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Feature Friday: Lauren & Mike’s Classic, Casual Farm Wedding

We adored dressing Lauren, and are so thrilled to feature the images from her classic, casual farm wedding{captured by Trisha Keeler Photo}.

Lauren & Mike were high school sweethearts and grew up in Madison, CT, so it was fitting that their wedding take place there. Every single detail-  from their beautiful Madison beach portraits to the intimate ceremony and reception at Barberry Hill Farm –  fell perfectly into place.

Lauren has an effortless sense of style and it was reflected in her wedding day style as well! When shopping for her gown she told us that she was looking for something classic (and a touch preppy), but comfortable.  Lauren is a personal trainer and wears yoga pants all day…so comfort was key.  We worked with designer, Kate McDonald to customize the perfect simple gown that had just enough detail. The result was perfect…see below for yourself! 
















Photography: Trisha Keeler Photography 

Dress: The White Dress By The Shore – Kate McDonald Bridal 

Venue: Barberry Hill Farm  

Event designer + planner: Earth 2 Events 

Beauty: MXML Beauty / Allusions Salon and Boutique

Catering: A Thyme to Cook

Other paper products (honey jar tags, programs, etc.): Philips Designs 
Menswear: Indochino suits + The Belle and The Beau pocket squares

Pretty Post: Megan & Jeffery’s Classic Shoreline wedding

Any nautical wedding on the beach is right up our alley, but when it involves a beautiful lace wedding dress and is shot by the talented Robert Norman, it makes us love it even more.  It was such a pleasure to create this timeless look for Megan! Scroll down to see a wedding filled with nautical details, classic elements, and love! 



Photography: Robert Norman Photography 

Dress & Veil: The White Dress By The Shore | Augusta Jones 

Venue: Shenorock Shore Club


Brittany & Alex’s Elegant Wadsworth Mansion Summer Wedding

Brittany and Alex’s elegant wedding at Wadsworth Mansion had everything that we love about weddings…. a beautiful bride, a classic wedding gown, beautiful florals and blush pink!  Every romantic detail was meticulously thought out and artfully captured by Ashley Therese!  Scroll down to see the pretty…and let the swooning begin!

We are simply blushing from the sweet review the Brittany provided us on Wedding Wire:

“My experience at The White Dress was nothing short of fabulous! TWD was the third bridal salon I visited, and I knew as soon as I walked in that I would find my dress there. My bridal consultant, Lauren, was professional, friendly, and sweet! She listened to what I was looking for in a gown and helped me find a simple, elegant Amy Kuschel gown that was basically made for me. When my dress came in, TWD happily accommodated my limited fitting schedule due to my status as a cross-country bride. During my fittings, Lauren assisted me in purchasing some beautiful Sara Gabriel accessories that seamlessly completed my look. If you’re looking for a full service bridal salon that has a top notch selection of gowns and accessories but still want the intimate feel of a small business – look no further than TWD!”

Thank you for your kind words and being so darn sweet!  

xoxo, TWD 


Photography: Ashley Therese Photography

Venue: Wadsworth Mansion 

Gown: Amy Kuschel 

Bridal Boutique: The White Dress by the Shore 

Shoes: Badgley Mischka 

Jewelry: Sara Gabriel (earrings and hair pin)  

Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale 

Makeup Artist: Amber Papastavros from Gavali Salon 

Hair stylist: Gabbie Travali from Gavali Salon 

Groom’s Suit: Calvin Klein  

Floral Design: Flowers By Danielle 

Cake: Kim’s Cottage Confections 

Invitations: Shine Wedding 

Catering: Riverhouse Catering 

Pretty Post : Courtney’s Stunning Mystic, Connecticut Wedding

When we caught a glimpse of Courtney and Justin’s STUNNING Mystic, Connecticut wedding photos by Uplift Photography, we knew they had to be shared.  From the bride’s elegant, classic New England style, to her dreamy Hayley Paige gown, this is our kind of wedding! 

Photographer: Uplift Photography

Venue: The Haley Mansion Mystic, Connecticut 

Gown: The White Dress by The Shore | Hayley Paige – Elysia  

Veil: The White Dress by The Shore |  Sara Gabriel

Shoes: The White Dress by The Shore |  Kate Spade 

Beauty: Simply Gorgeous by Erin 




Pretty Post: Kelsey & Paul’s Riverhouse Romance featuring Hayley Paige Dori

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!

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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

Accessories: Aquinnah

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

xoxo, TWD


Pretty Post: Lauren Ann & Steve’s Spring Orchard Wedding as seen in Martha Stewart Weddings

We love all weddings – but when it is a friend’s wedding, plus a collaboration of all of your favorite vendors (who are also friends!) we can’t help but fall even more in love!  And what better way to celebrate your first anniversary, then having your wedding featured on Martha Stewart Weddings

The groom, Steve DePino, is an incredibly talented photographer.  Steve has shot at virtually every wedding venue in Connecticut, so when it came to his own wedding, he and his fiancé Lauren Ann, wanted a venue that was totally unique.  Steve was raised and still lives in charming Guilford, Connecticut, so it was important to him that all of the wedding festivities take place there.  The couple planned their ceremony at Bishop’s Orchard, which was established in Guilford in 1871 and is a town landmark. When Steve and Lauren Ann were scouting the location, they noticed that there was one clear spot in the apple orchard where a tree had been removed. They decided to use that spot as their ceremony location.  They wanted to get married in April, however at that time, apple trees are not yet in bloom. Floral designer extraordinaire, Yumiko Fletcher of Hana Floral Design transformed the tree that sat right behind the ceremony site into a living tree!  She and her team hand-wired thousands of cherry blossoms to the tree and created the most spectacular backdrop for the ceremony!

The reception took place at The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center. The Marketplace is situated in the center of town along the historic Guilford Green.  This location is also a town landmark that was recently renovated to be a charming, retro market.  Steve, Lauren Ann, and their son Luke are regulars, so having the reception there was a no brainer! The atmosphere is hip, laid back, and fun, just like the couple!  They even coined their own whimsical hashtag for the wedding: #grocerystorewedding.

The wedding images below by Justin & Mary Marantz are nothing short of epic. The couple is stunningly gorgeous, and you can see their love radiating through the images! We are so happy for you Steve and L.A (and Luke)!  We were honored to have a small part in your big day!

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Photography: Justin and Mary Photographers

Styling + Day of Wedding Dress Service: Beth Chapman Styling

Event design: A Jubilee Event

Florals: Hana Floral Design

Ceremony location: Bishops Orchard

Reception Location: The Marketplace a Guilford Food Center 

Gown: Hayley Paige

Beauty: d.d Nickel

 xoxo, TWD

Pretty Post: Stephanie & David’s Elegant May Love Story

We are so thrilled to finally share Stephanie and David’s wedding photos – not only because Stephanie is the sister of Lauren, our Office Coordinator and stylist at TWD – but because Stephanie and Dave are one of the most gorgeous couples inside and out! Scroll below for the eye candy and you will see what we mean…












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Photography: Heather Prescott Photography

Reception venue: The Omni New Haven

Hair: Erica Taylor, Alan Del Monte Salon

Makeup: Lauren Melkus

Bridal gown: Augusta Jones, The White Dress by the shore

Bridesmaids dresses: Jenny Yoo

Florals: Flowers by Danielle

xoxo, TWD

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