Happy 2013 to Everyone!

December 31st, 2012

May the New Year bring you all Good Health, Happiness, and Prosperity!

2011 Prom-elicious Queen!

August 27th, 2011

Congratulations to Seneka Lhee Viernes our new Prom-elicious Queen. 

Seneka graduated from Waipahu High School Class of 2011.

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Twice Blessed!

June 20th, 2011
My husband Roy has been so fortunate to have been blessed twice. We wanted to share his stories with all of you.

First Blessing:

Our 5th Wedding Anniversary.

Roy and I were celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary with a romantic dinner at John Dominis Restaurant. At this point in time, we were not aware that Roy was allergic to alcohol. I ordered a glass of wine and Roy, who normally does not drink, indulged himself with a margarita. We were enjoying our dinner and chatting away. Roy had taken about 4 sips of his margarita and all of a sudden his eyes rolled back. He went limp and I was shaking him and calling out his name and trying to get him to wake up and come out of it.

The whole incident took approximately 60-90 seconds. After the shaking, Roy woke up and was very calm and said that he was fine. His coloring was good and it was like nothing happened. In that 60-90 seconds when Roy was out, he said he saw this very bright light at the end of this tunnel and was being drawn to it. He said it was a feeling that he never had before…warm, safe, wonderful, no fears…and he thought… so this is what heaven is like. Then suddenly, he heard this voice say, “You Must Go Back to Irene”, and awoke. His first words to me was “Hon, I had the most wonderful experience” and shared this story with me. Ever since this experience, Roy would always talk to me about it and say, “Don’t ever be afraid of dying because it is a beautiful and wonderful place that you will be going to.”

Recent Blessing: Roy Lives!

On April 4 thru April 22, 2011, Roy was in the hospital with a really bad case of pneumonia. He was really weak, and the doctor told us that he had two prior minor strokes that we were not aware of. His blood level was low, his heart was very weak and he was having difficulty breathing. Roy has always told me that he does not want to be hooked up to a recessitator. He made sure that he told the doctor this info. After two days and no improvement, they could not stabilize his breathing or heart beat so they could do some tests on him. They explained this to Roy and he agreed to get on the recessitator for a few days.

A few days went to five days and he was not getting better. He told the doctor that he wanted to have the recessitator removed. I was informed that with his weak heart and weak lungs, Roy may not pull through when the tubes are removed. Roy and I both thought that this was the end, She told us to call our family members and friends to come and say their farewell.

On Monday April 16, 2011 at about 1:15pm, they pulled out the tubes and Roy had his eyes closed. About 10 minutes after, he opened his eyes, looked at each of us standing around him and smiled and said, “I’m still alive”.

While Roy was in the hospital, he says that he saw a silver object that resembled the PacMan face on the hospital floor next to his bed. He asked God if he picked this object, would he live. The voice said “Yes you will”. Roy said then I want to have it.

Roy was released on Friday, April 22, 2011 under the Hospice program which is for terminally ill patients (six months or less to live). We set him up at home but Roy kept calling me at work saying that he would rather spend five “happy” days at Princess Brides (he loves to help the brides with their dress selection) than stay at home and die lonely. I needed to keep the Bridal shop open since this is our only means of income so the next best thing was to arrange for Roy to come to the shop. What could I say but that I would figure out a way to get him to the shop…and we did.

The nurse from Hospice comes to visit once a week and Roy has been getting better and stronger each week. Two weeks ago, the nurse said to me that she thinks that Roy will never be able to be off of the oxygen tank…after the nurse left, Roy said, “I am going to be off of it.” Even his recovery time is miraculous…59 days from his entering the hospital on till Tuesday, 5/31.

On Tuesday, May 31, 2011, Roy went to visit our doctor and was so excited because he got the “All Clear” for his lungs and his heart sounds strong. Doctor said that he should be taken off the Hospice program. It’s a miracle.

Today Roy is riding around on his scooter taking Bento for his walks. He’s so happy to be alive that he tells everyone about his “Miracle”. A True Blessing from God!

To all Brides who decide to visit Princess Brides: please do not be offended if you see Roy sitting in his wheel chair or resting in one of the fitting rooms as we need to be together right now in our lives for it to work. We love our Brides and we will continue to take care of you and your bridal needs. Thank you in advance for your support and understanding


Prom-elicious Queen 2011

May 27th, 2011

Our Prom-elicious Queen for 2011 will be selected soon.  Please be sure to submit your photos for this selection.

This is our second year for Prom-elicious by Princess Brides.  Thank you all for you continued support in visiting our website.  We enjoy doing this for you.  Give us your suggestions on how we can improve it.

2011 Prom Dress Winners!

May 27th, 2011

LaRissa Seau and Jenny Ching look beautiful in their prom dresses…A Special Night for two Special Girls!

2011 Win a Dream Prom Dress Winners!

March 23rd, 2011

LaRissa Seau

First Place Winner…A Dream Prom Dress valued at $350!

LaRissa Seau is from Kamehameha Schools.  Follow LaRissa to find out her selection of a prom dress.

Jenny Ching

Jenny Ching won a 50% off certificate for a Dream Prom Dress.  A Punahou senior, Jenny knew exactly what dress she wanted to get for her senior prom…a Flirt Prom Dress.

Prom 2011!

January 11th, 2011

Hi Everyone,

Prom-elicious by Princess Brides is back again for Prom 2011!  It’s exciting…have you seen the new lines of dresses on our site?  Check it out from Night Moves Prom and Flirt Prom by Maggie Sottero.  Keep checking…more to come…contests and giveaways!

Prom-elicious Queen 2010

June 9th, 2010

Prom-elicious Queen for 2010 is Hunter Smith…Congratulations!

Hunter will be our prom poster girl and featured in all our prom advertising.

Prom-elicious Queen 2010 Hunter Smith

My “first” prom was like a fairy tale come true.  I am only a freshman in high school and got to go to a Senior Prom with the guy of my dreams.  We looked at so many dresses until we came across that “special one” at Princess Brides.  Wearing the dress didn’t make me feel like a princess, but more like a “Queen”.  I hope to go to more proms as the years go by and guess where I will go to do my prom dress shopping!  I just love dressing up!  The memories of going to a prom will stay with me forever.  I have three more years in high school, which I will be very busy with doing my school work, cheering, dancing and perhaps even going back into soccer.  Once high school is done, my plan is to go off to college hopefullysomewhere on the West Coast and pursue a nursing career.  :)

Thank you for helping with those memories Princess Brides!

Princess Brides is proud to have Hunter Smith represent our Prom-elicious Line.

Graduation Commencement!

May 24th, 2010

Congratulations to all the Seniors who are graduating this 2010!  What a year it has been with changes like “furlough fridays”.  Much success to all of you in your future endeavors.  Princess Brides is proud of all of you.