Wedding inspiration

Real Weddings: Meet Alex

What a sweet, private affair this is! Alex and Josh eloped in Maine at Kettle Cove with sunset views and a getaway car to match their obvious sense of adventure, 

Alex customized the Nolita dress by raising the neckline and adding sleeves for a bit more coverage.  Sweet vintage vibes all around! 

Dress: Customized Nolita  | Photography: Jamie Mercurio Photography | Planning, Design: Daisies & Pearls | Officiant: Charlotte Nolan | Hair + Makeup: Ariel Johnson | Florals: Broadturn Farm  | Blueberry cake: Scratch Baking Co. | Classic car: Motorland | Rentals: Details Event Staging

Happily Yours,

CH

 

Inspiration: Celestine Dreams of Maui

If you're feeling the harsh of the winter like we are here in NYC, come with us on this inspirational adventure to Maui courtesy of Matthew Ree photography and our Celestine gown.   Can't you just feel that wind whip through your hair and the train of chiffon tugging as you walk through the sand?  Sighhhhh, a girl can dream. 

Beach weddings have a special place in my heart - there's just something about communing with nature that lends itself to the celebration of love.  Maybe it's the reminder of the simple things in life.   The raw elements of sand and sea need no decoration and the world is stripped away for that moment of all its complications and distractions.  

With that in mind, Celestine suits the mood just right.  Ease and grace and a touch of wild abandon make this dress the perfect breezy alternative to the norm of constraint and structure.  

 

Gown: Celestine | Photography: MATTHEW REE of CLY By Matthew | styling & floral design: Designs by Hemingway | album: Renaissance Albums | Rings: Trumpet and Horn | Hair & Makeup: Alison Hayashi | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab

Happily Yours,

CH

Real Weddings: Meet Angelina

Angelina and Roger were married in a huge industrial space in Hudson, NY and Angelina knew she wanted a rockin' custom gown, something that felt like it represented her personality. This seamed lambskin leather racerback with a fit to flare skirt gave her the edge she was looking for. We especially dig that pearlized nude and ivory color combo!  

There is so much to love about this wedding!  Angelina's killer braid for one (and that of her best man), that drool-worthy, light drenched locale, and let's talk about those 1000 origami cranes that make up their altar. Traditionally, it was believed that if one folded 1000 origami crane's, one's wish would come true. It has also become a symbol of hope and healing. Congratulations you two!

Gown: Custom based on our Aleister gown and Versailles Trumpet Skirt  | Photography: Joshua Brown Photography | Hair: Oxana Khulkhachieva | Makeup: Angelica Molina | Flowers: Flowerkraut

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

Inspiration: Celestine and Iolite in Autumn

Autum is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower. -Albert Camus

This styled shoot by Sophie Brendle Photography celebrates the rich jewel tones, soft afternoon light and changing foliage of the season. It is as though the abundant outdoors have come in. Giving a rustic feel to the simple, clean interior, the overgrown flowers, branches, grasses and leaves have reclaimed the space and left one bouquet remarkably long, like Rapunzel's hair long, and just as enchanting. Both our Iolite and Celestine are perfectly at home in this semi-industrial floral masterpiece. Just right for the bride looking for a flowing gown fit for modern romance. 

Dresses: Iolite and Celestine | Photography: Sophie Brendle Photography | Florals: Kate Asire Flowers| Cake: Cake Smith | Rentals: Berbank Events | Hair + Makeup: Latia Curtis | Stationery: Low Country Paper Co.

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Laudholm Farm and the Kensington Skirt

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. -T.S. Eliot

Finery: Kensington Skirt and  Verbena Cami | Photographer: Henry + Mac | Planning: Emily Elizabeth Events | Catering: Fire and Co | Venue: Laudholm Farm

Happily Yours, CH

 

Inspiration: Senara and Oceane by Luna de Mare

"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 SashRose 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.

Gowns: Senara (natural white) and Oceane (blue) | Accessories: Rose Gold & Blush Crown and Anemone Veil | Photographer: Luna de Mare | Styling: Amorology | Florals: Running Wild Florals | Hair+Makeup: Beauty by Melina | Rentals: Adore Folklore and Hostess Haven 

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Rebecca

Red hot! Rebecca chose our Azurite gown. We did it in a custom silk chiffon that is as red, bright and full of life as the bride herself. She and John exchanged vows (with a little sip from a flask to seal the deal) in Hawaii. Other notables? Guests sat with their feet in the water during the ceremony, glitter Keds, a flower bomb half halo, guests all in white, and how 'bout that body chain?!?

Dress: Azurite | Photography: Seeking Films | Hair: Winston Myers | Makeup: Face Art Beauty | Flowers: J'Adore Florals

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Sparkles by the Sea

Sequined, blush, joy. The sparkle of our Sequined Smoking Jacket on top of our Chrysolite Bustier and our Kensington Skirt all tied up in a neat little package with one of our custom sashes. All things good in this shoot on the shore. 

Finery: Chrysolite Bustier, Kensington Skirt, Sequined Smoking Jacket | Photographer: Dawn Heumann | Stylist: Alysia Andriola | Venue: Straus Home Ranch | Floral Design: Nichole Skalski | Calligraphy: Erin Hentz | Cake: Laci Sandoval of Wind and Rye | Linens: Silk and Willow | Jewelry: Serpentine and Fair

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Oceane by Rachel May

Can't you just smell the magnolia blossoms? This delicious Southern inspiration shoot is as classic as it is enticing. From the gilded stationary, to the luscious florals, this shoot has us feeling the romance. Our Oceane gown, in Natural White and nude, with its layered, gossamer texture is the perfect centerpiece. Our Anemone Veil, Gold Pearls and Petals Headpiece, and Midas Sash, along with the florals from Porter & Ives are just the right accompaniments. Consider us Southern Charmed!

Finery: Oceane, Anemone VeilGold Petals and Pearls HeadpieceMidas Sash | Photography: Rachel May Photography | Floral Design: Porter & Ives | Cake: Maliha Creations | Invitations and Calligraphy: Linen & Leaf | Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Makeup: Susan Lim | Hair: Brianna B Adams | Venue: Spring Creek Golf Club 

Happily Yours, CH