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Musings: Roses are Red

May 6th, 2013 – 1 Comment

You really can’t go wrong with a classic red lip.  A pop of color in your bouquet adds a retro spin to our romantic Viola gown.

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Photographer: Laura Gordon
Headpiece: Angelique by Enchanted Atelier for Claire Pettibone
Bouquet: via Pinterest
See more of  Viola and the entire collection at


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Real Brides: Emma in Sky Between the Branches

April 25th, 2013 – 2 Comments

We can’t get enough of these lovely photos of beautiful bride Emma, wearing the Sky Between the Branches gown.  The beaming couple got married at their home in Old Agoura, California, under the same oak tree that the groom’s parents were married under 30 years ago! We couldn’t imagine a more perfect setting, it was simply breathtaking,

Be sure to see the whole story with tons of gorgeous images photographed by Katie Shuler here.

Congratulations to Emma and Joey, may your lives together be just as beautiful as your wedding day!









Photographer: Katie Shuler   (also here  and here)
Wedding Coordinator: Mia Bella Events
Florist: Stella Bloom
See the entire collection at

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Musings: Sky Between the Branches

May 24th, 2012 – 3 Comments

“Take a moment to see the sky between the branches…breathe in the softly scented air. The Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom, and a sense of lightness and indescribable beauty takes hold.

Hints of Asian inspiration interpreted as subtle details. Cherry blossoms literally bloom in the fabrics, as the embroideries and embellishments provide the foliage for this paradise. The more we see and discover, we find the lines between cultures have become blurred, and beauty is universal. I enjoyed exploring this enchanted garden and the rich history and symbolism of cultures to discover precious details for this collection. Through my research, I was struck by a sense of innocence and purity, a soft sweetness almost as if Spring herself was the bride-to-be.

As always, my goal is to conceive a timeless expression of beauty that transcends the age in which we live and helps to create a magical day for the bride. In a world sometimes overwhelmed by challenges, a wedding is a celebration of joy and love, a promise of hope for the future… a much needed reminder of all that is precious and wondrous.

May life offer you many such moments.

~ Claire Pettibone, October, 2010″

I wrote these words about a year and a half ago to share the inspiration and thoughts behind my latest collection. The last few days have been quite the whirlwind, and I feel like maybe “taking a moment to see the sky between the branches” is not a bad idea. The branches of media frenzy, interviews, updates and tweets can all be a bit much… don’t get me wrong, I love the branches, I’m extremely GRATEFUL for the branches! But it is the sky that gives us the air to breath, the light to see things with some sense of perspective and allows our spirits to somehow float above it all. I don’t think the instantly famous bride Priscilla Chan really had any idea of how MANY branches she was about to sprout on May 19 th! No matter who she married, she is a woman in love, who I’m sure just wanted to have a moment with close family and friends to witness her pledge of love to the man she chose as her life partner…I am hoping the happy couple can steal a moment to see the sky.

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Real Brides: Sharon Lombardi in Clara

July 1st, 2010 – Comment

Photos: Harrison Long // Dress: Clara // Salon: Claire Pettibone Flagship

I just love the dreamy and timeless vision that beautiful bride Sharon Lombardi radiates in these sun-swept photos by Harrison Long.  Wearing “Clara,” the Art Deco inspired drop-waisted lace sheath with jewel-encrusted silk belt and neckline, Sharon is a vision that F. Scott Fitzgerald might have conjured.

“Wearing the Clara gown made me feel so sophisticated and chic,”
said Sharon, who married Tom Lombardi on October 10, 2009 in the romantic and serene setting of the Falkner vineyard which sits on the crest of a 1500 feet deep valley.

“Our female guests could not stop asking questions about my gown – where I got it and who the designer was – they all said how much they adored my dress!  Even some of the male guests who said they could not normally tell one wedding gown from another commented that my dress was so unique and memorable.  I was told later on that my dress caught the light of the setting sun just perfectly so that I “sparkled” on my entire walk down the aisle….”


Sharon purchased her gown from the Beverly Hills flagship salon with the help of her mother and salon manager Cynthia Pinot.

“Cynthia provided the best advice and excellent service.  I had a great experience and have since recommended another bride to Claire Pettibone and she also purchased a gown there for her upcoming nuptials this August! Thank you, Claire, for making the most beautiful gown I have ever worn. The photos took our breath away. We are beyond thrilled with Harrison’s artistry and how beautifully he captured the magic of our wedding day.”

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