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A little over a year ago, Super Storm Sandy struck the East Coast and literally struck my home! For years, my husband and I had discussed redecorating our bedroom, but other house projects always took precedence. Because after all, why make your bedroom pretty when no one really sees it?! Well, ”Sandy” decided to force our hand in the re-decorating decision!
During the storm, an 80 foot oak tree fell on our house, landing on one of the dormers and collapsing it into our bedroom. The tree was so tall that it covered the entire width of my house! We had a guardian angel watching over us that day for so many reasons – 1) The fact that the tree fell on the dormer, a reinforced structure, was a blessing. The dormer ‘broke the fall’ of the tree and prevented it from falling through to the first floor of our home. 2) One of the branches from the tree impaled the gabled roof in the front of the house, also helping to slow the tree’s momentum. 3) I had JUST been in the bedroom moments before and had left because the wind was getting intense and I had a terrible feeling that something was going to happen. 4) Because I came downstairs, my husband got up from our dining room table where he was working, which was directly below where the tree fell.
After a very stressful few days of cranes, chainsaws and trucks, the tree was removed from our house. The holes were boarded and tarped, and an insurance adjuster (who drove all the way from Texas in that crazy snow storm we had a few days later) came out and gave us a quote for the damage. It was then that we began to think about how we wanted to transform the bedroom. My first call was to my friends Sara and Melissa at Hartley and Hill Designs. Sara and I have been friends for years and she understands my taste level perfectly. Sara created a rendering of a design for the room and it was PERFECTION! I did not want to change a thing! I am honored to have revealed the finished product on Style Me Pretty Living. (click the link to see their post and a full gallery of images)
As terrible as the entire experience was for myself and my family, it taught me so many things. Firstly, we were so thankful that the damaged that we experienced was minimal compared to what so many others experienced. We had a hole in our house, but we still had a house! There were so many that did not! Secondly, I learned that your bedroom should be your sanctuary. It should not matter that no one spends time in your room but you and your family. Your bedroom should be beautiful and filled with the things that bring you comfort and joy! I wake up every morning now and look around and can’t believe that I am so lucky to be in such a beautiful space, surrounded by pictures of my husband and children.
I can’t thank Sara and Melissa enough for transforming my room and for creating an environment that is so beautiful that when I look at it, I don’t think about the damage that was done, but instead about the beauty that was created!
And a big smooch to my girl, Carla Ten Eyck for capturing all of the beauty of this project!
*necklace from Aquinnah Jewelry
The soon to be released issue of Vermont Vows will contain a shoot styled by owner Beth Chapman that we have lovingly named ‘Winter Warmth’; Although we certainly did not feel warm while shooting in Vermont’s Green Mountains last January! We cannot wait for our brides and followers to see the images. To us, there is nothing more romantic than a winter wedding, especially when you have your love to keep you cozy and (somewhat) warm!
More images from the gorgeous shoot above will make their debut as our December ‘Musings of a Stylist’ Rotation on the homepage of our website, keep your eyes peeled and subscribe to our newsletter if you haven’t already to be the first to see (and read about) the winter-y goodness!
Photography- Carla Ten Eyck
Fashion Styling- Beth Chapman | The White Dress by the shore
Beauty- d.d. Nickel
Floral design- Datura: A Modern Garden
Table Design and Paper- Coral Pheasant
Cake- But a Dream Custom Cakes
Below, owner and stylist, Beth Chapman recounts her fashion choices for this magical collection of images.
“It was such an absolute dream to do a fashion shoot in Paris! As it is coined both the “city of light” and the “city of love”, we tried to capture both elements through our shoot.
To show the more romantic side of Paris, I selected a Hayley Paige ball gown in a soft blush tone with oversized flowers delicately surrounding the billowing skirt. The bride groom wore a grey 3 piece suit from Valentino Tailors. We shot the couple both in front of the Eiffel Tower and throughout the streets of Montmarte, an artist colony with sweeping views of the entire city. We finished the shoot with the couple nestled outside of a Paris café, seemingly in their after party attire. The groom had loosened his tie and the bride had changed into an crème cashmere shell from J.Crew with a custom designed tulle knee length ‘Carrie Bradshaw’ inspired skirt and sparkly rose gold Badgley Mischkas’.”
All of this Parisian gorgeousness was shot for the second book in The White Dress series, authored by owner, Beth Chapman, photographer, Carla Ten Eyck and event planner, Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events. The first book, The White Dress In Color was recently released and is available for sale at amazon.com or at The White Dress by the shore.
Gown: Hayley Paige
Earrings: Maria Elena
Bracelet: Haute Bride
Belt: Maria Elena
Cocktail Ring: Haute Bride
Groom: Suit: Valentino Tailors
Bride: Ivory cashmere shell, J.Crew
Tulle short skirt: Custom designed Modern Trousseau
Necklace and Earrings: Haute Bride
Headband: Maria Elena
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Feather Purse: Maria Elena
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck
Shoot Design : Candice Coppola | Jubilee Events
Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman | The White Dress by the shore
Beauty: Yoshiko Haruki
Hand- painted Paper: Momental Designs
“What could be more romantic than blush gowns, lush floral arrangements of garden roses and peonies set against a back drop of a historic estate along the Hudson River? This shoot was an absolute dream to style. When we stepped back for a moment, we almost forget we were in the Hudson Valley and felt like we were on a plantation in the South!
In the words of event planner, Jessica Herberger, of Experience Events,
“The shoot’s inspiration came from the idea of an elegant garden party. I love the look of the blush gowns against the backdrop of the lush green grounds of the venue. We wanted our table to have a rich look with warm tones of peach and pick to complement the blush gowns. I also incorporated the vintage chairs and chandelier for a sweet “moment” under one of the great oak trees. A few accents is really all it takes to give that special touch to a lounge-a vintage crate, an ampersand and one of my favorite arrangements of all foliage in a brass cup.”
In styling the shoot, I selected gowns in either a pink hue or with a blush accent in soft silk organza, frothy tulle and delicate lace to create a very soft and romantic feel. The accessories were all gold and rose gold to provide a warmth against all of the blush tone fabrics. The piece de resistance of this shoot was a gown from Chaviano Couture made with a skirt hand-painted by artist, Kristy Rice, of Momental Designs. We were thrilled to have this shoot featured in the Spring 2014 issue of Well Wed, New York edition.”
Want more? This shoot is featured in the latest issue of Well Wed New York- be sure to pick up a copy today!
PHOTOGRAPHY: Julie Morawski for C10 Studios
FASHION STYLIST: Beth Chapman | The White Dress by the shore
SHOOT AND FLORAL DESIGN: Experience Events
VENUE: A Private Estate, Germantown, New York
HAIR: Catie Bane
MAKE UP: d.d. Nickel
PAPER: Katie Fischer Designs
ORGANZA BOLERO: The Wedding Dresser
BRIDESMAID DRESS: Amsale
BRIDESMAID JEWELRY: Aquinnah
SUIT: Provided by stylist
We are thrilled to have styled a six page editorial spread in the latest issue of Southern New England Weddings Destinations. Stylist and owner of The White Dress by the shore Beth Chapman’s inspiration came from the sherbert color palate.
“I loved the idea of mint and blush tones against the completely white backdrop of The Cottage House. The romantic hues of our palate and the all-white decor of the venue translated into a ‘shabby-chic’ feel for me, so she decided to incorporate some vintage gowns (from Tova’s Vintage Shop) and to play with all kinds of fun, whimsical props- a vintage umbrella (from Bella Umbrella), striped and floral hat boxes (also from from Tova’s Vintage Shop) and minty-fresh floral linen backdrops which played off the textural blush-hued gowns.”
Take a peek below to see all the pastel-hued beauty, fashion and fun! Then pick up a copy today…
For a closer look, pick up the issue of Southern New England Weddings Destinations at your local news stand! In addition, stay tuned to the ‘Musings of A Stylist’ portion of our site for a future inspiration page featuring images from the flirty-fun shoot!
P.S -We also made the cover, our real bride Geordan graces the mag with her handsome husband Rich.
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck
Event Decor: Jubilee Events
Beauty: d.d. Nickel
Hair: Catie Bane
Sweets: Taste by Spellbound
Styling: Beth Chapman | The White Dress by the shore
As Seen On: Beth Chapman, owner of the White Dress by the shore, talks Fall 2014 bridal trends on MassAppeal
On Monday, The White Dress by the shore owner, Beth Chapman appeared live on News 22′s MassAppeal speaking about the latest trends straight from the Fall 2014 New York bridal market runways. Makeup artist d.d. Nickel also joined the conversation adding how brides can incorporate these trends into their bridal day beauty! Watch the segment below!
We are head-over-heels excited to introduce ‘The White Dress in Color‘, a book of wedding inspirations co-authored by owner of The White Dress by the shore, Beth Chapman, along with photographer ,Carla Ten Eyck ,and Event Planner ,Candice Coppola, of Jubilee Events!
A description of what you will find inside is as follows:
“Planning a wedding offers many beautiful opportunities that are just waiting to be discovered. To help inspire couples and ignite a creative spark, The White Dress in Color is filled with photographs that celebrate the creative spirit through beautiful bridal stories and innovative planning tips from industry experts. Follow each tale as it unfolds in gorgeous on-location photography, and then go behind the scenes where tips and ideas on color palette, textures, flowers, stationery, and, of course, the dress, are revealed. From rustic barn settings to industrial loading docks to tropical beaches, this journey covers thousands of wedding planning ideas in 200+ images and is an ideal source of inspiration for couples looking for a muse to foster creativity throughout their wedding planning process.”
Details are soon to follow for the launch party of this fabulous coffee-table collaboration; save the date of Wednesday, November 13th! Beth, Carla and Candice know how to throw a party and this is sure to be a soiree one for the record books- stay tuned for location and details!
In the meantime, you can purchase a copy of the book on Amazon.com and be sure to ‘like’ ‘The White Dress in Color’ on Facebook- it’s where all of the latest book signings and information will be posted.
Congratulations to these three incredible women- we couldn’t be more excited for you!