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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
Meet Sara Gabriel and save on accessories!
Join the TWD lovelies, meet Sara Gabriel, and save on accessories, during the Sara Gabriel Trunk Show February 22nd – 24th!
We are so excited to have designer Sara Gabriel here at the boutique to style our brides Friday, February 23rd, and Saturday, February 24th! During this exclusive event, there will be a 10% discount granted on all Sara Gabriel accessories purchases. To scoop up one of these coveted accessory appointments with our stylists and Sara ring us at 860.669.4596 or request an appointment here.
P.S. – If you are looking for veils or hair accessories we recommend scheduling a hair trial for prior to your accessory appointment! This can help you envision your total wedding day look!
Image: Maggie Conley Photography
Shannon’s Touch of Tropical Wedding
The moment we met & heard about TWD bride, Shannon’s touch of tropical wedding vision, we knew her special day would be as bright and colorful as she was. We love how Flowers By Justine incorporated bright florals, to complement her soft blush gown by Hayley Paige, and green palms to give the New Haven Lawn Club a touch of the tropics. From her dreamy jewel toned bridal party, to the fun reception details, Lacey Gabrielle Photo captured this sweet couples wedding day perfectly! Scroll through to see all of the pretty, and stay tuned to see her featured in The Knot. To see more real TWD brides make sure to visit our brides page!
Photographer | Lacey Gabrielle Photo
Venue | New Haven Lawn Club
Gown | The White Dress by the shore | Hayley Paige
Veil | The White Dress by the shore | Lacey Eden
Florals | Flowers By Justine
The Anniversary Event
We are so honored to have dressed beautiful brides for 14 years. To celebrate, we are spreading the love by providing special offers.
To request to celebrate with us click here or ring us at 860.669.4596.
There is nothing better than a fall wedding – especially when it involves a stunning Anne Barge lace gown.
The White Dress by the shore bride Ally’s perfect fall nuptials were captured by Josh Guiles Photography. There may be snow on the ground now, but these beautiful shots transported us back to this warm fall day when the leaves were just beginning to turn and the love between Ally & Rob shone perfectly like the golden sunlight! Scroll below to see the romantic images at this rustic, but elegant venue.
Such a sweet moment with Ally’s flower girl making her veil picture perfect…
Venue | The Country loft of Woodbury
Photographer | Josh Guiles Photography
Gown | The White Dress by the shore | Anne Barge Jonquil
Florals | Petal Perfection
Hair | Meagan Jones | Rebel
Makeup | Stacey Plancia | Blush Couture
Bridesmaids | Jenny Yoo | Monique Lhuillier | Watters | WToo
Suits | Tony’s Men’s Shop
Cake: Ally’s Mom
P.S. Check out our brides page to enjoy more stunning photo from TWD brides.
Bridesmaid Dress Shopping in Connecticut
We are honored to be one of the best places for bridesmaid dress shopping in Connecticut.
We want to share the top 6 reasons why you should shop bridesmaids at The White Dress by The Shore!
1. Work with trained & knowledgeable stylists
The stylists at The White Dress by The Shore provide a one-on-one experience and help you find the perfect look for not only you, but the entire bridal party for your wedding day. They work with each party individually to select styles, colors and patterns that reflect the aesthetic of the bride’s gown and the overall feel of the wedding. Mix and match bridesmaid dresses are all the rage; however, let’s face it…it is NOT easy to put together a curated look. We are here to help with that..in fact we love doing it!
2. Your maids will receive a 5% discount if you bought your bridal gown with us
When working with a bride, we don’t stop at the gown choice. We love to style her from head to toe and also work with her bridal party to ensure a cohesive and gorgeous story that works with the time of year and the venue. As a thank you for our brides trusting us to work with their party, we grant a 5% discount on bridesmaid dresses if the bride purchased her gown through us.
3. Enjoy your appointment in our private bridesmaids atelier, Chic by The Shore
We are fortune to be the only boutique in Connecticut that provides a separate, dedicated shopping space for bridesmaids. Once you have found your gown, it is time to focus on your maids. We have created a private environment dedicated solely to bridesmaid dress shopping.
4. We exclusively carry designers in our bridesmaid atelier
We are honored to carry several bridesmaid designers that aren’t offered anywhere else in the state. View our bridesmaid designers here.
5. Gather your girls and book a private Bridesmaids Soiree
If you are interested in an extra special bridesmaid shopping experience, then gather your girls and get your chic on! We offer a private shopping experience for your maids in our bridesmaid studio, chic by the shore. Your party will have the entire atelier to themselves for a 2 hours of shopping and fun! While they work with a dedicated stylist to select the perfect dresses, they will sip mimosas and enjoy delicious cupcakes. At the end of the appointment, they will receive a 5% discount off of their dress and a sweet swag bag!
6. Bridesmaid Wishlist
We offer the convenience of shopping online with the benefit of still being able to work with our stylists by offering our bridesmaid wishlist. Brides visit the boutique to work with one of our stylists on selecting the perfect dresses for their maids. They then add the styles that they want their party to wear into the Wishlist on our website and email the link to their bridesmaids. Through that link, maids are able to select the style, color and size, complete our policy form and pay for their dress. The dresses will be delivered to our boutique after they have been produced by the designer. We do offer shipping if needed.
Ring us at 860.669.4596 or Click Here to book your bridesmaids appointment with one of our stylists in chic by the shore, our bridesmaid atelier!
Get Shopping Bridesmaids Event
Are you getting married in 2018? Let this event jump start you to get shopping bridesmaids dresses.During this limited time all bridesmaids designer dresses will be discounted by 10%. To view all of our designer bridesmaids collections click here!
Thursday, February 1st – Saturday, February 10th.
And as a special gift when you use our Bridesmaid Wishlist, we will provide an ivory pashmina for each of your maids (and ps- we can monogram them!)
To learn more about shopping bridesmaids at The White Dress by the shore click here.
*Payment must be made during event dates to receive discount. Measurements can be provided at a later specified date.
To request a bridesmaids appointment with one of our stylists click here or ring us at 860.669.4596