We all certainlyÂ felt the love at The White Dress in color
launch party earlier this month! A space full of family, friends, vendors and like-minded-creatives let the authors of this inspirationalÂ book for the modern bride, know that they had all the support in the world, and then some. The White Dress in Color
, co-authored by owner, Beth Chapman, event planner Candice Coppola (of Jubilee Events
) and photographer, Carla Ten Eyck
, took several years to go from concept to creation and the soiree to celebrate its final culmination reflected the beauty of its glorious pages and beautiful authors, perfectly.
Scroll below for all the party pics and details captured by Allan Zepeda
and Rodeo & Co. Photography
The launch party was hosted at The Lace Factory
, aÂ truly uniqueÂ venue in Deep River, CT and was planned by Jubilee Event's
amazing team, Diana and Libby! Â The rustic space was transformed by the talents of Ryan Designs,
whoÂ draped the interiorÂ in sheer white fabric, dividing itÂ into intimate areas for chatting, nibbling and sipping. The all-white decor was complimented with pops-of sparkles and bits of color. Modern furniture provided byÂ Luxe Event Rentals
Â made the space so inviting.
A gorgeousÂ gown madeÂ completelyÂ of live flowers greeted guests. Designed by the talented artists at The Green Dahlia
, thisÂ stunner tookÂ over 30Â hours to create!
A design-your-own cupcake station was one of the highlights of the party! Â Sweet MariaâsÂ
even created a signature cupcake for each of the authors-Â Champagne (Candice), Irish Car Bomb (Carla) and the Bellini (Beth).Â Such a sweet surprise!
Another treat was from our darling neighbor, Jennie Fresa Makeup & Skincare Boutique
! Jennie and her team created a lipstick bar complete with custom shades of lipstick that represented each of the author's signature styles- Red Carpet Red for Beth, Flamigo Pink for Carla and Hollywood nude for Candice. Â Jennie's team offered complimentary applications throughout the evening.
One of the highlights of the evening was the debut of 'Chloe the Photo Bus'!Â Photo Booth Planet
Â converted this mint green, vintage VW bus into a workingÂ Photo Booth
! To see the fab images from the Photo BoothÂ be sure to visit Photo Booth Planetâs Facebook page
!Â The pics will make you feel like you were there!
The glitter was not just reserved for the party! Guests could grab a take-away fromÂ The Confetti Bar
Â , because whatâs a party without confetti?!!Â The sparkle was customized in The White Dress in Color logo and colors!
Guests arrived at The Lace Factory
Â after being escorted from the parking lot on a bus from Premiere Limo
. They were greeted in the hallway lined with canvases courtesy ofÂ Pictage
Â that highlighted images from each of the eight chapters in the book.Â Special boutonnieres were made for each guests with elegant calligraphy by Moira Ink
and flower pins for our special vendors and book contributors sewn by our very own talented seamstress, Penny.
Of course our hearts were warm with all of the love in the room, but Cloud 9 Catering
also warmed our bellies with a delicious mashed potato bar!
We love that guests could have their books signed personally by each of the authors!
Â sent one of the most amazing bands and
a DJ - our crowd wasn't shy about getting out of the dance floor and enjoying the music!
owner, Beth Chapman smiling with her mother and daughter, Lindsay.
Our guests took home the best little swag-bag!Â A huge thanks toÂ Be Collective
Â for providing the sweet muslin bags and toÂ Juliska,Â Chambre de Sucre Gourmet Artisanal Sugars,Â Feeling Smitten Bath Bakery,Â Bingsie,Â Sweet Marias,Â Jennie Fresa,Â Pretty Little Packages,
for filling it with all of your goodness!
Pretty Plum SugarÂ
andÂ Rent the Runway
Â also teamed up with us to give away robes and a gift certificate.
And now a few words from owner, Beth Chapman, co-author of The White Dress in Color:
Styling has always been a passion of mine and being able to take our photo shoots and turn them into an inspirational coffee table book for was a dream come true!Â Thank you to all of the amazing vendors who helped to launch our book with a bang!Â The party was beyond my wildest expectations!Â It was filled with beautiful things, beautiful people and delicious food and wine!Â Who could ask for more?!
All-in-all this experience was more than we could have ever dreamed- thank you to all the vendors and guests for making this party truly a night to remember! For even more event pictures and lots of gorgeous photos of our guests, check out the blog on the white dress series.com!