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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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!