Sunday, January 31, 2010

fall in love with Amy Kuschel

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Join us for a trunk show to launch the Amy Kuschel collection. Gowns are discounted by 10% and received a signed sketch of your gown from the designer with any purchase.

Call 860.669.4596 to book your appointment for this exclusive event!

xoxo, TWD

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Anne Barge Trunk Show

Hot off the runway! Come see Anne Brage's 2010 collection! Anne Barge's gowns are classic designs in the finest of silks with museum quality beading and embroidery. Each one of her gowns are truly a work of art.

Anne Barge Trunk Show
February 5th & 6th
We will have the great pleasure of introducing Anne Barge herself to our brides during the trunk show! You will not only find the gown of your dreams and get to meet the designer, but also receive 10% off your gown purshase. Nothing is better!

Also, mention that you saw this blog and receive 10% off any veil on Friday only.


Please call to schedule your appointment~860-669-4596
gown prices start at $2500 before discount


xoxo, TWD

Monday, January 25, 2010

big easy, here we come!

We have a big week of photo shoots ahead! On Friday we will be shooting the inspiration to reality shoot for Style me pretty...stay tuned for the finished product!

That same day Beth will be in New Orleans collaborating with some of CT's most talented vendors on a shoot based on the following inspiration board created by Candice Dowling. We have some amazing fashion enroute to the big easy for the shoot.
We are overflowing with excitement to see what Candice Dowling, Datura Floral, Jennie Fresa and Carla TenEyck bring to the table for the shoot! Keep watching the blog for the beautiful end result!
xoxo, TWD

what a ball!

Saturday night Beth attended the annual Fairy Tale Ball to support the Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut. The focus of the evening are stunning tables that individuals and businesses design and decorate in the theme of a children's book. The guests of the ball dine at the fabulously designed tables.

This is the first year in the past three that we have not designed a table, but we thoroughly enjoyed this years display! Below are two of our favorites~
"Fancy Nancy" designed by friend of The White Dress, Moshe Aleyon.
The centerpiece of the table featured two live white doves!

"The Ice Princess" designed by friend of The White Dress, Karen Bussen.
The stunning mirrored table had a ice sculpture running down the center of the table!

Beth with author and event planner, Karen Bussen and friend of The White Dress, Ann Nyberg. Be sure to check out Simple Stunning Bride, Karen's new book that features images shot at The White Dress by the shore and a chapter written by Beth about selecting your wedding gown.

Ann Nyberg, Christine Toner of Stonington Design + Paperie and Beth Chapman

xoxo, TWD

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Graduation Dresses!

Graduation will be here before you know it, and we have the most beautiful, cutomizable, little white dresses, by Jenny Yoo and Anna Elyse, for that special day! All dresses are made to order, so come in soon to guarentee that your dress will come in on time for your graduation day!

Jenny Yoo orders must be placed by February 15th for May 15th delivery
Anna Elyse orders must be placed by March 15th for May 15th delivery

Call to schedule your appointment today! 860-669-4596

xoxo, TWD

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

be our valentine...

We LOVE Valentine's Day!

We hope that you will join us on Saturday February 6th at Chamard Vineyard as we celebrate love with some of the brightest talents in the wedding industry! This event is for brides, their love and whomever would like to mark the day with a fun event!
xoxo, TWD

Monday, January 18, 2010

a designer among us

We just found that designer Anne Barge will be in attendance for our upcoming trunk show on February 5th & 6th. This event will be an amazing opportunity to view the 2010 collection
and to work on on one with the designer to customize the perfect look for your wedding day.
Don't miss this unique opportunity! Call 860.669.4596 to schedule your appointment.

xoxo, TWD

Sunday, January 17, 2010

are you a bridal newbie?

Newly Engaged? Don't know where to begin when it comes to shopping for your gown?
Photo by Anna Sawin

Click here to read some tips about bridal gown shopping and trunk shows from The White Dress by the shore owner, Beth Chapman.

Happy Shopping!

xoxo, TWD

Thursday, January 14, 2010

3 amazing designers, one fabulous event!

Vineyard Collection


Reverie by Melissa Sweet

Vineyard Collection, Jewel and Reverie by Melissa Sweet Trunk Show!
A 10% dicount will be granted on any gown purchased by these designers at the event
January 21st-23rd
Call 860-669-4596 to schedule your appointment!

From classic a-lines, to vintage inspired sheaths, to beaded ball skirts this trunk show has a gown for every bride~and all are at an amazing value.
Prices start at $2500 before the 10% discount.
And...while you're here stop next door to Jennie Fresa's Beauty Library for a complimentary makeup consultation and 10% off her line of mineral makeup!
Call Jennie to make your appointment at 917.573.8100

xoxo, TWD

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

great press

A great article was written about The White Dress and Wedding Row in The Shoreline Times.
Click here to view the article.

image by Justin Marantz

xoxo, TWD

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

winter shoot- behind the scenes!

As you know, we've been doing a lot of creative and editorial shoots, some of which were featured in BRIDES magazine and Style Me Pretty recently. Over the past 5 months we've had the opportunity to work with talented and incredible people. Since we can’t show you the images from our super top secret projects, we wanted to show you some behind-the-scenes images and talk about what we’ve been working on.
This past December we had the opportunity to shoot at an amazing location in the northern hills of Connecticut, The Mayflower Inn and Spa. The setting really inspired so many details of our shoot. In every story we’ve set out to create, the vendors come together and collaborate on almost each aspect. It is truly a team effort – We are happy to say – with each mind bringing unique and amazing ideas to the table. We have to admit not only are we SO lucky to work with these folks but we have THE BEST time doing it!! On this recent winter inspired shoot, we collaborated with Carla Ten Eyck, Tony of Datura, Dana Bartone, Corine Dell’Orso of Lovely Lollies , Candice Dowling Coppola of Jubilee Events and the ladies behind Posh Paperie from San Diego.

After several weeks of planning, our day always starts out with the arrival and load-in of our vendors. Our models arrive for hair and makeup, done by the talented stylists at Dana Bartone. For this shoot, Miss Catie Bane waved her magic wand and created a stunning look for our 'bride-to-be'!

Meanwhile, Tony and Candice are creating details for the shoot with the help of Candice's staff. On this shoot they create three tablescapes and a confections table. There were a lot of beautiful pieces for the table and they created several different looks at each tablescape. The details from the ladies at Posh Paperie looked amazing — from the escort cards, place cards, banner, pinwheels and pennant flags. We also styled up some incredible sweets created by Corine Dell’Orso of Lovely Lollies. Setting up all these details and tablescapes takes us several hours… there is never any down time!

The floral designer for our shoot was Tony of Datura – A Modern Garden. Tony is truly an artist and created almost all of our floral details on site. He is such a great person to collaborate with. He designed several unique bouquets for our shoot using all different types of textures. He also created all the centerpieces and floral looks on the tables! We used a lot of birch, some metal, and a variety of gorgeous flowers. We set out with a concept for our shoot and have definite ideas in place– but often create a lot of things on the spot that we didn’t intend or think of. Tony might be the best person we know at doing that! He is so talented and creative.

A quote from our friend Candice Dowling about us:
"Beth Chapman and Kelley Solomon of The White Dress by the Shore always style the models. Beth brings a truck load of fashions and accessories and is constantly adjusting a necklace, bolero or fixing a wayward strand of hair. She also gets stuck holding all the accessories in the bitter cold!! Our shoots wouldn’t be anything with out these two–that’s for sure. They are fully responsible for making our models look incredible!!! I love to sit back and watch Carla shoot Beth looks– Beth, Kelley and Candice always get giddy at how gorgeous everything is!! "

Once a shot is set up that’s where Carla Ten Eyck comes in. Seriously– without this talented woman, these shoots wouldn’t even be possible, and we wouldn’t have ANY fun. Once we get a shot ready Carla jumps in to shoot, direct, and make things happen. She’s the best at what she does! She also keeps us all laughing, excited, on our toes, and enjoying the hard work we’re putting into each project. She has some of the best ideas and is so fun to collaborate with.

In the end, we all work together on many details and are apart of each shot being set up. You can see us all pitching in to achieve the final outcome… which is always incredible!!
We hope to have more behind the scenes from some previous shoots we’ve done and most definitely our next shoot in New Orleans !!


Monday, January 11, 2010

featured on my kate parker wedding

Check our Marie Antionette inspired photoshoot that was featured today on My Kate Parker Wedding. It was one of many amazing collaborations between ourselves, Carla TenEyck and Candice Dowling. Stay tuned for a behind the scenes look at our recent winter shoot that took place at the charming Mayflower Inn.
xoxo, TWD

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

shoes, colorful shoes!

We loved this spread in a recent issue of Martha Stewart. It inspired us to share some of our favorite shoes of our brides' weddings from last season.

image by meg bodnar

photo by carla teneyck

photo by Kelley Marks

so pretty on style me pretty

Friend of TWDBTS and founder of Jubilee events , Candice Dowling had a stunning wedding this summer. The wedding was featured today on style me pretty. We had the honor of dressing Candice in a Modern Trousseau gown. All of the amazing details of Candice's nuptials were captured by Robert and Kathleen photographers.

In true Candice Dowling fashion, the wedding was unique and creative and not a single detail was missed. Here are some of the highlights! Be sure to check out style me pretty to see more amazing images and to read about the other talents that contributed to Candice's big day.

We wish Candice and Michael a lifetime of love an happiness!

xoxo, TWD