For most of the day we were at Pier 94, which is where many designers show their collections. We heard someone say that walking through the Pier is like “Bridal Christmas,” and that is really the best way to describe it. There are rows and rows of gowns and accessories from dozens and dozens of designers – SO many beautiful things to look at! But with our goals and priorities in mind (and a very organized schedule!), we were able to focus throughout the day on what our brides are going to love most.
The entrance to Pier 94 (also known as “Bridal Christmas”!)
First off, we saw the stunning runway show of one of our favorite designers, Claire Pettibone. Colorado brides are going to LOVE her new collection (called “Still Life” after beautiful Old World paintings).
Claire Pettibone’s runway show included a runway covered in ombre rose petals, great music, and THE most beautiful collection of gowns.
We all agree that this is our favorite Claire Pettibone collection yet!
At our one-on-one appointment with Claire Pettibone after the runway show, we had a really tough time narrowing down which gowns to carry at Little White Dress, but we know we picked THE most amazing dresses for our brides.
One of our new Claire Pettibone gowns! We can’t wait to show you the rest!
The LWD ladies with Claire Pettibone after she showed us each and every gown from her new collection.
Then, we had some inspiring and beautiful appointments with designers that we don’t currently have at Little White Dress. And…. we have some very exciting news to announce in the coming days! Today we picked up not one, but TWO incredible bridal gown designers that are new to Colorado (AND an accessories line that we’re really excited about!)!
The first designer that is new to Colorado and the Little White Dress collection is a young yet established talent with breathtaking gowns that are accessible to many brides. We know that our brides are going to fall in love with these sparkling and flattering gowns!
Here is just a preview of what’s to come with one of our new designers.
The second new addition is a designer who is known all around the world, who has dressed celebrity after celebrity for the red carpet, and who has what we’ve heard described as “Sure to be the most talked about collection of this Bridal Fashion Week.” Each and every gown is handmade to perfection. From the fabrics to the beading to the fit, construction, and style, these gowns are the definition of couture quality and design. We are so thrilled to bring these gowns to Colorado brides, and we know that our brides will just melt over this beautiful collection. Stay tuned for our big announcement! In the meantime, any guesses?
Just a hint about our BIG new designer: all these celebrities and many more have worn this designer on the red carpet! Any guesses?
Bridal Market has officially kicked off! We arrived in New York last night and have already had an eventful first day. This afternoon, after spending the morning near home base in the East Village, we threw on our heels and headed uptown for our first runway show, by a designer we are considering bringing to Little White Dress. (Trust us, many more details and photos to come if we do decide to add this world-renowned designer to our collection!)
The highlight of the day was Jenny Packham‘s 25th anniversary runway show and reception. To say it was beyond beautiful is an absolute understatement. Just to give you an idea of what it was like, one of The Knot’s editors wrote afterward, “I just cried at the Jenny Packham fashion show. This is one of the top 5 prettiest things I’ve ever seen in my life.”
The whole collection left us speechless: lots of shimmering, intricate beading, some gorgeous blush and light taupe options, and every detail displaying the elegant beauty we have come to expect from one of the world’s most sought-after designers. Every gown was truly a work of art. Here is a quick peek of a few of the absolutely stunning beaded gowns we saw from Jenny Packham.
After the show was a reception to celebrate Jenny Packham’s 25th anniversary as a designer. We caught up with Jenny, who stopped to say hi and chat with us about her new collection. (She even gave us the scoop on which gown from her new collection she thinks is going to be BIG in the bridal world. More on that later!)
Scenes from the Jenny Packham show and reception, including the LWD ladies after the show and LWD owner Cate with Jenny Packham. Congratulations on another beautiful collection, Jenny!
Tomorrow we’re headed to see a long list of amazing designers at Pier 94, where many top designers show their collections. Not to miss on tomorrow’s schedule: Claire Pettibone‘s runway show! So much more to come, including lots more details and pictures of the unbelievable stunning new collection by Jenny Packham.
This time of year in the bridal fashion industry feels like a birthday, New Year’s Eve, and the 4th of July all at the same time. As we prepare for all our buying decisions at Bridal Market in New York each October, we are literally counting the days until we get to experience the sheer joy, delight, excitement, and adventure that IS the celebration of all things bridal fashion at Market. We carefully consider our stylish brides’ every desire as we meet with our current designers and potential designers and see their new collections, with gorgeous runway shows and parties all thrown into the mix. As we eagerly anticipate a VERY busy upcoming trip to New York, we hope you’ll enjoy a few of our favorite moments from last year’s Bridal Market!
Claire Pettibone’s runway show was drop dead gorgeous, as usual!
Rivini’s modern romantic gowns were beautiful at their show at the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater.
Glimpses of New York City’s charms between shows, Randy sightings, and the occasional glass of champagne during an appointment – don’t mind if we do!
Jenny Packham’s runway show was stunning in every way!
Red-carpet worthy gowns at the Badgley Mischka showroom.
Matthew Christopher’s runway show took the cake for the most fun place to be on a Monday morning!
What better way to toast the end of Bridal Market with a gorgeous gala hosted by The Knot at the iconic New York Public Library? Cheers to another successful Bridal Market!
Stay tuned as we tell you about all our preparations for this year’s bridal market! We know it’s going to be our best market yet. And don’t forget to check in with Little White Dress Bridal Shop on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram October 10th – 15th for live coverage from New York and in the days following for a full recap of all the fabulous details!
Please join us for StudioWed’s Fall Wedding Soiree!
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
You are cordially invited to enjoy an evening of wedding inspiration, table designs and decor ideas at StudioWed Denver as you mingle with expert wedding professionals. Sample savory bites, sip champagne and enjoy delectable desserts. All brides and grooms will receive a fabulous swag bag. This is a complimentary event open to all engaged couples, their family and friends. Click here (or on the photo above) to register.
She says, “When considering a wedding gown, my advice is to choose something that moves you, that makes you feel happy and your most beautiful, that you know will melt your soon-to-be spouse’s heart.”
With such wonderful advice coming from the designer of some of the world’s most unique and beautiful wedding gowns, it’s no wonder that brides, blogs, and magazines can’t get enough of Claire Pettibone. In fact, Claire was also recently featured on the crème de la crème of wedding blogs, Style Me Pretty. They teamed up with ultra-talented photographer Elizabeth Messina for a glimpse of Claire’s life, love, and new showroom (nicknamed “The Castle”!). Take a look at this gorgeous feature.
Images from Claire Pettibone’s feature on Style Me Pretty
It’s no secret that Claire Pettibone – and her delicate and feminine, yet statement-making dresses – are a hot commodity these days. As the only bridal store in Colorado to carry Claire Pettibone gowns, Little White Dress Bridal Shop has loved being a part of the buzz surrounding this incredible (not to mention genuinely nice!) designer.
In 2012 we were delighted when Priscilla Chan – wife of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg – traveled to Denver from California to find her Claire Pettibone Sky Between the Branches gown at Little White Dress. But Priscilla isn’t the only bride who has made a special trip to come see us: we’ve had brides come all the way from Alaska, London, and even Hong Kong to find their Claire Pettibone gowns at Little White Dress!
Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg on their wedding day