We see so much inspiring and gorgeous photography out there and chose these photos for the luxurious way they make us feel. The warm orange hues and the various shades of purple are regal and sophisticated. The greens are bright and fresh and make us want to whisk away to a grand estate in a destination by the sea and pamper ourselves.
The fragrant florals remind us spring isn’t too far away, and we love the tiny pink roses on the cake and the flower girl’s dress, just precious. Of course we’d then dine on the fabulous little bites and treats featured, with a glass (or two) of Champagne. A perfect day. This is what a wedding is for those involved. Loved ones gathered to celebrate life at it’s finest and have glorious fun. We get to live a dream and nothing else matters that special day.
Photographs via: Anna Kuperberg
This is such a lovely bridal shoot with it’s Mediterranean allure and Moroccan influences. The subtle and muted colors create an enchanting atmosphere. We were immediately drawn to the warm gold and apricot hues, the glorious green, mixed with rich orange, a dash of pink and a splash of berry blue that delicately brightens the natural setting. The incredible table surroundings and that glorious cake make a gathering fit for a queen.
We’re also in love with the lace detailing. The fabulous golden lace cake, table runners, and lace ties on the chair coordinate gracefully with the bride’s strapless gown and embroidered wedding dress. The look is one of absolute lush romance.
Photography: Stephanie Williams of This Modern Romance / Venue: Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs / Dresses: Claire Pettibone & Anne Barge / Hair: Elisa Bunnell / Makeup: Maria Nguyen / Hair pieces: Erica Elizabeth Designs / Flowers + Tabletop: Karen Tran Florals / Cake: Michele Coulon / Invitations: Momental Designs / Rentals: Planks and Patina / Shoes: Hey Lady Shoes / via: 100 Layer Cake
We are completely smitten with these romantic and feminine wedding dresses from Claire Pettibone. We also love her humility that accompanies her vision. She’s one of those true trend-setters, who never set out to be anything of the sort. Here’s her take on trends and exhibiting your own style.
Once the last model exits the runway, I have two seconds to take a breath, and the reporter’s questions begin, “Claire, what are the latest bridal trends?” When I design a collection, so many things inspire me. This season was all about a dream-like goddess walking through rose petals.
But I don’t pay much attention to trends. Although one movement I do fully support is the shift towards individuality in weddings. I actually was a pioneer in offering brides an alternative to the strapless ball gown, so it really warms my heart to see more and more brides confident in their personal style, and resisting the pressure to fit into a particular “bridal” mold. Antique lace, illusion backs and floral embellishments… these are all things that stir my soul, but really, it’s not about a sleeve or a sash. Does this gown stir your soul and make you feel a bit overwhelmed (in a really good way)? Do you feel beautiful and so ready to meet your partner at the end of that aisle? ~ Claire Pettibone