Once the last model exits the runway, I have two seconds to take a breath, and the reporter’s questions begin, “Claire, what are the latest bridal trends?” When I design a collection, so many things inspire me. This season was all about a dream-like goddess walking through rose petals (I guess it’s no secret I’m an unabashed romantic!).
But I don’t pay much attention to trends. Although one movement I do fully support is the shift towards individuality in weddings. I actually was a pioneer in offering brides an alternative to the strapless ball gown, so it really warms my heart to see more and more brides confident in their personal style, and resisting the pressure to fit into a particular “bridal” mold. Antique lace, illusion backs and floral embellishments… these are all things that stir my soul, but really, it’s not about a sleeve or a sash. Does this gown stir your soul and make you feel a bit overwhelmed (in a really good way)? Do you feel beautiful and so ready to meet your partner at the end of that aisle?
Read my complete thoughts on why you may want to ignore trends for your wedding on Huffingtonpost.com
I am so excited to announce that the Claire Pettibone bridal collection is coming to Australia! For years, our very determined and lovely brides have been seeking us out and either A.) ordering dresses through the mail/phone from our Flagship salon (without ever seeing or trying on the gown in person) or B.) making the long journey to another continent just to see the collection. Either way, quite a dedicated and devoted leap of faith, and I’m just so completely flattered that brides will literally go to any length to have my creations!
Well good news, things have just become a bit easier! It’s taken a while, but we have finally found the perfect home for our dresses in a fabulous new salon in Melbourne called Intique & Co. Owner/creative director Natalie and her team have been styling and planning unique and inspired weddings…just the kind our brides swoon for, and now, Intique is expanding into a full service Bridal Salon! The doors will open very soon…official launch is September 8th, but they have just received some of their first Claire Pettibone gowns, and are pre-booking appointments already!
Please check out their website, give them a call, and by all means enjoy choosing your dream dress and planning a fabulous wedding with Intique & Co!Intique & Co Bridal Styling & wedding design
| 283 Bay Street Brighton VIC 3186, Australia
1300 858 016
Just had to share this gorgeous story photographed in a mystery garden somewhere in the English countryside…
Venue: that’s a secret!
Photographer: Sarah Gawler
Styling: Hannah Gooch
Dresses: Claire Pettibone
Linen 3 piece suit: A Suit That Fits
Hair: The Hepburn Collection
Make-up: Daniel K Palmer
Flowers: LK Lily
Vintage china: Roses All Over
Cake: Tempting Cake
Dark corduroy suit: Favourbrook
Jewellery: Libery in Love
Shoes: Jimmy Choo available to hire from Cinderella Me
Floral headband: What Katy Did Next
Jewelled headpiece: Jenny Packham
Wire Chandelier: Rayment Wire
Models: Kate and Dag from MOT models
These gorgeous images captured in an almond orchard in full bloom are almost too beautiful to be real! A lovely bride in the midst of flowering trees is pretty much heaven if you ask me! Featuring Dew Drop and Orange Blossom gowns, enjoy this dreamy stroll through a springtime wonderland.
Photography + art direction: Stephanie Williams – This Modern Romance
Hair + make-up : KC Witcamp
Produced by: Leila from Be Inspired PR
Hair + make-up: KC Witcamp
Hair pieces:Erica Elizabeth Designs
Cake: Cupcakes Couture
Flowers: Dolce Designs Studio
Pink ombre dress and bolero: “Dew Drop” Claire Pettibone
White dress: “Orange Blossom” Claire Pettibone
Shoes and Jewelry : Ruche Bridal
Umbrella : Bella Umbrella
Rentals: Found Vintage rentals
Models: Madeleine and Branden from Vision Model Management
That irresistible feeling of luxury and lightness…lush textures, details galore, and yet, sweet simplicity. Genevieve was inspired by a languid summer in the French countryside…here she is photographed by the talented Sarah Gawler in one of London’s most beautiful settings, The Orangery. A glass and stone palace built for Lord & Lady Holland’s soirees, it provides an elegant and charming space that is now one of my favorite daydream getaways…I can just imagine the guests, the cocktails, the dancing…isn’t it the sign of a great party, when the ladies are wearing ethereal, and flowing formal gowns, but the vibe is kick-off-your-heels relaxed?!
I’m longing for an end-of-summer party in full bloom. Can’t you just smell the jasmine wafting on the soft breeze of a warm night? What a lovely mood to capture for a summer wedding…
Photographer: Sarah Gawler
Venue: The Orangery, Holland Park
Stylist: Hannah Gooch
Hair and Make-up: Daniel K Palmer
Model: Zsanet – MOT Models
Stylist Assistant: Emily Nicholson
Florist: LK Lily
Cakes: Victoria Made
Jewellery: Alex Monroe
Plates: John Lewis
Cutlery: Zara Home
Table linen: The Linen Works