L'Elysee

Real Weddings: Meet Jenna. Pt. 3, the ceremony (and party)

Alas, we join Jenna and Omri for the final installation in their blog trilogy, their wedding at The Foundry in Long Island City. As you might guess, it was really good. After their romantic, tradition filled ceremony (with Jenna in our L'Elysee gown) they got down to the business of partying. Laughter ensued, they performed a duet for their guests, served up s'mores, and our Ruffle My Feathers Dress even made another appearance! Congratulations you love birds!

Finery: L'ElyseeGeode Druzy Sash, custom headpiece, Ruffle My Feathers DressHeritage Cathedral Veil | Photographer: Jenn Emerling

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Jenna. Pt. 2, the first look

Welcome back! We left Jenna and Omri, last week, after their pre-rehearsal dinner photo shoot and today we rejoin them for the first look! These two are so obviously full of fun and love, just raring to go. No doubt we are in for a good time (amiright?). Jenna chose our silk cloque, backless ballgown with a plunging neckline (L'Elysee) for the ceremony and OH how she moved it!!! Hope to see you again next week for coverage of the ceremony and after-party. Believe me, you won't be disappointed. 

Finery: L'Elysee, the Geode Druzy Sash, custom headpiece | Photographer: Jenn Emerling

Happiily Yours, CH

Inspiration: L'Elysee by Jodi Miller

Dappled sunshine, a wild and free bouquet, trees dripping with moss, and our L'Elysee Gown and Silver Lining Veil. These are the things springtime dreams are made of.

Gown: L'Elysee, Silver Lining Veil | Photography: Jodi Miller Photography during The School of Styling | Styling and Design: Anamaria of Anamarias Eventos, Peggy of Destination Wedding Studio, Kendall of Q/A Designs, Joyce of Joyce & Ko Events, Tracy of Hyde Events | Hair & Makeup: Teighla Norris & Mikel Rumsey  |  Accessories: Petals & Stones  |  Ribbon: Adorn

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: L'Elysee and Naia Shorty by Stacy Bauer

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” 
― Frances Hodgson Burnett.

We could get lost in the architectural delights and floral filled grounds of the Hammond-Harwood House in Annapolis, Maryland. This historical gem proved to be the perfect scene for this Secret Garden inspired shoot from Stacy Bauer Photography. The bridal look showcases our L'Elysee GownCathedral Length Anemone Veil, and Geode Druzy Belt. And we love the getaway look with our Naia Shorty on that sweet Vespa!

 

Finery: L'Elysee Gown in Gazaar, Cathedral Length Anemone VeilGeode Druzy Belt, Naia Shorty | Photography: Stacy Bauer Photography | Event Planning: Cristina Calvert Signature Weddings & Celebrations | Floral Design: Steel Cut Floral Co | Cake: Lilly Magilly's | Ceremony Venue: Hammond-Harwood House | Rings: Susie Saltzman | Hair + Makeup: Ariel Lewis | Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy | Groom's Attire: Capital Custom Clothiers | Table Runner: Silk & Willow

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Belmont and L'Elysee by Mike Larson

Our dresses really do get to have all of the fun. Belmont and L'Elysee were whisked away to the Tuscan countryside for this amazing shoot by Mike Larson. At least we get to live vicariously through their adventures!

Dresses: Belmont (crepe and satin faced chiffon fit and flare gown) and L'Elysee (backless ballgown with plunging neckline) | Photographer: Mike Larson | Venue: Castello delle Serre

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Brittany

Brittany and Andrew tied the knot at Berkeley Hall, a picturesque Lowcountry setting, just off of Hilton Head Island in Bluffton, SC. The Jeffersonian architecture and verdant grounds managed to be both sophisticated and laid back, just what Brittany and Andrew wanted for their classic Southern wedding. Their vows were exchanged pond-side, under an arbor wrapped in vines and white flowers. The bride shone bright in a custom version of our L'Elysee, done in chiffon. The backless, flowing silhouette was perfection for this summery, sun-dappled affair.

Dress: Custom L'Elysee in chiffon purchased at our New York Flagship (see more here) | Images: Emily of Riverland Studios | Venue: Berkeley Hall Club | Florist: The Flower Garden | Cake: CJ's Cakes & Catering | HMU: Paper Dolls

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Real Wedding: Meet Emily

How much fun is this Brooklyn Winery wedding?  Emily chose the l'Elysee gown in opaline for her non traditional, rustic nuptials and we just love the result!

Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery
Carol Hannah Real Wedding - L'Elysee gown at Brooklyn Winery

Photos:  4 Eyes Photography

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Real Weddings: Meet Rebecca

Say hi to Rebecca, this week's real wedding!  Rebecca chose to customize our l'Elysee gown to suit her beautiful ceremony in Sayulita, Mexico (one of my personal favorite places on the planet!).

Layers of flowing silk chiffon lend a relaxed elegance to beachside venues and is anything prettier than a soft train fluttering in the ocean breeze?  (Nope.  The answer is nope.)

Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
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Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
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Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
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Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
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Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
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Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
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Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico
Carol Hannah L'Elysse--Mexico

Thank you  to PhotoShoots Vallarta (www.photoshootsvallarta.mx) for sharing the images!

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Inspiration Shoot: l'Elysee and Mike Larson Photography

Ciao da Italia!

I'm excited to share these inspiring images from a recent collaboration with Mike Larson Photography.

The l'Elysee gown is a personal favorite of mine.  This gown is all about the fabric.  The silk cloque is woven for us in England and has a lightness and texture that is unreal.  The opalescent color comes from neon pink and yellow and blue fibers woven between layers of the palest silver.  The result is a slightly lavender hue that catches the light in the prettiest of ways.  Throw in a stunning private Italian estate and you suddenly find yourself  in a fairytale, castle included.

l'Elysee wedding gown
l'Elysee wedding gown

Let's all pretend we live here, shall we?  Oh, just out for a morning stroll...

l'Elysee wedding gown
l'Elysee wedding gown
l'Elysee wedding gown
l'Elysee wedding gown
l'Elysee wedding gown
l'Elysee wedding gown
l'Elysee wedding gown
l'Elysee wedding gown
l'Elysee wedding gown
l'Elysee wedding gown
l'Elysee wedding gown
l'Elysee wedding gown
l'Elysee wedding gown
l'Elysee wedding gown
l'Elysee wedding gown
l'Elysee wedding gown

Many thanks to Mike and his team for bringing our gowns halfway around the world!

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah