Thursday, March 25, 2010

haute bride accessories trunk show

image by Carla Teneyck

Join us April 1st - 3rd for a trunk show for the bride who loves accessories!

Haute Bride offers stunning jewelry and headpieces that will make a statement on your wedding day.

Call 860.669.4596 to schedule an appointment with one of our accessory stylists.
xoxo, TWD

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

vive Paris!

Paris here I come! I was asked by Robert and Kathleen Trensky to join them for a photography seminar in Paris! We will be shooting over the course of two days. The shoots are being coordinated and styled by Candice Dowling of Jubilee Events with the assistance of a French event planner Kim Petyt of Parisian Events. There will be two shoots over the course of two days. We will be shooting in some amazing locations, from an aparment with a balcony overlooking the eiffel tower, to Montmarte, to a quaint little vineyard.

Below is the inspiration pulled together by Candice for the shoot. The feel is all white on white with red accents coming from the surrounding and little details. Click here to see an enlarged version of the board.

We are using gowns from Modern Trousseau's latest collection for the shoot. Below are two images that inspired Beth for the fashion. There will be lots of texture in the gowns and lots and lots of layers of fabric...yummy!
Stayed tuned for the finished product! Au revoir!

xoxo, TWD

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

wedding row wednesday

It's been a while since our last wedding row wednesday post, but this one is worth the wait!

Visit Jennie Fresa's Beauty Library located in the red house next to The White Dress from 11-4 on March 27th and receive a COMPLIMENTARY paraffin hand treatment! With your hand treatment, you can also enter to win a FREE fassage treatment, valued at $90. Drawing to be held on April 5th.

What is a fassage you ask? It is a head to toe experience- a 1 hour treatment that includes a soothing foot soak, paraffin hand treatment, deep cleansing facial with enzyme mask, and a stress-relieving massage for the arms, hands, feet and decollete- in one word- HEAVEN!
xoxo, TWD

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Friend of The White Dress by the shore, Anne Chertoff, just launched a new bridal site on aol called ~
It is brimming with great ideas, real weddings and fabulous advice. She generously asked Beth Chapman to contribute some thoughts. Click here to read her advice on some of the most common questions when bridal gown shopping!
xoxo, TWD

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

anne barge event

Join us March 16th -27th as we welcome a travelling trunk show from Anne Barge. She is sending in the hottest gowns from her current collection and they will all be discounted by 10% during this exciting event!

Call us at 860.669.4596 to set up a time to view the collection!

xoxo, TWD

one shoulder above the rest

One shoulder dresses are all the rage for brides, moms and maids! Here are some of our faves from our collection.....

Mallorca by Vineyard Collection

Tia by Modern Trousseau

image by Carla Ten Eyck

Dylan by Jenny Yoo

Vineyard Collection

Vineyard Collection

Vineyard Collection
image by Carla Ten Eyck

Reese by Modern Trousseau
image by Jamie Collins
xoxo, TWD

Saturday, March 13, 2010

flower girls!

Flower girls can be one of the best accessories for your wedding!!!

Join us March 19th & 20th for a flower girl trunk show. View the adorable 2010 collection from Us Angels and receive a 10% discount off of your purchase. The little one does not need to be present for the purchase to be made. Measurements can be provided at a later date, using this size chart.

Images by Carla Ten Eyck
Location Tyrone Farm

xoxo, TWD

funky and fabulous

The talented photographer, Matthew Grazier recently hosted a photography seminar in Boston for the top photographers in New England called Inspire Boston 2010! Matt graciously asked us to style the model that was used for the seminar, and we are thrilled with results!

Every bride's attire for her wedding day should reflect her personality and these photos are a classic example how to do that!

I love this shot! It is so Lady Gaga gets married !!!

Check out the amazing feather lashes by Joya beauty!

An amazing company called Galvanized Headwear created this adorable headpiece for the shoot.

This quote says it all! Great job Matt and team!

Gown by Melissa Sweet
Flowers by Faxon Green
xoxo, TWD

Monday, March 08, 2010

feeling blue?

Cool blue is HOT!!! With it being one of the hottest trends this year at the Oscar's
and voted this years Pantone color of the year, we are bound to see blue grace many aisle's this year!
Some fun with turquoise maids dresses~

Some of our favorite color stories with turquoise are below~

Turquoise and grey~ Snippet and ink

Turquoise and purple~

board by True and Wesson

Bring on the something blue for your big day!

xoxo, TWD

Saturday, March 06, 2010

modern trousseau bridal and mothers trunk show

Join us March 11th - 14th for a trunk show featuring Connecticut based designer Modern Trousseau.

This exclusive trunk show will feature the 2010 collection for brides and moms.

Trunk Show Hours~
Thursday 12-8
Friday 11-7*
Saturday 10-4
Sunday 10-2:00*
*Friday and Sunday join us for tea as we celebrate moms and focus on outfitting them for the big day!

We have put together a collage of images of stunning moms that we have had the pleasure of outfitting over the years in Modern Trousseau. Don't miss your opportunity to work with Callie Tein on Friday and Saturday to customize your perfect look !

photo credits: Justin Marantz, Steve Depino, Julie Harris, Jamie Collins

Call 860.669.4596 to schedule your trunk show appoinment.

xoxo, TWD

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Ruffles, Ruffles, & Even More Ruffles!

We fell in LOVE with this board and images from our friends at True and Wesson. We love ruffles and are so excited that they are all the rage!
courtesy of Martha Stewart
Here are some of our favorite gowns from our collection that follow this feminine and fabulous trend!

a SWEET deal!

Join us this weekend for a Melissa Sweet and Priscilla of Boston Trunk Show. There are a few appointments left!

A 10% discount will be granted on any Melissa Sweet or Priscilla of Boston gown purchased that is up to $4000. Any gown over $4000 will be granted a 15% discount! (prices are after discount)

Call 860.669.4596 to book an appointment for this exclusive event!
xoxo, TWD

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

YOLO Bridal Make-Over Contest!

Attention all Brides, Mothers and Maids!

We have the great pleasure to announce that we have partnered with Yolo Aesthetic Boutique & Med Spa in a Bridal Make-Over Contest. The lucky winner of the contest will be announced Sunday, April 25th at 5 pm during a fashion show at Laurel View Country Club in Hamden. The Fashion show will feature gowns by The White Dress by The Shore, lingerie by Beneath the Gown and couture clothing by Astrid Niemalainen.


The White Dress by The Shore will grant the winner of the contest 10% off ANY full priced item!

Click here for contest details, and even apply to be one of our fashion show runway models!