Pretty In Pink.

3Hello Beautiful Bridal & Formal Wear continues to transform every day! Paint is complete (Tyson Heaton did an incredible job!) and our cash wrap is just waiting for its counter. Our “carpenter by marriage” (my husband, Dan) constructed the cash wrap. He’s a professional firefighter and has spent his days off working at the shop. We are so fortunate to have such a hard working man on our team! City Glass just finished hanging mirrors….lots and lots of mirrors! Lighting is complete too! Our fun furniture continues to arrive daily and we’re loving rearranging this creative space.

The front display walls have been quite the adventure! We chose to do something different for the windows. (This comes as a result of years and years in retail.) Using magnetic chalkboard paint, we’ve created a flexible display space where we can communicate to our guests and passersby in a unique manner. Rather than using banners or posters, we’ll be working with an artist to create our windows and most importantly, highlight our beautiful fashions. Of course, our dresses and tuxedos will be on display as well….very soon!

We are still working on some creative ways to display our sashes and veils. Any ideas? Send them our way. So far, we’ve been scouring Pinterest……love 1it! Our dad saved some of our great-grandmother’s items from her store and we’re excited to use them in our shop too. We’ll be updating a beautiful jewelry display case and a nightstand where we might store sample bras and corsets. Side note: Our family hosts a long line a business owners so it felt really natural to become business owners too. Our dad owns Wegner Sales & Service. Our grandfather owned a John Deere Implements shop and our great-grandma Vera owned Vera’s Style Shoppe for 50 years. We remember perusing the amazing display cases and trying on all her costume jewelry. We’re excited to have a little reminder of Grandma Vera with us!

On Black Friday, we had our very first bridal appointment. While we’re not open yet and we don’t have all our dresses in, we still had the wonderful opportunity to work with a bride whose mother was in town for Thanksgiving. It was a great experience to get started meeting our shoppers…our guests in this beautiful place! This week we had the pleasure of working with two beautiful prom gals. Stay tuned for images! These Kearney Catholic beauties will be modeling our Prom 2015 styles for us! We are working with our guests before we’re technically open for business. It is so exciting to get a glimpse of the reaction our guests are having when they enter the shop. So, we’re waiting on more dresses but if you’d like to come in, give us a call: (308) 708-0678.

We are so thankful for the opportunity to open the doors at Hello Beautiful Bridal & Formal Wear. What a blessing to be supported by our incredible 5family and friends as we pursue our dreams and to be part of a community so enthusiastic about this new shop. We look forward to meeting all our wonderful guests and providing an incredible experience for your biggest days!

Flooring, Flooring, Everywhere!

Hello Beautifuls! Hello Handsomes!

Last week we accomplished a lot at Hello Beautiful Bridal & Formal Wear. As you may have guessed by the title of this post, we completed our beautiful flooring. Our inspiration came from a milk paint colored wood flooring and we were thrilled when our partners at Carpet Pros found an amazing match!

Tom, the owner of Carpet Pros, assured us we’d be able to learn how to lay this flooring and he was a great teacher. After a quick demonstration we plugged right along (or should I say we glued right along?) to transform a once dark and dusty floor into a beautiful space. Quick shout out – a few of Tom’s team helped us out for two days to make sure we stayed on time. They were incredible. Quite a talented crew! Also, my husband, Dan, spent two solid days (his days off) crouched over the flooring ensuring everything lined up. He’s so amazing!

We would not have been done so quickly if we didn’t have such an incredible support system. Jenna and I learned quite a bit too. Prior to this project, we had only ever laid kitchen flooring. Holy smokes, we learned a lot in a short amount of time and the sweat equity is awesome!

On Friday, Greg the Carpenter started in on all the trim and hanging doors. Yay! He is making swift progress on the space so we’re excited to see the continued transformation of the shop. This week, our childhood friend, Tyson Heaton and his company, Coat All Painting, will begin to transform these orange and purple walls into something light and fresh!

~ Megan & Jenna

Here’s a quick look at the flooring and our color inspirations!

More Progress!

What a wild couple of weeks it’s been! Drywall is complete and we’ve moved on to flooring. This is an interesting portion. After removing the world’s strongest glue (I don’t know if that’s true but it seemed like it) there was a lot of repair work to do. Fortunately, we’ve been able to work with Tom Fuller and Carpet Pros. They’ve done a great job smoothing the space out and helping us find a fantastic flooring option that is just beautiful! We’ve also started cleaning the duct work. Oh my!

We’ve been working with our construction partners, NP Construction, deciding on base boards, crown molding, doors, mirrors, and so on. A thousand details that will all add up to create a beautiful space for our shoppers to have a memorable experience.

We’ve been so fortunate to build amazing relationships with great local businesses as we complete this process. They have been so incredible in helping us achieve our vision for the shopping experience. Speaking of shopping experience, we’re excited to share a little more about our vision the store layout.

When shoppers enter the store they’ll immediately notice a light and airy feel to the space. Light floors and light wall colors with some pops of color! We’ve chosen to create a flexible space! Our display windows will have a magnetic chalkboard paint so instead of banners or signs, we’ll be able to share our message via chalkboard art, behind our beautiful dress displays, of course! On the back side of our window walls, shoppers will notice another flexible display space featuring shoes by Something Blue and jewelry and handbags by Embellish from David Tutera. Woohooo! We will have mobile display cases that will allow us to have a flexible showroom floor. And we’re working on a custom cash wrap too. Details, details!

Here’s a glimpse at some of the projects we’re working on….you’ll notice we’ve got lots of great little (and big) helpers!