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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


As Seen On: Style Me Pretty, Radiant Orchid Styled Shoot

We loved Pantone’s ‘Color of the Year’ selection so much that it almost immediately inspired our next styled shoot inspiration! We teamed up with a slew of incredible talent to put together a story full of vibrantly layered hues of purple and of course, lots of love.  Scroll below for a look at the luxuriously indulgent photo shoot set in a gorgeous NYC hotel and let it inspire your fabulous affair!

And for a look at more, see the shoot on Style Me Pretty HERE!

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View More: http://katharrisweddings.pass.us/modelsCREDIT REEL:

Photographer: Kat Harris 

Gown: Hayley Paige 

Invitations: Nichole, Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design 

Shoes: Nina 

Makeup: Linsey For Face Time Beauty

Hair: Annie For Face Time Beauty Concierge 

Grooms Attire: J.Crew 

Earrings:Haute Bride 

Headpieces: Bijou Van Ness

Hotel: The Highline Hotel 

Recept Look: Custom Modern Trousseau 

Rentals: Taylor Creative 

Table Scape + Set Design:Molly, Glitter + Rye 

Vintage Jewelry: The Something Old Collection 

Wardrobe Stylist: Beth Of The White Dress By The Shore

 

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  

 

 


Part II: Destination Styled Bridal Photo Shoot in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Happy Cinco de Mayo- get in the mood to celebrate with Part II of our tropical destination styled shoot!

A while back we had the wonderful honor of participating in  this venture in tropical Playa del Carmen, Mexico along with a team of incredible talent. Over two short days we organized a total of six different shoots complete with six different bridal looks to show how many different options a destination bride has. Below are three more shoots captured in various locations around the town of Playa del Carmen, Mexico- including some real Mayan ruins!  Take a peek at the fabulous images from Carla Ten Eyck and scroll to the bottom for all the details!

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Here are a few words from our friend and photog – extraordinaire, Carla Ten Eyck about the entire shoot and it’s overall inspiration:

“Our creative team travelled to Playa del Carmen, Mexico for a fashion inspired, destination wedding shoot. Our goal was to show brides many different fashion options that are appropriate for a destination wedding. We styled our model in different looks from classic and demure to sultry and dramatic. According to stylist, Beth Chapman, “fashion choices for a destination wedding are endless, as long as the fabric of your gown is lightweight and weather appropriate”.

Candice Coppola, owner and creative director of Jubilee Events, notes that Playa del Carmen is a fashionable location for a destination wedding, “There are so many amazing locations for a ceremony and reception– from uniquely designed restaurants overlooking the ocean to the hip, “downtown” venues on Playa’s 5th Avenue. You can have a beachy wedding, a wedding influenced by mexican culture, a romantic and etherial style soiree, or a very modern clean-lined affair. The possibilities are endless and with the right environment you don’t need to bring in much decor.”

CREDIT REEL:

Photographer:  Carla Ten Eyck Photography

Styling: Beth Chapman

Gowns: David Fielden and  Ivy & Aster 

Jewelry:Haute Bride and K. Brunini

Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico (La Azotea + Mi Pueblo)

Invitation Designer: Coral Pheasant

Makeup Artist: d.d.Nickel makeup studio

Floral Designer: Datura: a Modern Garden

Event Planner: Jubilee Events

 

xoxo, TWD


Part I: Destination Styled Bridal Photo Shoot in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

At long last we are thrilled to be finally sharing these images with you…and we don’t think we could keep them under wraps for a second longer!

A while back we had the wonderful honor of styling a shoot in tropical Playa del Carmen, Mexico along with a team of incredible talent. Over two short days we organized a total of six different shoots complete with six different bridal looks to show how many different options a destination bride has. Below are the first three shoots captured on the grounds of the gorgeous El Taj Resort. featuring two fantastic models who also happen to be a very cool real life couple! Take a peek at the fabulous images from Carla Ten Eyck and scroll to the bottom for all the details!

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Here are a few words from our friend and photog – extraordinaire, Carla Ten Eyck about the entire shoot and it’s overall inspiration:

“Our creative team travelled to Playa del Carmen, Mexico for a fashion inspired, destination wedding shoot. Our goal was to show brides many different fashion options that are appropriate for a destination wedding. We styled our model in different looks from classic and demure to sultry and dramatic. According to stylist, Beth Chapman, “fashion choices for a destination wedding are endless, as long as the fabric of your gown is lightweight and weather appropriate”.

As one of our locations was the Balinese inspired luxury resort, El Taj, several of our fashion looks had an exotic, Indonesian feel to them. We used bright colors inspired by the Mexican culture, landscape and architecture throughout each shoot, incorporated either through the fashion, make up, flowers or the décor. Designer Ivy & Aster created a custom laser cut lace gown with a soft, blush underlay which was inspired by the delightful surroundings of Playa del Carmen.”

Stay tuned to the blog because early next week we will be revealing Part II of this destination wedding extravaganza!

CREDIT REEL:

Photographer:  Carla Ten Eyck Photography

Styling: Beth Chapman

Gowns: Ivy & Aster ‘Poesy’, Amsale ‘Bali’, Ivy & Aster ‘Griffin’

Jewelry:Haute Bride and K. Brunini

Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico (El Taj Resort)

Invitation Designer: Coral Pheasant

Makeup Artist: d.d.Nickel makeup studio

Floral Designer: Datura: a Modern Garden

Event Planner: Jubilee Events

Video: The Real Jeremy White 


As Seen On: Style me Pretty Tartan and Tulle Styled Bridal Shoot

Blow a goodbye kiss to winter with this seasonal shoot styled by owner, Beth Chapman and planned by Stacie Shea Events! Scroll below to see all of the ‘tartan and tulle’- inspired beauty captured by photographer Charlotte Jenks Lewis.

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A  note from Beth: I have a slight obsession with all things plaid! I have wanted to style a shoot with tartan details for some time. When I laid eyes on this adorable long sleeve floral lace dress from Modern Trousseau at October bridal market, I knew that I had the found the perfect gown to feature in a plaid shoot. I loved layering the textures of the floral lace pattern, soft tulle and classic Black Watch Plaid and collaborating with Stacie to incorporate them throughout the shoot.

I worked with a company out of Scotland to create a Black Watch tartan bow belt to pair with a custom Modern Trousseau short tulle skirt. I completed the look with a navy on navy striped shirt from the Gap and created, dare I say, the sweetest bridesmaid look!

My friends at Valentino Tailors made my dreams come true when they offered up a Black Watch tartan tuxedo for our male model to wear! It was plaid perfection!

Event Planner, Stacie Shea and I loved showing how you can take one simple element and carry it throughout all of the details of your wedding- from the invitation, to the flowers, to the fashion!

Here is some commentary from the lovely Stacie Shea weighing in on the concept of this stunning shoot:

The insanely talented Beth Chapman contacted me back in December completely motivated by all the snow that was set in our forecast for the month of January. We set out and decided we wanted to create a shoot inspired by the beauty of the outdoors, the abundant amount of winter snow we were getting and the beautiful coloring of the Scottish Black Watch plaid.

Beth and I thought it was so important to show brides that plaid can be used throughout the winter season and even throughout the year. Many times plaid is reserved for the pre-Christmas and holiday time frame and we wanted brides to see the beauty and femininity in using this plaid paired with beautiful tulle throughout their wedding day.

The tablescape did just that by tying together a large amount of textures, patterns and beauty all in one space. The white sequin tablecloth was draped with a tulle overlay to soften the sequins and give a small amount of shimmer to the table. We used beautiful gold chargers from Juliska tied with Black Watch Scottish tartan and dark forest green silk napkins. The table was adorned in beautiful stems with the inspiration being the anemone. Its dark center was a way to really pull in the dark nature of the plaid into our tablescape and floral design.

The wedding cake we felt needed to reflect the romantic and extremely detailed aspects of the wedding dress. The bottom layer of the cake matched perfectly the floral lace pattern of the bodice of the Modern Trousseau dress. It was finished off with the perfect Black Watch tartan bow.

The Winvian Resort and Spa was the perfect location for this shoot! It was a cold, foggy, snowy day in Connecticut, which only helped to complete the story of this shoot even more perfectly. The Gordon Brown room with its raw and exposed wood beams brought in the rustic elements we were hoping to have and to complete all the elements of the shoot. Its beautifully refurbished wood elements gave the tablescape and styling the exact pops that it needed to stand out and make this shoot so incredibly beautiful!”

Want more from this shoot? Click here to see the images on Style Me Pretty!

Photography: Charlotte Jenks Lewis Photography

Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau

Flowers:Splendid Stems

Cake: Lovely Cakes

Invitations: Meant To Be Sent

Jewelry: Haute Bride

Bridesmaids Dresses: Shirt- The Gap, Skirt- Custom Modern Trousseau 

Event Planning: Stacie Shea Events 

Event Design: Stacie Shea Events

Make-up: 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: Sassy Stripes As Seen In Bliss Celebrations Magazine

When Candice of Jubilee Events and I were approached by our creative partners at Bliss Celebrations Magazine to style the cover editorial for their next issue, we immediately started dreaming up all sorts of fabulous possibilities. We selected coral with touches of gold, pink and yellow as our main color palette and were inspired by a preppy and whimsical (Palm Beach meets Kate Spade) overall feel .  It is no secret that I am obsessed with all things striped, so I set out to find a coral striped bridesmaid dress to be a focal point for the shoot .  I found the perfect dress that helped to set the tone through a chic company called Kirribilla.  I paired the Kirribilla dress with a subtlety striped bridal gown from Hailey Paige (because you can never have too many stripes)!   

I was so fortunate to work with an absolute dream team of talents on this shoot who each brought such a unique spin to the overall concept.  Nichole of Coral Pheasant partnered with Candice to pull together some of the most adorable details I have ever seen!  From sweet heart shaped pillows to baby bottles of St. Germaine with striped straws, to the most creative out of town bags—it was all precious perfection!  Our friends at Ryan Designs created a custom bar that knocked our socks off and Diane Gaudette put together one of the most dramatic floral displays we have seen!

In addition to the stripes, we decided to add touches of pineapple details throughout the shoot.  Nichole designed a fun pineapple print that we carried through all of the details from the liner of the invitation, to the gift bags, to the grooms bow tie.   We had the patterned fabric printed through Spoonflower.com and my talented in-house seamstress custom made the tie!

When planning your wedding, your inspiration came come from anywhere!  The key is to be sure that it reflects your personality and from there, the sky is the limit!

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Credit Reel:

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck

Venue:  The Loading Dock 

Fashion Styling:  Beth Chapman  

Shoot Design and Coordination:  Jubilee Events 

Paper and detail design:   Coral Pheasant

Floral Design:  Diane Gaudette 

Custom Bar and Lighting Design:  Ryan Designs 

Cake: Ana Parzych Cakes

Sweets:  Sweet Maria’s  

Food Design:  Emily’s Catering 

Furniture and Tabletop Rentals: Party Rental Ltd.,  Juliska, Luxe Event Rentals 

Makeup: Jennie Fresa 

Hair: Catie Bane of Catie & Amy 

Striped Bridesmaid Dress:  Kirribilla

White reception Dress:  Kirribilla

Bridal Gown: Hayley Paige 

Floral Necklace:  Aquinnah Jewelry

Shoes:  Kate Spade  

 

View the editorial spread in  Bliss Celebrations Guide E-Zine

 

 xoxo, TWD 

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