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

Inspiration: Kyanite by Michael and Carina Photography

Oh, Kyanite, you natural beauty you. This gown is as easy breezy as they come. With its dramatic cowl back and ivory silk jersey softness, it's hard to imagine a dress better suited to a ceremony celebrated wandering the wilderness. This inspiration shoot was designed by East Made Event Company and photographed by Michael and Carina Photography. The film photography captured these nudes and naturals against the richest greens so beautifully. And how 'bout that insane wild and free bouquet?!?

Dress: Kyanite | Photography: Michael and Carina Photography | Event Design + Styling: East Made Event Company | Floral Design: Sweet Root Village | Cake: Incredible Edibles | Ring: Susie Saltzman | Hair + Makeup: Emily Artistry | Venue: The Mill At Fine Creek | Calligraphy + Paper Goods: Corsivo Calligraphy | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Rentals: White Glove Rentals| Table Runners + Ribbons: Adorn Company

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Cait

Cait and Phill’s wedding in the Catskill Mountains of New York was a sight to behold! A little 1920s Art Deco, a little boho, a little rustic and all kinds of pretty. This couple is all about the outdoors and wanted their wedding to feel like a barn party. The couple hiked to Kaaterskill Falls for their first look photos, crafted a vintage crescent moon photo backdrop, and gifted goodie bags filled with s’mores to their guests. If rustic-vintage-glam was the vision, we say mission accomplished!

Dress: Pemberley | Photography: Lauren Fair Photography | Venue: The Kaaterskill Inn | Planning: A Charmed Affair | Florals: The Green Cottage wedding dress: Carol Hannah | Hair: True Beauty Marks | Groom attire: J.Crew | Videography: Willow Tree Films | Specialty rentals: North Country Vintage Rentals

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Pasithea by Chris Isham

A deserted vineyard under blue skies, a flower covered ladder, a treehouse built for two and our Pasithea gown. Yes to all of this! We can almost feel the golden summer sun and smell those lush blooms. A little frivolity and a lot of hard-core romance, everything you could hope for on a warm summer's day, captured by Chris Isham

Gown: Pasithea | Veil: HeritagePhotography: Chris Isham | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Styling & Florals: Kate Asire | Rentals: Professional Party Rentals | Venue: Chattooga Belle Farm | Cake Designer: Tessa Pinner | Hair & Makeup Artist: MiKel Rumsey | Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic | Calligraphy & Stationery: Script Merchant | Ring: Trumpet & Horn 

Happily Yours, CH

Real Wedding: Meet Angela

“Two hearts in love need no words." -Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

Angela and Allen were married in Paris! Ya, that’s right, the city of lights. Two hearts in love may need no words but this sweet bride and groom exchanged truly inspired vows. Grab a tissue and check out their wedding video.  Angela shown bright in our Tourmaline, with a custom sleeve created from the Polaris Wrap. She topped her look off with our Braided Sparkle belt.

Finery: Tourmaline customized with a Polaris Wrap inspired sleeve, Braided Sparkle belt | Photography: I Heart Paris | Hair & Makeup: Allison Depriestre | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Venue: Maison des Polytechniciens | Planner: Fete in France | Florist: Sol y Flor

Happily Yours, CH


Inspiration: Downton by Lissa Ryan

"Lost - yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever." Horace Mann

Downton, our light silver crepe trumpet gown, with it's crystal embellishment and tulle overlay, steals the show in this inspiration shoot by Lissa Ryan. The crisp air and beauty of fall are embodied in this dreamy scene, accented with red and burgundy, and lit by the late afternoon sun,

Gown: Downton, Heritage Veil | Photography: Lissa Ryan Photography | Creative Direction: Linda Ha Events | Venue: Goodstone Inn | Calligraphy: Julie Ha Calligraphy | Florals: Petals and Promises | Rentals: Studio Marie | Candles: Creative Candles | Accessories: Girl and a Serious Dream | Jewelry: Susie Saltzman | Hair: Sarah Ahn | Makeup: Susan Lim Makeup Artist | Suit: Capital Custom Clothiers | Bowtie: Boutaugh | Shoes: Anthropologie | Models: Casey Wrona and Theodore Lee | Cake: Hollin Hall Pastry Shop | Ribbon: Silk and Willow | Film Lab: The Find Lab 

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Dianne

Jeff and Dianne were married at Kelley Farm in Washington, a charming piece of Bonney Lake history. The Kelley Farm house was a wedding gift, given from a groom to his wife in 1907. It has been lovingly preserved and restored through the years by the Corliss family. Today, the farm serves as an event venue, steeped in romance. The pastoral allure of this picturesque property set the perfect stage for Jeff and Dianne's rustic chic wedding. The bride chose a simplified version of our Pherousa gown and accessorized her look with our Filagree Garden Veil

Gown: Pherousa (simplified). Filagree Garden Veil | Photography: Courtney Bowlden | Venue: Kelley Farm

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Triteia and Zultanite by April Violet

“When she was a child, my love carried a road-map in her hand the way other girls carried handkerchiefs. She always knew the way. Her feet were little wings. And her beautiful head was a compass.” ― Roman Payne

The inspiration for this shoot started with vintage maps. Their neutral colors: blacks, pinks, and light blues. The palette paired perfectly with the venue, a quaint, European-inspired bed and breakfast (built during the coal era) and endearingly called the Mousehole. All of this old world beauty produced lovely, luxe images featuring our Triteia and Zultanite gowns.

Gowns: Triteia and Zultanite | Photography: April Zelenka Photo Co. | Coordination & Styling: Elevate Events | Floral: KP Designs | Suit: Calvin Klein |  Models: The Rock Agency |  Bridal Pumps: Charles David | Hair & Makeup Artist: Lovely Elegance | Cake & Desserts: Yield Bakehouse | Stationery: Wondrous Whimsy | Bridal Accessories: BHLDN | Veil & Hairpieces: Kata Banko Couture | Rentals: A La Crate Vintage Rentals | Place Settings: World Market | Napkins: Me2Designs | Venue: Mousehole Lodging in Wisconsin.

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Jojo

Jojo and Michael locked in their love under the approving gaze of Abraham Lincoln. As DC residents, it made perfect sense for these two to celebrate among the treasures of their city. With the Reflecting Pool and the Washington Monument to their backs they said I do in an intimate ceremony. Jojo looked statuesque in our draped linen Kensington ballgown skirt and silk jersey ballet tank

Finery: Kensington tank and skirt | Photographer: Tim Riddick | Hair and Makeup: Jjana Valentiner

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Coralia by Alexandra Wallace

Our Coralia gown stuns in this simply lovely inspiration shoot from Alexandra Wallace. We adore the soft warm color and texture of this gown set against a clean crisp backdrop, with these wild florals and moody details. And we REALLY adore it drenched in that magic hour sunlight, sun-flares, handsome husband, and all. 

Finery: Coralia Gown, Heritage Veil, Alchemy Headpiece | Photography: Alexandra Wallace | Planning + styling: A Lovely Creative | Invitation suite + signage: Salt & Stag | Venue: Higuera Ranch | Make up: Rhyan Townsend | Hair: Olivia Shackelford | Linens: La Tavola | Florals: April Flowers | Cake: CB Bakeshop | Jewelry: Sofia Kaman Fine Jewels | Ribbon: Silk & Willow

Happily Yours, CH