| couture bridal event |

The White Dress by the shore is hosting a couture bridal event at the boutique July 21st through August 2nd. We will be offering a 10% discount off all our couture designer gowns. Designers will include Melissa Sweet, Priscilla of Boston, Manuel Mota and Anne Barge.

There will also be a sample sale on Sunday, August 10th. The White Dress will be offering 30 to 70% off bridal gowns, mother of the occasion, bridesmaid/cocktail dresses, flower girl dresses and accessories. The event will be hosted from 10am to 2pm. Appointments are recommended but not required.

stonington design+paperie will be offering a free custom monogram with any couture invitation purchased during the event from July 21-August 1st. Appointments can be made by ringing 800 394 0175 or emailing rachel@stoningtonpaperie.com.



| hana floral design has a new home |

The extraordinary talents of Yumiko Fletcher, owner of Hana Floral Design, has moved to Mystic, CT! Not only does she now have a beautiful new space in the heart of downtown Mystic, but you no longer have to wait for a special occasion to enjoy her beautiful designs.

Her new shop is open to the public and you can purchase floral arrangements for any or no reason at all as well as specialty candles and other small gifts. Make sure to welcome her to the neighborhood by stopping in....and you may as well take home a beautiful arrangement to bring that summer feeling into your home.

The shop is located on Holmes Street or you can visit her website at www.hanafloraldesign.com



| train arriving on weekends |

Now it is even easier to get to the White Dress by the Shore and stonington design+paperie for your appointments! The Shoreline East train service will be expanded to include WEEKENDS beginning the fourth of July weekend!

The service will provide eight westbound trains to New Haven and eight eastbound trains to Old Saybrook. The trains will also provide reverse stops to the Guilford station throughout the day. For your convenience, we can pick you up upon your arrival and send you with a few sweets for your ride home. No traffic, save on gasoline AND you can cross another item off your wedding to do list. Not only are you a chic bride, but environmentally conscious too!

Check out train schedules at http://www.shorelineeast.com/



| bravo to NUTMEG magazine |

There was a wonderful write-up of sd+p in the latest addition of Nutmeg magazine....Connecticut's go to quarterly publication for anyone who classifies themselves as a foodie and loves anything regional. The covers are art-worthy in and of themselves and we would like to send out a huge thank you to Deb Wells for her support of the local bridal community.