• Claire Pettibone’s Whimsical Wedding Dress Collection Fall 2013

    So after my instagram peek at all the gorgeous goings on at Bridal Market over the weekend, it’s time to share a few of my favourite collections.

    I think we’re all aware of how much I adore Claire Pettibone ~ gorgeous evidence here, here and at this beautiful real wedding here.

    The sheer, illusion backs and intricate applicate of her creations take my breath away every time so it’s only natural that I’d feature Claire Pettibone’s breath-taking Fall 2013 collection first.

    Claire Pettibone’s catwalk show was one of the highlights of Bridal Market ~ the models looked like ethereal, woodland nymphs as they walked barefoot down a rose petal covered catwalk, adorned with overgrown floral accessories from statement crowns to corsages and necklaces. One of the stunning dresses was even complimented by a belt of leaves.

    Messy, knotted up-dos were the hairstyle of choice to show off those exquisite backs and eye make up was an intense greeny blue hue.

    The dresses are a Mid Summer Night’s Dream come true. Floral lace applique mingles with 3D silk flowers and playful ribbons while the delicate touches of colour, including a wonderfully woodsy sage green, are the perfect finishing touch.

    Bohemian brides, prepare to invoke your inner fairy queen…

    Photos by WWD/Steve Eichner via Brides.co.uk

    Want to take a closer peek at that incredible back detail?

    Here you go…

    photo by Guy Toley via Instagram

    I’ll give you a moment to pick your jaw up off the floor…amazing right?!

    And just because I can’t get enough, here’s some more photos of the beautifully intricate backs from Claire Pettibone’s Fall Collection 2013.

     photo by Syed – Syphotography 

    Whimsical, romantic and utterly beautiful.

    I’d love to hear from you ~ which of these gorgeous gowns is your favourite?

    Are any of you lovely lot getting married in Claire Pettibone? Or having beautiful back details on your wedding dress?

    For more stunning wedding dresses check out my weekly picks of the most beautiful wedding dresses out there!

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  • sandra (simply peachy)

    OMG I’m speechless at the utter beauty of the collection. I LOVE Claire Pettibone! Lucky you to be there to take it all in! xx

    • bridalmusings

      Glad you love them too, Sandra. Oh how I wish I could’ve been there but I was actually on holiday for my husband’s birthday during bridal market weekend! xx

  • These gowns are absolutely gorgeous! I just can’t get over how beautiful the back details are…amazing!

    • bridalmusings

      Thanks, Valerie. Yep those are some seriously lovely back details! :) x

  • Sara Burnett

    Loving the soft touches of color in this collection – beautiful!

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  • Occasions In Print

    These are just fabulous! Love the use of the flowers on the back!

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  • I am getting inspired to create a new wedding cake. I love sketching my cakes and lace is perfect on cakes! Wonderful. I am in Heaven!

  • naty

    Scared to start wedding dress shopping. I have a feeling I’m going to have a love/hate relationship with claire pettibone. Love love the dresses but will hate if they don’t fit right or if I can’t afford them.

  • Blair

    I’m n love with the Aphrodite gown. It is amazing, but I honestly love every CP gown.

  • I would be in heaven if I wore one of her gowns!!!

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  • Sarah B

    I love this collection alot more than the 2012 one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3297-qi-c4&feature=youtu.be but this collection with the back details is amazing

  • Susan

    finally, a collection without a strapless dress hooray!!! They all look so gorgeous

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  • Emilyjackjones

    I love the back detail of the last dress, been searching for it after seeing a pic of the back on pinterest, then I finally found this site with full pics of the dress and I’m so disappointed by the front and bottom :( would love it to be full length lace and with a more fitted bodice (perhaps its just the model wearing it but I don’t like the way its wrinkled/saggy between the breast and waist line).


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