Thursday, December 30, 2010

Trunk Show Begins Today!

Here's a quick snapshot of one of the Trunk Show gowns from Angelina Bridal Couture.  We've been unpacking and getting these gowns ready over the past few days and as always, we are so in love with the gorgeous fabrics and quality of these gowns.

The linings are so soft, the details are so perfect...

The gown pictured above is style #1401, and is silk organza and french lace. 

Call for your Trunk Show appointment; the gowns will be at September's Bride through Saturday, January 8.

Monday, December 27, 2010

What is a Trunk Show?

December 30 through January 8 is our Trunk Show featuring the 2011 gowns from Angelina Bridal Couture.

What is a Trunk Show?

Most bridal boutiques carry a few carefully chosen gowns from each of their designers or manufacturers.  A Trunk Show is when a designer will send a much larger selection of their gowns for a limited amount of time. Usually, the newest and the most popular gowns are included.  It is called a "Trunk Show" because this collection of gowns will travel from store to store in a "trunk" (more likely to be boxes in our modern age).

At September's Bride, we offer 2-3 bridal gown trunk shows a year, along with a trunk show featuring bridal veils in April, and our ever-popular jewelry trunk shows with Meg Lammers in March and April.

Appointments are always recommended for the gown trunk shows and we also offer a discount on bridal gowns from the featured designer during the trunk show dates. 

We would love to show off the gorgeous Angelina Bridal Couture gowns to you this week and next!  Angelina gowns are from an American designer, hand-tailored in the finest silks and laces.  Not heavily embellished, designer Angela Padron prefers to let the fabric and design be the focal point for her wedding gowns. Classic but modern at the same time, these are some of our favorite gowns at September's Bride!

And...September's Bride is the only bridal boutique in Michigan where you can find these fabulous gowns.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

SB Bride :: Loribeth

I absolutely loved working with Loribeth and helping her find the perfect gown for her romantic wedding in Savannah, GA.  Loribeth has fabulous vintage style!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sneak Peek :: PROM 2011

The Prom gowns for Spring are arriving at September's Bride!  We've spent lots of time finding the prettiest & most fashionable gowns for this year's high schoolers. 

To keep up with all of the PROM happenings, visit our Facebook Page, PROM by September's Bride.  We will be giving away $50 toward a prom gown to one of our Facebook Fans on December 31, 2010.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Gift Ideas from September's Bride :: Part 2

Not only do we have great bridal and special-occasion jewelry, both of our jewelry designers also make great pieces of fashion jewelry.

We would love to help you find a unique and perfect gift for anyone on your list.

Here is the Urbi necklace and the Urbi earrings from MEG Jewelry


Friday, December 10, 2010

Gift Ideas from September's Bride :: Part 1

Are you looking for gift ideas or stocking stuffers for "the girls", whether they be your sisters, cousins, or BFF's?

Here are a few ideas that the September's Bride staff is giving to the girls in their lives...

"Santa Baby" silk & lace panties from Mary Green. These are so pretty and comfy...a small gift of luxury that any lady would love. Other styles and color combinations are also available.

Any newlywed would love a cami & panty or bra & panty set, also from Mary Green. We especially love the ones with "Mrs." embroidered on the back :)

We cannot keep the fabulous hairpins & blooms from Pixel & Hank Couture on our shelves. Any girl would love a stylish hair accessory to wear to holiday parties.

Any engaged gal would love to get a fabulous garter in her stocking. We have gorgeous silk or lace garters in many styles, as well as garters in the maize & blue of U of M, green & white for State fans, and Hope & Calvin colors, too!

We accept orders via phone(616-355-1433) or e-mail ( and payment with credit/debit card or PayPal and will happily ship items to you.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wraps for a Winter's Eve...

A winter wedding can be so beautiful and romantic! However, I hate to see a bride or her maids have to throw on a wool coat (or worse, a ski jacket!) over a beautiful gown while dashing between venues.

A much better option is to purchase OR RENT a lovely faux fur. At September's Bride, we have several sizes and styles available. This weekend, one of our brides reserved matching wraps for herself, her six bridesmaids, and two flowergirls! Imagine the beautiful photos.

We also have faux fur shrugs in a beautiful sable color, perfect for Moms and your Mistress of Ceremonies. Treat yourself and the special women in your wedding to a little affordable luxury for your special day

Monday, December 6, 2010

From the Wedding Planner :: Anniversary Journal

Michelle Torno, our Lead Planner for EVENTS by September's Bride, also writes a blog, focusing on wedding planning.  This weekend, she posted the following idea and I thought it was fabulous, so I am sharing it here to be sure all of our readers see it.  My husband and I have been married over 18 years, but I don't think it's too late to start our Anniversary Journal.

A few years ago I bought a journal. The title on the front says "Cherished Hopes, Treasured Dreams". It is a pretty book with a quote on every few pages like: "Recall it as often as you wish, a happy memory never wears out." - Libbie Fudim. The purpose of this journal was to record Derek's and my marriage so that someday when our children and grandchildren wanted to have that history, it would be all written down for them. My goal was to write in it on every anniversary and tell about the past year in our life together. A wonderful and beautiful goal, I believed and still do.
 I just came across this journal again while organizing and when I flipped it open I noticed I have only recorded one year of our seven together. At first it made me sad, then I wondered why this is and I think that every time I come across the journal it isn't our anniversary so I set it aside until the next year. What a stupid thought! Just because it's not the exact date of our wedding doesn't mean I can't reminisce about the year that has just past us.

Do you do anything special to document your years together? Maybe this would be a great thing to begin on your honeymoon together. Reminisce about the wedding and talk about your goals for the future.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New Arrival :: Angelina Couture 1201

Here is another gorgeous gown by Angelina Couture!  It is a beautiful fit-n-flare silhouette with raw-cut textural flowers at the hip in both front and back.  Sweetheard neckline with wrapped ruching around the bodice.

Angelina gowns are not only made of silk, they are lined with silk!  Often, when a bride is trying on one of these gowns at September's Bride, she mentions that the lining feels like butter, it is so soft and supple!

Of course, like most gowns at our boutique, this gown can be customized for you.  More or less flowers, different placement,'s easy to have some fun!