Archive for August, 2011

Announcement from Priscilla of Boston

You may have seen this article in regards to Priscilla of Boston from the Boston Globe. The parent company of Priscilla of Boston has decided to close that division at the end of the year.  If you have placed an order with The White Dress by the shore for a Priscilla of Boston gown or bridesmaids dress it will be delivered on or before December 31st, 2011.  As always, you will continue to receive our excellent service before and after your Priscilla of Boston dress arrives.

The last day to order Priscilla of Boston bridesmaid dresses is Tuesday, September 6th.  We must receive your order by 3 pm on Tuesday in order for it to be placed.  Please refer to our attendants ordering page  to understand what we must receive in order to process your order.

We appreciate how upsetting this must be to our clients.  We will support you in every possible way and assure you that your beautiful gown will be delivered before year end.

We are currently selling our Melissa Sweet, Priscilla of Boston, Vineyard Collection, Reverie and Jewel samples as well as our samples of our Priscilla of Boston bridesmaid dresses.  Please view our sample sale page.

xoxo, TWD

Seaside and Sunshine

As we all prepare for crazy Irene and LaborDay, we thought we would share one last blast of summer with the fabulous and sunshine-filled wedding of our bride Stephanie & her husband George.  The wedding took place in early July at The Guilford Yacht Club.  Here is a glimpse into their day through the lens of Beyond The Lens Photography.

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Wedding credits:

Beyond The Lens 2nd Shooter: Dorian Patrick

Gown: Modern Trousseau

Maids & Flowergirls: Coren Moore

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Makeup: Vivid Salon

Flowers: Hot Petunia

DJ: Connecticut DJ

Reception Venue: The Guilford Yacht Club

Caterer: Jordan Caterers

xoxo, TWD

August 25-27: Anne Barge Personal Appearence & Trunk Show

We are over the moon about our upcoming visit and trunk show with bridal designer Anne Barge!

Anne Barge is our featured designer  for the month of August and we are finishing the month with an incredible event!  We are hosting a trunk show that runs Thursday August 25th through Saturday August 27th and we are offering 10% of Anne Barge’s La Fleur Collection (priced between $2800 and $3500) and 15% off of her Couture Collection (priced at $4000 and up).

Anne Barge herself will grace us with her presence on Friday and Saturday during the trunk show.  Do not miss this unique opportunity to not only purchase the gown of your dreams at an incredible value, but to share a champagne toast with the designer herself- a true industry icon!  To read more about Anne and her illustrious career in the bridal industry,  check out our blog feature on her!

Ring us at 860.669.4596 to secure your appointment for this once-in-a- lifetime event and to put in any special style requests for the trunk show!

xoxo, TWD

Nicole’s White Carpet Appointment

Recently, a very special bride was treated to a White Carpet Appointment.  During her 3 hour appointment, Nicole and her guests were spoiled with delectable nibbles personally prepared by the chef at  The Bee and Thistle InnDatura: a modern garden created a stunning bouquet in the colors of Nicole’s wedding that she was able to bring home with her for continued inspiration. All of the day’s beautiful  memories were captured by Michael Maler Photography.

Nicole summed up her experience for us in her own words:

Going to the white dress by the shore for my white carpet appointment was an experience like no other. For my family, bridal party and I it was not just trying on bridal gowns but a chance to make a wonderful memory together.
My appointment gave me the opportunity to indulge in what I think would be the ultimate shopping fantasy. From the food to the flowers to the photographers, Mike and Marcie, everything was extra special. Abbey and Anneke were so wonderful in guiding me through the dress selection process. Their attention to details and expertise were exquisite. Now that the experience is over I look back fondly and wish I could do it all over again. I am so looking forward to seeing my gorgeous dress in a
few months! Thank you Abbey, Anneke and Kelly for everything!
Warm wishes,


To experience a White Carpet Appointment for yourself or to purchase a memory for someone else, please call our White Carpet specialist, Kelly at 860.669.4596.

xoxo, TWD

Featured: The Connecticut Bride August 2011

This Spring I was asked to style the fashion editorial spread for The Connecticut Bride’s Fall/Winter 2011 issue.   The shoot took place just a few weeks prior to the Royal Wedding and I derived my inspiration from the elegant, lady-like trends that I knew would emerge as a result.  I wanted gloves to be a key detail in the shoot, so I went to the industry’s best resource, Carolina Amato.  We also featured hats and fascinators designed by LA based designer, Bijou Van Ness.  The magazine is on news-stands now, but the images taken by Carla Ten Eyck are so stunning that I wanted to share them on the blog as well! 

I proposed something a little out of the ordinary for this shoot, and I was thrilled that Connecticut Bride went for it!  All of the gowns featured in the spread are from one designer- Connecticut based designer, Modern Trousseau.  At April bridal market in New York, I selected my favorite looks from their collection and we were fortunate enough to be able to use them in the shoot!


The cover featured gloves by Carolina Amato , jewelry by Haute Bride and Tejani and a beautiful headpiece by Satya Twena.

As the inspriation for the shoot had a vintage vibe to it, Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events– the genius behind the shoot design-  and I had the brainstorm to shoot at historic locations throughout our state capital, Hartford.


Classic  Elegance

We shot in two different locations on the first day- The Old State House and The Society Room.  Both are beautiful locations for a wedding and reception.  The vintage car provided by Carriage Limo was the ultimate accessory for this shoot!


Gowns and Fur Trimmed Jacket- Modern Trousseau

Tiaras and Earrings- Haute Bride

Gloves- Carolina Amato

Necklace- DK Designs for The White Dress by the shore

Back Necklace on Lace Gown- Aquinnah for The White Dress by the shore

Shoes- Angela Nuran

Beauty- Dana Bartone


Court House Elopement

This shoot was done at City Hall in Hartford.  The Daphne gown by Modern Trousseau created the inspiration for the location.  We adore this 60’s inspired long sleeve shift!  The pill box hat by Bijou Van Ness completed the look perfectly!  


 Gown- Modern Trousseau

Gloves- Carolina Amato

Hat- Bijou Van Ness

Shoes – Chinese Laundry

Suit- Valentino Tailors

Nosegay- Datura: a modern garden

Beauty- Dana Bartone


1920’s Style

The second day of shooting took place at the Historic Mark Twain House and at Elizabeth Park.  I just adore the look below!  The incredible feather cloche by Bijou Van Ness makes the entire look for me!  I planned the entire shoot around this incredible hat!  The  floral accent piece by Datura: a modern garden adds an artisitc dimension to the look.


 Gown- Modern Trousseau

Hat- Bijou Van Ness

Gloves- Carolina Amato

Jewerly and Sash – Haute Bride

Beauty- Dana Bartone


Garden Style

We concluded the shoot in the beautiful Elizabeth Park.  The dot and butterfly embroideries on these Modern Trousseau gowns were the perfect feminine look for this shoot!  And of course the flower girls dressed in Coren Moore were the perfect accessory!



 Gowns- Modern Trousseau

Floral Fascinator- Bijou Van Ness

Organza Gloves- Carolina Amato

Necklace- Haute Bride

Bouquets and Floral Accessories- Datura: a modern garden

Flower girl dresses- Coren Moore

Shoes- Badgley Miscka

Beauty- Dana Bartone

The incredibly talented Jim Altieri of Vintage Cinema documented the making of the shoot.  Enjoy watching the shoot on film below!






Angela Nuran ‘Extra Stars’ Promotion

Don’t miss a month-long incredible promotion from Angela Nuran, the designer of ultra-comfortable and elegant bridal footwear. Now when you purchase the ‘Starletta’ platform, peep-toe shoe in ivory or white you may order a second pair in the same size in black patent or silver metallic leather for only $49.99- a gorgeous and comfortable platform heel for everyday wear at a fraction of the original price!

Another great deal is that you can exchange your worn white or ivory bridal shoe for the same style shoe in black for just $100!  How cool is that ?!

Ring us at 860.669.4596 to see our collection of Angela Nuran shoes.

xoxo ,TWD

calling all maids!

Are you ready to shop for your maid dresses?  Jenny Yoo is offering 15% off the lowest tiered pricing for her bridesmaid dresses in the month of August.  And what’s better…her bridal gowns and flower girls are 15% off too!!  Get shopping!

To view our maid collection in Chic  by the shore ~ our maid studio~ ring us at 860.669.4596.

xoxo, TWD

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