Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mother’s Day.

We wish our moms and yours a very special day!

From Left to Right : Shana (Abigail Scott Photography) , Beth & Mom (Carla Ten Eyck) ,

Beth & Daughter ( Take Aim Photography ), Jessica, Lauren, Tricia and Callan, all with their moms! 

 

xoxo, TWD 

 


SAMPLE SALE: Tips & Guidelines

 

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 Saturday , May 12 | by appointment  

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During this Sample Sale gowns will be priced between $500- $2500. Little White Dresses, Bridesmaids Dresses, shoes and accessories will also be discounted by 50% – 75%. We will be adding gowns to our Sample Sale collection as we approach the event.  These gowns will not be listed on our Sample Sale page. Watch our instagram story for sneak peeks! 

Gown Designers Include:  

Anne Barge | Hayley Paige | Blush By Hayley Paige | Made with Love |  Augusta Jones |  Amy Kuschel

Legends Romona Keveza |  Theia |  Jenny Yoo |  Amsale Nouvelle | Carolina Herrera | Kate McDonald


It is important to note that the sale on Saturday is by appointment only. This means that you will have a dedicated associate assigned to you who is familiar with our inventory.  They will assist you in finding the perfect gown for your wedding.  

It is recommended that you do not attend the sample sale, unless you have been shopping before and you know the silhouette that you are looking for.  It is important to note the samples are generally size 10 (which generally fits a street size 8). Gown can be altered down up to two sizes. 

Click here to request an appointment. 

xoxo, TWD


Sample Sale Event | Saturday, May, 12th

Sample Sale Event

Saturday, May 12, 2018 


Sample Sale Event


Join The White Dress by the shore for our spring sample Sale, Saturday, May 12th. We will have a range of gowns priced between $500 – $2500 for off the rack purchase. We will be adding gowns to our Sample Sale collection as we approach the event.  These gowns will not be listed in our Sample Closet on the website. Watch our instagram story for sneak peeks! 
 
It is important to note that the sale on Saturday is by appointment only. This means that you will have a dedicated associate assigned to you who is familiar with our inventory.  They will assist you in finding the perfect gown for your wedding. It is recommended that you do not attend the sample sale, unless you have been shopping before and you know the silhouette that you are looking for.  It is important to note the samples are generally size 10 (which generally fits a street size 8). Gown can be altered down up to two sizes. 
 
xoxo, TWD 
 
Click to view our sample sale tips and guidelines for our sample sale event. 

Hayley Paige Chandon takes The Society Room in Hartford

Hayley Paige Chandon takes The Society Room in Hartford 

The White Dress by the shore bride Melissa looked like royalty in her Hayley Paige Chandon gown for her October wedding at The Society Room in Hartford.

Melissa selected Chandon in the Moet champagne color and it was the perfect compliment to her skin tone and the aesthetic of The Society Room. 

Melissa wanted a veil to accent the unique color of her gown, so our in-house seamstress made her a custom veil in the same color tulle.  Melissa’s Haute Bride earrings were the perfect shade of gold to accentuate the warmth of her gown.  

You were a show-stopper Melissa!  Thank you for allowing us to be part of your special day! 

 

Venue: The Society Room of Hartford

Photographer: Art Image by Sam Chinigo

Florals: TK & Brown’s 

Cake: Kim’s Cottage Confections

Invitations: Minted

Hair: Larissa Lake & Co.

Makeup: Upstyle

Gown| The White Dress by the shore | Hayley Paige 

Veil | The White Dress by the shore | custom – Lacey Eden

Earrings | The White Dress by the shore | Haute Bride

Rings: Baribault Jewelers

xoxo, TWD 

 


We’re Hiring!

We are looking for some fashionable, talented and personable people to join our team! 

 

image: Take Aim Photography

We are hiring for the following positions:

Part-Time Sale Associate:

the ideal candidate has these qualities:

-has retail sales and/or customer service experience (working with brides a plus!)

-has a passion for styling and customer service

-fashionable

-loves all things wedding

-is personable and a great conversationalist

-has the ability to multi-task (while maintaining a positive and upbeat attitude)

-is flexible and loves being part of a team

-is able to lift over 20 pounds and climb stairs (sometimes simultaneously)

-has the ability to work Thursday evening (5-8) AND Saturdays (required) + occasional Sundays

 

Marketing Intern :

the ideal candidate meets these qualifications:

-has graphic design experience

-is proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite

-has working knowledge of WordPress (for blogging)

-is creative and has a very high taste level

-is proficient and knowledgeable in social media marketing strategies (particularly facebook and instagram)

-possesses strong communication skills

-has the ability to set priorities and multi-task

-possesses strong customer service skills

This position is Tuesday- Friday (approximately 30 hours per week) with occasional Saturday hours. There is some customer service included in this role. 

 

Intern/Sales Assistant: 

We are seeking 1-2 candidates for this role. 

Summer Intern:

We would like a summer intern to work with us 2 days per week this summer (Wed & Fri). This position would begin immediately. The ideal candidate possesses these qualities: 

-has a love for fashion/bridal

-has the ability to multi- task and prioritize tasks

-is a team player

-is customer service oriented

Responsibilities include:

-Visual Merchandising

-Processing inventory

-Preparing gowns for trunk shows and events

– Office tasks/filing

Sales Assistant: 

This position would begin in August or can be combined with the position above.  The position requires working every Saturday. The ideal candidate possesses these qualities: 

-Customer service Oriented

-Upbeat and positive

-A team player

-Has a love of fashion/bridal

-Has the ability to work in a fast paced environment

Responsibilities Include: 

-Greeting clients

-Assisting stylists with selecting gowns for brides

-Putting gowns back on racks for stylists

-Store Organization 

If you feel that you are highly qualified for any of these positions and would enjoy a coveted spot on our team, then please send your resume to info@thewhitedressbytheshore.com.  Please include the position title in the subject line.  Only qualified candidates need apply. 

xoxo, TWD 

 

 


Royal Wedding Viewing Party | April 19th

Royal Wedding Viewing Party

Royal Wedding Viewing Party

We hope you will bring out your fascinator and join us as we celebrate the Royal Wedding with a viewing party!  We will tape the live broadcast and replay it during our event so that we don’t miss a single minute of all of the Royal goodness!  Mix and mingle with other brides and some of Connecticut’s top wedding vendors while sipping tea and enjoying traditional English treats. There will be special prizes for the brides in attendance! 

And, if you are a Hayley Paige fan, Saturday April 19th is the final day of our Hayley Paige Trunk Show. We will have the Spring 2018 collection in the boutique and select gowns from the Fall 2018 collection that JUST graced the runway during bridal market.  A 10% discount will be granted during this exclusive event.  So, come for the party and stay to find your gown!

Click here to RSVP to this fun event!  To see  TWD owner and stylist Beth Chapman’s Royal Wedding Dress prediction, click here. 

Event Sponsors:

Jubilee Events

A Thyme to Cook

Maggie Conley

Blush Floral Design 

Borrowed Blu

Coral Pheasant Stationery

Nuage Designs 


Royal Wedding Dress Prediction

Royal Wedding Dress Prediction 

The entire wedding world is holding their breath to see what Meghan Markle will wear for her May 19th nuptials to Prince Harry. I wanted to weight in on my my Royal Wedding Dress Prediction. 

Of course…being in the business that I am, I adore weddings. But, royal weddings are a whole other level of obsession.  I mean, what is more romantic than a princess getting married…and when it is an American becoming a princess?!  Well, I can hardly contain myself!  We are thrilled to be hosting a Royal Wedding Viewing Party on Saturday, May 19th in celebration of the event. All American eyes will be on the newly crowned princess and what she will be wearing.  The designer, as is standard, is being kept secret, as are most of the wedding details. 

As Meghan’s aesthetic is very clean and modern, my prediction is that she will wear a clean gown with no lace.  The fabric will be structured and have a sheen – I think a beautiful mikado would be gorgeous! As she will getting married in the church, her arms will need to be covered.  My hope is that she will show off her gorgeous décolletage and cover her arms with a clean close fitting sleeve.  And of course, she will have a long beautiful train! I do think that she will wear a traditional long veil and my hope is that it will have a touch of lace on it.  She will wear some sort of tiara, as is customary. It is rumored that she will wear one from Diana’s collection.  

It is unknown if she will have any attendants beyond the sweet little children (Price George, Princess Charlotte, and the daughter of her stylist Jessica Mulroney will serve as flower girls and paiges).  There is nothing more darling that the little children dressed in shades of white preceding the bride down the aisle! 

Meghan Markle Wedding Dress

Sketch provided by Jean and Jewel 

 

April 19th can’t come soon enough!  We simply cannot wait to see the gown that Meghan Markle chooses. It is sure to be a show-stopper and one that will set trends in bridal for years to come! 

xoxo, Beth 

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