Lorna takes our breath away in the Dew Drop gown and Bolero. She was an absolute delight, and we just love how she worked that dress! The perfect blushing bride!
From the Bride:
After visiting half a dozen other shops, I was not finding the type of dress I envisioned. Too mainstream, not original enough. I fell in love with Claire Pettibone boutique the moment I walked into her shop. It was like being in a gourmet confectionary shop with too many delicious choices. Exquisite gowns in abundance. When I walked in I knew I was in the right place. There were dozens of dresses I could have been happy with. I wanted something with a vintage, hand made feel, lots of attention to small details, something that looked from a past century, but with a touch of whimsy as well. My experience there was wonderful. My choice, ‘Dew Drop’ fit all the criteria. I felt just like a faery queen from an 1800’s illustration, like I stepped out of my throne in the center of a large pink cabbage rose. Perfect! Cinderella had her pumpkin, I had my rose! On my wedding day, everyone kept saying to me ‘you look like a faery!’, or ‘flower goddess’ or ‘you look magical!’ which was exactly what I was trying to achieve. Couldn’t be happier.
Photographer: Gennan Shippen of Watch the Stars Photography
Florist: Debbie of Floral Fields
Coordinator: Dana of Floral Fields
See the entire collection at Clairepettibone.com
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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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I took on an exciting project this season (and a walk down memory lane), mentoring the incredibly talented students at my alma mater, Otis College of Art and Design. Here’s Part One for a peek into the design process, from design direction, sketches, muslin fittings, all leading up to the juried show voted on by the leaders in the fashion world. I’m so proud to report that all of my students made the cut for their work to appear in the gala scholarship benefit and fashion show to be held this weekend at the Beverly Hilton. I’ll be attending, and will report back with final show photos and my winner for the Golden Thimble award…tough choice, the students all did a fabulous job!
to be continued…
For more information about the college: Otis College of Art and Design
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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!
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Alma, from the Latin, meaning soul, spirit, heart. Guipure lace framing her neckline and trailing down her sheer illusion back…Alma has stolen a few hearts already! A lovely blend of elegance, romance, and natural beauty, the organic ivory floral motif flutters with touches of champagne.
Love this feature from Style Unveiled, we can’t wait for some of our first real brides to wear Alma in this summer’s weddings so we can see more!
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