'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

All gowns and accessories shown by appointment 

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Alfred Angelo Ariel 
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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