Real Weddings: Meet Becky

Becky and Joey's wedding is one party we want to attend! All smiles, friends and love. And let's talk style. Becky chose to do a custom combination with our Aleister Bodice + Mulberry Skirt. We adore it paired Joey's sharp blue suit. And how great are the photos of these guys taking it to the street? Congratulations you two.

Finery: Aleister Bodice + Mulberry Skirt | Photography: Alex Contell

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: L'Elysee by Jodi Miller

Dappled sunshine, a wild and free bouquet, trees dripping with moss, and our L'Elysee Gown and Silver Lining Veil. These are the things springtime dreams are made of.

Gown: L'Elysee, Silver Lining Veil | Photography: Jodi Miller Photography during The School of Styling | Styling and Design: Anamaria of Anamarias Eventos, Peggy of Destination Wedding Studio, Kendall of Q/A Designs, Joyce of Joyce & Ko Events, Tracy of Hyde Events | Hair & Makeup: Teighla Norris & Mikel Rumsey  |  Accessories: Petals & Stones  |  Ribbon: Adorn

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Emily

Emily and David had a beautiful fall wedding in Saratoga Springs, New York. Emily stunned in our Tourmaline Gown and Mica Veil. The classic silhouette, with architectural seaming, was the perfect fit for this elegant fete. Emily's gold flecked Mica Veil and (cruelty free) Australis Faux Fur Shrug finished off her look and complimented the the rich jewel tones of the season. 

Finery: Tourmaline Gown, Mica Veil, Australis Faux Fur Shrug | Photography: Elario Photography

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Centaurea at City Hall

Meet Centaurea. Our seamed gold cloque ballgown just eloped in San Francisco's stately City Hall. Neutral florals make up the softest, most beautiful bouquet, and our Mica veil shimmers just so. The majestic staircase, the classic architecture, the light, the luster, all so luxe. 

Gown: Centaurea | Veil: Mica | Photography: Tenth and Grace | Styling and design: Chloe+Mint | Florals: The Bloomery Co. | Hair and makeup: Angela Nunnink | Calligraphy: Seniman Calligraphy | Groom's attire: Friar Tux | Jewelry: Susie Saltzman | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Christina

Christina and Steve were married at the French Legation Museum in downtown Austin. This celebration was full of personal touches. The couple exchanged handwritten vows, and were serenaded by a lovely group of women in Christina's family during their ceremony. Can you believe that the bride designed their invitation suite herself?!? So much talent, so much beauty, so much love.

Finery: Versailles Trumpet Skirt and Verbena Cami (similar to shown) | Planning: Eclipse Event Co. | Makeup and Hair: Kara Sanchez | Floral Design: Disch Events | Venue: French Legation Museum | Invitations: Christina Mirando | Photographer: Brittany Jean Photography

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Chrysolite Bustier + Kensington by Vicki Grafton Photography

This old world charm in Charleston is a perfect example of rustic elegance done right, starting with our Chrysolite Bustier and Kensington Skirt in ivory linen. Like the combination of sequins with the more relaxed linen, the pairing of the historical grounds and stables with a bit of nuptial glamour hits just the right tone of informal luxe. 

Gown: Chrysolite Bustier and Kensington Skirt (in ivory) | Photography: Vicki of Vicki Grafton Photography with Corbin Gurkin during The School of Styling | Hair + Makeup: MiKel Rumsey | Ribbon: Adorn | Veil: customized Phantom Veil

Happily Yours,

CH

Real Weddings: Meet Turner

Meet Turner, all class and old Hollywood glamor. Turner wore our Winchester gown, in the palest silver, with our Polaris Wrap and looked every bit the starlet. We love that some of her photos feel like old film stills too thanks to Oresti Tsonopoulos.

Finery: Winchester and Polaris Wrap | Photographer: Oresti Tsonopoulos  

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Heritage//La Ciel + Phoenix Capelet

Rustic romance. Perfectly weathered wood and metals, warm peach and blush florals, and flirtation in the air transport us straight to the French countryside. This inspiration shoot from Lauren Fair Photography reminds us that spring is right around the corner.

Finery: La Ceil Skirt, Heritage Bustier, Phoenix Capelet | Images: Lauren Fair Photography | Planner: Bottle Pop Party Co. | Florals: Oleander Florals & Events | Hair & Makeup: True Beauty Marks | Stationary: Papertree Studio | Venue: Jardin de Buis Jewelry: J'Adorn Designs

Happily Yours, CH

"Black" - Custom Carol Hannah in Dierks Bentley's new music video

Last year I was asked to create a custom gown for Dierks Bentley's new album video Black.  An intense landscape in Iceland, yards upon yards of flowing black silk chiffon, and a custom dress based on our Artemisa and Dianthus gowns made this a phenomenally fun creative project for me, not to mention a pretty stark contrast to my daily realm of white!  His wife Cassidy wears it incredibly well - hope you enjoy!  

Head over to Rolling Stone to see more. 

Buy Link: http://umgn.us/BLACK Streaming Link: https://open.spotify.com/track/2lFtnEmkIPm2ClN55e2chV Music video by Dierks Bentley performing Black. (C) 2017 Capitol Records Nashville http://vevo.ly/uPkb5f
Image courtesy of Cory James Bost

Image courtesy of Cory James Bost

Draping in progress.

Draping in progress.

custom gown creation process
draping for Dierks Bentley - Cassidy's dress for Black video
draping custom gown - Dierks Bentley Black video outfit

 

Styling: Krista Roser

Happily Yours, 

CH

Real Weddings: Meet Lindsay

Our dresses are made to move in, but you don't have to take our word for it! Just look at Lindsay and Andrew cutting the proverbial rug. These two took full advantage of their venue, Haw River Ballroom, a beautiful music venue, set in the former Dye House of Saxapahaw’s Historic Cotton Mill. They celebrated the idyllic rural setting, with their outdoor ceremony. The ballroom was put to good during their reception. Love, dance, and music, just a few of our Pemberley gown's favorite things.

 

Gown: Pemberley and Mariposa VeilPhotography: Rebekah Senter Photography | Planning, design, styling: Stephanie Schol | Venue: Haw River Ballroom | Florals: Meristem Floral | Hair & makeup: Makeup For Your Day
 

Happily Yours, CH