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As Seen In Bliss Celebrations: Gedney Farm Winter Photo Shoot

There is just so much to love about this shoot! I was thrilled when Amy Blau, a long-time friend and publisher of Bliss Celebrations Magazine, asked Jubilee Events, Carla Ten Eyck and I to conceptualize a shoot for the 2015 issue. We collectively decided to do a winter shoot, and Diana and Libby of Jubliee Events put together a masculine-inspired color palette of navy, chocolate, burnt orange and a touch of silver.

Some of our industry besties were brought into the creative process – Hana Floral Design, Ryan Designs, Coral Pheasant Stationery and But a Dream Custom Cakes – and pure beauty was created! I think one of things that I love most about styled shoots is having a concept put out there and seeing how each talented vendor interprets the vision. Often, we each work independently and aren’t aware of how each of the individual pieces will come together to create the finished product. For me, that is what makes these shoots so fun! However, it also makes it essential to collaborate with vendors that you trust and who share a common taste level.

Nichole from Coral Pheasant really knocked it out of the park with the incredible paper for the shoot. Can we discuss the wooden invitation?! Nichole is the ultimate perfectionist. I am in awe watching her style her paper. It is truly an art form!

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Truth be told, part of the reason that we decided on a winter shoot was because I wanted to style this angora sweater dress from Ivy & Aster!  Its simplistic, clean lines were perfect for the feel of the shoot. PS – the model, Emma, and I had to hop across rocks in a frozen river to get this stunning shot. But it was worth it!

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The texture and colors of the table scape were stunning and fit beautifully with the rustic feel of the venue, Gedney Farm. How amazing is this custom-made Love sign by Ryan Designs?!

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The original vision involved a horse, and we were hell-bent on making it happen! After many phone calls and a bit of a drive during the middle of the shoot, we found Mr. Eddington! He so desperately wanted to nibble on the bouquet! It was such a great moment – even he is smiling in this shot!

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To balance out the masculine colors and details of the shoot, I decided to dress the bridesmaid in a romantic lace dress from Amsale.

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I was in love with this ingenious way to display the menu for your guests!

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This shot might just be my favorite from the whole shoot! This precious little reception dress is from Kate McDonald bridal. In later shots, I paired it with a matching pleated overskirt for a more dramatic look!

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I loved all of the textures in this shoot – the angora sweater dress, fur stoles, leather gloves and the lace bridesmaid dress. I wanted to bring texture into the groom’s attire as well. I had a vision for a velvet tuxedo, and Enzo from Valentino Tailors brought it to life for me. The groom is in a black velvet jacket and our master seamstress, Penny, created a blue velvet bow tie for me!

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This series of shots happened almost ‘by accident.’ But sometimes that is how the best images come to life! Enzo showed me this amazing Marsala tweed jacket. It didn’t really fit with the color story of the shoot, but I brought it along any way ‘just in case.’ Our male model, Peter, happened to bring his sweet English Sheepdog puppy with him. As the last shot of the day, we had Peter throw on the jacket and brought in his cute pooch! The result was fabulous, and it made the magazine!

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Thank you to Bliss for the amazing opportunity to collaborate on this shoot and a big smooch to my industry friends who are always up for anything, always bring their A-game and never cease to amaze me with their creativity and talent!

Credit Reel:

Venue: Gedney Farm

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck

Creative Direction & Design: Jubilee Events

Styling: Beth Chapman

Floral Design: Hana Floral Design

Paper Design & Styling : Coral Pheasant Stationery 

Rentals: Rentals Unlimited and Reserve Modern Event Rental

Lighting: Ryan Designs

Hair: Emily Reale

Beauty: Erica T. Martell

Cakes: But a Dream Custom Cakes

Wedding Gowns: Ivy & Aster and Kate McDonald Bridal

Bridesmaid Dress: Amsale

Belt: Ivy & Aster

Fur Stole: Modern Trousseau

Fur Coat: provided by stylist

Bridesmaid Headband: Maria Elena

Earrings: Haute Bride

Statement Necklace: Haute Bride

Leather Gloves: Carolina Amato

Velvet Gloves: provided by stylist

Jeweled Purse: Maria Elena

Shoes: Nine West and Nina Shoes

Tuxedos: Valentino Tailors

Custom Velvet Bowtie: The White Dress by the shore

xoxo, Beth


As Seen In: Bliss Celebrations

The 2015 issue of Bliss Celebrations Magazine was just released and it is stunning! I was so honored to have styled several features in this magazine!

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The shoot below was shot at the beautiful Stonington Vineyards. It poured rain throughout the day which made it challenging to shoot and style, but it created a beautiful mist that added to the romance of the shoot!

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Shoot credits:  Photography: Leslie Dumke, Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman, Beauty: Erin Infantino for Simply Gorgeous by Erin, Models: The Beauty Within Agency, Floral Design: Hana Floral, Cake: Ana Parzych Cakes, Maids Dresses: Amsale, Gown: Anne Barge,  Bridal Sash: Ivy and Aster

 

The image on the left is from a shoot that I planned an styled in New York City.  It was a fun collaboration with the talented Justin & Mary Marantz for their blog, The Black Tie Bride. This image was actually totally unplanned.  We were walking towards Central Park, where the shoot was to take place when the wind picked up and blew Liane’s skirt.  Suddenly, Justin asked her to stop, and of course, she struck the perfect pose- and Viola!  The perfect image!

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Shoot credits: Photography: Justin & Mary, Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman, Beauty: d.d. Nickel , Gown: Theia, Tulle Skirt: Custom The White Dress by the shore, Belt: Ivy and Aster, Earrings: Haute Bride.

 

The spread below is a real wedding.  I had the absolute pleasure of styling Linnea and her Mom for her big day.  Doesn’t she look stunning?

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Wedding Credits:  Photography: Michelle Gardella, Event Planner: Sixpence for your Shoe, Venue: The Wadsworth Mansion, Beauty: Naomi’s Studio & Salon, Gown: Oscar de la Renta, Headband: Maria Elena, Earrings and Bracelet: Haute Bride, Veil: Custom The White Dress by the shore

 

This shoot is near and dear to my heart, as it features my daughter Lindsay and her sweet friends. They had a blast getting all dolled up for this shoot and receiving the royal treatment!

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Shoot credits:  Photography: Carla Ten Eyck, Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman, Hair: Jennie Kay, Makeup: d.d. Nickel, Shoot Design: Jubilee Events, Decor: Ryan Designs, Venue: The Ballroom at Providence G,  Dresses: Lula Kate, Accessories: Kate Spade, Lindsay’s Outfit: Custom, provided by stylist.

 

To me, there is not much more romantic than a winter wedding!  I was honored when Bliss asked my favorite creative team, Jubilee Events, Carla Ten Eyck and me, to conceptualize a shoot for this issue.  We landed on a masculine, meets feminine theme filled with texture in The Berkshires.   I am in love with the long sleeve, angora sweater gown that I used in this shoot. It was the perfect streamlined silhouette and it helped to keep the model toasty in the freezing temps! To see more of this shoot, stay tuned to our blog!

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shoot credits:  Photography: Carla Ten Eyck, Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman, Shoot Design: Jubilee Events, Lighting: Ryan Designs, Hair: Emily Reale of Beaucage Salon & Spa, Make up: Erica Martell, Floral Design: Hana Floral, Paper: Coral Pheasant Stationery,  Angora gown: Ivy and Aster, Reception Dress and Ball Skirt: Kate McDonald Bridal, Fur Stole: Modern Trousseau, Groom’s Attire: Valentino Tailors.

To see the entire issue firsthand, click here.  Or, it is available on newsstands or you can pick up a complimentary copy when you shop with us in the month of April!

 xoxo, Beth


As Seen In: Mass Appeal – Spring 2015 Bridal Trends

Earlier this week, TWD Owner Beth Chapman appeared on WWLP’s Mass Appeal where she highlighted Spring 2015 bridal trends.

Below is a recap of Beth’s top trends:

We are seeing two extreme trends in bridal fashion right now – very classic and very non-traditional.

The neckline of the moment is the back neckline. Designers are taking the plunge with very low, very open backs, and brides are showing a lot of skin on their wedding day! The gown in the segment by designer Augusta Jones is a little more on the conservative side, as it is has illusion .

On the more conservative side, long sleeves are back en vogue! It is wonderful to have an alternative to strapless. Kayla modeled a gown from CT based designer, Modern Trousseau. It has 3/4 sleeves and a very interesting lace patterned bodice with a romantic tulle ball over skirt.

For accessories, the trend of the season is gold and rose gold. The segment features accessories by Haute Bride. We are seeing more gold and rose gold accessories emerge as an alternative to silver. They work beautifully with all of the blush tone gowns that are being shown.

Speaking to the unconventional trend, Paige modeled an adorable lace romper from Watters. Jumpsuits and rompers have become popular in ready-to-wear and now we are seeing them make their way into bridal. The romper is a great option for a civil ceremony or as a second look for a reception!  It is also a perfect choice for wedding related events, such as a shower or the rehearsal dinner.

We can’t forget bridesmaids! We are seeing two trends for the bridal party – mismatched dresses where all of the attendants are in different dresses, as well as metallics. Metallics – particularly gold – are a predominant trend in wedding decor, and now also in maids attire. The dresses in the segment include a metallic dress from Jenny Yoo, an all over beaded dress from Adrianna Papell, and a beautiful chiffon dress with a metallic lace bodice also by Jenny Yoo. The different dresses play off each other beautifully and create such a unique story.

 

xoxo, TWD


As Seen In Bliss Celebrations: Stonington Vineyard Photo Shoot

We love unique, local venues for weddings. So, when our friends at Madison-based Slainte asked us to coordinate the fashion for a styled shoot at Stonington Vineyards, we jumped at the chance! The day was a little damp, but we think that it made the mood that much more romantic. We were thrilled to have the shoot featured in the current issue of Bliss Celebrations Magazine.

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Photography: Leslie Dumke Studio

Venue: Stonington Vineyards

Shoot Coordination: Slainte and Dreamscapes Design Group

Styling: Beth Chapman

Beauty: Erin Infantino of Simply Gorgeous by Erin Infantino

Cake: Ana Parzych

Flowers: Hana Floral Design

Models: The Beauty Within Model Management

Bridal Gown: Anne Barge

Bridal Jewelry: Maria Elena & The Something Old Collection

Veil: Modern Trousseau

Beaded Sash: Ivy & Aster

Purse: Merci New York for Madame Mathilde 

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale

Bridesmaid Jewelry: Haute Bride

Reception Dress: Kirribilla

xoxo, TWD

As Seen In: Style Me Pretty, Gatsby-Inspired Wedding

We recently had the opportunity to style Stephanie, a beautiful, creative, kind bride, for her Gatsby-inspired wedding at The Branford House Mansion. Carla Ten Eyck captured each vintage detail beautifully. To see the rest of the lovely wedding details, including the gorgeous flowers designed by our friend, Tony Palmieri, visit the feature on Style Me Pretty.

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Photography: Carla Ten Eyck

Floral Design: Tony Palmieri, Green Dahlia

Styling: Beth Chapman

Hair: Catie & Amy

Makeup: d.d. Nickel

Gown: Bliss by Monique Lhuillier

Gloves: The White Dress by the shore

Hair Comb and Earrings: Maria Elena

Feather Stole: Modern Trousseau

xoxo, TWD


As Seen In: Wedding Bible

I was lucky enough to make the acquaintance of the world renowned, uber talented, international luxury event planner, Sarah Haywood at an Engage conference. I was beyond honored when Sarah asked me to contribute to her chapter on shopping for your wedding gown in her newly released book, Wedding Bible. 

If you are engaged and looking for a comprehensive resource to guide you through the planning process, this book is truly a bible! It has everything you need to know, and more! The book was designed by my dear friend, Nichole Michel of Coral Pheasant Stationary, so as you can imagine, it is as beautiful as it is informative!

I am in excellent company in the book with contributions from industry superstars including, photographer (and my co-author of The White Dress in Color) Carla Ten Eyck, caterer extraordinaire, Peter Callahan and luxury event designer, David Beahm.

The book is available for purchase on Amazon.com.  For a sneak peak, check it out on our coffee table the next time you are in the boutique!

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 xoxo,  Beth 

 

In addition to co-authoring her own book, The White Dress in Color, Beth also contributed to Simple Stunning Bride, by Karen Bussen. 


Musings of a Stylist: Tartan and Tulle Styled Bridal Photo Shoot

Just in time for winter, we are excited to announce that our latest inspiration page, Tartan and Tulle, is now live! The styled bridal photo shoot was recently featured in the latest issues of WellWed Cape Cod + Nantucket + Martha’s Vineyard and WellWed New York, and it has also appeared on Style Me Pretty! Scroll below to view the gorgeous magazine covers and spread, the shoot credits and some of our favorite images!

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Click here to view the Tartan and Tulle Inspiration page on our site!  Then please, be our guest and Pin away!

Photography: Charlotte Jenks Lewis Photography

Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau

Flowers: Splendid Stems

Cake: Lovely Cakes

Invitations: Meant To Be Sent

Jewelry: Haute Bride

Bridesmaid Dress: Shirt- The Gap, Skirt- Custom Modern Trousseau 

Event Planning: Stacie Shea Events 

Event Design: Stacie Shea Events

Makeup: Jennie Fresa 

Hair: Posh Salon 

Bow Hair Comb: Unique Jewelry Boutique

Chargers: Juliska

Coasters: Jonathan Adler

Custom Plaid Bow Belt: Scotland Shop

Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman

Groom’s Attire: Valentino Tailors

Models: The Beauty Within Agency 

Napkins: Wildflower Linens

Plaid Shoes: J Crew

Table Linens: La Tavola

Venue: Winvian

xoxo, TWD

 

 

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