Wedding Wednesday: The Real Wedding Dresses of The Frum and Fabulous

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

 I'm usually not one for Facebook groups, but I recently became enamored with this little group called WFS Beauty, created by Rachel Lopian, a NY based massage therapist.  I found it to be such a lovely community; a positive and safe place for the girls to share their beauty looks, tips, and makeup favorites. I loved the way everyone in the group felt comfortable to become their own little beauty or fashion blogger, even if just for a few moments. And the comments were always so positive and encouraging. Every woman deserves to feel beautiful and encouraged!

And then, suddenly, my news feed was flooded with exquisite photos of girls in their wedding gowns. Some girls in the group decided to post their wedding pictures, and it became utterly contagious! Everyone was posting. There were gowns from the 70's, 80's and today; first marriages, second marriages, and even the inspirational dream gowns of those who were not yet married. The posts were oozing with beauty and love. And the idea for this blog post was born.

 Finding the perfect modest wedding gown is not an easy feat. But through necessity, many Jewish brides become their own designers. We are the queens of creativity when it comes to designing and modifying previously non-modest gowns, and these photos prove that it can be done. And also, that modesty is not about being oppressed, but just the opposite, an opportunity to fully express the inner light and beauty of the divine and refine woman through fabric, silhouette, and texture. 

With the permission of these gorgeous girls, here are some of my favorites.

Vivi Feinstein

 Eden Akerman

 Piper Johnson

And beautiful daughter...
Sara Reifer of Sarielle Photography 

 I apologize to anyone whose name I missed, and to any photographer that I did not credit. If you see your photo here please email me at and I'd be happy to credit you and add your name and link.

If you are a wedding salon or boutique that sells modest gowns or has a tailor on premise for customizing gowns to suit the needs of the Orthodox (or any modest gown seeking) community, and would like to be featured in a future blog post, please email me at

Remember, live your life with laughter, gratitude, and mostly, love.


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  1. Dreamy wedding gowns. I love the variety for all shapes and sizes. Great post Sharon!

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  2. Your daughter is very pretty.

    I wore {many years ago} a wedding gown that was definitely modest. I really wish more brides would ditch the bare shoulders or strapless gowns. The style is flattering to a limited few.
    These styles are elegant.

  3. everyone's dress is the perfect daughter just got married this November and I've never seen her look so lovely...and your daughter's dress is the most perfect of all!

    A wedding dress is the best dress a woman can ever wear!

  4. Excellent collection of wedding gowns..I love it..Especially the picture with flower girls..Awesome post

  5. It's really dreamy wedding gown to any girl. Girls love to wear fashionable outfits. Visit, top clothing store for your desire outfits.

  6. Where did your daughter get her gown? its gorgeous! I love it, she is very beautiful.

  7. Where did your daughter find her gown? it's gorgeous!.. beautiful post.

  8. where did your daughter get her gown? It's Gorgeous!

  9. where did your daughter get her wedding gown?

  10. You have a great collection Isha. Thanks for keeping these things at one place. Good luck

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