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California Dreamin’ with Romantique by Claire Pettibone

French girls may have that je ne sais quoi, but California girls have that cool factor, and it’s a factor that designer Claire Pettibone captured to perfection in her Spring 2017 Romantique Collection. Inspired by her home state, Claire Pettibone’s California Dreamin’ Collection is full of flowing silhouettes, feminine off-the-shoulder sleeves, delicate embroidered lace, and signature stunning backs. Paired with beauty looks from the talents at TEAM Hair + Makeup and images by Lucy Munoz Photography, you’re going to fall madly in love with the pretty images below! If you’re a bride who prefers turquoise to diamonds, wildflowers to roses, braids to formal up-do’s, and a VW bus to a limo, this collection is for you!

Befitting a bride of consummate style, this long-sleeved gown, brimming with lavish floral lace, exudes a sort of approachable opulence. Unforgettable details include an illusion lace neckline, a striking cut-out open back, and a chapel length train that falls to the floor with bohemian nonchalance. The Beverly wedding gown is a showstopper worthy of a large affair in a grand garden, or equally at home in an intimate celebration among sun-flecked redwood trees.


The quiet beauty of a foggy coastline, windswept surf, and majestic cypress trees inspired the open back wedding dress Carmel. Earthy cotton floral embroidery with a flowing net skirt falls elegantly to a chapel length train, and tulle straps across the open back are as captivating as a breathtaking bluff. Whether exchanging vows in Big Sur or Belize, this sexy wedding dress will add to all the salt-tinged splendor.


It’s not easy to find a wedding dress that evokes infectious grooves, desert reveries, and an untamed spirit, but Coachella delivers. This unparalleled wedding gown, oozing with bohemian flair, has long, sheer sleeves, hypnotic cotton crochet lace, and seductive side slits. And as if that isn’t enough, the open back comes replete with jeweled silk tassel ties, and a chapel length sweep of lace to trail past sun-kissed legs.

Del Rey

Inspired by a place where palm trees line the sun-filled shoreline, and unforgettable sunsets are the norm, this wedding gown is the epitome of boho beauty. With intricate cotton crochet lace in a graceful geometric pattern, an open low back, and a scalloped lace chapel train, the Del Rey wedding gown produces a stunning, sun-dappled silhouette. Whether you’re a beach-bound bride or just looking to convey an “I just woke up like this” effortless vibe, this captivating dress is likely to leave all who see it smitten.


Evoking a succulent studded shoreline and scenic coves, the Laguna Beach wedding dress, teeming with Bohemian flair, features stunning crochet cut-out cotton Guipure lace, while sexy side-slits on the sheer skirt show off sun-kissed skin. Punctuated by the signature illusion back and a slight sweep train, this wedding gown will look sublime in any setting, whether you say “I do” on the surf-worthy shores of Maui or against the gorgeous backdrop of a Napa Valley sunset.


The epitome of old-world elegance, this vintage inspired lace wedding dress boasts embroidered tulle long sleeves oozing with unparalleled grandeur and grace. With the addition of an illusion front – and back! – and a flowing skirt with a ravishing cathedral length train, the splendor of Pasadena is timeless and unforgettable.

Santa Monica

A stunning balance of simplicity and detail, the Santa Monica embroidered wedding dress is hard to resist. Graceful embroidery accented with ocean-mist sparkle, this sleek sheath features a scalloped bodice, and dainty lace straps topped off with a swoon-worthy heart shaped illusion back. The cathedral length train cascades behind like a gentle wave kissing a sandy shore.


This dreamy wedding dress, with a dazzling chapel length train and flourishes of corded tulle embroidery, is an homage to the creative soul. The intricate silver and ivory cotton threadwork cascades down the center and through the sleeves, imparting an effortless sense of style. Whether clutching a bouquet of wild flowers or succulents, a walk – or perhaps a strut – down the aisle in the Silverlake wedding gown will evoke a beguiling blend of boho chic and timeless beauty, sure to leave an everlasting impression.

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From Claire Pettibone… I love the eclectic style and freedom we have in California. Designing this collection of gowns inspired by my home state, I wanted to keep the dresses feminine but with a relaxed, easy vibe. The bohemian look has always been a favorite of mine…I was raised by artist parents, so it must be in the genes!

For this shoot, we headed out to a Malibu ranch for a quintessential day in the sun. We kept the styling to a bare minimum, just natural beauty and a few fresh picked wild flowers were all we needed.

Effortless beauty is something I think we all try to emulate. Like, “yeah, I woke up like this.” Coachella, Laguna, Carmel…these names just conjure a certain vibe that sounds like a really great party, a wedding that you wouldn’t want to miss!

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