Well we have officially moved into our new office in Madison, CT, off of one of the most quintessential New England Streets, with some amazing new neighbors we couldn’t be more thrilled to have a new CT studio. Alex & Ani just moved in down the street as well which could be totally dangerous to be occupying a space so close to one of my favorites.
But what I really want to share with you all today is the launch of Everthine Bridal, which is sure to make your hearts swoon when you walk through the door. It was like I had walked into a dream, every room is designed to absolute perfection! and the dresses (a collection of some of the most unique dresses on the market) they are take your breath away gorgeous! I want to get married again just so I can wear one of Sarah Seven’s dresses, the sweetheart neckline on her dresses is stunning! Brides to be you will want to schedule an appointment to see this new boutique on the shoreline and of course stop over to see our new office!
**Also during our visit to Everthine we had the opportunity to meet Michelle Gardella, who is not only one of those people you instantly want to be around more, but is so amazingly talented. Her images are so gorgeous! To see the full collection from our visit to Everthine click here.
Congratulations Ladies of Everthine!!
Q&A with Chelsea Tyler, owner of Everthine Bridal
How many years have you been in the fashion/bridal industry?
My gosh, it feels like forever! I am going on 14 years in the industry. Possessions, a fabulous local retail boutique in Branford, gave me the chance to help out at a charity fashion show when I was only 13 and I’ve been in it ever since! I am a graduate of Parsons School of Design, where I earned my business degree with a severe focus on the fashion industry.
How did you get started?
After college I went on to work in Public Relations for French Connection, Nicole Farhi, and Yves Saint Laurent where I had the opportunity to work one-on-one with some of the best stylists from across the world. When I moved out of NYC, I wanted to continue in fashion so I began private wardrobe styling for women across the state. In March of this year, I myself became engaged! I began my hunt for “the dress” and found that there was not much Connecticut had to offer for today’s bride. Where were the unique dresses? Where were the dresses that would make me feel one-of-a-kind? If I saw another cake-topper gown I was going to scream! With these thoughts consuming my brain, I jumped on the opportunity to help make women feel beautiful, special, and confident on one of the most important days of their lives. Something truly special. I wanted to give area brides a chance to discover designers that cannot be found anywhere else in the state. Some of my designers are even exclusive to the East Coast! Most importantly, I would cater to TODAY’S bride who wanted a dress that depicted true romance.
What’s your signature style?
I wouldn’t say that I have a particular “signature” style. Although, I definitely have signature pieces! I am some what of a chameleon. I definitely like to switch it up. Some days I feel super bohemian and other days I will feel a bit preppy. It all depends on my mood. I will say though, that I will wear my Frye boots until the soles fall off. I’m also a big sucker for long necklaces and cocktail rings.
How did you come up with the name?
I knew that I wanted the name to be something different. After all, my bride doesn’t want to look like every other bride! Ludwig van Beethoven wrote a series of love letters to whom he called his “Immortal Beloved”. He signed each of them “ever thine, ever mine, ever ours”.
ever thine = forever yours
ever mine = forever mine
ever ours = forever ours
I am also (and forever will be) a die-hard Sex and the City fan. At the end of the movie, the very last words Big whispers into Carries ear as they get married in City Hall are, “ever thine, ever mine, ever ours.” Remember?!
What can brides expect when they come to visit the shop?
Brides can expect their hearts to flutter as they pass through our doors. Our aesthetic is very whimsical and romantic. We thrive of hearing every single detail of their engagement, fiancé, and wedding plans. We pay close attention and listen to the wants and needs of our brides. At Everthine, personalizing our brides look is our specialty. Finding “the one” should be a moment filled with joy, laughter, and love. Our brides having an experience they will never forget is (and always will be) our number one priority.
Who are some of your favorite designers you are carrying?
I absolutely adore Sarah Seven. She is an independent designer based out of Portland, Oregon and her designs are killer (with awesome price-points!) Jenny Packham also happens to be a shining star. I literally gasp every time I see one of her designs on Kate Middleton or on Gossip Girl. I’m SO grateful to have both Sarah Seven and Jenny Packham EXCLUSIVE to Connecticut!
What is trending this year in bridal fashion?
The free-spirit and bohemian aesthetic is definitely on trend. Today’s woman is breaking the mold. We are moving away from traditional and onto unique and personalized. Also, Mis-matched bridesmaid dresses are definitely hot right now. I love every second of it!
What inspires you?
What doesn’t inspire me?! Flea markets, vintage shops, and Anthropologie always get my mind spinning in a million different directions. Interior design and my mothers closet are also two huge creative outlets for me. I am fully addicted to Pinterest. Every time I am on it, I go into inspiration overload.
What are your top five favorite things?
Sushi, Frye boots, Pretty Woman (over and over again for the rest of my life), Ruffled Blog, and my fiancé Tim:)