Feature Friday: Sarah’s White Carpet Appointment Experience

Experiencing a White Carpet Appointment is experiencing luxury. One of the newest brides to join the TWD family was able to experience this unique opportunity for herself. Sarah had the boutique all to herself for a private shopping experience accompanied by friends and family who were able to enjoy nibbles, champagne, and a photographer to capture every magical memory of her appointment.

Sarah worked with our amazing stylist Kim. She had nothing less to say about Sarah other than her and her whole family were amazing.

“From the moment Sarah and her friends & Family walked into The White Dress, the laughter love and excitement was contagious! Sarah had such an incredible support system who were all just as excited about dress shopping as she was! Sarah became an instant friend! She was absolutely stunning in each dress she tried on yet the one she chose is true perfection on her!  It was such an honor to be a part of this experience with her and her family… it was a day I’ll never forget xoxo” – Kim Crowley 

Not only did Sarah get to say YES to her dress, she also got to do a little shopping for  bridesmaids dresses for her girls in chic by the shore, our bridesmaid atelier!  

Photography | Tiffany Joyce Photography 

Florals | Carrie Wilcox 

Sweet Treat | Callan Pollit (Sugar Therapy) 

To book your own White Carpet Appointment or Bridesmaids Soiree give us a ring at 860.669.4596.



Feature Friday: Lauren & Mike’s Classic, Casual Farm Wedding

We adored dressing Lauren, and are so thrilled to feature the images from her classic, casual farm wedding{captured by Trisha Keeler Photo}.

Lauren & Mike were high school sweethearts and grew up in Madison, CT, so it was fitting that their wedding take place there. Every single detail-  from their beautiful Madison beach portraits to the intimate ceremony and reception at Barberry Hill Farm –  fell perfectly into place.

Lauren has an effortless sense of style and it was reflected in her wedding day style as well! When shopping for her gown she told us that she was looking for something classic (and a touch preppy), but comfortable.  Lauren is a personal trainer and wears yoga pants all day…so comfort was key.  We worked with designer, Kate McDonald to customize the perfect simple gown that had just enough detail. The result was perfect…see below for yourself! 
















Photography: Trisha Keeler Photography 

Dress: The White Dress By The Shore – Kate McDonald Bridal 

Venue: Barberry Hill Farm  

Event designer + planner: Earth 2 Events 

Beauty: MXML Beauty / Allusions Salon and Boutique

Catering: A Thyme to Cook

Other paper products (honey jar tags, programs, etc.): Philips Designs 
Menswear: Indochino suits + The Belle and The Beau pocket squares

The Fall Get Shopping Event | September 26th – 30th

Calling all Fall 2018 and 2019 brides! 

Did you know that we recommend purchasing your gown 9-12 months in advance of your wedding?  Your wedding gown sets the tone for all of your other wedding planning decisions, so it is important to select your gown early.  Let this event jump start your gown purchase!

Click Here or Ring us at 860.669.4596 to book an appointment with on of our stylists!

xoxo, TWD

September 22 – 23 | Legends By Romona Keveza Trunk Show

Legends By Romona keveza

Click Here or ring us as 860.669.4596 to book an appointment with one of our stylists. 

We will have a special preview of the collection on Thursday, September 21st from 5-8 pm.  We have try- on appointments available at 5:00 and 6:30. 


Romona Keveža is a New York City based women’s designer luxury brand known for its modern, clean and sophisticated approach to dressing.  The brand currently includes four designer collections – an eponymous luxury evening and ready-to-wear line, and three bridal collections – Romona Keveža Bridal Collection, Legends Romona Keveža, and ROMONA.  All master crafted in North America, house signatures include clean sculptural lines, a refreshing approach to romance, an impeccable industry renowned fit, and the brand’s trademark – “Romona Red,” the perfect hue of crimson.

A favorite on the Red Carpet, Romona Keveža has dressed some of the world’s most beautiful and influential women, including Angelina Jolie, Kate Hudson, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Hudson and Oprah Winfrey.



Pretty Post: Caitlin & John’s Preppy Castle Hill Newport Wedding

When it comes to a New England wedding, The Castle Hill Inn in Newport, RI is simply one of our favorite venues, and Caitlin and John’s nautical nuptials were just as stunning as their backdrop. We can’t get enough of all of the preppy details!  It was such a pleasure getting to work with Caitlin on this custom gown from Kate McDonald, it combined her own personal sporty style with a touch of classic elegance, a perfect fit for a coastal wedding! Scroll down to enjoy all of Caitlin and John’s photos shot by the talented Meghan Sepe….. And you won’t want to miss the most precious kiddos! 







Photography: Megan Sepe Weddings  |  Venue: Castle Hill Inn- Newport 

Gown: The White Dress By The Shore – Kate McDonald  |   Veil & Accessories: Sara Gabriel




Introducing TWD at Home: Sample sale shopping reimagined

twd at home

We are thrilled to introduce our latest sample sale venture, TWD at Home! Are you interested in becoming a #thewhitedressbytheshorebride, but live too far from us to experience our boutique? Are you a bride whose wedding is too soon to order a gown? Or, are you a busy woman who can’t coordinate your schedule with ours? Either way, TWD at Home is a perfect option for you.


Sample Sale Shopping, Reimagined.

No crowds. No Pressure. No obligation.  



1. View our TWD Sample Inventory (please note, these are store samples and are intended for immediate sale.)

twd at home sample sale

2. Select up to 3 dresses to be shipped to you & complete our TWD at Home Policy Form.

Pay $25 for 1 gown, $50 for 2, or $60 for 3 (enter code ‘ship3′ at checkout.)

twd at home sample sale

3. Sign for your package

twd at home sample sale

4. Gather friends & family for an at home try on party

twd at home sample sale

5. Choose your fave

twd at home sample sale

6. Pop the bubbly & ring us at 860.669.4596 to pay for your purchase!

twd at home sample sale

7. Send the other gowns back to us using the enclosed prepaid label.

8. Snap a pic with the enclosed YES sign and tag @thewhitedress !  



Happy Shopping!

xoxo, TWD

Important Announcement About Mother of The Occasion

TWD Brides,
We have been honored to offer chic couture for brides, mothers and maids for the past 14 years.  We have made the business decision to no longer carry mother of the occasion dresses as of 8/31/2017.  We will accept new orders only through the month of August. In addition, we will be offering our sample inventory to purchase off the rack for 15-70% off (depending on the style).  Any styles that are currently on order will be delivered as planned. 
Please let us know if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule a mother of the occasion appointment with us this month.  

Beth Chapman 
TWD Owner 

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