Musings: Spirit of the Night #3

October 13th, 2010 – Comment

“It was a joy to revisit the effervescent creatures that inspired this season’s collection.

Luminescent wings, drops of dew on a rose, the colorful glow of the sun dissolving into the moon. Glittering sequins, beads, pearls and crystals dazzle and sparkle. An ethereal wedding gown in moon-lit gold and spun silver, shimmers between reality and another world. Night settles in the forest, the moon rises, and the fairies come out to dance and play.” – Claire Pettibone

to be continued…

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Musings: Spirit of the Night #4

October 12th, 2010 – Comment

Illustrations: The Fairy Circus, Arthur Rackham

I can’t remember a time before fairies. I would play for hours in the meadows and streams of my childhood, making dresses of leaves and petals for the sprites I imagined lived in the woods. One of my favorite childhood books was called The Fairy Circus, written in 1933. It had been my grandmother’s, then my mother’s, and now I am sharing it with my little Lorelei. The gorgeous illustrations of the fairy queen seemed so magical and luminous…just the way I imagine a bride to be on her wedding day.

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Musings: Spirit of the Night #5

October 11th, 2010 – Comment

There is one week left til our bridal runway show in New York and we are unable to keep our excitement inside the design studio anymore! From now til the day of the show, we are sharing a few of Claire’s inspiration and behind the scene photos.

Expect to see enchanting colors on the runway as our Spring 2011 theme is inspired by mystical fairies!

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Musings: $300 Giveaway with Project Wedding

August 24th, 2010 – 1 Comment

CPBoutique.com Giveaway on Project Wedding

To celebrate the relaunch of our online boutique, we are offering one lucky winner a chance to win a $300 value gift certificate on cpboutique.com!

Giveaway deadline is Monday, August 30th, so hurry and check the article on Project Wedding for details to enter. Good luck!

(please do not leave comments here, but at Project Wedding to be considered.)

Real Brides: Jane Elizabeth in Theodora

August 20th, 2010 – Comment

Photography:  Anthony Scibelli // Dress: Theodora // Salon: Kleinfeld

I am simply in awe of these whimsical and fanciful photos from Jane Elizabeth’s April 26th, 2009 wedding. “We were married in Hepburn Springs, AUSTRALIA on the coldest April day in 57 years. It was a very rare weather weekend for Australia with a high of only 30 degrees.” Says Jane about her destination wedding adventure. “But both having lived in Europe together, my husband and I were well prepared for the very unexpected cold.”

Regardless of the chilly weather, Jane still looks radiant and full of elation as she glides about the illusory garden. “I adored wearing my ‘Theodora’ dress and I could not wait to walk down the aisle so my husband could finally see it. ‘Theodora’ made me feel effortlessly elegant and our guests commented that they had never seen a wedding dress like it.”

‘Theodora’ features silver lace tiers layered over pearl silk with jeweled pearl neckline, fitting marvelously with Jane’s wedding theme. “The theme of our wedding was ‘vintage travel’, a perfect combination of our two loves. The colour palette was very soft and neutral which really set the tone of our vintage wedding.”

Jane also added, “Claire Pettibone clearly understands true feminine beauty and I’m so thrilled to be part of her design legacy.” We here at Claire Pettibone are equally thrilled that we were able to play a role in helping create this very special day. We wish Jane and her husband Shane all the happiness in the world!

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