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Real Weddings: Meet Rachel

You know how they say everything is bigger in Texas?   It's clear that this love is like that. Rachel and Kevin mixed clean lines and modern sensibility with their rustic setting and turned out an event just as chic as can be. They chose lucite details, lots of white and an altar that seemed just made to frame the sun. The style certainly carried though to the wedding part too! Check out those bridesmaids in pantsuits and super dapper dudes. We love the crisp contours of our Heritage Bustier + La Reine Skirt (simplified) in this setting, specifically the juxtaposition of this combo in the fields of prairie grass and against the expanse of corrugated metal.  Rachel and Kevin under those clouds, against the clear blue sky, saying I do as the sun sets...if there is a more storybook setting for starting your life as husband and wife we can't imagine it. Congratulations you two!

Finery: Heritage Bustier and La Reine Skirt (Simplified) | Photographer: Bradford Marten | Planner: Heavenly Day Events | Venue: The Prospect House

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Frances

Frances and Ralph were married at the Thomas Bennet House in Charleston. The home, circa 1825, is one of the most magnificent homes in the city. It has been lovingly restored. It offers equally gorgeous interior and outdoor spaces, just the right fit for this classic southern wedding. The garden's traditional beauty, with its large brick courtyard and fountain, was perfect for saying "I do" and then partying into the night. Frances chose an ultra-romantic look with our Heritage Bustier, Customized La Reine Skirt, and Empress Veil for her ceremony. Then she danced the night away in our La Reine Shorty. As you can see this couple partied like royalty!

 

Finery: Heritage Bustier, Customized La Reine SkirtEmpress Veil, and La Reine Shorty | Photography: Tim Willoughby of TimWill Photography

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Hallie

The joy shone bright throughout Hallie and Glenn's big day, and all of the happy moments were expertly captured by Erich McVey. The look on the bridesmaid's faces when they saw Hallie in her dress for the first time was absolutely priceless! We second their collective (jaw-dropped) opinion. Hallie looked all-kinds-of-chic in our Alliette Bodice and La Reine Skirt. The rich fabrics and dramatic silhouette were right at home in the enchanted forest theme. Hallie's ear-to-ear smile was her most dazzling accessory. The bride changed into our Flights of Fancy Skirt to take her through the late night festivities. Congratulations you two, and may happiness follow you all your days.

Gown: Alliette Bodice and La Reine Skirt, after party skirt: Flights of Fancy Skirt, veil: Horsehair Veil | Photography: Erich McVey | Event Planning & design: Simply Chic Events | Venue, Catering, Cake: The Clifton Inn in Charlottesville, Virginia | Stationery, Calligraphy: Brown Linen Design | Floral Design: Beehive Events | Hair: Hair by Shana Dee | Makeup: Nour Kazoun

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Trunk Show and Charleston Fashion Week Wrap Up!

 I had such a blast this past weekend down in Charleston, South Carolina with our retailer Southern Protocol.  Between a runway show at Charleston Fashion Week, a cocktail party at the shop, and the trunk show, we rode a whirlwind of pretty all weekend!  Thank you to everyone who came to any or all of it!  It was quite the homecoming.

    Kensington  on the runway

 

Kensington on the runway

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Le Soleil on the runway

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Pyrite, La Reine, and Le Soleil

Carol Hannah and Merrill Melideo 

Carol Hannah and Merrill Melideo 

Carol Hannah Trunk Show at Southern Protocol, Charleston SC
Carol Hannah Trunk Show at Southern Protocol, Charleston SC
Carol Hannah Trunk Show at Southern Protocol, Charleston SC
Carol Hannah Trunk Show at Southern Protocol, Charleston SC
Carol Hannah Trunk Show at Southern Protocol, Charleston SC
Carol Hannah Trunk Show at Southern Protocol, Charleston SC

We even had a fun little shoutout thanks to a sweet visit from Glamour's Kim Fusaro, who was a big fan of the l'Elysee gown in gazar.  Thanks for coming Kim!  {See the full article HERE}

Carol Hannah at Southern Protocol in Glamour
Carol Hannah at Southern Protocol in Glamour
Carol Hannah at Southern Protocol in Glamour
Carol Hannah at Southern Protocol in Glamour
Carol Hannah Trunk Show at Southern Protocol, Charleston SC
Carol Hannah Trunk Show at Southern Protocol, Charleston SC

Next up, Atlanta!  April 24-16th

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Behind the Scenes: 2014 Look Book Shoot

Here's a behind the scenes look at our 2014 Look Book photoshoot!

Photography:  Susan Stripling

Hair and Makeup:  Taly Weisberg

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La Reine  and horsehair veil

La Reine and horsehair veil

Horsehair veil   

Horsehair veil

 

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behind the scenes- carol hannah 2014 look book shoot06

Taly Waisberg works her magic.

Behind the scenes - Carol Hannah look book shoot
Behind the scenes - Carol Hannah look book shoot

It takes a village!

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The talented Susan Stripling in action shooting La Lune.

La Reine skirt  + 2 tiered Horsehair veil

La Reine skirt + 2 tiered Horsehair veil

Carol Hannah makes adjustments to the  La Reine skirt  and 2 tiered horsehair veil   

Carol Hannah makes adjustments to the La Reine skirt and 2 tiered horsehair veil

 

Testing the light with  Le Monde. 

Testing the light with Le Monde. 

Happily Yours,

CH