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2015 Golden Globes Red Carpet Recap

This year’s Golden Globes Red Carpet provided so much inspiration for the white aisle!  Many of the looks were easily translatable to bridal!  The outstanding trends of the evening were metallics, white and classic silhouettes.  Below is a recap of our favorite looks:



Dakota Johnson in Chanel


Diane Kruger in Emilia Wickstead


Ellie Kemper in Naeem Kahn


Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad


Julianne Moore in Givenchy


Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein


Of all of the white gowns that graced the carpet, these were our favorite!



Emily Blunt in Michael Kors


Kate Hudson in Versace

Classic Silhouettes

We are firm believers that classic NEVER goes out of style.  These timeless silhouettes had us swooning!


Amal Clooney in Dior Haute Couture – the gloves were controversial, but they made the outfit for us!


Katherine Hiegel in Zac Posen


Felicity Jones in Christian Dior

Best Dressed

Our all-time favorite looks of the evening are below.  These are our vote for The Golden Globes Best Dressed:


Emma Stone in Lanvin- we adore a jumpsuit!  This one was chic, youthful and had a bow!  What could be better?!

chrissy_tiegen_golden_globes_2014_bridesChrissy Tiegen (Mrs. John Legend) in Zuhair Murad- we adore the blush color and this incredible bead pattern. We would LOVE to see this look on a bride!

Until the Oscars!

xoxo, TWD

 images provided by: Getty Images, Vogue, E-online

What We’re Loving: Blingsie, Keep Your Engagement Ring Safe and Sparkling


Are you newly engaged and worried about damaging your ring? For most of us, the answer is a resounding ‘yes,’ which is why we just have to tell you about one of our favorite inventions! Blingsie is an amazing product that protects and preserves your most meaningful keepsake from life’s messes! Check out the video below to learn how to use it, and then read on for more information!

We first met Carly, the creator of Blingsie, at a Women in Business Event at Chamard Vineyards. Carly is not only a sweetheart, but she is also an entrepreneur who came up with this genius product right on the Connecticut shoreline! Who wouldn’t want to keep their sparkly engagement ring safe and clean!? We love Blingsie so much that we are including it in our White Carpet and Bridesmaid Soiree Swag Bags. To order your own, click here!

xoxo, TWD

What We’re Loving: Ivy & Aster’s 2015 Ad Campaign

Here is a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the ad campaign shoot for Ivy & Aster’s Fall 2015 collection. We can’t wait for these gowns to arrive in the boutique tomorrow for this weekend’s trunk show. We still have appointments available Thursday evening and Friday. Saturday’s availability is getting limited. Ring us at 860.669.4596 to book your coveted appointment! A 10% discount will be granted on all Ivy & Aster gowns, sweaters and accessories sold during this exclusive event!

xoxo, TWD

What We’re Loving: Ivy & Aster Fall 2014 Fashion Faves

Are you looking for a unique wedding gown? Be sure to schedule an appointment for our upcoming Ivy & Aster Trunk Show from January 8th through the 10th! We will have the entire Fall 2014 collection in store, and a 10% discount will be granted on your purchase. Here are a few of our favorite looks from the collection!


xoxo, TWD


Engaged and Confused? Your Wedding Preparation Checklist

Did he ‘put a ring on it’ over the holidays? Wondering what to do next?

Here is our suggested wedding preparation checklist involving many of the important, fashion-related steps as you begin your journey down the aisle. The White Dress by the shore is your one-stop destination for all of the following, so be sure to give us a ring at 860.669.4596, as we would be delighted to help you with every last detail.



For more information when beginning this process, be sure to check out owner Beth Chapman’s shopping tips.

Photographs above are from various photographers including: Carla Ten Eyck, Robert & Kathleen, Steve Depino, Alissa Dineen,  Justin & Mary, Dani Fine Photography

xoxo, TWD

Introducing: The Tulle Skirt Collection

We love all things girly! We have been looking for the perfect tulle skirt to offer our clients and found them through Space 46, the prettiest tulle skirts in the industry! The skirts cost $95, are 25″ long and are available in blush, ivory, grey and black. Sizes run XS – XXL, and they are based on waist measurement. We would be happy to assist you with your size if you are ordering over the phone.

We adore these skirts for your maids, for all of your wedding-related events (engagement party, shower or rehearsal dinner) or for every day! We have pulled together some cute ensemble ideas to inspire you. Feel free to swoon, pin and like to your heart’s content. Then give us a ring to order your very own!
















Photography: Carla Ten Eyck

Styling: Beth Chapman

Makeup: Jennie Fresa

Hair: Amy, Catie & Amy

 xoxo, TWD

What We’re Loving: NewlyWish

Let’s be honest – planning a wedding can be stressful. Making a guest list, reserving a venue, choosing a photographer, sending out invitations – there is a never-ending list of things to do. Heck, finding the perfect gown can take weeks, months or even years!

And in the midst of all of this planning, couples have to set aside time to create their wedding registry. We know – the thought of having “spare time” while planning a wedding is somewhat comical. But who doesn’t love making an elaborate wish list of gifts? Weddings are one of the few times when couples can pick out presents that they actually want people to give them!

But despite the belief that registering for gifts is one of the best parts of planning a wedding, it can actually be a daunting task. There are just so many things to consider! Gifts or donations? Macy’s or Crate & Barrel? Fine china or everyday dinnerware? The options are endless! It’s enough to drive anyone crazy, let alone an already stressed-out couple. And what if they have different tastes or can’t agree on certain items? Or, worst-case scenario, what if they just don’t like anything? What’s supposed to be a fun and memorable occasion can easily turn into a nightmare!

If only there was something to simplify this crazy process and make it more enjoyable. Good news – there is! Say hello to NewlyWish, a free online registry service that offers options far beyond the typical department stores.

We first learned of NewlyWish when The White Dress by the shore owner, Beth Chapman, met founder, Amanda Allen, at an Engage Luxury Wedding Conference. Beth became an instant admirer of this innovative brand, and the two became fast friends. The inspiration for NewlyWish came from the founders’ own wedding registry experience. While creating their registry, Amanda Allen and Robard Williams realized that they had limited options. Their favorite local shops didn’t have online registries, and the typical department stores didn’t have impressive merchandise. So, in May 2010, NewlyWish was born.

Unlike other online gift registries, NewlyWish primarily partners with small businesses, selling pieces and experiences from more than 50 independent brands, boutiques, artisans and service providers. Couples can choose traditional gifts like kitchen and bath items, or they can select more unique gifts like cooking classes, tickets to a sporting event or spa treatments. This sort of merchandizing offers couples choices that they wouldn’t normally get from large department stores. And it gives them an opportunity to build a registry that truly reflects their life and style!

NewlyWish actually fulfills couples’ orders itself, which eliminates the worry of duplicate gifts. While this might not seem like a big deal, it really is! No one wants to end up with two toasters, five sets of silverware, three crockpots…well, you get the picture. The concept is just genius!

As if this wasn’t enough, it gets even better. The company has a Gift Tracker that keeps track of who purchased certain items from the registry. This makes writing thank you notes a breeze! NewlyWish also has the ability to hold couples’ gifts until after their honeymoon or until they’ve moved into their new home together. Talk about great customer service!

With all of these awesome features, it should come as no surprise that NewlyWish has had tremendous growth since it first began. The number of registry profiles continues to grow!

There’s no denying that this company is a force to be reckoned with. Allen and Williams tapped into a virtually untouched market and put all other online registries to shame! Clearly, NewlyWish is here to stay. And guess what? We couldn’t be happier.

Take a look at some of their innovative gifts below! And good news – The White Dress in color, the book co-authored by The White Dress by the shore owner, Beth Chapman, will soon be included as a registry item!

Below are a few must-have items from the site that we are coveting ourselves! Click here to start your registry!


xoxo, TWD

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