Holiday Glitz Event | December 19th – 23rd

The White Dress by The Shore Holiday Glitz Event!

Tuesday, December 19th – Saturday, December 23rd 
Holiday Glitz Event

Join The White Dress by The Shore for the annual Holiday Glitz Event. A 10% discount will be granted on anything in the boutique that sparkles. Gowns, Shoes, accessories & more will be included in this exclusive event! To request an appointment with one of our stylists, ring us at 860.669.4596 or click here

xoxo, TWD


The Jenny Yoo, The More The MARRYer Bridesmaids Promotion

 Gather your maids for the Jenny Yoo, The More The MARRYer bridesmaids promotion running December 1st through December 26th 

The Jenny Yoo, The More The MARRYer Bridesmaids Promotion

If you have 6 or more bridesmaids in your wedding party join us in the month of December and each of your bridesmaids will receive $15 off her dress purchase. The Jenny Yoo, The More The MARRYer Bridesmaids Promotion is the perfect time for you to gather your girls and get your chic on! When shopping keep in mind that your girls have to pay to get the discount however, all maids do not need to be present to receive the discount, they can submit their measurements at a later, specified date. To view the Jenny Yoo bridesmaids collection click here.  

*Valid only for Made-To-Order. Cannot be combined with other discounts/promotions*

To request an appointment in our Chic by The Shore, Bridesmaids Atelier, Click Here or ring us at the boutique at 860.669.4596

xoxo, TWD


TWD owner, Beth Chapman’s Tips for Wedding Gown Shopping in Martha Stewart Weddings

TWD owner, Beth Chapman’s Tips for Wedding Gown Shopping in Martha Stewart Weddings

Newly engaged?!  Be sure to pick up the Ultimate Wedding Planner issue of Martha Stewart Wedding!  TWD owner, Beth Chapman is featured in an article discussing tips for wedding gown shopping.  Below is the article and Beth’s advice. 

     

Shopping at a boutique:  What type of person is best suited to shop at a boutique dress store?

I always recommend that brides shop for their wedding gown in the type of store where they shop for their everyday clothes.  If you prefer a smaller, more intimate environment with specialized attention and specific and unique inventory, then a boutique is the right fit for you. If you are a department store shopper and prefer a large selection and one on one service is not important to you, than a larger bridal store might be your best bet. 

 

What does a boutique dress store offer that other options don’t?

A boutique style dress shop is going to offer a more intimate experience for the bride. They will provide individualized attention and a smaller, more focused selection.  Depending on the size of the boutique, you may be the only bride in the store while shopping.  

 

 How do you recommend brides-to-be prepare for their appointment?

Brides should visit the website of the bridal boutique to see if the selection of the designers that they carry matches the aesthetic that you are looking for and to ensure that the price point of the gowns works within your budget.  Your should contact the boutique at least a week in advance in order to schedule an appointment.  When you go for your appointment, you should have your Pinterest board or fashion inspiration available to show the sales associate.  You should also inquire with the boutique if they offer shoes and undergarments to try on with the gowns.  If not, you should bring your own.  It is important that you have your wedding date and gown budget secured before beginning the shopping process. It is nearly impossible to select your gown if you don’t know the time of year when you will be getting married and can’t envision yourself in your wedding venue. You want to select a gown that reflects your personal style, but that also emulates the overall look and feel of where you will be getting married. 

 

Can you provide a play-by-play of what to expect with a bridal consultation at a boutique?

Every boutique is slightly different. In my boutique, The White Dress by the shore, brides and their guests are offered drinks and welcomed into a private fitting room where they will have their appointment. They are provided a profile form to fill out so that the stylist can learn a little more about the details of the wedding and what the bride is looking for her in her gown.   Their dedicated stylist will review the profile form with the bride and offer to take the bride through our collection or will pull gowns herself based on what the bride is looking for.  During the hour and a half appointment, the stylist will assist the bride in trying on gowns and pairing them with accessories, helping her to narrow her selection to the one that works best with the her body type, venue and overall wedding aesthetic. 

 

General tips for dress shopping:  How far in advance of the wedding day do you recommend shopping?

I recommend that a bride begins to look for her gown 7-12 months in advance of the wedding.  Gown shopping is generally the next step after the wedding venue is selected and the date is set.  The gown will set the tone for all of your other wedding decisions.  Most of your venues will inquire about what your gown looks like when you have your initial consultation with them.  Brides often get nervous about committing too soon to a gown for fear that they will no longer love it when the wedding rolls around.  I like to compare saying yes to the gown to saying yes to your fiancé.  There might be other men out there are charming and good looking, but you don’t want to marry them!  When you commit to your gown, it should be a gown that you would want to wear today, tomorrow and in 20 years! 

 

What advice do you have on who to bring to your bridal consultation?

Bring a select group of people (no more than 3) that truly understand your personal style and your vision for your wedding. Too many opinions can be detrimental to the decision process.  If you feel the need to share your gown selection with ALL of your bridesmaids, then have them attend one of your gown fittings, or bring them along when you select your veil or accessories. Selecting your gown is a very personal decision and you should share it with a select few whose opinions you cherish the most. 

 

How do you recommend people come to bridal appointments? (Any tips on hair/makeup?)

It is important to take a little extra time getting ready when you set out to shop for your gown.  It is nice to style your hair in a similar fashion to how you think you will wear it for your wedding. It is much easier to envision how you will look on your wedding day if you hair is styled and your make up looks great! 

 

What questions should you ask about the dress during your appointment?

You should understand the lead time of the designer so that you can ensure that you have enough time to order the gown without any rush fees.  You should also ask if any customizations can be made to the gown.  Often brides want to add buttons, change a neckline or add a strap.  Ask if that is something that can be done by the designer or if it should be done during the alternations process. Note that customizations almost always incur a fee.  You should inquire with the boutique if they perform in-house alterations and understand the days and times that these are offered.  Be aware that alterations are almost NEVER included in the price of the dress, so be sure to include room in your budget for alterations. If they do not perform in- house alterations, ask about their referral list.  

 

Any other tips to share?

Enjoy the shopping process. In this day in age of online shopping, having the experience of shopping in a bridal boutique with a dedicated, knowledgeable associate is a luxury.  This experience is nostalgic.. It is something that your mother and your grandmother experienced and now it is your turn! Don’t be drawn to online retailers who sell wedding gowns on the internet.  No bride should have their wedding gown delivered the same way that their groceries are.  Let yourself be pampered and enjoy the intimate, memorable experience that a bridal boutique has to offer to you! 

Beth Chapman’s Tips for Wedding Gown Shopping in Martha Stewart Weddings

 


The Best of Made With Love Bridal Event | December 14th – 17th

The Best of Made With Love Bridal Event

We have pulled together a curated collection of what we feel is the best of Made With Love Bridal collection.  The gowns will be discounted by 10% Thursday, December 14th – Sunday, December 17th.  We are using this opportunity to also introduce the newest gowns to our collection: Georgie in crepe, Georgie in lace, Carrie, Dasha, Stevie in ivory, and the tulle and organza overskirt, which is the perfect compliment to all of The Made with Love Bridal fitted lace gowns. 

Made With Love Bridal was born out of a desire to create climatically beautiful and intricately detailed pieces. Each piece is worthy only of the noted occasion of two hearts in union. Their lace origin ranges from small towns in France to big cities like New York. Each design is created by a small family-like team, and is handmade with craftsmanship, love, and best-wishes in Australia. 

The Best of Made With love Bridal

Made with Love gowns are priced from $1750-$3100, and a 10% discount will be granted on all Made With Love purchases made during this exclusive event. 

To see a sneak peak of some of the gorgeous gowns that will be a part of this trunk show click here

To request an appointment with one of our stylist for this exclusive event, Click Here or Ring us at 860.669.4596.

xoxo, TWD 


Classic Preppy Fall & Winter Plaid Wedding Inspiration

Classic Fall & Winter Plaid Wedding Inspiration 

Anyone who knows us, knows that we are suckers for all things preppy, including plaid!  We get giddy when our brides incorporate plaid into their weddings.  We have pulled together some of our favorite classic preppy fall & winter plaid wedding inspiration from both our real brides and from our own styled shoots.  A bride may chose to incorporate plaid into her wedding because she is a planning a preppy wedding or because the plaid is a family tartan and has significance.  A little plaid can go a long way!   Whether it is used in a wrap to keep the maids warm, in the grooms and groomsmen’s bowties, on the bride’s shoes (one of our faves), or on the wedding cake- we adore it all and are certainly “Mad for Plaid!”  Click to see more of the prettys & inspiration from the Tartan Styled Shoot

Classic Preppy Fall & Winter Plaid Wedding Inspiration

Cake: Lovely Cakes 

Image: Charlotte Jenks Lewis

Classic Preppy Fall & Winter Plaid Wedding Inspiration

The White Dress By The Shore Bride: Lorin

Image : Steve DePino Photography 

Classic Preppy Fall & Winter Plaid Wedding Inspiration

Image: Charlotte Jenks Lewis

Classic Preppy Fall & Winter Plaid Wedding Inspiration

Image: Charlotte Jenks Lewis

Classic Preppy Fall & Winter Plaid Wedding Inspiration

The White Dress by The Shore Bride: Courtney 

Image: Brigham & Co./Jessica Brigham Photography  

Classic Preppy Fall & Winter Plaid Wedding Inspiration

Image: Charlotte Jenks Lewis | Styling: Beth Chapman Styling 

To See more real TWD brides click here!

 XOXO,

TWD lovelies 


Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren’s Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

We are so excited to share this Pretty Post of Meaghen & Loren at The Hermitage Inn for their classic Vermont wedding.  It was such an honor to work with Meaghen.  We had met her several years before when her sister Lizzy purchased her gown through us.  TWD owner, and stylist, Beth Chapman was fortunate enough to provide day of wedding dressing service for that wedding as well. 

Meaghen’s personal style can best be described as effortless chic. She was looking for a gown that was sophisticated and elegant.  She could not decide between a gown with sleeves or a sleeveless one, so we created both looks for her!  We paired her clean, simple Theia fit to flare gown with a customized lace bolero from Legends Romona Keveza.  Both looks were complete perfection..if we don’t say so ourselves.

TWD owner, Beth Chapman was on hand to style Meaghen, her maids and her Mom on the day of the wedding.  She ensured that everyone looked picture perfect for talented photographer, Leila Brewster. It was such an honor to be able to work with this lovely family again and to be a part of their special day.   See all of the day’s pretty below and check out the dream team of talents involved in this spectacular Fall Vermont wedding. 

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

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Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

  Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

 

Photography | Leila Brewster Photography

Venue | The Hermitage Country Inn

Styling & Day of Wedding Dressing Service | Beth Chapman Styling 

Gown | Theia

Lace Jacket | Romona Keveza

Florals | Hana Floral Design 

Beauty | Upstyle Beauty

Accessories | The Something Old Collection 

Lighting and Decor: Ryan Designs

Tent: Greenwich Tent Company 


Classic & Rustic Essex Steam Train Wedding

The White Dress By The Shore Bride Courteney’s Classic & Rustic Essex Steam Train Wedding Feature Friday 

When we opened the images of  The White Dress by The Shore bride Courteney’s classic & rustic Essex steam train wedding, we just knew we had to share them with you!  The Essex Steam Train & The Lace factory were the perfect combination for our bride Courteney and her husband Josh’s Big Day, with plenty of beauty for  Jessica Brigham, Brigham & Co. Photography to capture. The day was a perfect blend of classic and rustic design elements.  The organic beauty of  stunning greenery and soft ivory’s & yellow florals took center stage, while soft drapery and light added to that romantic air. Courteney’s wedding captured all of the beauty that Connecticut offers while creating a classic, yet rustic wedding.

Courteney wore the elegant, Anne Barge, lace & crepe, Jonquil gown. This sophisticated gown had long sleeves combined with stunning double buttons down the back. She finished her classic bride look with a stunning Augusta Jones lace veil.  We hope you enjoy all the pretty and can gain a little bit of classic meets rustic inspired inspiration from The White Dress by The Shore bride Courteney, and her perfect day!

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Photographer  |   Jessica Brigham, Brigham & Co. Photography

Venue’s  |   The Lace Factory – Essex Steam Train 

Florist  |  Jakkelyn Iris Flowers 

Hair & Make-up  |  MBD Beauty

Gown | The White Dress By The Shore –  Anne Barge

Bridesmaids |   J.Crew

Groom & Groomsmen Attire  |   Generation Tux

Videographer  |   NST Pictures

Caterer | Cloud Nine Catering

Rental Company  |  Connecticut Rental Center

 

XOXO, TWD

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