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Royal Wedding Viewing Party Recap
We adore all weddings, but when it is a Royal Wedding, we just HAVE to celebrate with a party! Below is a pictorial recap of our Royal Wedding Viewing Party. Saturday morning our staff gathered with brides and a few of our favorite wedding vendors to watch the Royal Nuptials unfold. Our talented friends at A Thyme to Cook prepared this delightful menu for the occasion:
Jubilee Events coordinated the soiree and in collaboration with some talented partners, created a royal wedding inspired tablescape in our front window!
We adored everything about the wedding- from Meghan’s modern and classic gown (which TWD owner, Beth Chapman predicted almost exactly!), to the stunning flowers, to the guests attire, to the way that sweet Harry looked at Meghan (major swoon-fest, right?!). Our favorite part of the wedding was how personal all of the details were.
We learned that Meghan’s 16.5 foot veil veil designed by Givency was created out of silk tulle with with a hand embroidered floral motif that represented the distinctive flora of each of the 53 countries of the British Commonwealth united in one spectacular floral composition. The veil also include two of Markle’s personal favorite flowers in the design. One is wintersweet, a modest shrub that grows on the Kensington Palace grounds in front of Nottingham Cottage. The other is the California Poppy, the state flower of California, where Markle was born. And if that was not enough, Crops of wheat also appeared at the front of the veil, symbolizing love and charity.
Kensington Palace said in the statement. “The workers spent hundreds of hours meticulously sewing and washing their hands every thirty minutes to keep the tulle and threads pristine.”
The tiara that she wore was Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara, lent to her by The Queen. The diamond bandeau is English and was made in 1932, with the entre brooch dating from 1893. Completely perfect choice with a stunning Art Deco design. Talk about a family heirloom!
We also gushed when we found that Meghan’s wedding gift from Harry was an emerald cut aquamarine ring that was Princess Diana’s. She opted to wear that with her elegant Stella McCartney halter dress for the evening reception.
We loved the personal touches that were incorporated into the ceremony and especially appreciated the message of love and unity in the sermon from Bishop Michael Curry. We agree with you Bishop Curry, “Love is the way.”
Thank You to our event vendors:
Photography | Maggie Conley Photography
Planner | A Jubilee Events
Floral | Blush Floral Design
Invitations | Coral Pheasant
Bites | A Thyme to Cook
Linens | Nuage designs
Table | BorrowedBLU
NEW Jenny Yoo 2018 Collection
May 31st – June 2nd
We are hosting the New 2018 Jenny Yoo Bridal Collection Trunk Show May 31 – June 2. We are so excited as this are their brand new gowns that just walked the runway this past April Bridal Market! During this exclusive event we will be offering a 10% discount on all bridal gown purchases made. To take a peek at the Jenny Yoo Collection we carry in the boutique and a link to the designers website for all styles click here!
We are almost fully booked for our Saturday appointments and have limited appointments available for Thursday and Friday so click here or ring us at 860.669.4596 for appointment availability!
Happy Mother’s Day.
We wish our moms and yours a very special day!
From Left to Right : Shana (Abigail Scott Photography) , Beth & Mom (Carla Ten Eyck) ,
Beth & Daughter ( Take Aim Photography ), Jessica, Lauren, Tricia and Callan, all with their moms!
Royal Wedding Dress Prediction
The entire wedding world is holding their breath to see what Meghan Markle will wear for her May 19th nuptials to Prince Harry. I wanted to weight in on my my Royal Wedding Dress Prediction.
Of course…being in the business that I am, I adore weddings. But, royal weddings are a whole other level of obsession. I mean, what is more romantic than a princess getting married…and when it is an American becoming a princess?! Well, I can hardly contain myself! We are thrilled to be hosting a Royal Wedding Viewing Party on Saturday, May 19th in celebration of the event. All American eyes will be on the newly crowned princess and what she will be wearing. The designer, as is standard, is being kept secret, as are most of the wedding details.
As Meghan’s aesthetic is very clean and modern, my prediction is that she will wear a clean gown with no lace. The fabric will be structured and have a sheen – I think a beautiful mikado would be gorgeous! As she will getting married in the church, her arms will need to be covered. My hope is that she will show off her gorgeous décolletage and cover her arms with a clean close fitting sleeve. And of course, she will have a long beautiful train! I do think that she will wear a traditional long veil and my hope is that it will have a touch of lace on it. She will wear some sort of tiara, as is customary. It is rumored that she will wear one from Diana’s collection.
It is unknown if she will have any attendants beyond the sweet little children (Price George, Princess Charlotte, and the daughter of her stylist Jessica Mulroney will serve as flower girls and paiges). There is nothing more darling that the little children dressed in shades of white preceding the bride down the aisle!
Sketch provided by Jean and Jewel
April 19th can’t come soon enough! We simply cannot wait to see the gown that Meghan Markle chooses. It is sure to be a show-stopper and one that will set trends in bridal for years to come!
Luxury White Carpet Appointment Experience
There’s no denying that White Carpet Appointment brides hold a special place in our heart, so we are thrilled to share Ashley’s luxury white carpet appointment with you! Ashleys experience was nothing short of special- from her riding in style to her appointment in a limo from Hunter Limousines, to indulging in a sweet treat from The Cinnamon Stand and a sparkly bottle of bubbly from One Hope. Not only did this group of ladies have fun watching Ashley try on dresses, but they also helped her find the wedding gown of her dreams! Ashley ended her appointment by saying YES to the perfect dress and she took home a fabulous SWAG bag filled with treats from some of our favorite vendors. Scroll below to take a peek at the precious memories taken by the amazing team from Take Aim Photography!
We are honored to be dressing Ashley for her big day and we can’t wait to see her wedding photos!
To book an white carpet with one of our bridal stylists ring us as 860.669.4596.
Spring 2019 Bridal Fashion Week Trends
We just returned from New York Bridal Fashion Week and we are still swooning over the latest trends from the Spring 2019 collections. A bride’s wedding gown should not only be a reflection her wedding aesthetic, but it should reflect her personal style and who she is. With the current trends in bridal, there TRULY is a gown for every bride. The silhouettes, fabrications and necklines shown during Spring 2019 New York Bridal Fashion Week were diverse.
It is such an amazing time to be a bride! There are options for all body types, venues and personal styles. Below are the trends and some of our favorite gowns.
image: Dan Lecca
image: Dan Lecca
It’s time to Spring for your gown
Join The White Dress by the shore for our Spring for your gown Event April 19th – 21st. During this exclusive event, a 10% discount will be granted on all gown purchases of $2500 +. It’s the perfect time for Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 brides to spring for their gown.
To request a bridal appointment with one of our stylists click here or ring us at 860.669.4596.
*discount only valid during event dates*