Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Black Friday Specials

Everyone is getting quite excited about our Black Friday Specials.
And we're getting excited too!!
Don't forget to set up an appointment if you are coming in for Bridal, Bridesmaids, or Mothers!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Shop Thursdays To Save

We always try new and different sales and events, and we are really exited to offer our Brides this new offer! Shop for your bridal gown on Thursdays through November to take an additional 10% off all sale bridal gowns. And, yes. We do mean take an additional 10% off, even on top of the additional 25% off of all red/white sale tagged gowns. And yes. We do mean even off of bridal gowns marked $89.00!
This sale is literally too amazing to miss. Especially since you can take the money you save and go Christmas shopping, or buy yourself a pair a great shoes!

Call now for an appointment 262-628-1217

Friday, October 29, 2010

New Shoes - Need I Say More?

We are starting to receive our new shoes, and you know how kids act on Christmas morning? Well you should see everyone here ripping open the boxes of shoes! We are so in love with all of the new styles coming in that I just had to share some pictures of what just came in!

Start Drooling

"Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world"

-Marilyn Monroe

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Liz's Wedding- As Beautiful As We Had All Imagined!

Liz, our lovely Tuxedo Manager got married this past Sunday, and the day couldn't have been more perfect! The wedding was held outside at the Golden Mast with the weather being the kind of weather you dream about for an October wedding. The ceremony was beautiful and once in awhile a gust of wind brought the colorful fall leaves scattering down on the wedding party and guests.

Liz wore an Allure Couture gown, which she kept a secret from us so we would be surprised. And we all were. As soon as I was her walk down the aisle my eyes filled up with tears because she was so radiant. Her makeup was natural with a bit of glam and in her hair she wore a flower on the side and a pouf veil which perfectly accented her hair do.

Her Bridesmaids wore different T-Length gowns by Alfred Angelo in Marine Blue which looked amazing with her accent color of yellow. Her flowers were done by Jo-Mar Floral in Waukesha and to top off all the fun colors the girls all wore yellow shoes. (How fun) The men rented the tuxes 982 Parisian and they all looked so handsome.

I loved some of the personal touches Liz added to her wedding. When we all entered the ceremony the woman were handed a rose from the ushers. And what woman doesn't enjoy receiving a flower? The table centerpieces were tulips and to go along with the theme, each guest was given tulip bulbs to take home. And on each table was an envelope labeled with an anniversary, for example, on our table we had 11 years. Inside the envelope were blank index cards to be filled out with advice for that year of marriage by each person at the table.

The night ended of course by everyone having a blast on the dance floor. And Liz and Andrew were literally glowing all night. You could tell they were so in love and having a blast on their wedding day. And all of the Amelishan crew had a blast too, the day couldn't have been more fun!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Chicago Bridal Market - We Are Inspired!

We love shopping at all of the bridal markets. We always come home completely inspired and ready to move into the next year bringing you style and everything wonderful! It's quite a job when we go, not only are we shopping for 4 full days. We have to widdle down our purchases to bring our customers the best of the best. All the shopaholics out there don't know a thing about shopping until they go to a clothing market! :)

That said we love it! When I step off the elevators at the Chicago Bridal Mart and smell all the new products my stomach starts bubbling with excitement! And we cannot wait to bring you the hottest styles for 2011! Everything is simplified and feminine. Bridal gowns are all about the lines of the body and how they shape to a woman's curves. And clothes right now are all about accenting our curves, no matter if they're big or small! If bridal gowns do have some sparkle it is subtle like in a sash or belt and on the bodice. And it's all about personalization, like adding a unique sash or antique brooch to make it a one of a kind creation!

Bridesmaids are as hot and wearable as they have ever been and we are sighing a relief for that! The hot colors right now are black, teal, and coral. No girl will say no to being a bridesmaids after she sees what 2011 has in store for her! Short, long, and layered and very flattering to any body type. Brides beware, you're girls might look as hot as you do!

And our favorite category. Accessories! Wait until you see the new shoes, combs, and jewelry we have for you! Everyone knows about a woman's obsession with shoes right? Well imagine 4 women at market trying to narrow their shoe choices down to their very favorites. It's near impossible so instead we are bringing you any amazing amount of new trendy wear again shoes that you won't be able to resist (because we couldn't)! And Brides will have more than enough choices of beautiful accessories to finish off her look too!

Let's break it down. What will we be bringing you for 2011?
*A new line of bridal gowns designed by Alfred Angelo inspired by the Disney princesses and trademarked by Disney
*A new line of bridal gowns specifically designed for our store and only available at Amelishan
*Wearable Bridesmaids that will make a girl scream yes to all the duties of a bridesmaid
*To die for accessories
*Young moms dresses that will not show a woman's age, only her style
*And of course we want the men to look as hot as everyone else so we are going to add 8 new tuxedo styles to our collection and beautiful colors to cover all your wedding matching dreams!

-Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Inspire Your Wedding-2010 Emmy Style

It's easy to emulate the style of celebrities, even if you don't have their million dollar budget and a personal stylist. You just have to have a good eye. And the celebrities at the Emmy's this year definitely have a style you want to follow. They represented elegance with a bit of old Hollywood glam. With dresses in neutral colors that made you look at their beauty and accessories and not just the dress.

This year on the red carpet and in bridal it's all about textures. Gone are the days where designers throw every bead and ruffle they could imagine on gowns just to get a statement. Now it's all about fabrics, textures, and how the dresses drape on a woman's body. The perfect fabrics to make this statement with? Taffeta's and silks. They allow for the dress style to speak for itself without anything to distract the eye.

Rosettes. Everywhere I look are rosettes. They create wonderful texture and make a couture statement that only the most confident woman can pull off. The key here is not to add volume to the body, the texture should flow with the contour of the bodies curves. The rosettes are either actual flowers or make of shredded silk, which makes for a soft and romantic look. This is the newest trend for the 2010/2011 season and if you love a different style you'll love this look!

We have been seeing one shoulder gowns on the red carpet for a couple of seasons now and they get more and more beautiful as the seasons go on. This is the perfect look if want something unique but not completely out of the box. You'll find one shoulder bridal gowns available in an array of fabrics such as silk, satin, and taffeta. The key to an amazing look? Toned arms. Because the emphasize is on the upper body, toned arms will complete this look and make it that much more amazing!

Do you have a specific celebrity style that you love? Bring us a picture when you come in to look at bridal gowns and we will help you find the perfect dress for you!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Couture Bridal Gowns At A Fraction Of The Price

Let's face it. If you have an eye for couture Bridal Gowns it can be very difficult to get excited over any other bridal gown! And sometimes couture gowns can be out of your budget, which can be heartbreaking to those of you who love the quality and something "out of the box".

So if you are "one of those girls" now is the perfect time to shop for your bridal gown because we are having a Pronovias and St.Patrick sample sale. For those of you who aren't yet acquainted with this designer, you'll love the quality fabrics, amazing fit, and trendy designs! Price ranges for those dresses in our store usually run from about $900 to $2,000. But during our sample sale you can get them for a fraction of the cost! Perfect for all those couture dreamers out there!

Our sample sale runs the entire month of September and it is just that, a sample sale. So these are gowns that are not reorder-able and you buy right out of the store. Sizes range from 8-22 and we have white and ivory dresses.

Give us a call to set up an appointment 262-628-1217. We would love to help you find your dream dress!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Inspire Your Wedding Fashion - 1940's Powder Room

You can pull inspiration from anywhere, and I mean anywhere, and I would love to see a wedding that was inspired by an old powder room. They were so feminine and dainty. I can imagine a pink and black one, where perfume was dotted on a woman's wrist so delicately, and men kept quiet while a woman took hours to primp. Got the visual?

Lets get inspired!

Sometimes starting the look off with your bridesmaids is inspiring in itself because there are so many options. Choose something feminine with a modern flair such as a sash or belt. But keep the fabrics soft and flowing, kind of like you would imagine the skirt of the makeup vanity being. A high waistline is very 1940's and quite flattering as well.

The bridal gown should embody femininity. Soft fabrics, gorgeous lace, and a body that follows the curves of an hour glass figure. The wonderful thing about lace is that while it is a very traditional fabric, it can have a modern twist to it with three dimensional flowers.
And remember the saying "Why don't I slip into something a bit more comfortable" You can actually take the lace layer off to reveal a sexy char muse slip dress. (pictured below) Perfect for a reception dress!

Include moms in on the picture too! They should have that 1940's look but with a bit of attitude. And talk about not dressing matronly, (which is what we hear from every mom that walks in our door) this dress is anything but! Walk around in this little number with a cocktail and you have the complete look of a 1940's powder room setting!

As for the setting, you can really pick up the look and feel of a vintage powder room here. Adorn the tables in soft cloths of pink, surround the tables with white chairs that have a black ribbon around them. Centerpieces can be really creative, such as vintage perfume bottles or antique picture frames with photos of the couple growing up. And be sure to get the feel going by having Sinatra playing in the background during cocktails and dinner.

Hope your inspired!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Little Black Dress-Every Closets Must Have Item

We all own them. You probably already have 2 or 3 in your closet. But they are a staple to anyone's wardrobe. The Little Black Dress. It can be classic, trendy, or a little bit sexy, and every woman looks great in them.

We've added a section to our store called, The Little Black Dress Section, and it is just that. A section that has the trendiest dresses in black ready for you to purchase right out of the store. No ordering, no measuring. You try on, fall in love, and take home that day to put on a fashion show for all your friends. Their perfect for guest of the wedding, rehearsal dinner, or any other occasion you have to look amazing at! And you can find the perfect accessories that were purchased specifically for your little black dress!

"A girl should be two things: Classy and Fabulous"
-Coco Chanel

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Get Inspired By Chelsea Clinton

Inspiration comes from everywhere. And why not get inspired for your wedding look from someone who has thousands of wedding dress choices at her fingertips? Of course I'm talking about Chelsea Clinton who recently got married in a beautiful Vera Wang gown. This dress embodied the newest trend of texture with an amazing beaded waist band and a voluminous laser cut organza skirt. Of course what makes any Bride beautiful no matter what gown she is wearing is their glow and smile and she did not stop beaming all day.

Has she inspired you yet? If she has we all know that Vera Wang's amazingly gorgeous bridal gowns are a bit out of the normal bridal gown budget. But that doesn't mean you can't find something in your price range that is similar to her look.

Start by looking for dresses that are draped with different textures. Then look for a waist that is cut above your belly button, think 40's housewife's party dress.Then top off the look with an intricately beaded sash or belt. Be open minded about this part, because you can always add a belt if your dream dress doesn't come with one. Alfred Angelo, Mori Lee, and Pronovias make beautiful belts that you can buy separately and add to your dress to finish your ideal look.

Love her look and you have to have it for your wedding day? Get inspired and come in to shop for similar looks like those below. We love when Brides come in with a vision!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Why We're Crazy About Cake Cutter Dresses

Celebrities brought us the trend of the cake cutter dress years ago and it has just started to go main stream. All of us that have already gotten married know how tiring it can be to wear a full bridal gown all night, especially to dance like crazy on the dance floor! It's also so much fun to surprise your guests when you come out wearing a completely different dress after the dinner.

They call them a cake cutter dress because Brides will change into their short "bridal gown" just after dinner and before the cake cutting. Think of Christina Aguilera for her wedding and get inspired for your own look. You can go funky with your style or simple and elegant. But make sure to let your personality shine through!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Amelishan On The Morning Blend

We were featured this morning on The Morning Blend to talk about our huge annual Tent Sale coming up! It starts this Thursday the 29th and runs through Sunday August 1st. Bridal Gowns are as low as $89.00. Mothers, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls are as low as $9.99 and accessories as low as $5.00. It's our biggest clearance of the year as we try to make room for more merchandise in fall. So tell all your friends, they'll love you for it! What woman doesn't appreciate a good sale?!

Click here to view our segment on The Morning Blend