If there ever was a queen of the romantic wedding gown, her name would be Claire Pettibone. Nobody has the magic touch of marrying decadent embroidery with dreamy fabrics and soft, ethereal colour quite like Claire and this is especially true of her latest ‘Timeless Bride’ collection.
‘Timeless Bride’ is a nod to the bride who does not desire to be on trend, these are pieces for the bride who wants to look back at her wedding photos in years to come to see herself, just as she was.
The gowns, in signature Claire Pettibone style are romantic in nature, from the sweetheart necklines to the lace-adorned voluminous sleeves, each gown speaks of soft, enduring beauty and timelessness. The adoration is not just in her use of detail though, but also in her use of colour. This season brings to life beautiful hues (in the stunning strapless gown ‘Eloise’ alongside ‘Marie’ in soft taupe with intricate long sleeves). My personal favourite, ‘Ophelia’ combines lavender, blue and sage appliqued flowers on the softest gold silhouette.
In Claire’s owns words, “Although I love trends and find inspiration in both the past and my current surroundings when I create a bridal gown, I do think about the long term. One day my bride will look back at these photos, and maybe even down the line her children or grandchildren will too…what will they think? Was it trendy? Was it too much or not enough? Most importantly, does it capture the essence of this woman…who she was at that sweet time in life when love between two people was just beginning.”
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