Jaw-dropping Colorado scenery? Check. A sweet-as-can-be bride in the prettiest lace Anne Barge gown? Check. Rustic elegance at its absolute best? Check and check. Jenna and Ben’s gorgeous fall wedding at the picturesque T Lazy 7 Ranch in Aspen really has it all. Everyone here at Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver, where lovely bride Jenna found her gown and accessories, is seriously enamored with the photos by Megan Newton Photography from this quintessentially Colorado mountain wedding.
Jenna’s wedding day look is the perfect example of how to accessorize an already-fabulous gown to truly make it your own. With the addition of a delicate floral sash by Kitty Mae Millinery (which looks like it could have been passed down from an heirloom trousseau) and a simple yet striking full-length veil by Love Veils & Accessories, Jenna’s layered lace sweetheart neckline gown with a blush underlay by Anne Barge is elevated to unforgettable.
Wishing a lifetime of happiness to Jenna and Ben, and many thanks to Megan Newton for sharing their beautiful photos!
Do you love Jenna’s Anne Barge gown and accessories by Love Veils and Kitty Mae? Schedule your appointment at Little White Dress to find your own wedding gown and accessories! Call 303-814-8972 or visit our website.
Many brides in the midst of wedding planning chaos daydream about eloping to a warm, romantic locale. Fair warning – Courtney’s wedding may make you drop everything and do just that. Courtney and her husband Aaron chose the jaw-dropping gorgeous Greek town of Oia on the island of Santorini as the setting for their intimate celebration. Inspired by the blue waters of Santorini, Courtney wore the beautiful Claire Pettibone Iris gown from Little White Dress, a light and ethereal gown with hints of sparkling blue embroidery adorning the gown’s delicate lace overlay. We had a chance to hear more from Courtney about her breathtaking wedding and the serendipitous way she found her gown. Now excuse us while we go daydream about hopping on a flight to Greece!
Please tell us about your beautiful wedding! What made you and your husband decide to get married in Greece?
My husband, Aaron, and I are high school sweethearts and dated for 12 years before we decided to get married so there were a lot of people that have been there for us throughout our relationship. We wanted to have a smaller wedding and with my large family and all of our friends, it would have been incredibly challenging to decide on a small guest list. We decided to choose where we wanted to have our honeymoon and elope with the help of two of our best friends. We choose a town called Oia on Santorini, one of the Greek islands. We got married in an intimate ceremony at sunset on a cliff facing the caldera, and it was everything we could have hoped for and more. The ceremony was beautifully done in Greek and in English, but one of my favorite parts was participating in the crowning tradition. Two wedding crowns were placed on our heads and our friends interchanged them three times to seal our union. The crowns are joined by a ribbon and symbolize the establishment of us as the King and Queen of our home, which is to be ruled with wisdom, justice and integrity.
How did you choose your wedding dress? Were you specifically looking for a Claire Pettibone gown?
It was quite serendipitous, actually. When we first got engaged I started perusing wedding designers and dresses online. Once I saw Claire Pettibone‘s newest collection, I was in love and determined to find the Iris gown. I was looking for Denver bridal shops that carried Claire Pettibone gowns and discovered that Little White Dress, which was six blocks from our house, not only carried the gowns but was having a trunk show for Claire’s newest collection and Claire would be attending! There were so many beautiful gowns, but nothing compared to Iris. The lace detail was stunning, it was light enough for our Santorini setting and there was the smallest hint of light blue in some of the stitching which played beautifully off of the crystal clear waters of Oia.
Do you have any advice for brides in the process of choosing their wedding dress?
It was helpful for me to narrow it down to one designer whose esthetic I fell in love with. I can be indecisive and if I would have tried on a hundred dresses from various designers in different silhouettes I would have never been able to make a decision. It sounds cliche, but when I put on my dress, I just knew it was the right one.
Do you love Courtney’s destination wedding style? A wonderful selection of Claire Pettibone gowns, including the Iris gown, are available year round at Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver, Colorado. Call 303-814-8972 or visit our website to schedule your appointment!
From the warmth of the sun, smiles, and details of their day, it’s clear that Tara and Daniel’s wedding at the Westin Riverfront Resort at Beaver Creek Mountain was an inviting, cozy celebration of love. We adore the little luxe goodies sprinkled throughout the day – the care taken with Tara’s lace Robert Bullock Bride gown (We always give brides white gloves when they pick up their gown for this very purpose! After all, your wedding dress is special and should be handled as such!), her glittery Jimmy Choos, those super rich florals, and yummy treats that make guests feel welcome.
Do you love Tara’s Robert Bullock Bride gown? Visit Little White Dress for a wonderful selection of Robert Bullock’s beautiful, well-made, and incredibly well-priced wedding gowns! Schedule your appointment by calling 303-814-8972 or by visiting our website.
Annie and Ryan’s wedding may look like it’s pulled from the pages of The Secret Garden, and not just because of their Colorado Springs venue – which is actually named Secret Garden. Every detail, from the wreath-adorned chairs to the market lighting to Annie’s delicate Jenny Packham Dentelle gown, are the absolutely picture of organic beauty. The light-filled photos by Cassidy Brooke Photography only enhance the naturally gorgeous feeling, warmth, and love of the day. It’s no surprise that this easy-going yet completely refined wedding was featured recently on Wedding Sparrow!
Congratulations to Annie and Ryan! And many thanks to Cassidy Brooke Photography for these beautiful images.
Do you love Annie’s Jenny Packham gown? A large selection of Jenny Packham gowns are always available at Little White Dress. Call 303-814-8972 or visit our website to schedule your appointment to find your very own Jenny Packham gown!
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!