Archive for May, 2010

join us for a book signing and trunk show launch!

Join us June 9th from 6-9 pm for a wedding row event!

What is wedding row you ask? It is a collaboration between the businesses located at 104 and 110 East Main Street~ The White Dress by the shore, Stonington Design + Paperie, Beneath the gown, Jennie Fresa Beauty Library and True Event.

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The event will be a meet and greet with two bridal industry experts- Karen Bussen, author and event planner and Modern Trousseau designer, Callie Tein. Karen will be signing her latest book, Simple Stunning Bride. Images for the book were shot in The White Dress by the shore and Beth Chapman contributed to a chapter on selecting your wedding gown! Be one of the first to purchase the book at the event and have it signed by the author herself!

Designer Callie Tein will also be on hand to launch her 2011 bridal and mother of the occasion collections. The event will signify the kick off of our trunk show that will run June 10th – 13th. Any Modern Trousseau gown or mother of the occasion outfit will be discounted at 10% during the trunk show. And, if you are lucky enough to find the perfect ensembles for the bride and mom during the trunk show, you will receive a complimentary signed copy of Karen Bussen’s book! To schedule a trunk show appointment, call us at 860.669.4596.

Martine from Modern Trousseau shot in Paris by Robert and Kathleen Photographers

Brides at the event will also have the opportunity to register for amazing giveaways, including a wedding planning session with Karen Bussen over lunch at the Bee and Thistle Inn and a boudoir shoot with lingerie provided by Beneath the gown and hair and makeup by Jennie Fresa Beauty Library!

We hope that you can join us on June 9th!

xoxo, TWD

Our Pretty Brides on Style Me Pretty


To Reality

Our very own real brides Kate and Lindsay were our beautiful models for this inspiration to reality shoot that is featured on Style Me Pretty. The shoot took place at The Loading Dock in Stamford, CT. Minimal, clean, sophisticated, and fresh from gowns to cake. This shoot was absolutely stunning.

Styled by The White Dress by The Shore; Kate (the beautiful blond bride) wears a gown by Jenny Yoo, and Lindsay (the stunning brunette) wears a gown by Jewel of Priscilla of Boston. Accessories by Kristina Eaton, Maria Elena, and custom designs by The White Dress by The Shore.

Please visit to check out more details of this shoot and inspirations!

Shoot credits~
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck Photography / Flowers: Datura: A Modern Garden / Event Design: Jubilee Events / Event Planning: Jubilee Events/ Reception Location: The Loading Dock / Invitations: Gus & Ruby Letterpress / Shoes: Zappos / Model Styling, Dresses and Accessories: The White Dress by the Shore / Catering: Jordan Caterers / Hair & Makeup: Dana Bartone & Co. / Furniture Rentals: Taylor Creative Inc. / Cake & Confections: Ana Parzych / Ring Bowls, Place Cards, Ribbon, and Thank You Notes: Paloma’s Nest / Edible Champagne Flowers: Wild Hibiscus / Tableware, Glassware & Chargers: Party Rental Ltd.

xoxo, TWD

cinco de mayo!

Ms. Teneyck has done it again….. Check out her cinco de mayo inspired photoshoot!!! Makes you want to drink margaritas!

Shoot credits:
Beauty~ Dana Bartone
Floral design~ Datura a modern garden
Gown and Accessories~ The White Dress by the shore (gown by Melissa Sweet)
Headpiece~ Twigs and Honey
Photography~ Carla Teneyck
xoxo, TWD

the city of love

Last month I had the distinct pleasure of travelling with some old and new friends in the industry to my favorite city- Paris for a photo shoot. It was truly a dream come true for me!

Shooting took place over the course of two days. The first day I styled a photography seminar that was being put on by the talented Robert and Kathleen Trenske for a group of international wedding photographers. The shoots were coordinated by my friend, the ever creative Candice Dowling of Jubilee Events and a local wedding planner (and my new friend) , Kim Petyt of Parisian Events.

The second day of shooting Rob, Kathleen, Candice and I, along with our make up artist Masafumi and our model Segolene, took to the streets of Paris for a shoot inspired by the movie Amalie. We had an amazing time shooting in a quintessential Parisian cafe, in the metro and with a vintage car in the hills of Montmarte!

Below are some behind the scenes highlights of day 1 of shooting. We can’t wait to share the ‘finished product’ with you!

my dear friend Sarah and the best assistant EVER!

Kim of Parisian Events, and I playing with accessories!

Candice of Jubilee Events and I selecting accessories for the shoot

Fluffing the gown for it’s photographic debut!

The setting for Day 1 of the shoot. An incredible apartment with views of Eiffel tower. Candice created a stunning table scape on the roof top terrace!

Dressing the ‘groom’…bow ties are NOT my forte!
The creative crew from Day 1 of shooting!

Here are some behind the scenes shots of me hard at work…

Styling our model Segolene in a stunning gown by Modern Trousseau

Masafumi touching up Segolene while shooting in the metro

Day 2- shooting in Montmarte

Day 2- Kathleen shooting Segolene in an adorable cafe

Thanks to Rob and Kathleen for an amazing opportunity! It was the experience of a lifetime! I can’t wait for our next adventure!

xoxo , TWD

costa rica baby!

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of travelling to Herradura, Costa Rica with a talented group of individuals to shoot for a Costa Rican organization called stay in costa Stay in costa rica does things right and put us up in gorgeous home set on the property of Los Suenos Resort.

Our entourage included photographer, Carla Teneyck and several of her assistants, event planner, Candice Dowling of Event Jubilee and her assistant Diana, make up artist extraordinaire, DD Nickel, filmmaker Mike Cyr of Buzz Media and his wife Erica and floral designer and artist, Tony Pameri of Datura a modern garden.

Casa de suenos- our home for the week. A house of dreams it was!

My husband Mark and I, as taken by the talented Carla TenEyck. My husband made an excellent assistant!
Day 1 of shooting:

DD beautifying our model Michelle

We headed to a local black sand beach to shoot on Day 1. The contrast of the black sand and the wedding gown was incredible!
Candice and Tony created a beautiful and casual table scape on the beach overlooking the location of a mock ceremony complete with a calypso band!

Primping Michelle for the ‘wedding’.

Tony wrapping posts in leaves for the mock ceremony

Candice putting the finishing touches on the table

Carla’s photographers capturing the beauty and whimsy of the table

Mike Cyr working hard in the heat

As beautiful as the black sand beach was, it wreaked havoc on the gown! Being that Costa Rica is a rain forest, it started to rain at the end of the shoot. It basically felt like a trash the dress shoot! Thank goodness, the miracle makers Madame Paulette, offered to clean the gown for us after the shoot!

The mad dash to take cover from the rain!

A nice relaxing dinner after the shoot, created by our personal chef, Jose

Day 2 of shooting:
The second day we shot in the rain forest. Candice, Tony and Carla scouted an amazing location! Tony and Candice worked their magic and created a stunning table scape in the river under a bridge. The setting was completely unique and breathtaking.

After frolicking in the river, we headed up to a private residence set in a cliff with sweeping views of the rain forest and the Pacific Ocean. Words can not describe the views!

Carla and Erick took some of the most incredible shots at sunset

This was the experience of a lifetime. As they say in Costa Rica, Pura Vida! I can’t wait to go back!
xoxo, TWD

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