Custom Gown

Engagement Shoot: Custom Reds in the Desert Dunes

Ideas for your Engagement Photos!

Engagement portraits need not be awkward or prom-y! Take a cue from #carolhannahbride Frankie who went with a custom fire red number and took to the desert with her honey for these incredible shots!

Tips for Engagement Outfit Styling:

  1. Pick a color that pops! It’s easy to get overwhelmed when choosing a look for something important, but you can’t go wrong keeping it simple and using something like color as a focal point.

  2. Keep it comfortable! Pick something you enjoy wearing and it will show in the photos (and vice versa), especially important if you don’t love being photographed. If you hate having your picture taken there’s nothing worse than also having to fuss with your dress!

  3. Make it special! Choose a dress or pieces with an element of interest beyond your standard go-to looks, be it draping, texture, volume, or movement. Frankie’s train here takes this styling from party dress to editorial asap!

Gown: Custom | lens: Sloane Photo

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Real Weddings: Meet Justine

Custom Designed Wedding Gown: Tulle on Tulle

#carolhannahbride Justine was looking for more than your standard wedding dress. With layers upon layers of natural white Italian tulle, a hand draped sculptural bodice, a warm blushy lining, and a dramatic fit and flare silhouette, her custom gown from scratch was one of my absolute favorite projects this year!

An Ethereal Woodland Wedding

Every detail of this wedding is oozing with elegance and whimsy, and we love how the florals and furniture were used to transport the guests into Justine’s dreamy, ethereal vision!

Gown: Custom | Veil: Heritage Veil | Wedding Photographer: Melissa Ergo | Florals: Charlotte and Daughters

Happily Yours,


Real Weddings: Meet Lauren

Lauren and Zach did the Big Apple proud! These cool cats celebrated the city in their dual-borough nuptials. From their first look photos (taken right across from the landmark Soho Pharmacy in Manhattan) to their intimate ceremony, at Frankies 457 in Brooklyn, Loreto Caceres Photography captured it all. The couple's day was set against the brownstones, bridges, and street scenes that make us love this city. Lauren chose to have a custom gown created from our Bellevue Bustier and Versailles skirt. It was the perfect embodiment of the sleek sophistication and spunk that is NYC.

Gown: custom created from our Bellevue and Versailles separates | Photographer:  Loreto Caceres Photography | Venue: Frankies 457

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Andria Part One

Welcome to Part One of Andria and Christopher's outrageously stylish wedding! The couple celebrated with an intimate ceremony in Palm Sprins and their pictures are just so good we had to split them into 2 blog posts. In this post, we get to see Andria and Christoper getting dressed and see each other for the first time on their big day. The bride wore our Les Astres Gown, customized with our Sparkling Sands Belt, and a killer leg slit. Stay tuned for their portraits in the desert, ceremony, and after party! 

Dress: Les Astres with the Sparkling Sands Belt | Photographer: Logan Cole of Branch&Cole 

Happily Yours, CH