Real Wedding Inspiration

Real Weddings: Meet Marjorie

Real Bride NYC Wedding Inspiration with the Hibisci gown

#Carolhannahbride Marjorie was looking for a unique gold wedding dress for her New York City wedding when she found our Hibsci gown! The intricately seamed fitted bodice and flowing organza skirt complemented her petite frame perfectly.

Marjorie accessorized with our Monarch crown and her favorite leather jacket, and the result was pure magic.

Rehearsal Dinner Outfit: Gold and White and Glam all over!

Speaking of unique gold dresses, Marjorie wore our Gramercy Dress for her rustic rehearsal dinner. The romantic setting and lighting really brought out the metallic details of the dress, and the modified neckline was a subtle nod to her wedding dress.

Congratulations cuties!

Gown: Hibisci Headpiece: Monarch Crown | Lens: Love Like Ours | Makeup: Predame | Hair: Glamsquad

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Real Wedding: Meet Vanessa

Vanessa and Shayla were married 60 miles north of New York City at Atlas Studios, in the scenic Hudson Valley. This historic factory was renovated in 2012 and turned into work space for creatives. It provided a light drenched industrial vibe, just right for this major party! The couple added the chicest white balloons and lanterns and let the building do the rest. They incorporated a few time honored rituals. They tasted lemon and honey and jumped the broom. They also added their own non-traditional twists, like walking down the aisle together and giving party favors of incense and personalized matchbooks. Vanessa chose our Azurite and made it all her own with our Katy Veil, Layered Chevron Belt, and a rad pair of Nike high-tops. 

Dress: Azurite | Photographer: Hudson River Photographer | Venue: Atlas Studios | Florals: Diana Mae Flowers | Suit: Kris Harring | Rings: Yasuko Azuma | Catering: Fresh Company

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Megan

Megan and Scott’s wedding was summertime romance at it's finest. The southern charm drenched fetè took place at Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, SC. The couple exchanged vows on the banks of the Ashley River. Megan was the very first bride to wear our Centaurea gown and she did it so right! She kept her accessories minimal and let the seamed gold cloque ballgown shine. The huge coral peony in her hair was the perfect finishing touch. After the I-dos, guests dined on low country fare and danced the night away with the bride and groom, who started the party off with a choreographed number. Congratulations you two!

Gown: CENTAUREA | Photography: DANA CUBBAGE WEDDINGS | Planning + Coordination: INTRIGUE DESIGN + EVENTS | Venue: LOWNDES GROVE | Floral Design: ROADSIDE BLOOMS | Cake: PATRICK PROPERTIES | Hair + Makeup: LASHES AND LACE | Bride’s Shoes: BADGLEY MISCHKA | Bride’s Jewelry: personal | Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN | DJ: DJ REHAB | Men’s Attire: BLACK LAPEL | Catering: PATRICK PROPERTIES | Rentals: SNYDER EVENTS + POLISHED! | Invitations: CARTALIA STATIONERY | Draping: LOLUMA | Choreographer: CASSIE NORDGREN

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 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

Real Weddings: Meet Nicole

Sean, Nicole, and 'The Wonderful, Fantastic, Very Good, Not Very Bad At All Wedding Day.' These bibliophiles chose a little play on the notable 70s children's book title (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) to grace their programs and set the tone for their celebration. When you start with a couple as rad as this, add their nearest and dearest, and dress them up in their wedding day finest, 'wonderful and fantastic' doesn't even begin to cover it. Sean and Nicole said their I dos at the Water Witch Club at Monmouth Hills, New Jersey. The charming, homey venue offers sweeping views of Sandy Hook, the Atlantic Ocean, and the city skyline from one of the highest points on the eastern seaboard. Nicole chose our Fleur Bustier, Kensington Skirt, and Juliet Sash. 'Not very bad' indeed! 

Finery: Fleur Bustier, Kensington Skirt,  Juliet Sash | Photography: Lauren Kallen

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Chelsea

Chelsea and Andrew were married on Kiawah, a beautiful barrier island, just 25 miles from Charleston, South Carolina. Chelsea, a classic Southern beauty, stunned in our seamed silk cotton mikado Tourmaline Gown and Empress Veil. Timeless look and endless love.

Gown: Tourmaline, Veil: Empress Veil | Photography: Hyer Images | Hair and Makeup: Ash and Co | Videography: Life In Rewind | Music: The David Higgins Band | Planning: Burlap Elephant

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Andrea

This wedding holds a special place for us. Andrea is not only one of our brides, but the co-owner of one of our beloved retailers, Sash & Bustle, which she runs with her sister. Another fun fact? Andrea and Eric are high school sweethearts! We couldn’t be more excited to share in the joy of their big day. Congratulations you two.

Gown: Senara | Photographer: Hugh Whitaker

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Larissa

Larissa and Michael's celebration at the Green Building takes the proverbial cake. This end-of-summer, Brooklyn wedding is industrial romance at its finest. Larissa's birdcage veil and jeweled t-straps bring a little vintage glam while her peek-a-boo tattoos and urban locale add a little edge. 

Dress: Coralia | Photographer: Danila Mednikov | Venue: The Green Building

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Marina

Rocky Mountain Majesty. Marina and Brendan were married in a beautifully simple ceremony. They let their location awe, as only the Aspen mountains can. The bride wore one of our favorites, our Birch Dress with our Heritage Veil. This radiant couple, and the surrounding natural beauty, was captured in all its grandeur by Laura Murray Photography

Finery: Birch Dress and Heritage Veil | Photographer: Laura Murray Photography

Happily Yours, CH