Wedding Inspiration: Married in Lavender

Lavender Wedding Gown are the newest bridal trend!

When it comes to wedding dress colors, options abound these days. We’re lucky to be able to explore styling beyond the expected white, but when wearing a non-white gown, what makes it bridal and keeps you from just looking like another bridesmaid? The answer to that is not always straight forward and is often in the details.

Designing Non White Wedding Dresses for the Non-traditional Bride

The quality and texture of the fabric is paramount, as is the styling. When designing with color I usually find myself gravitating towards textiles with a lot of dimension - think layers of fibers in various colors that combine to form one overall hue with a unique glow, or the additional of subtle metallic threads to give it a barely there sparkle. In the case of the Nemoria gown here, we have both of those things plus a gorgeous 3D chevron pattern. We developed this fabric at one of the best mills in Italy and because it’s exclusively woven for us, you won’t see it used anywhere else! Add a unique asymmetric back keyhole and a sweeping dramatic train and there will be no doubt who’s the bride!

Wedding Gown: Nemoria | Wedding Photographer: Amanda Watson

Happily Yours,
Carol Hannah

Inspiration: Nemoria in the Painted Desert

Dreaming of a Painted Desert wedding?  We've got you covered with this gorgeousness featuring the Nemoria gown in her original heather and bronze colorway. 

Gown:  Nemoria |  Styling + Planning :  Whitewood Events   | Photography: Ashley Rae Photography    | Videography:   Love Story Films  |  Florals: The Wildflower AZ   | Hair and Make-up:  Pearls Make-up   |  Suit: The Black Tux  |  Stationery:  Sarah Ingram  | Stationery Artwork:  Britt Vasina |   Venue:  Saguaro Lake Ranch  | Bride: @dominiquefiacco | Groom:  @chadmjohansson

Happily Yours, 


Inspiration: Florals as Art

I've always thought of my gowns more as art than garments, and it's always so satisfying to work with others who share the same perspective of their own work.  Flowers and weddings go hand-in-hand of course, but I love how Colonial House of Flowers has pushed the role of florals here so far beyond the role of bouquet!  One of my absolute favorite photographers Corbin Gurkin captures these beauties like no other! 

Gowns:  Elealis and Nemoria  |  lens:  Corbin Gurkin  |  Florals:   Colonial House of Flowers    |  Hair and Makeup:  Ashley Brook Perryman  |  Styling:  Lindsey Nowak


Happily Yours, 



The Monarch Collection: Behind the Scenes

Inspired by the delicate airiness of butterflies, the Carol Hannah 2018 collection is a study in intricacy, movement, and fluttering layers. Featuring gold metallic Italian embroidery, handmade abstract tulle wing embellishments, and a soft palette of romantic colors, the Monarch collection encourages us to take flight. 

Behold, the behind the scenes from our runway show! This labor of love would't be possible without all of the hands that make up the team here at Carol Hannah. Special thanks all the ladies who make the dresses, sell the dresses, love the dresses, buy the dresses, and support me and my craft in all the ways.  We can't wait to see you in these beauties! 

The Monarch Collection | Photography: Jen for Branch & Cole | Hair: Styles on B | Makeup: Stacy Ford Weddings | Florals: Mimosa Floral | Shoes: Kate Whitcomb Shoes | DJ: Ray Jarrell

Happily Yours, CH