When I think about creating wedding dresses, the idea of "timeless" is always in the background. I've always thought of myself as a bit of a rebel in the bridal world, and I don't necessarily believe in any of those wedding "rules", but I do wholeheartedly believe in beauty. As a designer, I feel it's my job to create fresh, beautiful gowns that inspire and delight. I don't really think about trends, and yet I want my brides to feel modern and timeless, and most importantly, like their most confident, gorgeous, SELF. I love when a bride tells me she is celebrating her 2nd, 5th, or even 10th Anniversary, and she loves her dress just as much as the day she said "I do"...that's the ultimate sign that I'm doing something right! The dresses featured here have stayed in our collection for so long because they're beloved by so many. Take a look at our April, Cora, and Kristene gowns photographed by Arielle Doneson Photography
and experience the true definition of timeless through this beautiful shoot dreamed up by Kerianne Nelson Flora
gown is one of those favorites still adored by brides today. This soft mermaid silhouette wedding gown is made with French embroidery with ivory, silver, and blush blossoms, lined with luscious pearl silk. The open back highlights your curves, while delicate cherry blossoms adorn the bodice for an ultra romantic nod to springtime. I designed this dress to represent Spring as part of The Four Seasons collection, and it has truly stood the test of time throughout many seasons of weddings! In fact, we're busy finishing alterations for one of our October brides right now!
gown, with her antique French embroidered tulle, is steeped in vintage flare while flaunting a modern silhouette. This gown was designed for The Gilded Age collection, and brides continue to fall in love with Cora's intricate cap sleeves, scalloped lace V neckline, and the best part: the artfully embroidered sheer illusion back! This wedding dress silhouette is flattering for many, and timeless for any bride who wears it. This old world gown can be lined with platinum silk as shown, or with one of our other stunning silk colors...I'm still waiting for a bride to choose this one in our signature bridal blue!
, a gown I'll keep close to my heart forever. Kristene was the very first wedding gown I ever designed for a very good friend. The couture dress features a sheath silhouette, charming lace droplets that dangle when you move and dance, and a dramatic low sheer back. There's a reason this gown has received so much love over the years. Unique and flattering as ever, Kristene is an oldie but a goodie! This gown epitomizes one of my favorite mash-ups: Sexy-Victorian, which of course, isn't a thing, because the Victorians were very buttoned up, but in my world, I like to mix things up a bit, so there's also a dose of Roaring 20's in there too with that fringe Guipure lace. I think that's part of the secret of making vintage inspired feel modern...my dresses are not historical replicas, they are designed for real, vibrant women who have a love and appreciation for things past.
You can feel like a bride on your wedding day while also feeling like yourself. Yes, have your cake and eat it too! Whether you prefer a touch of color, something a little vintage, or something completely unique, I can guarantee one of our gowns will make those bridal dreams come true! And speaking of bridal dreams, this whole floral and décor extravaganza is BEYOND, so bravo to the team below!
Dress: April + Cora + Kristene by Claire Pettibone
Design + Coordination : @keriannenelsonflora
Photography : @arielledphotography
Venue : @tuppermanor
Florals : @keriannenelsonflora
Hair + Makeup : @_jennyluu
Invitation + Calligraphy : @callidoradesign
Cake + Desserts : @sweettalescakeboutique
Menswear : @9tailors
Bride Model : @linds_goode
Groom Model : @h.dante_77
Modeling Agency : @maggieagency