It’s bridal market time!

The National Bridal Market is held twice a year at the grand Merchandise Mart in Chicago.

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We have attended this 4-day event for the past several years which gets us super excited about what we do and ensures that our shop features the latest styles and trends for the upcoming wedding season for you, our beautiful brides.

Some highlights::  IMG_0329On our first day we were honored to meet Alfred Angelo‘s chief creative director, Michele Piccione (L) and talk shop with our wonderful sales rep, Karleen Sucher (R).



We also had a chance to catch up with one of our accessories designer, Barbara at Simply Charming shown here with her intern (L) and Joyce (C).





There’s more to come… fun videos and sneak peeks on some of the gorgeous styles which will be available at the boutique starting in January 2014.  We CANNOT WAIT to share with you our newest line which is simply amazing!  Stay tuned 🙂


Mid-year SALE time! (aka 40% OFF time!)


It’s that time again!  The Bridal Boutique is now taking pre-orders for our Mid-year Sale.

Quick tips:

1) Call 597-8893 to make an appointment for a consultation prior to August 11th to choose your dream wedding gown or bridesmaid dresses… or all your wedding day attire.

2) After your consultation, pick a time slot on Sunday, August 11th between 10am-4pm to swing by The Bridal Boutique to pay for your order.

3) Best part (drum roll, please!)…  check “shop for wedding dress” off your to-do list.

Things to Note:

1) The Bridal Boutique is conveniently open 6 days a week:  Mon, Wed-Fri 11a-6p and Sat-Sun 10a-4p.  We are closed on Tuesdays.

2) The 40% discount cannot be combined with any other promotion or special.  It also cannot be applied to the Disney Fairy Tales collection or consignment items.

3) Sorry, there are NO exceptions to the 40% off sale day/time.  August 11th, 10a-4p only.  Must be in line to score the discount!  In all fairness to brides around the world, NO 40% DISCOUNT WILL BE GIVEN BEFORE THE EVENT DATE.

Wait… there’s more!  In addition to the beautiful selection we already have in stock, we will be hosting an Alfred Angelo Bridal trunk show the week before our Mid-year Sale.

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You will have the opportunity to view and try on the 20 styles featured above from Alfred Angelo’s Collection, Sapphire, and Modern Vintage lines.  AND yes, they are eligible for the discount 🙂

If you crave more info, check out our website or Facebook for the most current news!

Update: Casablanca Trunk Show – August 26

Attn Brides! If you have not signed up for the Casablanca Trunk Show, Sunday (8/26) would be a GREAT day to come! Meet a few of our friends who will be joining us on the 26th. Exclusive offers available during the 3-day trunk show are noted below 🙂

Live Adorned – Vintage Chic Handmade Accessories [save 10% on any Live Adorned item]

* DJ Kevo of Sounds, Etc [book DJ Kevo for your wedding and get a free custom Monogram ($200 value) with any DJ package]

* Free Spirits #Mobile Bartending [book Free Spirits for your wedding and receive 10% off professional bartending services]

Also, we will be having a drawing (ALL 3 DAYS)!

Enter to win a beautiful wedding accessory set when you order your bridal gown at the trunk show!

** $350 value, no substitutions. Choose the ribbon color to match your wedding. One entry per bride. Good luck 🙂 **

Meet Alfred Angelo Head Designer Michael Shettel!

EXCITING NEWS! Alfred Angelo Bridal‘s Head Designer, Michael Shettel, will be in our store on Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 12pm-4pm with his latest bridal gown collection.

You can shop with Michael to find your perfect wedding dress for your special day! –>

STAY TUNED to find out more about this VERY EXCLUSIVE event!

WorkSHOP, Cafe Style

What a great evening last night here at The Bridal Boutique for The Wedding Cafe Wednesday Night Workshop!  Definitely more SHOP than work 🙂

Shout out and kudos to Phil’s Tux Shop, Mellow Antiques, Prestige Valet, Mystical Sounds, Kai Media, Kris Labang Photography, and our two brides: Tracy Fermin and Melissa Agsalda who helped us at the register.

BIG THANKS to Bryson Dang & Kayla Asing for running the show; wedding belles – Alyssa Kong, Heather Tom, & Aly Iha for working the floor; and Yee Mei Ho and Hong for fitting our brides in the dressing room.

If you want to be in the know for next time (we’re talkin’ 40% off!), sign up for The Wedding Cafe’s Love Notes.

We are extremely grateful for everyone’s contribution to another successful TWC event.

❤  J&C

Special mention!… KHON2 was at the Boutique on sale night. Check out the news story here –>

Cherry Blossom Festival

The Bridal Boutique was honored to have played a small part in this year’s Cherry Blossom Festival contestant reception & fashion show at Waterfront Aloha Tower Marketplace on March 7th.  Thanks to Co-chair Merrissa Uchimura for thinking of us!  We’re so glad to have been able to outfit all the beautiful contestants for the fashion show finale.  Allison Izu Song, fashion show coordinator, was a pleasure to work with. We had a blast watching her in action at the boutique with her great sense of style.

Congratulations to all the participants and to the co-chairs for organizing a very successful event.

hi cecilia & joyce:

thank you so much for allowing me to pull looks from your boutique,

it was great to have you as the finale!  (and it was great to have you both at the fashion show too!)

thanks also for letting us take over your boutique for fittings and craziness!  i truly appreciate it!

good luck with everything, keep in touch . . .