Here’s a peek at the joyful party (wedding!) of our gorgeous bride Nicole Kramer in New Orleans. How much fun are they having?! Makes me smile just looking at these beautiful photos, and we send the happy couple hugs and kick-up-your-heels dances for years to come.
Our wedding was magical. It was the best day of our lives. Pure joy and happiness. We chose New Orleans, not only because it is my groom’s hometown, but because of it’s character and romance. We felt as if we were on a movie set in an old black and white musical comedy.
When I saw my Claire Pettibone dress I knew it was the one. I have never felt so beautiful. Everyone kept saying it was the most gorgeous dress they had ever seen! My husband couldn’t take his eyes off me! We chose to get married in a hidden courtyard and dance through the streets afterwords with a traditional second line.The dress complimented the style and unique romance of New Orleans perfectly!
The love on that day was overflowing. It truly was what dreams are made of! Thank you Claire Pettibone for making my dream dress!!!
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!
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.