Inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Alice in Wonderland, Becca and Ryan’s beautiful wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch is a true feast for the eyes. We love seeing creative, colorful weddings that show off the natural beauty of Colorado – and of course, we are smitten to see a dress that completely enhances the whole wedding vision. Becca chose the fantastic ‘Willow’ gown by Jenny Packham from Little White Dress Bridal Shop, and we agree that it was the perfect choice.
“Finding my dress is what really pulled everything together for me and helped me define our wedding,” Becca remembers. When she tried on “Willow” by Jenny Packham, she literally started shaking and crying. “It made me feel like myself and I knew it was my dress. It was perfect.” She describes the vintage inspired dress with its effortless graceful fabric, exposed back, and intricate beading as “natural and comfortable, not too structured or rigid.” Just like them. Just like their wedding.
Becca was kind enough to chat with us about her dress shopping experience and about her gorgeous wedding – and she included some of the BEST advice ever to brides currently in the process of looking for their wedding dress. Enjoy!
What did you have in mind for your wedding dress before you started shopping?
I approached the entire wedding planning process with an open mind. I did look through quite a few magazines for dress inspiration but found it hard to find a dress that I liked. I knew that I wanted a dress that was unique. Something that you couldn’t find just anywhere. I also knew that I wanted some type of sleeve and an open/sheer back. I had heard of Jenny Packham but absolutely fell in love after I tried on some of her dresses at your shop. They had the one of a kind look that I wanted and Willow was more fabulous than I could have ever envisioned.
What was your experience like at Little White Dress?
My experience at Little White Dress was perfect. I had heard great things about it from friends and put it on the top of my list to visit. The dress selection and large range of styles allowed me, as a bride, to try on many different styles in one appointment. The sales women that I worked with were kind, knowledgeable and encouraging. I thought that I had found my dress when I tried on Willow, but I wanted to cover all my bases and try on all the dresses that caught my eye. I was able to ship in 2 other Jenny Packham dresses that were not in your store. Although I went with my original love, that extra level of customer service made all the difference to me.
What is your advice to brides in the process of choosing their wedding dress?
When planning your wedding, there are so many opportunities to think about other people, but the dress is all about how you feel. Trust your instincts, choose a dress that makes you feel incredible, try not to listen to what everyone else thinks, and have fun.
Congratulations to Becca and Ryan!!! Many thanks to Becca and to Stacy Horn of JA Special Events for sharing the wedding, photos, and kind words with us!
A little rock & roll, a little glam luxe, and a seriously stunning bride: throw them together in a fabulous Vail setting, and you have the wedding of Rose and James. The pair married at The Arrabelle, a beautiful luxury hotel in the heart of Vail’s Lionshead Village. Fitting with her vintage glamorous look, Rose chose the perfectly suited Bijou gown by Matthew Christopher and a blusher by Love Veils from Little White Dress Bridal Shop.
Congratulations to Rose and James! Wishing you both a lifetime of love and great music together! Many thanks to Amanda Baker Photography for the photos.
Do you love Rose’s gown? Matthew Christopher himself will be at Little White Dress March 21st-23rd with his new Devotion collection. Don’t miss the chance to be styled by the spectacular designer and find your Old Hollywood-inspired wedding gown! Call 303-814-8972 or visit www.lwdbridal.com for your appointment.
Do you love Sara’s Liancarlo gown? Join us March 14th-16th for a Liancarlo trunk show at Little White Dress, where Liancarlo designer Carlos Ramirez will be assisting and styling brides! Schedule your appointment by visiting www.lwdbridal.com or call 303-814-8972.
Katelyn and Tom were married on August 31, 2013 at the gorgeous Ten Mile Station in Breckenridge, Colorado. Katelyn’s gown, ‘Devotion’ by Claire Pettibone from Little White Dress Bridal Shop, is a perfect match for the natural mountain setting of their soft and colorful wedding.
Thanks to Kerinsa Marie Photography for the lovely photos of their day! (And for sharing the world’s cutest flower girl and ring bearer with us!)
Do you want to meet and be styled by Claire Pettibone? The world famous designer of feminine, naturally beautiful gowns will be at Little White Dress for a trunk show of her new collection, plus favorites from seasons past, January 24th-26th! Please visit www.lwdbridal.com for more info.
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!