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Sep

17

2014

Bridal Accessories · Designers Carried by LWD in Denver · Fashion · Get to Know

Get to Know Emmy London Shoes

By now you may have heard that Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver carries wedding shoes. What you may not know yet is that these aren’t just any wedding shoes! They are some of the most exquisite, unique, and expertly crafted wedding shoes available in the world. We make a point to carry only the most talented designers at Little White Dress, and that goes for our shoe designers too. When we came across Emmy London, not only did we absolutely fall in love with the shoes, but we were also enchanted by the designer, oh-so-charmlingly-British Emmy Scarterfield. It’s really no wonder that she’s a favorite shoe designer of Kate Middleton, Claire Pettibone, and Charlie Brear.

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Emmy said, ‘I’ve always had a passion for shoes. I grew up in Somerset and my village was home to super brand ‘Mulberry’, so to launch my own luxury label didn’t seem that unrealistic. One of my first memories is of putting wooden building blocks in my socks to create instant high heels!’

Following her degree at the prestigious Cordwainers College, Emmy worked for five years in Italy for some of top names in accessories including Bottega Veneta and Georgio Armani.

‘When I worked in Italy I was in a really fortunate position to work with the factory that make Manolo Blahnik shoes. The craftsmanship and accuracy of their work has always inspired me to raise the bar.’

Emmy Scarterfield, designer of Emmy London shoes

Emmy Scarterfield, designer of Emmy London shoes

On her return to the UK she set her sights high on her own luxury brand and as her friends started getting married, spotted a gap in the market for beautiful, elegant and feminine bridal shoes and brought her unique creative vision to the luxury wedding market. The Emmy brand has since gone from strength to strength, and after 10 years is considered to lead the way in this niche market.

The brand has received huge support from the Press, regularly receiving editorial in all the top bridal publications, from bloggers worldwide and in recent years in the mainstream Press – Emmy was recently tipped as one of the five rising stars in London as part of an article titled ‘Bespoke is the new luxury’ in The Observer.

The Duchess of Cambridge in Emmy London shoes

The Duchess of Cambridge in Emmy London shoes

Emmy uses vintage inspired lasts, heels and the best Spanish and Italian leathers to create classic, timeless pieces for every occasion from the perfect wedding shoes to the most comfortable courts, to show stopping party shoes. ‘My inspiration never really comes from shoes! Although I have a collection of vintage shoes that I just to base some of my last shapes on, I’m really drawn to architecture, I love the structure of windows and doors and the repetition of tiling. Plus jewellery and insects play a big part in the detailing.’

Emmy Scarterfield fitting a bride during an Emmy London trunk show at the Claire Pettibone Flagship Salon in Los Angeles {image via Love My Dress}

Emmy Scarterfield fitting a bride during an Emmy London trunk show at the Claire Pettibone Flagship Salon in Los Angeles {image via Love My Dress}

These gorgeous designs are created for you by top craftsmen in our dedicated workshop, using skills passed down the generations to produce Emmy’s complex designs perfectly each time. Emmy’s signature hand beaded decorations add a touch of decadent luxury. Swarovski crystal, Mother of Pearl shell and silk satins are used to embellish the shoes and create stunning and unique accessories.

Each shoe is hand finished with Emmy’s gorgeous branding and a Swarovski crystal on the sole, brides often choose a blue crystal for their traditional something blue. Shoes and hair decorations are packaged like presents with Emmy’s signature ribbon and crystal boxes, with a shoe bag and care card included to help you keep your shoes looking perfect for years to come.

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Emmy London shoes are available in Colorado only at Little White Dress Bridal Shop, one of only three salons in the United States to carry Emmy shoes. Schedule an appointment to find your very own pair of Emmy London wedding (or Mother of the Bride!) shoes! Call 303-814-8972 or visit our website

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Sep

5

2014

Bridal Accessories · Designers Carried by LWD in Denver

Order Wedding Shoes Directly from Little White Dress!

Did you know? You can order shoes directly from Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver, Colorado, and we will ship them directly to you, anywhere in the United States! Visit our shoes page to see all the styles available and for information on ordering your Emmy London shoes or your Freya Rose shoes from Little White Dress! Which ones will you choose to wear on your wedding day?

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Aug

2

2014

Bridal Accessories · Fashion · Updates

BIG NEWS! Wedding Shoes are Now at Little White Dress!

BIG NEWS: We now have shoes! Find your gorgeous, unique, designed-in-London wedding shoes at Little White Dress!

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Jul

16

2013

Bridal Accessories · Fashion · Photo Shoot

Soft and Pretty {Styled Shoot by Meghan Savage Photography}

The Grant-Humphreys Mansion, built in 1902 for Colorado’s third governor, was the perfect setting to showcase the light, ethereal, and subtly glamorous style of wedding gowns by Claire Pettibone and Jenny Packham. We are thrilled to share the beautiful images from Meghan Savage Photography of this soft and pretty styled shoot with gowns and accessories from Little White Dress Bridal Shop.

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Gowns: ‘Mystere’ by Claire Pettibone; ‘Dentelle’ by Jenny Packham; ‘Thalia’ by Claire Pettibone

Accessories: Maria Elena Headpieces, Claire Pettibone, Paris by Debra Moreland

Photography: Megan Savage Photography

Hair: Lauren Arnke (The Parlour Lodo)

Makeup: Gennipher Sharp-Sjodin

Model: Julia Willetts (Donna Baldwin)

Venue: Grant-Humphrey’s Mansion

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Jun

10

2013

Bridal Accessories · Fashion · Featured Brides · Just Married!

Real LWD Bride: Abby’s Winter Wonderland Wedding

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Abby and Kristofer’s March 9th wedding at Vail Cascade Resort looks like it’s straight out of a fairytale, thanks in part to the beautiful snowfall that graced their big day. There’s just something so romantic about a wedding in freshly fallen snow.

Abby embraced the setting with perfect style on her wedding day. She looked gorgeous in a blush-colored ball gown adorned with sparkling embroidered flowers, by Liancarlo. Luxe and heirloom accessories topped off her personalized look. We chatted with Abby about how she chose such a unique gown and about how all the details came together to create the perfect winter wonderland wedding.

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002Vail Cascade Resort Wedding Devo Photography LLC

003Vail Cascade Resort Wedding Devo Photography LLC

How did you choose your wedding gown? Tell us about the process of finding your gown and about your experience at Little White Dress.

In the beginning of my search it seemed like I would never have that “Say Yes to the Dress” moment.  I had a style in mind, but I was open to trying anything and everything on.  The first time I had tried on dresses was in Los Angeles with my sister, Maggie, at a sample boutique.  My mother had recently passed away and Maggie wanted me to get the overwhelming emotions out while she was with me.  I couldn’t commit to anything that early and started my serious gown search in Denver.  I visited a few boutiques looking for something without much detail and maybe one shouldered with a dropped waist.  Through the many gowns I had tried on I had only really found what I did NOT want: strapless, tulle, flowers, and sparkle.

It was only then that I had received a postcard in the mail from LWD and made an appointment.  I grabbed a couple of my bridesmaids and hit the Highlands for brunch and more gown hunting.  The moment we walked in we all ran over to this gorgeous Liancarlo dress in the window and demanded it be stripped from the mannequin so I could try it on.  Of course it was strapless with a big tulle skirt, covered in lace flowers and crystals.  I tried it on first of the 10 or 12 dresses I liked and fell in love.  No other dresses I tried on compared to the Liancarlo masterpiece.  I spent the next 30 minutes twirling around the store like a school girl in love!  My consultant was terrific, playing along with us and commenting on how happy I looked in that dress.  She couldn’t have been more right!

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011Vail Cascade Resort Wedding Devo Photography LLC

Your Liancarlo gown looks absolutely magical in your wedding day’s snowy setting. Did you choose your gown with the mountain weather and setting in mind?

I did!  I loved that the color was so different than any other gown I had seen before and thought it would pop against Vail’s snowy backdrop.  It felt so romantic and I thought it would be perfect for our black tie theme.  The decadent tulle and crinoline skirt was weighted perfectly so it walked beautifully and moved like a dream for photos.  I could not believe how lucky I was that I found such a perfect gown for the setting.

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031Vail Cascade Resort Wedding Devo Photography LLC

Your accessories – from the hairpiece to the veil, the fur, and those amazing shoes – complement the dress without being overwhelming. How did you decide what would look best with such a unique gown?

When I originally tried on the dress my consultant placed a thin, infinity symbol crystal belt around the seam at the waist.  That was the tipping point on knowing that this was MY dress.  It was ordered that day! When my dress arrived at LWD I tried it on with a simple fingertip length veil.  The veil completed the look and made it decidedly bridal.

The gown with the belt was quite a statement on its own so I decided to keep everything else simple and classic: from the vintage-style, velvet pump that had all the romance and drama fitting of the big day, to the hairpiece, which I found on Etsy.com with the help of my hairdresser, Annette (who was also a bridesmaid). My sisters gave my Swarovski drop crystal earrings to me as a wedding gift and they accented the gown perfectly.

The fur was actually a gift from my father to my mother around the time I was born.  I figured there would be no more perfect of an opportunity to rock it than at my wedding.  I was right!

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023Vail Cascade Resort Wedding Devo Photography LLC

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How did you feel in your dress on your wedding day?

I was with my three sisters when I was putting the gown on and it took all three of their support to make it happen. When I finally looked in the mirror I was overjoyed with the way the gown fit and impressed with how the whole look came together. It hit me just then that I was a bride! It was then that my sister Emily handed me my mother’s floor length fur coat and the look was totally complete: Romantic, black tie, Vail wedding. Perfect! I felt like an ice princess twirling around in the falling snow behind the chapel before the ceremony.  I have never felt more beautiful than I did on that day.

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048Vail Cascade Resort Wedding Devo Photography LLC

049Vail Cascade Resort Wedding Devo Photography LLC

What is your advice for brides looking for their wedding gown?

Don’t be caught up in one style!  You have probably been dreaming of your gown your whole life but you never know where the perfect dress is hiding and what it might look like.  I can guarantee you that Little White Dress has something hiding in the wings that will surprise you :)

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Thank you, Abby, for sharing your gorgeous wedding with us! Many thanks to Devo Photography for sharing photos of Abby and Kristofer’s beautiful day!

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