Iolite

Inspiration: Iolite

Rural Virginia, the softest palette, and regal details set the scene for this editorial shoot. Iolite, our sequined silk georgette caftan, is luxe in fabric and detailing and laid-back in silhouette.  If a simple elopement in the open air is your dream, follow the lead of Luxe and Luna Couture Events and keep it minimal with rich details for next level lovely.

Dress: Iolite | Photography: Shannon Moffit | Floral Design: Porter & Ives | Jewelry: Trumpet & Horn | Makeup: Real Doll Makeup | Accessories & Veil: Anna Marguerite | Candles: Creative Candles | Paper Goods: Letterlyn Studio | Creative Direction & Styling: Luxe & Luna Couture Events

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Celestine and Iolite in Autumn

Autum is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower. -Albert Camus

This styled shoot by Sophie Brendle Photography celebrates the rich jewel tones, soft afternoon light and changing foliage of the season. It is as though the abundant outdoors have come in. Giving a rustic feel to the simple, clean interior, the overgrown flowers, branches, grasses and leaves have reclaimed the space and left one bouquet remarkably long, like Rapunzel's hair long, and just as enchanting. Both our Iolite and Celestine are perfectly at home in this semi-industrial floral masterpiece. Just right for the bride looking for a flowing gown fit for modern romance. 

Dresses: Iolite and Celestine | Photography: Sophie Brendle Photography | Florals: Kate Asire Flowers| Cake: Cake Smith | Rentals: Berbank Events | Hair + Makeup: Latia Curtis | Stationery: Low Country Paper Co.

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

Inspiration: Punch of Summer with Iolite

Lush Tropics? Yes please! Hawaii has the richest greens and deepest blues. They provide a brilliant backdrop for Iolite, our bridal caftan, which is shimmering perfection for all of you boho darlings. What better way to end a sultry day than with a cool dip in a flower strewn pool. This shoot has definitely fueled our weekend travel dreams.

Gown: Iolite | Photography: INGAVEDYAN Wedding Photography | Workshop Instructor: Donny Zavala Photography | Creative Design, Styling, and Art Direction: Utterly Engaged | Floral Design: Catalina Neal | Veil: Sibo Designs | Rings: Susie Saltzman | Jewelry: Raw Finery | Hair and Makeup: Hikari Murakami | Lingerie: LA with Love | Furniture Rentals: Les Saisons | Dishware and Flatware: Maison de Ware | Linens and Napkins: La Tavola | Silk Runner: Tono & Co. | Candles: Creative Candles, LLC | Paper Goods and Calligraphy: Sarah Ingram
 

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration Shoot: Iolite at 501 Union

Moody blues, splatters of ink, palm printed wallpaper.  These are a few of my favorite things about this inspiration shoot at 501 Union in Brooklyn.  Shot by Jeremy Harwell, styled by the owner of one of our favorite retailers (The Sentimentalist, Atlanta), and featuring the Iolite caftan, this story is all about texture and depth.

Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration
Carol Hannah Iolite gown real wedding inspiration

Photography:  Jeremy Harwell

Hair: Styles on B

Makeup: Nicole Sievers

Styling:  The Sentimentalist

Paper Goods:  Ashley Buzzy 

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Inspiration Shoot: Nepal Workshop Part 2

The second part of this beautiful series of images from our recent collaboration with Nina & Wes in Nepal is just as lovely as the first.  We're reposting the full content from the photographers again because it is worth reading twice! “100% of the profits from this workshop go to orphan care and human trafficking interception in Nepal. None of the vendors take any pay, and this year we were able to give almost $8,000 to those in need in Nepal! The first half of the workshop is spent in classroom sessions revolving around business, and the second half of the workshop is spent doing volunteer work in Nepal. We had an amazing group of people this year, that gave everything they could to help this workshop succeed. Each attendee had their own part to play, and as the days unfolded, it was a joy to see each one of them fall in love with the country of Nepal.

The earthquake that occurred on April 25th in Nepal has shaken all of us. So many of the beautiful places we visited, and historical landmarks that we marveled at, are now piles of rubble. As far as we can tell, though, our loved ones and the people at the organizations we volunteered at, are all safe. Some of them have lost homes, but they have escaped the earthquake without injury. For that we are thankful. 

This workshop is meant to inspire photographers to go beyond themselves and give back to the world in need. And through sharing images of this beautiful bridal session, we hope to remind people of the beauty of Nepal, not the poverty. Nepal is a country rich in history, and the people of Nepal are full of warmth and kindness. Walk down any given street in this enchanting country and have a conversation with someone…you may just find that you are invited in for some milk tea.

Some of the industry vendors that donated time or goods to help make our not-for-profit workshop succeed include: Magnolia Rouge, Jose Villa, Wildgrace Workshop, Paper Birch Designs, Julie Song Ink, Brown Linen Design, Kraft & Jute, Mrs. Box, Frou Frou Chic, Type A Society, Richard Photo Lab, State Film Lab, Goodman Film Lab, Carol Hannah, Gossamer Vintage, and Jacob Cecil.”

HOW TO HELP:

American Red Cross

Charity Water

CARE

International Medical Corps

Save the Children

Tiny Hands International

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Carol Hannah  Iolite gown  - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes

Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes

Carol Hannah I olite gown  - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes

Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes

Carol Hannah  Iolite gown  - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes

Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes

Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Behind the Scenes, 2015 Runway Show

If you've been following us over on instagram or facebook, then you've been catching all the sneak peeks of our 2015 runway show, held October 13th at the beautiful 404 NYC space!

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With origins in ancient Egyptian culture, our journey takes us from the mysticism of the sacred scarab to the magic and wonder of the study of alchemy.   Through gold detailing, geode inspired embellishment, and relaxed but powerful silhouettes the 2015 Carol Hannah collection celebrates feminine strength and mystery.

Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show- Azurite, Celestine, Pyrite, and Gypsum

Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show- Azurite, Celestine, Pyrite, and Gypsum

Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show - Azurite, Pyrite, Gypsum

Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show - Azurite, Pyrite, Gypsum

Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show - Iolite

Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show - Iolite

Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show - Iolite caftan

Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show - Iolite caftan

Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show - Tourmaline

Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show - Tourmaline

Carol Hannah 2015 Runway show - Pyrite and Nude veil

Carol Hannah 2015 Runway show - Pyrite and Nude veil

Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show -Chrysolite 

Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show -Chrysolite 

Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show - Azurite, Celestine, Pyrite, Gypsum

Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show - Azurite, Celestine, Pyrite, Gypsum

Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show - Gypsum

Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show - Gypsum

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bts Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show -Pyrite

Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show- Azurite

Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show- Azurite

Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show - Chrysolite

Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show - Chrysolite

The teams at

Nicole Sievers

 Makeup Artistry and

Styles on B

 hair transformed our models into powerful Egyptian queens.  We'll be bringing you their perspective on how to translate these editorial runway looks into wedding day magic in the coming weeks!

Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show
Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show
Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show
Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show
Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show
Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show
Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show- Kyanite neckpiece and Azurite

Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show- Kyanite neckpiece and Azurite

Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show - Pyrite

Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show - Pyrite

Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show
Behind the scenes Carol Hannah 2015 runway show

The team over at Karma Flowers perfectly captured our vision with the decor, incorporating mercury glass, mixed metallics, and a beautiful collection of geodes.

Carol Hannah 2015 runway show - Wedding Dresses all around!
Carol Hannah 2015 runway show - Wedding Dresses all around!
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First comes the runway, then comes the party!  Mint Catering created our signature ginger fizz champagne cocktail, which we'll be sharing the recipe for here shortly as well!

A thousand thank you's to our talented friend Matthew Ree for capturing these behind the scenes moments!

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah