Get to Know · Wedding Inspiration

The Ladies of LWD: Kaila’s Dream Wedding

It’s been a while since we have featured one of our amazing staff members, but let’s get back to it! Little White Dress Bridal Shop‘s lovely stylist Kaila is a pro at helping brides find the perfect gown for their own style. In order to find out what might work best for each bride and her individual style, she always asks her brides a bit about about what their wedding will be like. Along those same lines, as a way to get to know Kaila better, we’re sharing her inspiration for her own dream wedding!


Little White Dress bridal stylist Kaila

In Kaila’s words: “My Dream Wedding would be the party of the year. As such, it would be on New Year’s Eve! I would like my wedding to be an homage to the past as well as sharing excitement for the future – let’s call it Modern Vintage. I’m thinking Art Deco if it were the year 2114. It is mine and my boyfriend’s dream to have our wedding at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The history museum sets the scene; it is the perfect setting of old world, natural, mixed with architecture and modernism (have you seen the atrium overlooking City Park?! *swoon*). Mixing my timeless, cool location with modern décor like large paper flowers, minimal color (white, gold, and black) will add a New York-style glamour to the evening. And you better believe there will be lots of string lights as decor… I mean it will be on New Year’s, after all! One of the most important things about my wedding is that it is a BLAST for every guest, complete with a midnight balloon drop, marquee light photo booth, champagne towers, and maybe champagne showers – just not on my fabulous Jenny Packham dress or Naeem Khan gown ;)

With that, here are the images that inspire Kaila’s gorgeous and fun New Year’s Eve wedding at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science!

My dream wedding venue – the atrium at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science


The Morocco gown by Naeem Gown – long sleeves with a deep-V create the perfect balance of classy and sassy


Beautiful white rose and calla lily bouquet with dark brown feathers


Mismatched sparkly bridesmaid dresses


A very chic black and white wedding cake by Stellar Cakes

Reem Acra crop top

A Reem Acra crop top – yes, please!

candles and centerpieces

Love the romantic feel of the candles and simple centerpieces

Charlie Brear

The simple modernism of this Charlie Brear dress is gorgeous!

champagne tower

Perfect for a New Year’s Eve wedding – a non-stop flowing champagne tower!

bridal fur coat

One of the reasons I dream of a winter wedding… hello, fabulous fur coat!

globe guest book

Great idea for a guest book – a globe for the guests to sign!

gold wedding invites

Gold wedding invites, perfect for my modern Art Deco theme!

history museum wedding

Such an incredible and unique backdrop for a wedding! History museum weddings are stunning.

Jenny Packham Mimosa

The Jenny Packham Mimosa dress – such a beautiful sleeved gown!

Love marquee sign

LOVE marquee light backdrop for a photo booth. This would make great keepsake photos for guests!

Maria Elena Headpieces

Maria Elena Headpieces creates accessories that would be perfect for my glamorous vintage look

Memory chair wedding

“In Memory” Chair – a really sweet way to honor those who can not be with us.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science wedding

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science atrium – amazing!

Freya Rose gold shoe clips

These gold Freya Rose shoe clips would be perfect with my wedding colors

NYE wedding

Midnight at a New Year’s Eve wedding!

Wedding parachute lights

This bride rented a parachute for her ceiling for only 35 bucks! Wedding genius.

Art Deco engagement ring

This gorgeous ring is a great mix of Art Deco and modern

Savone Charlie Brear

The Savone gown by Charlie Brear is minimal in the best way possible, with such a beautiful silk satin fabric

Wedding string lights hanging lights

Magical string lights and hanging lights create a stunning wedding backdrop

For more of what inspires all of us here at Little White Dress, follow us on Pinterest!

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Featured Brides · Just Married!

LWD Bride: Annie’s Rustic Garden Wedding

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Annie and Ryan’s wedding may look like it’s pulled from the pages of The Secret Garden, and not just because of their Colorado Springs venue – which is actually named Secret Garden. Every detail, from the wreath-adorned chairs to the market lighting to Annie’s delicate Jenny Packham Dentelle gown, are the absolutely picture of organic beauty. The light-filled photos by Cassidy Brooke Photography only enhance the naturally gorgeous feeling, warmth, and love of the day. It’s no surprise that this easy-going yet completely refined wedding was featured recently on Wedding Sparrow!

Congratulations to Annie and Ryan! And many thanks to Cassidy Brooke Photography for these beautiful images.



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Photography: Cassidy Brooke Photography

Venue: Secret Garden in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Dress: Jenny Packham Dentelle from Little White Dress Bridal Shop

Florals: VIE Florals and Boutique

Cake: Sugar Plum Cake Shoppe


Do you love Annie’s Jenny Packham gown? A large selection of Jenny Packham gowns are always available at Little White Dress. Call 303-814-8972 or visit our website to schedule your appointment to find your very own Jenny Packham gown!




Designers Carried by LWD in Denver · Events

Highlights from the Claire Pettibone Trunk Show

It’s always a special treat when bohemian-beautiful bridal designer Claire Pettibone comes to visit us at Little White Dress in Denver. This year was extra exciting, as Claire Pettibone chose Little White Dress as the first salon in the United States to host a trunk show for her new Romantique line of graceful, poetic, under-$3,000 wedding gowns. Our brides loved both her Romantique line and her Couture collection, and of course loved meeting the designer behind the gowns. On hand to document the occasion were Honey Bee Photography and Merrick Chase Weddings. Here are a selection of highlights from the wonderful weekend!

Did you miss the trunk show? No problem! Claire Pettibone gowns are always available at Little White Dress. Call 303-814-8972 or visit our website to schedule an appointment.

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Claire Pettibone with a happy bride! | Merrick Chase Weddings

Claire Pettibone with a happy bride! | Merrick Chase Weddings

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Designers Carried by LWD in Denver · Events

Enaura Trunk Show at Little White Dress!

Are you looking for a whole lot of glamour? Our Enaura bridal trunk show is just for you! These gowns have sparkle, texture, hints of color – not to mention gorgeous fit-and-flare and ball gown silhouettes. Designed in Los Angeles, beaded in India, and made in New York, Enaura gowns are of the highest quality in every way. They are perfect for a bride who wants to make a glamorous, elegant statement. The entire collection, along with Enaura’s own expert stylist, will be at Little White Dress Saturday, November 15th and Sunday, November 16th. Schedule your appointment by calling 303-814-8972 or by visiting our website!

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Featured Brides · Just Married!

LWD Bride: Kate’s Urban Garden Wedding


Lovely Kate used to work at Little White Dress, so we were extra thrilled for her when she got engaged and came back to LWD to find her wedding dress. We had no doubt that her wedding would be simply stunning, and we love what she chose to wear on her wedding day – the beautiful Liancarlo style 5843, featuring floral Lyon lace, and a veil and headpiece by Love Veils & Accessories. Kate found her gown during a Liancarlo trunk show, where designer Carlos Ramirez helped her choose the perfect dress for her urban garden wedding. After her gorgeous wedding, we chatted with her about her husband, her dress, and her big day!

How did you and your husband meet and get engaged?

We first met in 2011 on a hot July night in Denver. I was out with my girlfriends and James was with his guy friends. Our groups crossed paths, which is when James and I hit it off. It was an instant connection! I think they call it LOVE at first sight. We have been inseparable ever since!

We got engaged at Alamo Placita Park. It is a park where we have been together many times. A park with a garden that is meticulously maintained in the summer months – with beautiful foliage and blossoming flowers. A park that will forever be our special place. Shortly after James and I met, we went to this park early one evening. It was our first time there together, and despite our relationship being in its very early stages, I remember thinking to myself – “this would be the perfect place to get engaged.” Of course, I never told him that since we had only been dating for a few months. And since then, I had forgotten my thought in that fleeting moment. Flash forward a couple of years. On February 22nd of 2014, James lured me to this park, and by total surprise I saw him standing there among one hundred long-stemmed red roses. At that moment, I knew what was about to happen. When I reached the middle of the park where he was standing, he got down on one knee, expressed his love to me and proposed. Of course, I said yes! After a few moments of hugs and kisses, James said “there’s another surprise, we are leaving for a vacation in Costa Rica… tonight!” So off we went on an amazing trip to relax on the beach and let our engagement soak in.




What was your vision for your wedding?

We envisioned our wedding to have an “Urban-Garden-Intimate-Romance” feel.  James and I love a beautiful garden, and being that we got engaged in one, we thought it would be perfect to continue the theme and get married in a romantic garden-setting as well.  I thought the soft greys and teals coupled with pale pinks and sage-green succulents, would compliment the ivory Lyon lace flowers on my dress.  Living in the city, we also appreciate the urban style and feel to many of the buildings here, so the exposed brick walls and wood-beam ceilings at the reception, were right up our alley.  The soft palette of colors, flowers, silver-mercury-glass-vases and flickering-candle-votives, definitely tied everything together!




How did you decide on your dress? Did you know you wanted a Liancarlo gown or did you try on dresses by several designers?

Having worked at LWD for a couple of years, I was spoiled with being surrounded by the amazing designers and their gorgeous creations.  However, I was particularly drawn to the Liancarlo gowns and I was always so inspired by Carlos and his work – he is a true artist and a genuinely nice person.  Meeting and working with him at the trunk show was definitely a treat!  The Lyon lace on my gown is so unique and the fact that it is only made in one mill in the world, made the dress itself even more special in my mind.  I tried on several dresses from the Liancarlo collection and a few from other designers, but I always knew my dress was “The One.”





What was it like to work with the designer himself as you chose your gown?

It was a very special experience to work with the designer himself as I chose my gown.  No one knows the dresses better than Carlos, so having his eye and opinion helped with the process.  He was able to explain exactly how my dress would lay and fit once it was made it my size.  I feel so honored to have had the opportunity to work with the designer to find my perfect dress! 





Any advice for brides in the process of choosing their wedding gown?

My advice to brides in the process of choosing their wedding gown is to follow your heart.  Many people will have their own idea or opinion of what looks good or what you style you should go with, but at the end of the day, what matters most, is that YOU feel beautiful and confident on your wedding day.





Location: Mt. Vernon Garden, Washington Park

Dress: Liancarlo Style 5843 from Little White Dress Bridal Shop

Veil and flower hairpieces: Love Veils & Accessories from Little White Dress Bridal Shop

Alterations: Donna Beth Creations

Photographer: Jamie Beth Photography

Flowers: Ladybird Poppy

Hair: Denver Design Studio

Makeup: Couture Creations, LLC
Do you love Kate’s Liancarlo gown? Visit Little White Dress Bridal Shop to find your own custom Liancarlo gown and mark your calendar for January 23rd-25th to see the entire Liancarlo collection and be styled by designer Carlos Ramirez!

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