Aleister

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

Real Wedding: Meet Kallie

Kallie is one of the most genuinely kind brides that we've ever had the pleasure of working with. That is saying a lot because our brides are the best. She was attentive to each and every detail and the result is a look we love! Kallie started with a custom version of Aleister, in 4-ply silk crepe, with a dramatically shaped back. She added a custom crepe cape, and our cathedral length circle veil. She and Greg were married in the Crabtree Kittle House Inn in idyllic Chappaqua, NY. Kallie's attention to detail naturally carried over into all of the beautiful, just-so decor that personalized their wedding. Just check out that chuppah!

Dress: custom Aleister (see more here), custom crepe cape, and cathedral circle veil (see more here) | Images: Ben Lau Photography | Venue & Catering: Crabtree’s Kittle House Restaurant & Inn | Hair & Make-up: Annaliese & Co Bridal Hair & Makeup Artistry | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Florals & Decor: The Cheshire Tree

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Behind the Scenes: 2014 Look Book Shoot

Here's a behind the scenes look at our 2014 Look Book photoshoot!

Photography:  Susan Stripling

Hair and Makeup:  Taly Weisberg

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La Reine  and horsehair veil

La Reine and horsehair veil

Horsehair veil   

Horsehair veil

 

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behind the scenes- carol hannah 2014 look book shoot06

Taly Waisberg works her magic.

Behind the scenes - Carol Hannah look book shoot
Behind the scenes - Carol Hannah look book shoot

It takes a village!

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The talented Susan Stripling in action shooting La Lune.

La Reine skirt  + 2 tiered Horsehair veil

La Reine skirt + 2 tiered Horsehair veil

Carol Hannah makes adjustments to the  La Reine skirt  and 2 tiered horsehair veil   

Carol Hannah makes adjustments to the La Reine skirt and 2 tiered horsehair veil

 

Testing the light with  Le Monde. 

Testing the light with Le Monde. 

Happily Yours,

CH

Inspiration Shoot: Aleister and Silver Maple Escape to Palm Springs!

A couple of weeks ago during the polar vortex freezeout, I did what any self respecting, warm-blooded southern gal would- I threw a camera, a gown, and a bikini into a bag and fled New York to meet up with some lady friends for an impromptu girls' weekend and desert photoshoot in Palms Springs!  One of my New Year's resolutions is to learn more about photography, so this was a great chance to play around...in the sunshine no less!

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Carol Hannah wedding inspiration in the desert
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Carol Hannah wedding inspiration in the desert 7

Silver Maple's metallic fibers shimmered away!  (Spring 2012)

Carol Hannah wedding inspiration in the desert
Carol Hannah wedding inspiration in the desert
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Carol Hannah wedding inspiration in the desert 6
Carol Hannah wedding inspiration in the desert
Carol Hannah wedding inspiration in the desert

The Aleister gown's full, billowing train of silk charmeuse is perfect for whipping around in the wind! (Spring 2014)  The pearlized lambskin and ivory tones play so well off of the natural landscape.

Carol Hannah wedding inspiration in the desert Aleister gown
Carol Hannah wedding inspiration in the desert Aleister gown
Carol Hannah wedding inspiration in the desert
Carol Hannah wedding inspiration in the desert
Carol Hannah wedding inspiration in the desert Aleister gown
Carol Hannah wedding inspiration in the desert Aleister gown
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Carol Hannah wedding inspiration in the desert 12

Our nude veil blends the palette quite nicely!  I love this veil because it creates such a lovely, soft halo effect.

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Carol Hannah wedding inspiration in the desert 5
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Carol Hannah wedding inspiration in the desert 3
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Carol Hannah wedding inspiration in the desert 2

A big collaborative thanks to Merrill Melideo (aka the pretty face, who also happens to be one half of an incredible hubs and wife wedding photography team based out of LA), Elizabeth Dye, and Cassandra Quinn on styling.  My favorite leather jacket courtesy of Logan Neitzel.

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah