It is impossible not to see the joy of the day in the photos Jessica Kartalija gave us of her October 10,2009 wedding to Brian Anecharico. Married outside amid orange trees and blossoms at the Rancho Valencia Resort in Del Mar just north of San Diego, the wedding was exactly what Jessica hoped for and shows in her gorgeous smiles.
In a palette of deep orange, red and a splash of hot pink, the Spanish-Mediterranean theme was chosen to celebrate Brian’s Italian heritage and Jessica’s studies abroad in Seville Spain, and culminated in a beautiful ceremony serenaded by a Flamenco guitarist and a reception that had white Sangria flowing.
Jessica, who is a reporter for CBS, met Bryan three years earlier in Baltimore when she interviewed Brian for a story about “Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving and the biggest shopping day of the year. A year later they ran into each other at Starbucks and the rest was history.
Of the Claire Pettibone gown (“Kristine”) she bought at Bliss Bride in Del Mar, she said, “I tried it on and bought it the same day – it was unlike any dress I had ever seen. It was important to me that I was comfortable, and able to dance and have fun, and the dress was perfect! After the ceremony, I pinned the train in back – which looked beautiful and made it easy to move! Everyone asked who the designer was, where I found it. It totally went with the Spanish them – all the intricate lace and cap sleeves. I got so many compliments on the dress – the lace and detail is amazing and the back is my favorite. My grandmother suggested I try and find a shorter version in black to wear. My mom wanted me to send the pictures to you because we were so happy with Claire Pettibone and I LOVE your designs. The lingerie is gorgeous too. The girls at Bliss Bride were so helpful. p.s. If you ever DO decide to make dresses in other colors – I am putting in an order for a black Kristine now! Love it!”
Everyone at Claire Pettibone congratulates Jessica and Brian on a beautiful wedding and wishes them all the joy of that day for years to come.
Claire Pettibone is currently presenting her new collection along with accessories designer, Enchanted Atelier in an intimate setting at Loews Regency Hotel. Editors and buyers get to view the gowns up close and in detail, and so far the responses are all positive!
Here’s a sneak peek of a few gowns from the Spring 2011 collection.
Collection: Rock n Roll Bride // Dress: Romantique
I just love the photos sent in by Kate Jett, a beautiful bride who wore Romantique from my Rock ‘n Roll Bride collection. Isn’t she dreamy? Her sleeve tattoo is absolutely gorgeous and plays so beautifully against the blooming flowers scattered over the cotton embroidered dress – and all this up against a field of green. Now that’s what I love – pairing romance with an edge. I like to say she embodies the collection… but really, she “expresses” herself…and makes Romantique all the more beautiful. Kate, we feel cheated too, that you can only wear it the one time… (so if you want to put it on again, we won’t tell!)
I just wanted to write and thank you so much for the amazing dress you made for me. It was the Romantique in June. The dress was stunning, I feel cheated that I’m only allowed to wear it that one time.
I’m a wedding floral designer and I thought my flowers and decor would be the most important thing to me about my wedding, but that dress turned out to be one of my favorite things about the day. It was the best decision to get your dress. I received sooo many wonderful compliments on it too. Thank you thank you.
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When I look at KIMONO, I see an Asian carnival of happy, vivid blossoms.
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