Lauren + Ahmad // 5.27.18 The Pond House // West Hartford, CT "IF I COULD RELIVE ANY MOMENT FROM MY WEDDING DAY, IT WOULD BE THE FIRST DANCE!" -LAUREN THE INSPIRATION! Nestled in the Elizabeth Park Gardens, this space is a perfect backdrop for a garden inspired wedding, from [...]

Real Wedding // FARM CHIC: Blushing Blues

Nikki + Evan // 8.18.18 The Hangar at Candlelight Farms Inn // New Milford, CT "I NEVER ONCE WORRIED ABOUT MY DRESS, ALTERATIONS, VEIL, OR ACCESSORIES!" -NIKKI THE LOOKS! Subtle beading and layered lace on a soft nude lining by Pronovias - fit to perfection. A great seamstress is [...]

“Don’t Stress The Dress” Bridal Gown Rush Event: April 4th-7th!

WHAT IS A RUSH EVENT? During this event we have WAIVED the RUSH FEES for weddings taking place between July 15th - September 30th! So if you haven't found your perfect gown yet and are worried if rush fees will blow your budget - Attend our event April 4th -7th! Request an Appointment!

Real Wedding // IN LOVE WITH A LIEUTENANT: Dress Whites + A White Dress

Carter + Jake// 11.24.18 Westchester Country Club // Rye, NY "I COULDN'T WAIT TO GET TO THE FRONT OF THE CHURCH + MARRY THE MAN OF MY DREAMS!" -CARTER THE LOOKS! The bride in her ivory organza ballgown with alencon lace accents by Suzanne Neville + the groom in [...]

Tip of the Week // All About The Maids!

GRAB YOUR GIRLS... IT'S BRIDESMAIDS SEASON! 4 WAYS TO MIX + MATCH Interested in mixing it up a bit or have a group of girls with different body types, but don't know what to do? Option 1: Choose a color + fabric + let your girls select their favorite styles! Option 2: Choose a [...]

Real Wedding // BUILT FOR A VANDERBILT: Historic sites + Candlelight

Kailyn + Stephen // 10.27.18 Sleepy Hollow Country Club // Scarborough, NY "THE SECOND THOSE DOORS OPENED I WAS INSTANTLY FILLED WITH SO MUCH LOVE + JOY!" -KAILYN THE VENUE! An 1819 Vanderbilt mansion once owned by W. Rockefeller himself than transformed into the Sleepy Hollow Country Club by [...]

Pre-Wedding Day Prep {Part 2 – Nutrition}

Every bride wants to look and feel her best on her wedding day. Today we kick off part two of our three part series focusing on things you should be doing now to make sure you are ready for the big day! Last time we touched on beauty….today we talk nutrition! We sat down with owner Ashley Krauss, who is also a health and wellness [...]

Vendors we Love: Timothy Burke Mannle Photography

VENDORS WE LOVE // TIMOTHY BURKE MANNLE PHOTOGRAPHY Learn more about Tim, where he pulls inspiration from + how to ensure you get the perfect couple shots! We love this couple. How fun are they?! Joshua Tree National Park - Cali "SOMETIMES IT MAY LOOK LIKE I'M ZONING OUT...I'M REALLY TRYING TO TUNE IN TO SO MANY DIFFERENT [...]

Real Wedding // A GOLDEN BRUSH STROKE: Gilded + Royal

Cara + Dan // 6.23.18 Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate // Middletown, CT "Don't worry about the weather…No one remembers a sunny day!" -CARA THE LOOK! The gown was fit like a glove, Cara's Atelier Pronovias "Vicenta" crepe gown with illusion neckline and lace detailing was exactly what this day called for. [...]

Suzanne Neville Designer Spotlight: March 7th-10th

SUZANNE NEVILLE DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT | MARCH 7th - 10th We are thrilled to be hosting a Suzanne Neville Designer Spotlight from March 7th-1oth! During the event we will be showcasing some of Suzanne's newest styles, best sellers from past seasons, and some of our personal 2019 faves! "Designer to the Stars", English designer Suzanne Neville's gowns are breathtakingly beautiful...modern, yet timeless! Purchase your gown [...]

Real Wedding // MOUNTAIN MIST: Linen, Lace + Greenery

Elizabeth + Charlie // 9.15.18 Ausable Club // Keene Valley, NY "It feels like it was all a dream!! -ELIZABETH THE LOOK! Perfectly fitted in her Mira Zwillinger "Sophia" tulle gown, Elizabeth couldn't have looked more effortlessly beautiful! Hints of subtle sparkle and floral appliques scattered through out, made for an ideal compliment to the Adirondack [...]

Tip of the Week: Book An Appointment

Your venue and date are set. You took our advice from the last two weeks and figured out which bridal boutiques have both the right price range of gowns and will deliver the best experience (missed those blog posts - read here and here). So now it's time to get shopping, right? Almost..... Bridal gown shopping is not like [...]

Vendors we Love: Shindig Lighting

I am so excited for today's vendor feature!!! Dan Gombos started Shindig Lighting after seeing that the the wedding market was lacking in lighting production. And now, years later, he is THE person to go to in Connecticut and the surrounding area if you want the best of the best in lighting for your wedding! Not long after starting ALSW, I had the opportunity to [...]

Real Wedding Wednesday: Liz & Russell

Congratulations are in order for Liz and Russell who were married on September 29, 2018 in beautiful California! Liz was stunning in her Pronovias Devany gown. The place where Liz and Russell got married will always have a special place in their hearts. From Liz, "We met and live in Malibu, California and were married in the hills at Triunfo Creek Vineyards in Agoura Hills, [...]

Tip of the Week: Do Your Research {Part 2 – Reviews}

Now that your venue is selected and date is set, you're likely looking at what bridal boutiques to visit so that you can shop for your bridal gown, and there are many options out there! Last week we advised first narrowing down your selection to the stores that have the correct price range of gowns you're looking for. Once [...]

Pre-Wedding Day Prep {Part 1 – Beauty}

Today we kick off part one of a three-part series focused on helping you to look and feel your best on your wedding day! There are three critical areas to focus on in the months before the wedding day - skincare, nutrition, and exercise - and we have discovered that most brides start thinking about these much later than they should. Erin Infantino of Simply Gorgeous [...]

Vendors we Love: Will Talamelli Films

We are thrilled to feature Will Talamelli Films! Not only are we blown away by his talent, we have such a connection with this talented guy and he has become a friend to ALSW. We sat down with Will to talk about how he approaches your wedding day, his adorable daughter Adylae, and how he got his start in the wedding industry! Thank you, Will [...]

Real Wedding Wednesday: Jamie & Will

Congratulations to our bride, Jamie, who married her forever love on September 15, 2018 at the Belle Haven Club! Jamie was exquisite in her Suzanne Neville Botticelli gown and lace jacket and her girls rocked their Hayley Paige Occasions dresses. We love how amazing they look in the all white color scheme! Congratulations to Jamie and Will on their spectacular day and below are a few [...]

Tip of the Week: Do Your Research {Part 1 – Budget}

Chances are, if you're engaged, you have BIG feelings about gown shopping. You're either ready and excited and can't wait to get started or you put it off for a while because you were a little nervous about the process. Or you fall somewhere in between. The good news is that we're here for you and promise to make [...]

Vendors we Love: Brooke Allison Photography

Today we are highlighting Brooke Allison Photography! With her use of soft pastels and natural light her work has an overall calming effect. Brooke's eye for detail and loving approach towards her couples makes her a definite favorite of our brides! ~About Brooke~ i’m brooke, and one day i woke up and told my husband, “i’m going to be [...]