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Gateway Bridal and Prom: Bridal we Love

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

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Even though we are located in Park City, we still are great friends with many of the vendors surrounding us…One of our favorites, Gateway Bridal  and Prom, is located in the Gateway Mall in downtown Salt Lake. We enjoy our visits with owner Nicole and her staff of twelve delightful consultants. Gateway Bridal is so full of beautiful gowns, dresses and accessoires, that you just can’t resist the desire to look at and feel every dress on their racks.gownsnveils

 

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Because of their substantial selection of Bridal, Evening, Prom, Bridesmaid, Mother of the Bride and Flowergirl dresses, you are sure to find the dress of your dreams. Even though their showroom is an overflowing collection of great gowns,  they pride themselves on providing the special boutique service that every bride and her party deserve.

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We love  to share  only the best with every bride that comes to us. We know that suggesting Gateway Bridal and Prom means that we know our brides’ every need will be satisfied.

For years, the ladies at Gateway Bridal and Prom have brought both bridal fashion and affordability to Salt Lake and beyond. In their vast amount of gowns, you will find diversity. Their selections include diverse choices-you can find styles that are modest and fashionable as well as designer styles from couture lines.

Private appointments with the consultants are available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00p.m. to 8:30p.m. During these appointments, the entire showroom is reserved for the bride and the consultant is available to cater to her every need. The experience that is provided for the bride is exclusive, intimate and so indulgent, even appetizers are included! These appointments are in such high demand that it is suggested to call at least two days prior to schedule your appointment.

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 In their continuous efforts to provide and share the best with brides everywhere, you will also find great trunk shows at Gateway Bridal. Their next upcoming trunk show will feature gowns by designer Jane Wang you can check it out during March 2nd-5th.  Click here for more information and to make an appointment.

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Gateway Bridal and Prom is located in the Gateway Mall in downtown Salt Lake.

 Click here for location and contact information

Fashion Friday | Meet Jane Wang | White Couture Designer Bridal & Tuxedo

Friday, December 11th, 2009
Jane showing off her custom silk

Jane showing off her custom silk

Christina examines the detail of each gown

Christina examines the detail of each gown

Jane gives us the thumbs up on her new gown

Jane gives us the thumbs up on her new gown

Meet the extraordinary Jane Wang! Her fashion sense is unique, modern, and exquisite.  Known for her mermaids and textures, Jane is not only talented but equally wonderful to work with.  The last time Jane was in Park City every bride who met her purchased her gown.  Jane is talented and kind.  She takes great interest in all of her brides.  She has created custom gowns for our LDS clientele with gorgeous build ups that take them away from the traditional cap sleeve gown you will find at other shops.  She personalizes every gown with a bit of flair only found in Jane Wang designs.  Recently Jane designed a gorgeous gown for our client who is a former Miss Utah.   Our client was specific about the look she was after and after suggesting a few changes here and there, Jane created the gown just the way our client asked.

Jane has become a personal friend.  We brought in Jane’s designs to White Couture to feed our clientele a new look you won’t find anywhere else in Utah.  She has become so much more!  Last year, my family attended the Macy’s parade in New York City.  We spent Thanksgiving day with Jane Wang and her adorable family.  We shopped, saw the sites and ate a lot of M&M’s.  Her daughter Alisha was a hit with my three boys.  They played and explored the city together and had a wonderful time.

Last month when our team of stylists attended New York Bridal Market we visited with Jane and her staff.  Alisha was there too!  This is a family business run by an extraordinary family.  Jane designs and her husband takes care of the marketing efforts.  Alisha gets to comment on each of her mom’s creations.  Although Alisha wasn’t allowed to disturb her mom or the models during the show, I invited Alisha to sit with me and tell me which of her mom’s gowns were her favorites.  At the end of a very long day of runway shows and decision making, Jane joined Christina (White Couture Bridal Stylist), Pepper Nix (peppernixphotography) and myself for dinner at the wonderful David Burke’s townhouse where we ate, and ate, and ate some more.  We finished our fabulous dinner off with cheesecake lollipops and drunken donuts a David Burke exclusive!  I consider Jane a fabulous designer and a personal friend.  If every one of our clients walked out with a custom Jane Wang, I know each would be pleased because of the personal care and attention to detail Jane creates.

Jane Wang began designing in 2006 and her designs can be found in every fashion magazine and at exclusive bridal boutiques around the United States.  White Couture is lucky to have been selected as one of these boutiques.  Be sure to visit our website for updated trunk show dates.  You’ll love taking part in Jane’s show!

The assymetrical look is a popular one

The assymetrical look is a popular one

A fabulous A-Line.  Alisha joined us for the review

A fabulous A-Line. Alisha joined us for the review

Another breathtaking ballgown!

Another breathtaking ballgown!

Jane loves her mermaids and so do our brides

Jane loves her mermaids and so do our brides

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Jane uses fine texture and beading

Jane uses fine texture and beading

My personal favorite from Jane's new collection

My personal favorite from Jane's new collection

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One last look before we confirm our order.  They are all so gorgeous it is hard to decide.

One last look before we confirm our order. They are all so gorgeous it is hard to decide.

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Jane enjoying a drunken donut with the girls of White Couture

The models are tired after a long day.  We had fun catching up with them in the suite and telling stories about our days in New York.  Notice Alisha tucked in with the models as they all eat Cheetos!  I didn't know models could eat Cheetos!

The models are tired after a long day. We had fun catching up with them in the suite and telling stories about our days in New York. Notice Alisha tucked in enjoying chips with the models. I didn't know models could eat potato chips!

Fashion Friday | New York Shopping Spree | White Couture Designer Bridal & Tuxedo

Friday, December 4th, 2009

The team at White Couture wants to share a little bit of our shopping experience in New York.  Each time we go to New York we get to meet with our designers and attend runway show after runway show.  It sounds like a lot of fun, doesn’t it?  Well it is fun but exhausting at the same time.  We run; literally run from show to show.  We stop for an occasional pretzel from our favorite street vendors and then run to the next visit.  We study the new “look” of the season and determine which of the styles best fit our clientele.  That’s where you come in!  We think of our clients throughout our trip.  We want to be sure to bring you the collections that you’re looking for.  This season we were amazed with the number of ballgowns and modified ballgowns we saw.  Guess what?  Ballgowns are back baby!  Of course I happen to know this makes many of you happy.  We all want to feel like Cinderella but now, well there’s an excuse.  Ballgowns are making the come back we were all hoping for.  Styles come and go with pick ups setting the trend a few years ago, a splash of color in a gown is still popular, and now…ballgowns.  Wait until you start shopping the newest collection.  You’ll love it.  And it isn’t just the designers you would expect to introduce ballgowns.  They are all over the place.

We were lucky enough to travel with our good friend and fabulous photographer Pepper Nix.  She documented much more then runway shows.  So maybe it isn’t so much of a stressful trip but I didn’t lie when I said an exhausting one.  We boarded our flight in Salt Lake City at midnight and landed at JFK at 6:10 am.  We headed straight to the hotel.  Our room wasn’t ready so we made ourselves at home in the bathroom located in the gorgeous lobby of our hotel.  If I remember correctly it had six sinks and Pepper used 3 of them to spread out her luggage and “stuff”.  We “freshened” up and then we were off to our first show at 8:00 am.  Then off to the next at 9:00 am.  We were off again at 10:00 am.  Well we finally made it to show number four and Pepper now had a clear understanding of Bridal Market in New York.  She begged us to stop and rest so we finally agreed to let her rest in the lobby of the Essex Hotel while we attended the show.  After an hour we came back to get Pepper and we found her laying down and sound asleep in the lobby!  LOL! It would have been a great photo but of course she has rigged her camera so only she knows how to operate it.  I hope the description creates the picture for you.  Pepper we had so much fun with you.  We can’t wait for the next market.  Thanks again for traveling with us and documenting the trip.  We hope you had fun.

We invite every current bride, future bride, and friends to stop by and see us at White Couture.  The entire new Fall 2010 collection we just viewed at Bridal Market will be available beginning January 1, 2010.  The designers have guaranteed every piece will be in stores no later then April 30th!  Call us if you’re looking for a particular gown.  We’ll be able to tell you when it will arrive or if you can’t wait, we’ll borrow it from the designer and have it shipped for a private fitting just for you.  See you soon.

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Lillie and Christina make their final selections

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Christina takes time out to smile for the camera

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Lillie examines the texture and details

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Racing from one show to another, we had time for a pretzel from a NY street vendor

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Racing through the city!

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Enjoying Drunken Donuts with Jane Wang at David Burkes Townhouse in Manhattan

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Lillie studies the collection to determine the right gowns for Utah

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Lillie shows off the Cheesecake Lollipop tree at David Burkes Townhouse in Manhattan--One of our favorite restaurants!

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Christina races to Carolina Herrera's runway show

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A closer look at Carolina Herrera's collection of bridal belts

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Welcome to Reem Acra

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Welcome to Judd Waddell

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A final look at our selections

Okay, that’s enough.  You get the picture.  We work hard when we’re shopping but we make time for fun.  We wouldn’t have it any other way.  I love New York!

Fashion Friday: New York Bridal Market

Friday, October 16th, 2009

NYC_New_York_Lower_Manhattan_and_Battery_Park_from_HelicopterNew York-Here we come!  Going to the Big Apple is one of the many things we look forward to each year at White Couture.  Twice per year our stylists have the opportunity to meet with designers and attend runway shows to determine the styles and collections we will be offering you–our customer!  The hussle of New York is great but imagine attending 20 runway shows in 36 hours.  That’s about what it takes to make sure we have looked at every new gown available.  We welcome your comments and suggestions.  Please let us know some of your favorite designers and we’ll be sure to check them out and talk about bringing them to Utah for you.  A this year’s market we’ll be visiting with new designers and those we already carry.  We’ll schedule trunk shows.  Do you know what a trunk show offers?  Trunk shows are an opportunity for the designer or a representative to travel with the newest collection and bring it to our studio for you to try on and enjoy.  There are many advantages to attending a trunk show but the top 3 reasons you should attend include:

1.  Special promotions and discounts are offered.
2.  Design modifications may be done with the designer in person.
3.  View and try-on every gown in the current collection.  Some may not be available at the studio on a regular basis.

Don’t let a trunk show pass you by.  Many trunk shows are offered throughout the year.  We invite you to attend those that interest you.

Be sure to follow our blog and leave a comment.  This month you could be the winner of a $100 Gift Certificate for your shopping pleasure!  Next week and during the month of October, Fashion Friday will bring you photos from the runway shows we attend, new designers available at White Couture, and designer interviews for a special post of  “meet the designers”.  Join us on Fashion Fridays for the latest trends.  Pepper Nix will be traveling with us at this year’s market to photograph gowns, designers and hot new trends!  Don’t miss these updates.


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