Valerie and Evan’s love story is part luck, part adventure – and entirely romantic. Valerie is from Denver and lived here when she went on a trip to tour wine country in Piedmont, Italy. While Valerie was in Italy she met Evan, a British expat who worked there at a winery. The two hit it off instantly and spent the week together. Valerie returned to Denver after her trip, and ended up moving to Italy to be with Evan nine months later. Evan proposed not long after, and the international couple started planning their wedding at a vineyard near their home in Piedmont. Ok, it’s official: Italy is the most romantic place in the world!
Fitting her classic and elegant style, Valerie chose the Sassi Holford ‘Jessica’ gown, paired with the Sassi Holford ‘Maisie’ shrug, both from Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver. Valerie wore the lace shrug for the ceremony, held in the barrel room of the winery, and went for bare shoulders in her chic gown during the al fresco reception. Her look is the perfect complement to the romantic, timeless setting.
Enjoy Valerie and Evan’s wedding! (And we won’t blame you if afterward you want to change your wedding plans to include an Italian location!)
Valerie’s Italy-based wedding coordinator, Extraordinary Weddings, asked Little White Dress for tips for brides traveling with their wedding gown. Are you planning a destination wedding? See our advice on their blog!
Bringing more of her Denver roots to her Italian wedding, Valerie chose Fleur Decor as her wedding florist. Valerie is friends with the owner of Fleur Decor, Kristi, who traveled to Italy for the celebration. The flowers were bought fresh from a local market the day before the wedding – and they turned out beautifully!
Says Valerie, “We had folks from all over the world in attendance, the US, Canada, the UK, Italy, and other parts of Europe. To signify the global attendance we did a distance marker. We’d purchsed a pupitre from a local sparkling producer. We had my dad make signs with mileage from every city where our guests came from – ironically Denver was 5280 miles away! The pupitre was set up outside with each sign hanging off a wine bottles. Fleur Décor decorated the structure with flowers.”
Do you love Valerie’s classically romantic wedding dress? Brides looking for timeless elegance are enamored with the designs of Sassi Holford, who has created wedding gowns for the British royal family. Don’t miss our Sassi Holford trunk show, March 27th-29th at Little White Dress!
Timeless, classic, and stylish are the best ways to describe Mindy and Casey’s October wedding at the Four Seasons in Vail, Colorado. We loved helping Misty choose her wedding day look, from her simply chic Sassi Holford ‘Jessica’ gown to her floral ‘Kayleigh’ sash by Sassi Holford and her dramatic ‘Sweethearts’ veil by Paris by Debra Moreland, all from Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver. It all looks so beautiful in every setting of the day: portraits in the rustic sunlit natural setting of the Vail Valley and in the village, and the celebrations at the luxury Four Seasons.
We’re just back in Denver after a whirlwind Bridal Fashion Week in New York, where bridal designers from around the world showed their new collections and where we at Little White Dress Bridal Shop picked out all the new gowns we’ll have in store next spring. We’ll be sharing lots more on our blog in the coming days, with in-depth coverage of all the fabulous runway shows and the latest collections. But for now we’re sharing a recap of our favorite gowns from Little White Dress’ lineup of talented designers.
We had hundreds and hundreds of gowns to choose from and we are so excited about the selection we’re bringing to our brides. Rather than choose gowns and accessories based on trends that may or may not stick around (Google “bridal crop top” for an example!), we are always focused on choosing the most stylish, timeless, and beautiful selection for all our brides – whether they’re getting married on the beach, ball room, or mountaintop, whether they’re traditional or more modern, and whether they have a $1,500 budget or a $15,000 budget.
With that – our top picks from Bridal Fashion Week!
Claire Pettibone’s Gothic Angel Collection
This gown from Claire Pettibone‘s stunning and unique Gothic Angel collection left our jaws on the floor. With shimmering metallic lace, the most delicate sleeves, and just the right amount of embellishment at the waist, it manages to be both romantic and modern, and unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. We knew we had to have this dress at Little White Dress!
Reem Acra’s Let There Be Light Collection
Light and silky fabric paired with cascading (and elongating) sequins: this Reem Acra gown put a big ol’ smile on our faces. Imagine dancing the night away in this dress! The slit is optional, so you can go show-stopping or more demure (as demure as a sequined bodice can get!).
Liancarlo’s Fall 2015 Bridal Collection
Who knew that macrame could be so romantic and modern? We’ve seen a lot of things, but we’d never seen macrame embroidery – until we saw this gorgeous dress by Liancarlo. In an ultra-flattering shape and with lots of incredible texture, we loved this one the moment she caught our eye.
Naeem Khan’s Winter Garden Collection
Leave it to Naeem Khan to have us in utter awe over every single gown in his new collection. When it came time to choose which ones to bring to Little White Dress, we couldn’t pass up this glamorous ball gown. With a silver beaded bodice and a skirt that is light as air, we can already picture this gown twirling in the ball rooms of Denver and the winter wonderlands of the mountains.
Anne Barge’s Fall 2015 Collection
For brides looking for a clean, unembellished dress that is anything but boring – the search is over: this Anne Barge gown is your dress. We have never, ever seen such a stunningly simple gown. Shown here with a removable belt, just imagine the accessorizing that could be done with this dress – or let the simplicity shine through with minimal jewelry and accessories. We still can’t decide which version we love more – classic ivory, or the palest blush shown here. Either way, you can’t go wrong with this gown!
Matthew Christopher’s Inspiration Collection
This Matthew Christopher gown was a no brainer for us. Romantic, unique, versatile, and just plain pretty, this dress is an updated version of one of our most popular gowns, Sofia by Matthew Christopher. We know this brand new beauty will be an even bigger hit with our brides!
Charlie Brear’s 2015 Collection
The softest lace, an easy fit, optional sleeves, and that instant It-girl factor. This Charlie Brear gown has Little White Dress Bride written all over it, in the most effortlessly beautiful way that is synonymous with Colorado brides.
Marchesa 2015 Bridal Collection
Our brides aren’t afraid of a little color, which is why we were smitten with this Marchesa gown in the loveliest shade of champagne. Since we can’t all be as sun-kissed as this model, we tested out the color against our paler skin (some may in fact call our skin color a shade of translucent), and it was just as flattering. We’re picturing this warm-hued gown against a cozy Colorado fall backdrop.
Sassi Holford’s 2015 Bridal Collection
Let us count the ways we love this dress by Sassi Holford: 1) Guipure lace has that vintage vibe without following any trend that screams vintage. 2) The V-back shows just enough skin without leaving you completely exposed. 3) The slight illusion with lining on the back extending a few inches below the lace. 4) The way the lace on the sleeve hangs in the prettiest way. We could go on… but let’s just say that we know our brides will love this dress as much as we do!
Lis Simon’s 2015 Collection
This voluminous, romantic, lace-bodice ball gown by Lis Simon is fantastic. When you hear that it retails for LESS than $2,000, it goes to a whole new level of amazing. Not every bride can (or wants to!) break the bank for her wedding dress, but that doesn’t mean she should sacrifice style and quality. That’s why we love that this gown is a whole lotta amazing dress for not a whole lotta money.
All of these gorgeous gowns and many more are coming to Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver in Spring 2015! Keep an eye here for more coverage of Bridal Fashion Week, including the complete collections from several of our designers and behind-the-scenes as we picked gowns and accessories for our brides!
Melissa and Mark’s wedding at the Maroon Bells in Aspen, Colorado is the definition of stunning. With the most spectacular scenery, lots of sunshine and smiles, and a couple that’s clearly madly in love, the photos by Happy Confetti Photography truly speak for themselves. The whole day looks like a love letter to summertime in Colorado, but what we love most is how beautiful this wedding is in its simplicity: just a gorgeous couple, a handful of family and close friends, and an unforgettable setting.
For her September wedding to Joey at The Broadmoor, the classic and romantic Colorado Springs resort, Sarah chose the Phoebe gown by London designer Sassi Holford and a beaded veil by Richard Designs from Little White Dress Bridal Shop. The delicately beaded lace gown fit perfectly with her wedding, and she even changed up her look by removing the straps on her gown for the reception. We are loving the opulent florals, elegant style – cheers to a groom in a tux! – and beautiful ballroom in their wedding, which was featured in the latest issue of The Knot Colorado!
Congratulations to Sarah and Joey! And many thanks to Paige Eden Photography for sharing their beautiful photos.