For so many brides who choose a Claire Pettibone gown, the dress is just “meant to be” and so often looks like it was made specifically with that woman in mind. It’s one of the many reasons why we adore Claire Pettibone and her truly extraordinary gowns. The Viola gown is that kind of dress for bride Cindy – it is just her.
Cindy was kind enough to chat with us about her new husband, her wedding, and finding her gown. We are absolutely delighted to share photos from her December Denver wedding – and we’re pretty sure they’ll give you a warm winter glow, they’re that pretty.
Do you want to meet and be styled by THE Claire Pettibone? Schedule an appointment for our Claire Pettibone trunk show at Little White Dress Bridal Shop, January 24th-26th, 2014. Call 303-814-8972 or go to www.lwdbridal.com to reserve your spot at our most popular trunk show of the year!
How did you and your husband meet? Where was your wedding?
My husband, Wilson, and I actually grew up next door to each other in Littleton! After I went off to college we lost touch for about 10 years, and then he found me on Facebook about a year and a half ago. We decided to meet for lunch… and then stayed for an 8 hour lunch! Seriously, we sat there for 8 hours. :) He is in the Air Force (stationed in North Dakota) and I was in Graduate school until recently out in California, so most of our relationship has been long distance. Our wedding was at the Eisenhower Chapel at Lowry, and the Reception was at the Soiled Dove Underground. It was on December 14th, on a perfect warm winter day.
How did you choose the Viola gown by Claire Pettibone?
I had come across the Viola dress on Pinterest originally, and then looked it up on Claire Pettibone’s website. I was immediately drawn to the illusion back, the gorgeous lace details and the silhouette of the satin. It was actually the first dress I tried on at Little White Dress! I knew I wanted a Claire Pettibone, and even though I tried on quite a few of them, I kept coming back to Viola! It was just perfect with my hair and skin, and the vintage theme of our wedding. I am a botanical illustrator myself, so the floral lace details were exactly what I was looking for. I still can’t get over what a work of art my dress is, Claire is truly a visionary! I am SO IN LOVE with my dress. I could not have been happier with Viola!
My experience at the Little White Dress was excellent! I came during the Claire Pettibone trunk show and had Talia as my wedding stylist. Talia was so helpful, super fun, encouraging and patient! She made me feel comfortable and at ease with trying on dresses. She let me take my time and re-try dresses; I never felt rushed or pushed. Talia took excellent measurements, and helped me to get a rush order, as my wedding was coming up quickly. My dress fit so well when it did come in, and I only had to have a few, very small alterations. Talia recommended seamstress Donna Savoy, and she did a lovely job with the subtle alterations. I felt like my Viola dress was “my” dress; exactly made for my body. I am so happy and incredibly satisfied with my experience at Little White Dress Bridal Shop! Thank you.
If you had to choose your favorite memory of your wedding day, what would it be?
I am still in shock about how well our wedding day went! So many great moments! But… My favorite moment of the wedding day was a surprise from my new husband at our reception at the Soiled Dove. Wilson surprised me by playing the guitar and singing me a song at our reception!!! I had no idea!!!! After we ate, he appeared with his guitar and had set up a spotlight and everything. He sang, “So In Love,” by Cole Porter. It was romantic and sweet and unbelievable! We had candlelight set by deep purple and amber colored glass, and it was just the most lovely ambiance. His handsome face lit by candlelight, his strong voice, and his bravery to sing to me in front of all our guests all form a special memory I will never forget. I am so blessed with a very talented and loving husband!
Little White Dress Bridal Shop is starting the year out with some fabulous news: we are a 2014 winner of The Knot’s Best of Weddings award! This is our fourth year in a row as a Best of Weddings pick, thanks to brides who have given us glowing reviews on The Knot. Cheers to making 2014 our best year yet at Little White Dress!
As 2013 comes to a close, we are reminiscing on a fabulous, busy, inspiring year at Little White Dress Bridal Shop. As always, so much of our inspiration to be our best and to work hard every day comes from our brides themselves. It is so rewarding to help every single bride find her own wedding gown, and the icing on the wedding cake for us is to see photos from our brides’ special day. Seeing how her vision comes together and how the gown fits into and often informs that vision always makes us smile. In 2013 we saw so many absolutely beautiful, unique, and touching weddings from our brides, and we have so enjoyed sharing a selection of those photos with you throughout the year. Even though it’s nearly impossible to narrow down our favorites, there are several weddings that definitely stand out in our minds this year.
As we share a selection of the top LWD weddings of 2013 (in no particular order), we want to thank ALL of our brides, our friends and family for making 2013 far and away our best year yet!
One of our most special brides of the year, Milena flew to Denver from her home in Sao Paolo, Brazil just to find her Jenny Packham ‘Azalea’ gown at Little White Dress. We loved getting to know Milena and wish we could have taken her up on the invitation to attend her wedding in Brazil! Luckily, she sent us photos of their sparkling, art-filled wedding, and seeing them was like being transported to a warm Brazilian evening.
3. Abby and Kristofer’s Vail Winter Wonderland
When we first saw photos of Abby and Kristofer’s winter wonderland wedding, we immediately fell in love with the romance of their day. That picture of the couple hand-in-hand in the falling snow: be still my heart! Abby’s choice of a glittering blush ball gown by Liancarlo seemed a little like destiny: that dress looks like it was made for a snowy mountain wedding.
4. Jordan and Austin’s Classic Castle Pines Wedding
We were absolutely honored when Jordan Elway, daughter of Denver legend John Elway, came to Little White Dress to find her wedding gown, the delicate Sofia gown by Matthew Christopher. Unsurprisingly, her wedding at the Castle Pines Golf Club was the picture of perfection down to every detail, and unsurprisingly it was as down-to-earth and beautiful as she is.
Studio JK Photography
5. Suzanne and Anthony’s Colorado Mountain Beauty
Suzanne knew from the start that the Beauty gown by Claire Pettibone was the only gown for her colorful Crested Butte wedding. We can’t imagine her very special gown looking any more perfect – for the bride AND for the setting. Seeing her wedding made us fall in love with Colorado and with weddings, all over again.
James Michael Lang Photography
6. Megan and Carl’s African Desert Adventure
Playing a small part in Megan and Carl’s incredible story was truly one of the highlights of the year. After meeting and falling in love while they were both Peace Corps Volunteers in the African country of Namibia, Megan and Carl decided years later – and after their love story took them through several countries and states – that Namibia was the only place that felt right to start their marriage. Megan’s Jenny Packham Eden gown fit the touching, intimate, adventure-filled occasion beautifully.
Dror Eyal Photography
Cheers to ALL our incredible Little White Dress brides! We can’t wait to see what 2014 brings!
We adore every detail of this wedding, from Caitlin’s blue shoes to the beautiful ceremony setting to the absolutely stunning florals by Cori Cook. Topped off by perfect photos by IN Photography. Congratulations to Little White Dress bride Caitlin and her new husband!