Shoes, veils, jewelry, sashes…did I mention shoes?! We’re a little dress obsessed over here, but just like every girl in the world, a bride needs her accessories! So we’re dedicating an entire two days to decking you out. Actually, I’ve been spending WAY more than two days on it, preparing some beautiful new things to dress up your dress.
Every time I do a photo shoot, I’ll create some spur of the moment styling pieces. This time I brought along some lace, a jeweled piece here and there, and whipped up some breath-taking (if I do say so myself!) gloves. I just love how accessories bring a whole look together and really infuse an individual style. So, I have lots of new veils, sashes, and headpieces to reveal, along with two new exclusive and amazing collections from the UK.
First up, Lila has created the most amazing, hand-crafted floral wreaths exclusively for Claire Pettibone, and we are the only US stockist to offer these beauties! Made from clay-like material, they remain slightly supple (so as not to crack) and extremely light weight, and look as delicious as frosting! Hand painted either in the softest shades from nature, or with actual 24K gold leaf. Each petal is crafted by hand, so no two are exactly alike. A perfect alternative to fresh flowers, which can quickly wilt in the sun, and you’ll have this keepsake forever!
We are thrilled to welcome Emmy shoes to the castle with her stunning vintage inspired collection. I first discovered these lovelies on one of my favorite UK blogs, www.lovemydress.net and one thing led to another, and here she is! Not only are these shoes perfect for the bride, but they are so gorgeous you’ll wear them long after the big day. And don’t forget your bridesmaids, mothers, and of course yourself when you’re not a bride, but just being fabulous.
Here at our Flagship, we look forward to showing you all the loveliness, and helping you choose the dress, veil, jewels, shoes, or any combination of those for your special day. Receive a free gift with purchase (a little something for the honeymoon) and bring a friend! Appointments required for a fitting room if you would like to try on dresses…otherwise, feel free to stop in!
Claire Pettibone Flagship Salon at the Castle
Accessories Trunk Show February 28th and March 1st
7415 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036
310-360-3-6268 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Featured Claire Pettibone gowns: Lily, Minuet, Alchemy, Charlotte, and Julia. View the entire collection at clairepettibone.com
It all begins with the dress…but just like a cake with no frosting, it’s in the final embellishments, the veil, the headpiece, the jewelry, that the full story is told. I love that moment…you’ve found the perfect gown that looks so beautiful and says all you want to say about who you are, and what this day means…and then, we add an antique veil, or a jeweled headpiece, and that’s when it really sinks in…you’re getting married, and the tears come.
I think it’s that culmination of beauty and joy amidst all of the nervousness and high expectations that cause this slightly overwhelming sensation. Once you see yourself as you are going to look on this day (of course even better with hair, make-up and a perfectly fitting gown!) it all comes into focus and you come back to the real reason you’ve been going through all this…why you’ve tried on so many dresses and have a binder full of swatches and tear-sheets and guest lists and menus…you have fallen in love with someone truly special, and are going to pledge your devotion and share your life.
This part of my job really is the “icing on the cake”. I absolutely love designing gowns. I love the fabrics, the flowers, the lace, the details, everything! But when I see those tears of joy and know that I have helped make a bride not only look breathtakingly beautiful, but that my work has actually touched her soul…well, it doesn’t get any better.
I invite you to see the inspired collection of headpieces from Enchanted Atelier for Claire Pettibone. We worked closely to create the perfect accents for your gown, and along with my signature embellished veils, we are sure to create some magic and put the Icing on the Cake!