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California Love

California Love

Our hearts are heavy here at Claire Pettibone. The California wildfires that have caused so much destruction and devastation loom large in our minds. Although we are not directly in the path of the fires, we none-the-less feel the intensity and sorrow that has hit our neighbors and home state.Claire Pettibone Shenandoah | Malibu Rocky Oaks WineryAs we have been watching the news, trying to think of what we could do to help or aid in some way, one of our dear stockists, London and Lace in South Carolina, offered a suggestion. During their upcoming trunk show they will donate a portion of the proceeds from sales of our collection to charities specifically designated to help victims of the fires.Claire Pettibone Malibu Beverly We are so touched by their offer of support and committed to match that contribution. We will also be donating a percentage of all sales through the end of January.Claire Pettiobone Bordeaux | Malibu Rocky Oaks VineyardWe are California kids through-and-through. Born, raised and nourished on sunny days and cool ocean breezes, our home state is infused in our DNA. Just last year, we were marveling at the beauty of this amazing place as we shot two collections, Vineyard and California Dreamin’, in areas that are now completely decimated. It’s hard to imagine these areas so full of beautiful plants and wildlife are just gone now.Claire Pettibone Merlot Malibu Rocky Oaks WineryWe hope that this gesture can help bring some hope and relief for people and add to the recovery efforts.
We have identified two organizations that are on the front lines of aid and recovery. We invite you to participate in any way you can.
California Fire Foundation Logo 
California Fire Foundation has an awesome program “Supplying Aid to Victims of Emergency (SAVE).” Through SAVE, front line firefighters in California provide gift cards, in the amount of $100, to eligible victims of fires or other natural disasters so they may purchase basic necessities such as food, clothing or medicine.
California Community Foundation
The California Community Foundation started a fund in 2003 to specially address the growing threats of wildfires. The Wild Fire Relief fund has raised $5million to support people displaced form the fires.

Photography: Feather & Stone Fine Art Photography | Lucy Munoz Photography

Locations: Malibu Rocky Oaks Estates Vineayards | Calabasas Private Estate

 

A Fall Voyage

A Fall Voyage

The lush, rich tones of autumn are all around us – from gorgeous florals in shades of spice and crimson, to the stunning golden light that filters through fall’s turning leaves, it’s a beautiful season for an afternoon or evening wedding.Claire Pettibone Voyage Couture Wedding DressStanding out against dramatic colors and rich textures, the vintage-inspired Voyage Gown makes a stunning complement to the deep jewel tones of the season. Reminiscent of medieval times, this styled shoot designed by Reagan Lauren and captured exquisitely by Mariel Hannah, has everything you could imagine for a romantic fall wedding. Floral Styling Weddning Venue Castle di AmarosaRustic tiling and frescos at the Castello di Amorosa transport you instantly to a castle in Tuscany, complete with a cornucopia of fruits and lavish, dramatic florals – inspired by the seasonal offerings of autumn from florists Ponderosa and Thyme. Accented with rich wood seating arrangements from Encore Event Rentals, this dreamy shoot offers endless inspiration for a bride looking to embrace the beauty of Italy no matter where she is.Bella Belle featured Shoes Claire Pettibone Voyage Wedding DressComplete with breathtaking details, Voyage is a true dream for brides looking for the dress – from a full skirt to the fitted illusion lace bodice, this is a gown for the bride who wants it all! Constructed using fine French embroidery, the Voyage gown’s silhouette certainly appeals to brides searching for a modern twist on the classic ball gown.Voyage Wedding Dress by Claire PettiboneClaire Pettibone Voyage Back DetailWedding Bouquet Voyage Wedding Dress Claire Pettibone Starting with a fitted bodice and waist, a crinoline underskirt provides the subtlest of volume to the re-embroidered lace skirt. Impeccable detailing is found throughout the gown – especially on the bodice which also features long sleeves and a back that rivals the rest of the gown – a flawless choice for any wedding year-round.Wedding Styling and Design IdeaWedding Table Top IdeaVoyage Wedding Dress at Castle di AmarosaBrides looking for a bit of drama will certainly find it with Voyage. Wedding Style Castle di Amarosa with Claire Pettibone GownFall is a lovely season to experiment with color; after all, nature herself provides such a stunning assortment of hues this time of year, so it only makes sense to pair the perfect wedding gown with such a palette!Voyage Gown Couture Wedding Dress by Claire PettibonePonderosa & Thyme Floral Design Voyage Wedding Dress Claire PettiboneThe Castello di Amorosa is the perfect venue for brides looking for that European charm without travelling thousands of miles. Invite your guests to step back in time and soak up the charming ambiance of wood, tile and iron as you celebrate your reception in the heart of wine country.Wedding Hair Style by Aimee ArtistryCarefully planned hair and makeup is always the final touch to any bridal look. Loose cascading curls and fresh makeup from Aimee Artistry creates a warm, youthful glow and adds even more beauty to this European-inspired bridal shoot. For brides wanting a timeless but modern look, this effortless style complements the essence of the Voyage gown and will look stunning for years to come!

Voyage Gown Credits:

Photography: Mariel Hannah | Styling & Design: @reaganllauren | Hair & Makeup: Aimee Lam | Floral Design: Ponderosa & Thyme |Calligraphy: @ciarraclaire | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Venue: Castello di Amorosa  Bakery: Bella Bakery Calistoga | Rentals: Encore Event Rentals