Thursday, May 28, 2009

Harley Davidson Wedding Show

Lights, Cameras, Fashion

We just had the wedding show at the Harley Davidson Museum put on by the Wedding Planner and Guide and it was a blast. First of all I have never been to the Harley Museum, and although I have never been into motorcylces, I was thoroughly impressed! Whoever designed the venue and museum did a great job. They mixed industrial, with modern, and added a touch of chic to come up with an amazing location for parties and weddings, as well as for everyone that is crazy about Harley's.

The wedding show itself was a huge success and it was great to see everyone play up the Harley colors and theme and mix it with the elegance of bridal fashions. We decided to add a little playfulness to our booth for this show with the use of the Harley black and orange and then adding the top color of the season PINK!

I think everyone that came to the show was relaxed because of the atmosphere that was made from the venue. And everyone stayed a bit longer than normal to chat up what fashions are hottest right now.

I was so excited to see what the Fashion Show would look like. We had our veil designer make some amazing new one of a kind veils and headpieces specifically for this show and I couldn't wait to see how the model worked those and our dresses on the runway. (Last minute change, the day before the show our model was changed! So it was a bit stressful to refit her the day of, but I loved how she worked the runway! She was amazing and so nice.)

The fashions shown for the night were a mix of couture and traditional bridal. We wanted to introduce the new look for 2010 in a way that knocked peoples socks off, and show off the new cage veils that are so hot right now. Of course we had to celebrate the Harley traditions as well, so we introduced the newest fashions with touches of Black, Orange, and off course a bit of Pink!

The Fashion show went off without a hitch, (that's without talking about the behind the scenes craziness!) The music and beat was perfect for the theme and attitude of the show, and the models strutted their stuff like there was no tomorrow! We saw color, ruffles, flirty bridesmaids, and simplistic bridals. I felt like I was in New York watching the fashion shows during Fashion Week.

The bridal industry is blowing up for 2010 with amazing colors, couture fit gowns, and elegant but laid back wedding themes. We love that people are focusing on the happiness of the day and not getting caught up in making it all "perfect". Brides want a dress that fits their personality and it doesn't matter if it's the newest trend or not. Bridesmaids are wearing their dresses again, (Yes, you better believe it!) and the men are looking less made up and more handsome than ever.
The Harley Bridal Show gave us a glimpse into the trends and fashions of 2010, not only for gowns, but in table trends, journalistic photography, and the newest way that brides are stepping back and letting things happen. The Industry is abuzz with excitement of the upcoming season, and we can't wait to see it all come together!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Amelishan reviews The Morning Blend Wedding

The wedding was beautiful and we couldn't have asked for things to go any smoother than they did. Melissa glowed all night and Vache was such a handsome groom. We had a blast sponsoring the bride and her bridesmaids and I am sad to see it all come to an end. We want to wish Melissa and Vache the best of happiness and many years of love. We also would like to thank Channel 4 and The Morning Blend for having us be a part of this unique and wonderful experience!

Click here to view Amelishan on The Morning Blend and to see shots and footage of the wedding

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Morning Blend Wedding Was Friday!

Melissa and Vache are finally married!! Last night, Friday May 15th, Melissa and Vache (the winners of The Morning Blend Throws a Wedding) got married at the Titanic Exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Everything was beautiful!

Here I am getting started with the dresses

Here Roxanne and I are with the Mom's and two soon to be sister in laws

The day started at 3:00 getting all of the girls ready, Jennifer, Krista, Stephanie, Silva, and Sosi. They were a blast! All of them were so nice and easy to work with. A brides dream! The dresses looked so beautiful on the bridesmaids, and the color was amazing with the flowers. The mothers looked wonderful in their dresses which were very flattering on them both. Recommendations for brides and bridesmaids: Hollywood double sided tape is amazing for "just in case" situations. (Keep it in your clutch for touch ups.)

After Melissa and her bridesmaids finished getting ready we headed up to the Rainforest section of the Museum to get started on photos. How fun! Melissa is going to have amazing wedding photos due to all of the wonderful backdrops in the museum. We then went into the dinosaur exhibit to take photos in front of the T-Rex eating the other dinosaur exhibit. The photos turned out great and everyone looked amazing in them.

Alison and Molly Faye

Here I am with the beautiful Bride

Melissa with her mom and sister

We went back to the fitting room to see how Jennifer's daughter Hailey, the flower girl, was doing getting dressed and made up. She was adorable and was so good throughout the night. Alison and Molly Faye stopped in to see how everyone was doing and we had a quick chance to take some photos with them. The girl's made all of the needed last minute adjustments and then we were off to the titanic exhibit for the ceremony.

I wasn't able to take any photos during the ceremony, but it was beautiful and so touching. The ceremony was held right in the Titanic exhibit and the quests chairs were seated amongst the cases of artifacts from the wreck of the Titanic. Immediately following the ceremony Melissa and Vache were interviewed by Alison and Molly Faye from The Morning Blend. They then interviewed Grandma Rose, she was the sweetest thing ever. It was her father that was a Third Class survivor on the Titanic! Amazing and romantic story of survival and searching for loved ones!

The guests were then invited to finish the tour of the Titanic exhibit and at the end we all gathered for a traditional Sipper toast to congratulate the newly married couple. While the guests toured the museum and had hors devours and drinks. We finished up the photos and took some of the family in the Streets of Old Milwaukee. The cake cutting proceeded that and then the prayer.

Jennifer and I then proceeded to bustle Melissa's dress. The alterations and bustle were done by Perfect Fittings and looked beautiful. Melissa was a good sport with standing and being patient with me because at that point her feet hurt really bad and she was ready to sit down and eat. I also discovered I have to start lifting heavier weights because my arms got tired from bustling the dress. Great!

The food was great. I sat at the table with the Hosts, Producers, and camera crew from channel 4's The Morning Blend and they were so pleasant to talk to. I love doing work with them because they are all down to earth "real people". A lot of people were coming by our table to get their pictures taken with Molly Faye and Alison. And they were great sports about it. Melissa and Vache were making their rounds to say hi to everyone. They were so thankful for all that Amelishan and all of the other vendors gave them. I have never worked with such a grateful and worthy couple and I am truly so happy for them!

Alison, Me, Melissa, and Molly Faye

After dinner they cleared the tables for the dance floor. The first dance of the night was the traditional Armenian Bride and Groom dance. It was so fun to watch and everyone there knew how to do it! I have never seen this tradition and it was so amazing to be a part of. The rest of the night everyone had a blast dancing.

Melissa and Vache glowed the entire day! You could tell how in love they were, it just radiated from them. I was exhausted by the end of the day, but in a good way! I was so fortunate to be part of this couples day and part of this unique experience. Tune in Monday May 18th when I will be on The Morning Blend talking about the wedding day. They will also be showing clips of the night and pictures. So you can get a peek at how everything went. You can't miss it!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Amelishan on The Morning Blend

Amelishan appeared on The Morning Blend this morning showcasing the newest trends for Mother's and Social Occasion. We are currently receiving the new styles for Fall 09' and 2010 and love what the designers showed us in Chicago. The styles are fresh and young and the colors are vibrant and fun! With over 800 Social Occasion dresses in stock in sizes 4P to 32W we cater to Mother's that are looking for unique styles and accessories to match for a wedding or special event.

Be sure to check us out again on The Morning Blend Monday May 18th where I will be on giving a recap of how Melissa's (The Morning Blend wedding contest winner) wedding went.

3 Day Mother's Sale: Take an additional 20% off all already reduced Mother's dresses and 10% off regular priced dresses. PLUS take 10% off all accessories with the purchase of your dress. Thursday May 7th through Saturday May 9th.
We will be closed Sunday for Mother's Day!

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