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Truth be told, I’ve been hard core rockin’ a blue stripe with sequin and anything sparkley for some time. I love the idea of dressing up something that otherwise would be consider super casual. I’m on a mission to design a nautical glam wedding– with lots of glitter and sparkle! The key to achieving this look is the right balance between casual and dressed up. For daytime, I love the sequin blue and white striped shirt paired with some jeans and glitter ballet flats. For evening, the sequin skirt paired with a blue and white striped shirt is perfect. Dress it up with some understated heals, an over-the-top sequin clutch, and bold red lips. A big “installation” of crystal bracelets going up your forearm would look amazing!

Translate this into a wedding by using blue and white striped linens with glitter and sparkle accent pieces if you want to be on the more casual side. For an evening wedding, go heavy on the glitz by using sequin linens and nautical details in your napkin, paper story, food, and unique decor ideas.

Happy Planning! xo

{ image by raw photo design }

To say we are ecstatic about today’s wedding is an understatement. We have the entire Jubilee team in effect to celebrate the wondrous and gorgeous wedding of Jameira and Greg in Middletown. We’re so excited to work with a literal dream team of vendors– Raw Photo Design, Jordan Caterers, Datura: A Modern Garden, Coral Pheasant Stationary + Design, Rob Alberti Event Services, Jennie Fresa Beauty Library, Ana Parzych, Luxe Event Rentals, La Tavola Linen, Mary Coburn and Millennium Music. Check out J&G’s inspiration board below! Can’t wait to get the day started. Congratulations Jameira and Greg– today is going to be amazing!


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Monday Inspiration: Rain!

posted by Diana April 18, 2011 0 comments

Let’s face it–at this point of the year, I’m sure the majority of New England is tired of the wet weather, may it be snow or rain. I can tell you I’ve been getting a little cranky from my Yankees suffering rain delays, but that’s what happens when we transition from winter into spring. We are all craving the sun and its warmth on our faces… We can’t wait to prance around in flip flops and the pretty sun dresses we all stow away each winter. I watch the news everyday with hopeful anticipation that the temperature will be nearing the 50s or 60s… dare I say 70s?

However, I take a step back and realize that rain can provide us with a hint of fun, maybe even excitement. No, I’m not suffering from cabin fever; I’m just finding the artistic side of Mother Nature. It has been a ongoing joke throughout the creative photo shoots we have put together that our time has come to an end when the rain begins. Rain has snuck up on us during our time in New Orleans and Costa Rica–both trips, as well as a few other adventures. At the moment you’re thinking about all the things you have to scramble and salvage, but when all is said and done and you take a look at those images, you see the extraordinary beauty underlined by those fallen drops.

So today I feel inspired by the rain. Join me with your stylish rain boots and enjoy this warm weather that is right around the corner!



Photos above courtesy of: Carla Ten Eyck Photography, Orange Girl Photographs, and IQ Videography

Generous and gorgeous bride Alma bid on our donated services for an auction to raise money for Wish Upon a Wedding, a non-profit charity founded on the principle of giving someone with a terminal illness the opportunity to marry the love of their life. I was so excited to design an inspiration board for her– focusing on the gorgeous color story she had developed of purples. With some adjectives and a few images to go on, I designed the below inspiration board!

{ purple prada shoes from dress, design & decor; marion cotillard in vogue july 2010 from stylefrizz;  purple bouquet and elegant branch centerpiece by caplan miller events and via style me pretty; carnation arrangements in mercury glass with mirrored balls by blush floral design; groom with bouquet via jubilee events as photographed by carla ten eyck and designed by just for you floral design;  majorily gorg purple interior via the simply luxurious life; pretty bride with maids dressed in purple via style me pretty; vintage rolls royce via style me pretty }

I guess purple has been inspiring me for longer than I realized. Thank you so much Alma for supporting such a wonderful cause. xxoo~

We were so excited to announce that Stay in Costa Rica will be giving away a 5 day, 4 night stay in one of their luxury condos with a lot of perks and amenities! Stay in Costa Rica has partnered with Jubilee Events to provide a one-of-a-kind wedding experience on their luxury, multi-million dollar properties in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is an amazing country to have your destination wedding! Rich in culture, nature, and the good life, Costa Rica has become one of my favorite places in the world. The air is clean, the water clear, the rain forests dense with colorful vegetation and animals. Having been to Costa Rica twice last year, I was really inspired by the surrounding nature and Anthropologie’s newest catalog. Don’t they go hand-in-hand? The 70’s vibe is so stylin’ right now and I just love mixing patterns. I feel like sometimes people get nervous mixing patterns, and while you need to do it well in order for it to work, the end result has a major style impact! The best piece of advice in mixing patterns is to make sure one element is cohesive— color. If you can match tonality of color your patterns can range in whatever style and design you choose!

{ suitcase & shoe painting from anthro; costa rica rain forest, vintage travel posters,  pretty girl in a bed of colorful flowers, and vintage camera from we ? it; paper suite from martha stewart weddings; red and white striped shirt with skirt from anthro }

This board oozes an element of quirkiness and takes advantage of all that Costa Rica has to offer. I never advocate fighting with natural elements— you should embrace them! We have a lot of elements happening here, but a repeat of color and style. I love the vintage travel posters, the gorgeous anthropologie painting with the suitcase and shoes (the muse for this board!) and that amazing photograph of the Costa Rican rain forest.

Since our trips to Costa Rica have resulted in a incredible collection of work, we’re going to be showcasing our images by Carla Ten Eyck and her team on the first level of The White Dress by the shore. Our friend Jim Altieri from Vintage Cinema will also be showcasing his recent work from our November shoot as well. We can’t wait to see you on March 20th from 11-3 p.m. — be sure to RSVP by emailing us at Learn more about the event by seeing the official invitation on our blog!

We’re excited to share with you a new series here on our blog: every Wednesday we’ll be featuring inspiration and content for your destination inspired wedding– at home or abroad! We hope you’ve saved the date for an amazing Destination Inspired Event at The White Dress by the shore on March 20th, 2011. Be on the look out for a formal invitation in your mailbox! Be sure to get on the exclusive invitation list by emailing us at

Our event is going to explore some of the most beautiful and romantic destinations for your wedding. This week, we’re featuring the island of Capri located on the Almalfi Coast in Italy. This is, hands down, one of my favorite coast lines in the world. When I think of Capri I’m reminded of food, fashion, and architecture. Can’t you see yourself hand-in-hand walking the streets in a mini linen shift dress, long hair and a big blue floppy sun hat? Well, I can!

With it’s turquoise coast line, rich italian food, rocky cliffs, windy streets, gorgeous boats, local artisans and diverse history it is an amazing location for a destination wedding! We can’t wait to share with you our mini Capri-inspired wedding at our Destination Weddings Event, but in the mean time, here is our inspiration board…

{ from L to R: blue cups with orange wedges unknown; woman in blue sun hat in field from cherry blossom girl; two photographs of beautiful bride in romantic gown unknown; tri-pattern from unknown;  yellow paper suite from creature of comforts and designed by maemae;  flowering branch by orchard cove photography; yellow tulip arrangement from wedding chicks with photography by stacey reeves; blue vintage european car in capri from travelshots; limoncello from wedding chicks with photography by stacey reeves }

Purely romantic, carefree and colorful, our board was inspired by the natural landscape of Capri– the interesting colors and textures– along with the dreamy ocean views. You don’t have to be in Capri to evoke the ambiance and atmosphere there– bring in this color palette along with diverse patterns, smooth finishes and rough textures. Build a menu around regional Almalfi Coast dishes, robust with fishes, lemon (!), handmade pasta, cheeses, and fresh local vegetables. And of course, wine! Be inspired by their beautiful architecture with its greco-roman curved arches, stucco finishes and tiled floors. Think about the narrow windy streets, fresh food markets, local textile artisans, little piazza’s and houses built into the cliff side.

We look forward to seeing you March 20th. xxoo~

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Pantone Color of the Year: Honeysuckle

posted by Candice December 9, 2010 6 Comments

{ from left to right: 100 layer cake; the cherry blossom girl; jubilee events & carla ten eyck; the cherry blossom girl }

A brief interlude as pantone announces the color of the year: honeysuckle! You know us gals don’t mind pink around this office. Enjoy this honeysuckle inspired inspiration board to get you in the cheerful mood. Let’s celebrate!


A huge congratulations to Katherine and John who were married this weekend at their family’s home Branford, Connecticut. I wanted to share with you some perfect summer flowers designed by Hana Floral Design out of Mystic. In mason jars with big, bright, coral colored zinnias with rosemary, mint, and other pretty herbs. The gorgeous tent was by our dear friends at Sperry Tents.