Inspiration: Oceane Lakeside Elopement

Light blue summer perfection. This afternoon elopement has all of our summertime favorites, a placid lakeside setting, bright flowers, a boat ride for two and some romance. Designed by Kari Ellen Events and photographed by Tyler + Lindsey this shoot has us wishing it was summer all year long.

Dress: Oceane | Photographer: Tyler + Lindsey | Venue: Avalon Legacy Ranch 
| Planning & Styling: Kari Ellen Events | Floral Design: Lizzie Bee Flower Shoppe | Hair & Makeup: Erin Blair Makeup & Hair Design | Calligraphy: Scribbles & Swirls | Cake: Loft 22 Cakes | Rentals: Party Rent DFW | Vintage Rentals: Gold Dust Vintage Rentals | Linens: Chrys Q | Jewelry: The True Gem Company

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Jenna. Pt. 2, the first look

Welcome back! We left Jenna and Omri, last week, after their pre-rehearsal dinner photo shoot and today we rejoin them for the first look! These two are so obviously full of fun and love, just raring to go. No doubt we are in for a good time (amiright?). Jenna chose our silk cloque, backless ballgown with a plunging neckline (L'Elysee) for the ceremony and OH how she moved it!!! Hope to see you again next week for coverage of the ceremony and after-party. Believe me, you won't be disappointed. 

Finery: L'Elysee, the Geode Druzy Sash, custom headpiece | Photographer: Jenn Emerling

Happiily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Euphorbia in New Zealand

Wild and free in New Zealand. This stunning shoot from the South Island has got us travel crazy. As it turns out, New Zealand is made up of spectacular glaciers, picturesque fiords, rugged mountains, vast plains, rolling hillsides, subtropical forest, volcanic plateau, miles of coastline with gorgeous sandy beaches...and we're in!  This sublime, stormy imagery was captured in the rugged Lindis Valley by KATIE GRANT PHOTOGRAPHY and LILLI KAD, styled by JANNA BROWN DESIGNS and the powers that be...I mean, you can't plan for that kind of misty grey perfection.

Gown: EUPHORBIA | Photographer: KATIE GRANT PHOTOGRAPHY with LILLI KAD PHOTOGRAPHY | Calligraphy: BOHEMIAN INK | Hair & Makeup: THE PRETTY PARLOUR | Styling: JANNA BROWN DESIGNS | Silk Ribbons: SILK & WILLOW

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Jenna. Pt. 1, the rehearsal dinner

Isn't life grand? Stick with us for an extended look at Jenna and Omri's wedding celebration and you won't be able to deny it! These two love birds did it up. They started their festivities off with an NYC photoshoot, pre-rehearsal dinner. Jenna wore our Ruffle My Feathers Dress and hit the streets. Stopping for a quick twirl in the park and for a photo in front of the Shake Shack. These two then joined their nearest and dearest and indulged in the Roman-inspired pizza and original dishes that are the specialty at Marta (the swanky eatery in The Redbury Hotel in Manhattans NoMad neighborhood). Stay tuned for their fun filled first look AND their too-good-to-be-true dance party. 

Finery: Ruffle My Feathers Dress and Sequined Smoking Jacket | Photographer: Jenn Emerling

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Celestine in Motion

Come float away with us on this dreamy, billowy, sublime shoot captured by Kelly Sauer of Exquisitrie, featuring our Celestine gown. Layered natural white, ivory, and nude silk chiffon and crepe de chine are ready to take flight at the water's edge. Fluid and fantastic, Celestine is every boho bride's dream come true.

Gown: Celestine | Photography: Kelly Sauer of Exquisitrie | Planning, Design & Styling: Lacy Geary
| Venue: RiverOaks Charleston | Florals: Forage & Fleur | Ring: Susie Saltzman

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Amanda

Amanda and Benjamin were married at the New York Botanical Garden. Amanda chose a wedding dress that was beautiful and classic, but this post clearly isn't about the wedding. It is about the after party and the second dress. As a counter to her conventional gown, Amanda wanted to find a party dress that, in her words, "was fun...really screamed Amanda and would make me feel like a Queen on my special day". With only a month to go, she came across our Keto shortie (thank you internet) and the rest is history. Amanda and Ben are in agreement that her spirit animal is a unicorn and the iridescent fringe of Keto embodies that perfectly đŸ¦„. Excuse us while we party!!! 

Shortie: Keto | Photographers: The Hons Photo | Florist: Konstantino's Floral Design | Band: Starlight Orchestra.

Happily Yours, CH
 

 

 

Inspiration: Downton by Corbin Gurkin

Our soft silver Downton stars in this shoot designed by Tiffany of Hart + Co EventsCorbin Gurkin was behind the lens to capture the magic during The School of Styling. Can we just talk about Tiffany's use of color? The light silver of the gown is played up so beautifully by the model's red hair and that bold poppy bouquet ribbon. We love a lady who is up for experimenting outside of the ivory box! 

Gown: Downton | Photographer: Corbin Gurkin | Styling: Tiffany of Hart + Co Events | Hair + Makeup: MiKel Rumsey | Ribbon: Adorn | Accessories: Petals + Stones

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Brandy

It's a NOLO I do! These lovers wed the New Orleans way. They exchanged vows in the French Quarter at Broussard’s, a building that has been radiating old world charm since 1834. They celebrated with a second line parade down Bourbon Street (an age old city tradition). Brandy chose our Pherousa gown, and her look was perfect for leading the band! Congratulations on your Big Easy love.

Gown: Pherousa | Photography: Lyle and Angelena Brocato | Venue: Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard | Second Line band: The Phunky Monkeys

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Pyrite in the Southern Sun

Another gem from The School of Styling! This shoot was created by Holly of Perfectly Posh Events and captured by Sawyer Baird. The emerald green leaves in the lower gardens of Middleton Place provide the perfect, lush backdrop for the gold foiled silk organza and metallic lace of our Pyrite. Just look at that beauty glistening in the warm Southern sun. 

Gown: Pyrite | Photography: Sawyer Baird during The School of Styling  | Styling: Holly of Perfectly Posh Events | + Makeup: Teighla Norris | Model: Venita Aspen | Ribbon: Adorn | Accessories: Petals + Stones

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Nicole

Sean, Nicole, and 'The Wonderful, Fantastic, Very Good, Not Very Bad At All Wedding Day.' These bibliophiles chose a little play on the notable 70s children's book title (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) to grace their programs and set the tone for their celebration. When you start with a couple as rad as this, add their nearest and dearest, and dress them up in their wedding day finest, 'wonderful and fantastic' doesn't even begin to cover it. Sean and Nicole said their I dos at the Water Witch Club at Monmouth Hills, New Jersey. The charming, homey venue offers sweeping views of Sandy Hook, the Atlantic Ocean, and the city skyline from one of the highest points on the eastern seaboard. Nicole chose our Fleur Bustier, Kensington Skirt, and Juliet Sash. 'Not very bad' indeed! 

Finery: Fleur Bustier, Kensington Skirt,  Juliet Sash | Photography: Lauren Kallen

Happily Yours, CH