Saturday, October 30, 2010

What I Love about SB...

Thank you so much for the wonderful service you gave me when I wandered in, completely clueless about dress shopping. Your knowledge and patience was much appreciated!

You encouraged me to try different styles that I would never put on myself - and I loved them!

I especially fell in love with this Mermaid dress with a clip off bottom!

Even when I felt a tickle in my throat, bottled water was quickly given to me :)

I felt comfortable and special, and walked away with a better grasp of what I want.

I was surprised to see a personal thank you card sent to me a few days later!

Thank you SB, for everything you have and continue to do!

Friday, October 29, 2010

What I Love about SB...

The staff of your store is wonderful! I always felt welcomed and they have been very accommodating with my out of town wedding party members. The store front is always very appealing and ever since the opening of the store I looked forward to the day that I would be able to go in and start shopping there! Thanks for all the wonderful help and beautiful bridesmaid and flower girl dresses to complete my day!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

What I Love About SB...

I loved my experience at September's Bride! I especially enjoyed the individual attention that I received from the staff while I was shopping, which made my final decision so much fun!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"What Do You Love About SB?"

When I came the first time the sales were really patient with me on picking a dress and even though it took me 3 times to pick a dress I finally did and it is absolutely beautiful! They even helped me with making the dress something that was more my price range!!!! I absolutely love this store and the people there and am looking forward to getting my dress, bridesmaids dresses and hopefully the guys tux there too! Thanks so very much for making my experience awesome!

Friday, October 22, 2010

SB Favorite :: Angelina Couture 1200

If you're looking for a gorgeous and fashionable, yet very comfortable wedding gown, this is the one for you!

From American designer, Angelina Couture, comes this silk dupioni ball-gown with a natural waist, ruched bodice bodice and absolutely fabulous ruffled halter with a flattering V-shape.  There are pockets hidden in the side seams of the full skirt, the perfect place to hide your lip gloss and an embroidered hanky.

September's Bride is the only store in Michigan, and one of a handful in the entire Midwest where you can find this fabulous, independent designer.  We will be featuring a Trunk Show from Angelina Couture during December 30 - January 8, when you can see the entire Spring 2011 line and favorite gowns.  The gown pictured above is part of our collection and September's Bride and you can see it right now!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

SB Bride :: Leah

Please skip over to Karyn May Photography's blog to see a collection of gorgeous images from our bride, Leah's wedding at the beautiful Felt Mansion.

The tuxes & bridesmaid gowns were also from September's Bride.

Monday, October 18, 2010

SB Groom :: Peyton

Usually, I share photos of our brides on the blog whenever I can.  Here is a photo of one of "our" grooms, though. Peyton, his groomsmen, and fathers all got their sharp tuxes from September's Bride.  They were great guys to work with and all looked really great!

Thanks to Kate Morrow Photography for the gorgeous image!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

SB Favorite :: Justin Alexander 8466

This is a gorgeous gown in silk dupioni from Justin Alexander.  Shown with a champagne sash and appliques, the gown can also be ordered in all ivory.  This gown works very nicely on a petite figure to add curves and define your waist.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

This Weekend :: Grand Rapids Wedding Affair

This week, we are again honored to participate in one of our favorite Bridal Shows, the Grand Rapids Wedding Affair at the Van Andel Museum Center in downtown Grand Rapids.

Visit this site for more information or to register for tickets.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bridesmaid Colors

I have a new favorite saying when I'm working at September's Bride,

"Every woman looks good in purple"

It's true!  Purple has become one of the hottest colors for bridesmaids for 2011, especially in eggplant and bordeaux.  What are the other popular colors for 2011 wedding parties to wear?

1.  Kelly Green
2.  Sunny Yellow
3.  Platinum
4.  Watermelon
5.  Black

We're often asked our advice for the use of color in bridal parties.  Here are my top tips...

1.  If you really want your bridesmaids to consider wearing their dress again, choose black, brown, platinum, red, or light pink.
2.  You can't go wrong with black tuxes for the men in your party.  YES, they definitely need to wear a jacket for the ceremony, and NO, they do not have to have their vests/ties match the bridesmaids.  They are not going to prom :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Top 10 Bridal Gown Trends

As I mentioned in my last post, the September's Bride leadership team just returned from Chicago's Bridal Market.

What did we see? 

Here is my list of the Top Ten Bridal Gown Trends for 2011::

1.  One-Shoulder Bodices
2.  Ruffles
3.  Three-dimensional Flowers
4.  Wide Sashes at Natural Waist
5.  Silk Dupioni
6.  Ribbon Appliques
7.  Raw Edges
8.  Lace
9.  Beaded Straps
10. Boleros & Jackets

Here are a few photos from Justin Alexander's collection to share the inspiration for 2011.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Chicago Bridal Market

This weekend, Rachel and I, along with our husbands, attended the National Bridal Market in Chicago.  We had a great time.  For us, the highlight of market is seeing our favorite vendors, like Rod & Meg Lammers of MEG Jewelry, Jeff & Jenny Koll of Jennifer Leigh Veils, Luis & Angela Padron of Angelina Bridal Couture, and Stephanie Kennedy of Stephanie James Couture.

We also viewed and bought gowns from the new collections of Casablanca Bridal, Maggie Sottero Bridal, and Justin Alexander Bridal.

And, what would Market be without finding some new pretties to bring into the store?  Sondra Roberts  is a well-known line of handbags and clutches, featured frequently in fashion magazines.  We were delighted to discover their bridal line and purchase some gorgeous little bags for women to use at weddings and other special occasions.

Here is one fun photo that we took at Market.  Rachel and her husband, Mauricio, are posing in our hotel lobby next to the Jasmine Bridal sign.