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Hayley Paige Chandon takes The Society Room in Hartford
The White Dress by the shore bride Melissa looked like royalty in her Hayley Paige Chandon gown for her October wedding at The Society Room in Hartford.
Melissa selected Chandon in the Moet champagne color and it was the perfect compliment to her skin tone and the aesthetic of The Society Room.
Melissa wanted a veil to accent the unique color of her gown, so our in-house seamstress made her a custom veil in the same color tulle. Melissa’s Haute Bride earrings were the perfect shade of gold to accentuate the warmth of her gown.
You were a show-stopper Melissa! Thank you for allowing us to be part of your special day!
Venue: The Society Room of Hartford
Photographer: Art Image by Sam Chinigo
Florals: TK & Brown’s
Hair: Larissa Lake & Co.
Gown| The White Dress by the shore | Hayley Paige
Veil | The White Dress by the shore | custom – Lacey Eden
Earrings | The White Dress by the shore | Haute Bride
Rings: Baribault Jewelers
The first time I saw Kelsey, I was in awe of how beautiful she was. So much that I walked over to her and gushed to her about it. In the two seconds before words came out of my mouth, I thought to myself that she will probably think I’m crazy creepy – I had never met her before! Instead, Kelsey laughed heartily and was so incredibly modest with the compliment. In that moment, I realized that she really is a beautiful person in all form inside and out. After having a chance to get to know Paul a bit later, it made perfect sense why these two gravitated to each other. Both have the kindest hearts and sweetest smiles. And their little guy Charlie is a mirror of everything they are – warm, real, happy and in love -Hubert & Alka
We absolutely adore Kelsey and Paul’s wedding at the Riverhouse. She was absolutely stunning in her gown – Hayley Paige Dori. Scroll below and you will see what we mean! A big thank you to Kelsey for partaking in our day of wedding dress service and bringing her darling baby, Charlie to every fitting!
Photography: Hubert & Alka
Ceremony: St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
Reception: The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station
Portrait Location: Hartford City Hall + East Haddam CT
Dress: Hayley Paige, The White Dress by the Shore
Beauty: Rena Santopietro
Hair Stylist: Kelly A. Bard from Aneeta Li Salon LLC
Florals: Terri Krisavage
Bridal Dresser: Shana of The White Dress by the shore
Sarah and Walt’s Madison Beach Hotel Wedding
At The White Dress by the shore, our passion is helping brides find the perfect look for their wedding day. When the bride is your own sister, that passion reaches a whole new level! I am thrilled to share Sarah and Walt’s beautiful Madison Beach Hotel Wedding that took place this Fall. Sarah and Walt were engaged on New Year’s Eve. They were both busy with their careers, so wedding planning was put to the back burner. That is, until Memorial Day weekend when Sarah came to me and asked if she thought that we could plan a wedding in time for Labor Day Weekend- in other words, plan a wedding in 93 days!
Walt had a personal connection to The Madison Beach Hotel and it was a dream of theirs to host the wedding there. They went to visit the venue and it just so happened that there was an opening on the Sunday of Labor Day- that same year! The timing was perfect for Sarah and Walt’s schedule and also aligned perfectly with our sister Katie’s chemotherapy treatments. It was important to Sarah that Katie, her Matron of Honor, was well enough to enjoy the festivities (because after all, Katie LOVES a good party!) So, the date was set and the planning began!
Sarah’s dream was to have a simple and elegant wedding and she wanted that same aesthetic reflected in her gown. We enlisted the assistance of my friend, Katherine, designer of Kate McDonald Bridal to create the perfect gown! Katherine sent in a few samples for Sarah to try on and in one weekend we had created the vision for a custom gown, selected the bridesmaid dresses from Jenny Yoo, and found the perfect mother of the occasion dress! Talk about focus!
Sarah was so trusting in the gown process. Katherine created a muslin of the gown that we fit to Sarah. But because of the tight timing, the final product did not arrive until 2 weeks prior to the wedding! But, not to panic!….Because of the muslin fitting process and the talent of our genius in-house seamstress Penny, the gown was fit to perfection in plenty of time for the big day!
Sarah and Walt’s vision was to have a wedding that was simple, but one that was filled with personal touches and that created lasting memories. We come from a large and diverse family, so it was important to Sarah and Walt that everyone felt involved in their day. Sarah had a large bridal party which included myself, our sister Katie and her sweet daughter (my niece) Tilly, Walt’s sister Lindsay, and several friends. In order to recognize her teenage nieces (including my daughter Lindsay), Sarah had the younger girls wear the same Jenny Yoo dress as the maids in a different length and color and hand out the programs. It was important to Sarah that they felt included in the day. Our brother Bill is 17 years Sarah’s senior and has always been a father figure to her. To recognize him, she had him escort her down the steps of the hotel to the aisle where our father was waiting. He handed Sarah off to him, and he escorted her down the aisle to Walt.
Sarah and Walt hired a justice of peace to ensure that the wedding was legal, but asked our step-father Kevin to perform the part of the ceremony where Sarah and Walt exchanged their vows.
In lieu of favors, Sarah and Walt made donations to two charities that were near and dear to their hearts.
If Sarah and Walt had YEARS to plan their wedding (vs days), they could not have planned a more thoughtful, meaningful wedding. After a morning of rain and hurricane force winds, we were ultimately blessed with a gorgeous sunny day- one that reflected Sarah and Walt’s love for each other and the love that we all have for them.
Congrats Sarah and Walt!
Photography: Studio Ten 9 Ten
Venue: Madison Beach Hotel
Suits: Valentino Tailors
Maids Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Gown: Kate McDonald
Bride’s Earrings and Comb: Sara Gabriel
Veil: Custom, The White Dress by the shore
Floral Design: Flowers by Justine
F*uck Cancer Bracelet and Necklaces: Aquinnah Jewelry
A Classic, Elegant Wedding at the Lounsbury House
When stylist Shana met TWD bride Caroline, she said she wanted to have a classic, elegant wedding at The Lounsbury house. Shana knew a customized look with a Carolina Herrera Gown and Augusta Jones lace bolero would be the perfect match for this elegant bride. There are so many beautiful details we could talk about from this wedding, designed by Creative Concepts by Lisa. We can’t give enough praise to the amazing photographer Melanie Zacek who captured each and every detail that has absolutely taken our breath away. But there is one special touch that has us feeling wedding envy – the bride’s customized gown! This classic look is the perfect ensemble to complement Caroline’s amazing personal style. Scroll down to see all of the classic elegance.
Photography | Melanie Zacek Photography
Gown | The White Dress by the shore | Caroline Herrera
Lace Jacket | The White Dress by the shore | Augusta Jones
Venue | The Lounsbury House
Florals | Flowers by Danielle
Event Planner | Creative Concepts by Lisa
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Our Beautiful Bride Stephanie’s destination wedding in San Miguel de Allende, and the stunning images taken by This Modern Romance , had us swooning over every single detail! The city of San Miguel de Allende is listed as a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved & romantic, historic city center. Stephanie used this romantic city to make her wedding the perfect combination of a timeless and classic event, with a hint of modernized old world beauty. The couple rented a modern villa and the weekend’s events (including a hot air balloon ride!) all surrounded this spectacular venue. The rich blues, reds, and greens that surround the city were brought in through little, but impeccable details, like the invitations by Steracle Press, and the Florals by San Miguel Weddings.
Stephanie was interested in a modern look for her wedding, but liked the idea of bringing in a touch of lace, as a nod to the old world feel of her wedding destination. We paired a simple and elegant crepe Theia gown that showed off Stephanie’s beautiful figure perfectly with a custom lace bolero. It was the perfect combination of modern yet, traditional elements.
Photography | This Modern Romance
Gown | The White Dress by the shore | Thiea
Lace Jacket| Custom
Floral design | San Miguel Weddings
Stationery | Steracle Press
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We are so excited to share this Pretty Post of Meaghen & Loren at The Hermitage Inn for their classic Vermont wedding. It was such an honor to work with Meaghen. We had met her several years before when her sister Lizzy purchased her gown through us. TWD owner, and stylist, Beth Chapman was fortunate enough to provide day of wedding dressing service for that wedding as well.
Meaghen’s personal style can best be described as effortless chic. She was looking for a gown that was sophisticated and elegant. She could not decide between a gown with sleeves or a sleeveless one, so we created both looks for her! We paired her clean, simple Theia fit to flare gown with a customized lace bolero from Legends Romona Keveza. Both looks were complete perfection..if we don’t say so ourselves.
TWD owner, Beth Chapman was on hand to style Meaghen, her maids and her Mom on the day of the wedding. She ensured that everyone looked picture perfect for talented photographer, Leila Brewster. It was such an honor to be able to work with this lovely family again and to be a part of their special day. See all of the day’s pretty below and check out the dream team of talents involved in this spectacular Fall Vermont wedding.
Photography | Leila Brewster Photography
Venue | The Hermitage Country Inn
Styling & Day of Wedding Dressing Service | Beth Chapman Styling
Gown | Theia
Lace Jacket | Romona Keveza
Florals | Hana Floral Design
Beauty | Upstyle Beauty
Accessories | The Something Old Collection
Lighting and Decor: Ryan Designs
Tent: Greenwich Tent Company
When we saw the images of our bride Meredith’s coastal Connecticut wedding by Suzannah Marsh, we gasped! Meredith embodies everything that a White Dress by the shore bride is. She is a timeless beauty with a classic style. Her elegant Romona Keveza gown was perfect for her Guilford Yacht Club wedding. She selected Amsale bridesmaid dresses for her party and the shade of blue was perfection against the green grass, the blue sky and of course, the ocean. This summer wedding is one for the archives! Take a peek at this elegant fete below!