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Featured Brides · Just Married!

LWD Bride: Misty’s Classic Fall Wedding at the Four Seasons in Vail


 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.

Many thanks to Cassidy Brooke Photography for sharing Misty and Casey’s gorgeous wedding photos!












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Venue: Four Seasons Vail

Photography: Cassidy Brooke Photography

Gown: Sassi Holford ‘Jessica’ from Little White Dress Bridal Shop

Sash: Sassi Holford ‘Kayleigh’ from Little White Dress Bridal Shop

Veil: Paris by Debra Moreland ‘Sweethearts’ from Little White Dress Bridal Shop

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Designers Carried by LWD in Denver · Fashion · In the Press

Top Picks from Bridal Fashion Week in New York!

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


Claire Pettibone's Gothic Angel Collection

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


Reem Acra's Let There Be Light Collection

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

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



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


Anne Barge's Fall 2015 Collection

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



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


Charlie Brear's 2015 Collection

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

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


Sassi Holford's 2015 Bridal Collection

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


Lis Simon's 2015 Collection

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!


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Featured Brides · Just Married!

LWD Bride: Melissa’s Maroon Bells Wedding

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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.

Melissa chose the Jasmine gown by Sassi Holford, a veil by Love Veils and Accessories, a bracelet by Miriam Haskell, and earrings by Maria Elena Headpieces, all from Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver.

Congratulations to Melissa and Mark!




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Featured Brides

LWD Bride: Sarah’s Classic and Colorful Wedding at the Broadmoor


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.













Gown: Sassi Holford Phoebe from Little White Dress Bridal Shop

Veil: Richard Designs from Little White Dress Bridal Shop

Venue: The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs

Photography: Paige Eden Photography

Florals: Design Works


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Fashion · In the Press · Wedding Inspiration · Wedding Interests

Spring 2015 Bridal Trend Report

Just back from viewing the new collections in London and New York, the team at Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver is excited to share all the latest trends straight from the runways and showrooms of the world’s top bridal designers! Selections from these stunning collections will be available at Little White Dress starting this fall, just in time for brides getting married in spring and summer of 2015. In the meantime, enjoy our top picks for Little White Dress brides from this season’s collections!

Nude Lace

Left to right: Reem Acra, RIVINI, So Sassi by Sassi Holford

In London and New York we saw several iterations of lace shown with a nude-colored underlay. We love this look – a bit edgy, a bit classic, and it makes that gorgeous lace pop! Accentuated with luxe details like beading, subtle cut-outs, and flattering silhouettes, this traditional fabric is anything but boring as we saw it this season. We were smitten by the nude lace gowns shown by Reem Acra, RIVINI, and So Sassi by Sassi Holford.

Leaf Motif

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Reem Acra, RIVINI, and Jenny Packham

Maria Elena Headpieces

A new take on nature-inspired themes, the leaf motif was all over the runways for Spring 2015, including on gowns by Reem Acra, RIVINI, and Jenny Packham. In metallic silvers and golds, these leaves put the glamour in the typically feminine floral patterns we’ve seen in bridal fashion for many years. The leaf motif is a brilliant way to bring the beauty of nature into what you wear on your wedding day. If this trend is a little too much for your own wedding dress, we love the idea of bringing the leaf trend to your accessories. Delicate leaf patterns were displayed on accessories by Maria Elena Headpieces and Paris by Debra Moreland.

Light as Air

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Dreaming of a comfortable wedding dress that doesn’t forgo style? We were excited to see light, flowy, make-you-want-to-twirl gowns from Jenny Packham, Reem Acra, and Charlie Brear. In luscious silk crepes, chiffons, and tulles, these light as air dresses are just as flattering as they are luxurious. And an added bonus – with minimal embellishments, they’re available at very sensible prices.

Layered Lace

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Liancarlo, RIVINI, Liancarlo

If you look closely, you’ll see that these laces are layered under chiffon, beading, or another style of lace. The layered lace we saw from several designers, including Liancarlo and RIVINI, adds beautiful dimension and intricacy to wedding gowns for that added touch of uniqueness. Perfect for brides who are understated and classic yet wouldn’t dream of having the same thing as everyone else.

Shimmering Sequins

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Charlie Brear, Sassi Holford, Jenny Packham

From subtle to show-stopping, all-over sequins were on wedding dresses this season by designers Charlie Brear, Sassi Holford, and Jenny Packham. Different from the large-motif beading and embellishments that are still also popular, these shimmering sparkles add a whole lot of glamour and illuminate a glowing bride.

Linear and Lattice Design

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Jenny Packham, Naeem Khan, RIVINI

We noticed several versions of linear and lattice design, whether in intricate detail or on larger patterns that work like contouring for the body. (We’ve all heard that stripes are slimming, right?) The best versions we saw, by Jenny Packham, Naeem Khan, and RIVINI, show impeccable craftsmanship with beading, embroidery, and even leather ribbons.

Illusion and Low Back Details

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It’s no surprise that the illusion and low back trends continue to be popular in the bridal fashion world. In fact, nearly every designer is showing a selection of gowns with either one or both of these details. And brides continue to love it! This season some of the prettiest and most unique versions we saw of these trends were by Liancarlo, RIVINI, and Reem Acra.

Fashion for All Figures

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We must admit, our favorite trend this season was Jenny Packham‘s genius decision to present her new collection on women in a variety shapes and sizes. We hope that more designers will do the same in the future. We always pick our gowns with our many types of brides in mind, and we’ve always known that Jenny Packham gowns look fabulous on women with curves. Now the whole world knows it too! Her beautiful, curvy models were truly the talk of Bridal Fashion Week.

Which trends do you love and which would you leave behind? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!


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