Happy October! We can hardly believe it’s October already, but that means that Fall Wedding Season is here and that makes us super happy for all of our Fall brides and all of the couples who may be getting engaged over the holiday season!

Image: Megan Morales Photography, Dress: Morilee

September was a doozy for us, as we know it was for so many around the Wilmington area, thanks to Hurricane Florence. We were closed for over a week due to the hurricane, but we’re back in business now and have some big things in the works for you!

A lot of wedding vendors and friends were greatly affected by the storm and we have been so proud of the way our little community has pulled together to help those in need. We love giving back so that’s why we’ve decided to donate 10% off all dress purchases during the month of October to local hurricane relief efforts. So by making a purchase at our store, you’re not only helping by shopping local but 10% of your purchase will go directly back into hurricane relief efforts for our area!

Our customers are our top priority for us and we made sure your dresses stayed out of harm’s way during the storm! We had brides expecting their dresses to be ready soon after the storm, so our seamstresses took the dresses home and sewed them by candlelight and generator! Then when one of our seamstresses and co-owners property was flooded in, she had to deliver the dresses by boat!

And while at the boat ramp, co-owner and seamstress, Angela, met a WRAL news reporter, when helping them get their boat unstuck! The news reporter loved our story so much that they decided to interview us about the storm! Check out the clip below!

Here is what one of our Brides, Victoria, had to say about her experience with us during the storm:

“Absolutely amazing from the first appointment until pickup!! These women are so patient, kind, hardworking, and you can tell that they are passionate about their work! I found the perfect dress at my first appointment. They let me create my dream dress and add little things I wanted to make it truly amazing. I will continue to brag about Camille’s forever! I had an appointment to finish up alterations and pickup last Sunday and of course we had the hurricane so I could not go, this amazing woman has hand sewn my dress, in candlelight, in the middle of hurricane Florence, so that I could do a final try on and take home my dress today! It turned out better than I could have ever hoped for! 5 stars all the way!!!! I can’t wait for my wedding day!!!!”

We love to do what we do and we’re so grateful for everyone’s support during this trying time. And a big thank you to Brides.com and Southern Living for sharing our story too! We have lots of new wedding dresses in and military ball dresses marked 50-75% off! We hope to see you in the store this month to raise money for our community!