Inspiration: Ianassa in Hawaii

By land or by sea, our Ianassa gown is living her best life in this inspiration shoot by Matthew Ree.  Right about now we are feeling extra thankful for these sun-kissed images for keeping our hearts warm as the temps outside drop. Who is up for a weekend in Maui?

Dress: IANASSA | Photography: MATTHEW REE of CLY BY MATTHEW | Styling & floral design: DESIGNS BY HEMINGWAY | Rings: TRUMPET AND HORN | hair + makeup: ALISON HAYASHI

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Lauren

Lauren and Ethan were married at the Tudor Arms Hotel, in Cleveland. This Gothic Revival building was completed in 1933 and was originally an exclusive club. It was the perfect setting for their lavish and swanky nuptials. Lauren chose our Celestine gown. The flowing silk chiffon and crepe de chine suited her perfectly. Her sparkling cape added just the right amount of glitz and glam. Congratulations you two!

Gown: Celestine | Coverups | Photographer: The Carrs Photography | Venue: Tudor Arms Hotel

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Erato by Ashley Rae

These hauntingly beautiful images of our Erato gown were captured by Ashley Rae Photography. The love story they tell is one of weighted anticipation. The moody images pack a punch with their high contrast lighting and that billowing gown. Breathtaking in their luminosity, we wait on bated breath, along with this bride, for the arrival of her groom.

Dress: Erato | Photography: Ashley Rae Photography | Videography: Love Story Films | Makeup: Pearls Makeup | Florals: Bloom and Print | Calligraphy: Shotgunning For Love

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Emily

 

The location for Emily and Sean's destination wedding was inspired by their Irish heritage and their shared love of travel. They chose an Irish country estate near the seaside town of Kinsale to host their fifty guests and set the stage for their intimate festivities. The group enjoyed two glorious days of unseasonably sunny weather, taking in the countryside and enjoying local music and food.

Emily and Sean took their first look photos at the historic Charles Fort. The couple exchanged their personally crafted vows, after which they jigged up the aisle to the traditional Irish reel, Red Haired Lass. Emily knew our Anthorium skirt would be the perfect complement to the pastoral setting, and it turned out to be a total jaw-dropper. Just check out Sean's face during that first look! The bride paired her Anthorium with a customized Plie bodice. Another little detail about this day that made it extra sweet for us? Emily's sister and matron of honor, Allison, wore our Bryant dress in claret.  

The bride wore our Anthorium skirt and  Plié Bodice | matron of honor wore our Bryant dress in claret | Images: Savo Photography | Venue: Ballinacurra House | Flowers: Hanako Floral Studio | Cake: Ms. Cupcake Cork | Stationary: Papel & Co.

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Senara in Hawaii

Two parts wind, one part water and just the right amount of that special magic that Matthew Ree adds to the equation. This styled shoot is perfection by the numbers. Lucky enough to have worked with Matthew in the past, we didn't hesitate when he asked to photograph a selection of our gowns during his Hawaii photography workshop for CLY by Matthew Ree. And man oh man just look at the beauty he captured! Stay tuned in the weeks to come for more of this Maui goodness.

Dress: SENARA | Photography: MATTHEW REE of CLY BY MATTHEW | Styling & floral design:  DESIGNS BY HEMINGWAY | Rings: TRUMPET AND HORN | hair + makeup: ALISON HAYASHI

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Manya

Manya and Jonathan have friends with cool spaces. This couple was lucky enough to convince their family friend (and fashion Photographer) Ilan Ruben, to let them convert his studio into their dream wedding venue. Located in beautiful Sunset Park, Brooklyn and right on the water, the space was ideal. Manya chose our Pherousa gown (simplified). The perfect dress for this unique city feté. Congratulations you two!

Dress: Pherousa gown (simplified) | Photographer: Jaka Vinsek

Happily Yours, CH

The Holiday Shop

Here you have it! Our 2017 holiday capsule, with a dress for each of your holiday engagements. Try our Bowery Dress, now available in Silver for dinner with the gang, or the Starry Nights Dress to watch the ball drop. (Hello 2018!) Whichever dress tickles your fancy, you can feel great about it being high quality and made with care in NYC. And because the season is about giving, go ahead and nab something for your favorite ladies too. Check out our sparkly little catch-all bags in Champagne + Silver or Navy + Silver, perfect for the friend who seems to have everything. Oh, and just in case you need greeting cards to spread the cheer far and near, we have those for you too. Happy Holidays babes!

Engagement: Mara in Paris

Patrick popped the question in Paris and Ian Holmes Photography was there to capture the beautiful moments that followed (Mara said yes!). Their romantic photos under the Eiffel Tower and among the cobblestone streets embody that French je ne sais quoi. Conveniently, Mara had our Bryant Dress packed and ready for whatever fabulousness came her way. Congratulations you two!  

Dress: Bryant Dress | Photography: Ian Holmes Photography 

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Azurite in Iceland

Bridal portraits may seem like an antiquated tradition, but they are definitely making a comeback. And if a portrait session means a little pre-wedding vacation with your gown and a fabulous photographer, why not? Just look to this Nordic bridal portrait session for inspiration. Huong Nguyen-Takeba took our Azurite gown in Reykjavik, Iceland. Black sand beaches in the North Atlantic Ocean created an almost other-worldly setting for this shoot. And the wind brought the pale aqua and gold layers of silk to life. 

Gown: Azurite | Photographer: Huong Nguyen-Takeba 

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Heidi

Heidi and Casey dated for 9 years before getting married. Needless to say, after all of that time together their family and friends were already close as can be. And all of those loved ones rallied to hand craft this homespun soiree. The couple chose Heidi's parents' home in Hancock, NH as their spot. The estate, named "The Highlands", was built in 1790 and used to belong to the bride's grandmother, who cultivated a menagerie of odd pets on the grounds (including a peacock). Special touches included a hand painted bar and table signs (all named for the couple's pets). Heidi's sister made an amazing, vintage inspired photobooth. If you think you spy a LOT of littles you aren't wrong. All 9 of the bride and groom's nieces and nephews (all under the age of 6) were part of the ceremony! Heidi wore our Orchis Tee and a custom skirt based off of the Nolita dress. The perfect combination for this intimate union.

Finery: Orchis Tee and a custom skirt based off of the Nolita dress | Photographer: Chrissy Bulakites for Matchbox Studios | Flowers: La Flora Couture | Ring: Hortense

Happily Yours, CH