If you are a romantic, vintage or whimsical bride, Claire Pettibone is the wedding dress designer for you. Claire Pettibone studied fashion design at Otis Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles. In 1994, Claire, along with her partner and husband, Guy Toley, started their own wedding gown line. Their flagship shop is located in Beverly Hills, CA, but her designs are carried by top bridal boutiques all over the country.
Their goal was to create to designs that reflected Pettibone’s early childhood memories of living in a rustic 19th century farmhouse with breathtaking views of majestic hills and the simple beauty of nature. The wedding gowns take inspiration from everything Mother Nature—including trees, flowers, vines and plants. Claire Pettibone offers something different for the bride who is more free-spirited. She wants to make a bride goddess-like with her use of only the most luxurious and sumptuous fabrics available, with an emphasis on antique-style laces and shimmering silks. The frocks are definitely out of the ordinary and the embellishments are done with the most intricate of hand-cut detailing. Claire is also not afraid to step outside of the box when it comes to color. Many of her wedding gowns have pops of color in the form of flowers and other nature-inspired adornments. In short, the dresses bring together old-world charm with a bit of fantasy, kissed with modern touches.
The Claire Pettibone line is also perfect for the bohemian bride. The boho bridal movement has gained major popularity over the past decade and this line is absolutely perfect for these free-spirited ladies. In addition to the Claire Pettibone Couture Bridal Collection of wedding dresses, gorgeous accessories, such as headbands, bridal combs, and intricately beaded veils are also available to complete the ensemble for the big day. Claire also carries a lovely lingerie collection for brides and single ladies alike. This intimates collection is made with the same delicate touch as her wedding gowns, and with the same spirited sensibility.