Thursday, April 07, 2011

spring has sprung,....and so has our new site and blog!

With the emergence of spring, we are excited for new beginnings!  Experience our fresh new look including comprehensive bridal collections, inspirational shoots and videos plus an up-to-the-minute blog with features for the stylish bride.  View the new site.   View the new blog

xoxo, twd

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Maria Elena headpiece and accessories trunk show

Don't miss this incredible event! May 19th -21st we will be hosting a trunk show with Miami based accessories designer, Maria Elena. On hand will be Maria Elena's right hand woman and the head of sales, Gisele delBusto. Work with her one on one to find the perfect accessories for your stunning gown!  To schedule an appointment the for the trunk show, call us at 860.669.4596.

A 10% discount will be granted on the first Maria Elena accessory purchased during the event,
and a 15% discount on any additional piece of equal or lesser value.

  The images in this post are from a photo shoot that we styled at The Loading Dock in Stamford with the following talents:
Photography: Carla Teneyck
Shoot Design: Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events
Floral Design:  Tony Palmeri of Datura: a modern garden
Beauty: Dana Bartone 

xoxo, TWD

destination wedding event

If you were unable to attend our destination bridal event on Sunday, March 20th, be prepared to be inspired!

In conjunction with some of the brightest talents in the bridal industry, we set out to create an event that was inspired by stunning destinations throughout the world.  The goal of this event was to inspire those brides planning destination weddings abroad, and to use stunning locations to inspire those brides having weddings at home~ it was about inspiration for destinations and inspiration from destinations!

Emily's Catering Group treated us to delicacies from each of our destination locations~ Paris, Capri, New England and Costa Rica. 

lobster rolls, clam chowder and 'cape codders', inspired by our New England destination 

Delicious crepes inspired by our Parisian destination

Lovely Lollies filled Chic by the shore, our bridesmaid studio, with beautiful and scrumptious delicacies

The graceful Sperry Tent that was erected in our parking lot was filled with inspiration!

Being that it is the city of love, and of my favorite cities in the world, we chose Paris as one of our inspirational destinations.

This vintage inspired Amy Kuschel gown was the perfect look to complement the romantic inspiration board created by Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events that set the tone for this stunning Parisian table scape.

Inspired by the colors of my favorite location in Paris, the historic tea salon, LadurĂ©e. this table cape was dreamy!  With it's luxurious textured linens in shapes of soft pink, ivory and dusty green it had us all swooning! 

The talented and lovely Nichole, founder and creative director of Coral Pheasant Stationary created the invitation suites that set the tone for each of our destinations, including this one for Paris.

Known for it's patisseries, no Parisian inspired setting would be complete without a stunning display of sweet treats.  This one was created by Lovely Lollies.

The clear blue ocean and the infamous lemons of the Amalfi Coast were the inspiration for the Capri themed table scape and inspiration suite.

Tony of Daura- a modern garden created all of the floral masterpieces that graced the tables capes for the event.  The flowers were the finishing touch for each destination and were inspirational in and of themselves!

Forget seersucker and khacki suits!- what about hot pink with a touch of yellow and sequins!  We took a different spin on the classic New England wedding with this homage to Kate Spade.

We selected a fun and flirty Coren Moore maids dresses topped with a J Crew cardigan and a Lilly Pullitzer bridal gown as the attire to compliment this inspirational vignette.

As a nod to the beautiful country that inspired us all during several recent photo shoots, we selected Costa Rica as our final destination.

This layered chiffon gown from Amy Kuschel is the perfect bohemian selection for a Costa Rican beach wedding.

The shells, mangoes, kiwis and flowers by Datura- a modern garden, created the perfect uniquely organic centerpiece for the Costa Rican inspired table scape.

Jim Altieri of Vintage Cinema captured the magic of the event on film! Click here to watch the video.

And the winner is........ one of our sponsors, Stay in Costa Rica provided a 5 night, 4 day mini-moon for one of the lucky brides attending the event. The package included accomodations at one of their luxurious properties, a tree-top zip line tour, a couples massage and a romantic sunset cruise.  The lucky winner is
Maria Gutierrez from Providence, Rhode Island. She is planning a June destination wedding in Mexico.  Congratulations Maria!
The Inspirational Artists that brought this event to life~
Photography/Photo booth - Carla Ten Eyck
Event Design/Coordination- Jubilee Events
Floral Design - Datura- a modern garden
Invitation Design- Coral Pheasant Stationary
Beauty- dd Nickel
Linens/Rentals- Party Rental, Ltd.
Salsa Dancing Lessons- Alisa's House of Salsa
Groom's Attire- Valentino Tailors
Bride's Attire- Paris: Amy Kuschel, Capri- Reverie, Jenny Yoo, New England- Lilly Pulitzer Bride, Coren Moore, Costa Rica- Amy Kuschel

Event Sponsors:

xoxo, TWD

Monday, April 04, 2011

off to bridal market...

It's that time of year!  We are headed to New York Bridal Market from April 9th -11th.  To learn about the hottest trends first-hand as we watch them unfold, be sure to follow us on facebook and twitter!

xoxo, TWD

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Sample Sale! Sunday, May 1st

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Join us from 10-2 on May 1st for a blowout sample sale! For the first time ever, no appointments are required! Come early for the best deals!
To see a sampling of our sample collections, click here: bridal, cocktail

xoxo, TWD

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New 2012 gowns from Priscilla of Boston!

We just received some of our 2012 gowns from The Priscilla of Boston Bridal Collection!  These are gowns that you are going to want to try on!

Gigi by Melissa Sweet
Your eyes don't deceive you...yes, this gown is swiss dot! 
Farren by Melissa Sweet

Priscilla of Boston

This lace and organza gown is lined with a fantastic sequined under layer!  Stunning is an understatement!  To watch this gown shimmer and glimmer on the runway, click here!
Priscilla of Boston
Priscilla of Boston

To try on any of these stunners, give us a ring at 860.669.4596!

xoxo, TWD

Monday, March 28, 2011

The White Carpet Experience

Recently one of our brides was treated to a White Carpet Appointment and the experience was artfully captured by Amy Trahant of Take Aim Photography.

Here are Chrissy's words about the experience:

 "I have to tell you that we had one of the best days ever on Sunday at The White Dress by the Shore. You made us all feel welcomed and I truly felt like the most special person on earth. The White Carpet appointment is without question, something EVERY bride should experience when shopping for a wedding dress. I have told so many people about my experience with you both and I know that my bridesmaids have done the same as well. The quote most commonly heard: 'I wish I had done that when I was looking for a wedding dress!'"


Chrissy's special appointment included a stunning bouquet from Fleur de Lys inspired by her wedding color palate and delectable treats for herself and her guests that were hand selected off our White Carpet Menu and prepared by The Elegant Occasion. To learn about this personalized, one of a kind shopping experience, watch our White Carpet Video.

Thank you for allowing us to create a beautiful memory for you Chrissy!

xoxo, TWD