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Mix & match Theia bridal separates for 2 unique looks in 1!

We have always been a huge fan of mixing & matching bridal separates to create 2 looks in 1, especially for those brides who have difficulty deciding between a full vs. more fitted style! These pieces from Theia allow a bride to wear a more traditional bridal skirt for her ceremony, and then do a lickety–split change into a more fitted, sexy number to show off her shape (and dance the night away!)

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Mix & Match Theia Bridal Separates

Theia Ada top paired with Tilly skirt

Mix & Match Theia Bridal Separates

Theia Ada top paired with Ines skirt

Love this idea? Give us a ring at 860.669.4596 and let our stylist help you make the most out of your wedding day ensemble! 

xoxo, TWD 


Classic winter wedding inspiration with Anne Barge’s ‘Jonquil’ #ABBStyle

What could exude more of a classic, New England Winter feel than Anne Barge’s Jonquil gown, paired with a cozy fur and natural beauty!? Here is a peek at how we would style this long sleeved beaut #ABBStyle #annebargebride

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photography: Amma Rhea Photo

styling: Beth Chapman

beauty: Allure Traveling Beauty

gown: Jonquil by Anne Barge

earrings: Maria Elena

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xoxo, TWD



What We’re Loving: Jenny Yoo’s Separates!

Not only are Jenny Yoo’s bridesmaid separates beautiful and refreshing, but they’re currently each $10 off during July! We have loved this trend for a while, and are so happy to see some of our own brides embracing it. They’re also super cute for a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner!

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Ring us at 860.669.4596 or request an appointment here.

xoxo, TWD


New Bridesmaids Shopping Experience!

Our new bridesmaids shopping/payment service allows our brides and bridesmaids to have the boutique shopping experience with the simplicity and convenience of paying online.

After visiting our bridesmaids studio, brides can establish an account with us and create a wishlist of the styles that she is interested in having her maids wear. It’s a nice way for brides to keep organized, and an easy way for bridesmaids to view, select, and pay for their dresses on online!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit our boutique and create an account with us. 
  2. Choose a designer(s) Please call us at 860.669.4596 if you wish to order/pay for Amsale dresses.
  3. Select your style(s) 
  4. For each style, click add to Wishlist
  5. Once your wishlist is complete, click the share button to e-mail your bridesmaids your selections
  6. Bridesmaids can then log in under your account, select the style that they are wearing, fill in their size (by using the available designer size charts), and pay!

Please keep in mind – the actual bridal party order will not be placed until we have a signed policy form and payment for all bridesmaids.

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Here are some more in depth instructions:

-Create an account:

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-Visit the Shop Bridesmaids page

 

-Select the designer you are interested in

-Select your style(s) and click “add to wishlist”

 

-Once in your Wishlist, just click “share” to e-mail your bridesmaids your dress selections. You can always access this wishlist by clicking “Bridesmaids Wishlist” under the ordering tab out our homepage. You may select specific dress colors &  sizes (or leave it for your bridesmaids to fill out when they log in and pay.)

 

Bridesmaids can then log into your account, visit the Wishlist, select the style that they are wearing, fill in their size, and pay! If bridesmaids want their dress shipped to them, there is also a convenient online shipping document.

And, as if that is not the most exciting news you have heard in a while, you can also now purchase our tulle skirts and fun gift items, like mini emergency kits and owner, Beth Chapman’s first book, The White Dress in color, from the Gifts and Essentials page of our website!

Our goal is always to provide our clients with an exceptional shopping experience.  Now, we hope to make it convenient as well!

Happy Shopping!

xoxo,  TWD 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


What We’re Loving: Giving Back for Your Wedding

We are thrilled to share our current favorite ways to give back on your special day – from purchasing a wedding gown, to decorating, to celebrating with wine & bubbly!

The first is a program created by one of our favorite San Francisco-based designers, Amy Kuschel. Each year, her team selects certain gowns to support different non-profit charities. Most recently, they announced that their ‘Boston’ gown will give back to the Trevor Project, providing crisis intervention and suicide services to LGBTQ teens and young adults. Here are some other AK gowns that give back:

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‘Roxy’, San Francisco SPCA

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‘Harlow’, The Sierra Club

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‘Boston’, Trevor Project

Next on our list is a beautiful and unique decorative glass product, called GlassyBabies. Available for purchase and rental, glassybabies are hand-blown glass candle votives, that can also be used as vases or drinking glasses! The best part is that each vibrant color gives back to a designated charity. Lee Rhodes founded Glassybaby when as a cancer patient herself, she met other patients in waiting rooms who could not even afford the bus fare to get to their treatments. She created a simple but iconic product and an organization that donates 10% of each sale to a long list of charitable causes. This seemingly simple system has donated over $4.4 million dollars to date through their White Light Fund!

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The White Dress by the shore owner and stylist, Beth Chapman, recently dressed Martha Stewart’s niece, Kristina, who incorporated the glassware into her wedding reception centerpieces.

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These rich, brilliantly colored glasses make great gifts, {think Mother’s Day!} You can learn more and purchase glassybabies here.

 

This Napa Valley based winery was founded in 2007 with the goal of making the world a better place through beautifully crafted wine (and bubbly). We share the same philosophy that giving back is ‘good business’ and are thrilled to share ONE HOPE with you!  With the purchase of every bottle of wine, a donation is made to a specific designated charity. Additionally, private wine tastings can be arranged to support your favorite local charity where 15 % of the sales from each case sold during the tasting goes to support the local charity of your choice.  We love this idea for weddings too! You can purchase wine (or bubbly) for your event and have 15% of the case sales donated to the charity of your choosing. And of course, each bottle is still making an impact through it’s designated cause partners –meaningful charities like ASPCA, Team Rubicon, Why Hunger, among others.  Owner, Beth Chapman is a CEO or cause entrepreneur for the company, so she can answer any questions that you may have about ordering wine or brut for your wedding related events.  You can also get more information here.

The company has an extensive catalog of wine varietals, but of course, we are obsessed with these sparkling bottles of brut (c’mon…bubbles and sparkles….who could resist?!)  Here is the line up and the charities that they support:

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Gold Sparkling Brute – Charity:  Why Hunger 

The purchase of every bottle connects 15 meals to one hungry child in the U.S.

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Rainbow Sparkling Brut – Charity: The Trevor Project  

The purchase of every bottle funds one hour of operation costs for support and suicide prevention of LGBT teens in crisis.

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Silver Bottle – Charity: Why Hunger

The purchase of every bottle connects 15 meals to one hungry child in the U.S.

One Hope is hosting a promotion this month and when you purchase 3 or more bottles of wine or brut, you will save 15% and enjoy free shipping.  And of course, support the designated cause partner for the varietal.  click here to purchase.

 

Ready…set…give back!

xoxo, TWD


What We’re Loving: Clean & Simple Wedding Gown Trend

Since lace gowns have been popular for so many seasons, we find it refreshing that clean, simple, minimalistic bridal gowns are trending.

Although these gowns don’t have lace or beading, they still boast interesting silhouettes and seaming details. And as always, you can take it up a notch with some amazing accessories, really making the it your own. We like to say that these clean gowns serve as a beautiful blank slate!

Below are some of our favorite styles. Interested in giving this trend a try? Ring us at 860.669.4595!

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Theia ‘Daria’

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Theia ‘Devon’

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Amy Kuschel ‘Halston’

Amy Kuschel‘Roxy’

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Hayley Paige ‘Londyn’

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Legends by Romona Keveza ‘Bette Davis’

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Augusta Jones ‘Rebecca’

xoxo, TWD

 

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