Real Wedding

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 Christina

Christina and Steve were married at the French Legation Museum in downtown Austin. This celebration was full of personal touches. The couple exchanged handwritten vows, and were serenaded by a lovely group of women in Christina's family during their ceremony. Can you believe that the bride designed their invitation suite herself?!? So much talent, so much beauty, so much love.

Finery: Versailles Trumpet Skirt and Verbena Cami (similar to shown) | Planning: Eclipse Event Co. | Makeup and Hair: Kara Sanchez | Floral Design: Disch Events | Venue: French Legation Museum | Invitations: Christina Mirando | Photographer: Brittany Jean Photography

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Turner

Meet Turner, all class and old Hollywood glamor. Turner wore our Winchester gown, in the palest silver, with our Polaris Wrap and looked every bit the starlet. We love that some of her photos feel like old film stills too thanks to Oresti Tsonopoulos.

Finery: Winchester and Polaris Wrap | Photographer: Oresti Tsonopoulos  

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Lindsay

Our dresses are made to move in, but you don't have to take our word for it! Just look at Lindsay and Andrew cutting the proverbial rug. These two took full advantage of their venue, Haw River Ballroom, a beautiful music venue, set in the former Dye House of Saxapahaw’s Historic Cotton Mill. They celebrated the idyllic rural setting, with their outdoor ceremony. The ballroom was put to good during their reception. Love, dance, and music, just a few of our Pemberley gown's favorite things.

 

Gown: Pemberley and Mariposa VeilPhotography: Rebekah Senter Photography | Planning, design, styling: Stephanie Schol | Venue: Haw River Ballroom | Florals: Meristem Floral | Hair & makeup: Makeup For Your Day
 

Happily Yours, CH

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 Wedding: Meet Sabrina

Sabrina and Jeff did it Brooklyn style! This wedding celebrated Manhattan's coolest borough from beginning to end. The couple created beautiful mementos of their day during a first look and pre-ceremony portrait session in Grand Army Plaza, under the arch. Talk about an iconic Brooklyn landmark! Their ceremony and reception took place at Deity NYC, 5,000 square feet of exposed brick, amazing glass artwork, and an indoor tree of life located in Boerum Hill, on an historic stretch of Atlantic Ave in Downtown Brooklyn. Sabrina wore our Versailles Bustier and Versailles Trumpet Skirt. She accessorized her look with a Custom Gold and Baroque Pearl Headpiece, and a vintage family heirloom veil. 

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 Wedding: Meet Heather

Over the river and through the woods to the most enchanted place we go. Heather and Ben took it to the forest, celebrating their love in the wilderness, just outside of Boston. The sun shone bright, the water glistened, and the day was full of joy. Heather chose a custom gown, settling on a combination of our Citrine bodice draping and Versailles Trumpet Skirt. After the great outdoors, these two rocked a great indoor reception at The Sinclair. Just check out those custom band posters and exclusive tickets. 

Gown: Citrine bodice draping and Versailles Trumpet Skirt | Images: Love & Perry Photography

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 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