Winchester

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

Inspiration: Winchester at San Francisco's City Hall by Lara Lam

Classic, sophisticated, grand, and cool. This San Francisco City Hall inspiration shoot has it in spades. The iconic venue was the perfect setting for our stately Winchester dress. Plus, that man bun! 

Dress: Winchester (see more here) | Photography: Lara LamStyling and Planning: Kyla Gold | Floral Design: Bowerbird Atelier | Hair & Makeup: Beautiful One Makeup Artistry | Suit: The Black Tux | Venue: San Francisco City Hall

Real Weddings: Meet Kristin

Kristin was such a stunner in the Winchester gown, finding the perfect balance of sleek, sexy, modern, and whimsical.

The crystal Heritage belt added just the right amount of sparkle at the waist for an overall look that we just adore!

 All the rain in NYC couldn't keep her radiant smile away!

Carol Hannah Real Wedding: Winchester Gown
Carol Hannah Real Wedding: Winchester Gown
Carol Hannah Real Wedding: Winchester Gown
Carol Hannah Real Wedding: Winchester Gown
Carol Hannah Real Wedding: Winchester Gown
Carol Hannah Real Wedding: Winchester Gown
Carol Hannah Real Wedding: Winchester Gown
Carol Hannah Real Wedding: Winchester Gown
Carol Hannah Real Wedding: Winchester Gown
Carol Hannah Real Wedding: Winchester Gown
Carol Hannah Real Wedding: Winchester Gown
Carol Hannah Real Wedding: Winchester Gown
Carol Hannah Real Wedding: Winchester Gown
Carol Hannah Real Wedding: Winchester Gown
Carol Hannah Real Wedding: Winchester Gown
Carol Hannah Real Wedding: Winchester Gown
Carol Hannah Real Wedding: Winchester Gown
Carol Hannah Real Wedding: Winchester Gown

Photos: Spencer Lum of 5 West Studios

Venue: Housing Works Bookstore

Congratulations Kristin and Jeff!

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Shine on!

This time of year, our studio is all a'glitter with new accessories and projects.  These are some of my favorite shots from what we've been working on recently.

Sequins! Custom fabrics! Ursa Major, Cassiopeia Wrap, Polaris Wrap, Phoenix capelet

Sequins! Custom fabrics! Ursa Major, Cassiopeia Wrap, Polaris Wrap, Phoenix capelet

Romantic chiffon draping in this custom Juniper gown
Romantic chiffon draping in this custom Juniper gown
The Oyster Jacket, now in blush!
The Oyster Jacket, now in blush!

The Oyster jacket, newly in blush sequin, is one of my all time faves.  I like to throw it on with jeans too.  Instant glam.

Sequins!  Custom fabrics!
Sequins! Custom fabrics!

We have these beauties woven especially for us.  All in the details!

Easy Drama! The Polaris Wrap

Easy Drama! The Polaris Wrap

A preview of our new sparkly wraps, soon to be available!  Ridiculously fun and festive.

Phoenix sparkly capelets add glamour to any gown!
Phoenix sparkly capelets add glamour to any gown!
Sparkly Accessories for all! Braided Sparkle sash, Hidden Treasures belt

Sparkly Accessories for all! Braided Sparkle sash, Hidden Treasures belt

The Phoenix capelet is such a fun, versatile piece.   Shown here on the Winchester gown, this dazzler can completely change your look.  Twenties, art deco with an edge.

SO many belts! My current favorite is the Hidden Treasures. 

Carol Hannah discount code
Carol Hannah discount code

For a limited time, scoop up 10% off sparkles in the online shop with coupon code "SHINEON".

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Real Weddings: Meet Tara

This one's a good one, y'all!

Tara and her fiance threw tradition to the wind, hopped on a plane, and were married against the gorgeous backdrop of Iceland in the most intimate of ceremonies...just the two of them and the officiant.

Tara's Winchester gown of 4 ply silk crepe with draped peplum and dramatic fit to flare silhouette was topped with a cathedral length circle veil, and we absolutely love the final result.

Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland

 Congratulations Tara!

Photo Credit: Levi Tijerina

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

How to Wear Flowers in Your Hair: Inspiration Shoot with Corbin Gurkin Photography

We are finding that more and more of our clients are opting for fresh flowers in their hair instead of a traditional veil or headpiece, and we are loving the results.  Here are some lovely examples of perfectly balanced placement and thoughtful coordination of types of flowers with our Winchester and Monticello gowns, shot by the ever talented Corbin Gurkin.

Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin13
Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin13

A single peony bloom with Winchester.

Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin1
Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin1
Sweet peas, hasta, white licorice plant, hallemore, tillandsia, coral belles, and lily of the valley.
Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin2
Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin2
Lily of the Valley, miniature ivy  and white licorice plant wreath paired with Monticello gown.
Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin3
Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin3
Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin4
Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin4
Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin5
Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin5
Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin6
Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin6
Lily of the Valley and Kalanchoe floral cluster with vintage brooch and feather detail
Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin7
Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin7
Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin8
Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin8
Verbena flowers in vintage lace veil.
Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin9
Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin9
Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin10
Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin10
Helleborus wreath with midori feather velvet ribbon in dusty rose.
Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin11
Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin11
Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin12
Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin12
Gardenia paired with Winchester gown.
Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin14
Carol Hannah Wedding Gown - Wedding Hair inspiration shoot with Corbin Gurkin14

 {Peonies are my favorite.}

Credits:
Photography:  Corbin Gurkin
Florals:  Anne Bowen, Stems Charleston
Gowns:  Monticello and Winchester from Spring 2013, photographer's vintage collection
Styling:  Lindsey Nowak
Hair/Makeup:  Ashley Brook Perryman
Happily Yours,
Carol Hannah