Friday, April 15, 2011

Our Royal Wedding Celebration :: Fit for a Princess!

We are excited to announce our plans for celebrating Britian's Royal Wedding!

Beginning on April 29 and running through May 14, we have special events, promotions, and give-aways planned.  Plus, Tulip Time in Holland, MI is May 7-14, so we are tying our celebration into that city-wide festival, too.

On April 29, join us bright and early at 4:30 am for a Royal Wedding Viewing Party.  You're welcome to come in your (pretty) pajamas.  We'll be serving homemade scones, strawberries & cream, English tea, and American coffee.  The big-screen TV will be set up at September's Bride and we'll have some fun watching the pomp and circumstance together.  There will also be door prizes & special gifts.  If you plan to join us, please RSVP by April 27 to

On May 2, we'll be visiting our friends at WOOD TV's EightWest show to present "A Royal-Inspired Wedding in Michigan Style".  We will be re-interpreting Kate's bridal look, invitations, flowers, and cake in a way that is accessible and appropriate for any Michigan princess.

Beginning May 3 and continuing through May 14, our "Royal-Inspired Wedding in Michigan Style" will be on display at September's Bride.  Anyone who visits may register to win a night at the lovely Tesoro Inn on Old Mission Peninsula near Traverse City AND a gift basket filled with our favorite romantic drinks, chocolate, and surprises.

Please join us!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

How to wear a Tea-Length Wedding Gown

One of the hottest trends in wedding gowns right now is the teal-length or ballerina gown.  This was also a popular length in the 1950's, so it definitely evokes a vintage feel.  Often considered less-formal than a full-length gown, that is not necessarily the case.

Styling this style of gown takes a different twist than a traditional gown for sure.  Fabulous shoes are a must!  This length also allows you to do a nice high-heeled pump for the ceremony with cute ballet flats or shorter heels for dancing into the night at your reception.  

I love pairing a shoulder-length veil with this type of wedding gown.  Something modern and full that brings attention to your face and eyes.  For an outdoor wedding, wear a fascinator instead of a veil.  (A fascinator is a fancy term for a headpiece of fabric flowers or feathers with a small bit of netting on a comb)

At September's Bride, we have a nice selection of tea-length gowns from Maggie Sottero, Justin Alexander, and Stephanie James Couture.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Upcoming Trunk Shows!

May 6 & 7 :: MEG Jewelry Trunk Show. Appointments necessary.

July 21-30 :: Stephanie James Couture. Appointments recommended.

Make plans to visit our beautiful boutique and be part of the fun!