Events: 2011 Spirit of the Night Backstage

October 21st, 2010 – Comment
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Real Brides: Amanda Abramowitz in Kristene

October 16th, 2010 – Comment

Photographer: Persinger photography // Dress: Kristene

I am utterly ecstatic to share with you these photos from Amanda and Adam’s wedding on September 13th, 2009. Amanda perfectly embodies a fine fusion between glamour and grace in her Kristene gown. “I fell in love with Claire Pettibone’s gowns before I stepped foot in any bridal salon. I wanted something that reflected who I was, and I definitely was not interested in a traditional ball gown. I knew that I wanted to try on the Kristene gown, and after doing so, I was certain it was perfect for me. I tried on many other gorgeous Claire Pettibone dresses during a trunk show in Bethesda, Maryland, but Kristene felt just right.”, says Amanda.

Kristene features a Victorian embroidery lined with an ivory silk charmeuse. To add to the romance, the dress is also accentuated by a sweetheart neckline and a heart shaped train. “My favorite part of the dress is the beautiful detailing on the back, and the exquisite lace. And I of course loved my husband’s expression seeing me for the first time. He knew the dress made me feel truly happy and beautiful.”

“The dress fit my personality perfectly. As I told everyone, the dress is my favorite part of the wedding, besides getting married! I wish I could wear it all the time. Thank you Claire!”

And we thank you, Amanda and Adam, for allowing us to be a part of this joyous occasion. Congratulations!

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Musings: Spirit of the Night #2

October 14th, 2010 – 1 Comment

Continuing our journey through the lands of the fae, we find ourselves mystified by the magic imbued in each dress. Jewels of whimsy that frolic about the rays of the sun and moon. Floating wisps of silver tumbling with regal accents of gold. Streams of silk with glimmers of opalescent petals. As the woodland songs grow clearer, won’t you embrace the lull of the fairy realms?

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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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