Welcome to Chicago!

May 11th, 2015

We are so thrilled celebrate the opening of one of our newest retailers, Alice in Ivory in Chicago!

Alice in Ivory - Carol Hannah store in Chicago

Carol Hannah in Chicago - Alice in Ivory Bridal

Make your appointment now!

hello@aliceinivory.com

1117 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

Looking forward to meeting all you Chicago brides!

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Real Weddings: Meet Vivian

May 6th, 2015

Well, this is an instant fave!

The Poplar gown stuns at Vivian and Frankie’s Palm Springs wedding at the Ace Hotel.

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 Photography:  Joel Bedford

Event Planning:  Rachael Ann Lunghi, Lace and Likes

Floral Design: Siren Floral Co.

Shoes: Alexander Wang

Venue: Ace Hotel, Palm Springs

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Red Carpet: Maddie and Tae at the ACM Awards

May 1st, 2015

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Real Wedding: Meet Emily

April 21st, 2015

 

How much fun is this Brooklyn Winery wedding?  Emily chose the l’Elysee gown in opaline for her non traditional, rustic nuptials and we just love the result!

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Photos:  4 Eyes Photography

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Real Weddings: Meet Rachel

April 17th, 2015

 

Rachel’s beautiful Coral Gables, Florida wedding was full of bright colors balanced with classic details.  The Sugarberry gown’s guipire lace and trumpet silhouette were the perfect match for the Biltmore Hotel.  Congrats Rachel!

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Photos: Dolce Photography

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Real Weddings: Meet Tiffany

April 6th, 2015

This real wedding is just fantastic!  So much fun personality oozing out of every photo and detail!

 

Real Wedding - Carol Hannah Kensington - Kate Price Photography

Real Wedding - Carol Hannah Kensington - Kate Price Photography
Real Wedding - Carol Hannah Kensington - Kate Price Photography

Real Wedding - Carol Hannah Kensington - Kate Price Photography

Real Wedding - Carol Hannah Kensington - Kate Price Photography

Real Wedding - Carol Hannah Kensington - Kate Price Photography

Real Wedding - Carol Hannah Kensington - Kate Price Photography

Real Wedding - Carol Hannah Kensington - Kate Price Photography

Real Wedding - Carol Hannah Kensington - Kate Price Photography
Real Wedding - Carol Hannah Kensington - Kate Price Photography

Real Wedding - Carol Hannah Kensington - Kate Price Photography

Real Wedding - Carol Hannah Kensington - Kate Price Photography

Real Wedding - Carol Hannah Kensington - Kate Price Photography

Real Wedding - Carol Hannah Kensington - Kate Price Photography

Real Wedding - Carol Hannah Kensington - Kate Price Photography

Real Wedding - Carol Hannah Kensington - Kate Price Photography

Real Wedding - Carol Hannah Kensington - Kate Price Photography

Real Wedding - Carol Hannah Kensington - Kate Price Photography

Real Wedding - Carol Hannah Kensington - Kate Price Photography

Real Wedding - Carol Hannah Kensington - Kate Price Photography

Real Wedding - Carol Hannah Kensington - Kate Price Photography
Real Wedding - Carol Hannah Kensington - Kate Price Photography

Real Wedding - Carol Hannah Kensington - Kate Price Photography

Real Wedding - Carol Hannah Kensington - Kate Price Photography
Photos:  Kate Price Photography

Gown: Kensington

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Cheers! Wedding Cocktails

April 2nd, 2015

In a new monthly series, let’s explore one of everyone’s favorite parts of weddings:  signature cocktails!

First up, we’re sharing the recipe for our own special libation from our 2015 runway show, created for us by the experts at Mint Catering.

Signature Wedding Cocktails

Mint CateringGinger Sparkler

• 2 teaspoons finely grated and peeled fresh ginger

• 1/2 cup sugar

• 1 bottle (750 ml) sparkling wine

DIRECTIONS

1. STEP 1

Set a fine-mesh sieve over a small bowl; set aside. In a small saucepan, boil

ginger, sugar, and 1/4 cup water until syrupy, about 2 minutes. Pour through

sieve into bowl, discarding solids. (To store syrup, refrigerate in an airtight

container, up to 1 week.)

2. STEP 2

Pour 1 tablespoon syrup into each of 8 tall glasses. Top with sparkling wine, and

gently stir.

Mint Catering for Carol Hannah - Signature Wedding Cocktails

Need help coming up with the best booze-y ideas for your own wedding?  Mint says your vendor should ask you the following:

 
“1) Color!  What color/hue is being used for the event – should we match that color or perhaps think of something complimentary?
2) Type of alcohol. Are you/your guests Grey Goose, Patron or Champagne drinkers?
3) Glassware. Do you love the look of a Martini Glass or do you prefer say a mason jar?
 
With the above 3 answers you may then create away!”
{photo: Matthew Ree}

Cheers!

Carol Hannah

Trunk Show and Charleston Fashion Week Wrap Up!

March 27th, 2015

 I had such a blast this past weekend down in Charleston, South Carolina with our retailer Southern Protocol.  Between a runway show at Charleston Fashion Week, a cocktail party at the shop, and the trunk show, we rode a whirlwind of pretty all weekend!  Thank you to everyone who came to any or all of it!  It was quite the homecoming.

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Carol Hannah at Charleston Fashion Week 2015

 

Carol Hannah at Charleston Fashion Week 2015

Carol Hannah at Charleston Fashion Week 2015

 

Carol Hannah Trunk Show at Southern Protocol, Charleston SC

Carol Hannah Trunk Show at Southern Protocol, Charleston SC

Carol Hannah Trunk Show at Southern Protocol, Charleston SC

We even had a fun little shoutout thanks to a sweet visit from Glamour’s Kim Fusaro.  Thanks for coming Kim!  {See the full article HERE}

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Carol Hannah Trunk Show at Southern Protocol, Charleston SC

Next up, Atlanta!  April 24-16th

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

2015 Runway Video

March 25th, 2015

 If you’ve yet to see the runway video of our 2015 collection, The Alchemist, here she is!

Music:  Ray Jarrell of Jarrell Entertainment

Videography: Billy Duprey

Hair: Stacy Pitt

Makeup:  Nicole Sievers

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Inspiration Shoot: Gypsy Den with The Melideos

March 13th, 2015

 

Dreamed up and shot by The Melideos (a pair of my favorites, both in terms of photographers and people in general), this 70s gypsy den shoot is everything it should be!

Featuring: Tanzanite, Kyanite, and Celestine (newly in blue!)

Vintage furniture and decor:  Rent Patina

Model:  Alissa

 

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Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah