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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

Pretty Preppy Styled Bridal Photo Shoot

We are excited to announce that our latest inspiration page, Pretty Preppy, is now live on our site! The photo shoot, styled by TWD storeowner Beth Chapman, was also recently featured on Style Me Pretty. Scroll below to view a few of the stunning images as well as shoot credits!

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Click here to visit the Pretty Preppy Inspiration page on our site! Then please, be our guest and Pin away!

Photography: Kat Harris 

Design: True Event 

Stylist: Beth Chapman

Wedding Gown: Kate McDonald Bridal

Shoes: Kate Spade

Bridesmaids: LulaKate 

Makeup: Jennie Fresa 

Hair: Emily Reale

Jewelry: Aquinnah Jewelry 

Cardigans: JCrew 

Clutch: Merci New York For Madame Mathilde 

Earrings: Haute Bride 

Florists: Hana Floral Design 

Linens: La Tavola 

Paper: Tie That Binds 

Rentals: Rentals Unlimited Boston 

Venue: Inn At Stonington

Welcome Bags: Sea Bags

 

xoxo, TWD


Musings of a Stylist: Lover.ly Passport to Fashion

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I was inspired by Lover.ly to create a fashion inspiration board influenced by my fantasy wedding location. I have been so fortunate to style shoots all over the world, so to choose only one location was very daunting to me! So many of the locations I have visited are inspiring, and there are so many others that I still long to visit! To help me select a location, I decided to turn to my followers on social media for assistance. When asked if they could choose anywhere in the world to get married, the overwhelming responses were either Europe or a tropical location. I, too, have a passion for Europe and recalled a stunning image taken by my friends, Justin and Mary Marantz, during a trip to Provence last year. The image of the stone castle and breathtaking fields of lavender were the inspiration for my fashion selections.

The location screams romance, so my fashion choices have the same aesthetic. The wedding gown from Chaviano Couture has a subtle hand-painted skirt and a very soft pink tulle overlay. The softly draped bodice is accented with delicate Chantilly lace cap sleeves. For accessories, I selected gold earrings and a headpiece with a blush and champagne crystals from Haute Bride. The waistline of the gown is accented with a blush sash with the same crystal motif as the accessories. I love how the blush pink plays beautifully off of the lavender fields.

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Photography: Julie Marowski for Carla Ten Eyck

Styling: Beth Chapman

Hair: Catie Bane, Catie & Amy

Makeup: d.d. Nickel

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Headpiece: Haute Bride

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Photography: Justin & Mary

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Earrings: Haute Bride

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Photography: Julie Marowski for Carla Ten Eyck

Styling: Beth Chapman

Hair: Catie Bane, Catie & Amy

Makeup: d.d. Nickel

xoxo, Beth


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

 

 


Musings of a Stylist: Nautical Nuptials

Have you had a chance to check out our latest Musings of a Stylist inspiration? It is nautical and New England chic and it’s sure to get you in the 4th of July spirit. Read on for a recount of the shoot by owner and stylist, Beth Chapman.

“Being a New Englander, I love all thing nautical and had always dreamed about styling a classic New England photoshoot. We were approached by The Connecticut Bride last spring to style the editorial shoot for their Spring/Summer issue. A dream team of talents was pulled together for the project and in conjunction with Candice Coppolla of Jubilee Events, we selected Essex, Connecticut, a picturesque New England town sprinkled with marinas, as the location for the shoot.

For the fashion, I chose gowns by Amsale and Ivy and Aster. The aesthetic was all about classic styles with a fun twist. We accessorized with oversized bows, subtle nautical details and pops of color in the shoes and jewelry from aquinnah and Kate Spade.

The highlight was being able to shoot on the “Valentine”, a 1920’s era refurbished gem of a boat, that was being maintained by my friend ‘Captain Ray’.  The boat was the best accessory of the day and really allowed us to complete the story!

In addition to being our current Musings of a Stylist feature this shoot was also a spread in  The Connecticut Bride magazine earlier last year. Currently on new-stands, this All- American themed shoot was by far, one of the most fun to work on!” 

  Dress- Ivy and Aster, jewels- Aquinnah for The White Dress by the shore , Handbag- provided by stylist, Shoes- Kate Spade

Gowns- Amsale,  Hat- Bijou Van Ness,  Anchor Handbag- Moyna, Bangles- Kate Spade , Rope Headband- Etsy

The shots above are taken on the “Valentine”.  Skirt- Coren Moore, Top- Ann Taylor, Necklace – Aquinnah for The White Dress by the shore, Shoes- Kate Spade

Gowns- Rivini and Anne Barge, Maids Dress- Ivy and Aster, Yellow Shoes- Kate Spade, Yellow Sweater- J. Crew, Jewelry- Aquinnah for The White Dress by the shore.   Location- The Griswold Inn

Dress- Coren Moore, Striped Top- Provided by stylist, Bangles- Kate Spade, Lockets- Aquinnah for The White Dress by the shore.

For additional images and a behind-the-scenes perspective, hop on over to photographer, Carla Ten Eyck’s blog!

Credit Reel~

Fashion and Styling- Beth Chapman |  The White Dress by the shore

Art Direction- Candice Coppola | Jubilee Events

Photograprhy- Carla Ten Eyck

Floral Design- Datura: a modern garden

Beauty- Dana Bartone

Paper Design- Coral Pheasant

Cake- A Little Imagination Cakes

xoxo, TWD



Musings of A Stylist: Darling Sherbet Shoot, as seen in ‘Southern New England Destinations’

Just in time for Spring, we are thrilled to post our Sherbet Inspired Styled Shoot which recently made it’s debut in Southern New England Destinations. Scroll below for a peek at all the pretty along with a recount of the inspiration behind this stunning pastel soiree inspired shoot styled by owner and stylist, Beth Chapman.

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Last summer, my co-authors of The White Dress in Color- photographer, Carla Ten Eyck and event designer, Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events- and I were asked by Southern New England Weddings Magazine to style their editorial spread for their Winter 2013 edition.  Candice and I discussed what was currently inspiring us and we decided on the romantic spring-like tones of mint and blush with a whimsical feel.  We affectionately called this shoot the ‘sherbet shoot’, as our color palate was inspired by rainbow sherbet.  I also quickly learned that the proper spelling for sherbet is without an R- who knew?!

Another point of inspiration for us were vintage florals.  I pulled the detail in through a floral printed vintage umbrella, vintage hat boxes and a floral linen in the colors of the palate that we used as a back drop.  In planning the fashion,  I scoured my friend Tova’s vintage shop and discovered two stunning pieces- a 1950’s wedding dress and a mint green vintage beaded top which we incorporated into the shoot.  What I love about the fashion from this shoot is that it is difficult to differentiate between what is old and what is new!  We selected the Cottages at Lord Thompson Manor as the location, as we loved how the soft colors came to life against the all-white backdrop of the venue.   Despite a tornado warning that occurred right in the middle of the shoot, it was a fun-filled day bursting with pretty results!  Don’t you agree?!

 

CREDITS:

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck

Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman

Shoot Design & Coordination: Jubilee Events 

Floral Design: Charlotte Design  

Venue: The Cottages at Lord Thompson Manor 

Sweets: Taste by Spellbound Bakery 

Paper: Coral Pheasant Design + Stationery 

Makeup- d.d. Nickel  

Hair- Catie Bane for Catie & Amy  

 

FASHION CREDITS:

Blush gowns: Modern Trousseau   and Anne Barge 

Short Sleeve Dress: Encore by Watters   

Ruffle Bolero: Moyna

Vintage Wedding Dress & Mint Top: Tova’s Vintage Shop 

Tulle Skirt: Provided by Stylist

Jewelry: Aquinnah , The Something Old Collection and Haute Bride 

Gloves: Carolina Amato

Mint Shoes: Chromatic Gallerie

Heart Shoe Clip:  Bando available at  Jennie Fresa

 

xoxo, TWD  

 

 

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