of miles to attend their wedding. Due to their big day falling on the New Years Eve holiday, the party went a little longer than a usual reception. To keep their guests energized, the couple ordered pizza from a local favorite, Burke Street Pizza, to be delivered around 11 pm.

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Thanks to Sydney and Phil’s vendors, they were able to make their wedding visions become a reality. Coordinating Dreams were the creative minds behind the wedding planning while Green Bee Floral Designs took charge of the flowers for their big day. Humming Meadow Productions captured each special moment that the couple will be able to revel in for the rest of their lives.

Congratulations, Sydney & Phil!

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New Arrivals From Pronovias!

We've been getting new dresses practically every day, and we can't wait to show them all to you! One of our most popular designers is Pronovias, and we can see why! From their timeless silhouettes to their modern details, we can't get enough of our new arrivals.

Pronovias is based in Barcelona and is known for their stunning lace and crepe gowns. They've recently begun to feature more modern styles, and we are quite impressed with what they've created! Look below to see some of our new Pronovias styles, and call to schedule your appointment to see them today!

Featured Wedding: Miranda & Steven

This beautiful wedding is near and dear to our hearts! Sweet Miranda is a close friend of our manager, Rachel, and her day was so filled with love and joy. 

The bride wore one of our favorite Pronovias gowns, Princia. It features not one, not two, not three, but FOUR different lace patterns in a scrawling, organic pattern. Her simple, chapel length veil was the perfect compliment to the detail on her gown.

The rainy afternoon left behind the most gorgeous clouds and created a stunningly vibrant sunset. We can't stop swooning over those #goldenhour photos! Hope you enjoy these as much as we do!

Featured Wedding: Abby & Will

Y'all. This one seriously took our breath away. Abby was the sweetest bride to work with, and you can see that reflected in her beautiful Charleston wedding. Abby is part of the wedding industry herself, creating incredible custom wedding artwork. She created her watercolor maps herself, as a sweet, personal touch for her guests. She is truly talented and beautiful!

From their adorable golden retriever to their stunning florals, we are seriously swooning over here. And although we may be a little biased, we can't imagine a more perfect gown for her classic Southern wedding. She stunned in Pronovias "Alcanar" and a custom, French alencon lace veil.

We hope you love these photos as much as we do!

Photography: Aaron and Jillian Photography; Event Planning/Coordination: Mac and B Events; Venue: Lowndes Grove; Stationery: The Silver Starfish, Abigail J. Studio; Florals: Ooh! Events; Hair/Makeup: Paper Dolls

Sample Sale!

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! Our summer sample sale is finally here - that means great dresses at amazing prices! With discounts ranging from 30 - 70%, you've picked the perfect time to find your gown!

There's just a few things you should know about a sample sale, as it differs from a regular weekend here at Lana Addison.

  • A "sample" is a dress that is sold off the floor, as is, without being re-ordered.
  • Our store follows the industry standard sizing, meaning that all samples are between bridal sizes 8 - 12, which translates to a ready-to-wear 4/6 - 8/10. Don't be discouraged by this, though - samples are often taken in/let out to accommodate all shapes and sizes!
  • Samples may show signs of light wear, which is reflected in their discounted price. We do NOT offer cleaning, but most gowns can be spot cleaned, or even have their signs of wear "edited out" in alterations.
  • We are usually by appointment only, but we are accepting some walk-ins on Sunday. If you want to be guaranteed a fitting room, however, we still recommend scheduling an appointment for that day.

We are so excited for this fun weekend - it's a great time to find your gown, so don't wait to make your appointment! Call us at 919.460.8822 to schedule your appointment and find out more! 

See below for pictures of just a few of the gowns that will be part of the sale!

Spotlight Designer: Amy Kuschel

Known for her sleek silhouettes and intricate fabrics, this San Francisco based designer creates a one-of-a-kind, elegant look centered around clean lines, breathable fits, and a classic design.

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Each gown is hand-sewn in Amy Kuschel's studio in California, which is one of the many elements that we LOVE about this designer!  Amy truly keeps in mind each and every bride as she creates the perfect fit.  Lana Addison Bridal has a close relationship with the designer and her team allowing us to make custom changes for our clietns, reassuring the extraordinary level of care she places on her gowns and brides! 

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Call us today to schedule your personal consulting appointment to become a Kuschel bride!

Xoxo

The Bridal Shopping Experience: What To Expect

Congratulations!  You have begun your wedding planning and it's time to find "the dress".  Due to reality television shows such as "Say Yes To The Dress", it's no secret that shopping for the perfect gown can be overwhelming; but it doesn't have to be that way!  Here are a few tips to allow your day of shopping to go smoothly:

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Party Size

When you first get engaged, the surrounding excitement can make you feel obligated to bring your entire family and friends to "experience" your gown shopping.  Unfortunately, this can actually do more harm than good.  With a large party, the overwhelming amount of opinions can make you second guess your own emotions, leaving you confused and exhausted.  Instead, focus on bringing those closest to you, such as your mother, a sister, or a long-time best friend.  We know it can be tempting to include everyone, but trust us on this one!  It will make your gown shopping experience much more special.

Consultation

At Lana Addison Bridal, we provide a personalized gown shopping experience.  Every bride will have their own consultant to guide you through your appointment and help with narrowing down styles, likes/dislikes, and to eventually finding your gown!  Our salon is relaxed and inviting, allowing you and your guests to browse around.  In addition, your consultant will pull gowns that they feel you should try on based from your pre-appointment feedback and their experience.  We want to provide direction and also allow you to be in control of your experience.

Ordering

Depending on the designer, gowns take anywhere from three to six months to arrive.  If you have a tight timeline, we offer rush services and sometimes can order gowns in stock.  We are in communication with our brides during the entire process of finding your gown until it is received in our salon to ensure everything runs smoothly.  Wedding planning is stressful enough!

We hope this brief overview of the gown shopping process helps answer any general questions you may have, and we hope to see you soon in our salon!

 

 

 

Introducing Katie May and Noel + Jean

 

Introducing our newest collections: Katie May and Noel + Jean!

We had so much fun at market this year, and one of our best discoveries this season was these two new fabulous collections!  We’re obsessing over the low backs, elegant laces, and sexy silhouettes!

Katie May was started in 2012 by Katie May Neu after she designed her sister's wedding gown.  Noel + Jean, also designed by Katie May, is named after Katie's sisters, who serve as the inspiration for the line.

Both brands are designed in Los Angeles and offer extensive custom options to help create your perfect wedding day look!  Below are some of the fabulous styles that you can see in our salon!

 
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