Sample Sale– November 29-30
Posted on 11/6/13
White Friday at Something BLUE! Celebrate your new engagement and save $$$ on your wedding gown! November 29 noon-5 and November 30 10-5 is our Fall Sample Sale! The first 10 brides will receive an extra 25% off their Sample Sale gowns! Dresses available from 25-50% off original prices! LOTS of styles in a variety of sizes available. Here’s a sneak peek:
Bubbles and Baubles– November 21st
Posted on 11/4/13
Join us on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 4:00-7:00 as we sip champagne and shop for jewelry and accessories! Enjoy 15% off your full price jewelry purchases–and see our latest addition to Something BLUE’s accessory collection–Malis Henderson!
From Canada, Malis Henderson designs trendy and elegant veils and jewelry. You’ve seen her designs on the runways of Allure, Justin Alexander and many other designers and their ad photos–now see them at Something BLUE! Of course, we’ll have all our other accessory lines available as well–Belaire, Giselle, Erica Koesler, Peace Love Bride, Haute Bride…
Bride of the Month–Our Very First!
Posted on 10/21/13
Kaysie Creech Eddleman will always have a special place at Something BLUE. We opened our doors in January, 2012 and nervously waited for our first customers to come in to shop. Kaysie was the very first bride to visit the store. She tried on gowns–to be honest, we didn’t have an extremely large number at that point. She found a dress that she loved and we registered her choice and she returned to college.
Time went by and other brides began shopping at our store and referring their friends to us. We sold our first wedding gowns and lots of prom dresses. Kaysie came back and ordered her dress–and we celebrated again our first bride to try on gowns! Kaysie chose a Casablanca gown of beautifully beaded re-embroidered Alencon lace. Her dress featured a classic Sabrina neckline and a dramatic sheer lace back with a chapel length train.
More time went by and the time came for Kaysie’s big day. She got married at Oakwind in Alvin on January 5, 2013.
I need to share a few general notes at this point. First of all, to make these posts a bit more “user-friendly” we have decided to follow a question and answer format…jammed packed with lots of beautiful wedding photos, of course! And secondly, all of the below photos were shared with us by Kaysie.
What was the most memorable moment of your wedding day?
The most memorable moment of our wedding day was during the ceremony. Shortly after my dad gave me away, the pastor told Shayne and I to turn around and just look at all the people who came out to support us in the beginning of our journey together. It melted my heart to see all of our loved ones there- just for us. It was so nice to have a few moments just to take everything in.
If you could relive your day again, what would you do differently?
Our wedding day was perfect and the only thing I would change was something that was completely out of our control- the rain. We had an outdoor ceremony planned with the reception inside the barn. However, it rained the entire day. My only “regret” is that all of our photos had to be taken inside. The grounds at Oakwind are beautiful and I love sunshine so it was disappointing to miss out on that.
What advice would you give to future brides?
My advice to future brides would be to decide what things are a priority and what are not. Pinterest gives us unreasonable expectations of what our wedding should look like, so pick the things that are most important to you. Also, when your big day arrives trust all the planning and preparations you have done and allow yourself to relax and enjoy every second of it! A good day-of coordinator will make this easy to do!
Gigi’s Chocolate Fudge
Posted on 9/4/13
Here in the South, food is a part of every celebration. Our family has many favorites– Thanksgiving wouldn’t be right without Nutty Yam Bake, for instance. Most of the recipes are from my mom’s vast collection. Here’s the fudge recipe that is part of every Christmas party. It’s ferfect for these adorable fudgy favors.
Gigi’s Chocolate Fudge~
2 1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
2 Tablespoons butter
1/4 Teaspoon salt
1- 7oz. marshmallow fluff
1- 12oz. package semi sweet chocolate chips
1 Teaspoon vanilla
-Combine sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt in medium sauce pan. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat stirring constantly, for 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in marshmallow fluff , chocolate chips and vanilla. Stir vigorously for 1 minute or until chocolate chips are melted. Pour into 8 inch square buttered pan. Let cool and enjoy!
End of Summer Musings… and Prom Trends!
Posted on 8/18/13
It’s hard to believe that the summer is nearly over and school is beginning. Time has flown by! Here at Something BLUE we had dozens of projects for the quiet of summer—but this summer wasn’t quiet! We are so grateful that we were so busy—but we do feel like we are more behind than ever with our projects.
Rebekah just got back from prom market in Atlanta. She and Thomas bought scores of amazing gowns. I can’t wait to see them all! They found some stunning Homecoming dresses—which should be arriving soon. Keep an eye on our Facebook so that you know when they arrive.
Prom 2014 is going to be better than ever. Lots of lace, beading and pearls. But most of all—dramatic backs! The colors that you’ll see are gold, mint, rosewater, and pastels of all sorts. Ball gowns are making a comeback—and we are getting in some wonderful gowns to bring out the princess in you!