Kensington Skirt

Real Weddings: Meet Dunja

Dunja and Johnny said their I-dos at Topping Rose House, a luxury haven in the heart of the Hamptons. Dunja wowed in our Heritage Bustier, Kensington skirt, and All That Glitters Sash. There are a number of unique touches that make this day so special. The couple and their guests indulged in a drool-worthy cake made of artisanal cheeses in addition to their traditional sweet cakes. This may be the first time we have seen wedding drone photography, and we've gotta say, it's excellent! Scroll on to see the bride doing her part to liven up the dance floor with a little impromptu tambourine playing. 

Real Weddings: Laudholm Farm and the Kensington Skirt

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. -T.S. Eliot

Finery: Kensington Skirt and  Verbena Cami | Photographer: Henry + Mac | Planning: Emily Elizabeth Events | Catering: Fire and Co | Venue: Laudholm Farm

Happily Yours, CH


Real Weddings: Meet Nicole

Sean, Nicole, and 'The Wonderful, Fantastic, Very Good, Not Very Bad At All Wedding Day.' These bibliophiles chose a little play on the notable 70s children's book title (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) to grace their programs and set the tone for their celebration. When you start with a couple as rad as this, add their nearest and dearest, and dress them up in their wedding day finest, 'wonderful and fantastic' doesn't even begin to cover it. Sean and Nicole said their I dos at the Water Witch Club at Monmouth Hills, New Jersey. The charming, homey venue offers sweeping views of Sandy Hook, the Atlantic Ocean, and the city skyline from one of the highest points on the eastern seaboard. Nicole chose our Fleur Bustier, Kensington Skirt, and Juliet Sash. 'Not very bad' indeed! 

Finery: Fleur Bustier, Kensington Skirt,  Juliet Sash | Photography: Lauren Kallen

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: Sparkles by the Sea

Sequined, blush, joy. The sparkle of our Sequined Smoking Jacket on top of our Chrysolite Bustier and our Kensington Skirt all tied up in a neat little package with one of our custom sashes. All things good in this shoot on the shore. 

Finery: Chrysolite Bustier, Kensington Skirt, Sequined Smoking Jacket | Photographer: Dawn Heumann | Stylist: Alysia Andriola | Venue: Straus Home Ranch | Floral Design: Nichole Skalski | Calligraphy: Erin Hentz | Cake: Laci Sandoval of Wind and Rye | Linens: Silk and Willow | Jewelry: Serpentine and Fair

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Elena

Rustic chic is still where it's at!  Elena and Alex's wedding has joy oozing out of it at the seams. Could these two be anymore wonderfully jubilant? Our Kensington Skirt and Fleur bustier is just the dress for Elena; playful, fun, and it never takes itself too seriously. Congratulations you lovebirds!

Dress: Kensington Skirt and Fleur Bustier, Fleur Veil | Photographer: Sanderson Images | Florist: Rosemary & Rust | Cake: The Whoopie Pie Co. | Caterer: Rettew’s Catering | Venue: Harvest View Barn at Hershey

Happily Yours,


Real Weddings: Meet Minnie

Minnie and Marshall were married on solstice weekend on Orcas Island, WA, Minnie's childhood home. Their wedding was earthy and elegant, inspired by the natural beauty of the island. Their arbor was crafted from driftwood collected off the beach, freshly picked flowers graced the tables, and the couples guests dined on local oysters and fresh, wild-caught salmon. Minnie and Marshall's friends and family rolled up their sleeves and created nearly everything from scratch. The bride's dad planted a field of poppies, just for the occasion! The bride's mother reclaimed a lost love of sewing to create a bodice that the bride wore with our Kensington Skirt. All of the personal touches made this love filled day truly one-of-a-kind.

Skirt:  Kensington | Photographer: Carina Skrobecki.

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Rebecca

Magic Mountain, wedded bliss. Rebecca and Adam picked a symbolic year to be married in the great wide open with this year marking 100 years of stewardship of America's national parks! The couple started their destination festivities with a pre-wedding photoshoot in Yosemite. There was so much natural splendor to fall in love with making it a splendid location in which to celebrate their love. Rebecca chose to wear our Kensington, as she and Adam explored the striking waterfalls, deep valleys, grand meadows, and ancient giant sequoias and we couldn't be more pleased. Here's to your continuing adventure you two.

Finery: Kensington Skirt and Tank | Photography: The Weaver House

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Mary Elizabeth

Mary Elizabeth and Caleb's day began like most other days in Florida, with a little bit of rain. But, you know what they say, rain on your wedding day is good luck! And these two were undaunted. The day cleared and the couple said their I-dos at the First Baptist Church of Pensacola surrounded by colorful stained glass windows.

They celebrated with friends and family at the Museum of Commerce in downtown Pensacola. A gorgeous brick turn-of-the-century warehouse, which holds a reconstructed 1890s era streetscape. Mary Elizabeth chose our Fleur Bustier and Kensington Skirt. The perfect set for her sweet vintage inspired celebration.

Dress: Fleur Bustier and Kensington Skirt | Photographer: Alp and Isle | Planning, Design, and Coordination: Sara Gillianne Wedding and Events | Dessert: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts | Florals: Supposey Wedding Florals

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