Apr

15

2014

Fashion · In the Press · Wedding Inspiration · Wedding Interests

Spring 2015 Bridal Trend Report

Just back from viewing the new collections in London and New York, the team at Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver is excited to share all the latest trends straight from the runways and showrooms of the world’s top bridal designers! Selections from these stunning collections will be available at Little White Dress starting this fall, just in time for brides getting married in spring and summer of 2015. In the meantime, enjoy our top picks for Little White Dress brides from this season’s collections!

Nude Lace

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In London and New York we saw several iterations of lace shown with a nude-colored underlay. We love this look – a bit edgy, a bit classic, and it makes that gorgeous lace pop! Accentuated with luxe details like beading, subtle cut-outs, and flattering silhouettes, this traditional fabric is anything but boring as we saw it this season. We were smitten by the nude lace gowns shown by Reem Acra, RIVINI, and So Sassi by Sassi Holford.

Leaf Motif

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Reem Acra, RIVINI, and Jenny Packham

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A new take on nature-inspired themes, the leaf motif was all over the runways for Spring 2015, including on gowns by Reem Acra, RIVINI, and Jenny Packham. In metallic silvers and golds, these leaves put the glamour in the typically feminine floral patterns we’ve seen in bridal fashion for many years. The leaf motif is a brilliant way to bring the beauty of nature into what you wear on your wedding day. If this trend is a little too much for your own wedding dress, we love the idea of bringing the leaf trend to your accessories. Delicate leaf patterns were displayed on accessories by Maria Elena Headpieces and Paris by Debra Moreland.

Light as Air

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Dreaming of a comfortable wedding dress that doesn’t forgo style? We were excited to see light, flowy, make-you-want-to-twirl gowns from Jenny Packham, Reem Acra, and Charlie Brear. In luscious silk crepes, chiffons, and tulles, these light as air dresses are just as flattering as they are luxurious. And an added bonus – with minimal embellishments, they’re available at very sensible prices.

Layered Lace

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Liancarlo, RIVINI, Liancarlo

If you look closely, you’ll see that these laces are layered under chiffon, beading, or another style of lace. The layered lace we saw from several designers, including Liancarlo and RIVINI, adds beautiful dimension and intricacy to wedding gowns for that added touch of uniqueness. Perfect for brides who are understated and classic yet wouldn’t dream of having the same thing as everyone else.

Shimmering Sequins

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Charlie Brear, Sassi Holford, Jenny Packham

From subtle to show-stopping, all-over sequins were on wedding dresses this season by designers Charlie Brear, Sassi Holford, and Jenny Packham. Different from the large-motif beading and embellishments that are still also popular, these shimmering sparkles add a whole lot of glamour and illuminate a glowing bride.

Linear and Lattice Design

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Jenny Packham, Naeem Khan, RIVINI

We noticed several versions of linear and lattice design, whether in intricate detail or on larger patterns that work like contouring for the body. (We’ve all heard that stripes are slimming, right?) The best versions we saw, by Jenny Packham, Naeem Khan, and RIVINI, show impeccable craftsmanship with beading, embroidery, and even leather ribbons.

Illusion and Low Back Details

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It’s no surprise that the illusion and low back trends continue to be popular in the bridal fashion world. In fact, nearly every designer is showing a selection of gowns with either one or both of these details. And brides continue to love it! This season some of the prettiest and most unique versions we saw of these trends were by Liancarlo, RIVINI, and Reem Acra.

Fashion for All Figures

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We must admit, our favorite trend this season was Jenny Packham‘s genius decision to present her new collection on women in a variety shapes and sizes. We hope that more designers will do the same in the future. We always pick our gowns with our many types of brides in mind, and we’ve always known that Jenny Packham gowns look fabulous on women with curves. Now the whole world knows it too! Her beautiful, curvy models were truly the talk of Bridal Fashion Week.

Which trends do you love and which would you leave behind? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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Apr

10

2014

Events · Fashion

London Bridal Market Mini Recap

We’ve just returned from London, where we had a fabulous time attending White Gallery and visiting some of our favorite London designers. Before we head to New York later today for Bridal Fashion Week (no time for jet lag!), we wanted to share a few photos from London. Stay tuned for the full London and New York recaps next week!

Spring in London!

The Jenny Packham showroom in London

Inside our private tour of the stunning Jenny Packham showroom

LWD at White Gallery, the UK’s premier bridal fashion event

The secret garden entrance to the Charlie Brear showroom

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The presentation of Charlie Brear’s beautiful new bridal collection

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The end of a successful day at White Gallery

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The presentation of Sassi Holford’s exquisite new collection

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Lovely London in the springtime!

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Mar

31

2014

Events · Fashion · Updates

LWD to Attend White Gallery London!

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We are delighted to announce that Little White Dress is headed to London! In our never-ending quest to bring the world’s best wedding dress designers to Colorado brides, LWD’s Sales Manager, Tayler, and Director of Marketing, Kelly, will be attending London’s White Gallery, the UK’s premier bridal fashion event. White Gallery brings together over 70 bridal designers from London and around the world to present their new collections to an exclusive list of bridal retailers, and we are thrilled to be attending for the first time. While we’re in town we will also be stopping in to say hello to our favorite London designers, Jenny Packham, Charlie Brear, and Sassi Holford – and of course we’ll see the sights along the way!

So, why London? Well, we’ve always had a little (ok, a big) crush on London style – and so have our brides. From the beginning, we’ve carried bridal gowns from UK designers and have found that there’s just something about these talented designers that Colorado brides are smitten with. So this year we decided to go straight to the source and add London to our two New York Bridal Fashion Week trips in 2014.

Starting Wednesday, follow our journey across the pond here on our blog, on Facebook and on Instagram. (And we’re off to New York Bridal Fashion Week immediately after our return from London – so lots of excitement to watch in the coming weeks!)

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Mar

28

2014

Featured Brides · Just Married!

LWD Bride: Becca’s Woodland Whimsy Wedding

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Inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Alice in Wonderland, Becca and Ryan’s beautiful wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch is a true feast for the eyes. We love seeing creative, colorful weddings that show off the natural beauty of Colorado – and of course, we are smitten to see a dress that completely enhances the whole wedding vision. Becca chose the fantastic ‘Willow’ gown by Jenny Packham from Little White Dress Bridal Shop, and we agree that it was the perfect choice.

“Finding my dress is what really pulled everything together for me and helped me define our wedding,” Becca remembers.  When she tried on “Willow” by Jenny Packham, she literally started shaking and crying.  “It made me feel like myself and I knew it was my dress.  It was perfect.”  She describes the vintage inspired dress with its effortless graceful fabric, exposed back, and intricate beading as “natural and comfortable, not too structured or rigid.”  Just like them.  Just like their wedding.

Becca was kind enough to chat with us about her dress shopping experience and about her gorgeous wedding – and she included some of the BEST advice ever to brides currently in the process of looking for their wedding dress. Enjoy!

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What did you have in mind for your wedding dress before you started shopping?
I approached the entire wedding planning process with an open mind. I did look through quite a few magazines for dress inspiration but found it hard to find a dress that I liked. I knew that I wanted a dress that was unique. Something that you couldn’t find just anywhere. I also knew that I wanted some type of sleeve and an open/sheer back. I had heard of Jenny Packham but absolutely fell in love after I tried on some of her dresses at your shop. They had the one of a kind look that I wanted and Willow was more fabulous than I could have ever envisioned.

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What was your experience like at Little White Dress?

My experience at Little White Dress was perfect. I had heard great things about it from friends and put it on the top of my list to visit. The dress selection and large range of styles allowed me, as a bride, to try on many different styles in one appointment. The sales women that I worked with were kind, knowledgeable and encouraging. I thought that I had found my dress when I tried on Willow, but I wanted to cover all my bases and try on all the dresses that caught my eye. I was able to ship in 2 other Jenny Packham dresses that were not in your store. Although I went with my original love, that extra level of customer service made all the difference to me.

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What is your advice to brides in the process of choosing their wedding dress?

When planning your wedding, there are so many opportunities to think about other people, but the dress is all about how you feel. Trust your instincts, choose a dress that makes you feel incredible, try not to listen to what everyone else thinks, and have fun.

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Congratulations to Becca and Ryan!!! Many thanks to Becca and to Stacy Horn of JA Special Events for sharing the wedding, photos, and kind words with us!

Venue: Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa in Tabernash, Colorado

Event Coordination:  JA Special Events

Photography:  Karen High Photography

Florist:  Statice Floral

Music:  Sound Choice Entertainment

Officiant:  Steve Peterson, YMCA Chaplain

Dress:  Willow by Jenny Packham from Little White Dress Bridal Shop

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Mar

26

2014

Designers Carried by LWD in Denver · Events · Fashion

Behind the Scenes With Matthew Christopher

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Each year Little White Dress Bridal Shop has the special opportunity to host some of the world’s best bridal fashion designers and their latest collections for trunk shows. While couture quality fashion is available year round at Little White Dress, these trunk show events present the very unique and exciting chance for brides to meet and be styled by the designers themselves and to experience the designer’s complete new collection.

In addition to providing brides with wonderful trunk show experiences, the staff at Little White Dress also revel in the opportunity to learn from the designers during trunk shows so we can increase our knowledge, and in turn provide the very best service and information to our brides. To kick off our Matthew Christopher trunk show, Matthew provided extremely educational and motivational training for our staff, including our expert bridal stylists. Matthew is hands down one of the most inspirational, creative, and passionate designers in the entire industry, and we are always honored with his presence, kindness, and care.

Audrey Michel, Wedding Photographer, was on hand to capture this special session for a behind-the-scenes feature for Grace Ormonde Wedding Style. Little White Dress is thrilled to take part in this joint partnership to represent and elevate Colorado luxury wedding fashion and style.

Our deepest gratitude goes to Matthew Christopher, Audrey Michel, Grace Ormonde, and additionally to Rachael of Intricate Icings, who provided a stunning cake inspired by the Matthew Christopher Monroe gown. Please enjoy an exclusive glimpse of Matthew Christopher and his Devotion collection at Little White Dress Bridal Shop!

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