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Vibrant Blooms

Vibrant Blooms

Here’s a gorgeous example of how bright florals can be oh-so-romantic for your wedding day. Paired with our colorful Maia embroidered wedding gown, and our classic Kristene, we just love how luscious these vibrant florals look against these gowns.

We always remind our brides that their dress will photograph lighter than it appears in person, and Maia is a great example. In real life, the Maia embroidery is quite colorful, in shades of pale rose, leaf, and hydrangea, gracefully scattered on delicate tulle. We also offer an ivory version, but maybe these images will inspire you not to be afraid of a little color!

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On the other hand, classic ivory is always a beautiful choice, and you may just want to incorporate your pop of color in florals, décor and your wedding party’s outfits. There’s no need to be afraid that color will overpower the bride. Done right, it’s simply stunning!

The Victorian embroidered Kristene wedding dress is so flattering on so many figures, it's no wonder it has stood the test of time. The sweetheart neckline, cap sleeves, rich Guipure dangles which shimmy and dance along your body as heart-shaped embellishments glide down from the sheer illusion back into the heart shaped train are the details that will make you swoon.

Maia features Claire’s signature illusion back with flowers delicately trailing along the tulle. An illusion neckline leads to a fitted waist, adorned with embroidered appliques flowing into a graceful skirt. Follow the sheer back to the dramatic long train, and you’re a vision of nature’s beauty.
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Maia is available to order here • Kristene is available to order here 

Photography: Bonphotage | Design & Coordination: Ivory and Grace Weddings | Venue: Greystone Mansion | Florals: Bloom Babes | Rentals: Archive Rentals | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Model: @chelsiee.paige | Hair & Make up: Designed Elegance | Calligraphy: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy

Beverly + Cheyenne Lace Love

Beverly + Cheyenne Lace Love

Beverly and Cheyenne are two of our most unforgettable lace gowns. Many of the European mills that I work with are in their 4th, 5th, and in one case, 9th generation of family-owned businesses, with patterns dating back as far as the 1700’s. I feel the history behind these gorgeous fabrics makes lace such a special choice for a wedding dress, and I love interpreting this textile in a modern way for my brides. A sense of the past, and artisan craftsmanship passed down through the generations is rare in our disposable world, and it gives me hope that there are still people doing this work, and brides that appreciate it.

The Beverly long-sleeved gown exudes a bohemian, yet timeless vibe. Beautiful for a grand garden soiree, or equally at home in an intimate celebration among the wildflowers.

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Shop the Beverly Gown here • Shop the Cheyenne Gown here

Gowns: Beverly & Cheyenne by Claire Pettibone | Design & Planning: A Stunning Affair | Floral: Peony and Plum | Venue: Quail Ranch | Photography: Birds of a Feather | Hair & Make-up: Toni Brides | Hairpiece: Twigs and Honey | Rentals: A Rental Connection , borrowed BLU | Cake & Desserts: Frost It Cakery | Catering: Command Performance Catering | Artisanal Wine: Jardesca California Aperitiva | Model: @kate365


Linda and Drew Say I Do

Linda and Drew Say I Do

We got a call asking if we would be open to filming with a bride searching for her dress at our Los Angeles flagship salon, and that’s how I met Linda Phan. That segment of “Property Brothers” was the first glimpse of what Linda was imagining for her wedding to “Property Brothers” star, Drew Scott. She tried on a few gowns, and like any bride, felt a little overwhelmed, and excited about the possibilities. In Linda’s own words, “I had such a lovely time with you! I was a little nervous because, well, that was the very first time I had tried on ANY wedding dresses AND I kinda get queasy being at the center of attention, never mind in a gorgeous gown, on a pedestal, lol! Now I’ve realized how special that moment was - we’re all in different cities and I’m not sure if all those lovely ladies in my life will be in the same room again before the actual wedding! So thank you for making that possible ❤️ All that to say I’d love to work with you to create my dress!”

So that’s how it started, and when Linda came back for her first real appointment in January, she decided on Gypsy Rose. A few days later, she threw me a little curve…Drew was going to wear a kilt for the ceremony, and then change into a tux for the reception. So, if the groom was going to have a wardrobe change, then of course the bride had to as well! Back to the salon, where Linda fell in love with another brand new wedding dress, Santorini, which she chose for her ceremony gown. The colorful beaded floral bodice complimented Drew’s traditional Scottish kilt, and Linda felt like the dress really expressed her personality.

As for the reception gown, Gypsy Rose was a perfect choice for dancing (another curve, “Oh, by the way, I need to be able to do a cartwheel in the gown for our first dance routine!”) and meant she didn’t have to say goodbye to the original dress that she fell in love with. We added a custom layer of sparkles underneath the embroidery for a touch of evening glamour, and a back slit to make sure her cartwheel would happen without a hitch – or a rip! So, two dresses to create, and just 4 months until the wedding…no problem!

For more details and photos from the wedding, pick up the issue of PEOPLE on newsstands Friday, May 18, and watch PeopleTV’s exclusive special, People Weddings: Drew Scott and Linda Phan PeopleTV.com.

Through it all, Linda was a dream client. She and Drew are an amazing, adorable couple. Kind, generous, family-focused and genuine. Linda remained calm and so sweet through the whole process, even while under the pressures that every bride faces in addition to a pretty busy filming and travel schedule. I’m so happy to have been a part of their special day!

The very last curve? Could you come by the house and sew microphones into the gowns, because we’re filming a wedding special, and Linda will need to wear a mic, and the dresses are sheer…and we leave for Italy tomorrow?! Of course, no problem! Congratulations Drew and Linda, so much love to you both!

Property Brothers: Linda & Drew Say I Do premieres June 2 at 9/8c on TLC