Child advocate and abuse survivor Elizabeth Smart recently celebrated her Oahu, Hawaii wedding to Scotsman Matthew Gilmour on Feb. 18.
Congrats to her and her happy groom but of course let's get on to the details of the dress!
Elizabeth confessed to searching long and hard for her dress, trying on just about every gown she could find in her home town of Salt Lake City but to no avail. It was on a trip to New York City that she made an appointment at the city's famed Klinefeld Bridal (of "Say Yes to the Dress").
It was there that she happened upon an Alita Graham gown and fell in love... after requesting a few alterations.
As you can see her gown features a pleated bodice with a dropped waist and a full skirt, in a modified mermaid silhouette which is just right for her figure (and is a perfect silhouette for a tropical winter wedding I say!)
Originally the gown was a sweetheart neckline but since Elizabeth's Mormon faith requires covering of the arms and shoulders to maintain modesty, scalloped lace was crafted into a round neckline and quarter length sleeves, coming down in the bust at empire level.
Elizabeth's husband, who is Scottish, wore a traditional Scottish kilt (actually his deceased father's kilt) in his family's tartan.
This picture below shows that not just the lace overlay was added, but an off-shoulder style cap sleeve was actually crafted in the under layer to assure modesty.
Elizabeth accented her lace dress with a lace trimmed mantilla style veil.
If you look closely in this picture below you will notice that Elizabeth's gown is actually made of dotted Swiss, which I think is a delightfully playful touch for a young bride.
Congratulations Elizabeth and Matthew!
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