Sunday, November 29, 2009

Our Fall/Winter Photo Shoot

Over the next several months, I'll be using some of the beautiful images from our recent Fall/Winter photo shoot with Amy Boeve in our advertising and on this blog.
Above are a few of my very favorites!
September's Bride...a fresh approach to formal.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

3rd Annual Sample Sale This Weekend!

Throughout the year, some of the designers that we carry will discountinue a few gown styles. When this happens, we will move that style to the "Sample Sale Rack".

Once a year, on Black Friday and the following Saturday, we host our Annual Sample Sale and discount these gowns even further, to make room for newly arriving gowns, and to give brides an opportunity to find a great gown at a great price.

We will also be setting up a rack for our Clearance Gowns, priced at just $39, $59, and $99!!

This Friday from 11 am - 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm. After this weekend, the Sample Sale gowns will go back up in price and the Clearance Gowns will get tucked away until next summer's Sidewalk Sale.

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

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Downtown Holland Holiday Open House

Visit September's Bride and our fellow Downtown Holland merchants for our annual Holiday Open House this Saturday evening.
We will be featuring great stocking stuffers and gift ideas for brides and others who will be celebrating special occasions in the New Year.
We also are raffling off a pearl necklace by L.Stone Designs during the
Open House Weekend! (Friday & Saturday)
This necklace would make a lovely gift for any woman; it is not limited to brides. Raffle tickets are only $8 and all proceeds will go to the Lakeshore Pregnancy Center here in Holland.

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

Monday, November 16, 2009

SB Bride :: Megan

This is lovely Megan.
Although Megan did not purchase her gown from September's Bride, she did use our store and services for her some last-minute details.
Megan wore a beautiful Vera Wang gown, which is now on consignment at September's Bride. She told me that she "felt so beautiful in this gown that I want to give another bride the opportunity to love it as much as I did."
September's Bride...a fresh approach to formal.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Vintage Couture Collection :: Vera Wang "Una"

Previously, I shared with our readers about our newest offerings at September's Bride; we call this our "Vintage Couture Collection".

This collection is made up of vintage gowns in excellent condition and once-worn high-end designer gowns that are on consignment through September's Bride.

Here is one of the newest gowns in our collection; this gown is from the Vera Wang Luxe Collection. The name of the gown is "Una". The gown is in ivory and a few alterations have been made to it; the neckline has had a piece of tulle added and buttons and elastic loops have been added to the very top of the back. The gown has lovingly and happily been worn once and will be professionally cleaned after purchase.

There is one small tear in an under-layer of the tulle that is barely noticeable. This is an exquisite gown. The original retail price is $9900; we are offering the gown for $3999. This price includes professional cleaning and steaming if desired, along with all the benefits of purchasing from a local bridal salon.

Measurements are as follows:

Bust :: 34"
Waist :: 29"
Hips :: Slightly full
Gown Length :: 55.5"

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

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bridal Trends Part 3

A few weeks ago, I shared two of the trends that we noticed at the Chicago Bridal Market, ballgowns and ruffles.

During last week's bridal shoot with photographer Amy Boeve, we styled several of our models using the third trend, Fun Necklines!

Scoops, halters, bibs, V's...there are more and more different necklines on the runways, dress forms, and models. The right neckline draws the eye to the wearer's face and, in my opinion, is one of the most important details to consider when choosing a bridal gown.

At September's Bride, we would be honored to show you some gowns with different necklines and work with you to find the best gown for your special day!

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

Thursday, November 5, 2009

SB Signature Looks

One of the most fun parts of a photo shoot is putting together the entire look for our models. I love to coordinate gowns and accessories, adding some extra "bling" or a fun accessory.

This is not one of our pro pics, but a snapshot of Tiffany and Hannah.

Tiffany is wearing the "Reese" gown by Maggie Sottero. Tiffany is very petite and this gown doesn't overwhelm her figure, but does accentuate her curves. Even though the gown itself has alot of beading at the top, I added even more with the "Mae" necklace by MEG Jewelry and some drop earrings, also by MEG. Tiffany is wearing a long chapel-length veil with a scalloped edge and crystals by Jennifer Leigh. Our makeup artist and hair stylist gave her a romantic but sophisticated look to bring it all together. I love this look!!

Hannah is wearing a lace sheath gown with a flared skirt by Justin Alexander. The illusion neckline with ruffle at the throat just draws the eye up to Hannah's beautiful face. To keep the focus right there, we accessorized her with some of my favorite earrings ("Donna") by MEG and the "Holly" hat, also by MEG. The gloves, loose updo, and romantic makeup all contributed to the "vintage glamour" style.

Stay tuned for the pro pics; you'll be delighted!

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

Monday, November 2, 2009

Bridal Inspiration!

I love working with other West Michigan bridal professionals! The photos above are from last Spring's photo shoot with photographer Amy Carroll, makeup artists Julie Strating & Allison Bower, and florist Dee Mitchell. The bridal looks are by our own SB stylists.

This Wednesday, Allison, Dee, and I are teaming with photographer Amy Boeve for another bridal photo shoot. If you are looking for bridal inspiration or would like to see one of these wedding pros at work, you're invited to stop by September's Bride this Wednesday morning between 9 am and noon.

Each pro would be happy to talk with you about your wedding needs!

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