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Whoever said lace is meant only for brides clearly hasn’t laid eyes on a lace bridesmaid dress before. We are swooning over this new trend and thrilled that Donna Morgan has embraced it! Not only are these dresses feminine and chic, but they actually complement the bride’s wedding day look! Girls can wear the same style and color or mix and match – either way, they are bound to make a statement! And did we mention the incredible prices!? The lace dresses only cost between $198 and $240! Here are some of our favorites from Donna Morgan’s latest collection:
Ring us at 860.669.4596 to try one of these beauties on!
This year, and every year, The White Dress donates a portion of its proceeds in October to the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To take this a step further, we have decided to offer an extra special incentive for our brides to “think pink” - 10% off all blush wedding gowns!
Blush is the color of the moment in bridal fashion! It comes in a broad range of tones and shades, all of which are flattering to a variety of complexions. To get you as excited about this color as we are, take a peek at the image below! Owner Beth Chapman styled this shoot a year ago in Paris for the next book in her The White Dress Series.
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck
Styling: Beth Chapman, The White Dress by the shore
Beauty: Yoshiko Haruki
Gown: Hayley Paige
Suit: Valentino Tailors
It’s no secret that we love a good party, and when we were selected to carry Kate Spade’s Bridal Shoe Collection we couldn’t help but celebrate- BIG TIME. We planned a Saturday Soiree/Pop-Up Shop that was sparkly, pink and just as polished as Kate Spade herself. The entire bridal shoe collection made its way to The White Dress and we rounded up some fabulous vendors to help us transform our store into something truly special! The event featured furniture and decor from Ryan Designs, a lip beauty bar by Jennie Fresa, arrangements from Blush Floral Designs and sweets from TASTE by Spellbound.
See all the pretty (captured by the fabulous Michelle Wade) below:
A big thank you to all everyone who shopped with us at the event, we loved outfitting you in your new Kate Spade Shoes!
And an extra special thank you to our vendors and media sponsor listed below!
A special treat for our upcoming brides: If you purchase your gown during the month of June you enter to win your choice of Kate Spade Shoes from our collection! If you love what you see, give us a ring to view the collection- 860.669.4596!
PHOTOGRAPHER: Michelle Wade Photography
MEDIA SPONSOR: The Black Tie Bride
LIPSTICK BEAUTY STATION: Shelly from Jennie Fresa Makeup & Skincare
EVENT DECOR: Ryan Designs
FLORAL DESIGN: Blush Floral Design
SWEETS: Taste by Spellbound Bakery
Last week owner, Beth Chapman had the pleasure of participating in a Google + chat on incorporating color into your wedding. Beth was joined by celebrity event planner, Colin Cowie, floral designer, Karen Tran, and the discussion was moderated by founder of From I Will to I Do, editor, Anne Chertoff.
Below are Beth’s thoughts on incorporating color into your wedding:
I love color! Different colors evoke different emotions and the colors that you choose will set the tone for your entire wedding. One of the first steps in planning your wedding should be setting the color palate, as this will have an effect on all other aspects of your wedding- from the invitations, to the flowers, to the fashion.
In terms of incorporating color into your wedding attire, for the bride, I say less color is more. There is a current trend toward color wedding dresses. If you plan to wear a colored gown, I recommend that you opt for a very pale hue that is just a hint of color. Accessories are also a great way to incorporate color into your wedding day attire without overdoing it.
The place to make a statement with color is with your bridesmaids! I also love the idea of using your reception dress as a way to make a statement with color.
To hear more about Beth’s recommendations on incorporating color into your wedding day attire, click on the video below.
Now that a few weeks have passed after Spring 2015 Bridal Market and we have had a chance to absorb the trends, we got to thinking, “Wait a minute…”, “We already have many of next seasons hottest looks in store now!”
Take a peek at the Spring 2015 Trends post HERE and then look below at the wonderful gowns we have waiting for you to try on now so that you may be on the forefront of bridal fashion on your big day!
David Fielden’s ‘Isis’ and ‘Doris Day’ from Romona Keveza Legends are both swiss dot gowns but they have a completely different feel- go a little bit sexy with ‘Isis’ or achieve a classic look with ‘Doris Day’. You can create a sexy & demure look in the same gown by wearing an sheer long sleeve like that of ‘Gwendolyn’.
Anne Barge ‘Chatham’ is two gowns in one, a sweet shorty and a grand ball gown- this option one of the most popular trends on the Spring 2015 runway! Modern Trousseau offers even more customization with their front slit tulle skirt, put this creation over any gown for a custom, one-of-a-kind look!
Clean and classic was all over the Spring 2015 Runways. With lace dominating for the last few years, it was quite refreshing to the see the reemergence of these sophisticated silhouettes. We can’t get enough of the gowns above from Modern Trousseau, Augusta Jones and Amsale.
Alternatives to traditional lace patterns also graced the 2015 Spring runways. Jacquard prints, stripes, pattern, texture, unique laces- you name it! Above are a variety of one-of-a-kind fabrications already in the boutique from Anne Barge, Hayley Paige, Theia and Modern Trousseau.
To try on these trends (and more) ring us at 860.669.4596 to book your appointment!
Click here to check it out on on Vimeo.
Click here to see our blog post full of fun photos, sponsor list, and a recap of the party!