Pretty Post: Kelsey & Paul’s Riverhouse Romance featuring Hayley Paige Dori

The first time I saw Kelsey, I was in awe of how beautiful she was. So much that I walked over to her and gushed to her about it. In the two seconds before words came out of my mouth, I thought to myself that she will probably think I’m crazy creepy – I had never met her before! Instead, Kelsey laughed heartily and was so incredibly modest with the compliment. In that moment, I realized that she really is a beautiful person in all form inside and out. After having a chance to get to know Paul a bit later, it made perfect sense why these two gravitated to each other. Both have the kindest hearts and sweetest smiles. And their little guy Charlie is a mirror of everything they are – warm, real, happy and in love -Hubert & Alka

We absolutely adore Kelsey and Paul’s wedding at the Riverhouse. She was absolutely stunning in her gown – Hayley Paige Dori.  Scroll below and you will see what we mean! A big thank you to Kelsey for partaking in our day of wedding dress service and bringing her darling baby, Charlie to every fitting!

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Photography: Hubert & Alka

Ceremony: St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

Reception: The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station

Portrait Location: Hartford City Hall + East Haddam CT

Dress: Hayley Paige, The White Dress by the Shore

Accessories: Aquinnah

Beauty: Rena Santopietro

Hair Stylist: Kelly A. Bard from Aneeta Li Salon LLC

Florals: Terri Krisavage

Bridal Dresser: Shana of The White Dress by the shore

xoxo, TWD


Picture of the Week


This week’s {Picture of the Week} celebrates the final few days of our Couture Bridal Event, which runs through this Saturday. This fabulous #couture image comes from our Great Gatsby styled photo shoot – as seen in The White Dress in Colorco-authored by TWD owner, Beth Chapman. 

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck

Shoot Design: Candice Coppola, Jubilee Events

Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman

Venue: The Branford House

Gown: Rivini

Feather Stole: The Wedding Dresser

xoxo, TWD

What We’re Loving: The Confetti Bar

We think that no party is complete without confetti! Now, you can have a party where they make the confetti!!! Our friends at The Confetti Bar recently opened an amazing space in Wallingford, Connecticut. You can now rent it out for parties, showers, bachelorettes – we think it would be a great place for a bridal party to get ready for the wedding!  Take a peek inside the space below. To inquire about rental, click here.




xoxo, TWD

August 6 – 8: Hayley Paige Trunk Show & Event Schedule


We are gearing up for an exciting weekend full of all things Hayley Paige and we can hardly wait!  The weekend is chock full of events- here is how it all shakes out:

We will have the Spring 2016 collection of gowns in store and they will discounted by 10% for this exclusive event

We will have the Spring 2016 collection of gowns in store and they will discounted by 10% for this exclusive event

If you are going to be wearing Hayley Paige for your upcoming wedding, this is your chance to meet the uber talented and equally as sweet designer, Miss Hayley Paige!  It will be a super fun evening to shop for accessories,  meet the designer in the flesh and of course, take a selfie with her in our selfie booth!

For this exclusive event, we will be bringing in a curated collection of accessories from Haute Bride that were designed specifically to coordinate with Hayley Paige’s gowns.  Sign up for a complimentary 30 minute mini hair trial from Catie & Amy and shop for your bling!  Accessories will be 10% off during the soiree!

While you are here, you can also get beautified at our lash and lip station, sip bubbly,  nibble on delicious bites from Gourmet Galley and indulge in sweets from our candy bar.

If you are up for a night of fun, bling, laughs, and of course bubbly, RSVP here.   If you are interested in a hair trail, please note that in your email!

Shop the 2016 collection with the designer herself!  Hayley will be on hand to assist you in picking out the perfect gown for your wedding!  What an amazing opportunity to work with the designer of your gown!


A special thank you to the sponsors who are helping to make our Garden Party such an amazing event:


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Click here to RSVP to the party (please note if you would like a complimentary hair trial).  To request a trunk show appointment on Thrs- Sat, click here.


xoxo, TWD

August 11-15: Inside Sidewalk Sale

‘Tis the season of the sidewalk sale! We are hosting our annual Inside Sidewalk Sale. In anticipation of the sale, check out our bridal samples, mother of + soiree samples & accessory samples, then give us a ring to try your favorites on  |  860.669.4596. Click here to view our sample sale shopping tips.

xoxo, TWD

Picture of the Week

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Today’s [Picture of the Week} honors our Couture Bridal Event which is currently running through August 1st, but more importantly, our motto – that every bride should be classic, timeless, and unforgettable.

Don’t miss out on your chance to save 10% off of any gown priced above $3500. Gowns priced at $4000+ will also receive a complimentary veil! Please ring us at 860.669.4596 for an appointment, or request one here.

Photography: Justin & Mary

Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman

Hair & Makeup: d.d. Nickel

Beaded Gown: Anne Barge

Model: The Beauty Within Agency

xoxo, TWD 

Hayley Paige’s New Collection!

We are over the moon excited for our Hayley Paige Trunk Show August 6 – 8! We are even more excited that designer, Hayley Paige will be joining us for a cocktail party on Friday the 7th and for bridal appointments on Saturday the 8th. Here are some of the amazing gowns we are looking forward to having at the boutique- all from her newly launched collection!




















This is one trunk show you won’t want to miss! Ring us at 860.669.4596 for an appointment, or request one online. Space is limited!

xoxo, TWD

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