Thursday, April 07, 2011
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
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
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, Ladurée. 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 isMaria 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
Video- Vintage Cinema
Beauty- dd Nickel
Catering- Emily's Catering
Sweets- Lovely- Lollies
Linens/Rentals- Party Rental, Ltd.
Tent- Sperry Tents
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
Monday, April 04, 2011
gown by Modern Trousseau
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!
Sunday, April 03, 2011
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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!