| sensory weddings |

We are so excited to announce the details behind an incredible event that True and Wesson is planning with Special Guest Speaker Abby Larson from Style Me Pretty and an amazing collection of incredibly talented vendors in our area.

The event will take place May 3rd at Saltwater Farm Vineyard from 1-5pm, with workshops running throughout the day. The workshops are an opportunity to meet the talented vendors involved in the event and to learn about the creative process behind selecting and working with vendors in planning your wedding. The details for the schedule of workshops are still being fine tuned and we will be posting that information soon.

We encourage you to sign up in advance for the sessions that you are most interested in as space is limited.

*Purchase your tickets online. All proceeds are being donated to the Life is Good Kids Foundation, which supports extraordinary charities that create a lasting positive impact on children facing unfair challenges, including the trauma of violence, poverty, and loss.

Featured Vendors

Hana Floral Design-the art of floral design, the language of flowers, mixing color & scent

Gourmet Galley-the art of food, creative flavors, display, menus, color
Sugarbelle- the art of dessert, custom wedding cakes

Jennie Fresa- the art of makeup, painting on a canvas (face), skin care
The White Dress by the Shore Bridal Gowns & Two Birds Bridesmaids- the art of fashion and dressing yourself and your bridesmaids in the right silhouettes, colors & fabrics
Beneath the Gown- Custom Designed Lingerie for the perfect fit

The Written Word & Paper
The Copps- Selecting a Justice of the Peace and the art of ceremony writing
Stonington Design and Paperie- the art of paper

Video & Photography – the art of the image, posing, shots, creating the images you want with photographers and how to communicate with them.
Maggie Conley & Adeline and Grace Photography
Buzz Media Videography

Sound & Sight
Power Posse Productions- the art of sound and lighting, the art of mixing music and how it affects an event, the art of light and how it transforms the space.

All Five Senses
Mystic Yoga Shala- the art of mind, body & spirit before the big day, plus yoga, nutrition, benefits of using a juicer, exercise, dealing with stress and getting into that dress.

Special Collaboration: Life is Good Kids Foundation, the-e-list.com, Inn at Stonington, Photobooth Planet

**Event Hosted by True & Wesson, and Hana Floral Design


| be engaged 2 |

We recently hosted the second event in our Be engaged: series of conversations with wedding experts featuring the ├╝ber-talented Michelle Rago—celebrated event planner, designer and author along with the girl-in-the-know Anne Chertoff—senior editor of Brides.com and creator of the popular and informative wedding blog "from -I-will -to -I do".
We kicked off the weekend with a cocktail party at The White Dress by the shore for the industry's most talented wedding professionals hosted along with Stonington Design+Paperie and Linda Sample of A Thyme to Cook. During the party we were treated to the delicious and creative delicacies so generously sponsored by A Thyme to Cook and Sugarbelle Cakes.

The evening wound down with an intimate dinner for the event contributors at the Bee and Thistle Inn & Spa. Innkeeper Linnea Rufo hosted the group in front of a roaring fire while Yumiko Fletcher of Hana Floral Design and Boutique and Allison Salvati of Something Blue Special Events added more spark to our dinner conversation, not to mention lots of help putting the event together. Accomodations for our guests were generously provided by the Bee and Thistle Inn & Spa while Jennie Fresa treated us all to complimentary makeup sessions the next morning.

That Sunday morning 40 guests gathered in the newly renovated salon space at The White Dress by the shore for an intimate conversation with Michelle Rago, Anne Chertoff, Beth and Christine. Brides had the opportunity to ask the experts their event planning questions, and the conversation flowed as Michelle and Anne were so refreshing and approachable. A range of topics were covered—from wedding gown shopping tips to sending your save the dates to choosing the perfect venue. After the panel discussion, several lucky guests won giveaways sponsored by Crate and Barrel and Hana Floral Design and Boutique. Everyone then enjoyed tea and cheese from Savvy Tea while Michelle and Anne signed their most recent books. Guests were also treated to delicious wedding cake from Ana Parzych in our chic by the shore studio.

We thank Michelle, Anne and all our event contributors from the bottom of our hearts for sharing their talents and wisdom with us!

Stay tuned for the 3rd event being planned for the fall. . .and enjoy these pictures below from Rick Scanlan.