Hawaii Wedding

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: Senara in Hawaii

Two parts wind, one part water and just the right amount of that special magic that Matthew Ree adds to the equation. This styled shoot is perfection by the numbers. Lucky enough to have worked with Matthew in the past, we didn't hesitate when he asked to photograph a selection of our gowns during his Hawaii photography workshop for CLY by Matthew Ree. And man oh man just look at the beauty he captured! Stay tuned in the weeks to come for more of this Maui goodness.

Dress: SENARA | Photography: MATTHEW REE of CLY BY MATTHEW | Styling & floral design:  DESIGNS BY HEMINGWAY | Rings: TRUMPET AND HORN | hair + makeup: ALISON HAYASHI

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

Real Weddings: Meet Anna

Anna + Ben chose to have a destination wedding in Hawaii. With Ben's family traveling in from Australia and Anna's from the US it was an ideal meeting place. From our vantage point it looks like the perfect day all around. Their ceremony spot was right on the ocean in a grove a palm trees, their weather all sunshine, and their guests all smiles. We are in love with Anna's custom creation. Her bustier is actually a version of our Citrine Dress and it paired so beautifully with her Kensington Skirt. Congratulations you two and Aloha (which in addition to being used to say hello and goodbye, is a catch-all word of good intentions...and we are sending all the best your way!


Finery: Custom Citrine Bustier and Kensington Skirt | Photographer: Jenna Lee | Event Coordination: Carrie Lance of Cherished in Hawaii Weddings

Happily Yours, CH