Sunday, January 8, 2012

Opulence Pettibone


We hope you have had an amazing New Year celebration (I had my bubbly above 25,000 feet) and that you are enjoying a well deserved rest :-) This is the perfect post to wet your appetite of the wonderful world of weddings. After we had the pleasure of seeing and compiling 2011 wedding dresses, we open up the New Year with something a little different, whimsical, more avant garde and a piece that the designer takes particular pride in.

For those of you not familiar with this designer, Claire Pettibone creates enchanting, feminine, vintage-inspired gowns, sometimes with a little bit of goth, a little bit of rock ‘n roll mixed in. I adore Pettibone’s opulent designs and her wedding dresses are unique and not for every bride… but perfect for those who had planned a romantic wedding with lots of charming, organic touches throughout.


Beautiful quality fabrics such as Chantilly lace and silk create flowing silhouettes that flatter every body type.


The bride wore the ‘Emma’ dress from the Tea for Two collection, a light dusty rose and pewter embroidered empire silhouette with flowing blush silk and tulle skirt.


Claire Pettibone bride wants to be different and wants to walk down the aisle knowing that the gown she wears personifies her soul.

When I looked through the real brides of Pettibone, she strives to create dresses that embody a vintage, romantic feel while still maintaining their modern edge. I’m continually awed by her beautiful backs detailing. As you’ll see, there is no formula to speak of… Although, we might give Kate Middleton a smidge of credit for inspiring the daring notion of a bit more coverage. And still, the low, low, back is always timeless and elegant.


Pettibone strives to create dresses that embody a vintage, romantic feel while still maintaining their modern edge. We are loving the back romantic detailing of this ‘Bridgette’ dress.



Real bride of Claire Pettibone - Victorian embroidery lined with an ivory silk charmeuse, to add to the romance, the dress is also accentuated by a sweetheart neckline and a heart shaped train. (credits to Claire Pettibone)


She looks absolutely stunning in this ‘Kristene’ dress

I can honestly say I would wear every single one of these dresses (and many more, even alone one of these dresses can inspire an entire wedding, a great starting spot if you are in the beginning stages of planning.


The ‘Lucien’ dress by Claire Pettibone, beautiful workmanship romantic feel still maintaining their modern edge


‘Mystere’ dress, a vintage-inspired gowns unique charming touches

Why settle for something that’s basically indistinguishable from every other wedding dress out there when you can have something much, much more interesting?