Carol Hannah inspired

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: Kyanite by Michael and Carina Photography

Oh, Kyanite, you natural beauty you. This gown is as easy breezy as they come. With its dramatic cowl back and ivory silk jersey softness, it's hard to imagine a dress better suited to a ceremony celebrated wandering the wilderness. This inspiration shoot was designed by East Made Event Company and photographed by Michael and Carina Photography. The film photography captured these nudes and naturals against the richest greens so beautifully. And how 'bout that insane wild and free bouquet?!?

Dress: Kyanite | Photography: Michael and Carina Photography | Event Design + Styling: East Made Event Company | Floral Design: Sweet Root Village | Cake: Incredible Edibles | Ring: Susie Saltzman | Hair + Makeup: Emily Artistry | Venue: The Mill At Fine Creek | Calligraphy + Paper Goods: Corsivo Calligraphy | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Rentals: White Glove Rentals| Table Runners + Ribbons: Adorn Company

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Downton by Lissa Ryan

"Lost - yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever." Horace Mann

Downton, our light silver crepe trumpet gown, with it's crystal embellishment and tulle overlay, steals the show in this inspiration shoot by Lissa Ryan. The crisp air and beauty of fall are embodied in this dreamy scene, accented with red and burgundy, and lit by the late afternoon sun,

Gown: Downton, Heritage Veil | Photography: Lissa Ryan Photography | Creative Direction: Linda Ha Events | Venue: Goodstone Inn | Calligraphy: Julie Ha Calligraphy | Florals: Petals and Promises | Rentals: Studio Marie | Candles: Creative Candles | Accessories: Girl and a Serious Dream | Jewelry: Susie Saltzman | Hair: Sarah Ahn | Makeup: Susan Lim Makeup Artist | Suit: Capital Custom Clothiers | Bowtie: Boutaugh | Shoes: Anthropologie | Models: Casey Wrona and Theodore Lee | Cake: Hollin Hall Pastry Shop | Ribbon: Silk and Willow | Film Lab: The Find Lab 

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Triteia in Puerto Rico

This intimate Puerto Rican destination wedding, shot by by Elisa Bricker (and featuring our Triteia) is all class and romance. This couple jet set to their private ceremony overlooking the sea. They said their vows in the shadow of a 16th-century citadel, the historic Castillo San Felipe del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

DRESS: Triteia | PHOTOGRAPHY: Elisa Bricker | RING: Trumpet & Horn | HAIR + MAKEUP: Perfect Fete | BRIDE'S SHOES: Jimmy Choo | GROOM'S ATTIRE: J.Crew | INVITATIONS: Design House Of Moira

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Grand Palais with Perry Vaile

So not every bride is a princess and not every bride needs a castle but we are SO into this twist on the fairytale. Our Grand Palais has been beautifully captured by Perry Vaile in the Old Sheldon Church Ruins just outside of Charleston. The dilapidated gothic architecture and gnarled oaks give this shoot edge and makes it the perfect counterpoint to our flowing blush Grand Palais

Dress: Grand Palais | Photographer: Perry Vaile as part of The Lively Workshop

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Tousled Bustier and Mulberry Skirt by Vue Photography

Hello color inspiration! As much as we have been feeling neutrals, metallics, and washed out hues lately, this shoot has got us excited by brights. This popping palette of feel good colors seems oh-so right for summer. And what a great cheery vibe for heading off into the holiday weekend. 

Finery: Tousled Bustier and Mulberry Skirt | Photographer: Vue Photography  | Event Design, Floral Design, and Styling: Juli Vaughn Designs | Coordination: Pretty Swell Parties | Venue: West Side Cultural Arts Center | Hair + Makeup: Andrea Carter Artistry | Groom’s Attire: The Modern Gent | Art + Canvas Place Mats: Renee Bouchon Art | Invitation Suite and Paper Goods: Fresh Love & Co. 

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah