We’ve been big fans of wedding dress designer Claire Pettibone for years now, so when we heard the designer was introducing a line of more affordable yet equally gorgeous bridal gowns, we could hardly contain our excitement. Laura Gordon Photography captured the stunning pieces on film, and we have to admit we’re having a difficult time picking a favorite.
Designer Claire Pettibone has built a career making brides’ dreams come true, but if her couture collection is a bit out of reach, or if you just want a more understated, low-key vibe for your special day, she has created some very romantic ways to say “I do.” “After countless love-letters from brides who adored my collection but didn’t quite have a couture budget, we felt it was time to launch ‘Romantique’,” Pettibone explains. “It was really important to me and our company to make this collection with quality and integrity, so we chose to keep the production at home here in Los Angeles. ‘Romantique’ has a relaxed elegance so that a bride can really make it her own. I love that our brides don’t fit into a “type” and that my collection seems to attract the coolest, anti-zilla, girls you would totally be friends with,” says the designer.
The collection includes a mixture of flowing silhouettes, feminine off-the-shoulder sleeves, delicate embroidered lace, and signature stunning backs. Graceful and ethereal, Claire Pettibone ‘Romantique’ features understated, elegant gowns priced from $1,500 to $2,800, perfect for your own love story.
About our Groom: Skipping down the Instagram rabbit hole, I came across this gorgeous bearded man… I’ve actually never really been into beards, but wow, this guy is handsome! Flash-forward to a few months later, we decide to photograph our Romantique collection with a “groom” to really tell the whole love story, which after all, is actually the point of a wedding! I reached out to some men’s model agents, and I think I actually gasped when I saw Christopher Millington as one of the gentlemen the agent was sending to our casting! So he shows up, completely charming in a not-trying-to-be-charming way… with a Scottish accent… oh, come ON! And, there you go… we found our Romantique groom. We would love to hear about your groom! Tag him #romantiquegroom, and you can follow ours @chrisjohnmillington. Of course, we can’t wait to see YOU in your Romantique gown #romantiquebride #clairepettibone.
Wedding Dresses: Claire Pettibone Romantique / Photographer: Laura Gordon Photography / Hair: Jorge Luis / Makeup: Dillon Pena / Men’s Stylist: Beau Barela