Bridal Inspiration

Inspiration: Downton by Jodi Miller

The Downtown gown feels right at home in this shoot on the grounds of Middleton Place in Charleston, SC.   Between her dreamy pastel silvers and vintage inspired crystal embellishment, this gown has earned its spot in our top ten all time favorites. 

Gown: Downton | lens: Jodi Miller for The School of Styling |  Hair + Makeup: Teighla Norris | Ribbon: Adorn | Accessories: Petals + Stones

Happily Yours,


Inspiration: Celestine Dreams of Maui

If you're feeling the harsh of the winter like we are here in NYC, come with us on this inspirational adventure to Maui courtesy of Matthew Ree photography and our Celestine gown.   Can't you just feel that wind whip through your hair and the train of chiffon tugging as you walk through the sand?  Sighhhhh, a girl can dream. 

Beach weddings have a special place in my heart - there's just something about communing with nature that lends itself to the celebration of love.  Maybe it's the reminder of the simple things in life.   The raw elements of sand and sea need no decoration and the world is stripped away for that moment of all its complications and distractions.  

With that in mind, Celestine suits the mood just right.  Ease and grace and a touch of wild abandon make this dress the perfect breezy alternative to the norm of constraint and structure.  


Gown: Celestine | Photography: MATTHEW REE of CLY By Matthew | styling & floral design: Designs by Hemingway | album: Renaissance Albums | Rings: Trumpet and Horn | Hair & Makeup: Alison Hayashi | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab

Happily Yours,


Inspiration: Chrysolite by Michael and Carina Photography

Wintery pastel perfection. Our Chrysolite gown glistens in this beautiful inspiration shoot set at The Retreat at Cool Spring in Bluemont, VA.   

Swathed in sequins and dripping with subtle sparkle, the Chrysolite is a favorite around here and with good reason!  Trickling embellishment?  Check!  Sparkle that's not tacky or overdone?  Check! A dramatic train and more detail the closer you look?  Check check check!  


Gown: Chrysolite | Photographer: Mallory Dawn Photography | Film Lab: Goodman Film Lab | Stylist + Planner: East Made Event Company | Floral Designer: La Fleur du Jour | 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

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Erato by Ashley Rae

These hauntingly beautiful images of our Erato gown were captured by Ashley Rae Photography. The love story they tell is one of weighted anticipation. The moody images pack a punch with their high contrast lighting and that billowing gown. Breathtaking in their luminosity, we wait on bated breath, along with this bride, for the arrival of her groom.

Dress: Erato | Photography: Ashley Rae Photography | Videography: Love Story Films | Makeup: Pearls Makeup | Florals: Bloom and Print | Calligraphy: Shotgunning For Love

Happily Yours, CH

Engagement: Mara in Paris

Patrick popped the question in Paris and Ian Holmes Photography was there to capture the beautiful moments that followed (Mara said yes!). Their romantic photos under the Eiffel Tower and among the cobblestone streets embody that French je ne sais quoi. Conveniently, Mara had our Bryant Dress packed and ready for whatever fabulousness came her way. Congratulations you two!  

Dress: Bryant Dress | Photography: Ian Holmes Photography 

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Ianassa by Allison Markova

“On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty.
Today is such a day.” -Rumi

Allison Markova is the lady behind the lens for this inspiration shoot. Billowing and beautiful, our Ianassa gown floats across the sand, dynamic and radiant. On the beach next to the lapping waves and kissed by the end of day sun is Ianassa's happy place. 

Gown: Ianassa | Photgraphy: Allison Markova 

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Adella by Chelsea Q

”When he takes me in his arms,
and speaks to me softly,
I see the world through rose-colored glasses”


This shoot from Chelsea Q White, features our Adella gown, and it is a classic. A true 'French Girl' fairytale. Beguiling and self assured, all fresh faced and dark, perfectly carefree hair. This timeless beauty and her castle are European elegance embodied. 

Gown: Adella | Photographer: Chelsea Q. White | Film Lab: The FIND Lab | Stylist/Planner: Ivory and Lace Events | Floral Designer: Olive Grove Design | Dress Designer: Carol Hannah | Rentals: La Tavola Linen | Accessories: Lietofiore | Venue: The Castle at Rockwall | Hair & Make-up Artist: Andrea Lozano Beauty | Ring: Susie Saltzman | Paper Suite & Calligraphy: Scribbles & Swirls | Model agency: Callidus Agency | Bridal shop: Lovely Bride Dallas 

Happily Yours, CH

Inspired: Fleur Bustier and Chambord Skirt by Jodi Miller

Sometimes the simplest styling packs such a punch! Take this shoot created by Kendal of Q|A Designs for example. Kendal chose to showcase a few of our separates and just look at how she rocked them (of course, Venita Aspen, with those oh-so-long lashes, natural hair and that mega watt smile helped make the job easier). We love that Kendal left the Fleur Bustier untucked from our Chambord Skirt creating a little crop top goodness. And how 'bout the drama of the Cloud Nine Capelet in those last few shots. All white washed, sun lit goodness.

Finery: Fleur BustierChambord SkirtCloud Nine Capelet | Photographer: Jodi MIller Photography | Styling:  Kendal of Q|A Designs | Hair + Makeup: Teighla Norris | Model: Venita Aspen | Ribbon: Adorn

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Citrine by Sawyer Baird

Simply Stunning Citrine. Southern charm as deep as the sky is wide. These images were created during The School of Styling, and captured by Jodi Miller and they feature our Citrine gown. Natural white and ivory silk charmeuse and chiffon are asymmetrically draped to create an a-line skirt with the gentlest movement. This timeless beauty is right at home under the centuries old oaks.

Gown: Carol Hannah Citrine | Images: Sawyer Baird Photography | Hair + Makeup: MiKel Rumsey | Model: Natalia | Ribbon: Adorn | Accessories: Petals + Stones 

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Iolite by Lucy Cuneo

Southern charm and European details abound at River Oaks in Charleston, SC. Stucco facades and stone water features provide rustic charm in this sophisticated shoot from Lucy Cuneo and Mallory Joyce. The bride's loose locks and that rich and wild bouquet fit the intimate vibe of this ceremony. We love the way our Iolite glitters in the candlelight.

Dress: Iolite | Photography: LUCY CUNEO PHOTOGRAPHY | Styling, Concept, Florals: MALLORY JOYCE | Venue: RIVEROAKS | Creative assistant MARIANNE CALDWELL | Make-up: DANNON K COLLARD | Hair: RACHEL PITNER | Film scans: PHOTOVISION | Paper suite and calligraphy: STEPHANIE FISHWICK

Happily Yours, CH