Tuesday, October 26, 2010

fall 2011 bridal trends

It has been a week since we returned from bridal market and we are still reeling from all of the beauty that graced the runways.  The overall trend for market was feminity.  Tulle made its way into every designer's collection in some way shape or form.

Priscilla of Boston

Modern Trousseau
From fitted gowns to full on ball skirts, soft fabrics reigned supreme. Frothy confections floated down all of the runways.  There continues to be lots of texture in all of the collections.  Both swiss dot and my personal favorite, point d'esprit were consistent across collections.  Ruffles, layers and flowers were a common theme.

Priscilla of Boston

Modern Trousseau

Priscilla of Boston

Anne Barge

Amy Kuschel

Amy Kuschel
Melissa Sweet

Color played an important roll in all of the collections. From lightly colored sashes in hues of blues and pinks to pastel gowns, the introduction of color topped off the overall feminine feel.

Vineyard Collection

Romona Keveza

Priscilla of Boston

Black accents continued to also be a consistent theme through many of the collections.

Judd Waddell

Vera Wang

The trends in silhouettes were full soft skirts, natural waists and one shoulders.

Modern Trousseau

Nicole Miller

All of the stunning feminine details were a girly girls dream come true.  All of this fabulousness does come at a price though!  We saw retails come up quite a bit this season.  The price of silk and lace has gone up considerably.  That fact coupled with  all of the stunning dress maker details, made the prices rise.  But, the good news is that gowns look like they are worth every penny!

Stay tuned for a recap of the fun parties that we attended and the exciting new lines that we picked up!

Images courtesy of Martha Stewart, Brides.com and Modern Trousseau

xoxo, TWD

don't miss this event!

We are so excited about our amazing trunk show this Thursday - Saturday with three of Priscilla of Boston's collections- Vineyard, Reverie and Jewel. 

Not only will there be gowns STRAIGHT from last week's runways, but the Jewel designer, Kelly Faetanini will be joining us on Saturday!

Don't miss your chance to receive a 10% discount off of the gown of your dreams, but also the chance to be the first to wear a gown from the Fall 2011 collection, styled by the designer herself!!!

There are still a few appoitments left!  Call 860.669.4596 to book yours!

To wet your whistle, here are a few of the hot new designs that will be with us for the trunk show~

xoxo, TWD

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

back from market!

We are back for bridal market and are totally inspired!  Stay tuned for a runway report with all of the latest trends!  One of the highlites of our time in New York was the Martha Stweart Weddings bash.  We got to meet the one and only!

From left- Elizabeth Zemetis of Blush Floral Design, Alicia Trotta- our brilliant store manager, you know who, myself, and Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events.

Stay tuned for more inspiration from bridal market!

xoxo, TWD

Thursday, October 14, 2010

off to bridal market

It is that time of year! We are headed off to New York to discover all of the new exciting trends in bridal!

This amazing market invitation by San Francisco based bridal designer, Amy Kuschel really put us in the mood!

Follow us on facebook and twitter so that you can hear about the trends first hand as we see them!

If you want to feel part of the action, you can watch the Priscilla of Boston runway show live on The Knot on Saturday the 16th at 7 pm!  Click here to watch the show!

xoxo, TWD

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

3 amazing designers ~ one event!

Vineyard Collection

Join us October 28th -30th  for a trunk show featuring the stunning collections of 3 designers~ Vineyard Collection by Priscilla of Boston, Reverie by Melissa Sweet and Jewel by Platinum

Find the perfect gown to match your fashion sensibility! Whether you are tailored, whimsical or independant, you will be sure to find the gowns of your dreams at this trunk show!

Gown prices start at $2500 and will be discounted by 10% during this exclusive event.

Call 860.669.4596 to schedule you personalized consultation and find the gown of your dreams!

xoxo, TWD

Monday, October 04, 2010

a gallery of inspiration

Wedding Row and Venetucci Home present A Gallery of Inspiration-inspiration for your wedding, home and lifestyle

image shot by Robert Norman and styled by Wedding Row at Venetucci Home

The wedding mavens of Wedding Row in Clinton are joining forces with the interior design experts of Venetucci Home in Westbrook, to create an evening of inspiration for those interested in wedding, fashion or home d├ęcor.

On October 27th from 6-9pm, Venetucci Home will be hosting a cocktail party along with the members of Wedding Row. The event will showcase vignettes of furniture that will be staged as inspiration for your wedding, home or lifestyle.

We will be using different furniture and interior vignettes designed by Venetucci Home to set the inspiration for a wedding, your home or lifestyle. Each vignette will have a mood board designed by Sarah True of True Event and include such elements as a wedding gown, a bouquet of flowers, stationary pieces, and even a wedding cake—all that incorporate the feel of the vignette.

Our goal is to show that design inspiration can come from anywhere. Even with our wedding focus, guests will garner inspiration that they can apply to their homes and lifestyle. It will be a night for anyone interested in fashion and interior design.

To rsvp to the October 27th event, contact True Event at Becca@trueevent.com.

Haven't heard of Wedding Row?

East Main Street in Clinton, Connecticut has become “Wedding Row” and is bursting with all things bridal! Stretched between the historic properties of 104 and 110 East Main Street, we have established a wedding community offering the best in bridal events, beauty, wedding attire, lingerie, paper and design.

As you step inside the enchanting  environments at 104 and 110 East Main Street you'll fall in love with your wedding. . .

104 East Main Street

Beneath the Gown, is a bridal lingerie boutique offering an exquisite collection of exclusive designer lingerie labels featuring French European couture fine laces and exquisite hand-made silks perfect for honeymoon, special events or every day. Services include complimentary, professional bra fittings and an in-house custom design service where Josie Jolon, the company’s founder can customize or custom create the perfect foundation to suit any body type, gown type or personal style.

The White Dress by the shore, an upscale bridal boutique offers couture gowns and chic accessories for brides, mothers, and maids in the quaint atmosphere of an antique home. Beth Chapman, former vice president of merchandising for Ann Taylor, opened the boutique in 2004.

Stonington Design+Paperie is a full service graphic design studio that specializes in creating couture invitations and announcements celebrating life’s landmark events. In addition, the firm has over twenty years of experience creating communications that range from logos to entire identity programs, marketing brochures to special event promotions, blogs to websites.

110 East Main Street

True Event is all about creating memorable, personal experiences. Founded by Sarah True, an event designer that began her career in New York City with years of experience working and exploring all areas of the event industry. At True Event you'll work with designers, not just coordinators who oversee the logistics of an event. With the belief that every client is unique, every True Event is created through a personalized process. And as a boutique planning service each True Event is produced one at a time, ensuring attention to every last detail.

Jennie Fresa, formerly a New York city Trainer and Regional Makeup Artist for Trish McEvoy, brings her trained eye in bridal beauty to the shoreline of CT. The Beauty Library is a makeup studio and mini spa created especially for the bride to be. At the Beauty Library, brides can expect customized makeup and skin care services in a calming atmosphere. Jennie specializes in a natural look and uses her signature makeup line-JF Minerals.

Visit us at Wedding Row- Great Style in One Destination!

xoxo, TWD

melissa sweet and priscilla of boston special offer

As a special offer for our social networking followers, we are offering 10% off any Melissa Sweet or Priscilla of Boston wedding gown through October 15th.

Call 860.669.4596 to select your stunning gown from these incredible collections!

*discount does not apply to vineyard collection, reverie or jewel gowns or priscilla of boston maids dresses.

xoxo, TWD

Saturday, October 02, 2010

calling June and July brides and maids!

There is still time to save on your  Jenny Yoo gown or maids dresses!

You can save 10% off of your Jenny Yoo dresses if you place your order by the end of November!

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June 2011 weddings must have order placed by Oct 29th
July 2011 weddings must have order placed by Nov 30th

The 10% discount is applied to Jenny Yoo's quantity discount.
For example if three bridesmaid dresses are purchased an additional 10% discount will be applied to the 3 or more bridesmaid price.
Bridal, Bridesmaid, JR and Flower Girls are all included!

Call 860.669.4596 to schedule an appoitment to view Jenny's stunning colleciton for attendants and maids!
xoxo, TWD