OUr BRAND story:
Launched in 2009, the Carol Hannah bridal collection has been received with rave reviews from the press and real brides alike. Known for whimsical gowns with fluid movement, innovative textile combinations, and unique handwork and detailing, the line is shown yearly in NYC. Carol Hannah gowns can be found in the most respected bridal salons across the USA, as well as internationally.
With a commitment to in-house production, our full service Flagship in NYC's garment district functions as both a showroom with one-on-one styling and our design and manufacturing space. Every single gown is made onsite by hand, one at a time by our team of skilled artisans spanning decades of experience in the craft.
Brides who visit our studio have the advantage of shopping every gown in our current and past collections, seeing where and how they are made, and making nearly any customization they want - tweak a current style or start from scratch with a custom designed gown! The Carol Hannah bride is bold in her choices, adventurous in her style, and a heck of a lot of fun.
Carol Hannah Whitfield (or CH) is a transplanted gal from South Carolina and a self taught designer living in NYC and feeding her obsession with dresses on a daily basis. CH began sewing at the ripe age of seven under her mom's instruction. Over the years, her once secretive hobby blossomed into a profession as she found her home in the dreamy world of the bridal industry. Carol Hannah loves the personal nature of bridal, getting to hear her clients' stories, and helping happy folks bring their wedding day vision to fruition. When not in her studio, she can be found scouring New York's vintage markets, traveling for trunk shows with our retailers, and drawing things in the middle of the night (#chmidnightdoodles).
We are proud to have received the Made in NY mark of distinction for our commitment to domestic manufacturing! Read more here.