Archive for January, 2012
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!
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!
For additional images and a behind-the-scenes perspective, hop on over to photographer, Carla Ten Eyck’s blog!
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
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!
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.
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
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
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
Tuxedo- Valentino Tailors
Venue- The Bee and Thistle Inn
Floral Design- Datura: A Modern Garden
Beauty- Dana Bartone
Paper Design- Coral Pheasant Stationary
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!