Sunday, August 30, 2009

We love our Bodacious Style Experts!

A letter received from a happy customer...way to go, Nikki!!!

Barb and Lorna
I was in your store for the first time with a friend of mine a couple of weeks ago. My friend was looking for a dress for her upcoming wedding. We had the most wonderful experience in your store. Nikki was helpful, honest, knew the stock and how it fit. She gave us excellent service with no pressure, and had no problem holding two dresses and a skirt while we went to get a bite to eat so that my friend could clear her head and decide which dress she wanted. Nikki was as happy and helpful to accommodate that request as she had been with everything else. I have to tell you what a delight it was to be able to walk out of the store, having not purchased anything and be treated in the same welcoming manner as we had been treated upon entering. We returned to the store about a half hour later, and my friend purchased both dresses and the skirt. Your store is beautiful and you have a real Gem in Nikki! I know that we will be back.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Barb's Wedding Blog

Chaos rules at the moment. I've decided to start a cleanse. It's one I've used before and it's gentle and predictable. I'm glad some things are still predictable. The details are starting to take me over with 15 days to the "Big Day" and I am both obsessed and overwhelmed, at least that's how I feel right now. My fiance and I have started scheduling "meetings" to discuss the financial part because you want to be prepared for those type of conversations, don't you think?

I am lucky to have friends and relatives with various skills and straight thinking, orderly heads because my head is full up. I'll be making some phone calls in the next week to ask for help with certain things that simply escape me. Things like the schedule of the wedding day, in detail, heck, I'm not even sure who walks down the isle first. I'm pretty sure it's not me. The thing is, when it's all said and done, I'll be able to help someone else plan their wedding because I'm learning so much. For now, I will rely on my friends and family who have done this before.
Right now I am finding much inspiration at this site .

I am a lucky girl to have so many talented folks in my life. Hope I can repay the debt one day. Right now I'm not afraid to ask for help. Lord knows I need it.

Feel free to impart your words of wisdom. I'm all ears...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


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Monday, August 17, 2009

Wedding Shoes

I am 5'4" and my intended is 6'2" so I knew I wanted a bit of a heel but something I can walk on grass with. Finding the perfect wedding shoes was turning out to be a bit of a challenge. Lucky for me there are a LOT of shoe sales on right now so accompanied by my soon to be Mother-in-law and a few hours to kill we hit the big sale at Freedman's. The first pair I tried were fabulous and the exact colours in my dress but alas, they were far to high to walk in. I had to let them go. I finally settled on the pair above by BCBG and I am happy with my choice. The snake skin look is much more subtle than the photo and they have a slightly metallic sheen to them. Best of all these shoes are comfortable!
That little heal is going to make it that much easier for my man and I to seal the deal with a kiss. I'm all about making things easier and feeling beautiful means no sore feet.
Oh yes, they where on sale too!
Wedding shoes-check.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Barb's Bodacious Wedding Bash!

Hello Bodacious Babes, it's Barb here!

Yes it's true, wedding madness is upon us, especially since we hit the one month mark yesterday. Everything is speeding up and the excitment is high. I am lucky to have the Best Bridesmaid Ever and she is doing her best to keep me on track (yes, there is a shower in the works). Today I am picking up his suit and the rings having a decorating meeting and a meet up with my photographer/garden fluffer!

Our wedding will be taking place in the back yard of our home. Lorna and I will be hooking up with a close friend/amazing artist and one of the most creative people I know, to figure out the decorations this afternoon. The decorating theme is paper. Paper garland and lanterns, balls and whatever else we can think of. The Mexican art form of Papel Picado is the inspiration and the latest edition of Martha Stewart weddings has some fantastic paper projects too. Once again it is my friends who are giving me the most inspiration by being so enthusiastic and excited to help out. It's a bit overwhelming actually. All of the help, the gifts, the skills, the time that people are being so generous with is something that I need to accept with grace. I sometimes feel like I'm not worthy. The truth is, we are all worthy and learning to just say Thank You from the heart is often enough. God, I hope it's enough. lol

Check back here daily, I will be letting you know how my custom made wedding dress is coming along, we'll talk about shoes, we have a special feature relating to flowers too! I will be using The Flower Factory for my flowers and owner Gloria is set to be our next Bold and Audacious Woman interview. Stay tuned for that right here!

If it sounds like I'm all over the map it's because I am. Bear with me and let's see if we can make some sense of all of this wedding stuff.

We would love to hear from you too.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Getting Ready for Fall...'s been a crazy time around here. Life is great in my new hometown. I'm trying to figure out how to best utilize my time with the new commuting lifestyle which means setting up all Bodacious appointments to fit in to 2 days a week, working my shifts at the Gibson store while excitedly preparing for our big Bodacious move into the larger location in Molly's Lane. Oh, and Barb is getting married in 1 month today. AND we're *this* close to having our new website up and running with actual designs for sale to the world! Barb will fill you in on wedding events and I'll try to fill in the gaps as far as what else is new and exciting!
One of the great benefits of having the store and knowing some fabulous designers is that we are each having our dresses made for us. Mine by the lovely and talented Cheryl Densky of Schaart Clothing and Barb by our very own and also lovely and talented Brandy McQueen! Unfortunately I missed my fitting yesterday but can't wait to go tomorrow for my first try on.
We've almost completed our 9th year here at Bodacious and I'm glad to be able to say that I still feel blessed every day to have such a great space filled with talented designers and staff who get our concept and move it forward!
How's your summer going?