Monday, October 27, 2008

Those are my hands!

If you are a regular reader, you know about the Couture Service that we offer through September's Bride.

Last night, I was browsing the blog of JK Photography and thought I something familiar. Hmmm...

Sure enough, those are MY HANDS lacing up Valeri's gown. Valeri and her Mom were so excited when they learned about our Couture Service that they reserved Valeri's wedding date right away.

I spent over an hour pinning, stitching, sticky-strapping, and dressing Valeri and her bevy of bridesmaids. What fun!

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

Thursday, October 23, 2008


I think every bride should wear a bracelet as part of her wedding ensemble.

There is nothing more feminine or graceful than a bit of sparkle floating around a small wrist. It will twinkle behind your bouquet, and catch the light beautifully while you are dancing.

Remember, your jewelry should compliment your gown and all the other accessories, but it does not have to match! Go ahead and mix pearls and crystals, even silver and gold. It is very important, though, that your entire outfit has a "look"; so always try on your gown, veil, and jewelry together when choosing your jewelry.
September's Bride...a fresh approach to formal.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Beginning Again

Just when it seemed that Bridal Season 2008 was "winding down"; we have been inundated with fabulous 2009 brides who are beginning the search for "The Dress"!

Our store has been full of energy and ideas lately; especially on the weekends. If you are planning to visit us soon for a great shopping experience, here are a few tips to help you and us:

1. Saturday, of course, is by far our busiest day. We do try to have plenty of gown consultants on hand, but since we are a smaller store, sometimes it can get pretty busy. If you will be visiting us on a Saturday, no appointment is necessary; but if you know when you are coming, feel free to call so that we can be ready for you as much as possible!

2. Morning or Evening? If you would like to shop outside of our normal business hours, please feel free to call and see what appointment times are available. This will give you the store practically to yourself with our full attention.

3. Best time to shop? Thursday evening! We are open until 8 pm on Thursdays and rarely very busy.

Anytime you are coming to shop at September's Bride, you can look forward to a fun and relaxed experience in a beautiful environment. I personally guarantee it!

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

Monday, October 13, 2008

Market Memories

We've had lots of girls asking..."what do the next season's gowns look like?"

The "biggest" silhouette for 2009 is the empire waist - interpreted as "baby-doll" or "grecian-goddess" style. Lots of flowly chiffon, too.

Newest neckline? Definitely the one-shoulder strap! Really a fun, sophisticated look!

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

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Another Beautiful Bridal Photo

A few days ago, I shared a photo of Mike & Liz, along with the nice things that Liz had to say about September's Bride. Liz graciously e-mailed me this photo which shows off her gown beautifully.

Brides, remember that for most of your ceremony and for a good part of your reception (dancing), your guests will be looking at the BACK of your gown. Notice how Liz's gown has a beautiful back detail with the long sashes and embroidery. It's important to love the back of your gown as much as the front!

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

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Bridal Market!

Rachel & I left early yesterday morning for Chicago, to SHOP at the Bridal Market! We spent several hours at the Merchandise Mart, and then headed to Michigan Ave for dinner at our favorite place - Grand Lux Cafe!

Brides, you know that feeling that you get after you sign the purchase contract for YOUR GOWN? Imagine signing for 20-30 gowns in one day; I feel quite overwhelmed this morning!

We had a very fun time; one of our first stops of the day was to see Jenny at Jennifer Leigh; our veil and hairpiece vendor. We purchased some new veils to bring into the store; especially some fun SHORT ones!

Although we love each gown that we purchased for September's Bride, we were very impressed with the Justin Alexander collection as a whole; we think our brides will be, too!

Of course, we stopped to visit with our friends, Rod & Meg Lammers, from MEG Jewelry; we've been seeing alot of them lately!

Stay tuned for more Market reflections throughout this week...

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