Two parts wind, one part water and just the right amount of that special magic that Matthew Ree adds to the equation. This styled shoot is perfection by the numbers. Lucky enough to have worked with Matthew in the past, we didn't hesitate when he asked to photograph a selection of our gowns during his Hawaii photography workshop for CLY by Matthew Ree. And man oh man just look at the beauty he captured! Stay tuned in the weeks to come for more of this Maui goodness.
Emilie and Bryan rented an entire villa in Gordes to host 25 of their nearest and dearest for this destination wedding. The group spent a week making memories in Provence, culminating in this sweet ceremony. Simple elegance touched every detail, from the bride's beautifully natural hair and make up to the delightful pastel blooms by Laetitia C. Fleurs d'Atelier. Vine covered stone walls, a field of poppies, and cobblestone streets create the ideal European stage for this love story to unfold. And of course, our heroine is clad in a dreamy, gold foiled open weave linen ballgown (our Senara). Like the best vacation photos, these memories are almost tangible and leave us wanting to return.
Undeniably opulent interiors exude European charm, perfect for this Parisian inspired wedding editorial, captured by Alba Rose Photography. The simple styling allows our Senara gown to take center stage among the stone arches and terracotta tiled hallways. The dusty mauves and soft light make each shot feel like a painterly portrait. See more of this beauty in motion here.
Dress: Senara | Photography: Alba Rose | Planner + Design: Southern Affairs | Cinematography: Peyton Frank| Venue: Crescent Court | Stationery: Fig & Flourish | Floral: Root & Bloom | Hair & Makeup: Q the MUA | Cake: Fancy Cakes by Lauren | Bridal Salon: Lovely Bride | Silks: Silk & Willow | Shoes: Bella Bell Shoes| Rings: Trumpet & Horn | Ring Dish: Luca & James | Curated Gift: Loved and Found | Cocktails: On the Rocks | Hair Pieces: Maggie Wu | Suit: The Black Tux | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | Candlesticks & serving trays: Gold Dust Vintage | Tableware & chairs: Bella Accento
Happily Yours, CH
“Like a wild flower; she spent her days, allowing herself to grow, not many knew of her struggle, but eventually all; knew of her light.” – Nikki Rowe
Do you ever wonder what gives some photos that little something extra? Sure, you've got to have a talented group of people, and beautiful things to shoot, preferably in a breathtaking location. Whatever it is that adds the magic, this photoshoot, styled by Utterly Engaged and photographed for Donny Zavala’s workshop, has loads of it. The quote from Nikki Rowe painted the picture for this project and it was brought to life by the colors of the sunset on an Oahu beach, a bouquet of eucalyptus and garden roses (that looks like it washed up from some garden at the bottom of the ocean), and a crown fit for the goddess of the sea.
GOWNS: Euphorbia (shown with the Petal Slipdress) and Senara | PHOTOGRAPHER & INSTRUCTOR: Donny Zavala | CREATIVE DIRECTOR & STYLIST: Utterly Engaged | FLORAL DESIGNER & STYLIST: Catalina Neal | MAKEUP ARTIST & HAIR STYLIST: Hikari Murakami | CREATIVE ASSISTANT: Caroline Cervantes | SPONSOR: Mastin Labs | FILM LAB: Photovision | HEADPIECE: HEART OF GOLD DESIGNS | CALLIGRAPHY: Sarah Ingram | WEDDING RINGS: Susie Saltzman | SILK RIBBONS: tono & co. | MODEL: Angelei Shulman
Happily Yours, CH
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.
"Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny." -C.S. Lewis
In this Narnia inspired shoot we get to watch destiny unfold and love reveal itself through time, thanks to the magic of the wardrobe. The bride wears our Senara, adorned with our Oracle Sash, Rose Gold & Blush Crown and Anemone Veil . Her lady in waiting accompanies her in our blue Oceane. You are never too old to appreciate a fairytale as brave and romantic as this one.
The pastel petals in this Napa Valley wedding inspiration shoot are all the inspiration we need! They provide the softest, prettiest palette for our Senara gown to sidle up to. Consider us charmed.
Gown: Senara | Styling & Coordination: Two Roads Event Co | Florals: Scarlett & Grace | Photography: Justina Bilodeau | Venue: Whetstone Winery | Papergoods: The Idea Emporium | Pastry Design: Paper Heart Patisserie | Catering & Bar: A Taste of Elegance | Specialty Rentals: Botanica Designs | Table Linen: La Tavola | Silk Ribbon & Runner: Tan Weddings & Events | Jewelry: Lindsay Marie Design | Jewelry: Petals & Stones | Suit: Weddington Way | Hair: Rae Talbot Salon | Makeup & Model Coordination: Olga Pirmatova | Filmscans: PhotoVision
Happily Yours, CH
Jessa and Andrew are New York transplants who love to explore the East Coast. After spending many long weekends making memories in the beautiful towns of Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont, they decided to create a wedding weekend for their guests that felt like an East Coast vacation. They knew, most importantly, that they wanted fresh lobster for their reception… a couple after our own hearts! Offering a stunning outdoor location, amazing catering, and beautiful on-site Bed and Breakfast, Mount Hope Farm was the perfect venue for their fete. They had magical wedding day and entire weekend of love and joy, just the way they wanted their union celebrated.
Eye candy indeed! This peachy dream was inspired by its setting, the Rancho Las Lomas in California. The gorgeous natural setting, along with the coral and baby blue hand painted tiles provide the perfect backdrop for this elegant and effortless editorial shoot. All of the soft romantic details paired perfectly with our Senara Gown's warm, gold-foiled linen. Consider our sweet tooth satisfied.
Dress: Senara, Veil: Cathedral Length Heritage Veil | Photography: Jon CU | Event Design: Yvonne Xue | Floral Design: Plenty Of Petals | Cake: Sweet & Saucy Shop | Jewelry: Trumpet & Horn | Hair + Makeup: Chiali Meng | Calligraphy: Seniman Calligraphy | Venue: Rancho Las Lomas | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Tabletop + Armchair Rentals: Pretty Vintage Rentals
Happily Yours, CH
Fall is officially upon us and this moody autumnal inspiration shoot has us appreciating the change in seasons. Our Senara Gown and Cassiopeia Veil are perfectly placed among these dramatic and sophisticated details. Somehow the deep florals and rich touches feel so right with a little nip in the air. Welcome Fall!
Dress: Senara Gown and the Cassiopeia Veil | Photography: Emily Katharine during an Amanda Watson Workshop | Event Design: Lindsey Zamora | Florals: Poppy Lane Design | Venue: Aristide | Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Fig & Flourish |Ribbon: The Poetry Of Silk | Tabletop: Posh Couture Rentals | Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux | Hair & MU: Beauty & The Blush | Cake: Layered Bake Shop | Macarons: We The Birds Macarons | Rings: Amulette Jewelry
Happily Yours, CH