Claire Pettibone illustration – Jan’17

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Claire Pettibone illustration! Designed by Claire Pettibone and illustrated by Audrey Vance of Wedding Dress Ink.

A collaboration of designers to create a special gift.
So, this was the wedding dress that Claire Pettibone credits with launching her career in couture wedding dress design in 2005. Using luxurious fabrics and whimsical couture details, this wedding dress named ‘Kristene’ could make any woman feel like a goddess.  It has become a true classic because it infuses Claire’s romantic style and bohemian spirit. 

Captured in ink, ‘Kristene’ is a beautifully detailed dress by Claire Pettibone

To order a personalised illustration of YOUR dress from Wedding Dress Ink simply order now!

kristene by Claire Pettibone

There are two beautiful bridal boutiques in Ireland stocking Claire Pettibone, one in Dublin Myrtle Ivory and one in Northern Ireland Ivory and Pearl

As the daughter of artist parents – her father, a pioneer in the appropriation movement of the 1960’s, and her mother, a talented photo-realist landscape painter – it was perhaps inevitable that Claire would enter a creative field. She spent her early childhood in upstate New York in a nineteenth century home filled with antiques and art. As a young girl, she studied ballet and then focused on a career in fashion while attending Otis Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles. This exposure to design and art remains a source of inspiration for the poetry in motion that Claire designs today.

Claire and Guy met in a nightclub in Hollywood and after going on a first date, it dawned on Claire that Guy matched the description of a “blind date” a girlfriend had been trying to arrange. She called her friend the next day, asked what his name was, and yes, she had met the same “Guy”! The rest, as they say is history and the pair married the same year they opened the business. As CEO of the company, Guy ensures Claire’s vision has come to fruition. Together, they collaborate on all marketing and direction for the brand. If you wish to know more and see the full gown collection please visit her website

Good luck if you are looking  for your perfect gown.

Audrey Vance



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