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Bold Color – Styled Shoot

An unlikely pairing creates a bold color palette that is as playful as it is imaginative and absolutely perfect for this fantasy wedding.

The Venetian Room at the Fairmont Copley Hotel was like an opulent playground for Jodi Raphael of Jodi Raphael Events, Gregory Costa-Saint John of Flou(-e)r, and Erica Jones of O Luxe Designs. Surrounded by gilded architecture and mirrored walls, three designers with distinctly different aesthetics created a dream wedding reminiscent of the exotic appeal of the Garden of Eden. “It was really about the unique collaboration and the opportunity to do something that we don’t usually do with people we don’t usually do it with,” Jodi Raphael recalls. Lush greenery sprinkled with violet and fuchsia blooms looked as if they were growing naturally out of tall crystal vases and golden candelabras. Damask-printed linens in rich magenta and cerulean topped the head table while gold-wrapped table lids covered the guest table completing this fanciful wedding.

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Bold Color – Styled Shoot

An unlikely pairing creates a bold color palette that is as playful as it is imaginative and absolutely perfect for this fantasy wedding. The Venetian Room at the Fairmont Copley Hotel was like an opulent playground for Jodi Raphael of Jodi Raphael Events, Gregory Costa-Saint John of Flou(-e)r, and Erica Jones of O Luxe Designs. […]

Carolina Herrera – Fall 2019 Bridal Collection

The couture house synonymous with modern elegance, Carolina Herrera. The Fall 2019 bridal collection was just unveiled at New York’s Bridal Fashion Week and as always, we are awestruck. Structural silhouettes softened by lace appliques, extravagant bows, and pockets are just a few of our favorite details. Scroll on to view the entire collection and try it in person at The White Dress by the Shore! Located in Clinton, Connecticut.

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Carolina Herrera – Fall 2019 Bridal Collection

The couture house synonymous with modern elegance, Carolina Herrera. The Fall 2019 bridal collection was just unveiled at New York’s Bridal Fashion Week and as always, we are awestruck. Structural silhouettes softened by lace appliques, extravagant bows, and pockets are just a few of our favorite details. Scroll on to view the entire collection and […]

Bridal Trend Report 2018

Bridal Fashion Week just wrapped up in New York City and we have your full bridal trend report as told by stylist Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the Shore. We will be unveiling the latest collection from our favorite designers over the next few weeks so be sure to check back!

Off-the-Shoulder Necklines 

The fear with an off-the-shoulder gown is that brides will not be comfortable on their wedding day, however, I saw a lot of functional off the shoulders that still give you a lot of wiggle room!

Romona Keveza

Romona Keveza

Theia

Anne Barge

Capes

Capes are a great way to add drama and length to any gown and make a great alternative if you are not a fan of the iconic veil!

Inbal Dror

Appliquéd and Embellished Lace

I saw appliquéd floral lace (with and without embellishment) on almost every runway.  Adore this feminine trend!

Theia

Inbal Dror

Anne Barge

Reem Acra

Halter Necklines 

Meghan Markle had a huge influence on this market.  Her reception dress led to halter necklines on every runway!

Theia

Theia

Clean and Classic 

Clean and simple also graced every runway.  The Duchess of Sussex had an influence on this trend as well – especially when it came to long sleeves!

Theia

Anne Barge

Anne Barge

Anne Barge

Delicate Straps 

The delicate spaghetti strap trend is so feminine and dainty!  I love that this has emerged as a popular neckline, as it is flattering on all body types!

Theia

Theia

Anne Barge

Matching Veils

One of the hot accessories of the season was the matching veil.  It was especially prevalent with the lace and floral appliquéd gowns.

Inbal Dror

Reem Acra

Reem Acra

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Bridal Trend Report 2018

Bridal Fashion Week just wrapped up in New York City and we have your full bridal trend report as told by stylist Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the Shore. We will be unveiling the latest collection from our favorite designers over the next few weeks so be sure to check back! Off-the-Shoulder Necklines  […]

Apotheca Flowers – Vendor Spotlight

Tucked away in quaint Goffstown, New Hampshire you’ll find Apotheca Flowers; a floral studio/cafe hybrid where a team of talented souls create floral works of art and a cup of Joe that’ll tantalize your taste buds…

1. How did Apotheca Flowers come to be?

Apotheca Flowers was born of necessity and a desire to create a space that was uplifting and inspiring for people. I opened during a time in my life when I found myself at a crossroads with two young children and jumping in head first was my only option. Life is short, and it’s so important to quest for Eden while we are here. Beauty matters and an inspired object can bring so much joy into a space- and flowers are certainly one of life’s most powerful objects of beauty. They communicate beyond words and impact the human spirit in unparalleled ways.

2. Do you offer services beyond floral design? 

We offer plant installations, creative workshops, and a gorgeous gift gallery, as well as a rotating art gallery.  Our space is also home to a café.  Community involvement is a hugely important to us, and nothing nurtures community like an offering of fellowship over poured cups and filled plates.

3. What is currently trending in floral design?

Movement!! We can’t get enough of rambling imperfection and finding design balance in unexpected ways. Also, large installations and color juxtaposed with tones that ooze historical elegance.

4. What flowers are in season right now?

We buy locally as much as possible in late summer and early to mid-autumn….mixing local blooms with flowers from all over the world creates such rich, dynamic colors and textures to work with. Currently we are playing with dahlias, zinnias, grasses and all sorts of seed pods like scabiosa and milkweed and, of course, garden roses. New Zealand peonies are arriving now and in a few weeks Chilean, which we are so excited about!

5. How far are you willing to travel to provide your services?

We travel anywhere!  This year found us in Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut, Nantucket, Boston, New York, Vermont, and our own beloved New Hampshire.  We are always up for adventure and unique story telling through color, texture, and design!

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Apotheca Flowers – Vendor Spotlight

Tucked away in quaint Goffstown, New Hampshire you’ll find Apotheca Flowers; a floral studio/cafe hybrid where a team of talented souls create floral works of art and a cup of Joe that’ll tantalize your taste buds… 1. How did Apotheca Flowers come to be? Apotheca Flowers was born of necessity and a desire to create […]

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