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.
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!
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.
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!
Boulder brides will fall in love with Claire Pettibone‘s new collection of graceful, poetic, bohemian wedding dresses priced under $3,000! Available for the first time in Colorado and only at Little White Dress Bridal Shop, the Romantique collection is made in the United States (in Los Angeles, to be exact) and is perfect for brides looking for a no-fuss beautiful dress. Romantique gowns are a little Moroccan villa, a touch English garden – timeless with a vintage vibe – and ideal for settings from a beach to a mountaintop to a barn and everything in between.
Experience Claire Pettibone’s Romantique collection at an exclusive trunk show November 6th-9th. Brides attending the trunk show have the opportunity to meet and be styled by the designer herself. Appointments are almost filled, so call 303-814-8972 now to schedule yours!
Feather-inspired beading on beautiful new Emmy London shoes
One of our favorite parts of Bridal Fashion Week? Picking out the new shoes, jewelry, veils, and accessories for Little White Dress! This season we loved seeing all the new collections from designers Emmy London, Freya Rose, Maria Elena Headpieces, Twigs & Honey, Blossom Veils, and more. And we’re bringing the best of them back to Little White Dress. After all, the finishing touches are one of the most fun ways to make your wedding day look special and unique, just like you!
Take a look at some of our favorite accessories moments from Bridal Fashion Week in New York, and stop by Little White Dress soon to see a selection of these pretty little things in store!
Emmy London = shoe heaven!
The palest mint suede and gold detailing by Emmy London
Delicate crystals and mother of pearl on a hair comb by Maria Elena Headpieces
The statement necklace to end all statement necklaces, by Maria Elena Headpieces
Gorgeous gold sparkling flowers by Maria Elena Headpieces
A beautiful silver flower headpiece by Twigs & Honey
Twigs & Honey headpieces to fit every bridal style
Subtle gold shimmering shoes by Freya Rose
Rose gold is a new favorite, shown here on a veil by Blossom Veils