Friday, July 24, 2009

Summer Vacation!

I am taking some time off for a summer vacation with my family!

Here is a list of the upcoming events at September's sure they are in your calendar.

August 6,7,8 :: Downtown Holland Sidewalk Sales

September 25 & 26 :: SB Anniversary Celebration with MEG Jewelry Trunk Sho

October 2 & 3 :: Downtown Holland Wedding Walk

October 16 :: Grand Rapids Wedding Affair

I'll will see you back here with a fresh, new post on August 3!

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

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

BIG sale coming up soon!

The Downtown Holland Sidewalk Sales are legendary! Discriminating shoppers throughout West Michigan look forward to Sidewalk Sale weekend all summer long.

This year, the Sidewalk Sales will be on August 6,7,&8.

We will be selling wedding gowns from $39 and formals from $19 on this sale! Great for photo shoots, "trash the dress" sessions, or a bridal bargain.

Veils, jewelry, bras, and other miscellaneous items will be out at bargain-basement prices in front of our store.

Mark your calendars and watch both the Holland Sentinel and the GR Press for more details and information!

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

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

SB Bride :: Kate

Kate & Piet were married this past weekend. Kate wore a great gown from Casablanca, that she customized with an informal length and candy buttons down the back.

For more details on the big day, please visit Memorable Events' blog.

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

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Visit Me!

A quick note...

I was featured as "Working Mom of the Week" on Pink Like The Color. Come visit and leave me some love!


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

TODAY Throws a Wedding

Did you watch the wedding of Nick and Leigh on the Today Show this morning? Don't the guys look great in their seersucker suits? Perfect for a daytime wedding in summer.
Photo courtesty of
September's Bride...a fresh approach to formal.

Monday, July 13, 2009

How to have Happy Bridesmaids

It's a classic 27 Dresses, as the "fashion show" of all the bridesmaid dresses from friends' weddings are paraded out. Unfortunately, it may have hit too close to home for some of you.

Fifty or sixty years ago, in most of America, the bride's attendants wore their "Sunday Best" to stand up with their friends. Over the years, the styles have changed, but now the brides attendants almost always wear dresses and colors chosen by them by the bride. In 1992, my own bridesmaids wore gloves, puffy sleeves, bustles, and matching hairpieces in light blue.

At September's Bride, we have a few tips for the smart bride who wants her bridesmaids to feel beautiful and comfortable while complementing the look and style she has chosen for her wedding.

1. Above all, talk to your maids about budget and financial expectations right up front. Once you've agreed on a budget, share that with us as you come shopping. We will help you find the perfect look in YOUR budget! Be sure your attendants know about any additional costs for fabric changes, alterations, shoes, etc., too.

2. The happiest attendants choose their own gowns. Really consider allowing your friends to choose their own style of dress and then matching the fabric and color to what you want. All of our bridesmaid lines can do this, and we love to help.

3. If you want your attendants to be able to "wear it again", choose :: black, brown, red, or pink. These colors are the most likely to be reused and continually enjoyed.

4. If you are going to choose the style and color, take your maid of honor or one other friend and choose for the whole group. Otherwise, you'll get lots of opinions and lots of frustration.

We do love to help you and your attendants! Why not schedule an appointment at September's Bride just to choose bridesmaid gowns; it can be lots of fun!!

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

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Wordless Weekend

Septembers' Bride...a fresh approach to formal.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Maids & Moms gowns by Lilacs

Our signature designer, Lila Couture, has designed some fabulous dresses that are suitable for maids and moms.

The gowns are arriving one-by-one at September's Bride and here is "LeAnne". Made of lucious silk dupioni, the color is "rouge". LeAnne has a square neckline accented with a small pleated ruffle. The long sash is double-sided and can be tied so many ways.

Come in a see this fabulous dress soon!

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

Monday, July 6, 2009

Wedding Walk

I've mentioned this before, but now I can announce that the website/blog for this Fall's Downtown Holland Wedding Walk is up!

Please visit the official Wedding Walk site here.

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

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Wordless Weekend

Photo Credits include :: SB brides, Shutter Sam, Amy Carroll, Martha Stewart Weddings

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

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Hot Trend :: Flamenco Style

One of the newest trends in bridal looks is the "flamenco" style. The gown is a mermaid style, with a slim fitting torso, and the skirt is layers of cascading ruffles. Many of the high-end designers are showing this look in the Summer & Fall issues of the bridal magazines.

Our favorite is this version by Lila Couture, called Brittany. This gown is available with or without straps, in white, ivory, or champagne (shown).

We do have this gown sampled at the store; please stop in and try on this spectacular gown!

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

Featured on Everything Green Weddings

I was asked to "guest-write" a blog post for Everything Green Weddings.

One of my favorite topics, Enjoying Vintage Wedding Gowns is the topic of the post and I'd be honored if you'd visit the blog and give me some love.

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

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July Special :: Monograms!

I absolutely love the idea of putting a monogram inside a bride's gown.

One reason, it's just such a tangible reminder of your big day. Secondly, I have had many vintage christening and bridal gowns brought to me when no one in the family knows who first wore the gown. Putting your initials or name and a date in your gown ensures that future generations will know your part of the family story!

For the month of July, we will be giving each bride who purchases a custom-ordered gown a free monogram in her gown! This is a $25 value.

To see all possible styles and colors, ask at September's Bride; there really is no limit to what you can choose.

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