What’s so special about Something Bleu Bridal in Saratoga Springs, NY? It has become a destination spot for many brides-to-be. Shopping for the perfect wedding dress in Saratoga is an unforgettable experience…like that of a fairytale!
Welcome to Saratoga Springs! People from all over travel to the city of Saratoga Springs to enjoy all of its offerings. There is something for everyone and every age group in this charming, but bustling 28 square mile city. It is known for its history, horse racing, mineral baths, music, and food. Saratoga is also becoming known for its array of unique wedding venues and one extraordinary place to seek the perfect wedding gown.
Something Bleu Bridal has a long history of its own. This bridal salon stemmed from the success of business owner Denise Eliopulos who founded Bird of Paradise Boutique in 1981 in downtown Saratoga Springs. She expanded her business to include Immortal Beloved Bridal in 1994 and upped it a notch when she opened Something Bleu Bridal in 2005. Denise is well respected in the fashion community in Saratoga and abroad. She left her mark on the hearts of many brides and felt it was time for a change.
Marissa and Kathryn met at a wine pairing dinner at The Thirsty Owl in Saratoga. This was the beginning of a wonderful friendship. The Owl is their go-to place for wine, dinner, drinks, and meetings. It was apropos that The Thirsty Owl would be where I first met Marissa and Kathryn. Denise arranged the dinner to introduce me to this now business duo…and the newest owners of Something Bleu Bridal.
Marissa originally dreamed of owning a Bed an Breakfast. She wrote a business plan and had a property in mind but it fell through.
Every square foot of Something Bleu makes you feel like you are in the middle of a handwritten romantic tale. From their Victorian style dressing suites to their newest accessory wing, your experience will make you feel like you don’t want to leave and leave you wishing to write your own chapter to add to their history.
Everytime I visit Something Bleu I find new inspiration for my accessory designs. There are so many gowns I love. Canadian designer, Lea-Ann Belter, will always be my first love!
Photography by Tracey Buyce
My most recent visit to Something Bleu Bridal featured a trunk show by Studio Levana. This beautiful wedding gown collection includes soft laces, illusion, and embroideries that flatter the curvy bride. Their patented interior corset creates a smooth, feminine shape that allows the bride to celebrate her curves. I found so many gowns that I loved!
Photography by Tracey Buyce
Kathryn and Marissa asked Headpiece.com to be a part of their first photo shoot for submission to Saratoga Bride Magazine—#1 Niche Magazine in NY. What made this first shoot special was that co-owner, Marissa, was chosen to model.
Venue Saratoga Lake Golf Club
Marissa and Kathryn’s first shoot was incredibly impressive and made the pages of Saratoga Bride Magazine. Collaborations with Saratoga’s finest; Tracey Buyce Photography, Make Me Fabulous, Rena’s Fine Flowers, and Rain or Shine Tents and Events, made this first experience appear flawless.
Elisabetta Polignano has made her way to the top of my list my for wedding gown design. I find incredible design inspiration for unique accessories to accentuate her styles. When I see her gowns my ideas come freely and instantaneously.
Snow blanketed the Saratoga Spa State Park just in time for the shoot. Its showing changed the color palette to hues that couldn’t be arranged by any set designer or stylist.
As I left the new owners of Something Bleu Bridal at the end of my March 3rd visit, I turned back to wish them well. I saw something at the top of the stairs to the entrance of their grand salon that I hadn’t noticed when I arrived. The beautiful silk Astrid and Mercedes wedding gown my daughter, Brielle, wore on her wedding day was on display to greet new brides. I left Something Bleu with a warm and grateful heart for both the old and the new.
Next month on the Fourteenth:
Shooting with Michael J. Ramos