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They are three creative and entrepreneurial women of style, substance and charm.

They are a trio of friends powering their successful businesses with imagination, a commitment to family and community, and a dedication to inspiring couples to think outside of the wedding binder.

Based in Connecticut, and longtime veterans of the fashion, event planning, design, art and photography industries, they share their expertise in their second book, The White Dress: Destinations.


Candice Coppola is the owner and creative director of Jubilee Events and Jubilee Events: Caribbean, an event design and planning studio with two offices in Connecticut (Cheshire and Norwalk) and Barbados, West Indies. After launching her first company in 2007, she quickly became a sought after event designer, working with clients all over the world. Her signature feminine style is a mixture of the things she loves: bold colors, unexpected details, feminine touches and anything and everything gold!

In fulfilling her love for mentoring, Candice is also the Executive Course Instructor and Tutor at the QC Event Planning School, working with aspiring event planners on a daily basis to achieve their career goals.

She has been a featured expert in BRIDES Magazine, The New York Times, CBS, NBC, The Knot Magazine, and Modern Weddings Magazine. Her work and voice can be seen in Martha Stewart Weddings, ELLE Decor, Glamour Magazine, PEOPLE, ELLE Magazine, Inside Weddings, The EveryGirl, Style Me Pretty, Destination Weddings Magazine, Grace Ormonde Magazine, Bliss Celebrations Magazine and several other publications. She co-authored her first book, The White Dress in Color in 2011.  

In 2014 Candice eloped with her now husband, Jason, in a small church overlooking the Caribbean sea. She now lives on the beautiful island of Barbados, planning destination weddings for clients around the globe.


Beth Lindsay Chapman is a stylist, bridal boutique owner and wedding fashion  consultant.  Beth is a veteran of the retail industry. Her love of bridal fashion, along with  her sincere desire to create a memorable shopping experience for brides, compelled her to launch The White Dress by the shore, a couture bridal boutique on the Connecticut shoreline, in 2004. Her expertise in fabrications, garment fit and her love of bridal couture, allow her to assist clients in selecting the perfect attire for their wedding. Beth is also the founder of Beth Chapman Styling + Consulting, a company that helps to uncover a bride’s personal aesthetic and interpret it for their wedding day. She also consults with bridal stores on elevating their brand through staff training and product knowledge. Beth’s fashion artistry has led her to styling editorial shoots throughout the world. Her work and voice can be seen in: Wedding Bible, Simple Stunning Bride, Martha Stewart Weddings, Inside Weddings Magazine, Grace Ormonde, La Bella Bride, BRIDES Magazine, WellWed Magazine, The Connecticut Bride, Bliss Celebrations, Gala Weddings, Southern New England Weddings Magazine, BrideLIFE Magazine, Style Me Pretty and 100 Layer Cake and The White Dress in Color, her first book. Beth resides in Guilford, Connecticut with her husband Mark, their two children, and their fur baby, Mr. Pickles.


Carla has been joyfully photographing weddings for the past 13 years all over the New England area and beyond. She received her BFA in photojournalism from the prestigious Rochester Institute of Technology in 1995. Her photojournalism field work includes working at The Hartford Courant, The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle / Times Union and The Associated Press in New York City. Carla’s segue into documenting weddings was natural and combined her best skill sets of photographing people, moments and emotions with style, beauty and a sense of humor. Carla also has amazing crowd control skills! Maybe being one of nine children helped with that!

With five associate photographers and a team of amazing support staff, Carla runs her bustling studio out of her renovated childhood home in Hartford, CT’s historic West End.

Carla is co-author of the inspirational coffee table book The White Dress: in color, Inspiration for the Modern Bride; the current Photo Director for Engage Luxury Business Summits; is a former co-producer of Inspire Photo Retreats; and has delivered many speaking presentations all over the country to help inspire and motivate wedding professionals.

In addition to photographing weddings, Carla’s second love is teaching and mentoring! For over 10 years Carla has been teaching workshops all over the world and mentoring businesses to reach the next level.

‘Eyes up, heart open’ has been Carla’s motto for life, and she works hard to enthusiastically breathe energy, excitement and fun into everything she does from turning ideas into reality; to shooting in new locations around the globe and to simple things like snuggling with her kids, Mr. Moo + Trix Mix and hiding in the studio trying to scare her employees!