Wednesday, November 18, 2009

E.G. Couture: Now Open!

Your New Destination for Wedding Accessories!

We are excited to announce that we're partnering with a brand new boutique, E.G. Couture. Located in historic downtown Matthews, E.G. Couture specializes in consignment bridal gowns and wedding accessories of all types.

It seems that we hear the same inquiry too often - where can I go to find accessories like ring pillows, toasting flutes, flower girl baskets, and garters? We are so pleased to finally have an answer! With a unique collection of accessories at a wide variety of prices, E.G. Couture is a must-visit for any or all of the items on your bridal checklist, including:

- Garters

- Ring bearer pillows and flower girl baskets

- Toasting flutes and cake-serving sets

- Cake toppers (including monogrammed designs!)

- Jewelry

- Stationary

- Tiaras, Combs, and other headpieces

- Handmade Leather Albums (for guest books or photos)

- "Bride" accessories (koozies, panties, and more)

Additionally, E.G. Couture will be offering consignment service for new or gently worn bridal gowns. If you're searching for a great deal on a designer gown, or have a gown you'd like to sell, please contact Shea at E.G. Couture for more details and to set up an appointment.

In the coming months, new products will be added - including more extensive stationary and invitation offerings, as well as men's accessories and gifts. Please leave E.G. Couture a comment on their blog and let them know what you'd like to see in the sop! (

E.G. Couture is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00am to 7:00pm. Stop by to view the collection!

Happy Planning!

Winter Sample Sale

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Lea-Ann Belter Trunk Show, November 5-7

We are thrilled to be hosting a Lea-Ann Belter trunk show starting tomorrow! We will be receiving the gowns in early afternoon, and they will be on display through the end of the weekend. Special pricing will be offered on Lea-Ann Belter gowns during the trunk show as well as great incentives on jewelry, veils, shoes and accessories.

Be one of the first to try on gowns from the latest collection! We have a few spots left. Give us a call! 704.372.0082

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fashion Show!

We are so excited about traveling to NYC this weekend for Bridal Market. Going to market is one of the most exciting parts of being in the business. We will get to see all the fashion shows from some of the top bridal gown designers.

Melissa Sweet and Priscilla of Boston will be offering a live feed of their runway show Saturday evening. The show will start at 7pm, but you can log in earlier for a preshow event. Here's the official release from Melissa and Priscilla with the links to get to the show. We hope you enjoy watching the latest trends come down the runway. (oh.. and be sure to look for us!!)


On October 17 2009, Condé Nast's premier bridal destination ( will be presenting a Bridal Fashion Week marquee event, a two-hour live runway show Web stream with simultaneous Twitter and Facebook display featuring the Fall 2010 collection from the Priscilla of Boston design group. Our team is extremely excited to partner with again this season to stream LIVE our NYC runway show and be able to add unique social media elements to the mix this season to enhance the bride-to-be's experience.

We invite you to log into to view the fashion event LIVE this Saturday evening. By logging on at 6:30pm EST (3:30pm PST) for the pre-show, users will gain exclusive access into the backstage world of this major New York City bridal fashion show, as senior editor Anne Chertoff interviews Priscilla of Boston designers, hair and make-up stylists, and models.

Then, at 7:00pm EST (4:00pm PST), the fashion spectacular will be streamed live via three cameras to capture the runway, plus the scene backstage, allowing brides-to-be an exclusive preview of the newest gowns from Priscilla of Boston. You can also find the link to the LIVE show on the Priscilla of Boston website at

Throughout the show visitors will be able to chat with other brides-to-be, receive insider tips from editors and win a designer gown and many other prizes.

Thank you in advance for your support, and please feel free to pass this email along to any friends/family that may be interested.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Our boutique was chosen by Alvina Valenta to house 15 samples for the next month. We are so excited to be able to offer such a large selection of Alvina gowns to our brides. The gowns arrived this morning, and they are stunning. There is so much variety among the gowns. Alvina is known for her beautiful lace, simple silhouettes, and hand beaded details. These elements can be found throughout her collection.

The gowns will be here through the end of October. Give us a call if you'd like to come in to see these gowns as well as our full bridal collection. 704-372-0082.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

so much to share!

We've had a full schedule of trunk shows over the past few months. This past weekend we hosted a joint Melissa Sweet and Priscilla of Boston trunk show. The gowns were stunning, the brides were awesome and we are so excited for those brides who found their dream gown during the trunk show!

Now that trunk show season is winding down (only 2 left!) we are looking to what's next. In October top designers will showcase their 2010 collections. We are so excited to see what's next for bridal. It's always exciting to see the new trends and styles for the new year.

Alvina Valenta has a new designer joining their team this season, Jessica Williams. Alvina Valenta is a strong bridal collection with a history of presenting timeless beauties to the bridal world. We are looking forward to seeing what Jessica has to offer. Here is the press release from Alvina Valenta naming Jessica as the new head designer. (click image to enlarge for easier reading)

Lea-Ann Belter was kind enough to offer a sneak peak of her newest collection. Lea-Ann Belter is know for her classic silhouettes, beautiful lace details and couture fits. We will be hosting a trunk show for Lea-Ann Belter November 6-7. While these newest gowns will not be available until next spring, we will be showcasing gowns from past collections during the trunk show. For those who are a fan of the Time Traveler's Wife.. Lea-Ann designed the gown worn by Rachel McAdams in the film. This gown will be available for try on during the trunk show!

Here's the sneak peak of the newest collection. We can't wait to see these gowns in person. It is sure to please!

Our next trunk show is for Lazaro Bridal October 22-24. We are already halfway booked for this trunk show. Give us a call if you'd like to attend!! 704.372.0082

Thursday, September 24, 2009

We need your feedback!

We are currently testing out a new designer. Kiribilla is a Califorinia based designer who creates "classically feminine dresses with a touch of flair." The dresses can be used as bridesmaid dresses, a cute luncheon dress or for your rehearsal. We have a few of the dresses her to sample in our store. Prices seem to range from about $350-$420. Please help us make our decision. We would love to hear your feedback!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

We are definitely in the middle of trunk show season! We have several upcoming trunk shows featuring our top designers.

Next weekend we will host a joint Melissa Sweet and Priscilla of Boston trunk show. Our Priscilla of Boston rep, Jessica, will be here at the store next weekend to talk to brides more about the gowns and help with any questions. It is sure to be a great weekend! Give us a call if you'd like to attend.

Currently, we are hosting an Alvina Valenta trunk show. We've received some great gowns from Alvina and are very excited about her selection. We still have some appointments left for Saturday. Please give us a call if you're interested in attending this trunk show or any other upcoming shows! 704.372.0082

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Alvina Valenta Trunk Show: This Weekend

Alvina Valenta gowns portray timeless elegance, sophistication, as well as attention to detail and fit; everything that Alvina Valenta is known for. Over the next week we will be hosting our first ever Alvina Valenta trunk show. The gowns will be arriving tomorrow! Whether you're going for classic sophisticated, fun and flirty, or sleek and slim, Alvina is sure to have a gown for you!

During the trunk show we will be offering 10% off any gown order from the Alvina Valenta Collection. With the purchase of a gown during the trunk show you will also receive 20% off all bridal accessories.

The trunk show will run from Sept. 10 through Sept. 19. Please call if you'd like to set up appointment! We are booked for this Saturday, but still have spots left for weekdays and next Saturday. All brides coming for a Saturday appointment will receive a special treat from Sunflower Bakery. We look forward to meeting you soon!


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Little White Dress

Brides who think long flowy layers and big tulle skirts are a thing of the past often opt for a short gown. The short bridal gown trend has blown up in recent years, and designers are sending more short gowns down the runway.

Several of our designers offer short gowns. Romona Keveza offers a variety of short gowns within her Legends collection. Brides have the choice between classic silhouettes of full lace and more fashion forward styles featuring crumb catcher necklines and bubbly hems.

"Cancun" by Watters Brides has been a popular choice among brides. The flower appliques give this gown a fun and unique look. It's light weight fabric and flowly silhouette offers brides the upmost comfort.

Melissa Sweet offers fun and stylish gowns for the modern bride.

Not ready to give up your floor length gown? Some brides opt for a more traditional look for the ceremony and change for the reception. Your guests are sure to be shocked when you arrive ready to dance the night away in your little white dress!

From fun and flirty ruffles to sleek sophisticated silhouettes, the little white dress is sure to be a big hit this season.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Watters & Watters Trunk Show

This weekend we will host our first Watters Brides Trunk Show. The gowns will be arriving Wednesday, and will showcase the newest collection. Watters Brides offers modern sophisticated gowns for a great price.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Romona Keveza Trunk Show

We will be hosting a Romona Keveza trunk show this weekend. The trunk show will feature gowns from Romona's Couture Collection as well as her Legends Collection. We are really excited for this trunk show since it will be the first time we will showcase the Legends and Couture Collections together.

We received the trunks for the Couture Collection this morning. Here are some snap shots as we unpack the trunks.

The trunks as they arrived.

Romona offers some great sash and beaded belt options. She sent an entire box full of trims, brooches and flower for brides to try.

We still have some appointments available for the trunk show on Friday. Give us a call if you'd like to attend! 704-372-0082. Our fabulous Romona Keveza rep, Michelle, will also be here to answer and questions and help with gown customizations.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Sample Sale!!!

For those brides with short engagements, or for those who simply want a great deal, come check out our newly stocked sample sale room!

We've added lots of inventory this past week to our sample sale room. You will find gowns marked 50-75% off from some of our top designers. The gowns are sample size 8-12. Here's a sneak peak at some of the gowns included in the sample sale.

We recently added these great shoes from Grazia to the sample sale.

To set up an appointment to come in to try on gowns, please give us a call at 704.372.0082.

Friday, August 7, 2009

New Stock!

New stock pieces have been arriving daily. We are so excited about everything that has come in recently! Just yesterday we received two new stock pieces, one from Lazaro and one from Alvina Valenta. Below is our beautiful consultant, Heidi, modeling our newest piece from Lazaro!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Feature on

One of our brides, Sammi, was featured today on the cover of! Sammi and Brent were married in Anguilla this past March. Sammi wore a gown by Lazaro. The couple took along photographer Kristin Vining to capture their big day! Visit to read more about Sammi and Brent!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Almost There!

The construction is finished, and we are only a few weeks away from our new expansion being complete! We are very excited about revealing our new space which will house our bridesmaid and mothers-of collections. Here are some pictures from the past week of construction, including a sneak peak picture of the new space:

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Just a Taste....

Here's a peek at one of J. Major's bride Elizabeth's formal portraits. The former Miss Postma chose a gorgeous Priscilla of Boston ballgown and paired it with a cathedral-length lace edged veil from Cheryl King Couture.

We can hardly wait to see more from the April wedding at DeBordieu Island, and hear about the fabulous honeymoon to France. Congratulations, Tizz and Ease!!!

Congratulations Hillary!

We just love these photos of our bride Hillary, who was married in May.
Thanks so much to Katy Cook Photography for capturing such amazing shots.
Please enjoy!