AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2014 FOR 2015 WEDDINGS
Photography: Anton Oparin
Shoes, veils, jewelry, sashes…did I mention shoes?! We’re a little dress obsessed over here, but just like every girl in the world, a bride needs her accessories! So we’re dedicating an entire two days to decking you out. Actually, I’ve been spending WAY more than two days on it, preparing some beautiful new things to dress up your dress.
Every time I do a photo shoot, I’ll create some spur of the moment styling pieces. This time I brought along some lace, a jeweled piece here and there, and whipped up some breath-taking (if I do say so myself!) gloves. I just love how accessories bring a whole look together and really infuse an individual style. So, I have lots of new veils, sashes, and headpieces to reveal, along with two new exclusive and amazing collections from the UK.
First up, Lila has created the most amazing, hand-crafted floral wreaths exclusively for Claire Pettibone, and we are the only US stockist to offer these beauties! Made from clay-like material, they remain slightly supple (so as not to crack) and extremely light weight, and look as delicious as frosting! Hand painted either in the softest shades from nature, or with actual 24K gold leaf. Each petal is crafted by hand, so no two are exactly alike. A perfect alternative to fresh flowers, which can quickly wilt in the sun, and you’ll have this keepsake forever!
We are thrilled to welcome Emmy shoes to the castle with her stunning vintage inspired collection. I first discovered these lovelies on one of my favorite UK blogs, www.lovemydress.net and one thing led to another, and here she is! Not only are these shoes perfect for the bride, but they are so gorgeous you’ll wear them long after the big day. And don’t forget your bridesmaids, mothers, and of course yourself when you’re not a bride, but just being fabulous.
Here at our Flagship, we look forward to showing you all the loveliness, and helping you choose the dress, veil, jewels, shoes, or any combination of those for your special day. Receive a free gift with purchase (a little something for the honeymoon) and bring a friend! Appointments required for a fitting room if you would like to try on dresses…otherwise, feel free to stop in!
Claire Pettibone Flagship Salon at the Castle
Accessories Trunk Show February 28th and March 1st
7415 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036
310-360-3-6268 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Featured Claire Pettibone gowns: Lily, Minuet, Alchemy, Charlotte, and Julia. View the entire collection at clairepettibone.com
So much of my work is about the dream of romance, and I LOVE it! The fantasy and beauty are what inspire my soul and make life worth living. I was in a particularly enchanted frame of mind when I dreamt up this gown called Heart’s Desire. Draping this beautiful embroidery on my mannequin, I held the flower just so…and the rosebud gracefully fell across her heart. It made MY heart skip a little beat, as I couldn’t imagine a more romantic piece of clothing for a bride. I can just see the luscious bouquet, the gold wreath, the gorgeous décor that will be paired with this dress. And what a truly magical, breath-taking, unexpected way to show your devotion to the man you will marry, than to wear the symbol of eternal love on your heart.
Begin the story with Fairy Tale Romance save the dates and invitations, or romance them all with the petals of Earthly Paradise. These and other swoon-worthy invitations are available now on weddingpaperdivas.com/clairepettibone.
The entire collection of couture gowns is shown here. Which one is your heart’s desire?
Wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s Day, but more than that, a lifetime of true love.
Invitation suites featured: Earthly Paradise and Fairy Tale Romance, available here.
Featured Claire Pettibone gowns: Heart’s Desire and Alchemy. View the entire collection at clairepettibone.com
Chair with bouquet: Lara Hotz // Jardine Botanic Floral Styling
Cake: Vicky Starz Photography // The Caketress
Heart’s Desire styled image: Photographed for the February issue of ALEXA WEDDINGS from the New York Post, captured by Victoria Will with styling by Anahita Moussavian
Table and bouquet: Hunter Leone
Alchemy image: Elizabeth Messina
The thing about ideas that I love most, is when seemingly unrelated things come together to inspire something new. This pattern for Embossed Porcelain invitations actually began with engraved crystal goblets from my personal collection. As we were working on the motif and laying out the colors, I thought, wouldn’t it be cool if it had that raised look of Wedgwood china…especially with the ivory on blue color combo. But then it also kind of reminds me of fondant icing on a wedding cake, and wallpaper, and lace…well, you get the picture!
These gowns all share this same attention to detail and patterns that reflect this inspiration. It’s all about texture, delicate beading or intricate embroideries. The subtle contrast between lace and skin, beautiful backs, and elaborate sleeves. So many ways to say “I love you!”
I always say, the venue and the gown are the two things that really set the tone for the wedding. From there, the style, mood, and all of the details fall into place. If you choose a gown with delicate detailing, why not make that the story for your décor, your invitations, your cake? Layers of delicious embroidery and lace topped with a touch of spun sugar. Confections for the bride make a delicious indulgence…bon appetite!
See more of Embossed Porcelain and the entire invitation collection at weddingpaperdivas.com
Featured Claire Pettibone gowns: Chantilly, Julia and Sonata. View the entire collection at clairepettibone.com
Chantilly images: Apryl Ann Photography
All other gown images: Elizabeth Messina
Cake: Melissa Gidney Photography // Anna Elizabeth Cakes