Tuesday, September 28, 2010

vintage elegance

Our bride Jennifer was married at the elegant Lord Thompson Manor at the beginning of this month.  She looked stunning in a gown by Modern Trousseau.  Dressing Jen and her mom was an absolute pleasure for us!

Jen opted for a more traditional look for her ceremony, so we refurbished her Mom's veil and she wore that along with an elegant alencon lace bolero.  During the reception she rocked a cage veil that we custom made for her!

Don't walk, run to check out the rest of the incredible details on our fave photographer and BFF, Carla TenEyk's blog ~

xoxo, TWD

Friday, September 24, 2010

black and white and beautiful all over!

Vera Wang introduced black into her bridal collection a few seasons back and it has become all the rage! There are ways to incorporate black into your wedding attire in a very feminine and romantic way.  I am loving the mixture of black and white tulle together in a gown or black lace over an ivory gown.  But, you can also incorporate black accessories into your wedding day look, for just a touch of ebony!  Here is some inspiration...

image courtesy of Tiffany & Co.

image courtesy of Vera Wang

And of course...the best accessory of all...your flower girl!!  How stinkin' cute is this dress from Us Angels?

xoxo, TWD

Sunday, September 19, 2010

country chic at the golden lamb buttery

Recently we were asked by the incredibly talented Carla TenEyck to style a country chic shoot at the Golden Lamb Buttery in Brooklyn, CT. We selected a romantic english net gown by Augusta Jones.  The
artistic floral design is by Datura, A Modern Garden.

xoxo, TWD

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

amazing destinations!

I love to travel, and this year have had the amazing opportunity to visit some incredible locations. I wanted to share some of my favorite spots that would be perfect for a destination wedding, honeymoon or even anniversary trip!

This weekend I had the pleasure of celebrating my daughter's 10th birthday and my 13 year wedding anniversary at the Mount Washington Hotel in New Hampshire.  The hotel itself is absolutely stunning, as are the surroundings.  They have one of the most beautiful spas I have ever been to!  It would be an incredible place for a destination wedding ANY season!  There is so much to do for the guests and your wedding pictures would be outrageous!

Mount Washington Hotel in the fall

Mount Washington Hotel in the winter

My father has a house in an adorable town in Florida called Seaside that we visited over the 4th of July this year.  Seaside is a southern version of Martha's Vineyard.   In the center of the town is the Seaside Inn.  It is a charming hotel that sits on a breathtaking white sand beach.  It would make an incredible location for a destination beach side wedding!

the walkway from the Seaside Inn to the beach

Last, but certainly farthest from least, I had the opportunity to visit Costa Rica this spring for a photo shoot.  We stayed in a villa that was part of Los Suenos Resort.  The resort boasts a world class hotel, with an incredible, pool, golf course and beach.  Or, if you want to take your visit to the next level, you can rent an gorgeous private villa either for your accomodations or as a venue for your wedding- or better yet, both!.  The talents at Stay in Cost Rica are always available to coordinate all of the details of your stay!

Los Suenos Resort
Marbella, one of the many private villas available for rent
Happy Travels!
xoxo, TWD

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

we are in love!

Check out this stunning new gown that we just received from Melissa Sweet.  And YES, those are ostrich feathers on the hem!

This gown will be discounted by 15% when ordered at our trunk show this Thursday- Saturday! 

Also at the trunk show we will be unveiling our lastest Melissa Sweet and Priscilla of Boston gowns that we have added to our sample sale collection and whose prices will be reduced to 40-50% off of the original retail!  Here are a sneak peek at a few!






Give us a ring at 860.669.4596 to schedule an appointment for the trunk show!

xoxo, TWD

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

melissa sweet and priscilla of boston trunk show~ a sweet deal!

2 Amazing Designers~ One Incredible Event

Join us September 16th -18th for a Trunk Show featuring

For one weekend only, receive a 15% discount off of any new Melissa Sweet or Priscilla of Boston bridal gown purchased. 

Also, get first dibs on some incredible Melissa Sweet and Priscilla of Boston sample gowns that we will go on sale during the trunk show (including Mila, Lia, Bee and Jillian)!

Call 860.669.4596 to schedule your appointment for this exclusive event!

xoxo, TWD

Monday, September 06, 2010

as seen in Martha!

Have you checked out Martha's Stewart's Fall issue yet?  We are in LOVE with the editorials.  Not only is the fashion right on, but two of our newest gowns are featured!

"Wallis" by Modern Trousseau

"Jill" by Jewel for Priscilla of Boston

Give us a ring if you would like to try on one of these stunners yourself! 

xoxo, TWD