Picture of the Week


October is just about over, so we are ending our month of “thinking pink” with this gorgeous image from a photo shoot that was featured in The White Dress in Color. How incredible is that hat!? The floral designer actually created it by covering an inexpensive hat with fuchsia rose petals!

We would like to take a moment to thank all of the brides, mothers and maids who shopped with us this month! As with every year, we will be donating a portion of October’s total gown sales to the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation, a special cause that is very dear to our hearts.

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck

Shoot Design: Jubilee Events

Styling: Beth Chapman, The White Dress by the shore

Venue: Royal Street and The Cornstalk Hotel, French Quarter

Beauty: Jennie Fresa

Floral Hat: Tony Palmieri, Datura: a Modern Garden

Jewelry: Haute Bride

xoxo, TWD

As Seen In: Style Me Pretty, Gem Themed Party

Being the creative people that we are, we find inspiration everywhere – colors, fabrics, paintings, magazines, you name it. So it should come as no surprise that this entire photo shoot was inspired by a necklace! Owner and stylist Beth Chapman teamed up with Carla Ten Eyck and Jubilee Events to put together this gem themed Bat Mitzvah shoot in Providence last April made complete with a ‘bauble bar’!   And how cute are the models?!  We may be a little biased, since the shoot features Beth’s daughter and her best friends! Scroll below to view the adorable and colorful images.

If you would like to see more, check out the entire gallery on Style Me Pretty!




























Photography: Carla Ten Eyck

Shoot Design and Styling: Libby Basile, Jubilee Events

Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman, The White Dress by the shore

Venue: ProvidenceG

Rentals: Rentals Unlimited

Lighting, Bar & Day Beds: Ryan Designs

Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental

Floral Design: Green Dahlia

Paper Goods: Coral Pheasant

Cake: Erica O’Brien, Cake Design

Dessert: Taste By Spellbound

Dresses: LulaKate

Necklace: Kate Spade

Hair: Jennie Kay Beauty

Hair Accessories: Ban.do from Jennie Fresa

Makeup: d.d. Nickel

xoxo, TWD


{Tis the Season} Wedding Fur Rental


change furs to thisimage by Carla Ten Eyck, styling  by Beth Chapman, beauty by d.d. Nickel

As the weather turns colder, we wanted to remind you that we offer Wedding Fur Rental.  Below are the styles that are available for rent.  They are the perfect way to keep warm on a chilly fall or winter day. And they sure do look lovely in the photos.  Contact us for further rental information!

And be sure to ask us about our fur muffs for rent! 

xoxo, TWD

What We’re Loving: NewlyWish

Let’s be honest – planning a wedding can be stressful. Making a guest list, reserving a venue, choosing a photographer, sending out invitations – there is a never-ending list of things to do. Heck, finding the perfect gown can take weeks, months or even years!

And in the midst of all of this planning, couples have to set aside time to create their wedding registry. We know – the thought of having “spare time” while planning a wedding is somewhat comical. But who doesn’t love making an elaborate wish list of gifts? Weddings are one of the few times when couples can pick out presents that they actually want people to give them!

But despite the belief that registering for gifts is one of the best parts of planning a wedding, it can actually be a daunting task. There are just so many things to consider! Gifts or donations? Macy’s or Crate & Barrel? Fine china or everyday dinnerware? The options are endless! It’s enough to drive anyone crazy, let alone an already stressed-out couple. And what if they have different tastes or can’t agree on certain items? Or, worst-case scenario, what if they just don’t like anything? What’s supposed to be a fun and memorable occasion can easily turn into a nightmare!

If only there was something to simplify this crazy process and make it more enjoyable. Good news – there is! Say hello to NewlyWish, a free online registry service that offers options far beyond the typical department stores.

We first learned of NewlyWish when The White Dress by the shore owner, Beth Chapman, met founder, Amanda Allen, at an Engage Luxury Wedding Conference. Beth became an instant admirer of this innovative brand, and the two became fast friends. The inspiration for NewlyWish came from the founders’ own wedding registry experience. While creating their registry, Amanda Allen and Robard Williams realized that they had limited options. Their favorite local shops didn’t have online registries, and the typical department stores didn’t have impressive merchandise. So, in May 2010, NewlyWish was born.

Unlike other online gift registries, NewlyWish primarily partners with small businesses, selling pieces and experiences from more than 50 independent brands, boutiques, artisans and service providers. Couples can choose traditional gifts like kitchen and bath items, or they can select more unique gifts like cooking classes, tickets to a sporting event or spa treatments. This sort of merchandizing offers couples choices that they wouldn’t normally get from large department stores. And it gives them an opportunity to build a registry that truly reflects their life and style!

NewlyWish actually fulfills couples’ orders itself, which eliminates the worry of duplicate gifts. While this might not seem like a big deal, it really is! No one wants to end up with two toasters, five sets of silverware, three crockpots…well, you get the picture. The concept is just genius!

As if this wasn’t enough, it gets even better. The company has a Gift Tracker that keeps track of who purchased certain items from the registry. This makes writing thank you notes a breeze! NewlyWish also has the ability to hold couples’ gifts until after their honeymoon or until they’ve moved into their new home together. Talk about great customer service!

With all of these awesome features, it should come as no surprise that NewlyWish has had tremendous growth since it first began. The number of registry profiles continues to grow!

There’s no denying that this company is a force to be reckoned with. Allen and Williams tapped into a virtually untouched market and put all other online registries to shame! Clearly, NewlyWish is here to stay. And guess what? We couldn’t be happier.

Take a look at some of their innovative gifts below! And good news - The White Dress in color, the book co-authored by The White Dress by the shore owner, Beth Chapman, will soon be included as a registry item!

Below are a few must-have items from the site that we are coveting ourselves! Click here to start your registry!


xoxo, TWD

Picture of the Week


Happy Thursday! As you know, we are still honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with our Picture of the Week! Hot pink lips, a blush gown and a very large pastel pink flower are the perfect compliment to this white-washed suite.

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck

Styling: Beth Chapman, The White Dress by the Shore

Gown: Modern Trousseau

Makeup: d.d. Nickel

Hair: Catie Bane, Catie & Amy

Location: The Cottage House at Lord Thompson Manor

xoxo, TWD