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Sarah and Walt’s Madison Beach Hotel Wedding 

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 and Walt’s Madison Beach Hotel Wedding 

Sarah and Walt’s Madison Beach Hotel Wedding 

Sarah and Walt’s Madison Beach Hotel Wedding 

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 Madison Beach Hotel Wedding 

Sarah and Walt’s Madison Beach Hotel Wedding 

Sarah and Walt’s Madison Beach Hotel Wedding 

Sarah and Walt’s Madison Beach Hotel Wedding 

Sarah and Walt’s Madison Beach Hotel Wedding 

Sarah and Walt’s Madison Beach Hotel Wedding 

Sarah and Walt’s Madison Beach Hotel Wedding 

Sarah and Walt’s Madison Beach Hotel Wedding 

Sarah and Walt’s Madison Beach Hotel Wedding 

Sarah and Walt’s Madison Beach Hotel Wedding 

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

Beauty: Jennie FresaPosh Salon Catie Bane

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

 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. 

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

A Classic, Elegant Wedding at The Lounsbury House

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 

xoxo, TWD

To view more of our TWD brides and their stunning pictures click here!


Stephanie’s Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

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. 

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

Stephanie's Destination Wedding in San Miguel de Allende

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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xoxo, TWD 

 


Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren’s Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

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. 

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

  Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic Vermont Wedding

Pretty Post: Meaghen & Loren Hermitage Inn Classic 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 


Meredith & Jake’s Coastal Connecticut Wedding

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! 

 

Photography | Suzanna March
 
Gown | Romona Keveza | The White Dress by the Shore
Bridesmaids dresses | Amsale Bridesmaids | The White Dress by the Shore 
Florals – Hana Floral Design
 
Catering & Event Coordination – Marissa McCue from Gourmet Galley
Cake | Jcakes
Videographer | 4th Henry Productions
 
XOXO, TWD
 

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

 

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