Real Brides: Kate Jett in Romantique

April 8th, 2010 – Comment

Kate-Jett-01Collection: 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.

Kate Jett


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New Looks: Butterfly of the Week is “Kimono”

April 5th, 2010 – Comment

It’s time for Butterfly of the Week… drumroll…


When I look at KIMONO, I see an Asian carnival of happy, vivid blossoms.
What do YOU see?

Tell us over at our new Butterflies Facebook Fan Page! and the most inspired entry will win a little piece of art, a Butterfly thong…so you’ll have no excuse not to Get Your Butterfly ON!

(Please keep entries under 250 words.)

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Musings: BUTTERFLY OF THE WEEK is “Victoriana”

March 22nd, 2010 – Comment
When I see “Victoriana,” I think of young Victoria or as you may know her Queen Victoria for whom the “Victorian Age” is named. (Have you seen the Oscar winning film Young Victoria… now that is a legendary romance!)

Tell us what you think of when you see Victoriana and the most colorful and spirited entry will win a little something, a Butterfly thong!

Tell us over at our new Butterflies Facebook Fan Page!

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Events: Calling All Summer Brides!

March 10th, 2010 – 2 Comments

Get your Claire Pettibone gown in a rush without the rush charge!

For the month of March only, order a Claire Pettibone gown for delivery under 12 weeks time and we will waive the rush fee!!! (*on select gowns)


  1. Order must be received by March 31st.
  2. Delivery is available as soon as May 14th if needed.
  3. See list of gowns that apply, promotion is while fabrics last, and the order must be approved and confirmed by Claire Pettibone to qualify.


Click the following links to view gown details
Origami, Sky between the Branches, Petals in the Wind, Ginseng, Renee, Rosa, Larissa, Yolanda, Chantilly, Madeleine, Kristene, Forget-me-not

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Musings: Let’s Get the Valentine’s Party Started

February 11th, 2010 – Comment

“Romantic” is a word that comes up often here at the office.

At most companies, that would be a no-no, but as a designer of bridal gowns, veils, and lingerie, I fortunately get a free pass. (phew!) So while I am happily dedicated year-round to all things romantic – developing prints inspired by love birds, poetry, and love letters –

"I Do" love birds print on the Butterflies by Claire Pettibone fashion lingerie

and thumbing through European laces and the most beautiful textiles, for example…

Claire eyeing laces

Claire eyeing laces

Valentine’s Day holds special appeal. It is the one official day to celebrate love, in all its forms, with your spouse, children, family and friends. I even feel a little love for that newly married couple featured in the New York Times Weddings section.

As a woman who has been lucky enough to find her true love (and even work with him!) I only hope that Valentine’s Day brings more love into everyone’s life.

So isn’t it time to get the Valentine Party started? You can “go big” with a Shakespearean Sonnet

Shakespeare's Sonnets

or take a good aim with a bow and arrow,

but simple is good too. Just tell someone you love them. And if you want to show them, well, I think I have just the thing for you to wear!

Of course, if you prefer candy, voila!

Happy Valentine’s Day,



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