Introducing The Four Seasons Couture Collection

Introducing The Four Seasons Couture Collection

The 2017 dresses are beginning to make their way into the world, traveling on trunk shows, and over the next weeks, I’ll share some of my inspiration for these gowns inspired by the beauty of the seasons, which led me to the illustrations by Alphonse Mucha of the Art Nouveau period. I created dresses inspired by each of nature’s four seasons with lots of floral motifs, touches of color, and as always, dramatic backs and feminine details.

As part of my Four Seasons collection, fall made me think of rich textures and warm glimmers of precious metals woven into embroideries and laces. There is a mystery about Autumn, and a rich beauty in the changing of the seasons.

It always starts with the fabric for me, and this dress named Amber has to be seen up close to truly appreciate the rose gold and iridescent threads that have been re-embroidered onto the ecru lace. I love the contrast between the organic subtlety of vintage lace, and the luxurious, shimmer of the metallic. As if Autumn fairies found this human treasure, and then asked their spider friends to spin some magic! My 9 year old daughter just left a lock of her hair in hopes that her personal fairy would visit her on the eve of the full moon with a gift, so yes, fairies are alive and well in our house!

At the same time I was designing the dresses, my jewelry partners Trumpet & Horn, asked me to create a Couture Collection of rings. Taking inspiration from the brilliant stones they gave me to choose from, I selected a rich assortment of precious and very rare gems. The engagement ring is such a romantic expression of love, and I think it is so thoughtful and special when this ring is unique, and maybe a bit unexpected. Perhaps a particular color holds a special meaning, or a setting just speaks to her style. These engagement rings fit right into the fall vibe, but of course are stunning all year-round!

Shop the Claire Pettibone ring collection for Trumpet & Horn here.

Creating looks to epitomize the season they represent, while maintaining the versatility to be worn by brides for any time of year, was a fascinating challenge. I love that each season has a very defined mood, although I believe a dress from spring could certainly be worn for a fall wedding, and a winter gown could be perfect for a summer soiree. I think of this collection as an inspirational starting point, and leave it to the creativity and individual personalities of my brides to make these dresses their own.

View the new collection and meet the Designer at the trunk show at the Flagship Salon at the Castle! The Four Seasons Couture Collection will debut on December 2-3. The Atelier Couture Gowns will be previewed the following weekend, on December 9-10.

Trunk shows are by appointment only and space is limited. To reserve a time, please click here. See you soon!

Claire Pettibone Flagship Couture Preview | December 2-3
Claire Pettibone Flagship Atelier Preview | December 9-10

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Shop the Claire Pettibone ring collection for Trumpet & Horn here.

Photographer Spring: Kayla Barker / Photographer Summer: Judy Pak / Photographer Fall: Dan O’Day / Photographer Winter: Sarah Kate / Photographer Jewelry: Sawyer Baird / Event Design: Type A Society / Floral Styling: The Southern Table  / Hair: Ted Gibson / Makeup:  Kevyn Aucoin


Couture Bridal Trunk Show in Oxford, England | Oct. 14 & 15

Couture Bridal Trunk Show in Oxford, England | Oct. 14 & 15

Situated in Oxford, England, a captivating city renowned for its highly prestigious college, is Ellie Sanderson, a bridal boutique that’s revered for its countless awards.

With a bridal expert at the helm, it’s no wonder that the accolades just keep coming. Owner Ellie Sanderson is often featured in regional wedding magazines. She is a frequent guest speaker at high-profile wedding industry events, and has also appeared on SKY TV where she’s discussed wedding trends. 

This puts Oxford brides seeking a sensational wedding dress in good hands.

So if you’re looking for a bridal trunk show in Oxford, England, you won’t want to miss the one being held at Ellie Sanderson on October 14 and 15.

The trunk show will feature the Couture Collection, which will include Gilded Age gowns, encompassing the imagination and artistry of a bygone era, and popular continuing gowns in the collection.

From the grandeur of the Elizabeth gown with a beaded Chantilly mermaid silhouette to the glitz of the Eliza gown with an aquamarine and platinum flowing lace skirt, you’ll find a profusion of intoxicating wedding dresses made with the world’s finest laces, embroideries, and silks. 

Enamored with the Gilded Age gowns, Ellie said, “We love the use of tiny seed pearls and soft blush shades with romantic backs and delicate trains.”

Prices in the Couture collection range from $3,000 to $8,000.

As if a slew of gorgeous gowns to choose from weren’t enough, while being styled by Andrea, the top stylist at Ellie Sanderson, you’ll enjoy champagne and fresh fruit – the ideal way to shop for a wedding dress.

In addition, you’ll receive a 10% discount on your dream dress during the trunk show!

While attending the trunk show, please make sure to have someone from your entourage take a photo of you trying on one of our wedding dresses. Then post it on Instagram using the #clairepettibone hashtag. Can’t wait to check you out!

Trunk shows are by appointment only and space is limited. To reserve a time, please click here
Phone: +44 1865 558444

Address: 26 Little Clarendon St, Oxford OX1 2HU, United Kingdom

Salon images: Ellie Sanderson  //  Couture Campaign Images: Emily Soto

Not One but Two Bridal Trunk Shows in Morpeth, England

Not One but Two Bridal Trunk Shows in Morpeth, England

Kathryn Trueman, situated in the beautiful historic market town of Morpeth in England, is an award-winning bridal boutique. With the one-of-a-kind bride in mind, the two-story salon is brimming with striking wedding dresses that aren’t widely available in the local area – because no bride wants to see someone else wearing her gown.

Since Kathryn Trueman carries both our Romantique and Couture collections, it’s only fitting that they host not one but two bridal trunk shows.

If you’re a bride in Northumberland looking for a truly authentic wedding dress that makes you weak in the knees, we highly recommend attending at least one of the bridal trunk shows in Morpeth.

The first bridal trunk show, being held September 30th through October 1st, will feature the Gilded Age Couture collection. Teeming with mesmerizing metallic embellishments, the opulent collection, made with the world’s finest laces, embroideries, and silks, offers vintage-inspired wedding dresses that allude to a dream world where beauty reigns.

From the rose silk velvet inlaid details on our Lillian wedding gown, harkening back to a time of exquisite artistry, to the Asscher gown, rife with dazzling antique gold embroidery, there’s an assortment of fanciful dresses offering unforgettable allure. 

For the boho bride seeking understated elegance, the second bridal trunk show, featuring the recently debuted California Dreamin’ Romantique collection, will be held on October 21st and 22nd.

From the Carmel gown, with earthy cotton floral embroidery as captivating as a breathtaking bluff, to the La Cienega gown, which marries Spanish splendor with classic Hollywood style, this inspiring bridal collection includes a brilliant mix of flowing silhouettes, feminine off-the-shoulder sleeves, delicate embroidered lace, and signature stunning backs. 

When asked why she decided to carry Claire Pettibone wedding dresses, owner Kathryn Trueman said, “There is nothing quite like Claire Pettibone’s dresses, the laces are beautiful and the details sublime. It’s a throwback look, to a time of endless glamour and beauty.” 

In addition to so many gorgeous gowns – what we dare say are the best of bridal in England - at your fingertips and a complementary glass of bubbly, you’ll receive 10% on our dresses during the trunk shows.

If you do attend one of the bridal trunk shows at Kathryn Trueman, please make sure to snap a photo of you trying on our wedding dresses. Then post it on Instagram using one or both of the following hashtags: #clairepettibone #romantiquebride. Can’t wait to see how stunning you look!


Trunk shows are by appointment only and space is limited. To reserve a time, please email  or call (01670) 511917.
Address: 42, Bridge Street Morpeth, Northumberland UK NE61 1NL


Salon images: Kathryn Trueman Instagram  //  Couture Campaign Image: Emily Soto