Take the Plunge




Photography by Tara Liebeck

We know what you’re thinking—they are sophisticated, stylish and, yes, a bit sultry. You’d love to look and feel stunning in a chic gown with a deep-V neckline or open back. But could you pull it off? Absolutely! This trend isn’t going anywhere—and for good reason—so you can and should give low a go. We dared to go there at beautiful Bay Creek Resort in Cape Charles, where the serene setting and breathtaking views of the Chesapeake Bay provided the dreamy backdrop for our love story. Whether you’d like to take just a little dip or really show off that décolletage, we think these dresses will convince you to take the plunge.

Sheer Elegance

Satin and intricate beadwork are a perfect pair on this Allure Bridals gown with an illusion bodice and back along with mermaid silhouette, $1,299. Giselle designed the stunning veil with all metallic embroidery in a lace form shape, $259, and Allure Men offers luxury and comfort with a dark gray open-cut jacket, slim fit and modern lapel.

allure bridals giselle illusion bodice and back  allure bridals giselle illusion bodice and back

allure bridals giselle illusion bodice and back

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allure bridals giselle illusion bodice and back allure men grey tuxedo

allure bridals giselle illusion bodice and back  allure bridals giselle illusion bodice and back

Just A Dip

A classy Madison James sheath gown will leave your groom smitten. It combines rich chiffon with a lace bodice and sparkles that frame you in all the right ways, $1,399. The BLING veil features fabulous beading that elevates the entire look, $379, and the Allure Men by Jean Yves Tuxedo has a tan, open-cut jacket, slim fit and modern notch lapel.

madison james chiffon and lace

madison james chiffon and lace  madison james chiffon and lace

madison james chiffon and lace

A Look Back

Kitty Chen “Tiana” fit-and-flare, all lace gown with a dramatically low shear back and long ruffle train will leave your guests speechless and create endless memories, $2,199. Pair with a lovely lace Giselle veil with metallic embroidery, $258.

Kitty Chen “Tiana” fit-and-flare Kitty Chen “Tiana” fit-and-flare

Kitty Chen “Tiana” fit-and-flare

Kitty Chen “Tiana” fit-and-flare

Kitty Chen “Tiana” fit-and-flare Kitty Chen “Tiana” fit-and-flare

Kitty Chen “Tiana” fit-and-flare Kitty Chen “Tiana” fit-and-flare

Love Runs Deep

Light gold, all-beaded sheath dress has a high neck with plunging, sheer front, along with a sexy illusion back perfect for an evening affair, $2,199. The Giselle headpiece offers a flower designed for a modern bride who still wants some old-fashioned glamour on her big day, $169. Our groom is decked out in an onyx, open-cut jacket with slim fit and modern lapel from Allure Men.

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coastal virginia bride back bay

Light’s Getting Low

This sweet ball gown has everything you could possibly want, including layers of tulle, a low V-plunge neck and a romantic scooped back, $1,299. An Allure Men by Jean Yves Tuxedo with a tan, open-cut jacket, slim fit and modern notch lapel will make you swoon over that groom.

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v-plunge neck and scooped back wedding gown eastern shore lighthouse

eastern shore lighthouse wedding shoot

Credits

Words: Melissa M. Stewart

Styling: Pamela Hopkins

Creative Director: David Uhrin

Photographer: Tara Liebeck

Wardrobe: All gowns and accessories and tuxedos provided by All the Rage featuring Studio I Do, Virginia Beach

Hair: Maria Dubois, Coucoon Signature Salon & Spa, Virginia Beach

Makeup: Kim Nguyen Makeup Artistry

Models: Katie Lape and Tyler Klemmer provided by Evie Mansfield Modeling and Talent Agency

Flowers: Bouquets provided by Flowers – Wayne Jones, Virginia Beach

We’d like thank the amazing Bay Creek Resort on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Virginia in historic Cape Charles for providing the perfect location for our shoot. We can’t wait until our next visit. 

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