With a completely full appointment book for the Claire Pettibone Trunk Show, LWD was buzzing with excitement, “It’s The ONE!” wedding dress anticipation, overwhelming amounts of ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ from admiring friends & family…and SO many favorite Claire gowns!
Here are just a few of the gorgeous gowns that our brides picked as THEIR most amazing wedding gown this weekend, paired with fabulous matching accessories by Love Veils, Maria Elena and many more!
Claire Pettibone's Luna with a Maria Elena headpiece
Claire Pettibone's Cassandra with a Veil Trends hair piece
Claire Pettibone's Constance with a Love Veil
Claire Pettibone's Lydia with a Love Veils headpiece in Minneapolis
Little White Dress Bridal Shop was recently selected as the exclusive home of Justina McCaffrey’s Haute Couture Bridal Collection in Colorado, so we’re through-the-roof thrilled to host our first-ever Justina McCaffrey Trunk Show this month, July 11-24th!
Described by Conde Nast Traveler as “a riot of swirling white silk,” Justina McCaffrey designs are perfect for the bride who wishes for a romantic dress that exudes an air of tradition, simplicity and elegance. On the runway, Justina has continually launched a high-art blend of movement and silk. Her vision of beauty and grace shine through in a magical way, presenting each bride with a blend of her own Prince Charming, a touch of Alice in Wonderland and a dash of Disney’s Fantasia.
On July 23 and July 24th, Justina HERSELF will be here to help brides find their own, perfect, fabulous and AMAZING wedding gown from her collection. Make your appointment today to meet the designer, shop the collection…and find The One!
As seen in Martha Stewart Weddings, our Justin Alexander (style 9665) radiates pure bow beauty with a crystal embellished bust-line bow. This looks fantastic on smaller busts to provide balance and subtle bling.
Our Justin Alexander 9665, as seen on page 120 in the current Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine
In store, we have SO MANY options for adding bows and accessorizing with bows to perfectly AMP up your special occasion outfit and wedding day look! See the below options, then make your appointment to bow-tique yourself!
Maria Elena Bracelet - Style 4057 with Satin Bow
Sondra Roberts Clutch - Style R47809B Satin Bow Purse
You're invited to our William & Kate Wedding Date Party!
This party is early, yes, but it’s going to be FAB!
When: April 29, 2011
Where: Little White Dress Bridal Shop, 3420 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, CO 80211
Beginning at 6:30am, we’ll be watching live coverage of the Royal Wedding and warmly invite all of our brides, friends, family and industry peers to join us for the fabulous celebration!
Channel 2/Fox 31 and Channel 9 will be here filming LIVE broadcasts at 6:15am, 6:45am, 7:15am, 7:45am, 8:15am and 8:45am. This is an event NOT to be missed!
We’ll be serving assorted breakfast pastries and quiches, scones & jam, tea sandwiches, crumpets & English tea…AND to top it off, everyone who comes will be crowned with a bejeweled TIARA – it’s mandatory to watch the wedding in style!
Call us at 303.814.8972 to let us know you’re coming – we KNOW it’s early, but we’re going to have FUN and look forward to seeing you!
April 9-11, 2011 in NYC was THE place to be for the latest bridal fashions and trends!
And before we get into the FABULOUS details, you must know this: LWD has SO much in store for brides in the coming months, so JUST WAIT until you see the new collections by Justina McCaffrey (um, she’s the cutest thing ever!), Anaiss On Weddings and – yes, say it ain’t so – the one and only Badgley Mischka! Also to come? More stunning jewelry and beautiful hair ornaments by Paris by Debra Moreland and Maria Elena Headpieces, and fab handbags by Sondra Roberts. June-September will be an exciting time with all of the new arrivals!
So, back to telling you about Bridal Market last week…!!!
Unlike the Bridal Market (called “Market” in the wedding industry) that takes place every October in New York, April’s Market is much quieter, yet – fortunately for us – SO MANY fabulous gown and accessory designers were on hand throughout the city, from the Wedding Channel Couture Show at the Intercontinental Barclay to New York International Bridal Week at Pier 94, the designer showrooms on 7th Avenue, and ultra sophisticated Essex House.
The more relaxed, intimate vibe of April’s Market is super conducive to spending quality time with each designer. Pier 94 tends to centralize designers in one location so that buyers (like LWD!) don’t have to travel all over the city to get things done. Thank you New York International Bridal Week at Pier 94!
Accessories:Crystal, sequined and floral sashes and belts remain a super popular bridal fashion trend with most bridal gown designers including sashes in their new collections. (Wait until you see the Badgley Mischka sashes that we’ll have in store…STUNNING!) From
fascinators to hats, and russian blushers to feathered flowers, designer accoutrements were in abundance! There will always be a special place in our hearts for the traditional veil, but alternatives continue to grow in popularity. Fancy New York’s new collection includes one-of-a-kind vintage bridal hats with netting and feathers. Some of New York’s finest millinery houses have even added vintage inspired couture bridal hats,
fascinators and retro headpieces to their collections.
Fancy New York Separates & Blusher
Bridal gowns: Over-the-top dresses with amazing, elaborate skirts for the fashion statement bride, and quite plain dresses with asymmetrical rusched bodices and no lace or beadwork for the keep-it-simple bride – both available in their own unique variations with most designers. Several dresses in the new collections balance these two extremes very nicely in modified mermaid or fit and flare silhouettes, with simple rusched bodices and stylized, beautiful skirts together in one dress. Head-to-toe slender lace silhouettes are still available and seem to
become more beautiful each season.
“Pick ups” on skirts continue to be a trend that is ending or has ended, and skirts now have softer drapings of fabrics or elaborate, statement features.
Ready-to-wear influences are noticeable in a more “relaxed” collection by some designers, including Fancy New York’s new bridal separates – mix-and-match skirts, blouses and sweater options – ideal for the unconventional, casual or 2nd/3rd time bride! (Recently featured in WWD!)
New gowns from St. Pucchi
Badgley Mischka gowns!
Claire Pettibone continues her MAGIC and presented a well-edited selection of five new gowns, three of which are priced under $2,650.
We look forward to showing you the results of April Market buying trip at LWD!
Here’s a look at our upcoming designer events:
May 20-29, 2011: Badgley Mischka Trunk Show at LWD! See the new collection straight off the runway
June 25-26, 2011: Sassi Holford English Tea Trunk Show at LWD! Kate Middleton visited Sassi’s shop in London several months ago!
July 11-24, 2011: Justina McCaffrey Trunk Show at LWD! Meet the designer of the number one best selling gowns at Kleinfeld 3 years in a row!
June-September: Stay tuned for MORE new arrivals from Paris, Maria Elena, Claire Pettibone, Anaiss on Weddings, Justina McCaffrey and Badgley Mischka!