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Happy Thursday! We are having so much fun this week celebrating our Summer Bling Event and this picture from our Arizona Desert photo shoot couldn’t be more ‘in the spirit’. Give us a ring to book your appointment to get blinged out for your big day- and receive a 10% discount off all that sparkles to boot (this includes gowns, shoes and accessories)! 860.669.4596
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck
Styling: Beth Chapman
Beauty: Makeup Therapy
Hair: Joya Salon
Accessories: Maria Elena
Happy Independence Day! We are celebrating with a patriotic Picture of the Week from our Nautical Nuptials Styled Shoot. We will be closed Friday, July 4th for the holiday but will resume with limited hours on Saturday the 5th and are currently working on a waiting list. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday the 8th.
Need some gorgeous red, white and blue inspiration? Click HERE for more from this celebratory shoot!
FASHION & STYLING: Beth Chapman | The White Dress by the Shore
ART DIRECTION: Candice Coppola | Jubilee Events
PHOTOGRAPHY: Carla Ten Eyck
FLORAL DESIGN: Tony Palmieri | Green Dahlia
BEAUTY: Dana Bartone
We loved dressing our bride Sharon! Not only did her kindness bring a smile to the faces of everyone in the boutique but she had style for days! We dressed her in a gorgeous Rivini gown that she made her own with a custom veil and cap sleeves. We loved seeing her and her groom, Mark, on Martha’s Vineyard Magazine’s website! Take a peek below to read the recount of their big day written by Alison M. Leads and to watch their awesome wedding video!
“When Sharon Hargrove and Mark Bulkin met on a blind date, “I saw fireworks,” Sharon remembers. “I tried to kiss her, but she wouldn’t let me,” Mark laughs. Six years later, they were getting married. Sharon knew where she wanted the ceremony: in a lighthouse. “Not just any lighthouse,” she says. “But the Aquinnah lighthouse,” Mark finishes, referring to the Gay Head Light in Aquinnah. Concerned about the logistics of planning a Martha’s Vineyard wedding from their New Canaan, Connecticut, and New York City homes, Mark was hesitant. But “I would not let go of my dream,” Sharon says, and Mark finally came around.
Some of the details came together serendipitously, with one surprising twist. When the couple met with their celebrant Gerald (Jerry) Fritz, they fell in love with the church in Edgartown where he was pastor – so much so, they decided to move the ceremony from the lighthouse to the church! At the suggestion of Jim Eddy, of Big Sky Tent and Party Rentals, they looked at the Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club as a
potential reception venue. The view of Sengekontacket Pond sold them, says Sharon, “It was breathtaking.”
One planning detail kept them on their toes, literally. “Our motto is ‘love, laughter, and a whole lot of dancing,’” Sharon says. “It’s pretty much what we live by.” In keeping with that sentiment, they entertained their guests by dancing a fox trot, which they had perfected by taking dance lessons.
The morning of the wedding the couple met at the Gay Head Lighthouse to share a quiet moment that would be the realization of Sharon’s dream. “Lighthouses to me represent so much. It’s the light through the good times and the bad: it never waivers…To me that represents what love is.”
Photographer: Joe Mikos
Wedding Planner: Elegant Engagements
Ceremony: Federated Church
Reception: Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club
Caterer: Tea Lane Caterers
Flowers and Décor: Dandeneau Flowers
Rentals: Big Sky Tent and Party Rentals
Videographer: Weddings MV of Martha’s Vineyard Productions
We adore the expression of love between this real life model couple during our ‘Pretty in Pink’ styled shoot last summer. The bride wears the gorgeous ombre ‘Laurel’ gown from Modern Trousseau. If you wish to take a peek at this gown for yourself be sure to join us for our Modern Trousseau Trunk Show, Thursday, June 12th through Saturday the 14th.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Julie Morawski for C10 Studios
FASHION STYLIST: Beth Chapman
SHOOT AND FLORAL DESIGN: Experience Events
VENUE: A Private Estate, Germantown, New York
HAIR: Catie Bane
MAKE UP: d.d. Nickel
PAPER: Katie Fischer Designs
BRIDAL GOWN: Modern Trousseau
Happy Mother’s Day. We wish our moms and yours a very special day!
From Top Left: Owner, Beth Chapman with her mom and daughter, Lindsay. Not pictured is her son, Mark (top left, photo credit: Alan Zepeda), Assistant Manager Shana and her mom (top right, photo credit: Abigail Scott), Holly with her mom (center, left photo credit: Pola Esther), Lesley with her mom (center, right), Jessie with her mom (bottom left), and Jill with her Mom (bottom right).
Our beloved Connecticut based designer Modern Trousseau has recently begun phasing out of their evening wear collection to solely focus on their gorgeous bridal designs! Although we love working with this designer for Moms & Brides we can now offer our Mother of the Occasion sample gowns to you at an excellent discount!
Take a look at the gowns below and ring us to see these on-sale-stunners in person! 860.669.4596
To view the rest of our Mother of the Occasion and Soiree Sample Collection- click HERE.