If you’re shopping for the perfect wedding dress, chances are you’re also looking for the best bridal shops in Colorado so that you can touch, feel, and most importantly try on different dresses. While there’s an abundance of online stores for wedding dresses these days, nothing beats the experience of going into a bridal salon and getting expert help in finding the right styles and fit for your body.
Denver is emerging as a hot spot for bridal fashion, with some of the top bridal shops in the whole country located right here in the mile high city. With over a dozen bridal shops in the Denver metro alone, and more in neighboring cities like Colorado Springs, Boulder, and Fort Collins, it can be hard to know where to start the search.
Each bridal shop will have its own speciality, whether it’s couture gowns, boho chic dresses, affordable styles, or even consignment wedding dresses. If you already know what you’re looking for, it can be helpful to go through each bridal shop’s website to see which designers they carry, and get a feel for the price range of their selection as well, before booking an appointment at one or two of your favorite shops.
If I’ve learned one thing about shopping for a wedding dress from my five years as a wedding photographer, it’s that you can easily get overwhelmed with all the options. No matter how many hours you spend scrolling social media to look for dresses you like, there’s no replacement for talking to a stylist in a salon and trusting their recommendations. Go in with an open mind, and you’ll find your perfect wedding dress much faster than if you’re set on any one specific style before even trying on any dresses.
Because each bridal shop in Colorado has their own style and selection of dresses, I’ve toured my favorites to photograph the shop and interview their stylists about what makes them unique. Read on to learn more about each shop, then click through to their websites to schedule an appointment.
All bridal shops featured in this post are LGBTQ+ inclusive businesses.
Little White Dress Bridal Shop
Little White Dress Bridal Shop is located in the River North (RiNo) area of Denver, inside a historic church from 1915 that’s been renovated into a truly unique and beautiful space. The natural light in the shop alone is enough to make a photographer swoon! LWD has large dressing rooms and semi-private viewing areas, as well as a VIP Room that can be booked if you’re looking for a more private appointment experience with your crew.
LWD offers a large selection of designer collections, with some of my personal favorites including Galia Lahav, Inbar Freiman, Anne Barge, and Monique Lhuillier. Any dress available at LWD is only available there—no other shop in Colorado will carry the same dresses as them. Little White Dress also carries veils and accessories, and Eden Boutique (located in the same building) offers non-wedding dresses that are perfect for bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, and more.
Coming from out-of-state to shop for your wedding dress? LWD has put together this guide to RiNo with all the best restaurants, boutiques, and hotels close to their bridal shop. And here’s an unexpected bonus: if you’re coming from out of state and having your dress shipped back home, you don’t pay CO sales tax!
Designers: Anne Barge, Caroline Herrera, Eunara, Galia Lahav, Inbar Freiman, Jasmine, Lela Rose, Lis Simon, Liz Martinez, Mira Zwillinger, Monique Lhuillier, Naeem Khan, Sassi Holford, Savin London, Vivienne Westwood
Price range: Dresses range from around $2,000 to $10k+
Lovely Bride Denver
Lovely Bride was the original indie bridal shop, established in 2010, and now has 18 shops across the USA and one in London! Their Denver shop opened in 2019, and is located on Walnut Street, right in the middle of the RiNo Art District. You can learn more about Lovely Bride Denver in this interview with shop owner Carly.
Lovely Bride is known for a clean, modern, minimal, and timeless look, and feature the freshest bridal fashion from designers like Sarah Seven, Lovers Society, and Newhite. Lovely also carries wedding dress designs in an inclusive size range, and celebrates body positivity and self-love. Lastly they offer an online dress portal where you can browse their entire selection of dresses before coming in for your appointment, and save your favorite ones to share with your stylist!
Designers: Sarah Seven, Rime Arodaky, Lovers Society, Rita Vinieris, Newhite, Prea James, Anna Kara, Studio Levana, Dear Heart, Scout, Louvienne, Love Honor
Price range: Dresses range from $1,800 to $6,000, with most in the $2,600-4,000 range.
a&bé bridal shop
a&bé bridal shop is a small family of stores with nine shops across the country, including a Denver location in the lower Highlands. a&bé is known for their cool, casual, and laid-back vibes, and is perfect for brides with a modern, free-spirited aesthetic and romantic spirit. If you’re looking for the perfect boho wedding dress, a&bé is where you’re going to find it.
Designers: Rue de Seine, The Label, Made With Love, Anais Anette, Vagabond, Willowby, Rish Bridal, Rose + Williams, Truvelle, Alena Leena, Tara Lauren, Wtoo by Watters, Jenny by Jenny Yoo
Price range: Dresses range from $1,500 to $3,800.
anna bé bridal boutique
anna bé bridal boutique is the sophisticated, cool sister store to a&bé that you just read about. Located in the lohi (lower highlands) part of Denver, they’ve got one of my favorite stores in town. The brick building and modern interior fits perfectly with the laid-back and elegant Colorado brides who find their dresses there. anna bé also has locations in Minneapolis and Dallas, but the Denver store came first in 2006.
Designers: Alexandra Grecco, Dany Tabet, Eva Lendel, Hera Couture, Ines di Santo, Katherine Tash, The Label, Rebecca Schoneveld, Romona Keveža, Tara LaTour, Watters
Price range: Dresses range from around $2,500 to $6,500+.
Grace Loves Lace
Grace Loves Lace is unique from all the other bridal shops in Colorado in that they only carry one brand: Grace Loves Lace. GLL dresses are handmade to order on the Gold Coast of Australia, and usually need few alterations compared to more structured wedding dresses. These gowns are for the bride who wants to eat, dance, and feel good on her wedding day without constantly adjusting a dress—and the stretchy fabrics are perfect for hiking elopements!
Grace Loves Lace wants to make wedding dress shopping ethical and sustainable, which is part of why each dress is made to order—less waste! They also offer gowns made of 96% recycled materials, are moving to compostable packaging, and continue to push the envelope on sustainable business practices.
Designers: Grace Loves Lace
Price range: Dresses range from around $1,600 to $3,900.
Emma & Grace Bridal Studio
In a beautiful warehouse in RiNo, Emma & Grace Bridal Studio has one of the biggest selections of wedding dresses in Denver. They are all about seeking out the beauty in the everyday woman, and have dresses for every kind of bride. What makes Emma & Grace stand out from the other shops on this list is their in-house design, sewing, and alterations studio. Beyond normal alterations, they design and sew a private collection with 10-12 dresses a season called the Emma & Grace Label.
And the coolest part is that they repurpose sample dresses that were ready to be retired into new styles—think less traditional wedding dress, more chic rehearsal dinner, engagement party, or even elopement dress. It’s their With Grace collection, and every piece is one-of-a-kind. You can shop their With Grace collection online, but I recommend going in to try on your favorites. It’s perfect for Colorado couples who need wedding attire without the 9-12 month timeline of a traditional dress.
Designers: Daalarna Couture, Evie Young, Arava Polak, Carol Hannah, Rembo Styling, Alyssa Kristin, Karen Willis Holmes, Vera Wang Bride, Willowby, Wtoo, Kelly Faetanini, Leanne Marshall, Allison Webb, Georgia Young, Pronovias, Zavana, Renee Grace, Neta Dover, Love Lives Here, and the Emma & Grace Label and Curve Collections
Price range: Dresses range from around $1,500 to $7,000
Best wedding alterations in Colorado
The bridal shop where you buy your dress will always have recommendations for the best seamstress for alterations, but here are a couple of Colorado favorites:
I will be adding more of the best bridal shops in Colorado to this post as I have a chance to visit and photograph the different shop locations. For more locations, check out my Google Map of Colorado bridal shops.
About Nina Larsen Reed
Nina Larsen Reed is an elopement photographer based in Boulder, Colorado. She plans and captures adventure elopements and intimate weddings, and has photographed over 200 couples across the Rocky Mountains since 2017.