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Luxury Bridal Event | March 1st – 3rd

Luxury Bridal Event

The Luxury Bridal Event will be March 1st – 3rd!

Luxury bridal event

To request an appointment with one of our stylist click here or ring us at 860.669.4596

xoxo, TWD


Get to know Sara Gabriel | TWD Accessories Designer

Get to know Sara Gabriel | TWD Accessories Designer 

Our next accessories Trunk Show is fast approaching, and with the designer herself joining us for it, we wanted our brides to get to know Sara Gabriel. (PS- She will be here for the Feb. 23 & Feb. 24)

Denver-based designer Sara Gabriel learned how to sew from her mother when she was a child. Her eponymous label began as a bespoke service in 2000, when she designed her first veil for a friend, and while the company has grown exponentially, the spirit remains: each piece is made entirely by hand, one at a time, from beginning to end. Using Swarovski crystals, French lace, freshwater pearls, and silk organza, her delicate designs are influenced by modern brides and vintage detailing. Read below about the designer from her point of view! 

Heritage :

“The official story (the one I’ll tell if I’m pressed for time) is that I launched Sara Gabriel, my namesake company, in July of 2000 in my tiny Denver apartment. But if you have the time I’ll tell you the real story. My company started when I was 5 years old sitting by my mother who was teaching me to use her sewing machine, and when I was eleven traveling around the country in my dad’s VW camper bus, cross-stitching glittering mermaids to pass the time. It also started  in high school when I began obsessing over everything that sparkled, or was even tangentially related to weddings. Like all true loves, mine feels like it has been with me my entire life, and I can honestly say that getting to wake up every day and make women feel beautiful is deeply fulfilling and an unbelievable dream come true.”

Get to know Sara Gabriel

Technique :

“Having grown my tiny company into one of the most sought-after, and recognizable brands in the industry, I am committed to staying true to my roots. I create my designs in the most difficult way possible: completely by hand, one at a time, and just for you from beginning to end. Every veil is individually cut, every crystal is hand placed, and every lace appliqué attached one at a time, just like the first pieces I made over 18 years ago. Not everyone does it this way but I believe that the care, and love, my team and I put into each piece will show from the moment you open your box to the moment you walk down the aisle!”

Get to know Sara Gabriel

Inspiration:

“I design my collection each year with one eye on traditional elements that grant a timeless quality to the brides who wear them, and the other eye on free-thinking, spirited brides who know who they are and want their personality to show. I want every one of my brides to sparkle and shine in her own way, and I use glittering Swarovski crystals, classic French laces, refined construction techniques and the softest veiling tulle imaginable to ensure they do. Ultimately, I’m inspired by you!” ♥︎ – xoxo Sara

Photography | Starling Studio Photography

We absolutely adore Sara, she has an amazing personality that lights up a room, and has us star struck with everything she does in and out of the bridal industry! Click to learn more about the Sara Gabriel trunk show or request an accessory appointment to work with Sara to customize your look by clicking here or ring us at 860.669.4596

xoxo, TWD

 


Kate McDonald Trunk Show | February 15th – 18th

Kate McDonald Trunk Show

Kate McDonald Trunk Show is Thursday, February 15th – Sunday, February 18th

Kate McDonald Trunk Show

Join the White Dress by the shore for the Kate McDonald trunk show and receive 10% off your designer gown purchase.

To request an appointment for this exclusive event click here or ring us at 860.669.4596


Meet Sara Gabriel and Save on Accessories | February 22 – 24

Meet Sara Gabriel and save on accessories!

Join the TWD lovelies, meet Sara Gabriel, and save on accessories, during the Sara Gabriel Trunk Show February 22nd – 24th!

Meet Sara Gabriel

We are so excited to have designer Sara Gabriel here at the boutique to style our brides Friday, February 23rd, and Saturday, February 24th! During this exclusive event, there will be a 10% discount granted on all Sara Gabriel accessories purchases. To scoop up one of these coveted accessory appointments with our stylists and Sara ring us at 860.669.4596 or request an appointment here.

xoxo, TWD

P.S. – If you are looking for veils or hair accessories we recommend scheduling a hair trial for prior to your accessory appointment! This can help you envision your total wedding day look!

Image: Maggie Conley Photography


NEW Designer Jean and Jewel at The White Dress by the shore

NEW Designer Jean and Jewel at The White Dress by the shore

NEW Designer Jean and Jewel

We are so excited to introduce fresh NEW designer Jean and Jewel to the boutique, who is bringing back the true meaning of couture wedding gowns. Started by two best friends, the line is inspired by important women in their lives. Each gown is made by hand in the USA, with the finest fabrics sourced both domestically and in western Europe. Jean and Jewel has three core values: quality, fit, fun. They are gowns for hopeless romantics, fashionistas, and everyone in between. We have selected designer Jean and Jewel to add to our  bridal collection as they complement our style of a classic bride and we love the fact that their gowns can be customized to meet every brides needs and taste level.  We are thrilled to carry them exclusively in Connecticut. 

Scroll to view some of our favorite gowns from the collection that will be here for our upcoming trunk show, February 8th – 11th! 

NEW Designer Jean and Jewel

NEW Designer Jean and Jewel

NEW Designer Jean and Jewel

NEW Designer Jean and Jewel

NEW Designer Jean and Jewel

NEW Designer Jean and Jewel

NEW Designer Jean and Jewel

NEW Designer Jean and Jewel

NEW Designer Jean and Jewel

To request an appointment with one of our stylist for this exclusive event click here or ring us at 860.669.4596

Click here to view the full Jean and Jewel collection! 

Photography | Jessica Janae Photography

*{gown prices range from $3500 – $6000}

xoxo, TWD


Introducing Designer Jean and Jewel | February 8th – 11th

Introducing Designer Jean and Jewel

Introducing Designer Jean and Jewel

We are thrilled to be introducing designer, Jean and Jewel to The White dress by the shore, and launching their 2018 collection next weekend! The collection is comprised of couture gowns for hopeless romantics, fashionistas, and everyone in between.  And the best part?  They are made with love in the USA! During this exclusive event, designer Megan from Jean and Jewel will be here to style our brides. We are even more excited to share that we will be the only boutique in Connecticut to carry the line! To learn about the designer and view some of these gorgeous gowns click here. To book an appointment with one of our stylists click here or ring us at 860.669.4596. 

{Gown prices start at $3500 before the trunk show discount}

xoxo, TWD


Introducing the TWD Sample Closet : a destination for off-the-rack sample wedding dresses

Introducing the TWD Sample Closet

We are excited to announce an in-boutique destination for off-the-rack wedding dresses.  Introducing the TWD Sample Closet, housing wedding dress samples that are available for immediate purchase. These gowns are the perfect option for brides who are getting married on a tight timeline and don’t have time to order a gown, or for someone who is on a budget. These gowns are store samples and in some cases may need to be cleaned, a service that we would be happy to provide for you. Our TWD Sample Closet collection gets updated frequently. You can however see a sampling of the selection here. If you are not in our general vicinity, or your schedule does not align with our store hours, we are happy to loan you gowns from The Sample Closet to try on in your home via our TWD at home services.  You can learn more about that here.

Introducing the TWD Sample Closet

Introducing the TWD Sample Closet

Introducing the TWD Sample Closet

Introducing the TWD Sample Closet

We are excited about providing brides with new and innovative ways to shop for their wedding gown!

Photography | Melanie Zacek Photography

xoxo,  TWD 

 

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