Flowy, Soft, and Silver Wedding Vibes in Hawaii

Fall in love with the silver Pandorus gown, seen here among a dreamy slate blue, peach, blush, and green color palette. We love this deep v keyhole halter gown with our Monarch belt, not to mention wild curls! We’re seeing lots of silver wedding dress requests right now, and love making our gowns in custom colors for you! Have a special request? Send us an email at!

Wedding gown: Pandorus in silver and oyster silk satin faced organza and Italian tulle | Bridal belt: Monarch | Wedding Photographer: Alice Ahn Photography

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Real Weddings: Meet Kaitlyn

A Trumpet Gown and a Trailing Train!

Our #carolhannahbride this week is the lovely Kaitlyn, who chose the fit and flare Xyris gown in silk/cotton mikado and flowing silk organza to celebrate her nuptials in this gorgeous church wedding! We just love how flattering this trumpet silhouette is on Kaitlyn, and the architectural seaming looks killer on her! The scooped peaked bodice and squared off train throw a modern twist onto a classic bridal shape.

What a couple of babes! Congratulations you two!

Wedding dress: Xyris Veil: Simple Gathered Veil | Wedding Photographer: Katelyn Vines

Happily Yours,

Engagement Shoot: Custom Reds in the Desert Dunes

Ideas for your Engagement Photos!

Engagement portraits need not be awkward or prom-y! Take a cue from #carolhannahbride Frankie who went with a custom fire red number and took to the desert with her honey for these incredible shots!

Tips for Engagement Outfit Styling:

  1. Pick a color that pops! It’s easy to get overwhelmed when choosing a look for something important, but you can’t go wrong keeping it simple and using something like color as a focal point.

  2. Keep it comfortable! Pick something you enjoy wearing and it will show in the photos (and vice versa), especially important if you don’t love being photographed. If you hate having your picture taken there’s nothing worse than also having to fuss with your dress!

  3. Make it special! Choose a dress or pieces with an element of interest beyond your standard go-to looks, be it draping, texture, volume, or movement. Frankie’s train here takes this styling from party dress to editorial asap!

Gown: Custom | lens: Sloane Photo

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Wedding Inspiration: Married in Lavender

Lavender Wedding Gown are the newest bridal trend!

When it comes to wedding dress colors, options abound these days. We’re lucky to be able to explore styling beyond the expected white, but when wearing a non-white gown, what makes it bridal and keeps you from just looking like another bridesmaid? The answer to that is not always straight forward and is often in the details.

Designing Non White Wedding Dresses for the Non-traditional Bride

The quality and texture of the fabric is paramount, as is the styling. When designing with color I usually find myself gravitating towards textiles with a lot of dimension - think layers of fibers in various colors that combine to form one overall hue with a unique glow, or the additional of subtle metallic threads to give it a barely there sparkle. In the case of the Nemoria gown here, we have both of those things plus a gorgeous 3D chevron pattern. We developed this fabric at one of the best mills in Italy and because it’s exclusively woven for us, you won’t see it used anywhere else! Add a unique asymmetric back keyhole and a sweeping dramatic train and there will be no doubt who’s the bride!

Wedding Gown: Nemoria | Wedding Photographer: Amanda Watson

Happily Yours,
Carol Hannah

Real Weddings: Meet Justine

Custom Designed Wedding Gown: Tulle on Tulle

#carolhannahbride Justine was looking for more than your standard wedding dress. With layers upon layers of natural white Italian tulle, a hand draped sculptural bodice, a warm blushy lining, and a dramatic fit and flare silhouette, her custom gown from scratch was one of my absolute favorite projects this year!

An Ethereal Woodland Wedding

Every detail of this wedding is oozing with elegance and whimsy, and we love how the florals and furniture were used to transport the guests into Justine’s dreamy, ethereal vision!

Gown: Custom | Veil: Heritage Veil | Wedding Photographer: Melissa Ergo | Florals: Charlotte and Daughters

Happily Yours,


Wedding inspiration: the airiest dress of them all

Float down the aisle in the Alurina gown!

We love the full on fairy tale vibes of the Alurina gown! Airy and flowy with just the right amount of texture and draping, she’s the perfect wedding dress for the modern bride looking for a whimsical feeling ballgown. Just add this loose half up, half down bridal hair and top with golden details!

Wedding Gown: Alurina | Wedding Photographer: Andrew and Ada

Happily Yours,
Carol Hannah

Inspiration: A Rose Gold Wedding

Wedding Inspiration: Rose gold opulence in the English countryside

We’ve seen such a trend in weddings with gold details this year and we love when brides choose to accent their gowns with gold embellishments. The Hibisci gown in Dusty Rose silk organza is the perfect backdrop for metallic gold Italian embroidery of abstract butterfly wings. With architectural flattering seaming in the bodice and a train fit for a queen, this royal wedding gown is a current fave for sure.

Wedding gown: Hibisci | lens: Melissa Blythe Photography | Venue: Cornwell Manor

Happily Yours,


Real Weddings: Meet Meg

Our favorite champagne wedding gown right now!

#Carolhannahbride Meg got married at an industrial studio space in downtown Portland, Maine for the perfect modern meets whimsical meets all night celebration!  Meg chose the Pherousa gown but customized it in a drop dead gorgeous champagne hue!

Gown: Pherousa | Lens: Jess Jolin Photography | Venue: O'Maine Studios | Hair & Makeup: Kayla Libby | Day of Coordinator: Doting & Details

Happily Yours,


In the Garden with Fritillary + Kensington

A Butterfly Inspired Barn Wedding

Organic beauty abounds in this whimsical wedding inspiration shoot at the White Sparrow Barn. We could just twirl for days in this light filled space!

Gown: Fritillary bustier + Fritillary Overlay + Kensington skirt Veil: Hibisci Veil | lens: @BeatboxPortraits  | venue: White Sparrow | Florals: @wedfullyyours | Event Design: @chicandprettyevents | Paper suite: @emilymaynestudio | Table Top: @bellaacento | Rentals: @bellaacento | Film Lab: @goodmanfilmlab | Hair and Makeup: @tracymeltonartistry | Cake: @xo_cakery

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah