Monday, September 29, 2008

There seems to be a theme....

Look what we picked up at!!!!

The perfect centerpiece for your bridal shower or engagement party! It's called "Cupcake in Bloom" from 1-800-Flowers...isn't it darling???

1-800-Flowers Cupcake in Bloom is 5" high x 6.5" deep and sells for $24.99 and they're available beginning October 1.

(You might notice that the fine folks at also have a countdown-to-market....we're just saying....)

Happy Monday!

Friday, September 26, 2008


So the lovelies at Decor8 posted a fun blog yesterday and asked, "What's your obsession?"

Oh, so glad you asked.

Currently we are obsessing over....

1. Newest arrivals. In the spirit of something new, we pause for a moment to swoon over the our new Monique Lhuilliers which arrived this month!!! Given our enthusiasm over her ready to wear collection that walked the runway at Fashion Week...and subsequently appeared on the red carpet at the Emmys .... we're pretty sure we have ML Fever.... and we feel confident you'll agree that it's for good reason:

2. Fall weather...which is going to lead to beautiful fall weddings! The next several weekends are full of weddings of brides who have made this year very happy and incredibly meaningful. We're expecting that this will lead to lots of posts about real weddings so stay tuned...In the meantime, Michael Howard blogged about his bridal portraits with our sweet bride Ashley..... Here's to you, Ashley, and a fantastic wedding weekend!

3. New York City. Bridal Market 2008. Three weeks from tomorrow. Need we say more? (Well, we do and we will, but later!!)

4. Doing good, giving back. We love October for so many, many reasons (Market notwithstanding! :) :))....It's not lost on us that it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the pink ribbons and pink M & Ms are everywhere! Several designers - including our own Melissa Sweet and Watters - have committed to giving a portion of certain dress sales to breast cancer research. Melissa Sweet style Jasmine, featured below on sample sale now, is one of those dresses. Looking fab and giving back??? It doesn't get better than that.

Signing off for now....thanks for checking the blog...we are truly grateful for YOU!

PS: Amsale Bridesmaids Trunk Show this weekend....all the styles in a variety of sizes and colors!
AND - the cupcakes just came in for the weekend! Red velvet! Chocolate! White wedding cake! Please!!! Don't leave us alone with the cupcakes!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sample Sale!!

Hey a dream come true!!! Awesome dresses....fabulous designers.....great SAMPLE SALE prices!!!

That's right...we're making (more) room for (even more) new dresses that are coming we're ready for these gowns to walk down the aisle!!!

Currently featured designers:
Watters and Watters
Augusta Jones
Melissa Sweet

There are many other dresses in the store that can be sampled, so please call or email if you have below with their style name/number captioned.....Dresses on sale from $500 .....

Sample sale means it's sold as is - and it means AWESOME dress at AWESOME price!!!

Style 9043B by Watters

Style 8051B by Watters

Style 8041B by Watters

Style 8041B by Watters

"Perla" by Augusta Jones

"Perla" by Augusta Jones

"Jasmine" by Melissa Sweet

"Jasmine" by Melissa Sweet

"Sydney" by Melissa Sweet

"Sydney" by Melissa Sweet

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Sooner the Better!

If you'll allow us to step out of our what's-happening-in-the-store posts to offer some friendly advice :) :) .....

We talk to girls all the time about the ideal time to order your dress....True enough, dresses take about 4-6 months to you want to budget enough time to shop, purchase, have the dress arrive, and have alterations... We recommend allowing yourself 9-12 months for the dress process - that way you'll have ample time and not feel stressed about the dress arriving and being fitted for you!

Of course, it's been done in shorter time frames - and there are always rush options and sample sales - but speaking generally and in terms of a planning timeline, we recommend not waiting too long!

The reality is that right NOW, a dress being ordered is slated to arrive mid to late January at the soonest! WOW - yes, we are already into 2009 .... So May and June brides, we're talking to YOU - it is NOT TOO SOON to be dress shopping and buying!!!

If you're ready to get started or you've been looking and are ready to move into decision mode - let us know! We'd love to walk with you through this and be a part!

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


We completely know how predictable we are...surely you all knew that as soon as the Priscilla of Boston gowns started rolling in, we would blog about them....

Well we're just going to have to be okay with being that predictable because these dresses are AMAAAAAZING!

ACK! Too many pretty dresses all in one place!!!! Here - a sneak peek at these pretty girls.......truly, truly...these dresses must be seen in person...the detail, the couture quality of craftsmanship...seeing is believing, friends....please stop by to see them!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Trying to Stay Focused......


So, not that we're counting or anything, but.... Fall Bridal Market is officially one month and two days away!!! WOOO!!!!

Thanks to New York Fashion Week and fabulous li'l blogs like this one, we are certainly geared up....

We're planning the calendar and making shows, buying new gowns, parties, oh my! Truly...truly....all in a day's work!

Naturally we won't forget about you! We'll be blogging at night from the days' activities, and we are setting up a site that will allow you to see photos in real time!

Do tell...are there any restaurants that we must go to? Suggestions for places to people watch?? Don't you worry...we have the shopping all planned out....but still taking suggestions! We're super excited!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Come one, come all!!!!

Looking forward to seeing you girls next weekend at the Priscilla of Boston Trunk Show.....

Still a few appointments or email for info!


Thursday, September 11, 2008


This is the fourth time we've started this post. To try to articulate the feelings and thoughts on this day, 9/11 - well, it seems impossible.

We are acutely aware of the people whose lives were radically changed that Tuesday morning...we know that in some way, we were all affected and our entire understanding of our place in the world was seriously rocked....yes, we all saw our vulnerability and mortality in a real, raw way probably not yet encountered until or since that day....

So we want to take a moment from our joyful business, our blessed lives, or sweet Southern town....amidst an on-going war, economic fragility, an agressive campaign for Presidency....truly this day should know no partisanship, no politics.

We pause today to honor the memories of the victims, their families and loved ones...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sweet Gayle

We are delighted to share with you photos from Gayle's Belle Meade Plantation affair last Friday....Gayle's Reem Acra gown was just superb and Gayle -- you were an AMAZING bride!! Congratulations!! Thanks for being one of our girls!!!

Also delighted that these photos are courtesy of the ever talented Michael Howard and the event was planned by the marvelous ladies at Big Events Weddings....well done, friends!!

Love, love, LOVE how relaxed Andy looked in this photo - completely at ease with his beautiful bride....*so* sweet!!!

Gown: Reem Acra
Shoes: Grace Shoes
Veil: Toni Federici

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Priscilla of Boston Trunk Show!

Make your appointment today!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Bee Mine

And now for another installment of "Newest Arrival" !!!!

Precious Bee by Melissa Sweet is just magnificent!!! She is a french lace strapless gown with dropped waist and a hand beaded tiered skirt.....

In short, perfection. Stop by to meet Bee today!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

"Starry Knight"

We are excited for our friends at Prophetik and our fine neighbors Hud Luxe....sponsoring Starry Knight - a benefit for the Hands and Feet Project!

From the folks at Prophetik themselves:
"Starry Knight: In a time of busyness we lose ourselves in conformity overlooking the details that exude our individualism... Escape the mundane and partake in a night of organic wine, organic appetizers, and a sustainable fashion show all benefitting a greater good....."

Fashion! Wine! Greater Purpose! What could be better!!!???!?!?!?
See you there!