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What We’re Loving: The Good Beginning

Founded by amazing event planner Beth Helmstetter, The Good Beginning is an online registry where couples can donate to their favorite charitable organizations in lieu of, or in addition to normal wedding gifts. Some causes include but are not limited to, in crisis, arts, education, rebuilding lives, poverty, healthcare and animal welfare. It’s where you can start your marriage off by doing something very very good.

And…it’s super easy! Learn more here and follow them on Instagram!

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xoxo, TWD

What We’re Loving: Mix and Match Maids + Adrianna Papell Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses

We have always been a huge advocate for mixing and matching bridesmaid dresses, but lately we are in love with it more than ever! With stunning styles from designers such as Jenny Yoo and Adrianna Papell, your girls will look as fabulous as they are unique.


Jenny Yoo, Adrianna Papell

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Adrianna Papell


Jenny Yoo

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Adrianna Papell

To try on these as well as other mix and match styles in person (and for a closer look at the colors and fabric options) give us a ring at 860.669.4596 or request an appointment online hereOr, to take the bridesmaid shopping experience to the next level, schedule an exclusive Bridesmaid Soiree! Click here for details.

Photography: Eric Foley

Beauty: Simply Gorgeous by Erin

Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman

Floral Design: Blush Floral Design

xoxo, TWD

Wedding Day Essential: Pinch Minimergency Kit!

It’s officially wedding season and this kit is an absolute must have for all brides! It’s chock-full of 21 little essentials to save the big day, including extra wedding bands, antacid, and the most compact facial and blotting tissues you’ve ever seen! Come pick up one {or several!} at the boutique – we have them stocked in the below two colors, Champagne Glitter and White/Gold Dot.

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Check out all that’s inside!


xoxo, TWD


Spring 2016 Bridal Market Trends

We just arrived back from a whirlwind trip to New York for Spring 2016 Bridal Market. There were two words that best describe the overall feel of the collections – feminine and pretty. We are so excited about what our designers showed and the gorgeous options that will be arriving in the boutique later this summer! Long sleeves and ball skirts carried over from last season, and several new and exciting trends emerged.

Below is a recap of the top trends from Spring 2016 Bridal Market:


Last season, it was all about the bare, dramatic, plunging backs. This season, the options were a bit more demure with sheer skin-colored illusion backs and backs with unique feminine details.


Romona Keveza image: Instagram


Monique Lhuillier image: Instagram


Modern Trousseau image: Instagram


Modern Trousseau image: Instagram


Hayley Paige image: Instagram


Hayley Paige image: Instagram


Anne Barge image: Instagram


Floral details and textures were the belle of the ball this bridal market. They graced virtually every runway. These textural options are a wonderful alternative to the traditional lace gowns that we have been seeing for so many seasons.


Hayley Paige image: Instagram

Austin Scarlett Bridal Spring 2016

Austin Scarlett image: WWD

Marchesa Bridal Spring 2015

Marchesa image: WWD

Mira Zwillinger Bridal Spring 2016

Mira Zwillinger image: WWD


This is a trend that is certainly not for every bride, but it is an interesting option nonetheless. We personally prefer this look for a shower or rehearsal dinner versus a walk down the aisle.


Theia image: Brides


Ivy & Aster image: Instagram


Theia image: Instagram

Mira Zwillinger Bridal Spring 2016

Mira Zwillinger image: WWD


We are obsessed with this trend. We love it for both the bridal and bridesmaid categories.

Elizabeth Fillmore

Elizabeth Fillmore image: Brides


Donna Morgan image: Instagram


Donna Morgan image: Instagram


Ivy & Aster image: Instagram

Naeem Khan Bridal Show

Naeem Khan image: WWD

Romona Keveza Luxe Bridal Collection Spring 2016

Romona Keveza image: WWD

Romona Keveza Luxe Bridal Collection Spring 2016

Romona Keveza image: WWD

Romona Keveza Luxe Bridal Collection Spring 2016

Romona Keveza image: WWD


Last season, it was all about the plunging back necklines. This season, front necklines were taking the plunge!


Hayley Paige image: Instagram


Ivy & Aster image: Instagram

Anne Barge Bridal Spring 2016

Anne Barge image: WWD

Marchesa Bridal Spring 2015

Marchesa image: WWD

Mira Zwillinger Bridal Spring 2016

Mira Zwillinger image: WWD

Monique Lhuillier Bridal Spring 2016

Monique Lhuillier image: WWD

Leave us a comment and let us know which trend is your fave!

xoxo, Beth


What We’re Loving: Jenny Yoo Metallic Bridesmaid Dresses

If you love glitz and glam, then you will be head over heels for the latest trend in bridesmaid dresses! Metallics are having a moment right now, and we are ecstatic that Jenny Yoo has embraced the lustrous colors! From sparkling gold tulle to shimmering silver charmeuse, these dresses are sure to add a glamorous twist to traditional wedding styles. And the best part of all? They can be mixed and matched to create a truly unique look for your bridal party. Below are the glittery additions to Jenny Yoo’s latest collection. Be prepared to swoon! To see these dresses in person, schedule an appointment for our Jenny Yoo 2015 Bridal & Bridesmaid Trunk Show January 29th – 31st. To reserve your spot for this exclusive event, ring us at 860.669.4596 or email





Photography: JJ Ignotz Photography

xoxo, TWD

What We’re Loving: Blingsie, Keep Your Engagement Ring Safe and Sparkling


Are you newly engaged and worried about damaging your ring? For most of us, the answer is a resounding ‘yes,’ which is why we just have to tell you about one of our favorite inventions! Blingsie is an amazing product that protects and preserves your most meaningful keepsake from life’s messes! Check out the video below to learn how to use it, and then read on for more information!

We first met Carly, the creator of Blingsie, at a Women in Business Event at Chamard Vineyards. Carly is not only a sweetheart, but she is also an entrepreneur who came up with this genius product right on the Connecticut shoreline! Who wouldn’t want to keep their sparkly engagement ring safe and clean!? We love Blingsie so much that we are including it in our White Carpet and Bridesmaid Soiree Swag Bags. To order your own, click here!

xoxo, TWD

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