Thursday, December 30, 2010

new year, new look!

image by Carla Ten Eyck

We are getting a new look!  From January 4th - January 18th, our 1st floor will be undergoing a renovation.  During that time, we will be accepting appointments on the 2nd floor of our boutique. To ensure availability, it is imperative that you schedule your appointments a minimum of 1 week in advance, as we are limited in number of appointments that we can take.

When arriving for your appointment, please enter at the top of the stairs on the second level of the building.  If anyone in you party is unable to climb stairs, please notify us when scheduling your appointments.  We ask that you limit your party to 3 guests for appointments during our renovation, as our temporary space is very 'cozy'.

For revised hours during our 2 week renovation period, click here

We look forward to unveiling our new look in the new year!

Happy New Year!

xoxo, TWD

attention all jenny yoo brides and maids!

We were just notified that effective January 21st, all of Jenny Yoo's dresses will be increasing in price by 5-10%  (with the exception of the 2011 collection).

If you are interested in a Jenny Yoo dress and want to avoid the price increase, please provide us with required measurements, policy form and payment before January 21st.

For Jenny Yoo's size chart and information on ordering your bridesmaid dress, visit our website.

xoxo, TWD

Saturday, December 18, 2010

holiday hours

Holiday Hours
by appointment

12/23  10-5
12/24 closed
12/25 closed
12/26 closed
12/27 closed
12/28 10-5
12/29 10-5
12/30 closed
12/31 closed
1/1 closed

We are getting a new look for the new year!  We are replacing the floors on our 1st floor and will be taking limited appointments and operating out of our second floor only from Janurary 4th - 18th.  Please schedule your appointments during that time 2 weeks in advance to ensure availablity. We are not doing fittings during the renovation.  

Special hours during renovation (by appointment):
1/4 10-5
1/5 10-5
1/6 12-8
1/7 10-7
1/8 10-4
1/9 10-2:30
1/10 closed
1/11 10-5
1/12 10-5
1/13 12-8
1/14 10-4
1/15 9-3
1/16 closed
1/17 closed
1/18 closed

xoxo, TWD

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010


Need a veil??

We are pulling together all of the fabulous inventory for our sample sale that will run December 14th -18th and we have SO MANY veils!!!  Choose from an assortment of lengths, shapes and trims- from lace to ribbon edge all for 50% off.  We also have a select group of veils that will be priced at $20 or FREE with the purchase of a sample gown!

Call 860.669.4596 to book your appointment for our sample sale! Don't miss your chance at an amazing deal!

xoxo, TWD

Thursday, December 09, 2010

cozy fur!

Planning a winter wedding? We have a selection of fur stoles and jackets available for sale and rent! Call for pricing and availability!

xoxo, TWD

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

wedding row wednesday- whipping those brows into shape!

Ladies, before or after your appointment at our Modern Trousseau trunk show this weekend, be sure to stop next door at Jennie Fresa's beauty library!  Jennie will be offering complimentary eye brow shaping from 11-4 on Friday and Saturday in her adorable studio that is all decked out for the holidays!

While you are there, don't forget to pick up a new lipstick for the season from Jennie's incredible cosmetics line... my favorite shade is "Lacquer".

xoxo, TWD

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

ask the expert ~ Modern Trousseau designer, Callie Tein

We are thrilled to be hosting a trunk show with Connecticut based designer Modern Trousseau this weekend (December 9th -11th).  Modern Trousseau is a company that specializes in couture bridal and mother of the occasion dresses.  The collection was first launched at The White Dress by the shore 5 years ago and it is now sold all over the world!

Callie's lastest collection will be here for the trunk show.  Don't miss your opportunity to try her new designs hot off of the runway!  Join us for an appointment on Friday and Saturday and have the opportunity to meet the designer and work with her to customize the gown of your dreams!

Further to our 'ask the expert series', I interviewed Modern Trousseau founder and designer, Callie Tein about her collection, trends in bridal and her inspiration.  Here are her responses:

How did you get started in designing bridal?

I've loved fashion ever since I was a little girl growing up in Melbourne, Australia. I used to dress up in my Mum's evening clothes from the sixties and seventies.  I sometimes remember important or special events in my life through the clothes that I was wearing at the time, and I remember my first pair of high heels, my first ballgown (my prom dress) and of course my wedding gown.

I studied Fashion Design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.  I loved every minute of it.  When I graduated, I worked as a designer for many different Australian companies, designing woman's wear, children's wear, and eventually wedding gowns. 

Once you have designed weddings gowns, there is no going back.  It is the ultimate in creativity and design.  The luxury of working with fine French laces, imported silks and delicate bead work makes me feel very lucky. I want every dress to be perfect, and every every bride that I dress to feel special on her wedding day.

What was the inspiration behind your current bridal collection?

50's couture~ classic with a twist.  I was inspired by the fabrics that we found, particularly the beautiful laces. I wanted to add texture to the collection, so we did gowns like Wallis and Martini. In In this collection I wanted to add new dimension to take it to the next level.

"Wallis" shot in Paris by Robert and Kathleen Trensky


What are the current trends in bridal?

The trend at the moment is being able to customize your gown and make it your own. Accessorizing the gown as way of customizing it is a strong trend with brides- whether it is with a special belt or jewels. The Vintage look is also still en vogue. In particular, we are still very inspired by lace.  Color as a trend is also going to be strong. Bold black and white is a big trend.


People always ask if strapless will stay in fashion. What is your opinion?

YES!!!!! Strapless is a beautiful look on a young girl- it always looks fresh. Strapless represents freedom. When you compare what people wore years ago to now, women were covered up for their weddings. Historically, weddings were often planned by their mothers and women wore long sleeves and high necks.  Today, strapless represents freedom for young brides- and it is not going away.

You are one of the few bridal designers who designs bridal and mothers dresses. What differentiates your mother of the occasion collection?

We have a very specific look for our mothers. We want the collection to be young, fresh and elegant. We are designing for a more mature woman, so I am always thinking about a mature figure and the designs cater to her. But, I still strive to keep the looks fresh, young and flattering!  We have banished frumpy!

A collection of our 'real' moms from Modern Trousseau

To schedule an appointment for the trunk show and an opportunity to work with Callie to customize the perfect look for your big day, call 860.669.4596. A 10% discount will be granted off of any Modern Trousseau purchase made during this exclusive event!

xoxo, TWD

Monday, December 06, 2010

Tying the Knot! ~ Coren Moore and Vineyard Vines!

photo by Bruce Plotkin

Coren Moore and Vineyard Vines are tying the knot!  We are please to announce that we will be offering 5 styles of Vineyard Vines ties in 4 of Coren's best selling colors. 


Fish- Sky Blue

Golf- Navy

Rope Links- Navy

Starfish- Lime

The classic 100% silk ties are priced at $85 and make the perfect gift for your groomsmen!  During January and February any bridal parties that purchase 4 or more Coren Moore maids dresses and Vineyard Vines ties will receive 15% off their total bridesmaid order!*

*offer cannont be combined with any other promotion

Call 860.669.4596 to book your appointment to view the Coren Moore and Vineyard Vines collections!

xoxo, TWD

Friday, December 03, 2010

Sample Sale!!

Don't miss our incredible sample sale December 14th -18th.  Call 860.669.4596 to book your appointment to get the best deals!  Click here to view a sampling of our couture bridal sample sale collection.

xoxo, TWD