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Get to know Sara Gabriel | TWD Accessories Designer

Get to know Sara Gabriel | TWD Accessories Designer 

Our next accessories Trunk Show is fast approaching, and with the designer herself joining us for it, we wanted our brides to get to know Sara Gabriel. (PS- She will be here for the Feb. 23 & Feb. 24)

Denver-based designer Sara Gabriel learned how to sew from her mother when she was a child. Her eponymous label began as a bespoke service in 2000, when she designed her first veil for a friend, and while the company has grown exponentially, the spirit remains: each piece is made entirely by hand, one at a time, from beginning to end. Using Swarovski crystals, French lace, freshwater pearls, and silk organza, her delicate designs are influenced by modern brides and vintage detailing. Read below about the designer from her point of view! 

Heritage :

“The official story (the one I’ll tell if I’m pressed for time) is that I launched Sara Gabriel, my namesake company, in July of 2000 in my tiny Denver apartment. But if you have the time I’ll tell you the real story. My company started when I was 5 years old sitting by my mother who was teaching me to use her sewing machine, and when I was eleven traveling around the country in my dad’s VW camper bus, cross-stitching glittering mermaids to pass the time. It also started  in high school when I began obsessing over everything that sparkled, or was even tangentially related to weddings. Like all true loves, mine feels like it has been with me my entire life, and I can honestly say that getting to wake up every day and make women feel beautiful is deeply fulfilling and an unbelievable dream come true.”

Get to know Sara Gabriel

Technique :

“Having grown my tiny company into one of the most sought-after, and recognizable brands in the industry, I am committed to staying true to my roots. I create my designs in the most difficult way possible: completely by hand, one at a time, and just for you from beginning to end. Every veil is individually cut, every crystal is hand placed, and every lace appliqué attached one at a time, just like the first pieces I made over 18 years ago. Not everyone does it this way but I believe that the care, and love, my team and I put into each piece will show from the moment you open your box to the moment you walk down the aisle!”

Get to know Sara Gabriel

Inspiration:

“I design my collection each year with one eye on traditional elements that grant a timeless quality to the brides who wear them, and the other eye on free-thinking, spirited brides who know who they are and want their personality to show. I want every one of my brides to sparkle and shine in her own way, and I use glittering Swarovski crystals, classic French laces, refined construction techniques and the softest veiling tulle imaginable to ensure they do. Ultimately, I’m inspired by you!” ♥︎ – xoxo Sara

Photography | Starling Studio Photography

We absolutely adore Sara, she has an amazing personality that lights up a room, and has us star struck with everything she does in and out of the bridal industry! Click to learn more about the Sara Gabriel trunk show or request an accessory appointment to work with Sara to customize your look by clicking here or ring us at 860.669.4596

xoxo, TWD

 


Meet Sara Gabriel and Save on Accessories | February 22 – 24

Meet Sara Gabriel and save on accessories!

Join the TWD lovelies, meet Sara Gabriel, and save on accessories, during the Sara Gabriel Trunk Show February 22nd – 24th!

Meet Sara Gabriel

We are so excited to have designer Sara Gabriel here at the boutique to style our brides Friday, February 23rd, and Saturday, February 24th! During this exclusive event, there will be a 10% discount granted on all Sara Gabriel accessories purchases. To scoop up one of these coveted accessory appointments with our stylists and Sara ring us at 860.669.4596 or request an appointment here.

xoxo, TWD

P.S. – If you are looking for veils or hair accessories we recommend scheduling a hair trial for prior to your accessory appointment! This can help you envision your total wedding day look!

Image: Maggie Conley Photography


Shannon’s Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon’s Touch of Tropical Wedding 

The moment we met & heard about TWD bride, Shannon’s touch of tropical wedding vision, we knew her special day would be as bright and colorful as she was. We love how Flowers By Justine incorporated bright florals, to complement her soft blush gown by Hayley Paige, and green palms to give the New Haven Lawn Club a touch of the tropics. From her dreamy jewel toned bridal party, to the fun reception details, Lacey Gabrielle Photo captured this sweet couples wedding day perfectly! Scroll through to see all of the pretty, and stay tuned to see her featured in The Knot. To see more real TWD brides make sure to visit our brides page! 

 

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Shannon's Touch of Tropical Wedding

Photographer |  Lacey Gabrielle Photo

Venue | New Haven Lawn Club

Gown | The White Dress by the shore | Hayley Paige

Veil | The White Dress by the shore | Lacey Eden

Accessories | The White Dress by the shore | Haute Bride & Sara Gabriel 

Florals |  Flowers By Justine

xoxo, TWD 

 


Romantic Winter Inspired Styled Shoot at Gedney Farm

 

Romantic Winter Inspired Styled Shoot at Gedney Farm 

Images by: Melanie Ruth Photography 

 

As soon as the venue for this shoot was confirmed to be taking  place at Gedney Farm in late February,  Beth Chapman, The White Dress by the Shore owner, knew that we had to shoot the Hayley Paige “Lumi” gown. After seeing it walk the runway in New York, she fell in love with its light blue hue, billowed sleeves and delicate star motif beading, which were perfect for the snowy back drop and the candlelit reception! The subtle sparkle in the gown was just enough of a contrast with the rustic setting to create perfection. There certainly is no rule that you can’t wear sparkle in a barn, as long as your details and decor mirror the same aesthetic. Beth paired the gown with an ombre blue veil by Sara Gabriel and continued with the theme of shades of blue with the groom’s attire.  
 
We ALMOST did not get to this glorious gown!  It was still in production and the Hayley Paige team was kind enough to pull it for a few hours for us. It arrived the morning of the shoot!  We got all of the shots we needed, boxed it up and sent it back to New York the same day.  Of course, Beth had a back up gown just in case…but we are all so pleased that we received “Lumi”, as she really made the shoot! 
 
The bride’s look exudes drama and modern glamour, while still maintaining a sense of softness and romance. Allure traveling beauty added the perfect Maria Elena hair accessory as the finishing touch to her hairstyle. Allure choose this piece for her hairstyle with the idea that less is more! Sabrina from Allure Traveling Beauty created a fresh faced look with a touch of a moisturizing water-based airbrush foundation, natural eyeshadows, and a little highlighter to give an instant glow! Shine may be fun for your lips, but for a more elegant bridal look she went with matte giving our bride a bolder look which required less overall makeup. 
 
Blue Lane Events used the Hayley Paige gown as the inspiration behind the details.  Its metallic elegance is right on trend for 2017. This year is all about metallics, from decadent gold to elegant silver and bronze.  It’s about the shine.  It’s not the easiest look to pull off because it takes the right balance. Using the right touches in the right places is key to making a statement that is all your own. You want glamorous without being overdone.  
 
Brides want to include the latest trends in their wedding, but also want to keep more classic elements as well.  Blue Lane Events spray painted artichokes a shiny silver and used silver chargers to bring in 2017’s metallic trend, while keeping the rest of the table pretty traditional.  The acrylic menu card also added a more modern touch to the table while keeping the overall classic feel.  
 
The Pantone color for 2017 is greenery so we knew we wanted a lush runner full of different types of greens, and the floral designer, Deryck created the perfect one!  It was a gorgeous way to incorporate nature into the already rustic backdrop of the barn and to highlight the switching of the seasons from winter to spring.  This year’s “greenery” hue allowed us the opportunity to use a stunning neutral against an unconventional, more modern metallic.  It proved to be the perfect juxtaposition.  This same inspiration was incorporated into the cake design by Erica O’Brien. Erica poured her love into this cake and created a three tiered work of art, hand painted and shaded at the bottom tier to reflect the bride’s veil, while incorporating delicately crafted sugar flowers and Eucalyptus leaves  on the top two tiers. 
 
We always encourage our brides to make sure that their wedding details are cohesive.  Pinterest can be a great source of inspiration, but it can also be overwhelming during the planning process.  We often see brides patching together ideas from Pinterest, so their wedding comes out feeling a little disjointed.  A huge part of a wedding day is the bride’s dress, as it can really set the tone of the day.  The clusters of tapered candles reflected the romantic look of her dress, the artichoke place settings mirrored the sparkle of her dress, and the unique pale blue tint of the dress was just enough to make the whole setting feel very contemporary within a turn-of-the-century barn.  
 
Many brides are attracted to rustic-themed inspirations.  It is our job to suggest new and exciting ways to incorporate that rustic feel, without relying on overdone imitations.  We like to look forward and reinvent favorite styles.  And, of course, we do believe that love is written in the stars! 
 

 

   

 

Dress: Hayley Paige Lumi Gown 

Ombre Veil: Sara Gabriel

Headpiece Designer:  Maria Elena

Groom’s Attire: Valentino Tailors

Styling: Beth Chapman Styling

Hair and Makeup: Allure Traveling Beauty

Photographer: Melanie Ruth Photography

Shoot Design & Coordination: Blue Lane Events 

Cake: Erica O’brien Cakes 

Florist: Deryck DeMatas

 

XOXO, TWD

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