At the end of June, bridal designer Claire Pettibone showcased her 2017 Romantique collection, California Dreamin', at an alfresco luncheon in Los Angeles – see more on Facebook Live! Before the lunch began, we caught up with the famed bridal designer to get a sneak peek into her latest collection and learn more about her design process.
In the video above, Claire Pettibone shares how she became a bridal designer as well as what it was like to create a gown for Twilight star Nikki Reed, who married Vampire Diaries actor Ian Somerhalder last year (view a clip of their magical wedding video here). She also explains what inspired her to design the latest California Dreamin' collection and reveals her insider tips for brides. One of Claire's biggest pieces of advice for brides-to-be planning their weddings? "Try to relax and really enjoy it," she urges, and follows with helpful suggestions on how to achieve this while planning one of life's biggest events.
Take a look at the interview in the video above, and view the entire California Dreamin' collection from Romantique by Claire Pettibone here. For more tips for brides from Claire Pettibone, click here. Be sure to subscribe to the Inside Weddings channel on YouTube to not miss future designer interviews and wedding inspiration!