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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 

 


The White Dress by the shore TOP 9 bridal Looks of 2017

The White Dress by the Shore TOP 9 Bridal Looks for 2017!

As 2018 begins, we are taking a look back at our favorite bridal looks from the past year! The White Dress by the shore TOP 9 bridal looks for 2017 had us swooning from gowns, to veils, to accessories. As we adore every one of our TWD brides, it was difficult to narrow down our choices to just 9. To view more stunning pictures from each of these TWD bride’s weddings click on the links below to view their Pretty Post or Feature Friday post. 

The White Dress by the shore TOP 9 bridal Looks

Congratulations to ALL of our 2017 brides! We were honored to dress you and have a small part in your big day!

The White Dress by the shore TOP 9 bridal Looks

Julianne

Emily Kirke Photography 

Gown | Carolina Herrera

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The White Dress by the shore TOP 9 bridal Looks

Shannon 

Lacey Gabrielle Photography

Gown | Hayley Paige

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The White Dress by the shore TOP 9 bridal Looks

Caroline 

Melanie Zacek Photography

Gown | Carolina Herrera

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Meaghen

Leila Brewster Photography

Gown | Theia Couture

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The White Dress by the shore TOP 9 bridal Looks

Stephanie 

This Modern Romance 

Gown | Theia Couture

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Courtney 

Brigham & Co. Photography

Gown | Anne Barge

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Meredith 

Suzanna March Photography

Gown |  Legends Romona Keveza

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Alison

Josh Guiles Photography

Gown | Anne Barge

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Brittany 

Ashley Therese Photography 

Gown | Amy Kuschel 

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We LOVE receiving images from our TWD brides! It’s such fun to see all the wedding details and to view your pictures!  Brides can simply go to our weddings page and click “submission form” to upload high res images or send us the link to your wedding photo gallery.  You may even find yourself featured on our blog or in the TOP 9 next year! 

xoxo,TWD


Cheers to 14 years! | The Anniversary Event | January 25th-28th

The Anniversary Event

The Anniversary Event, Cheers to 14 years

 

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.

xoxo,TWD


The White Dress Feature Friday Bride Ally Rosa’s Perfect Fall Nuptials

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. 

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Such a sweet moment with Ally’s flower girl making her veil picture perfect…

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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 

 

xoxo,TWD  

P.S. Check out our brides page to enjoy more stunning photo from TWD brides.

 


Bridesmaid Dress Shopping in Connecticut

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! 

Bridesmaid Dress Shopping in Connecticut

Katie Slater Photography

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!  

Bridesmaid Dress Shopping in Connecticut

Aldridge Photography

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. 

Bridesmaid Dress Shopping in Connecticut

Nicole Rochelle Photography

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. 

Bridesmaid Dress Shopping in Connecticut

Suzanna March Photography

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! 

Bridesmaid Dress Shopping in Connecticut

Uplift Photography 

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. 

Bridesmaid Dress Shopping in Connecticut

 

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!

xoxo, TWD

 


Get Shopping Bridesmaids Event | February 1st – 10th

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. 

Get shopping Bridesmaids

 

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

xoxo, TWD 


Text Us…Maybe!

Text Messaging just got a whole lot better!

Hey this is crazy, but Text Us…maybe!

Say hello to 2-way texting and sending images to The White Dress by the shore!  

Text Us...maybe!

2-Way Texting (aka Conversations)

Previously, we only had 1-way text messaging from our boutique to you. We are pleased to announce that you can now text us back!

In addition to being able to confirm appointments with us, you can now send us pictures of what is inspiring you. Or, send us images of wedding gowns & accessories that you have been loving… and don’t forget to text us with any questions you may have.

We are so thrilled to have this feature at our fingertips to connect with our brides before and after they come to the boutique for their appointment. 

 

Text Us...maybe!

Be sure to opt-in for texting when requesting an appointment!
or
If you are already part of the TWD family and want to text with us, you may ring us or click here to shoot us an emailed request. 

Happy texting!

To request an appointment Click Here or ring us at 860.669.4596

xoxo, TWD 

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