Claire Pettibone’s Fall 2015 Collection

My top favorites from the newest collection! Images from Grace Ormonde.

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A Modern Vintage Styled Shoot

Antiques, exposed brick and raw, natural beauty were the inspiration for my Modern Vintage Shoot. Lace dresses and fluffy tulle skirts were the perfect pairing and gowns came pouring in from Kleinfeld Bridal, Concord Wedding Center, Matthew Christopher and Kimberly Pixton Couture.

The City Club, a local venue here in Concord, NC was the first stop in our photo shoot. The approximate capacity is around 600-1000 and this venue is simply beautiful. I am a huge fan of exposed brick, and this venue was simply stunning.


Items shown in the City Club Images are as follows:
-Allure Bridals “9051
(This dress can be found locally at Concord Wedding Center)
-Tuxedo from Jim’s Formal Wear at Concord Wedding Center
-Bouquet by Linda Gibson
-Lighted backdrop by Concord Wedding Center
-Jewelry borrowed from Pixton Couture
Pnina Tornai “32933053” (Can be found only at Kleinfeld Bridal)
Pixton Couture “Cymbeline”
-Cake by Sweet Boutique Bakery
Claire Pettibone “Alchemy” (Gown provided by Kleinfeld Bridal)
Pixton Couture “Demoiselle”
-Table Design by Linda Gibson
-Design & Decor by Concord Wedding Center
Matthew Christopher “Juliet”

The next location we shot at was an old warehouse. It’s chippy paint and exposed brick were a charming touch that was so perfectly contrasted with the gowns.


Items shown in the Warehouse Images are as follows:
Pixton Couture “Marianne”
Pixton Couture “Demoiselle”
-Jewelry provided by Pixton Couture

The Depot is a “pickers paradise” when it comes to all things antique, old, and shabby chic- a perfect setting for my shoot. I found a diamond in the rough when deciding to set one of the locations at The Depot at Gibson Mill.


Items shown in the Depot at Gibson Mill Images are as follows:
Maggie Sottero “Sonata” (Gown courtesy of Kleinfeld Bridal)
Pixton Couture “Ballantyne”
Amanda Wakeley “Cleopatra” (Gown Courtesy of Kleinfeld Bridal)
-Cake by Sweet Boutique Bakery

Thank You

10 Swimsuits Perfect for Your Honeymoon!

Honeymoon Swimwear by Pixton is set to launch this fall with drop dead gorgeous swimsuits. Kim’s inspiration? “It’s just so hard to find a white swimsuit appropriate for a honeymoon.” You can find a simple white suit adorned with crystals aptly named “Crystal Bouquet” or for the more funky girl, the Racy Lacy suit. Either way, these suits are very well made, proudly in the USA.

Designer: Kimberly Pixton
Makeup: Kimm McLean
Hair stylist: Tricia West
Model: Courtney Spencer, Malayka Viney, Victoria Vesce
Photographer: Marcos Aspiazu
Assistant photographer:Ryan Glynn

Castle’s Kate Beckett in a Wedding Dress!

Okay, if you are a Castle fan, you probably are swooning over the Dress Beckett wears in tonight’s episode!

Designed by Castle’s costume designer Luke Reichle. His design would easily sell for over $30,000 given the attention to detail including French silver bullion lace, silk taffeta and an organza skirt that would make any bride say yes!

Now, drum roll please…

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Are you dying yet?! It’s amazing! Totally perfect for Beckett, elegant, beautiful, modern, sleek, sophisticated, and a little shy.

Pixton Couture “Inspires” a Jane Austen Collection! (FULL COLLECTION!)

Kimberly Pixton is a very close friend of mine who just happens to be an awesome bridal fashion designer! She has a background in fashion, cheerleading and is launching her line in the bridal market. Kim has such an amazing vision, and I can’t help but fall in love with her gowns. Her editorial piece, Elinor, got some attention at bridal market, sparking an enthusiasm for texture in gowns. You might see the gowns in a magazine stand near you! Check out some recent editorial work in Charlotte Wedding’s, “Come Fly With Me” Shoot. Each gown has a unique element, and you can expect nothing but amazing quality with her one of a kind pieces. The line features a textured brocade gown, lovely shades of blush and a tutu skirt that would make any bride happy! Check out her amazing collection inspired by Jane Austen!

My Chicago Bridal Market Review!

So it’s probably the best time of the year, the leaves are turning, there is a chill in the air, and bridal fashion comes out to play! Bridal Fashion week started in Chicago last week, and it showcased the who’s who in bridal couture.  Think 100 different bridal designers all under one roof; complete amazing-ness!

I had some help reviewing Chicago’s bridal market because I was unable to attend!  #bridalmarket

Check out some of the most amazing gowns found only at the Chicago Bridal Market.  All images came from Instagram

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@somethingblue4u Instagram Maggie Sottero is really bringing it!

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@altamodabridal Instagram Lea Ann Belter has a gorgeous lace gown in her newest collection!

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@badgleymischka Instagram Can you say, “Badgley Mischka?”

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@brides Instagram Bel Aire Bridal makes gorgeous hair accessories!

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@emmalinebridal Instagram (I Love the one in the back with the pink by Emmaline Bridal!)

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@brides Instagram A gorgeous Enzoani gown!

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@bridalguide Instagram A gorgeous Sottero & Midgley gown!!!

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@bridalguide Instagram Yet another Sottero & Midgley gown!

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@brides Instagram And another Maggie Sottero gown!

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@laurenlew78 Instagram

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@bridalguide  Instagram …and another Maggie Sottero gown!

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@songketaffairs Instagram More Maggie Sottero gowns…

and my personal favorite…

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@m4delineOlivia Instagram a stunning tiered lace gown by Moonlight Bridal!

Stay tuned for next week’s review of NY Bridal Fashion Week…only at the Piers!