I’m sure you must know by now how much I adore all Claire Pettibone wedding dresses, and I really do mean ALL! She has such an incredible talent in creating the most exquisite, pretty and feminine wedding dresses.
Claire Pettibone has two collections – ‘Couture’, for brides with a higher-end budget, and ‘Romantique’, which is a more affordable collection of beautiful dresses.
Claire Pettibone’s love affair with California is the inspiration behind the incredible 2017 Romantique California Dreamin’ collection. This collection features an eclectic mix of dresses with intricate and crochet lace, sexy backs and sheer glimpses of sun-kissed skin.
Feeling that irresistible pull to revel in the sunshine, Claire Pettibone took her California Dreamin’ dresses to a private ranch in Malibu. Together with photographer Lucy Munoz and Team Hair & Makeup, they captured the spirit of the golden state with some seriously dream-worthy wedding looks.
“There’s nothing like a barefoot afternoon in a meadow and some wildflowers in your hair to make a girl’s soul smile. I foraged for a few natural elements, like a fern bracelet and blossoms from our super-bloom this spring, and kept the styling and beauty looks with Team Hair & Makeup super-relaxed and simple.
“I always want my brides to feel relaxed. A wedding gown should make you look amazing, but the dress should never overpower the woman who wears it. With this collection I can really see the bride’s essence coming through.” – Claire Pettibone
Lucy Munoz captured these beautiful dresses in the sun, highlighting the intricate details…
Three beauties from the Claire Pettibone Romantique California Dreamin’ 2017 collection stand-out for me. The first is Coachella. It’s not easy to find a wedding dress that evokes infectious grooves and an untamed spirit, but Coachella delivers. With its chapel length lace overlay sweeping down into a train at the back, this is such a unique dress. It oozes bohemian flair, with long sheer sleeves, cotton crochet lace and seductive side slits. This dress also features an open back with jewelled silk tassel ties.
Del Rey is the epitome of boho beauty. The intricate cotton crochet pattern and sweet plunging neckline is so pretty. The back is a sexy open low back with a scalloped lace train. If you are looking for a sexy, feminine dress with a boho feel then maybe Del Rey is ‘the one’.
My final choice is Silverlake, a real showstopper with pretty lace cape-sleeves that wrap around to reveal the stunning back. Intricate silver and ivory cotton embroidery cascading down the centre and through the sleeves makes this a dreamy wedding dress. Definitely a dress of timeless beauty.
All the dresses in the California Dreamin’ 2017 collection are so incredible you will be spoilt for choice! See the full collection in the gallery below, and find out more about all Claire Pettibone’s collections at clairepettibone.com.