The love story of Talia and her husband Daniel is seriously sweet – so sweet that it was featured in the New York Times! For their March 10, 2013 wedding at the McNichols Civic Center Building in Denver, Talia chose a beautiful ivory lace gown with a bateau neckline by Justin Alexander. She accessorized with a veil by Love Veils. Doesn’t she look gorgeous? We talked with Talia about her experience finding her gown and about her vintage-inspired wedding. Thanks, Talia, for speaking with us, and thanks to Dox Photo for all the beautiful photos!
How did you choose your wedding gown? Tell us about the process of finding your dress.
As soon as I got engaged, I started looking at pictures online. My style is very vintage and so is the engagement ring Daniel got me. I was all over the board… tea length, satin, lace… but I had found one specific dress that I was in love with. It had a high neckline of lace and was a trumpet or mermaid style. I printed out a ton of photos and brought them in to Little White Dress. I worked with Christine and she was amazing. I was really nervous and she and the staff were so kind to me and my friend, who was there with me. I showed Christine my ‘dream’ dress and she got a glimmer in her eye. She said, “Pick out whatever you want to try and then we’ll try on my pick.” I tried on three or four gowns, and they were all ok. Then she put me in her pick. We walked out of the dressing room and when I saw myself in the mirror, I said, “Holy Sh*t!” Christine said I was the first of her brides to ever say that. I fell in love immediately with the Justin Alexander gown. The work, in my mind, was done. It was, as we say in Hebrew, beshert (meant to be or soul mate).
What was your experience like at Little White Dress?
LWD was the first bridal shop I ever stepped foot in. I am so thankful that LWD was my first stop. I was treated so well and welcomed so kindly. Christine recommended that I come to a veil trunk show the next weekend with LOVE Veils, and that day made my experience complete. To sit and chat with a local veil designer and Christine, it was like I had known them my whole life and we were best friends.
Your gown and your wedding in general are both elegant and understated. Did your dress choice influence any aspects of your wedding, such as the venue or decor (and vice versa)?
I knew I HAD to wear something with a vintage style, or else I wouldn’t look like me. That came first, so when we started planning the wedding details I had that in my head. When it came down to making a decision about a detail for the wedding, I usually ended up going with the more vintage idea. Once we had the dress and the invitations, everything else fell into that line.
How did you feel in your dress on your wedding day?
On my wedding day, we spent all this time getting ready… make-up, hair… I was davening (praying) the whole time, preparing myself for the wedding. Suddenly someone said, “It’s time to get ready!” I stepped into the dress, my dear friend Amy zipped and buttoned and snapped and clipped me in… I slipped on my awesome navy Manolos… and as I raised my head, it was like energy shot right through me! This is me! I’m the bride! I’m marrying my best friend and I look exactly like I wanted to on my wedding day. I felt beautiful.
Do you have any advice for brides in the process of looking for their wedding gown?
Do your research before you shop! Read about what styles look best on your body shape. I just went through Pinterest looking for gowns and saving the ones I liked. Don’t bring too many people to the bridal shop with you the first time. I saw so many girls getting overwhelmed by too many opinions. And LISTEN TO YOUR CONSULTANT! Christine knew every dress in the store and knew what I would look good in! Lastly, you may end up in a dress you never dreamed of. That’s ok! I never thought I would end up in lace but it was so perfect. Oh, one more thing. Try sitting in your dress before you buy it. It would have been the kiss of death if I couldn’t sit in my dress!
Congratulations, Talia and Daniel! Wishing you all the best from Little White Dress!
Oh, and Talia and Daniel’s wedding video is tear-inducing in the best way possible. Click here to see the gorgeous video by Flat Face Films.
For more about Talia and her wedding, see her blogs here and here.
Brides and industry taste-makers are abuzz this season about the resurgence of glam vintage looks from the 1920s and 1930s, a style we absolutely adore here at Little White Dress. From the hit British-import show Downton Abbey to the Hollywood remake of The Great Gatsby, these Art Deco influences are playing a major role in bridal fashion trends. The New York Times recently featured this bridal style – highlighting one of our favorite designers, Jenny Packham – and we’ve been noticing lately that many brides are coming to Little White Dress specifically seeking out gowns with the Gatsby-era look. We think this is one instance of a trend that is absolutely timeless – after all, it’s been around for almost a century!
Luckily for brides who love that glamorous, romantic style, we just welcomed two of the most stunning gowns EVER at Little White Dress Bridal Shop. The “Esme” gown by Jenny Packham gracefully captures Art Deco sophistication and charm. Esme’s sleeved sister is “Tuberose,” a delicately beaded and incredibly romantic gown, also by Jenny Packham. We think both new arrivals are perfect for brides looking for an alluring and enchanting wedding dress.
Esme by Jenny Packham
Tuberose by Jenny Packham
Close-up of Esme by Jenny Packham
Close-up of Tuberose by Jenny Packham
Several other gowns and designers available at Little White Dress beautifully embody the essence of old-world glamour and grace. Elizabeth Fillmore’s sleek and silky dresses would be stunning on a bride looking for a modern incarnation of Prohibition-era elegance, and Claire Pettibone’s delicate details would wonderfully complement a wedding with a touch of antique style.
Kara by Elizabeth Fillmore
Eloquence gown by Claire Pettibone
Miriam Haskell accessories, also available at Little White Dress, provide the perfect finishing touches for this look. The jewelry and accessories company, which opened its first boutique in 1926 during the heyday of Art Deco influence, today still hand-makes many of the same designs from the 1920s and 1930s.
Little White Dress Bridal Shop wants to help you find your own perfect vintage glam wedding style! Call us at 303-814-8972 to make an appointment.
For more Gatsby Glam wedding inspiration, take a look at our new Pinterest board!
Please welcome the most delightful Matthew Christopher to Little White Dress Bridal Shop during our Matthew Christopher Trunk Show, March 15-17, 2013! Little White Dress Bridal Shop is proud to exclusively offer Matthew’s amazing gowns to brides in Colorado and throughout the Rocky Mountain region!
Matthew’s fabulous gowns often include intricate embroidery and beadwork, and are known for their architectural structure, classic beauty, and old Hollywood glamour. These designer wedding gowns have quickly become favorites for hundreds of brides throughout Colorado.
Matthew will share with us his entire 2013 wedding gown collection, as well as favorites from past collections. He will be here helping each bride find the perfect gown to complete her own wedding day look.
Make an appointment today to visit Little White Dress during our Matthew Christopher Trunk Show, March 15-17, 2013. Appointments are being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, so be sure to reserve your spot soon! Call 303-814-8972 for an appointment.
Here’s a peek at a few of the Matthew Christopher wedding dresses available during our Matthew Christopher Trunk Show. We have a feeling you’re going to fall madly in love with Matthew Christopher!
“I want people to remember how beautiful the bride was, not what a beautiful dress the bride wore.” – Carlos Ramirez
Carlos Ramirez is the designer behind the beautiful and highly-sought-after wedding dress collection known as Liancarlo. Little White Dress is proud to exclusively offer his amazing gowns to brides in Colorado and throughout the Rocky Mountain region!
Liancarlo dresses are classic yet fresh, flirty yet romantic, and modern yet timeless. Ramirez, who oversees the complete orchestration of each gown from start to finish at his Miami atelier, includes special details and touches that make each dress a true work of art. In fact, two dresses in the new Fall 2013 collection feature a type of lace made by artisans in only one place in the world – the historic city of Lyon, France.
During the Liancarlo Trunk Show at Little White Dress, March 8-10, 2013, brides will have the opportunity to meet Carlos Ramirez and see the new Fall 2013 Liancarlo collection, as well as favorite dresses from past collections. Carlos Ramirez will be helping each bride find the perfect gown to complete her own wedding day look.
Make an appointment today to visit Little White Dress during our Liancarlo Trunk Show, March 8-10, 2013. Appointments are being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, so be sure to reserve your spot soon. Call 303-814-8972 for an appointment.
Here’s a look at a few of the Liancarlo MADE IN U.S.A. dresses available during our Liancarlo Trunk Show, March 8-10, 2013. Get ready to fall in love with Liancarlo!
With 45,000+ weddings in Colorado every year, and half of all engagements occurring between Christmas day and Valentine’s day – it’s officially “Bridal Season” at Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver. Brides from throughout Colorado, the entire Rocky Mountain Region, and the U.S.A., are visiting Little White Dress Bridal Shop to find their most amazing wedding gown. This year, brides are in for a special treat, and will have the opportunity to meet three renowned and leading bridal and fashion designers who will be visiting Little White Dress Bridal Shop during their trunk shows. Each designer will personally assist each bride in finding her perfect wedding gown from their new 2013 collections.
“It has always been my desire to create exquisite feminine clothing using the finest fabrics and precious details; to combine a vintage feeling with modern style. In 1994, with the partnership of my husband Guy Toley, we began. Over the years, it has been a joy to see our collections carried in the finest boutiques in the world. I have a very romantic vision of how fashion can enhance our beauty and indulge our dreams. I invite you to share that dream.” Claire Pettibone
“I take great care and pride in what I do, it’s part of who I am. My whole approach to art is how I approach fashion. I give myself the ability to play and experiment. My designs are what I am and who I am, and that is what a Liancarlo dress becomes as well – part of you.” Carlos Ramirez
“My 2013 collection is a celebration of the women who have inspired me throughout my career. Their stories and their influence is seen in the dramatic details, exquisite embroidery and stunning trains featured in my gowns. The excitement in a bride’s eyes the moment she sees herself dressed in the dress of her dreams is matched by my own.” Matthew Christopher
For more information, to see the new 2013 collections, to hear their amazing stories first hand, and to schedule an interview with Claire Pettibone, Carlos Ramirez/Liancarlo, and Matthew Christopher, please contact Cate Malone at 303-814-8972.
Since opening on January 5, 2008, Little White Dress Bridal Shop has become THE destination for brides in the entire region. Little White Dress provides a spacious, welcoming and attentive environment and brings a collection of couture wedding dress designers that were previously unavailable to Colorado brides. With bridal designers Anne Barge, Badgley Mischka, Claire Pettibone, Elizabeth Fillmore, Jenny Packham, Liancarlo, Matthew Christopher, Rivini, St. Pucchi, and more, Colorado brides will be treated to a fashion perspective that has simply not been available before without traveling to New York or California. For more information about Little White Dress Bridal Shop, please visit the boutique’s website at http://www.LWDBridal.com.
About Little White Dress Bridal Shop:
From its inception in 2008, Little White Dress’s mission has been to present Colorado brides with the finest selection of couture wedding dresses and unique accessories in a friendly, beautiful and pampered environment. Little White Dress specializes in bringing designers previously not available to Colorado brides, and in providing a spectacular selection of unique bridal accessories. Cate Malone and her wonderful bridal consultants LOVE being part of this special time in each bride’s life and it shows in everything they offer and in everything they do.
Little White Dress Bridal Shop is thrilled to be welcoming the one and only Claire Pettibone for our 2013 Claire Pettibone Trunk Show February 22-24!
Claire Pettibone has been designing her feminine, romantic, vintage-style wedding gowns for nearly a decade. But life changed for the wedding dress designer last May when the world learned that Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, got married, and that his bride, Priscilla Chan, wore Claire Pettibone’s “Sky Between the Branches” gown.
The excitement didn’t stop there. Claire Pettibone and the staff at Little White Dress Bridal Shop were surprised and ecstatic to learn after the wedding that the new Mrs. Zuckerberg, using a pseudonym, had actually visited Little White Dress and purchased her gown right here! The intricate, delicate dress that Priscilla Chan wore, as well as Claire Pettibone herself, were featured in worldwide news and style coverage, on television, in newspapers, and online in the days and weeks following the Zuckerberg wedding. We are honored to have been part of raising awareness of Claire Pettibone’s stunning designs to brides around the world.
Since the Facebook bride chose Claire Pettibone’s gown for her big day, life at Little White Dress has been different too. Brides travel from throughout Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region specifically for Claire Pettibone wedding dresses, which are only available in Colorado at Little White Dress Bridal Shop.
Despite her status as a celebrity wedding dress designer, Claire Pettibone is as focused as ever on making every bride look and feel her most beautiful. We are delighted that Claire will be helping LWD brides find their perfect dress in person during our trunk show February 22-24.
Meet the delightful and gifted Claire Pettibone and experience true paradise right here, right now, with her entire Spring 2013 “An Earthly Paradise” collection. Call us today to book an appointment at 303-814-8972.
Sneak Peak! “Olivia”gown from Claire Pettibone’s new “An Earthly Paradise” collection.
When Priscilla Chan bought her Claire Pettibone gown at Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver, LWD owner, Cate Malone, ended up in the Wall Street Journal!
Here’s the photograph (which ended up on the cover of People Magazine) that started it all. Priscilla Chan in her “Sky Between the Branches” gown by Claire Pettibone.