Whether you’re a ballgown kind of bride, or prefer a classic silk silhouette, there are countless places throughout the estate to display your dress so that you’re sure to capture every lace or beaded detail stitched into your gown. Below are some amazing places to display the dress of your dreams, both inside and outside, while you get ready for the best day ever!
THE BRIDAL SUITE
With a suite custom tailored for a bride and her maids, of course there are several locations within the bridal suite to display your gown, so it won’t even leave your sight!
The window on the far end of the bridal suite creates the perfect frame to display your wedding dress with a rod large enough (and strong enough) to accommodate your entire party’s attire. Whether you want to let light in for a playful look at all gorgeous detail sewn into your gown, or close the shutters for a perfectly crisp view of its silhouette, this is the most popular option for hanging your gown before it is time to get dressed.
Michelle admiring the intricate details of her beaded gown, photos courtesy of T&S Photography
Tricia’s lace gown, photo courtesy of Greyes Photography
Carissa’s cap sleeve ball gown, photo courtesy of Rebekah Albaugh
Lauren’s gorgeous gown, photo courtesy of Joy Lyn Photography
Abby’s elegant gown, photo courtesy of One July Photo
Ashley’s silk mermaid gown, photos courtesy of Dana Ann Photography
Lauren’s gown displayed beside her bridesmaid’s dresses, photo courtesy of Joy Lyn Photography
Abbey’s ballgown styled beside her bridesmaid’s and flower girl’s dresses, photo courtesy of Lauren Sims Photography
Jorie’s gown surrounded by her bridesmaid’s blush and sequin gowns, photo courtesy of Andrew Hayden Photography
Stephanie’s whimsical ballgown, photo courtesy of Jas & Paul Photography
The sun peaking through Ashley’s gown, photo courtesy of Greyes Photography
Melissa’s amazing two-piece gown, photo courtesy of Agnes Rasek
Autumn admiring her lace gown beside her bridesmaid and flower girl dresses, photo courtesy of One July Photography
If you are planning a first look, you might be getting dressed while the sun is still low. With plenty of natural light in the bridal suite, there isn’t a single window that is the best option. Check out the way Jason Adrian and Stephanie Pana played with natural light to showcase all the stunning crystal and lace detail in Stephanie’s gown.
Our dreamy painting of Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Place de la Trinite” provides the perfect pop of soft watercolors to contrast your gown.
Hayley’s fitted lace gown, photo courtesy of T&S Photography
Just next door to the bridal suite is our library, so your dress won’t be going far while your photographer works their magic. Boldly painted a deep shade of maroon, your gown will pop when displayed in this space, with other rich accents and dramatic furnishings to compliment all the detail your dress holds.
Kathleen’s exquisite gown, photo courtesy of Ed & Aileen Photography
Our bookshelves creating the perfect frame for Ashley’s lace gown, photo courtesy of Greyes Photography
Ibukun’s lace ball gown, photo courtesy of Olu Jr Photography
Lauren’s gorgeous gown, photo courtesy of Greyes Photography
THE COCKTAIL LOUNGE
For a crisp, neutral setting with plenty of natural lighting, the cocktail lounge has quickly become another popular option for displaying your gown. Angles are everything when capturing the details of the dress in this space because of the natural and accented lighting from the floor to ceiling windows, crystal chandeliers and café lights.
Abbey’s beaded tulle gown, photo courtesy of Lauren Sims Photography
Marissa’s beautiful gown, photo courtesy of Chrissy Deming
Tanya’s frilled beaded gown, photo courtesy of Jeremy Lawson Photography
Kristina’s stunning gown, photo by Noelle Adams
Casey’s dreamy lace gown, photo courtesy of Layla Eloa Photography
Kathleen’s gown, photos courtesy of Annie Steele Photography
THE FLOWER WALL
The dreamy texture of our custom flower wall makes for another excellent neutral backdrop for your bridal gown. Mary had a great idea to get dressed in front of the flower wall, too, just before a private first look with her father.
Mary admiring the beaded detail on her exquisite lace gown, November 2018, photos courtesy of Jennifer Boris
THE FRONT DOOR OF THE ESTATE
What better way to capture the beauty of your dress and the place where your marriage began! Surrounded by natural greenery and pops of color from our seasonal blooms, the front door of the estate makes the perfect frame for your gown with its high peaked entrance and unique detailing.
Katie’s dress for her August wedding, photo courtesy of Dana Ann Photography
Jorie’s gown on a crisp October day, photo courtesy of Andrew Hayden
Tricia’s beautiful off-the-shoulder gown at her September wedding, photo courtesy of Greyes Photography
Lanie’s fitted gown on a gloomy October day, photo courtesy of Lauren Anne Photo
With so much natural beauty surrounding the estate, our bravest brides let their photographers creative edge run wild by letting them display their dress somewhere throughout our impeccable grounds. Pick a tree, any tree, and let your gown’s beauty gleam in the natural lighting.
Jessica’s dreamy gown in the woods, photos courtesy of T and C Photographie
Photo courtesy of Robb Davidson Photography
With so many stunning gowns, filled with such unique detail, it’d be hard to get a bad photo of any of these dresses. Where are you planning to display your gown on your big day? Comment below with your suggestions so we can add to our list!