Events: Claire Pettibone & A Soolip Wedding

February 8th, 2011 – 2 Comments

Exciting news for soon-to-be brides (and grooms!) of Southern California. Claire Pettibone will be presenting her 2011 Bridal Gown collection along with a well-edited selection of décor, tastings and inspiration at A Soolip Wedding on March 6th at the Bel Air Bay Club. Claire will be part of the expert roundtable to offer the latest in bridal trends and suggestions for creating a personal and meaningful wedding celebration.

Be the first to discover our upcoming limited edition lingerie, Claire Pettibone Heirloom, as we present delicate treasures that will surely inspire you to begin planning your honeymoon!

Come share a wonderful Sunday with Claire, and get a first look at some wonderful ideas for your wedding day.

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Real Brides: Jessyca Henderson in Demetra

December 16th, 2010 – 1 Comment

Photographer: Scott Myers // Dress: Demetra // Salon: Claire Pettibone Flagship

Being surrounded by nostalgic scenery, loved ones, and the anticipation of a new addition to the family makes this wedding story the epitome of love in all its forms. We have the pleasure of exploring Jessyca’s beautiful wedding day this month. “Casey and I chose to have our destination wedding in New Orleans, in the historic Hermann-Grima House courtyard on October 10, 2009.” Looking at these photos you can instantly see and feel the close connection she and her husband share.

Little did this couple know, there was another marvelous suprise on the horizon. “When we started planning the wedding about eighteen months before, we had no idea we’d also be planning for a baby, and that made the festivities even sweeter.”

With the help of our bridal consultants, Jessyca felt that our Demetra dress would best suite her needs as an expectant mother. “I was surprised at how flattering the gown was – wearing a long white dress isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you’re pregnant!  The way the Demetra fell on my extra curvy body made me feel statuesque and graceful, exactly the way I wanted to feel on my wedding day..expecting or not!”

This dress features an ivory strapless French cotton lawn with silver and ivory embroidered tulle and cotton lace. Jessyca further elaborates, “…Demetra not only worked well as a maternity gown, but the simplicity and elegance of the cotton lace made me feel cool, comfortable, and elegant and it also fit perfectly with the atmosphere of the wedding.”

A few months later, Jessyca and Casey were graced with another blessing… “Our daughter Magnolia was born Christmas Day, 2009 –  in the warmth and peace of our home in Baltimore.” To celebrate their one year anniversary, the happily married couple returned with their daughter to New Orleans. Here they are now looking as wonderfully radiant as ever.

Thank you so much Jessyca for sharing your experiences with us. Your story was truly heart-warming. Best wishes to you, your husband Casey, and your adorable daughter Magnolia!

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Musings: Clara and Lalique

December 10th, 2010 – Comment

Clara and Lalique, two of my favorite gowns from my Art Nouveau collection. They really epitomize the inspiration from Clara Bow, the classic 1920’s icon, to the lyrical jewelry design of Lalique which inspired the embroidery for this piece.

Some of my absolute favorite brides have worn these gowns, and I think because the dresses have such distinct personalities, they attracted a fabulous selection of brides and made some breath-taking weddings.

Making the cover of WWD was a professional highlight for me. My husband was up late one evening, and just happened to visit WWD online. They post the following day’s issue after midnight, and up came that cover! Total surprise, and what an honor!

I really do feel a little sad saying goodbye to these two, but nice to know they made a lasting impression.

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Musings: Juliet

December 8th, 2010 – 6 Comments

Juliet is from my very first bridal collection, and over the years has been one of our top selling gowns. Here’s a look back at just a few of our gorgeous brides and press as we say goodbye.

First, sweet and timeless love…Juliet was created with Shakespeare’s classic heroine in mind, although in my version, of course she and her Romeo live happily ever after!

Layers of blush silk, scalloped lace and delicate leaves and roses conspire to leave all of her admirers breathless.

Source: Real Bride, Polyvore

If Juliet is your dream gown, give our Flagship a call…there is a very limited amount of fabric left, so hurry before she takes her last breath!!!

Claire Pettibone Salon

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Musings: Discontinued Gowns & Sample Sale

December 7th, 2010 – 14 Comments

What is it about the end of the year, that inspires us to clean, edit, reflect? I find myself wanting to start the New Year with everything in its place, and so in addition to shopping for loved ones this month, I’m doing a major cleansing at home, and taking a moment to appreciate and enjoy all the lovely gifts I am so fortunate to have in my own life…and maybe make a little room for just one or two more!

We’re doing the same thing here at our office, and as I have just designed 20 new gowns for 2011, it’s time to discontinue some of our old favorites to make room for the new. I’ll be sharing some photos and memories over the next few weeks as we say goodbye.

For any brides-to-be that have been dreaming of one of our discontinued gowns, we will take orders on a first come first served basis, and once we run out of fabric, we won’t be able to produce any more!

So…drum-roll…here’s the list:














Petals in the Wind


If your gown is on this list, don’t panic, take a breath, call us, and we’ll do everything in our power to make it happen for you! FYI our Flagship Salon in Beverly Hills is having a ONE DAY SAMPLE SALE THIS SATURDAY, so run, and you just might get a super great deal on a gorgeous gown!

236 South Robertson Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 360-6268

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