Real Brides: Love Notes

June 14th, 2013 – Comment


Photographer: Katie Shuler  (also here  and here)
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Events: Salon Spotlight • Primrose & Finch

June 11th, 2013 – Comment

After many, many requests from brides-to-be, we are so thrilled to be represented in New Zealand! Primrose and Finch, our lovely stockist, is hosting a Claire Pettibone Trunk Show this month, and the dresses are very excited to be making their way to this part of the world! In addition to the samples that are carried in the salon, we will be sending many of our most requested gowns for brides to see.

All of our dresses are made to order with exclusive couture fabrics, so keep in mind it takes about 3 to 6 months for your very own CP gown to be hand made in our Los Angeles atelier. During a Trunk Show, you will have a chance to see the entire collection up close and personal, have measurements taken by an expert fitter, and place an order with a complimentary customization.

Be sure to call for an appointment, as I hear slots are already quite booked up! The shop looks absolutely charming, and I can’t wait to feature future NZ brides here on the blog! Have a wonderful time girls, and enjoy the collection!







Please contact Kerry for an appointment: 021 992 310 or email

Designer Weekend June 28th-30th

Primrose & Finch
Suite 15 | 130 St. Georges Bay Road |  Parnell | Auckland 1052

Photographer of Queen Anne Gown:  Jose Villa


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Real Brides: Love Notes

June 7th, 2013 – Comment


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Photography: This Modern Romance

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Musings: Pink and Blue • I Do

June 3rd, 2013 – Comment

Grandma’s china makes for a perfectly charming compliment to our vintage lace Grace gown.


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China photo: via Pinterest
Claire Pettibone ‘Grace’ wedding gown featured in the January/February Issue of Bridal Guide Magazine

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Musings: Decoupage • The Back Story

May 29th, 2013 – Comment

From the moment the bride takes her first step down the aisle, all eyes are on her. And honestly, it’s hard to take your eyes off! So, it’s always been my mission to make her look breathtaking from every angle. The back is a beautiful spot for a sheer inset of lace, or a fantastic floral detail…or even to show a sensous (but always lovely) bit of skin. Your guests will be fully captivated, so you may as well give them something to admire while you recite your vows.







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