Rachel Elizabeth

Designer Bridal Gowns

As summer blossoms turned to snow covered trees, Elizabeth’s hand in marriage was sealed to a nearby Lord. Rumors began to swirl of her affair with the gardener and she was forced to choose between a life with means and stature but no love, or a life of hardship with boundless love. Elizabeth chose love. She was disowned, renouncing any claim to title or money, but it didn’t matter for she had Will.

It was still winter when Will proposed. That day the snow looked as beautiful as the garden Elizabeth so desperately missed. Their wedding was modest and small but rich with love, romance and promise. Under and before God Elizabeth and Will promised to love and care for one another every day for the rest of their lives.

Elizabeth and Will spent their days living in a modest cottage outside of a small town where they could watch the wild gardens grow un-manicured and free. She cherished the simple moments, breakfast in bed, snowball fights in the winter and dancing next to a roaring fire.

Today, their story is still told to their great, great grandchildren and if you were to visit the grounds where their love story began you would find the ruins of a castle. If you look past the distressed stones you’ll find a forest. Grown from their love, this garden has swallowed the memories of years past. In the grand ballroom the floor is cracked; a river flows through, giving life to everything around it. Even today this garden is a product of Elizabeth and Will’s love. It is the garden from A Time Gone By.
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Rachel Elizabeth Wedding Gown Design

Utah Wedding Dress Designer, Rachel Elizabeth, presents A Time Gone By.

Alayna

The modern color of this iridescent taffeta and the traditional feel of this dress creates a new take on the classic fairytale dress! The sweetheart neckline curves across the bust line and brings your eye directly to the beautiful drape that caresses the brides arms. Mimicking the arm drape the dropped bodice has several drapes of it's own, making the hip and waist look smaller. Finished off with a chiffon train this fairytale ready gown is right out of the pages from a book!

Modest Option: To begin making this gown modest, Rachel suggests removing the drape on the arm and replacing it with a draped sleeve. By raising it up and covering the shoulder you can still get the same look but while staying modest. The sleeves would attach to the bodice by simply raising the neckline up and over the shoulder. Continuing the design across the bodice as opposed to just adding sleeves.

Available in all Silver/DK Ivory and other non-traditional colors.

Alexia

This fit and flare gown is unique in every way; the three-tier skirt is unlike anything you've ever seen before. Taking in this dress you notice all of the small details that really make this gown something special. The waistband is sprinkled with hand-sewn satin flowers and the bodice is covered in very fine and delicate hand cut lace adding detail and creating new shapes. Looking at the skirt there are large pleats in the side seam creating a unique design in the skirt and adding fullness.

Modest Option: Continuing the lace up and over the shoulders would create the most delicate design. By lining the sleeve and raising the neckline we can make this dress modest for no extra cost.

Available in White (shown), Ivory & Pale Ivory.

Alexia

This fit and flare gown is unique in every way; the three-tier skirt is unlike anything you've ever seen before. Taking in this dress you notice all of the small details that really make this gown something special. The waistband is sprinkled with hand-sewn satin flowers and the bodice is covered in very fine and delicate hand cut lace adding detail and creating new shapes. Looking at the skirt there are large pleats in the side seam creating a unique design in the skirt and adding fullness.

Modest Option: Continuing the lace up and over the shoulders would create the most delicate design. By lining the sleeve and raising the neckline we can make this dress modest for no extra cost.

Available in White (shown), Ivory & Pale Ivory.

Gabriella

Appliqués and three different types of lace seems like a lot for one gown but this one makes it all work! Using similar laces as not to overwhelm this dress manages to show all of the details and still be just right! This a dress you have to see for your self!

Modest Option: By lining the illusion neckline and widening the back illusion it makes this dress almost completely modest. The last thing to do is extend the shoulder creating a small cap sleeve and bringing the lace over the top as well.

Available in White Only

Heather

All lace and tulle this dress has so much detail and movement it's literally breathtaking. The silhouette of the straight sheath skirt topped with several layers of a soft tulle create a feeling of elegance and regal. Adorning the front of the waist is a small crystal appliqué that gives it just the right amount of sparkle!

Modest Option: First bringing the long "V" neckline and then lining the lace top this dress is almost completely modest. Extending the shoulder and adding lace sleeves would finish it off just right creating a perfect temple ready gown.

Pictured in White this dress is available in Pale Ivory, Ivory and Champagne.

Heather

All lace and tulle this dress has so much detail and movement it's literally breathtaking. The silhouette of the straight sheath skirt topped with several layers of a soft tulle create a feeling of elegance and regal. Adorning the front of the waist is a small crystal appliqué that gives it just the right amount of sparkle!

Modest Option: First bringing the long "V" neckline and then lining the lace top this dress is almost completely modest. Extending the shoulder and adding lace sleeves would finish it off just right creating a perfect temple ready gown.

Pictured in White this dress is available in Pale Ivory, Ivory and Champagne.

Lisa

Grand and Opulent are the best words to describe this gown! The Ivory lace jumps off the white satin showing off the details and contrasting with the white lace bodice. The gown has a three tiered skirt that has been edged with Ivory lace; all cut and placed by hand!

Modest Option: Raising the sweetheart neckline and adding a drappy sleeve coming up and over the shoulder. Rachel suggests that the flat lace sleeve should have some fullness to match the curve of the skirt.

This dress is pictured in White/Ivory but may also be ordered in Pale Ivory and Ivory.

Madeline

This gown is truly magical; it is the perfect fairytale gown. The simple a-line tulle skirt paired with a two-layered unique bodice creates something you've never seen before. The bottom layer of the bodice is beaded with lace finishing off with a scallop along the bust line. The second layer is boned and designed to be almost "corset" like in look but function the complete opposite. Designed to have a strong base but soften and create a ruffle like finish the top layer makes this dress unique.

Modest Option: To make this beautiful gown modest our designer, Rachel, suggests that you add wider straps and a sleeve. Keeping the neckline open with a boat neck but still covering the shoulders and chest the finished look would create coverage and still keep with in the original design!

This dress only comes in White.

Madeline

This gown is truly magical; it is the perfect fairytale gown. The simple a-line tulle skirt paired with a two-layered unique bodice creates something you've never seen before. The bottom layer of the bodice is beaded with lace finishing off with a scallop along the bust line. The second layer is boned and designed to be almost "corset" like in look but function the complete opposite. Designed to have a strong base but soften and create a ruffle like finish the top layer makes this dress unique.

Modest Option: To make this beautiful gown modest our designer, Rachel, suggests that you add wider straps and a sleeve. Keeping the neckline open with a boat neck but still covering the shoulders and chest the finished look would create coverage and still keep with in the original design!

This dress only comes in White.

Mariah

Truly magnificent this dress is perfect for a bride that wants an air of sophistication and romance. This satin gown is covered in hand placed and cut lace that creates new shapes and details. Matching appliqués on the cuff and waist create a level of drama while still keeping the dress classy. A row of satin covered buttons closes the all lace back.

Modest Option: The best way to create modesty in this dress is to line the back and add a short sleeve, bringing the front up to meet it.

Shown in White this gown is also available in Pale Ivory and Ivory.

Melaina

Sleek, sexy and mature all in one dress! The graceful draped sleeves mirroring the sweet and simple chiffon peplum make a great contrast to shine of the satin. The peplum is a great balance to the straight skirt and de-emphasizes anything you want to hide. The skirt has a small puddle train and two knee high slits up the side giving movement to the skirt.

Modest Option: This dress is almost completely there all you have to do is line the shoulders and sleeves and you've got a modest dress!

Available White, Pale Ivory, & Ivory

Melaina

Sleek, sexy and mature all in one dress! The graceful draped sleeves mirroring the sweet and simple chiffon peplum make a great contrast to shine of the satin. The peplum is a great balance to the straight skirt and de-emphasizes anything you want to hide. The skirt has a small puddle train and two knee high slits up the side giving movement to the skirt.

Modest Option: This dress is almost completely there all you have to do is line the shoulders and sleeves and you've got a modest dress!

Available White, Pale Ivory, & Ivory

Summer

Perfect for a winter wonderland, this long sleeved gown is embellished with white beaded lace and small satin flowers. The draping on the bust gives some movement to a very simple design. The large cuff makes it fashion forward and a little different. Made out of a stretch duchess satin for ease of movement this is one of the most comfortable gowns!

Modest Option: This dress is fairly modest however if you'd like to raise the neckline you totally could!

Available White Only