Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Who really should pick the bridesmaid dress?

The bride should!!! After all it is the bride's wedding, she has the vision for the day and it is all about her and the groom, so why wouldn't she also choose the bridesmaid dresses? Many brides feel that if they pick the dress themselves the bridesmaids may not like it.  Well, who really cares!! I hate to be harsh...but your wedding day isn't about making the bridesmaids happy. The day is about you and your beautiful husband and exactly what you want for this one special day.

Unfortunately we have experienced many unthoughtful bridesmaids at the boutique.  So many times the bride has picked out her favorite dress and someone just shoots it down with a negative comment like "you expect me to wear that?" or "there is no way I am going to wear that?" Seriously? Step up bridesmaids and be supportive! If the girls you choose are decent bridesmaids and care about your best interests they will be happy with whatever you choose and never say anything otherwise! If bridesmaids are giving you grief maybe think about ditching the bridesmaid and not the dress!

We love happy bridesmaids!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Siri Mother of Occasion Trunk Show starting early

The dresses for this weekends Siri Mother of Occasion trunk show are already in store!!  So we are taking appointments all week. Give us a call to schedule your appointment at 414.755.2900.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Just in . . .

Alvina Valenta 9246 arrived last week. What amazing details on this bridesmaid dress! Yes, it actually is a bridesmaid dress even though it doesn't look it!  The bodice features metallic chantilly lace with a one shoulder tulle overlay. The waist features a grosgrain ribbon to give you that teeny tiny waist you always dreamed of. And then the full tulle skirt has added detail with the asymmetrical layered hem! There is alot to this super fun dress and we love it all!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Just in . . .

Style 5244 from Jim Hjelm Occasions arrived recently and it is our favorite floor length bridesmaid dress in the boutique right now. If features a racer neckline with ruffles on the bodice, natural waist with metallic belt & a-line skirt. Beautiful!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Bridesmaid dress remix

Can't think of something to wear for your next date night?  Or even an after hours work event? Grab one of your cocktail-inspired bridesmaid dresses and add a statement necklace & sassy blazer and you'll be ready to go! 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Simple bridal gowns - do they exist?

Yes! Simple bridal gowns do exist. We actually prefer to call them understated & elegant…but nonetheless they do exist! More and more brides are choosing to have non-traditional & alternative weddings and are looking for a simpler gown, but may be having a hard time finding one.

If you are looking for a simple gown you have probably exclaimed the following at your bridal gown appointments:

  • I don’t want a poofy bridal gown!
  • I don’t want any sparkle or beading!
  • I don’t want my bridal gown to be heavy!
  • I want my bridal gown to be comfortable!
  • I don’t want to drag around a long train!

The bridal gowns at most bridal shops do not meet this criteria…but there is definitely still a wonderful selection out there. They are just not as easy to find. But guess what? We’ve got an amazing selection! It is actually our specialty! We offer a wide selection of simple, alternative & destination gowns from the best designers out there – Aria, Siri, Alyne by Rivini & Robert Bullock Bride.

  • Want something light & flowy for the beach?
  • Or an elegant, yet easy to wear gown for an intimate downtown affair?
  • How about a fun & flirty dress for your garden wedding?
  • Or maybe a understated dress that you can add your own personality too with accessories, like glamorous earrings & a handmade belt?

We’ve got it! Check out some of our favorites below. Then give us a call to schedule an appointment to view the rest of our collection.

Lakeside Gown by Siri Bridal

186FB by Aria Bridal

Charlene Gown by Alyne Bridal

Jessica Gown by Robert Bullock Bride

Pavilion Gown by Siri

286FA by Aria Bridal

Monday, February 20, 2012

Just in . . .

We ordered the new Alyne by Rivini collection last fall and have been anxiously waiting for their arrival! And finally last week a couple of the gowns arrived!  Once again the gowns exceed all our expectations in their luxurious silk fabric and beautiful feminine details.

Kaylee Gown in Silk Gazar Organza

Arlene Gown in Silk Dupioni

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Real Wedding featured on Landlocked Bride

Jane, one of our lovely brides, had her wedding featured on the Landlocked Bride blog recently. Her bridesmaids donned lovely Siri dresses in silk shantung stone grey. What a beautiful day it was! Make sure to check out the feature to see how the lovely day was captured!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Inspired by . . .

This week, we were inspired by Watters style 1211 dress in the color goldenrod. This warm, rich hue proves that you don't have to let the poor economy keep you from enjoying the finer things in life. Some of the cutest accents are relatively inexpensive, like these Ferrero Rocher place card holders. So cut your gold-leaf cake and pour the bubbly, because even if you didn't spend a fortune, this palette is sure to serve your guests a good time on a golden platter.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Just in . . .

We LOVE the new silk cotton dresses from Watters & Watters. They are super light and flowy and available in five gorgeous solid colors & two fun prints.  These dresses are perfect for the rustic chic wedding style that is very popular right now. Not only is the fabric gorgeous & super soft, it is a natural silk/cotton blend so will keep your maids nice and cool on a hot summer day.  

Friday, February 3, 2012

Siri & Aria Bridal Trunk Show

We will have so many styles in, we normally don't carry in the boutique. Don't miss this opportunity.  Book your appointment now as they fill up quickly!  Call or email us anytime.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Just in . . .

Jim Hjelm 5213 is now in store. We have already had so many requests for this dress. It is perfect for a hot summer day and is available in a ton of colors. We love it!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

This week, we are in the mood to party with this Confetti Bridal Dress by Aria. Brides who pick this dress tend to celebrate even the little moments in life, so when it comes to their Big Day, they throw caution to the wind (with a handful of confetti) and pick a dress that makes them feel ecstatic. We feel this name not only represents the texture of the dress, but the excitement of an overjoyed bride. Why not embrace it as the theme for the wedding? See how many ways you can let your guests celebrate with confetti, mixing it into your save-the-dates and even your wedding cake for a true celebration of your new life together.