Wednesday, December 23, 2009

holiday wishes

Holiday store hours~
December 24th closed
December 25th closed
December 26th open by appointment
December 29th open by appointment
December 30th open by appointment
December 31st closed
January 1st closed
January 2nd open by appointment

calling all maids!

3 amazing designers~ one trunk show!
Join us for a Vineyard, Melissa Sweet, and Priscilla of Boston maids trunk show!

January 7th -9th by appointment 860.669.4596

Trunk show hours:
Thursday 12-8
Friday 11-7
Saturday 10-4

See the latest collection from these 3 amazing designers! A 10% discount will be granted off of any bridesmaid dress purchased during the trunk show.

maids do not need to be present for purchase to be made. we can take measurments and payment over the phone. click here to view our maids ordering process.

xoxo, TWD

Monday, December 21, 2009

the winner has been chosen!

We are thrilled to be a part of an inspiration to reality contest with style me pretty. We are collaborating with some amazing talents in the bridal industry to bring the winning board above to life in a photo shoot.

We have the honor of participating with the following talents~
Gina Barber from a Thyme to Cook for event design, Jessica Robinson from Jessica's Country Flowers for floral design, Invitations by Stonington Design + Paperie, Photography by Steve Depino and cinemetography by Buzz Media.

The shoot is scheduled for January...stay tuned for the results!

xoxo, TWD

Thursday, December 17, 2009

winter love

Recently some friends of TWD participated in a holiday inspired photoshoot on Elihu Island- a private island off of the coast of Stonington, CT that can be rented for your wedding day. Below are some stunning images courtesy of Style me Pretty.

Even more special is the amazing vintage inspired film that Mike Cyr of Buzz Media created from the shoot. Click here to view it. It is truely inspiring!

Art Direction/Concept & Design/Styling: Lucinda Wesson, Chocolate Creative Design Photography: Anna Sawin, Anna Sawin Photography Flowers: Yumiko Fletcher, Hana Floral Design Hair & Makeup: Jennie Fresa & Lindsay Milan, Jennie Fresa BeautyLibrary Clothing/Styling: Women- Tove Vigen, Tova’s Vintage Film/Video: Mike Cyr, Buzz Media Company

xoxo, TWD

your shoe prayers have been answered

Introducing Angela Nuran!

Angela Nuran shoes are the ultimate solution to a problem that women have endured for ages- Having to choose between beautiful shoes and comfort.

Angela Nuran shoes are classic, elegant and comfortable. Inspired by ball room dancing shoes, they provide extra thick padding throughout the shoe, cushioning the arch, ball of the foot and heel to provide superior "pillow top" comfort for hours. The soft sole flexes with the foot, allowing muscles to relax, and provides secure, non-slip traction. The shoe is available in 3 1/2 or 2 1/2 inch heel heights. There are two beautiful buckle options that can adjust for width and colors available are ivory, dyeable white and black.

Call 860.669.4596 to experience them for yourself!

xoxo, TWD

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Holiday Store Hours

Regular Store Hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 10-5

Thurdsay: 12-8

Saturday: 10-4

*Closed~Sundays & Mondays

*We will be Closed December 24th, 25th, 31st & January 1st

xoxo, TWD

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

an interview with callie tein of modern trousseau

Kate Parker of KPW (Kate Parker Weddings) posted an interview today with Callie Tein designer of Modern Trousseau check it out!

xoxo, TWD

from inspiration to reality

We have been asked again by style me pretty to participate in their 'inspiration to reality' contest. Followers have the opportunity to submit design boards for consideration. The vendors involved in the contest along with Abby, creator of Style me Pretty, will select the winning board and then have 2 weeks to turn the inspiration into reality in a photo shoot.

We have the honor this go round of participaing with the following talents~

Gina Barber from a Thyme to Cook for event design, Jessica Robinson from Jessica's Country Flowers for floral design, Invitations by Stonington Design + Paperie, Photography by Steve Depino and cinemetography by Buzz Media.

The winning board will be chosen on Friday, December 18th from the winner's circle on Style me Pretty. click here for further details. In order to be considered for the contest, make sure that your design board is labeled Inspiration Board Challenge#8.

Good luck and stay tuned for the finished result mid January!

xoxo, TWD

Friday, December 11, 2009

holiday glitz event

Every bride needs a little sparkle!!!
December 15th - 26th we are offering 10% off everything that sparkles~ jewerly, shoes and even gowns! (discount is applicable to any single full price item).

Call 860.669.4596 to schedule your appointment for a personalized consultation. Don't miss your opportunity to shine!

xoxo, TWD

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

wedding row wednesday~ the fassage

Jennie Fresa has introduced an amazing new service that is a MUST for any bride preparing for her wedding AND it makes a great gift! Having experienced the pure heaven for myself, I felt the need to share for wedding row wednesday!

Introducing the FASSAGE: Available exclusively at the Beauty Library.

.....A few years ago, every evening at 6:30, Jennie would find herself briskly walking up Lexington Avenue. Jennie found her stride here, working with makeup maven Trish McEvoy. Often, as Jennie pushed along passed the bakeries, boutiques, and shops that line the blocks from Saks Fifth Avenue to her 80th street studio apartment, she would detour into a quaint, neighborhood salon. A neck massage would melt away the stresses of the workday. A pedicure could empower her for a night on the town. Or, a luxurious facial transformed the working gal into the glamour girl. Often, Jennie fantasized about combining all of her favorite indulgences into one specialized treatment. And, so, the Fassage was born!

The FASSAGE: $90 Holiday Special: $72

A head to toe experience- 1 hour treatment includes a soothing foot soak with essential oils, paraffin hand treatment, deep cleansing facial with enzyme mask, and stress-relieving massage of the feet, legs, hands, arms and decoltee.

20% off all services at the Beauty Library, including the FASSAGE, Makeup Lessons, Brow Shaping and JF Mineral product purchases of $100 or more.

Offer good through December 27th, 2009

Gift Certificates are available.

Call 917.573.8100 to schedule your appointment!
xoxo, TWD

Friday, December 04, 2009


Now through 12/30 we are offering 10% off the lowest price of our sample sale gowns!! Below are some of our faves!!!
Melissa Sweet~ Leighton
Original Price $4575
Sample Price $2000 ~ Reduced price $1800

Judd Waddell~ Violet
Original Price $3950
Sample Price $2370~ Reduced price $2130

Modern Trousseau~ Taylor
Original Price $2900
Sample Price $1750~ Reduced Price $1575

Anne Barge~ Truly
Original Price $3300
Sample Price $1650~ Reduced price ~ $1485

Call 860.669.4596 to schedule an appointment to view our sample sale collection. It is your opportunity to get a stunning gown at an amazing value!
xoxo, TWD

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

wedding row wednesday~ girls night out!

What's better than champagne, chocolate, lingerie and a little fashion advice? Join our very own Josie of Beneath the gown and Alicia of Chica guapa image consulting for a great girl's night out next Wenesday December 9th 6:30-8:30

    Event Details~

  • Come enjoy a glass of champagne, delicious chocolates from Lovely Lollies, LLC and learn some great tips for dressing to impress this holiday season!

  • Josie Jolon, owner of Beneath The Gown, will share her beautiful collection of lingerie. Receive a professional bra fitting to help you find the perfect undergarments for your wardrobe and special occasions in her comfortable boutique space, upstairs at The White Dress By The Shore.

  • Alicia Trotta of Chica Guapa Image Consulting will share some fabulous fashions for you to wear for the Holidays. She will share tips on accessorizing and wearing the best styles for your body shape!

  • Relax with your friends, mix and mingle and get into the holiday spirit!

Beneath the Gown Boutique is located inside The White Dress By The Shore at 104 East Main Street in Clinton, Connecticut.

Please RVSP by Monday, December 7th to Josie at, or 860-304-7399.

xoxo, TWD

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

simple stunning bride

Friend of The White Dress by the shore, esteemed New York City party and event planner, Karen Bussen has just finished her latest literary creation in her Simple Stunning Series~ Simple Stunning Bride. Beth had the honor of contributing her words to bridal attire section of the book. Many of the images in the book (including the cover) were shot in and around The White Dress by the shore by photographer Sabine Scherer.

About the Book~
Here comes the bride! In this latest volume in Karen Bussen’s “Simple Stunning” series, the most important woman at a wedding takes her rightful place—center stage.Over the years, Bussen has helped hundreds of brides plan weddings that reflect their personal style and express their own best selves. Now, any lady looking forward to her wedding day can benefit from Bussen’s sage advice on matters ranging from the Truly Essential (the venue, the ceremony, the guest list, the caterer, the budget, and, yes, the dress) to the Actually Much Less Essential (what your future mother-in-law will wear).The months and weeks leading up to a wedding are always a whirlwind—sometimes exhilarating, sometimes overwhelming. With Bussen¹s level-headed guidance, the bride-to-be will take it all in stride while staying organized, remaining true to her own wishes, and (believe it or not) even managing to enjoy herself. Simple Stunning Bride is filled with gorgeous color photographs of inspiring wedding details—flowers, accessories, dresses, and more.

You can preorder your copy here. Stay tuned for details about a book signing and book launch party in the spring at TWDBTS!

xoxo, TWD