Archive for January, 2011

Sweets for the Sweet! Feb. 12

Join us for an appointment on Saturday February 12th, and in honor of Valentine’s Day experience a cupcake tasting from The Elegant Occasion.
image by Carla Teneyck
What could be better than wedding dresses, cupcakes and champagne?  We look forward to seeing you on the 12th! (by the way, that is the last day of our Coren Moore Trunk Show!)
xoxo, TWD

wedding row wednesday~ Boudior Shoots

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we thought it the appropriate time to blog about boudoir shoots.
 Historically known as a private suite near the bedchamber of an elegant woman, the “boudoir” salon has been present in art, from paintings to photography worldwide for ages.  Today’s photographers have taken an old tradition of capturing a women in her private “boudoir” and updated it by allowing brides to celebrate their beauty and to be empowered by it. A boudoir session is a wonderful and intimate gift to give your betrothed as a wedding, anniversary or valentine’s gift!  

Beneath the Gown, wedding row member and our counterpart at The White Dress by the shore provided all of the stunning lingerie in these images. This is THE place to go to get yourself outfitted for your boudoir shoot.

The images below are by two Connecticut photographers who have truely mastered this craft!
Raw Photo Design
Raw Photo Design
Raw Photo Design
Raw Photo Design
Raw Photo Design
Raw Photo Design
Carrie Roseman
Carrie Roseman
Raw Photo Design
Raw Photo Design
Photography: Carrie Roseman  and  Raw Photo Design

xoxo., TWD

So pretty on Style Me Pretty~Our Ocean House Shoot!

In May of 2010, we were honored to work with a dream team of vendors at the Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island for a workshop put on by Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events and Carla Teneyck, called Collaborate and Create.  The three day seminar  focused on working with a community of talents to pull together a styled shoot. Along with an amazing group of attendees, we also had the creativity of our usual team to help pull together FIVE gorgeous shoots in 3 days!  Below, is just one of those incredible shoots!

In the words of Candice Coppola, the co-creator of Collaborate and Create and founder of Juliee Events,  “We designed this shoot to be rich in color and slightly quirky. There are a lot of textures and patterns and they all work really well together. Sometimes people get scared of mixing patterns and textures and instead, stick to a very generic formula of matching colors and fabrics. In some instances, that look can be wonderful– but with most designs, I really encourage you to embrace texture, color, and patterns. It will make your look three dimensional and more interesting!”
“We set up a beautiful table scape, which has become one of my all time favorites, with mix-matched china (some vintage, some rental), vintage silverware, hanging mirrors, vintage and rental linens, and an AMAZING centerpiece chandelier that hung above the table (with a little help from our team!).”

The fashion inspiration for the shoot was really quirky, preppy.  We love the pop of Tiffany Blue incorporated in the accessories and the quirky tuxedo detail on the Amy Kuschel gown.  It was an interesting contrast to the very casual seersucker vest and pants and fun patterned tie!
This shoot was debuted on Style Me Pretty last week in a lovely feature. Be sure to check it out for even more fabulous images.

image by Crane Song Photography

image by Crane Song Photography

Shoot credits~
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck & Crane Song Photography (where noted)
**be sure to check out Carla’s site for a behind the scene look at this shoot!
Location: The Ocean House of Watch Hill, Rhode Island
Shoot Design & Styling: Jubilee Events
Fashion & Accessory Styling: Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the Shore
Floral Design & Decor: Datura: A Modern Garden
Hair and Makeup: Dana Bartone & Company
Jewels: bellaPerlina
Ring Bowl: Paloma’s Nest
Shoes: Hey Lady

xoxo, TWD

Graduation Dresses

At The White Dress by the shore, we believe that all women in white should feel special!  That is why we offer a lovely customizable collection of graduation dresses for those young women who are entering into a new phase of their life!  We know that June seems a long way off, but as everything that we do is special order, we are now taking orders for graduation dresses!

Jenny Yoo and Coren Moore dresses must be ordered by February 15th  for a May 15th Delivery.  With our current Coren Moore trunk show that runs through February 12th, you can receive 15% off of your dress!  Call 860.669.4596 to schedule a consultation to view our Little White Dress Collection.
xoxo, TWD

Maria Elena Trunk Show!

As you may have read in our previous blog post we recently had the opportunity to style the editorial spread for the latest issue of Connecticut Bride.  In reviewing the behind the scenes shots from the shoot, I came across these incredible images of pieces from Maria Elena’s last collection of accessories. We are so thrilled that we will have these pieces and many others in our store this Thursday – Saturday for a trunk show (January 27th – 29th).   We are offering 10% off your first Maria Elena bauble and 15% off any additional piece of equal or lesser value!

image by Carla Teneyck
image by Carla Teneyck
Also, don’t miss your opportunity to make an appointment at the Jennie Fresa Beauty Library located next to The White Dress for complimentary mini hair trial on Saturday the 29th!
To book an appointment for the Maria Elena Trunk Show, call 860.669.4596
Mad love to Daura: a modern garden whose stunning floral creations appear in this post! Hair and beauty is  by the talented, Dana Bartone.

To see more behind the scenes images from this incredible shoot, visit Allison Lassiter and Carla Ten Eyck’s blogs.

xoxo, TWD

behind the scenes at our Connecticut Bride shoot!

We were honored to be asked by Connecticut Bride to style their first ever fashion spread.  The inspiration for the shoot was Shakespeare’s Mid Summer’s Night Dream. The stately elegance of The Lord Thompson Manor  was the perfect setting for the shoot.  We had the perfect day with warm weather, stunning pink foliage and magical lighting!  We were honored to work with some of the brightest talents in the industry on this shoot and had a blast!  Here is a glimpse at the ‘behind the scenes’ of the shoot.  The magazine is on new stands now.  Be sure to pick up a copy to see the finished product!  Don’t miss our bride Daneille Seaton featured on the cover~ shot by the infamous Carla TenEyck!

Beth Chapman owner of  The White Dress by the Shore
Candice Dowling owner of Jubilee Events
 Dana Bartone owner of  Dana Bartone & Company

Photograpgher Carla Ten Eyck
Tony Palmieri owner of  Datura-A Modern Garden 
Stay tuned to our blog in the coming weeks to see those images from the shoot that did not make the final spread! Check out photographer Carla Ten Eyck’s blog to see additional behind the scenes shots and read her always fun anecdotes!
Shoot Credits~
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck
 Event Planner: Jubilee Events
Fashion Styling: The White Dress by the Shore
Bridesmaid Designer:  Jenny Yoo
Bridal Designers:  Modern Trousseau, Priscilla of Boston and Augusta Jones
Floral Design: Datura-A Modern Garden
xoxo, TWD

xoxo, TWD

the royal wedding gown predictions

It is officially 101 days until the royal wedding and the big question, is what will Kate Middleton wear?  I was recently asked by the editor of The Feast Connecticut to comment on what the future princess Katherine should select for her wedding attire. Here are my thoughts:

“The entire bridal industry is on pins and needles to see what Kate selects to wear !  It is so exciting to anticipate the trends that will be ignited by her selection.  Kate’s style is simple and understated and her wedding gown needs to reflect that. I  think that her gown should be long sleeved with a touch of lace incorporated into it.  She has a stunning figure, so a fit to flare silhouette with a long train would be striking on her.  A long veil with a  blusher would be the perfect accompaniment to her gown, along with the requisite tiara.  Ideally Kate will select a simple, yet elegant tiara that she will wear more as a headband than a tiara.” 

I found it difficult to take gowns from the runway as an example of what she will wear.  I haven’t seen anything out there that is worthy of her! She needs a custom gown fit for a princess!   I took the inspiration for this assignment from Womens Wear Daily.  They recently asked top fashion designers to sketch the gowns that they thought that Kate should wear and I was inspired by the following:
sketch by Monique Lhuilier
sketch by Tori Burch
sketch by Reem Acra
British designer, Bruce Oldfield has been rumored to have received the honor of designing the gown. He has a big task ahead of him! We can’t wait to see the finished product!
xoxo, TWD
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