Azurite

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

Inspiration: Simple and Serene with Azurite and Chrysolite

Peaceful, sentimental perfection featuring our Azurite and Chrysolite gowns. Simple and serene, these cool pastels were captured on film by Mallory Dawn and styled by East Made Event Company for a recent Michael and Carina workshop. This quietly beautiful bridal inspiration was set at The Retreat at Cool Spring in Bluemont, VA., built in 1799 and overlooking the Shenandoah River.

Gowns: Azurite and Chrysolite | Photographer: Mallory Dawn Photography | Film Lab: Goodman Film Lab | Stylist / Planner: East Made Event Company | Floral Designer: La Fleur du Jour | Dress Designer: Carol Hannah Bridal | Venue: The Retreat at Cool Spring | Cake Designer: Catherine George | Hair & Makeup Artist: Emily Artistry | Calligraphy/Invitation Suite: Signora e Mare | Headpieces: Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart | Rings: Susie Saltzman | Shoes: Bella Belle | Garters: The Garter Girl | Flatware and Trays: White Glove Rentals | Bride Model: Victoria Grace | Groom Model: Daijreous from Liquid Talent | Workshop: Michael and Carina | Veil: Girl and a Serious Dream

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Leslie

Leslie and Josh were married just outside of Boston at Endicott Estate. The twenty-five room historic mansion provided a perfectly charming setting for the day's festivities. I-dos were exchanged among the 18 acres of rolling lawns, under century old elms, as the sun set. Leslie is wearing a customized gown, created from our Azurite Bodice and Mulberry Skirt; an enchanted blend of modern style and timeless romance. That tiny bow tie is also one of our custom creations. We made it for that sweet little pup, to match Leslie's skirt (of course).

Gown: Custom blend of our Azurite Charmeuse bodice and Mulberry Skirt. See more about our custom offerings here | Photography: Zac Wolf Photography | Venue: Endicott Estate 

Happily Yours, CH

 

 

Real Weddings: Meet Rebecca

Red hot! Rebecca chose our Azurite gown. We did it in a custom silk chiffon that is as red, bright and full of life as the bride herself. She and John exchanged vows (with a little sip from a flask to seal the deal) in Hawaii. Other notables? Guests sat with their feet in the water during the ceremony, glitter Keds, a flower bomb half halo, guests all in white, and how 'bout that body chain?!?

Dress: Azurite | Photography: Seeking Films | Hair: Winston Myers | Makeup: Face Art Beauty | Flowers: J'Adore Florals

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Azurite by Julie Paisley Photography

Despite the sunshine and green grass, this inspiration shoot has us thinking of winter weddings. Maybe it's the nip in the air or maybe it's the fact that the holiday season is nearly upon us, but we can envision all of these details surrounded by snow. There is a frosty feel to the quartz crystals, rock candy, and shimmering invitations. The draped white fabric is cool against the warm candlelight. Minty green and sage foliage provide the perfect alternative to the typical emerald green and red florals of the season. If we had a winter wedding to design, we would follow in the inspired tracks of this talented team. 

Finery: Azurite Gown and Dew Headpiece | Photography: Julie Paisley Photography | Paper Goods: Designs in Paper | Cake: Patty Cakes | Hair and Makeup: Studio BBC Salon | Venue: Cedarwood Weddings | Rings: Jabel Jewlery

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Adella, Azurite, and Pasithea by Matthew Ree

Botanical dreams are made of these. Our Adella, Azurite, and Pasithea gowns and our Nightingale Capelet photographed by Matthew Ree are so content in these verdant surroundings. We love the focus on greens rather than blooms, which makes this shoot feel totally modern. 

Finery: Adella, Azurite, and Pasithea gowns, Glacé Veil, and Nightingale Capelet | Photography: by Matthew Ree | Makeup: Stacie Ford |  Hair by Nikki Avanzino |  Floral Design by Cana’s Miracle 

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Deidre

So much style in this chic, boho wedding. Deidre and Stefan did it up right! The groom's plaid suit was perfect next to the bride's Azurite Gown. And how about that protea cake topper? Perhaps best of all was the couples' approach to their wedding. When asked what inspired their big day Deidre and Stefan answered, "We took the advice of others: purposefully made the day slower in our heads; we really soaked in each moment. We also had to let go of feeling the need to control the day. We just let it flow." And flow it did! Looks like perfection to us. Congratulations you two!

Dress: Azurite, Veil: Cathedral Length Circle Veil | Photography: Tracy Enoch | Planning + Design: Krystal Burns Wedding and Event Planning | Venue:Bar-Z-Winery, Joseph A. Hill Memorial Chapel in Canyon, Texas | Florals: The Daisy Chain Studio | Paper goods: WoodChick | Catering + Cake: The Crave Factory | Groom’s suit: Suit Supply NYC

Inspiration Shoot: California Coast with Azurite

Continuing with part two of this stunning, natural shoot with Ryan Ray and Amy Osaba, we move from the woods to the rocks and the Azurite gown becomes one with the sea on the coast of California.

Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite wedding gown -Beach wedding inspiration

Photography: Ryan Ray

Florals:  Amy Osaba

Hair and MU: Claudia Merjele

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Inspiration Shoot: Azurite Goes Gold

We're feeling all the fall vibes with this beautiful inspiration shoot through our retailer Lovely Bride in Philadelphia!

Featuring our Azurite gown in gold and ivory Italian chevron jacquard, the dark and moody hues and lush decor leave us more than happy to say goodbye to the traditional wedding palette.

Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
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Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration
Carol Hannah Azurite in gold -Real Wedding Inspiration

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Photographer and video:  Emily Wren @emilywrenphoto

Florist: Kate Farley Designs @katefarleydesign

Planner:  Confetti & Co @confettiandco

Food:  Birchtree Catering @birchtreecatering

Dessert:  Cake Life Bakeshop @cakelifebakeshop

Furniture Rentals:  Maggpie Vintage @maggpierentals

Jewelry:  Egan Day @eganday

Hair, Makeup, Model:  Gina Osborne @geefresh

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah