Wednesday, April 30, 2008

May is for Moms

At September's Bride, Moms are always special. But, during the month of May, we are going to pay them some extra-special attention! Look at this:

Moms, visit any weekday during May and receive a flower, compliments of September's Bride

Try on a gown or jewelry in May and enter our drawing for a family dinner at
Via Maria Trattoria ($100 value)

Moms receive 10% off any social occasion dress or jewelry purchase in May!

Attend a special fashion show featuring beautiful selections for
Mothers-of-the-Bride & Groom
Thursday, May 15 at 7:00 pm

September's Bride...a fresh approach to formal

Monday, April 28, 2008

Help Wanted

Great Lakes Wedding Gown Specialists is looking to hire an individual to help with sales & delivery, focusing on our wedding gown preservation services.

Travel all over the Lakeshore & West Michigan would be involved; from Traverse City to Chicago, and Muskegon to Kalamazoo.

If you or someone you know may be interested, please e-mail Tami at; put "Sales Position" in the subject line, please. We will respond with a more detailed job description. Thanks!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Another Photo from Thursday night

Jen from JK Photography sent me this photo of Margie, Rachel, & myself that she took on Thursday evening at our Open House. Thanks, Jen!!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Playing Dress-Up!

So, for last night's Open House, Rachel, Margie, & I decided to dress up in "destination-style" wedding apparel. Well, once the "other girls" arrived (Amy, Angie, Jen, & Aletha), they felt left out and had to play, too.

Here is Margie, Amy Carroll, and myself outside of the store, having a ball!

We got lots of compliments, it was a beautiful evening, and what a way for girls to have fun!

September's Bride...a fresh approach to formal.

Thank you!

Last night we had a fabulous time at the store with Lil' Miss Cupcake! I will post photos by the fabulous Amy & Jen soon!

Stop in this weekend and see our Lila Couture Trunk Show & jewelry by L. Stone Designs.

September's Bride...a fresh approach to formal.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Cupcake Tasting this Thursday!

Need I say more?

Thursday, 5-8 pm
September's Bride
56 E 8th Street
Downtown Holland

Trunk Shows are Here!

The store is just brimming with gorgeous gowns & jewelry!

All of the Lila Couture gowns have arrived for our Trunk Show, and I've already shared with you some of the beautiful jewelry designs from L. Stone Designs.

One of my favorite Lila gowns is "Diane", a lace sheath with a detachable crushed silk taffeta train. You have to see it to fully appreciate this gorgeous gown!

September's Bride...a fresh approach to formal.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Exciting Week Coming Up!

We're looking forward to such a fun week at September's Bride.

Our Lila Couture Trunk Show gowns will be arriving early in the week; possibly on Monday! You don't want to miss seeing these gorgeous gowns from an American designer.

Of course, the L.Stone Jewelry Trunk Show is going on now through April 30! This jewelry will go beautifully with the Lila Couture gowns, BTW!

And...CUPCAKES!...This Thursday evening from 5-8, Lil' Miss Cupcake will be at September's Bride with all her yummy cupcakes. FREE TASTING!!! I am so excited about this! The September's Bride ladies will all be modeling destination-style wedding gowns, too.

See you in the store this week - don't miss it!

September's Bride...a fresh approach to formal.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Eclectically Elegant

Sharon and Will were married last weekend and I received this photos from their phenomenal photographer, Amy Carroll.

Sharon's gown, the maid's dresses, and the tuxedos all came from September's Bride; I share this photo with you because I appreciate how Sharon did not do matchy-matchy, but let each person choose their attire for the big day. However, she kept an overall theme and colors in mind, and by golly, pulled it off!

Best Wishes, Sharon & Will; it was a pleasure working with you!

September's Bride...a fresh approach to formal.

Monday, April 14, 2008


Since opening September's Bride, I have been searching for a jewelry designer that "fit" with the store. Jewelry that was classic, but unique and also very customizable like our gowns and veils.

A few months ago, Aletha of Pearl's Events introduced me to Lisa Stone of L. Stone Designs. Lisa and I have been corresponding for some time now and I am so delighted to let you know that her designs can now be seen at September's Bride.

Right now, the jewelry is in the store as a Trunk Show, for a limited time, until April 30.

These pieces are heirloom-quality and you will find them easy to wear again for special occasions. You can share them with a sister, niece, or daughter. Imagine letting your daughter wear the same necklace to her Senior Prom that you wore when you married her dad!

The jewelry is beautiful, and as I handled it today, I appreciated how well-made and detailed it is, too. Come in and see, touch, and try on for yourself!

September's Bride...a fresh approach to formal.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

There's No Place Like Home

But, vacation is pretty great, too!

I've arrived home and I am actually very excited to get back into the store tomorrow and catch up on all that happened while I was away.

One of the most interesting things will be looking at everything that Rachel brought back from Bridal Market last week. She really LOVED some of the new styles, especially from Casablanca and Maggie Sottero. I think there has been a big shift in bridal fashion over the past year, and we love to bring new things into the store for West Michigan brides.

I'll be posting lots of new things from Market over the next few weeks...stay tuned.

September's Bride...a fresh approach to formal.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Spring Break!

The Parks family is officially on vacation!

Of course, Rachel, Bernice, and Margie are in the store and available to help you with all your gown needs!

September's Bride will be closed on Monday & Tuesday, April 7 & 8 for the Chicago Bridal Market. Rachel will be coming back from Market with lots of style ideas for our 2009 brides!

Our hours for the next week are as follows:

Friday, April 4 - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, April 5 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Open one hour earlier than usual!)
Sunday-Tuesday, April 6-8 - Closed
Wednesday, April 9 - 11:am - 6:00 pm
Thursday, April 10 - 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday, April 11 - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, April 12 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

September's Bride...a fresh approach to formal!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

And the winner is...

Alexandra by Lila Couture! Although, there may be some custom changes to it to incorporate the things that Rachel loves about the other gown. You will definitely all get to see the finished gown ON Rachel in the future!

Speaking of winners, Bree & Daisy are the winners of the notecards! Ladies, comment on this post and let me know what cards you would like - floral all-occasion or pop-up wedding thank yous?

One more thing...I AM GOING ON VACATION! So, blog posts may be few and far between for the next two weeks. Also, if you need to contact September's Bride, please call Rachel at the store rather than using e-mail for the next few weeks. She will be happy to help you while I am soaking up some sun in South Carolina.


September's Bride...a fresh approach to formal.