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From the Runway: Claire Pettibone Spring 2014 Collection

Silk and vintage lace gowns inspired by the art of decoupage

Decoupage, the French word for “cut,” involves assembling and layering paper cutouts used to adorn wooden boxes, chests, ceramics, and decorative objects. If the term conjures up images of crafty trinkets and keepsakes from your great aunt Edna, think again. Inspired by the art of decoupage for her spring 2014 bridal collection, designer Claire Pettibone layered chantilly, guipure, silk, vintage lace, applique  flowers, and delicate handbeaded details to create an heirloom collection of wedding gowns.

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“Abigail” by Claire Pettibone
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“Antoinette” by Claire Pettibone
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“Charlotte” by Claire Pettibone
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Back detail of “Charlotte” by Claire Pettibone
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“Delaney” by Claire Pettibone
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Detail of “Delaney” by Claire Pettibone
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“Estelle” by Claire Pettibone
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Back detail of “Estelle” by Claire Pettibone
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“Florentine” by Claire Pettibone
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Detail of “Florentine” by Claire Pettibone
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“Gladys” by Claire Pettibone
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Back detail of “Gladys” by Claire Pettibone
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“Primrose” by Claire Pettibone
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Detail of “Primrose” by Claire Pettibone
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“Wren” by Claire Pettibone
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Back detail of “Wren” by Claire Pettibone

We’re swooning over Florentine, Gladys, and Wren. Which styles from Claire Pettibone’s Spring 2014 collection are tugging at your heart strings?

Find Claire Pettibone wedding dresses at Gateway Bridal in Salt Lake City.

p.s. How pretty are the floral backdrops in the dress photos above? Something similar would be perfect for photo booths at an outdoor garden wedding!