Archive for January, 2012

February 8th: Gala Magazine Launch Party at The Bee and Thistle Inn

We hope that you can join us for this incredible event at the historic Bee and Thistle Inn as we celebrate the launch of the latest issue of Gala Weddings Magazine.  We were thrilled to style the Jacqueline Kennedy inspired shoot that graces the editorial spread.  Join us at the event to receive your own copy of the magazine and to have the opportunity to meet the editor, Kristen Burgess, and the talents behind the shoot!


Additional shoot credit~  Paper Design by in WHITE memberCoral Pheasant Stationary

 xoxo, TWD

The Connecticut Bride Nautical-Inspired Photoshoot

We could all use a little blast of summer right about now, and this nautical inspired shoot that we styled for The Connecticut Bride, provides us just that!  Currently on new-stands, this All- American themed shoot was by far, one of the most fun to work on!  It was shot in Essex Connecticut by a dream-team of talents!


  Dress- Ivy and Aster, jewels- Aquinnah for The White Dress by the shore , Handbag- provided by stylist, Shoes- Kate Spade

Gowns- Amsale,  Hat- Bijou Van Ness,  Anchor Handbag- Moyna, Bangles- Kate Spade , Rope Headband- Etsy

The shots above are taken on the “Valentine”.  Skirt- Coren Moore, Top- Ann Taylor, Necklace – Aquinnah for The White Dress by the shore, Shoes- Kate Spade

Gowns- Rivini and Anne Barge, Maids Dress- Ivy and Aster, Yellow Shoes- Kate Spade, Yellow Sweater- J. Crew, Jewelry- Aquinnah for The White Dress by the shore.   Location- The Griswold Inn

Dress- Coren Moore, Striped Top- Provided by stylist, Bangles- Kate Spade, Lockets- Aquinnah for The White Dress by the shore

For additional images and a behind-the-scenes perspective, hop on over to photographer, Carla Ten Eyck’s blog!


Credit Reel~

Fashion and Styling- Beth Chapman |  The White Dress by the shore

Art Direction- Candice Coppola | Jubilee Events

Photograprhy- Carla Ten Eyck

Floral Design- Datura: a modern garden

Beauty- Dana Bartone

Paper Design- Coral Pheasant

Cake- A Little Imagination Cakes


xoxo, TWD

Christine’s White Carpet Appointment


As you can tell from the images above, Christine’s White Carpet appointment on November 6th of last year was full of friendship, love, laughter and of course, beautiful gowns!
The appointment began with champagne and  tasty bites from Jordan Caterers. The bride then “popped the question” to all of her maids by presenting them with the sweetest little card we have ever seen. Christine had a stunning violet bouquet created by Blush Floral Design to compliment the beautiful dresses she tried on.  We just adore the expression on Christine’s dress after she finds her perfect gown!   After  finding “the one”, the girls took some celebratory photo’s on our front porch- all captured beautifully by Abbey Scott Photography.

To book your own White Carpet appointment ring us at 860.669.4596 and ask for Kelly, our White Carpet Coordinator. We look forward to seeing you soon!

xoxo, TWD

Musings of a Stylist: Palace Theatre

Image by Carla Ten Eyck 

Premiering on the website today:  our award- worthy inspirational series of images from our Palace Theatre  photoshoot. The luxurious, Old Hollywood vibe will have you clamoring for a little vintage romance of your own this chilly February.

For more of this shoots stunning imagery check out our ‘Palace Theatre’ Pinterest board.

xoxo, TWD

Pretty Post: Celebrating 8 years of beautiful brides

Established in February of 2004, The White Dress by the shore has had the pleasure of dressing beautiful brides for 8 years!  This month’s Pretty Post reflects on  just a few of the many, many, wonderful women who we have been honored to dress.


Photography credits:  Carla Ten Eyck, Cheryl Cronin, Steve Depino, Robert Norman, Robert and Kathleen Photographers, Richard Esposito, Denise Creiger, Maggie Conley, Sabine Scherer, Dreamscapes Studio, Alissa Dineen, Justin & Mary Marantz, Meg Bodner, Joe Mikos, Raw Photo Design, Creative Image Collections, Bruce Plotkin, ,Samuel Luna,  Snap Photography

 xoxo, TWD

Jackie Kennedy Inspired Editorial Shoot For Gala Weddings Magazine

Our society has always been enthralled by the style and grace of Jacqueline Kennedy, and we are no different.  It was a dream to style a shoot that was inspired by her wedding to John F. Kennedy.  You can imagine my delight upon sitting at Anne Barge’s 2011 runway show and seeing a replica of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy’s gown grace the runway!

Last fall, our design team was asked by Gala Weddings Magazine to style a shoot for the 2012 issue that is currently on newsstands.  Our inspiration for the shoot were the two images below.  The historic Bee and Thistle Inn in Old Lyme, Connecticut, proved to be the perfect back drop!

Dana Bartone was influenced by Jackie herself, as well as the beauty trends of the 1950’s in styling the hair and makeup.  Tony, floral designer of the year, and creative director of Datura: a modern garden, created a decadent bouquet to accompany the gown.  He also crafted a clutch made of flowers that was the piece de resistance of the shoot, for sure!

Candice Copolla of Jubilee Events, Ryan Designs and Datura: a modern garden created the elegant tablescape for the shoot.  Having only seen black and white images of the wedding, they envisioned a pop of yellow against the subtle white and green of the flowers and hedged back drop. It was perfect!

The White Dress’ owner, Beth Chapman worked with designer Coren Moore to design this classic bridesmaid look that complimented Jackie’s gown beautifully.  It was subtly influenced by what Jackie’s maids actually wore.

A Little Imagination Cakes  created a beautiful confection that perfectly complimented the gown and the style of the shoot.

Our favorite part of the shoot was the going away scene!   If only we could resurrect this traditon!

Photographer, Carla Ten Eyck captured every angle and every detail flawlessly.  We think Jackie would have loved our interpretation, don’t you?!

xoxo , TWD

credit reel~

Photography- Carla Ten Eyck

Fashion Styling- Beth Chapman |  The White Dress By  The Shore

Gown- Anne Barge

“Going Away” Dress- Siri

Fascinator- Bijou Van Ness

Jewerly- Aquinnah for The White Dress by the shore

Bridesmaid- Coren Moore (skirt), Ann Taylor (shirt)

Tuxedo- Valentino Tailors

Table design- Jubilee Events and Ryan Designs

Venue- The Bee and Thistle Inn

Floral Design- Datura: A Modern Garden

Beauty- Dana Bartone

Cake- A Little Imagination Cakes

Paper Design- Coral Pheasant Stationary

Feb 2nd-4th: Amsale Trunk Show

We are thrilled to be the exclusive retailer of the Amsale bridal line in Connecticut.  We feel even more giddy when we get to host a trunk show with the designer! Join us February 2nd through the 4th to experience this collection of ‘forever modern’ and classically stunning gowns.

Amsale’s head of sales, Saundra Chung, will be on-hand to assist you in selecting the perfect dress and a 10% discount will be granted with your Amsale purchase.

The latest styles from the 2012 collection will be at the event… you’re sure fall in love! Ring us at 860.669.4596 to schedule an appointment!

For a preview of what Amsale’s most recent collection, watch The Knot TV video below. It features designer, Amsale Aberra discussing her inspiration for the line.

As if you needed any more convincing that this trunk show is not be missed, we just had to show you the image below!  The Amsale ‘Lauren‘ gown is featured in an editorial spread styled by The White dress by the shore owner, Beth Chapman. The shoot can be found in the latest issue of Connecticut Bride, now on news stands!

*photography by Carla Ten Eyck , beauty Dana Barone

xoxo, TWD 

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