Granger Salon & Spa Closes Without Notice

Both WNDU and WSBT have announced that JA Ross Salon and Spa in Granger has suddenly closed it’s doors and all the equipment has been removed from the premises. The closing came with no notice and evidently customers were confirming their appointments as late as Saturday and were given no indication of the closing.

If the closing has left you without a wedding day stylist, we recommend you check out either Pure Emerald across the street from Ja Ross or the Beehive in downtown South Bend.

Notre Dame Weddings

Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame UniversityIt is Basilica Monday for brides and their grooms, desiring to get married at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of Notre Dame. This is the day when the Basilica opens the books for 2013 to begin scheduling 2013 Notre Dame Weddings for alumni. Brides, grooms and their families start calling early morning and prime wedding dates are usually gone by early afternoon.

So we wish all the Notre Dame brides dreaming of a Notre Dame Wedding, good luck!  And when you secure your date, check back here at South Bend Weddings for inspiration, tips and ideas for your upcoming Notre Dame Wedding!

Brides A La Mode IN The News

The South Bend Tribune’s Heidi Prescott written Market Basket has  a brief blurb in it this morning about their attempts to contact Kathy Strukel, owner of Brides A La Mode the wedding gown shop that closed it’s doors on January 31.

The locally owned bridal store Brides a la Mode had been scheduled to reopen last week at 1229 E. University Drive, Mishawaka. We did not hear back from the owner about a possible reopening, nor did we receive new information about the status of the business after requesting it from the City Plaza shopping center owner. Kathy Strukel previously said she planned to close temporarily to downsize. … 

And that is it. In our opinion the fact that the owner is refusing to communicate with even the South Bend Tribune, the store can be written off as permanently closed. We feel for all of the brides, family and friends caught up in this mess, but if you have been holding out hope that the doors would suddenly reopen, it’s time to let it go and find a wedding dress elsewhere.

We recommend for the South Bend bride to check out Bernardo’s for the Bride, which is across from Farmers Market. They are having a massive gown sale. There is also Gretas on Lincolnway near the Miami intersection.