Sparkling Gowns for the Holiday Season

It's that time of year...twinkling lights are on display, there's a chill in the air, and hot cocoa is a must! This season, I can't help but wish for a little extra sparkle. I don't always incorporate shimmer into my designs, but when I do, it has to be subtle and not too glitzy, with a dose of refinement and (my favorite) a dash of fairy dust. These dresses have their own unique personality and magic...just like the holidays! Read on for some of our favorite dresses with shimmer and shine. Auroa by Claire Pettibone Pictured with Evolution Veil Aurora Romantic Vintage Inspired Wedding Dress by Claire Pettibone Wedding Dress Lace Hem detail Aurora by Claire Pettibone Wedding Dress with Sparkle Aurora by Claire PettibonePhotos by Michael and Carina
Enchanting Aurora, with her sparkling rose gold French embroidered tulle, may be one of the most magical gowns from the Evolution collection. If sugar, spice and everything nice is your vibe, the Aurora gown is the dress for you. Delicate tulle, dipped in decadent sparkles with the finest floral embroidery is what fairytale dreams are made of, and this rose gold hue is so gorgeous on every skin tone! Stardust Wedding Dress by Claire Pettibone Stardust Wedding Dress by Claire Pettibone Stardust Wedding Dress by Claire Pettibone Stardust Wedding Dress by Claire Pettibone Photos by Lisa Silva Photogrphay
The Stardust gown was carefully crafted from all of the stars I could capture and scatter onto fine tulle. The silhouette, detailed with a plunging bodice, sheer midriff, and Swarovski crystal back, is figure hugging and perfect for the bride who wants to show her glamourous and sexy side. Pair this dress with any of our ethereal veils, and you're set for an enchanting evening! Soleil Wedding Dress by Claire Pettibone Soleil Wedding Dress by Claire Pettibone Soleil Wedding Dress by Claire Pettibone Soleil Wedding Dress by Claire Pettibone Soleil Wedding Dress by Claire Pettibone Soleil Wedding Dress by Claire PettibonePhotos by Sadi Alford Whimsie Photo
Our stunning Soleil gown has captured more than a few hearts and it's easy to see why. This gown has everything you could ever want...exquisite French embroidered tulle, a touch of sparkle, an open back, flutter sleeves, and an ease and comfort you don't find in many embellished gowns...this dress is light as air! Embrace the ethereal fairy you've always wanted to be, and you'll have everyone under your spell! Gypsy Moon Wedding Dress by Claire Pettibone Gypsy Moon Wedding Dress by Claire Pettibone Gypsy Moon Wedding Dress by Claire Pettibone Gypsy Moon Wedding Dress by Claire Pettibone Gypsy Moon Wedding Dress by Claire Pettibone Photos by Katrina Kim Photo
At first glance, you may not see sparkles, but look closer and a dreamy layer of whimsical sequin tulle will shine through, especially when the sun hits. The Gypsy Moon gown is a treasure trove of dreamy embroidered layers. This is the perfect dress for the relaxed, yet glamourous bride who appreciates the little details. And this gown is a match made in bridal heaven with the Gypsy Moon Cape. Noel Lace beaded Wedding Dress by Claire Pettibone Noel Lace beaded Wedding Dress by Claire Pettibone Noel Lace beaded Wedding Dress by Claire Pettibone Noel Lace beaded Wedding Dress by Claire PettibonePhotos by Danielle Harris Photogrphay
Noel...with her layers and layers of Italian tulle, sequined lace, dramatic back and sensual sheer skirt, this gown is perfect for the bride looking for that "wow" factor. This gown is unexpected romance adorned with the most intricate details that stun from every angle.
Chrysalis Embroidered Couture Wedding Dress Chrysalis Embroidered Couture Wedding Dress Photos by Michellia Fine Imagery
Chrysalis Embroidered Couture Wedding Dress Chrysalis Embroidered Couture Wedding Dress Chrysalis Embroidered Couture Wedding Dress Chrysalis Embroidered Couture Wedding DressPhotos by Michael and Carina
You have to look close to appreciate the enchanted details of the fairy dusted Chrysalis. This gossamer gown is for the romantic, the poet, the dreamer, and the woodland nymph. Sweetly adorned with periwinkle blue flowers, cherry blossom appliques, butterflies, and sweeping vines and leaves, this wedding dress is nature's palate personified. With just a touch of sparkling tulle, Chrysalis will surprise and delight. Evolution Veil by Claire Pettibone Wedding and Bridal Accessories Evolution Veil by Claire Pettibone Wedding and Bridal Accessories Evolution Veil by Claire Pettibone Wedding and Bridal Accessories Evolution Veil by Claire Pettibone Wedding and Bridal AccessoriesPhotos by Michael and Carina
Keep in mind, sparkles are very difficult to capture in photography, so when you choose a beaded, sequined, or shimmering dress, it's really more for the effect of the in-person experience as you move and as the light dances with you. Your guests will have a hard time taking their eyes off of you! And even if sparkles aren't your thing, I always recommend that my brides incorporate a little shimmer in some way, even if it's just in a simple accessory. A little sparkle in your hair, or a touch of beading on your veil can be just enough. We hope this holiday season brings some extra sparkle and magic to your days...and from our team, to yours, happy holidays!

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