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Pretty Post: Sarah & James’ Botanical Bliss at Belle Mer



What is sweeter than a sunny day on the water, succulents adorning your ceremony, and the love of your life waiting for you at the end of the aisle dressed in a seersucker suit? In our eyes, just about nothing. We literally jumped with joy when we first spotted our bride, Sarah’s wedding in the latest issue of Bliss Celebrations. Scroll below to take a peek at these stunning Newport nuptials.










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We love these images  by Erica of Adeline & Grace Photography! They truly capture the taste and feel of this sweet couples big day!

Here is a brief recount from Sarah in regards to her wedding gown search:

“I had been dress shopping for a few weeks and had yet to find “My Dress.”  I tried on a lot of beautiful dresses, but none felt like the one I would wear on my wedding day.  The White Dress By The Shore was my next stop!  My mom, sister and I pulled into the driveway of an adorable classic New England home.  We were greeted by Jill who I connected with right away!  Jill’s knowledge, exquisite taste, and honesty helped me say “Yes to the dress.”   The dress was perfect.  The layers and blending of different fabrics into the body of the gown embodied my passion for working with textiles in the interior design industry! The dress wouldn’t be complete without a full head to toe style by the White Dress, so Jill helped me pick out jewelry, shoes, and a drop dead gorgeous belt to add a little lace to the number!

Jill also assisted with the selection of the Ivy & Aster bridesmaids gowns and my Mom’s dress.  The bright coral dresses that my girls wore were unreal.  They were ethereal yet the color made them pop off my white dress!

Also I cannot forget to thank my talented seamstress Penny at The White Dress. She did a beautiful job tailoring the dress to my body, especially with all those layers!

I can’t thank enough The White Dress for being apart of our special day.  You ladies made me feel like a princess from start to finish!”

Credit Reel:





Cake and Dessert Table: SWEET INDULGENCE 

Bride’s gown: Modern Trousseau ‘Mika’ | The White Dress by the shore

Bride’s Jewelry : Earrings- Haute Bride, Bracelet- Aquinnah | The White Dress by the shore

Bridesmaids: Ivy & Aster | The White Dress by the shore

Tuxedo: Jos. A. Bank

 Hair: Michelle Lee, from Salon Eva Michelle  Boston, MA

Makeup: Dani Wagener  Boston, MA

xoxo, TWD

Introducing: A Collaboration with J. Crew Factory Stores- Let us help dress your groom!

We are such HUGE fans of J. Crew and it is for that reason that we are tickled to be able to collaborate with them to dress your groom and groomsmen!  Our brides are entitled to a 20% discount off of suits or tuxedos from the J. Crew Factory Menswear Shop. In addition, our clients have the unique opportunity to set up a private shopping experience with the talented stylists at J. Crew to outfit the men in their bridal party!





The stylists at J. Crew will meet with your groom alone or with his  groomsmen to discuss all of their suiting options and to wardrobe them to coordinate beautifully with the bridesmaid dresses that you have purchased from us.  The consultations can take place at the Clinton Crossings location either during regular store hours (10-9 Mon-Sat and 10-6 on Sun) or by special appointment after hours.

If you want to first take a sneak peek at the suiting and tuxedo options available, we have a gorgeous swatch book at chic by the shore, our bridesmaid atelier, that can be referenced while shopping for your bridesmaid dresses.  The quality of their fabric selection is incredible and include ,Worsted Wool, Oxford Cloth, Cotton Pique, Chino, and our favorite, Seersucker. Suit and tuxedo sizes range from 34 short to 46 regular for the jackets and from 28/32 to 38/32 in the pants.


And of course, J. Crew offers a large variety of ties, bow ties and pocket squares to complete the look.

Contact us for more information or visit chic by the shore for a consultation to receive your special invitation to take part in  this unique collaboration.  {860.669.4596}


xoxo, TWD

May 3rd: Kate Spade Bridal Shoe Collection Pop Up Shop!

View an extended version of Kate Spade’s Bridal Shoe Collection in our boutique’s Pop-Up Shoe Shop created especially for this event! Receive a pair of Kate Spade earrings with every shoe purchase (earrings are a $48 value). Details below:




We are thrilled to have been selected to carry the Kate Spade Bridal Shoe Collection To celebrate, we are launching the collaboration with an fun-filled trunk show on Saturday, May 3rd from 104!

Don’t miss your only chance to view the entire Kate Spade Bridal Shoe Collection at this exclusive event, as many of these styles are only available online.  These shoes are not just for brides!  There are gorgeous options for maids, mothers and of course, for all of the weddings that you will be attending this summer! Click here to preview the collection.

No appointments are required to visit our pop-up shoe shop on Saturday,May 3rd.   While you shop, indulge in  colorful treats from our friends at Taste by Spellbound Bakery . Our neighbor, Jennie Fresa will also be on hand with her infamous Lipstick Station to paint your pout in a Kate Spade inspired hue to match your new shoes!





We can’t wait to see you there!


xoxo, TWD

As Seen On: Style me Pretty Tartan and Tulle Styled Bridal Shoot

Blow a goodbye kiss to winter with this seasonal shoot styled by owner, Beth Chapman and planned by Stacie Shea Events! Scroll below to see all of the ‘tartan and tulle’- inspired beauty captured by photographer Charlotte Jenks Lewis.








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A  note from Beth: I have a slight obsession with all things plaid! I have wanted to style a shoot with tartan details for some time. When I laid eyes on this adorable long sleeve floral lace dress from Modern Trousseau at October bridal market, I knew that I had the found the perfect gown to feature in a plaid shoot. I loved layering the textures of the floral lace pattern, soft tulle and classic Black Watch Plaid and collaborating with Stacie to incorporate them throughout the shoot.

I worked with a company out of Scotland to create a Black Watch tartan bow belt to pair with a custom Modern Trousseau short tulle skirt. I completed the look with a navy on navy striped shirt from the Gap and created, dare I say, the sweetest bridesmaid look!

My friends at Valentino Tailors made my dreams come true when they offered up a Black Watch tartan tuxedo for our male model to wear! It was plaid perfection!

Event Planner, Stacie Shea and I loved showing how you can take one simple element and carry it throughout all of the details of your wedding- from the invitation, to the flowers, to the fashion!

Here is some commentary from the lovely Stacie Shea weighing in on the concept of this stunning shoot:

The insanely talented Beth Chapman contacted me back in December completely motivated by all the snow that was set in our forecast for the month of January. We set out and decided we wanted to create a shoot inspired by the beauty of the outdoors, the abundant amount of winter snow we were getting and the beautiful coloring of the Scottish Black Watch plaid.

Beth and I thought it was so important to show brides that plaid can be used throughout the winter season and even throughout the year. Many times plaid is reserved for the pre-Christmas and holiday time frame and we wanted brides to see the beauty and femininity in using this plaid paired with beautiful tulle throughout their wedding day.

The tablescape did just that by tying together a large amount of textures, patterns and beauty all in one space. The white sequin tablecloth was draped with a tulle overlay to soften the sequins and give a small amount of shimmer to the table. We used beautiful gold chargers from Juliska tied with Black Watch Scottish tartan and dark forest green silk napkins. The table was adorned in beautiful stems with the inspiration being the anemone. Its dark center was a way to really pull in the dark nature of the plaid into our tablescape and floral design.

The wedding cake we felt needed to reflect the romantic and extremely detailed aspects of the wedding dress. The bottom layer of the cake matched perfectly the floral lace pattern of the bodice of the Modern Trousseau dress. It was finished off with the perfect Black Watch tartan bow.

The Winvian Resort and Spa was the perfect location for this shoot! It was a cold, foggy, snowy day in Connecticut, which only helped to complete the story of this shoot even more perfectly. The Gordon Brown room with its raw and exposed wood beams brought in the rustic elements we were hoping to have and to complete all the elements of the shoot. Its beautifully refurbished wood elements gave the tablescape and styling the exact pops that it needed to stand out and make this shoot so incredibly beautiful!”

Want more from this shoot? Click here to see the images on Style Me Pretty!

Photography: Charlotte Jenks Lewis Photography

Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau

Flowers:Splendid Stems

Cake: Lovely Cakes

Invitations: Meant To Be Sent

Jewelry: Haute Bride

Bridesmaids Dresses: Shirt- The Gap, Skirt- Custom Modern Trousseau 

Event Planning: Stacie Shea Events 

Event Design: Stacie Shea Events

Make-up: Jennie Fresa 

Hair: Posh Salon 

Bow Hair Comb:Unique Jewelry Boutique

Chargers: Juliska

Coasters: Jonathan Adler

Custom Plaid Bow Belt: Scotland Shop

Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman

Groom\’s Attire: Valentino Tailors

Models: The Beauty Within Agency 

Napkins: Wildflower Linens

Plaid Shoes: J Crew

Table Linens: La Tavola



xoxo, TWD

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