Inspiration: Oceane by Rachel May

Can't you just smell the magnolia blossoms? This delicious Southern inspiration shoot is as classic as it is enticing. From the gilded stationary, to the luscious florals, this shoot has us feeling the romance. Our Oceane gown, in Natural White and nude, with its layered, gossamer texture is the perfect centerpiece. Our Anemone Veil, Gold Pearls and Petals Headpiece, and Midas Sash, along with the florals from Porter & Ives are just the right accompaniments. Consider us Southern Charmed!

Finery: Oceane, Anemone VeilGold Petals and Pearls HeadpieceMidas Sash | Photography: Rachel May Photography | Floral Design: Porter & Ives | Cake: Maliha Creations | Invitations and Calligraphy: Linen & Leaf | Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Makeup: Susan Lim | Hair: Brianna B Adams | Venue: Spring Creek Golf Club 

Happily Yours, CH

Introducing: The Holiday Collection

It has ARRIVED! We are happy to introduce our very first Holiday Collection. All small batch, high quality, and made with care one dress at a time in NYC. Perfect for all of those parties filling up your dance card this season. Velvet, silk, or sequins: what's your pleasure?

If you would like to see the collection in person, join us for Open Studio Hours: Sunday, December 11th from 2:30-5:00pm. No appointments necessary, just stop in and see us at:

307 West 38th St, 20th Floor

New York, NY, 10018. 

We will have holiday cheer to spare!

Velvet Underground Dress // Navy

Velvet Underground Dress // Navy

Petal Slipdress // Nude Blush

Petal Slipdress // Nude Blush

Velvet Underground Dress // Emerald

Velvet Underground Dress // Emerald

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Azurite by Julie Paisley Photography

Despite the sunshine and green grass, this inspiration shoot has us thinking of winter weddings. Maybe it's the nip in the air or maybe it's the fact that the holiday season is nearly upon us, but we can envision all of these details surrounded by snow. There is a frosty feel to the quartz crystals, rock candy, and shimmering invitations. The draped white fabric is cool against the warm candlelight. Minty green and sage foliage provide the perfect alternative to the typical emerald green and red florals of the season. If we had a winter wedding to design, we would follow in the inspired tracks of this talented team. 

Finery: Azurite Gown and Dew Headpiece | Photography: Julie Paisley Photography | Paper Goods: Designs in Paper | Cake: Patty Cakes | Hair and Makeup: Studio BBC Salon | Venue: Cedarwood Weddings | Rings: Jabel Jewlery

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Sami

Sami and Jason are total travel addicts, so a destination wedding was a natural fit. They wanted to choose a place that offered warm weather, natural beauty, a hearty culture, with opportunities for adventure. And most importantly they wanted to celebrate in an energetic and welcoming community. They found it all in Fiji! Sami and Jason live abroad in Hong Kong and Singapore, which means not seeing friends and family from home all that often. The couple created a weeklong experience for their guests. And the time together, in their stunning locale, made it the journey of a lifetime.

Finery: Celestine Gown, custom belt, and Gold and Baroque Pearl Headpiece | Photography: Ming Nomchong of Sail Me To The Moon | Rings: Anna Sheffield | Groom's Suit: Custom Knot Standard 

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: L'Elysee and Naia Shorty by Stacy Bauer

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” 
― Frances Hodgson Burnett.

We could get lost in the architectural delights and floral filled grounds of the Hammond-Harwood House in Annapolis, Maryland. This historical gem proved to be the perfect scene for this Secret Garden inspired shoot from Stacy Bauer Photography. The bridal look showcases our L'Elysee GownCathedral Length Anemone Veil, and Geode Druzy Belt. And we love the getaway look with our Naia Shorty on that sweet Vespa!

 

Finery: L'Elysee Gown in Gazaar, Cathedral Length Anemone VeilGeode Druzy Belt, Naia Shorty | Photography: Stacy Bauer Photography | Event Planning: Cristina Calvert Signature Weddings & Celebrations | Floral Design: Steel Cut Floral Co | Cake: Lilly Magilly's | Ceremony Venue: Hammond-Harwood House | Rings: Susie Saltzman | Hair + Makeup: Ariel Lewis | Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy | Groom's Attire: Capital Custom Clothiers | Table Runner: Silk & Willow

Happily Yours, CH

Real Wedding: Meet Sabrina

Sabrina and Jeff did it Brooklyn style! This wedding celebrated Manhattan's coolest borough from beginning to end. The couple created beautiful mementos of their day during a first look and pre-ceremony portrait session in Grand Army Plaza, under the arch. Talk about an iconic Brooklyn landmark! Their ceremony and reception took place at Deity NYC, 5,000 square feet of exposed brick, amazing glass artwork, and an indoor tree of life located in Boerum Hill, on an historic stretch of Atlantic Ave in Downtown Brooklyn. Sabrina wore our Versailles Bustier and Versailles Trumpet Skirt. She accessorized her look with a Custom Gold and Baroque Pearl Headpiece, and a vintage family heirloom veil. 

Inspiration: Erato by Danford Photography

Sarah Watts, of Sarah's Garden, and Jesse and Karen, of Danford Photography, combined forces and we are thankful to have gone along for the journey.  The team took our Erato Gown and cathedral length Heritage Veil on an outing to Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Botanical beauty combined with the most luminous sky and the following alchemy transpired!   

Finery: Erato Gown and Heritage Veil | Styling and Florals: Sarah's Garden |  Calligraphy: Paper and Posies | Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Destiny | Table and dinnerware: Fancy Lou | Table runner: Silk and Willow

Happily Yours, CH

Real Wedding: Meet Kevyn

Beauty on the beach is the best way to describe Kevyn and Scotty's Magical Nicaraguan wedding. The bride chose our Celestine dress and accessorized it with the Crystal and Chain Neck Piece, originally shown with our Zultanite dress. From the driftwood inspired arch, to the sunset captures by Natalie Quinn Photography, this is one destination wedding no beach lover can deny!

Finery: Celestine dress and Crystal and Chain Neck Piece originally shown with our Zultanite dress | Photography: Natalie and Brian of Natalie Quinn Photography

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Rebecca

Magic Mountain, wedded bliss. Rebecca and Adam picked a symbolic year to be married in the great wide open with this year marking 100 years of stewardship of America's national parks! The couple started their destination festivities with a pre-wedding photoshoot in Yosemite. There was so much natural splendor to fall in love with making it a splendid location in which to celebrate their love. Rebecca chose to wear our Kensington, as she and Adam explored the striking waterfalls, deep valleys, grand meadows, and ancient giant sequoias and we couldn't be more pleased. Here's to your continuing adventure you two.

Finery: Kensington Skirt and Tank | Photography: The Weaver House

Happily Yours, CH