Archive for March, 2011
Recently one of our brides was treated to a White Carpet Appointment and the experience was artfully captured by Amy Trahant of Take Aim Photography.
Here are Chrissy’s words about the experience:
“I have to tell you that we had one of the best days ever on Sunday at The White Dress by the Shore. You made us all feel welcomed and I truly felt like the most special person on earth. The White Carpet appointment is without question, something EVERY bride should experience when shopping for a wedding dress. I have told so many people about my experience with you both and I know that my bridesmaids have done the same as well. The quote most commonly heard: ‘I wish I had done that when I was looking for a wedding dress!'”
The event can be a time to mix and mingle with Callie, Beth Chapman, owner of The White Dress by the shore, the event sponsors and fellow brides! Or, we are accepting hour long appointments to try on Callie’s creations. Appointment times are at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30. Appointments are limited, so please call 860.669.4596 to book your appointment.
Renowned wedding photographer Carla Ten Eyck will be on hand to capture a shot of you in the gown of your dreams and members of Jennie Fresa’s beauty team will be available to make sure you are camera ready! If you purchase a gown during this very exclusive event, you will not only be granted the 10% trunk show discount, but will receive a signed sketch of your gown from the designer herself!
The 1996 wedding of JFK Jr. and Caroline Bessette set the trend for destination wedding gowns. Her sleek charmeuse Narcisco Rodriguez gown was understated and elegant- a perfect choice for her low key wedding on Cumberland Island in Georgia.
This whimsical organza layered gown is a fun and flirty option for a beach wedding or a wedding in a non-formal setting. Can’t you picture the layers of this gown blowing in the wind on a romantic hilltop?
We used this silk tulle ‘Wallis’ gown from Modern Trousseau for our photo shoot last spring in Paris. It is the perfect travel companion! It is lightweight and will hold up extremely well during travel. This versatile gown can be accessorized in different ways depending on the formality of your location.
So far on our blog we have revealed to you the first 3 inspirational destinations for our event on March 20th, as well as the delicious menu of food inspired by these stunning locations. Now, we are revealing our final inspirational destination- Costa Rica!
I have had the pleasure of travelling to Costa Rica twice last year to collaborate on photo shoots with several of our event sponsors: Stay in Costa Rica, Carla Ten Eyck, Candice Coppolla of Juilee Events, Vintage Cinema and dd Nickel. I can honestly say that is one of my favorite places in the world!…Especially for a wedding! We are thrilled to announce that Stay in Costa Rica will be giving away a 5 day, 4 night ‘mini-moon’ in Costa Rica, complete with a couples massage and facial, a tree top zip line tour through the jungle and a sunset cocktail cruise, to a lucky bride who attends the event or purchases a gown during our Destination Trunk Show that runs March 22nd -26th.
Below is the inspiration board for our Costa Rican inspirational vignette that will be revealed during the event. The board was created by Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events. In putting together the board, Candice found her inspiration from the beautiful country itself, as well as an all-natural, 1970’s vibe.
“This board oozes an element of quirkiness and takes advantage of all that Costa Rica has to offer. I never advocate fighting with natural elements— you should embrace them! We have a lot of elements happening here, but a repeat of color and style. I love the vintage travel posters, the gorgeous anthropology painting with the suitcase and shoes (the muse for this board!) and that amazing photograph of the Costa Rican rain forest.”
As our trips to Costa Rica have resulted in a incredible collection of work, we’re going to be showcasing our images by Carla Ten Eyck and her team on the first level of the boutique during the event. Our friend Jim Altieri from Vintage Cinema will also be showcasing his recent work from our November shoot as well. We can’t wait to see you on March 20th from 11-3 p.m. — be sure to RSVP by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to reserve your spot is Thursday, March 17th. Learn more about the event by seeing the official invitation on our blog!
If you have not yet RSVP’d to our destination event on Sunday March 20th from 11-3, now’s your chance! We are so excited to reveal the menu of delicious regional delicacies that will be prepared by Emily’s Catering for the event.
Spend an afternoon with us enjoying this delicious food, learning how to salsa dance, getting pampered at the beauty bar and best of all– being inspired! And did we mention that all brides who attend the event will be registered to win a 5 day 4 night stay in Costa Rica complete with an in house massage and facial, a sunset cocktail cruise and a zipline canopy tour- courtesy of Stay in Costa Rica?
And of course all of this fabulousness kicks off our destination trunk show where we will be offering a 10% discount on our collection of stunning destination bridal gowns for your wedding at home or abroad. Offer valid March 22nd – 26th. Brides who purchase during the trunk show will also be eligible for the Stay in Costa Rica mini-moon!
We look forward to seeing you on the 20th!