California Wedding

Inspiration: Coralia by Alexandra Wallace

Our Coralia gown stuns in this simply lovely inspiration shoot from Alexandra Wallace. We adore the soft warm color and texture of this gown set against a clean crisp backdrop, with these wild florals and moody details. And we REALLY adore it drenched in that magic hour sunlight, sun-flares, handsome husband, and all. 

Finery: Coralia Gown, Heritage Veil, Alchemy Headpiece | Photography: Alexandra Wallace | Planning + styling: A Lovely Creative | Invitation suite + signage: Salt & Stag | Venue: Higuera Ranch | Make up: Rhyan Townsend | Hair: Olivia Shackelford | Linens: La Tavola | Florals: April Flowers | Cake: CB Bakeshop | Jewelry: Sofia Kaman Fine Jewels | Ribbon: Silk & Willow

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Grand Palais by Valentina Glidden

An abundance of flickering candles and florals in the softest blush make this inspiration shoot magnificently romantic. Valentina Glidden was behind the lens to capture all of the grandeur set at Vibiana, a Catholic church turned event space in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. The styling of Smith + James play up the European charm of the venue with help from florals by Plenty of Petals. The draped linen ballgown skirt and deconstructed tulle bodice of our Grand Palais hold its own in this stately space. So very pretty in pink.

Finery: Grand Palais Gown and Heritage Veil | Styling: Smith + James | Photography: Valentina Glidden | Florals: Plenty of Petals | Cake: Sheila Mae | Calligraphy and Paper Design: Kara Anne Paper | Hair and Makeup: The Halcyon Agency | Venue: Vibiana  

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Alana

Alana and Chris tied the knot in one chic, Californian, winery wedding. The mix of ivories and nudes that Alana chose for her bridesmaid palette are the perfect compliment to her Tourmaline gown. We love the rustic elegance of the Soda Rock Winery. You may think you've seen a chandelier in a barn before but LOOK AT THIS ONE!!! Congratulations you two.

Gown: Tourmaline | Photographer: Elle Jae | Venue: Soda Rock Winery

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Natalie

Natalie and Garrett's Palm Springs wedding was DIY Boho beauty at its finest. Natalie handmade all of the macramé decor. The guest's seating cards were made from photos of the couple's favorite adventures together. Natalie's mom even baked all of the cookies for the welcome bags! The Ace hotel in Palm Springs was the perfect venue with its ultra-cool, desert vibe. The bride chose our Plié Bodice + Kensington Skirt, which was just right for this laid back, free-spirited celebration.

Check out Natalie and Garett's equally charming vintage VW bus engagement session here.

Finery: Plié BodiceKensington Skirt | Photography: Randy and Ashley | Venue + Catering: Ace Hotel, Palm Springs | Coordination: Tie the Knot by Tessa |Floral headpieces: Eucca Floral | Hair + makeup: The Feel Good Spa | Invitations: DIY through Wedding Paper Divas | Groom’s suit: Black Lapel | Bridesmaid’s gowns: Show Me Your Mumu | Groomsmen attire: Bonobos + Tie Bar | Wedding rings: Satomi Kawakita | Officiant: Tom Lang | Dj + photo booth: Chris Paul

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 Ali

Jagged cliffs, major surf, and that laid-back Cali vibe. Big Sur has it going on as far as natural attractions go. Add in the amazing atmosphere and fare at Big Sur Bakery and you have the perfect recipe for one fabulous fete. Check out Ali+Buddy's gorgeous wedding!

Dress: Kensington | Photographer: Nicole Mason | Venue: Big Sur Bakery

Happily Yours, CH

 

Real Weddings: Meet Laurie

We can’t get over Laurie and Peter's wedding. Not only do they have the best bridesmaids' dresses we have ever seen, they also just happen to have great advice to pass on! Clearly we had to share. To cut down on the pressure and stress of the wedding planning process, Laurie offered the following words of wisdom. “Remember that your wedding day is not the most important day of your life (no matter how many people tell you it is). It shouldn’t be! Your wedding day is, however, the biggest, most extravagant party you’ll probably ever plan. So, take advantage of that and make it yours! Also, splurge on a great photographer/videographer – it’s hard to remember every detail, so it’s such a gift to have beautiful images that captured the day to look back on!” Such wise words, and we also recommend taking a cue from her amazing maids' style.

Finery: Kensington Skirt and Lace Bustier | Photography: Jenn Emerling of YEAH! Weddings | Venue + Catering: Timber Cove Inn | Day of Planning: The Love Riot | Florals: Madeline Moore and Kate Shannon

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Real Weddings: Meet Lauren

Say hello to the beautiful Lauren!

We were so honored to have a hand in every dress at her wedding.   With a sun filled ceremony at Sandpiper Golf Course in Santa Barbara, California and a reception at the bride's parents' house, this wedding is a stunner and the lush landscape offered the perfect backdrop for burst of amethyst, plum, and magenta.

Belmont gown  - Carol Hannah - Real Weddings

Belmont gown - Carol Hannah - Real Weddings

Belmont gown - Carol Hannah - Real Weddings
Belmont gown - Carol Hannah - Real Weddings
Belmont gown - Carol Hannah - Real Weddings
Belmont gown - Carol Hannah - Real Weddings
Belmont gown - Carol Hannah - Real Weddings
Belmont gown - Carol Hannah - Real Weddings
Belmont gown - Carol Hannah - Real Weddings
Belmont gown - Carol Hannah - Real Weddings

Mother of the bride dress in our favorite shade!

Belmont gown - Carol Hannah - Real Weddings
Belmont gown - Carol Hannah - Real Weddings
Belmont gown - Carol Hannah - Real Weddings
Belmont gown - Carol Hannah - Real Weddings
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Belmont gown - Carol Hannah - Real Weddings
Belmont gown - Carol Hannah - Real Weddings
Belmont gown - Carol Hannah - Real Weddings
Belmont gown - Carol Hannah - Real Weddings
Belmont gown - Carol Hannah - Real Weddings
Belmont gown - Carol Hannah - Real Weddings
Belmont gown - Carol Hannah - Real Weddings
Belmont gown - Carol Hannah - Real Weddings

Photography Credit:  Meagan Ramirez at The Collective

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah