Musings: The Knot Best of Weddings 2008/2009 Pick

May 15th, 2009 – Comment

The Knot - Best of the West

We are proud to announce that Claire Pettibone has been rated by local brides and voted The Knot Best of Weddings 2008/2009 Pick. Please pick up a copy of The Knot Best of Weddings 2009 magazine and check out our listing!

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Real Brides: Susan

May 11th, 2009 – 1 Comment

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Another happy bride swept away in our Demetra gown that was featured in the Winter 2009 issue of Inside Weddings magazine! Susan and David celebrated their day on May 24, 2008 in the home of David’s parents. A cozy yet fresh and natural color scheme that gave a beautiful accent to the bride and groom. “As you can see, the wedding was beautiful and the dress was absolutely perfect!!  I mentioned it was a little cold and we had the threat of rain all weekend, but it turned out to be a blessing. ” Susan mentioned. She and her hubby (and their two dogs, Georgia and Capone) are adorable!

Warmest Wishes and Congratulations!

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Events: May Bridal Trunk Show

May 7th, 2009 – Comment

May Trunk Shows are quickly approaching, so time to start booking those appointments! If you have been doing your homework, you know that the trunk show is a fabulous opportunity to see the entire Claire Pettibone collection both previous season’s best sellers and brand new designs. For this reason, be sure to bring your decision-maker with you (so if mom is paying for the dress, that means plan accordingly) because the gowns do leave for the next Trunk Show right away and this might be your only chance to see your gown until your order arrives…

Kelly’s Closet – May 15th & 16th

Kelly was one of the very first salons to buy the collection, and we LOVE her! I just wish she lived closer to LA so we could see each other more often. Her salon is so warm and welcoming, and her staff will become your best friends…they have such a great time presenting the collection and guiding each bride in finding the gown that perfectly expresses her unique personality and style. Plus, you’ve got to read “Kelly’s Rules” and appreciate her sincere sisterhood and empowering words for all women. 404-377-9923

– May 22nd – 24th

I will be making a personal visit to this legendary New York bridal salon on Friday and Saturday. Kleinfeld was also one of the first salons to carry the collection, and owners Mara and Ronnie have been so supportive and wonderful. I consider New York to be my second city, so this is a great excuse to visit! I love working with the amazing Kleinfeld staff and seeing all of my East Coast girls…look forward to meeting you there! 646-663-4300

Wherever your search for the perfect gown takes you, I wish you love, laughs and beauty!

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Events: UK Bridal Show

May 7th, 2009 – Comment

It’s amazing how quickly Russell Blackburn has introduced the Claire Pettibone bridal collection and established our position there as the next designer to watch. Anyone who has met Russell at his namesake salon, Blackburn Bridal, can attest to his irresistible charm and fantastic sense of humor. We Americans do love our Brits!

Russell will be showcasing the newest collection to wholesale buyers from across the UK at the Haymarket Hotel May 17th and 18th. He will have the best selection of continuing gowns along with the 2009 “Rock n Roll Bride” collection and a few new delights. Salons in the surrounding areas, please give Mr. Blackburn a call to schedule an appointment. Mobile: 07733 884501 email:

For any of our UK brides, please visit our website store locator to see the list of current stockists that currently carry the Claire Pettibone collection.

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Musings: Welcome to my Blog!

May 7th, 2009 – 5 Comments

I love meeting clients and hearing from women around the world. It is so inspiring to know that my work brings joy and beauty, and a touch of romance to this sometimes overwhelming world. This blog is a chance to express my thoughts and keep you up to date on things we are working on, and share some of the beautiful people and events we have been fortunate to be involved with.

From bridal gowns to lingerie, my focus has always been on creating a magical and utterly feminine experience through clothing. Of course there is a fabulous group of people who work with me to make all of this happen, most importantly, my husband and partner of 14 years, Guy Toley. I am such a lucky girl to have found love and the perfect business partner all in one man!

To the brides who are wearing one of my gowns, I wish you all the joy, patience and growth that I have experienced in my own marriage, and to those single girls…a little lingerie never hurts!!!

Please enjoy, and check back often for my latest musings…


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