Sunday, November 28, 2010

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Facebook (1) | The Perfect Dress's Photos - Bridal Spectacular - October 2010

Facebook The Perfect Dress's Photos - Bridal Spectacular - October 2010: "I have to girls look pretty darn good. Thanks to Mark of Distinction who did their hair and make up. Meg Jewelry for creating such beautiful jewelry that we have the smarts to purchase : ) and The Perfect Dress staff for working so hard at putting together the ensembles. I am grateful for Bridal Spectacular for giving us the opportunity to do the show. I am thankful for Dr. Feelgood and their efforts with the music and lighting and Party Apart with the staging. It takes so many people to put a show together and within 20 minutes or so it's over. Thanks for all the hard work from everyone that was involved. I hope you enjoyed the show!"

Monday, October 11, 2010

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Facebook The Perfect Dress: "It's been awhile since our last post. It has been so busy in the store and with the combination of bridal shows and the Chicago bridal market facebook has had to take a back seat! Here is a pic of one gown that we had purchased for the store that we are dying to get in! This dress is the epitome of a fashionable bride."

Sunday, August 29, 2010

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FACEBOOK The Perfect Dress: Sarah's custom bridal gown by The Perfect Dress....When Sarah came to us she new that she wanted a gown that was some sort of "champagne" with a lace overlay. She also wanted a full skirt. She was also inspired by the neckline that Ivanka Trump wore on her wedding day. Sarah had been looking for some time for her dream dress and just couldn't find a gown that met the image in her mind. When she came to The Perfect Dress we were able to take her ideas and utilizing the gowns we did have for a visual guide we were able to order a beautiful custom gown for her. I loved providing Sarah with one-of-a-kind gown that met her vision. It really doesn't get any better than this!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

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The Perfect Dress "Come in to take a look at our newest arrivals! These GORGEOUS new Fall 2010 bridesmaids gowns from Belsoie and B2 have just come in! You won't be disappointed!"

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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Facebook The Perfect Dress: "Thanks to Lance Clark for shooting some footage of our last runway show. The models did a great job and we had a lot of fun! Looking forward to our next show in October at the Bridal Spectacular!

2010 "The Perfect Dress" Runway Show from Lance Clark on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Facebook: The Perfect Dress Behind the scenes: We were asked to provide the cover dress for Wedding Day Magazine and selected Meg Jewelry to perfect this vintage look for our beautiful model Melissa Skeel. Melissa you looked beautiful! Thank you, Wedding Day. You can pick up your complimentary issue of Wedding Day Magazine at The Perfect Dress!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

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MEG JEWELRY TRUNK SHOW Online schedule accepting bookings for MEG Jewelry appointments on Friday, July 30th and July 31st. Visit our website at or call 422-9900 to
book your appointment!

Friday, June 25, 2010

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Facebook The Perfect Dress: "Getting ready for our sample sale tommorow. There is a lot of really great gowns to choose from. Here is a sneak peek at just a few....see you tommorrow!!!"

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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Facebook The Perfect Dress: "Today I had the pleasure of meeting a taleted potter by the name of Gloria Craig. I am inspired to write about her because we share a common thread and that is our passion for our work. Gloria has a special talent that translates into unique gifts which, can be treasured and passed down through generations. I have always been a fan of items or gifts that have meaning behind them. Emerald Forest Pottery 'adds life to the pot' Check out her website at

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Angela Nurans

The most amazing shoes a girl could ask for...

I met Angela of Angela Nuran last year at the Chicago Bridal Market. She stood in her booth with a modest selection of bridal shoes. It didn't really seem to me at the time that she had anything different to offer than any of the other countless shoe vendors. I quickly learned that she is a ballroom dancer who designs the most comfortable wedding shoe on the market.

I couldn't pass up the opportunity to give these beauties a test run. What makes these shoes so wonderful is the comfort details taken from the dance industry combined with style to appeal to the fashion conscious bride. Pure genius! Until you try them on, it's difficult to understand how comfortable they are. They are FABULOUS! And ladies I am sure many of you are questioning the components of the shoe. Let me break it down for you:

1. Extra thick padding throughout cushions heet, arch and ball of foot providing superior "pillow top" comfort for hours,

2. Suede Sole: The soft sole flexes with the foot allowing muscles to
relax, and provides secure, non-slip traction.

3. Insole: Insoles are soft, ultra comfortable, ultra sude to caress the foot.

4. Buckles: Jewelry quality metals with Swarovski cystals. No prongs to snag gown. Ankle buckle hooks so they're fast and easy to put on and won't fray fabric. Toe and ankle straps are adjustable to fit any width.

5. Dyeable! These beauties can be dyed to your favorite color a second time after the wedding so that you can continue to enjoy the most amazing shoes a could ask for....for the long haul!

6. They are available in 2.5 and 3.5 inch heel height.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

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Facebook The Perfect Dress: "We were so pleased with the hair and make-up from
our last fashion show that we are honored to be featuring the talents of Mark of Distinction at ALL of our
upcoming fashion shows for 2010-2011 wedding season. This was not a task
for the timid."

Sunday, May 30, 2010

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Facebook The Perfect Dress: "Finally, I have gotten a minute to be able to post some pictures from our last fashion show. Thank you to all who came out for the Bridal Extravaganza Fashion Show at The Grand Wayne. Fort Wayne Magazine did a really great job in putting together a top notch show. The stage and lighting was beautiful. We couldn’t have... pulled it off without the help of our talented models! Thank you so much for your time and dedication. You girls looked beautiful! The Perfect Dress models looked fantastic thanks to the help of Mark of Distinction Salon who did their hair and make up. In choosing Mark of Distinction, they were able to create a unique style for each of the models while satisfying the models tastes. We are thrilled to be teaming up with Mark of Distinction for all of our upcoming 2010/2011 fashion shows! Stay tuned….I will be posting some live video of the event!!!"

Friday, May 7, 2010

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Facebook The Perfect Dress: "The newest collection of Jade will be featured during a trunk show May 7th through May 15th. This collection is currently our number one resource for special dresses for Mothers of the bride and groom and has been nominated for a DEBI (Designer Excellence in Bridal) award. No appointments are required. Stop in at your convenience!"

Sunday, April 18, 2010

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Facebook The Perfect Dress: "It is SO much fun working with prom girls and seeing their faces light up when they find their 'perfect dress'. I LOVE my job!!!"

Saturday, April 10, 2010

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Facebook The Perfect Dress: "Featured in all of the top bridal magazines Meg Lammers of Meg Jewelry is getting ready for her yearly consultation with The Perfect Dress brides. I just opened up our online schedule to accept bookings for her visit on Friday, April 30th and May 1st. Visit our website at to book your appointment. Appointments go fast!!!!"

Friday, April 9, 2010

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When purchasing a minimum of four bridemaid dresses each bridesmaid will
receive a complimentary pair of shoes and handbag when they are dyed.
This deal is so sweet you'll be seeing rainbows!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

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Facebook The Perfect Dress: "Jim Hjelm Trunk Show!

This weekend The Perfect Dress is hosting the 2010 Award winning Occasion Spring collection bridesmaids dresses by Jim Hjelm. To view the collection stop in at your convenience. Appointments are not necessary."

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Whew....what a weekend! Recovering from our fashion show at the Marriott. Let me just say that putting together a show like this involves so many people. I am thinking it's like planning a wedding. Like a wedding, there are so many details that go into a fashion show that something is bound to not go exactly like planned. However, most of the time and "bumps" in road are only noticed by you. You have to be resilient....get up, brush yourself off and keep going.
In the end, regardless of any minor mistakes....I still absolutely love creating these shows. And for you brides.....even if not all goes as planned with your wedding details, you still marry your loved one. This all leads me to some inspiration for our next show in February at the Grand Wayne Center.....all you need is love!!! See you there!!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Lis Simon Bridal

We are so excited to be bringing in a couple of new lines that we saw at market.

One designer Anna for Lis Simon is extremely talented. In the line we feel her gowns are celebrating the happy side of femininity with draping, silk, and frothy fan pleating with some pretty gorgeous results. We plan to have an early preview of the line in November so stay tuned!!!!

The other line we will be carrying is Robin Jillian. These gowns are designed for the upscale bride seeking unique fashion forward styling. This is a line that is exclusive to our store. I feel our brides will love the European influence of these gowns and their individuality.

Oh girls, these gowns are gorgeous and I can't wait to help you find your perfect dress!

Vida la vida Chicago!

We just returned from our buying trip in Chicago and I cannot begin to tell you how much fun we had!

Jasmine is celebrating their 25th Anniversary and was so kind to treat their accounts to a dinner cruise on the Spirit of Chicago. Great food, great drinks and most of all great company!!!

Pictured is Julie and Lori from
The Perfect Dress and the fabulous gals from The Wedding Tree and Robin's Bridal Mart.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Two are better than one!

This is the beautiful newly wed Mrs. Damer who also just happens to be my sister! She also just happens to be wearing a gown and accessories from The Perfect Dress! How could she go wrong?
The wedding was at the Sanibel Resort in Florida where I had the pleasure of seeing another Perfect Dress bride that was married two days earlier. Congratulations, Mandy and Melissa!

The "Paper Dress" Contest

The "Paper Dress" Contest The Perfect Dress hosted the first annual "Paper Dress" contest in conjunction with the Newspaper in Education Department of Fort Wayne Newspapers. Every one of these gowns were made from newspaper and each dress withstood the test of wearabilty as each gown was modeled during the Concordia Prom show. The creativity was endless!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Concordia Prom Show

I "Heart" prom season!!!! The colors are vibrant and the styles are unique. No way you can come into the store and not have one of these beauties call your name.
This year we had the opportunity to showcase our exclusive gowns at the Concordia prom show. Watching this fashion show you would think that these gals have been doing this for years!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Bling It On!

Our "accessories room" gets a new look!

Not sure what color to wear? Coco Chanel says "wear what looks best on you!"

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Joy Dream Wedding Show

The Perfect Dress was honored to be selected to host the fashion show for The Joy Dream Wedding Show held at the Fort Wayne Marriott on Sunday, November 16th. What a great day! We got to meet and talk with a lot of new brides about their upcoming weddings which is always a pleasure.

During the fashion show we featured 74 gowns within a half hour. Whew!
The show definitely could not been pulled off without the generosity of time and commitment to the show on behalf of our beautiful models and dressers.
This was a top notch show hosted in style by the Marriott and we can't wait to participate next year!

Friday, October 10, 2008

It's My Turn!

I always say that once you get through all of your proms and marriage there is not as many opportunities to really get glamed up. Each year I fall in love with so many gowns with absolutely no reason to wear them. However, with our invitation to the Debi awards from one of our fabulous designers Justin Alexander, we did just that. Julie is wearing a black taffeta gown by La Femme and I am wearing a black stretch satin gown by Nicole Miller. The event took place at the Field Museum in Chicago and it seemed at any moment Sue (the largest most complete tyrannosaurus ever found) was going to hop down from her post and join in the dancing. Dinner, dancing, and dinosaur what could go wrong?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

In Case You Missed It!

In case you missed it....we love MEG Jewelry!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Awesome shopping experience in ATLANTA

We spent 7 exhausting/exhilirating days at the Americasmart in Atlanta shopping for prom. We arrived on Monday and by Thursday we had already viewed over 5000 prom gowns!!! How to choose, how to choose!?

It still amazes me that downtown Atlanta is a ghost town after 5 pm. So we were forced to find ways to entertain ourselves. Here we made some quick friends while out for dinner!

Julie and I take a break from our shopping to chat with Johnathan Kayne from season three - Project Runway.

Prom gowns for 2009 are going to be exciting! Expect to see fit and flare skirts, netted overlays, bold prints and sparkle, sparkle, sparkle. Bring it on!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

We've been "MEGged"

I fell in love with Meg from the moment I met her. It is her ability to create beautifully unique jewelry that inspires brides to venture beyond the "traditional" rhinestone jewelry while remaining true to themselves. We had the opportunity to host a MEG trunk show in April which gave many "Perfect Dress" brides the chance to work one-on-one with Meg. What an experience! During Meg's visit I learned that Rod, Meg's husband and I share a birthday! And that Meg is a fellow Salsera! I believe that Meg is the closest I will come to ever meeting a real live muse.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Meet me in Chicago!

This is the one time of year that I really look forward to. I get spend 5 lovely days with my best friend and store owner of The Perfect Dress of Salisbury in the windy city for shopping, dining and endless laughter. We have several "must do" on our list for Chicago in no particular order......Rosebud on Rush, Giordano's for pizza, Zanies Comedy Club for some laughs and Greek Island's.....Opa!

Did I happen to mention that we were actually in Chicago for work? This year I took Julie and Liane to assist with the selecting gowns and the opportunity to experience the market. Julie is a fashion major so this was right up her alley. It was a blast!

Meg of MEG jewelry is always eager to spread some cheer. We love her, Rod (her husband) and oh, of course....... her fabulous jewelry!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Beach Bride

My youngest sister Jennifer and Keith tied the knot August 5th on the beach in Hilton Head Island. The beautiful bride is wearing an ivory silk gown and MEG jewelry.

Their first choice of a wedding date was rained out....twice. They ended up having such great weather on the day they actually got married, no one noticed the groom wearing his ring on the wrong hand!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Letting go.....

Ok, so I know that no one really likes change. I am usually one that looks at the glass half full and I am typically really excited for what the future holds. However, with this new change I just think it's easier said than done. Brenda who has been with me since day retiring. She has been a constant in my daily life for the past 4 years. A yen to my yang. Not only will I truly miss working with Brenda our customers will miss her as well. I am sure that she will float around in the background because, I don't think that I can actually ever let her go! Thank you, Brenda for all of your hard work. In her I have found a co-worker for years and a friend for life.