New York Wedding

Real Weddings: Meet Clare

When it comes to grit and urban character, New York and it's five boroughs, can't be beat. Clare and Harry took advantage of everything the city they love has to offer on their wedding day. They hit the streets, with Bonnie Jenkins, and captured some killer shots featuring Brooklyn. Word around town has it that these two really know how to put on a party. Their venue, the Wythe Hotel, is a meticulously renovated, 116 year old, factory building that sits on the Williamsburg waterfront. The perfect setting for a night of big city magic. Just check out those King Kong skyline views. Clare chose a custom gown that was SO right for her easy breezy Brooklyn bride vibe.

Gown: Custom | Photography: Bonnie Jenkins | Flowers: Heavenly Blooms | Venue: Wythe Hotel | Videographer: Reel Brooklyn | Planner: Dawn Mauberret Events

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Manya

Manya and Jonathan have friends with cool spaces. This couple was lucky enough to convince their family friend (and fashion Photographer) Ilan Ruben, to let them convert his studio into their dream wedding venue. Located in beautiful Sunset Park, Brooklyn and right on the water, the space was ideal. Manya chose our Pherousa gown (simplified). The perfect dress for this unique city feté. Congratulations you two!

Dress: Pherousa gown (simplified) | Photographer: Jaka Vinsek

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Shanna

Shanna chose our La Reine skirt and Alliette bustier.  She and John were married at one of the most stately alters after being serenaded by Scottish bagpipes. Following the ceremony the couple entertained their guests at the Liberty House in Jersey City. Dancing the night away in one of the most decadent ballrooms around, with killer views of Manhattan none-the-less. Congratulations you two!

Finery: La Reine skirt and Alliette bustier | photography: Lovly Studio | flowers: Joseph's Florists | cake: Carlo's Bakery | dj: Blanc Noir Event Group

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Nicole

Rooftop garden oasis I-do's in the heart of NYC. Nicole and Ben wanted a non-traditional, intimate, outdoor ceremony and reception and they found just the spot for their 60 guests at the David Burke Kitchen in New York's SoHo neighborhood. Lush greenery, flowers and the view of the freedom tower wowed guests. Nicole and Ben did away with a number of wedding traditions and opted for an extended cocktail hour, gourmet slider and truffle fry bar, boozy beignets, dancing and a GIF booth in place of a photo booth (LOVE!). Nicole knew she didn't want a white gown from the get-go and ended her search when she chose a two piece including a custom skirt, our Mulberry made in the pale aqua and gold chevron silk jaquard of our Azurite gown. Perfection for this sunny, September love-fest. 

Finery: Custom Mulberry Skirt in our Azurite silk jaquard, top similar to our Aleister (more about our custom pieces here) | Photography: Ardita Kola Photography | Venue: David Burke Kitchen | Hair Stylist: Mark Christopher Rowbotham | Floral Design: Metropolitan Plant Exchange | Desert Table: David Burke Kitchen and MILK bar

Happily Yours, CH

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 Amanda

Amanda and Benjamin were married at the New York Botanical Garden. Amanda chose a wedding dress that was beautiful and classic, but this post clearly isn't about the wedding. It is about the after party and the second dress. As a counter to her conventional gown, Amanda wanted to find a party dress that, in her words, "was fun...really screamed Amanda and would make me feel like a Queen on my special day". With only a month to go, she came across our Keto shortie (thank you internet) and the rest is history. Amanda and Ben are in agreement that her spirit animal is a unicorn and the iridescent fringe of Keto embodies that perfectly 🦄. Excuse us while we party!!! 

Shortie: Keto | Photographers: The Hons Photo | Florist: Konstantino's Floral Design | Band: Starlight Orchestra.

Happily Yours, CH



Real Weddings: Meet Lauren

Lauren and Zach did the Big Apple proud! These cool cats celebrated the city in their dual-borough nuptials. From their first look photos (taken right across from the landmark Soho Pharmacy in Manhattan) to their intimate ceremony, at Frankies 457 in Brooklyn, Loreto Caceres Photography captured it all. The couple's day was set against the brownstones, bridges, and street scenes that make us love this city. Lauren chose to have a custom gown created from our Bellevue Bustier and Versailles skirt. It was the perfect embodiment of the sleek sophistication and spunk that is NYC.

Gown: custom created from our Bellevue and Versailles separates | Photographer:  Loreto Caceres Photography | Venue: Frankies 457

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Laura

The Foundry in Long Island City is all ivy walls, cobblestone streets and skyline views. The perfect place for Laura and Shevon to throw their uber classy fete. Our Tourmaline gown fit in nicely with the sophisticated black-tie vibe, and the clean lines of our Heritage Veil upped the bridal drama! Congratulations you two!

Dress: Tourmaline | Photography: Brklyn View Photography | Floral Design: Ivie Joy Flowers | Wedding Cake: Billy's Bakery | Invitations: Minted | Reception Venue: The Foundry | Brides Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Catering: Marcey Brownstein Catering & Events | DJ: 74 Events | Groom's Suit: My Suit | Groomsmen's Attire: The Black Tux | Photobooth: USL Lighting

Real Weddings: Meet Emily

Emily and David had a beautiful fall wedding in Saratoga Springs, New York. Emily stunned in our Tourmaline Gown and Mica Veil. The classic silhouette, with architectural seaming, was the perfect fit for this elegant fete. Emily's gold flecked Mica Veil and (cruelty free) Australis Faux Fur Shrug finished off her look and complimented the the rich jewel tones of the season. 

Finery: Tourmaline Gown, Mica Veil, Australis Faux Fur Shrug | Photography: Elario Photography

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Cody

Cody and James were married at the New York Athletic Club and their wedding had classic grace written all over it. Cody chose our Tourmaline gown and paired it with refined pearl accessories. The effect was stunning. This wedding look is as elegant as it is timeless. Congratulations you two!

Dress: Tourmaline, Veil: Filagree Garden Veil | Photographer: Jennifer Bobé of J. Bobé Photography | Venue: The New York Athletic Club | Church: Church of St. Monica's | Day-Of Coordination: Cynthia Ross of Cynthia Ross Events Flowers: Ariston Flowers

Happily Yours, CH