Inspiration: Kyanite and the Sea

The Kyanite gown is a classic because she is the epitome of relaxed but elevated casual glamour.  For beach weddings, this silk jersey (read:  comfy stretch!) knit picks up just the perfect amount of subtle sheen from the sunshine and flows and moves with you over the sand just the way you want. A low, open back with a dramatic draped cowl make her the best friend of a laid back, bohemian bride looking to make a statement! 

Gown:  Kyanite  |  lens:  Emily Shadeed Photography

Happily Yours, 
Carol Hannah

Inspiration: Cariosa

Fly away with us and Pura Soul Photography on this winged dream of an inspiration shoot!  Delicate florals, butterfly wings, and organic simplicity join together to create a wedding mood board that is romantic, whimsical, and playful!  Our tulle ballgown Cariosa embodies the fun spirit perfectly!

Wedding Gown:  Cariosa  | lens:  Pura Soul Photography  

Happily Yours, 

CH
 

Real Weddings: Meet Vanessa

Talk about dreamy!  This NYC church wedding is the epitome of glamour and elegance.  We love the drama of Vanessa's vision and you'd be hard pressed to find a more perfect match than the Tourmaline gown! Congrats Vanessa + Ryan!  

Gown:  Tourmaline  | Veil:  Heritage Cathedral length in natural white |  Lens: Jaqueline Patton Photography

 

Happily Yours, 

CH
 

Real Weddings: Meet Lauren

Lauren's gorgeous wedding was held at the Avalon Hotel in Palm Springs.  With graphic details and fun pops of color, the venue was the perfect partner for her Thaleia gown, fit and flared in all the right places!  She also swapped her sparkly, cathedral length veil for our Ursa Major wrap to bring a little more glam into the evening reception. 

Congratulations Lauren! 

Gown:  Thaleia |  Wrap: Ursa Major | Lens: MiBelle Photography  |   Wedding Planner: Celebrations of Joy  |  Venue:  Avalon Hotel  | Hair and Makeup:  Jen Martens |  Flowers:  Mary Cass

Happily Yours, 

CH

 

Real Wedding: Meet Cara

These two lovebirds did it right! Cara chose our Oceane gown in blue Mist tulle for her stunning outdoor nuptials to Erik.  She nailed the styling by adding fun statement earrings and letting the wild tulle gown shine by keeping the rest of the look clean.  You'd be hard pressed to find a more gorgeous beach wedding, and it's clear this couple is on the adventure of a lifetime! 

Gown: Oceane in blue mist |  Veil:  the Simple Gathered Veil in cathedral length, natural white | Lens: Megan Courtney Photography  | Magic:  Mother Earth

 

Happily Yours, 

CH
 

Inspiration: Central Park

Classic New York with a side of dreamy drama, this inspiration shoot with the Azurite gown and Paeonia skirt + Olea bustier has us yearning for the warmer days to come in our fair hometown.  

A little sparkle, textured metallic draping, and layers upon layers of floaty, frothy, fluid gowns make these a couple of our favorite things!  For the NYC brides looking for iconic wedding photos, get thee to the park! 

Gowns:  Azurite and Paeonia + Olea | Lens: Alex W Photography | Styling: Ivory Birch |  Florals: FLWR Studio  |  Mua :Stacie Ford Weddings  |  Hair : Styles On B  | Calligraphy:  Scribbles and Swirls  |   Rings: Trumpet & Horn  |  Shoes:  Bella Belle  |  Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic  |  Ring box: The Mrs. Box  | Model: Wilhelmina Models  |  Scanning:  Photovision Prints

 

Happily Yours, 
CH

Inspiration: Winter Blossoms

Spring usually gets all the attention when it comes to flowers, but this winter blossoms shoot gives spring a run for its money! 

 Babes and buds abound with the dreamiest rustic floral palette. 

Gowns:  Coralia, Azurite, Myrina, Kensington  |  Lens:  Brandi Toole  | Florals:  Yasmine Boisson       | Retailer:  The Bridal Project, Miami  |  Hair and makeup:   @bellelite_beauty   | Film:   Victoria Fregoso |   Wedding Planning & Styling @thecreativesloft  

Happily Yours, 

Carol Hannah 

Real Weddings: Meet Bethann

Today's real bride is a super cutie!  Bethann's description of her and Alex's wedding was too sweet not to share in her own words: 

"The wedding took place in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada at Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery. The rehearsal dinner and girls getting ready all took place down the road at an old heritage home we rented. The venue was very special to us as the winery is a small, boutique winery owned by my husband Alex’s parents Norma Jane & Blair Harber. The winery is situated on farmland land that has been in Norma Jane’s family for 5 generations. The farmhouse house she grew up in can still be seen on the property. The year before our wedding, we both worked on the winery (a first for me, but Alex has been involved in the family business for his whole adult life). All of our vendors are local people we love (our florist and my hair stylist are sisters, for example) with from Niagara-on-the-Lake or from nearby Toronto where Alex & I currently live. My family all came from Kingston, Ontario to the wedding and it was particularly special for me as I am the eldest of 6 siblings"

Also take special note of adorable Zora, Bethann's long-time pup! The best accessory to her Celestine gown we could ask for! 

Gown:  Celestine |  Photographers:  Shane & Jenny Reed

Happily Yours, 

CH

Inspiration: Marsh Madness

The cypress wetlands of South Carolina are a moody dreamland of black waters and seemingly unending mirrors of trees and branches. The perfect backdrop for our eerie romance with Edgar Allen Poe inspired gold bug jewelry, the Euphorbia and Anthorium gowns feel right at home in this unique landscape.  Talk about an underrated wedding venue!  

Gowns:  Euphorbia and Anthorium | Lens: Perry Vaile  | Venue:  Cypress Bay Plantation   |  Planning + Design:  Ashley Rhodes Event Designs  |  Floral: Em Creative Floral | Cake:  Minette Rushing | Hair and Makeup:  Makeup For Your Day |  Jewelry:  Gold Bug

 

Happily Yours, 

CH