- Posted on Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Los Angeles-based fashion designer Claire Pettibone has a knack for creating romantic, vintage-y wedding gowns that look like they’re straight out of a period drama.
Her latest couture bridal offering, the Timeless Collection, is chock full of Victorian elements and beautifully captured by New York-based photographer Sophie Kaye who has been shooting New York Bridal Fashion Week for The Wedding Scoop for the past few years. This season’s gowns come with fluttery sheer sleeves, and are embroidered with delicate florals in the sweetest hues. The Victoriana gown, for instance, has a sheer lace capelet that accentuates the neckline. Meanwhile, the Belinda gown features pretty lace cut-out details that trail gently down the arm.
Keep scrolling for more of her divine designs – perfect for the bride who’s into unconventional dresses that exude old-school charm!
A word from Claire Pettibone:
“This season, I thought a lot about what makes a gown timeless. I’ve been designing wedding dresses for many years now, and one of the best compliments is when a bride says how much she still loves her gown, even years later. Or when an older design is featured, and it still looks current. I believe one of the true signs of good design is that it passes the test of time, and when designing for my brides, although I love current trends and do put a modern twist on things, I also strive to create a gown that she will love not just in the moment, but years later.
In creating the concept and look for this presentation and shoot, we took the Timeless theme as our starting point. Elements of the Victorian Era (always a favourite) came into play with the hair and make-up. The townhouse already had a rich history, and filling the parlour rooms with lush florals gave it an other-worldly feeling, as if you stepped into a fairy tale. The shoes floating up the stairs, the decadent cakes…all the elements came together to tell an enchanted story.”
Thank you for sharing these beautiful images with us, Claire and Sophie!
Wedding Gowns, Capes & Veils: @clairepettibone
Creative Direction & Design: @eastmadeco
Floral Design: @fayeandrenee
Hair & Makeup: @teammcosta @bymarcellocosta
Cake & Desserts: @trouvaillebakery
Shoes: @clairepettibone for @bellabelleshoes