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Events Musings: Hello Australia!

August 14th, 2012 – Comment

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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!

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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
www.intique.com.au
 283 Bay Street  Brighton VIC 3186, Australia
1300 858 016
 

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Musings: Dragonfly dreams

August 9th, 2012 – 4 Comments

Just had to share this gorgeous story photographed in a mystery garden somewhere in the English countryside…

Claire Pettibone dress Groom in linen suit

Bride and groom

Fountain in secret garden Wedding table in garden

Groom and bride wearing Claire Pettibone

flower chandelier in gardenTable setting for garden wedding

Bride sitting in bench wearing claire pettibone

Vintage china for garden wedding

BrideVintage table setting for wedding

Pink floral table centre

Bride and groom

Bride and groom walking barefoot on grass

CONTRIBUTORS

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

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Musings: Petals from Heaven

July 24th, 2012 – Comment

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.

 
 

 
 
 

Thank you for the lovely features on newsstands now in Pacific Weddings Magazine and featured on Green Wedding Shoes

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

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Musings: Midsummer’s Dream

July 17th, 2012 – Comment

 

 

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

Stationery: Artcadia

Cakes: Victoria Made

Jewellery: Alex Monroe

Plates: John Lewis

Cutlery: Zara Home

Table linen: The Linen Works

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Musings: Then and Now

July 11th, 2012 – 2 Comments


 

Vintage jewelry often finds its way into my mind when designing wedding dresses (and often, onto my fingers, ears and neck!) Many years ago, before the current trend of “vintage weddings” appeared, I devoted an entire collection to two of my favorite eras of jewelry design: Art Nouveau 1890-1910 and Art Deco 1920-1939.

Still one of our most popular silhouettes, Cloisonne features intricate “inlaid” velvet on delicate tulle embroidery with ribbons and beading along the neckline…almost takes the place of a necklace, although a lovely pair of earrings might be nice!

The Art Deco style of the 1920’s has always been a favorite of mine (and many of my brides). The Renee gown has vintage brooches at the bodice and the lace rose motif is based on the classic Paul Poiret rose seen in his classic “La Rose de Rosine Parfum, 1912.

  

This season, I’ve been tempted to visit this era again, especially with a couple of gowns, Haviland and Deauville…1920’s glamour seems oh so now! How to keep it modern yet timeless? Don’t OVER-do on the vintage details…if your dress is classically retro, keep the shoes modern and sexy. Maybe the venue is city chic, and you arrive in a classic car and serve Absinthe! Or vice-versa, and the venue is a 1920’s estate, and you add some modern clean lines to the décor…or how about your whole décor and story IS retro, but you have a rockin’ band and the bride and groom each sport a few tattoos?! You know me, I’m really not one for “rules” about a wedding…to me, the magic lies in each individual couple telling a story that is so perfectly “them”.

 

 

I love to see how our brides interpret these fabulous eras as inspiration for weddings…they always look like such fun parties, and so memorable for their guests! It’s all about finding your own personal details and inspiration to create a love story uniquely you.

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