Lark & Janelle by Maggie Sottero now at Something Blue Bridal Boutique, Howell Michigan

These two lovely gowns by Maggie Sottero are now at Something Blue Bridal Boutique! We love the classic lace, sheath styling that Maggie Sottero does so well on 'Lark'. And the exquisite, glam beadwork on 'Janelle' brings an interesting twist to the Something Blue line-up!

See more information and photos on each gown below! 

Lark

DESCRIPTION

Floral appliqués featured in this beaded sheath are perfect for the whimsical bride. Embroidered lace appliqués on tulle overlay a Valentina Satin slip dress. A grosgrain ribbon belt with Swarovski crystal motif accents the waist. Finished with zipper back closure.

COLORS AVAILABLE

Ivory, Ivory over Light Gold (shown)



Janelle

DESCRIPTION

Drama, sophistication and glamour come together in this gorgeous, beaded slim A-line gown. Sequin embellished tulle over Valentina Satin adds to the twinkle factor, while an optional Swarovski crystal tulle caplet drapes the shoulders. Finished with zipper over inner elastic closure.

COLORS AVAILABLE

Ivory/Pewter Accent (shown), Light Gold/Pewter Accent



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Something Blue Bridal Boutique 113 East Grand River Ave, Howell Michigan 48843 517-546-3600 
www.somethingblue4u.com 
somethingblue4u@gmail.com 



Adeline Marie by Maggie Sottero - Now at Something Blue!


Adeline Marie by Maggie Sottero 
Priority Dress

DESCRIPTION

Sprinkled with the charm of vintage glam, this L'Amour Satin gown with strapless neckline and corset back, simultaneously showcases the hourglass silhouette and spotlights the stunning bodice. Asymetrically draped into a side godet accented with beaded embroidery and Swarovski crystals, then finished with a dramatic bubble hem, a whisper of old Hollywood seems to encircle this stunning fit and flare.

COLORS AVAILABLE

White, Diamond White/Pewter Accent (shown), Ivory/Pewter Accent





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Something Blue Bridal Boutique 113 East Grand River Ave. Howell Michigan 48843 517-546-3600
www.somethingblue4u.com

Radiant Orchid - Pantone 2014 Color of the Year

It's that time of the year again when Pantone reveals their color of the year choice! With last years Emerald being such a huge hit, it was only with anticipation that we learned that Radiant Orchid would be the 'it' color for 2014. It's fresh, fun and can be interpreted many different ways. Whether you're looking for a bright pop of color or a dustier version of this purple, Radiant Orchid will be sure to make a few appearances this year!

Here's an inspiration board we whipped up in it's honor!


photo one via Flickr - photo two & three via Wedding Chicks - photo four via Capitol Romance 

'Ariel' by Alfred Angelo Bridal for Disney Fairy Tale Weddings

Today we received some exciting new gowns in the boutique! . . . and found out we'll also be soon receiving the first of our 2014 Alfred Angelo maids gowns!

There's nothing better than this time of year, brides are a buzzing with upcoming weddings, brides-to-be are selecting their gowns for next year, and we soon get to head to market to pick out new gowns for the spring!

Typically we would see the unveiling of the new Disney Fairy Tale Bridal collection at the National Bridal Market in Chicago - however, there was one gown that they did not want us waiting to see and receive - and for good reason! This month the beloved 'The Little Mermaid' Diamond Edition is being released on Blu-ray and in conjunction, the 2014 'Ariel' gown is being featured on the cover of Bridal Guide Magazine. It only makes sense that with all the 'under the sea' excitement that they would want the gown to be able to be seen in person right away!

So today we welcome the newest Ariel bridal gown: (style 242) 

Here she is on the cover of Bridal Guide Magazine

Another promotional shot


Here is a small version of what will become Alfred Angelo's stock photo 


And here are some quick phone pics I snapped of our sample gown in our boutique today . . . she went straight from the box onto a mannequin and will be our featured gown in the front windows next week! 



Stay tuned for a post on the other two Fairy Tale bridal gowns that also arrived today. 

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As if we can barely contain our excitement for the newest Disney Bridal gown . . . we found out today that the first of the 2014 Alfred Angelo bridesmaids dresses will soon be arriving at Something Blue Bridal Boutique!

So excited to add some more lace to our maids line up .... 

Here is Alfred Angelo style 7263s (s = short) 

{Alfred Angelo wised up this year and EVERY maids style will be available in Cocktail (aka short) or Floor Length (aka long) We'll soon get to see the 12 new colors that are also new for the 2014 season at Market.}

Lace over Satin. 
Lace is available in White, Black, or Ivory 
Satin is available in all 62 'Dream in Color' shades 
Waistband will match your lace color choice

Available in sizes 0-30W and in matching Juniors sizes 8JB - 14JB

Optional spaghetti straps will be included with your purchase of this gown.

BELOW: Black lace over the shade "Loves First Blush"


Here's how the gown will look long (7263l) Black lace over "Moonlight Waltz"


Schedule your appointment to visit Something Blue Bridal Boutique today! 
113 E. Grand River Ave. Downtown Howell, Michigan 48843
517-546-3600
www.somethingblue4u.com 
somethingblue4u@gmail.com 

All gowns and accessories shown by appointment 


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Alfred Angelo Ariel 
Alfred Angelo 242
Alfred Angelo style 242
Alfred Angelo Princess Ariel 
Alfred Angelo Fairy Tale Bridal Ariel 







The years fly by, but the heart stays the same . . .

Nothing like posting a year later.

Our 2012 summer intern, Dayna, made our last blog post entry exactly one year ago.

My, how things have changed.

The biggest change since last fall is our new location. We made the big move from Holly to Howell and couldn't be happier. Our space, adorned with exposed brick walls and high tin ceilings, lends itself perfectly to the vision that we always had for our boutique.

I remember when my husband and I saw the 'for lease' sign while attending Downtown Howell's Sunday Farmers Market on State Street (directly across from our now boutique) . . . he saw the twinkle in my eye. I think the word "no" escaped his mouth before I even began my plead.

We had already been through a lot the first two years since the boutique's opening. Getting married just 6 short months after the start-up, selling our condo, living with his parents, him starting a new job in Ann Arbor - which led to our personal move to Howell - what seemed like the perfect in between location for our commutes to Ann Arbor and Holly.

We didn't know then that the boutique would eventually move or that we are ourselves would find permanent residence just outside of town. One thing I did know was that moving to Howell just felt right. It has the similar downtown goodness that I was used to growing up in Milford and the traffic flow in town is just what the boutique needed.

Another big change for the boutique is that we are no longer a consignment boutique - something that we started phasing out back in Holly. While we still have some great "off-the-rack" dresses, we no longer accept gowns to sell on consignment. Our main focus is our new designer gowns . . .  with some exciting new designers I might add! We had first started off in Holly with Alfred Angelo, a classic bridal designer that has been around for over 75 years! We loved their price points and their styles that seem to last through the years - their newer Modern Vintage and Disney Fairy Tale collections also had us swooning! Since moving to Howell we've added Moonlight & Impression Bridal, and our beloved Maggie Sottero.

Being a Maggie bride myself, (wore a sample Maggie Sottero gown for my own wedding from our boutique back in 2010!) I knew they were a designer that I had to get my hands on. And believe me, I've tried for years but have always been just close enough to another store that had already carried the designer (manufacturer's usually like 20-30 miles between you and the next retailer). So when the Howell area opened for Maggie Sottero a few months ago I jumped . . .  and I was persistent, to say the least.

With great designers in place in our cozy boutique and opportunity on the horizon we'd like to thank all the brides that have helped get us here. You are what drives us. There's nothing quite like selecting gowns every season, displaying and advertising them, and getting the brides through the door and connecting the perfect gown to the most wonderful of brides!

Can't wait to see what the next year holds for us!

Won't you join us? Call us at 517-546-3600 to set up your appointment or visit our websites 'Contact' page to submit your appointment request.

Something Blue Bridal Boutique 
113 East Grand River Avenue 
Downtown Howell, MI 48843
517.564.3600
www.somethingblue4u.com
somethingblue4u@gmail.com 

Rustic Weddings - Something Blue Bridal Boutique - Holly Michigan

by Dayna

For all of the rustic/barn wedding lovers out there, the fall season could not be more perfect for your wedding style.  Fall brings all the beauty and less heat than a summer wedding, allowing, you, the bride, to enjoy the outdoors without melting in your dress. The natural colors of the changing leaves will bring in breathtaking beauty that can be reflected in your centerpieces with perhaps a wreath or a bouquet of wildflowers.  Many other popular decorations involve the use of vines, acorns, pinecones, leaves (of course!), pumpkins, and gourds.
For the couple that wants to bring in some warm familiarities of the fall season and the memories of picking apples they can serve hot cider, hot chocolate, donuts, or candied apples. Just remember brides, allow your wedding to reflect your personality and have fun with it!  There are many sophisticated and fun ways to decorate your big day without it looking like a part of Thanksgiving Day.
Some inspiring sites with great ideas that I have found are: greenweddingshoes.comstylemepretty.com, and marthastewartweddings.com.

One Dress, Two Styles

For some brides, one dress is simply not enough for their wedding day.  With so many options out there, short, long, high-low, poofy, glam, etc. you might find two that fit perfect you; one for the ceremony, the other for the reception.  Oftentimes tradition comes into play for the ceremony and the reception is where your personality can shine through, making you want to change it up and perhaps be more comfortable.  Designers have been thinking about brides like you who want options and more than one dress option at an affordable price.  Here, in our store, we have a dress by Alfred Angelo that provides the length for the traditional wedding ceremony and a little fun at the reception for later without you having to change entirely or even buy a second dress altogether.  This dress is two pieces, take off the skirt piece and wa-la, you now have a short, knee length dress perfect for still looking fabulous, able to dance till you drop, no bustle needed, and no friends to help hold up your dress while you use the restroom!  And it oftentimes looks like an entirely dress giving you a fresh new look during your wedding!

-Dayna

Seen here:: 
Alfred Angelo style 2219

*Sample is currently on sale! White - Size 18 - Was $825 - Now Only $577.50 + tax!




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Something Blue Bridal Boutique
www.somethingblue4u.com
211 South Saginaw Street
Holly, Michigan 48442
248.634.4500

Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo
Alfred Angelo Bridal Collection
Forever Yours Bridal Collection
Alfred Angelo & Forever Yours Maids

Something Blue . . .

The famous saying goes a little like this:
Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe
But what does all of this mean and why do brides do it?
Collectively throughout a variety of resources, wikipedia’s, Wedding Bee, The Knot, The Feminist Bride,  Weddingguideuk.com,  and Martha Stewart, all agree on the first two lines, many provide different historical origins for the last line, however all agree on the meaning.
Something Old refers to the continuity with the bride’s family and the past.
Something New refers to the optimism for the future.
Something Borrowed symbolizes happiness or borrowed happiness from a happily married friend or family member.  It is believed that by borrowing the object from a happily married couple that it will carry over into the new bride’s life.
Something blue represents purity, love, and fidelity.  According to MarthaStewart.com the color blue has historically been worn by the Romans to symbolize modesty, love, and fidelity.  In the Biblical sense, the color blue has also represented purity with the Virgin Mary always in blue.  Throughout the ages, with the color blue has represented love, purity, and fidelity, brides used to be wed in blue until the late 19th century.
A silver sixpence is believed to bring good fortune and prosperity to the new couple, not only financially but also in joy and happiness.  The history on this tradition is a little hazier.  Some sites say that it is a British custom, while others say it is Scottish and originated as the groom’s tradition.  How it ended up as a bride carrying on the tradition, who knows?
Now that you know the history on the saying, you are probably wondering when did this saying even pop up?  That is generally unknown, but believed to have been commonly recited in the Victorian Era.  Martha Stewart’s site also brings up an interesting point which indicates to the time period of the saying.  The sixpence was only minted from 1551-1967 which means the saying likely started (at least the tail part of the saying) sometime in 1551 or later.
So what can you do to bring this rhyme’s good fortune into your life?
Old: Finding a vintage piece of jewelry from a grandparent or possibly an old family owned handkerchief wrapped around the bride’s flowers.
New:  Some women consider their wedding gown as their “new” item.  It could be a new pair of shoes, piece of jewelry or hair clip, or perhaps a “new” “blue” garter (that’s a two for one ladies! J).  For many brides they are wearing several new items and that is an easy one to accomplish.
Something Borrowed: This item must be given back after the wedding, but perhaps the wedding gown itself, or something else with meaning between the bride and the family member or friend.
Something Blue: The bride could wrap a blue ribbon around her flowers, wear blue lingerie, paint her nails or toe nails blue, have a blue flower in her bouquet, sew blue into the dress on the inside, or I have seen “I DO” bling to go on the back underneath the shoes on the soles in blue.
A sixpence has been replaced with a dime, a penny, or you can purchase sentimental sixpence special for weddings.
Any other fun suggestions?  Let us know!







Something Blue Bridal Boutique
www.somethingblue4u.com
211 South Saginaw Street
Holly, Michigan 48442
248.634.4500

Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo
Alfred Angelo Bridal Collection
Forever Yours Bridal Collection
Alfred Angelo & Forever Yours Maids

Alfred Angelo Trunk Show



It’s been a little bit since the last post…but with our upcoming trunk show, it got me thinking....how did trunk shows come about?  In general, it’s not as easy to find as I hoped.  But, with my quick bit of research, I found out, which makes total sense to me, that according to both dinnertopics.com and willowsonwillows.blogspot.com that trunk shows came about from travelling salesmen selling their inventory out of a trunk.  This would make sense given that trunks were what people used to use as luggage a hundred plus years ago.
Now –a-days the name has stuck, but it’s not all of someone’s inventory, or even in a trunk at all at trunk shows.  Today trunk shows are used for a couple of reasons.   In general, a trunk show is a great way for a designer to see how receptive their target market it to the upcoming seasons designs.  If they find that a particular garment is not selling well, they won’t need to mass produce it.  On the retail end of things, it is a great way for a retailer to find out what is selling well and what to order and keep in stock.   Particularly in the bridal industry it is nice because many times the boutique cannot get the entire season’s inventory in the store, so this helps to bring in gowns that are not usually found in the store, which is also fun for the bride too.  In general, a trunk show is a fun to see what is selling and needs to be produced or ordered depending on which branch you are in in the wide and fun world of fashion! 
Hopefully we will see you at our Alfred Angelo Trunk Show June 22-24 having as much fun as we are planning to have with it!
-Dayna



Something Blue Bridal Boutique 
211 South Saginaw Street | Holly, Michigan | 48442
248.634.4500 | www.somethingblue4u.com 

Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo 
Modern Vintage by Alfred Angelo 
Alfred Angelo Collection & Alfred Angelo Sapphire 
Forever Yours Bridal International 
Disney Fairy Tale Weddings Maidens 
Modern Vintage Bridesmaids 
Alfred Angelo & Forever Yours Maids, Juniors & Flower Girl 



Destination Gowns


During these warm summer months people are always thinking about their vacation getaways.  And some couples are thinking about these vacation-getaways as a time to get to married too.  It’s a nice way to mix in something special with a trip that was already bound to be memorable.

 If a beach paradise is where your dream wedding is or maybe an “Up North” nature feel is more of your style, then fear not!  We have dresses here in the store for you!  There are the traditional “destination” wedding dresses that are short, as well as the dresses that are light and airy. But keep in mind brides, that if you want the destination wedding, but not typical “destination” dress, that can be arranged.  Just because you want the destination doesn’t mean you have to stick to the confines of the stereotypical dresses.  Remember that as long as you feel great in the dress you want in the location you want, you will shine all the more brightly on this important and special day!

-Dayna





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Something Blue Bridal Boutique 
211 South Saginaw Street | Holly, Michigan | 48442
248.634.4500 | www.somethingblue4u.com 

Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo 
Modern Vintage by Alfred Angelo 
Alfred Angelo Collection & Alfred Angelo Sapphire 
Forever Yours Bridal International 
Disney Fairy Tale Weddings Maidens 
Modern Vintage Bridesmaids 
Alfred Angelo & Forever Yours Maids, Juniors & Flower Girl 



Award fit for a Princess

Something Blue Bridal of Holly wins award fit for a princess

The award-winning bridal boutique showcases Alfred Angelo’s Disney Fairy Tale Weddings and Modern Vintage bridal gowns.Something Blue Bridal Boutique was recently awarded 2012 WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award for best Dress and Attire.

WeddingWire.com is a website for all things bridal-related, made up of 200,000 wedding professionals found throughout the United States and Canada. Something Blue Bridal Boutique was recognized among the top five percent of those wedding professionals. The awards are given to those who continually give great service, quality and responsiveness within the wedding industry. Something Blue Bridal Boutique stood out and won because of phenomenal reviews by recent newlywed clients.

Nicole Kalil, owner of Something Blue, said, “We’d gotten quite a few good reviews. They like our service and attention to detail. There were only a handful of businesses in Michigan that were selected.”

Kalil opened the business two years ago and said that it is quite an honor to receive the award, especially for being a relatively new business. “That makes me feel good, like I’m doing something right,” said Kalil.

The exclusivity of Alfred Angelo’s Disney Fairy Tale Weddings has been drawing in brides-to-be from miles around who are enchanted with the idea of their own princess wedding. The collection has also piqued brides-to-be interest as they search for a way to capture the nostalgic beauty on their wedding day.

“All brides want to feel and look like a princess on their special day and I’m delighted to offer such a collection at our boutique,” said Kalil, owner of Something Blue Bridal Boutique. “Many people think that in order to look like a princess that it will be costly, but the Disney inspired dresses are moderately priced and available for order for women of all shapes and sizes.”

She originally opened the shop as a consignment store and quickly saw the need to adapt to a retail boutique.

“I wanted to give girls that small (boutique) intimate experience. I like scheduling the appointments, then they have my undivided attention,” said Kalil. This allows her to focus her attention on the bride and what she desires.
“The prices really seems to resonate with brides. Gowns range in price from $599 to $1749 for wedding gowns and bridesmaids gowns are priced under $200,” said Kalil.

Something Blue has gowns for women of all shapes and sizes.

“The floor samples usually come in, in sizes 6-12,” Kalil said. “The average women’s size is 14, so I’ve been trying to get as many samples as I can that are sizes 14, 16 and up.

Here's the original Press Release by our intern, Dayna! 

An Award Fit for a Princess
by Dayna Micallef
WeddingWire’s award winning bridal boutique showcasing Alfred Angelo’s Disney Fairy Tale Weddings and Modern Vintage
HOLLY, Mich. – Something Blue Bridal Boutique was recently awarded 2012 WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards for best Dress and Attire. Helping to showcase Something Blue Bridal Boutique’s best Dress and Attire, they now carry Alfred Angelo’s exclusive collections: Disney Fairy Tale Weddings and Modern Vintage.
WeddingWire is made up of over 200,000 wedding professionals found throughout the United States and Canada with Something Blue Bridal Boutique recognized among the top 5 percent of those wedding professionals. The awards are given to those who continually give great service, quality and responsive within the wedding industry. Something Blue Bridal Boutique stood out and won because of the phenomenal reviews by recent newlywed clients.
The exclusivity of Alfred Angelo’s Disney Fairy Tale Weddings has been drawing in brides-to-be from miles around who are enchanted with the idea of their own princess wedding. Alfred Angelo’s Modern Vintage collection has also piqued brides-to-be interest as they search for a way to capture the nostalgic beauty on their wedding day.
“All brides want to feel and look like a princess on their special day and I’m delighted to offer such a collection at our boutique,” said Nicole Kalil, owner of Something Blue Bridal Boutique, “Many people think that in order to look like a princess that it will be costly, but the Disney inspired dresses are moderately priced and available for order for women of all shapes and sizes.”
Kalil likes all of her brides to feel like a princess whether they are trying on Disney princess inspired dresses on or not by taking appointments. This allows her to focus her attention on the bride and what she desires. Brides can also like Something Blue Bridal Boutique on facebook and check out Kalil’s blog posts on somethingblue4u.blogspot.com.
Something Blue Bridal Boutique has been serving the Holly area since 2009 as a privately owned business. The boutique offers a wide variety of gown styles at moderate prices and is available for women in all shapes and sizes.




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Something Blue Bridal Boutique 
211 South Saginaw Street | Holly, Michigan | 48442
248.634.4500 | www.somethingblue4u.com 

Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo 
Modern Vintage by Alfred Angelo 
Alfred Angelo Collection & Alfred Angelo Sapphire 
Forever Yours Bridal International 
Disney Fairy Tale Weddings Maidens 
Modern Vintage Bridesmaids 
Alfred Angelo & Forever Yours Maids, Juniors & Flower Girl 

Meet Dayna, Something Blue Summer Intern!


I can't believe it's almost been a month since Dayna has started interning for Something Blue! I say it's high time we introduce her to you!


Greetings!

For those who have recently visited Something Blue you may have already seen me around.  For those who haven’t, let me introduce myself: Hi! My name is Dayna and I am here as intern for Nicole for the summer.  I have been studying at Eastern Michigan University in the Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising program.  I am very excited to be a part of Something Blue and learn from Nicole, a WeddingWire award winner for Best Dress and Attire of 2012. 

So far, I have to say, I love working here with Nicole, meeting all the brides, and helping them find the dress for their special day.  Each week, I will do my best to write a post and I always change up the window displays, among many other things.  Hopefully you will continue to check out our posts or maybe stop in! 

-Dayna




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Something Blue Bridal Boutique 
211 South Saginaw Street | Holly, Michigan | 48442
248.634.4500 | www.somethingblue4u.com 

Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo 
Modern Vintage by Alfred Angelo 
Alfred Angelo Collection & Alfred Angelo Sapphire 
Forever Yours Bridal International 
Disney Fairy Tale Weddings Maidens 
Modern Vintage Bridesmaids 
Alfred Angelo & Forever Yours Maids, Juniors & Flower Girl 


Alteration Recommendations - Holly, Michigan

While we do not directly have an in-house seamstress, we do have some great recommendations for you! 

We have been working close with both local seamstress, Kelly's Sewing Parlor, & not-so-far-away Simi of Simi's Tailoring Studio & Tuxedo Rental in Waterford. 

We have heard nothing but great things about each of these ladies. 

Here is a sample that we have on file of Simi's prices: 

General alteration fees:
Bustles ($20 each) Maximum fee for multiple bustles = $65
Bridal Hem = Maximum price $65
Pressing fee = $35
Sides (in / Out) depends on complexity = $20 to $50
Corset back added (material + labour) = $65
Cups = $15 to $20


Contact Information: 

Simi's Tailoring Studio & Tuxedo Rentals 
248.666.1014
Mon-Fri 1:30-6pm 
Sat 12-5pm
Sun - closed or by appointment

1755 Sherwin Court Suite #1, Waterford MI 48327

siminorama@gmail.com 

Kelly's Sewing Parlor
248.634.5877
Mon-Fri 10-5
Sat 10-4
Closed Thurs & Sun 

104 East Maple Street Suite #3, Holly MI 48842


If you have a good review you would like us to know about, or otherwise, please feel free to comment on this blog post or email us at somethingblue4u@gmail.com! 

"Plus-Size"

Plus size, fuller figured, curvy . . . fashion designers can call it what they will . . . but the fact remains that the average size for American women is size 14 and up.

At Something Blue Bridal Boutique we have curated a nice selection of bridal gowns sizes 14 and up and I just wanted to quickly show that even though we will continue to order larger samples that we can still accommodate a range of sizes.

The gown below is a gorgeous blush toned Forever Yours bridal gown in a size 18. I threw it on the size 6 dress form to show that it can be clamped down and fit a size 6 dress form.

Same dress . . .


Something Blue Bridal Boutique 
211 South Saginaw Street | Holly, Michigan | 48442
248.634.4500 | www.somethingblue4u.com 

Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo 
Modern Vintage by Alfred Angelo 
Alfred Angelo Collection & Alfred Angelo Sapphire 
Forever Yours Bridal International 
Disney Fairy Tale Weddings Maidens 
Modern Vintage Bridesmaids 
Alfred Angelo & Forever Yours Maids, Juniors & Flower Girl 

the ultimate maids gown | something blue bridal boutique, holly michigan


I was so excited when I saw this gown at Market last fall! 

A gown that finally gives you & your maids some real options . . . 



And now that I'm thinking about it - you can also order this gown floor length! {{additional fee}} 

The belts can also be ordered on their own should a bride need one to dress up her gown as well! $39 - $59

I love all of our new 2012 Forever Yours inventory! Can't wait to post more about everything that has been added to the boutique in the last couple months! 

Editorial | Something Blue Bridal Boutique, Holly Michigan


WeddingWire asked us to share our top three pieces of advice to brides who are gown shopping. 

What do we wish brides knew before stepping foot in your salon & what pieces of information do I feel like I'm sharing with brides over & over again?

. . . HERE'S WHAT I HAD TO SHARE . . . 

1} Be VERY open to styles outside of your comfort zone. All too often I hear "I DO NOT want lace" -or- "NO big princess gowns for me!" . . . But I always try to advise that we wait to judge the fabric or cut until it's on your actual body. Sometimes it's more about how a gown feels once it's on as opposed to what makes up the gown. If you feel sexy & ready to walk down the aisle, then a style that once made you apprehensive may be just the ticket!
 
2} Listen to YOUR gut. It can be very overwhelming hearing what your entourage thinks about every little detail of each gown you try on. What one friend might dislike about a gown might be the one thing you really love! Often I see brides start to doubt their selection. I never want a bride slipping into her gown on her wedding day and still thinking about another gown that was really for her.

3} Don't put your gown at the bottom of your budget. I hear a lot . . . "We've already paid for the venue & catering & we're running out of budget . . . besides, I'm only wearing it for a couple hours!" While it is a few hours that can go by very quickly, your venue & food are also fleeting. All eyes will be on the happy couple & your gown all evening . . . and don't forget that your wedding photos will last a lifetime! Make sure you're in "the gown" that you'll love looking back on time & time again!


What's some advice you've learned along the way? 

Please share by commenting below & we will share on Facebook! 

-Nicole



Brides Choice Awards | Something Blue Bridal Boutique, Holly MI

We're honored to announce that we have been chosen as one of Wedding Wire's Brides Choice Awards 2012


Disney Princess Collection at Something Blue Bridal Boutique, Holly Michigan

This past week, Sarah & I had an inspiring consult with Alfred Angelo's marketing department. It was nice to have Kathy come out and personally visit our boutique, give critiques & inspire us into big improvements for the upcoming season! 

The first of which . . . we have be given the good ahead to carry Alfred Angelo's Disney Princess Collection! 

Their 2nd Collection of Disney Princess gowns will arrive at Something Blue Bridal Boutique after the New Year! 

The boutique never ceases to amaze me with the 'life-of-its-own' it has taken on! Not every store that requests this line is approved, as there are strict parameter restrictions set in place, so our Rep was very excited to finally say YES! to our request, as she has had to turn many stores down. We are very lucky & excited to be a part of such a line that is inspired by every little girls dreams!

Shown below is a sneak peek of what's to come! 


Photos courtesy of Heart Love Weddings by Alexandra Beauregard
Alfred Angelo 2012 Disney Collections, Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo Style 214/Rapunzel, Disney Veil Style 104L
{Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo Style 214/Rapunzel} Asymmetric Draped Taffeta Gown with Twisted Pick-up Skirt, Floral Belt with Pearls & Crystals, Chapel Train. Shown in Diamond White.
Alfred Angelo 2012 Disney Collections, Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo Style 215/Jasmine
{Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo Style 215/Jasmine} Soft Shimmer Organza Gown with Elongated Bodice, Jewel Encrusted Neckline and Multi-Tiered Ruffle Skirt, Semi-Cathedral Train. Shown in Ivory/Silver.
Alfred Angelo 2012 Disney Collections, Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo Style 211 Snow White
{Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo Style 211 Snow White} Ball gown with Folded Satin Bodice, Asymmetric Tulle Pick-Up Skirt with Self Fabric Flowers & Re-embroidered Lace Vine Motifs, Chapel Train. Shown in Ivory.
Alfred Angelo 2012 Disney Collections, Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo Style 216/Cinderella
{Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo Style 216/Cinderella} Strapless Form Fitting Gown with Elongated Embroidered Lace Bodice, Metallic Accents, Triple Layer Tulle Skirt, Semi-Cathedral Train. Shown in Ivory.
Alfred Angelo 2012 Disney Collections, Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo Style 210/Ariel
{Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo Style 210/Ariel} One Shoulder Taffeta Gown with Cascading Organza Ruffles, Self Fabric Flowers & Feather Accents, Semi-Cathedral Train. Shown in Diamond White.
Alfred Angelo 2012 Disney Collections, Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo Style 218 Sleeping Beauty
{Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo Style 218 Sleeping Beauty} Gently Draped Asymmetric Organza Fit and Flare Gown, Metallic Embroidered Waist Motif with Self Fabric Rose Inspired Flowers, Chapel Train. Shown in Rose/Metallic.
Alfred Angelo 2012 Disney Collections, Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo Style 212/Tiana, Disney Veil Collection Style 106
{Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo Style 212/Tiana} Draped Satin Mermaid Gown with Lace and Crystal Sweetheart Neckline, Organza Rosette Pick-Up Skirt, Chapel Train. Shown in Ivory.
Alfred Angelo 2012 Disney Collections, Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo Style 217/Belle
{Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo Style 217/Belle} Jewel Encrusted Corset Bodice with Metallic Accents, Asymmetric Horsehair Grand Tiered Ball Gown Skirt, Chapel Train. Shown in Ivory/Metallic.

MAIDS 

Alfred Angelo 2012 Disney Collections, Disney Royal Maiden Style 505, Disney Royal Maiden Style 508

{Disney Royal Maidens by Alfred Angelo Style 505} Fit and Flare Satin Dress with Contrast Belt. Shown in Loves First Blush/Black.
{Disney Royal Maidens by Alfred Angelo Style 508} One Shoulder Satin Sheath with Cascading Ruffle. Shown in Loves First Blush.
Alfred Angelo 2012 Disney Collections, Disney Royal Maiden Style 507, Disney Royal Maiden Style 503
{Disney Royal Maidens by Alfred Angelo Style 507} Satin Cocktail Length Dress with Asymmetric Ruffle Hem. Shown in Moonlight Waltz.
{Disney Royal Maidens by Alfred Angelo Style 503} Satin Ball Gown with Draped Bodice. Shown in Moonlight Waltz.
Alfred Angelo 2012 Disney Collections, Disney Royal Maiden Style 501, Disney Royal Maiden Style 502
{Disney Royal Maidens by Alfred Angelo Style 501} Luxe Taffeta Cocktail Length Dress with Pick-Up Skirt. Shown in Enchanted Glow.
{Disney Royal Maidens by Alfred Angelo Style 502} Luxe Taffeta Cocktail Length Dress with Cummerbund & Self Fabric Flower and Crystal Accents. Shown in Ever After.
Alfred Angelo 2012 Disney Collections, Disney Royal Maiden Style 506S, Disney Royal Maiden Style 504

{Disney Royal Maidens by Alfred Angelo Style 506S} Satin Cocktail Length Dress with Asymmetric Dropped Waist. Shown in Charcoal.
{Disney Royal Maidens by Alfred Angelo Style 504} Chiffon Cocktail Length Dress, with Shirred Neckline & Skirt, Satin Waist Band & flower Detail. Shown in Charcoal.

Which gown is your favorite!?

New Inventory | Something Blue Bridal Boutique, Holly MI

This gown just arrived today!!! 

It is so whimsy & lovely! Love that you can order the sash in over 60 colors . . . OR order this fun gown in tea length - for all you posh brides! 

{Our sample is floor length with the same colored sash shown}

This is a gown that looks amazing just the way it is . . . or we can really kick it up with a huge crinoline! 

Call Something Blue today for more information on this gown! 248-634-4500

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