This amazing sketch was a gift from one of our sweet designers, Amy Kuschel.We were honored to have the lovely ladies ofÂ True Event plan the party for us.Â They pulled together some of the most incredible talents in the industry to create a memorable evening filled with Glamour, Glitz and Gowns! The invitations were designed by the uber talented, Nichole Michel of Coral Pheasant Stationary. We were treated to delicious confections by two incredible culinary artists!Â The Essex Cake Company set up a display of sweets that wasÂ almost too lovely to eat (we said almost) and our friends at A Thyme to Cook, in their true creative fashion, dreamed up exquisite deserts that were passed amongst the guests. The highlight of the evening was a retrospective of gownsÂ on display in 'Versailles', our largest fitting room on the second floor of the boutique. Many of our brides allowed us to borrow their gowns for the evening. We displayed one gown per year for the past decade.Â It was wonderful to see how the styles changed over the years. There was however,Â one consistent thread through each lovely gown-each was timeless and elegant.
Designer Callie Tein of Modern Trousseau posing with two of her gowns, both of which happened to be worn byour sales associates, Holly (on left) and Shana (on right)
The 'Loan' gown by Anne Barge was representing the year that we opened, 2004
The White Dress in Color, the inspirational coffee table book co-authored by owner, Beth Chapman, was proudly on display during the eventWe were fortunate enough to have many wonderful sponsors for our event.Â You can see the full list below. One of them was Juliska.Â They provided the absolutely most breathtaking champagne glasses that we sipped Chamard Vineyard 'sÂ Stone Cold Sparkling White from.
The incredible talents that made this evening possible from left: (back row: Jessica of The Confetti Bar, Catilin from True Event, Yumiko of Hana Floral Design, Nichole of Coral Pheasant, owner, Beth Chapman, Sarah True of True Event, Jennie Fresa, front row: GeoffÂ of Photo Booth Planet, Mike of Buzz Media)Jennie Fresa put together a sparkly lip station where she first applied one of her luscious shades of lipstick, topped with guest's choice of sparkly color!Â It was such fun!
Our friends at Elan Artists sent a few of their talented acoustic musicians to entertain us for the evening- violinist, Maria ManousakiÂ and guitarist, Petro Klampanis. And what is a party without a fabulous photo booth?Â We were thrilled to have the best of the best in the house with Photobooth Planet! In keeping with the wedding gown theme, Beth wore the Modern Trousseau dress that she recentlyÂ renewed her vows in and paired it with a custom tulle skirt that she designed with Modern Trousseau.Â Her original wedding gown was also on display as part of the retrospective, seen below. Following through with our 'Glitz' theme we had a fabulous Confetti Bar on display from the one and only company of the same name! Jessica put together a custom concoction for us complete with metallic paper, gold 10's and W's and of course, little white dresses! What a fun-filled evening!Â Thank you for a great party and for a fabulous 10 years.Â Cheers to 10 years and Cheers to many, many more! A listÂ of our event sponsors is below. A very special thank you to Laura DeCarlo of Laura Dee Photography for capturing these stunning images and preserving the memory of this special evening for us!