Inspiration Shoot: Parisian Escape Part 1

July 27th, 2015

The Le Lumiere gown shines in this editorial in Paris, shot by Artiese Studios.

Paris Destination Wedding Photographer | Carol Hannah Le Lumiere Dress | photo by: ARTIESE

Paris Destination Wedding Photographer | Carol Hannah Le Lumiere Dress | photo by: ARTIESE

Paris Destination Wedding Photographer | Carol Hannah Le Lumiere Dress | photo by: ARTIESE

Paris Destination Wedding Photographer | Carol Hannah Le Lumiere Dress | photo by: ARTIESE

Paris Destination Wedding Photographer | Carol Hannah Le Lumiere Dress | photo by: ARTIESE
Paris Destination Wedding Photographer | Carol Hannah Le Lumiere Dress | photo by: ARTIESE

Paris Destination Wedding Photographer | Carol Hannah Le Lumiere Dress | photo by: ARTIESE

Paris Destination Wedding Photographer | Carol Hannah Le Lumiere Dress | photo by: ARTIESE

Paris Destination Wedding Photographer | Carol Hannah Le Lumiere Dress | photo by: ARTIESE

Paris Destination Wedding Photographer | Carol Hannah Le Lumiere Dress | photo by: ARTIESE

Paris Destination Wedding Photographer | Carol Hannah Le Lumiere Dress | photo by: ARTIESE

Paris Destination Wedding Photographer | Carol Hannah Le Lumiere Dress | photo by: ARTIESE

Paris Destination Wedding Photographer | Carol Hannah Le Lumiere Dress | photo by: ARTIESE

 

Paris Destination Wedding Photographer | Carol Hannah Le Lumiere Dress | photo by: ARTIESE

Paris Destination Wedding Photographer | Carol Hannah Le Lumiere Dress | photo by: ARTIESE
Paris Destination Wedding Photographer | Carol Hannah Le Lumiere Dress | photo by: ARTIESE

Happily Yours,

CH

Inspiration Shoot: Iolite at 501 Union

July 10th, 2015

Moody blues, splatters of ink, palm printed wallpaper.  These are a few of my favorite things about this inspiration shoot at 501 Union in Brooklyn.  Shot by Jeremy Harwell, styled by the owner of one of our favorite retailers (The Sentimentalist, Atlanta), and featuring the Iolite caftan, this story is all about texture and depth.

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Photography:  Jeremy Harwell

Hair: Styles on B

Makeup: Nicole Sievers

Styling:  The Sentimentalist

Paper Goods:  Ashley Buzzy 

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Real Weddings: Meet Louise

July 7th, 2015

The dramatic photography and gorgeous details of this wedding are truly unique, not to mention dripping in classic glamour.  Louise chose the Poplar gown and the Borealis faux fur stole for her London nuptials at Stationer’s Hall.  To me, Poplar was such a great match for this wedding because it’s a gown that toes the line between feeling vintage and avant garde, and as you’ll see from the photos below, Louise managed to do the same in all aspects of the event itself.  The result is both incredibly current and incredibly timeless, something very difficult to achieve.

Congratulations Louise!

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Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

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Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Real Weddings - Carol Hannah Poplar Gown

Photography: Modern Vintage Weddings

Hair: Vicki Ralph

Makeup: Nikki Wolff

Venue: Stationer’s Hall, London

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Real Weddings: A Patriotic Affair

July 3rd, 2015

What could be more fitting for celebrating the Fourth of July than this patriotic real wedding starring the Mulberry gown?

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Carol Hannah real wedding - Mulberry gown - A Patriotic Wedding

Carol Hannah real wedding - Mulberry gown - A Patriotic Wedding

Carol Hannah real wedding - Mulberry gown - A Patriotic Wedding

Carol Hannah real wedding - Mulberry gown - A Patriotic Wedding

Carol Hannah real wedding - Mulberry gown - A Patriotic Wedding

Carol Hannah real wedding - Mulberry gown - A Patriotic Wedding

Carol Hannah real wedding - Mulberry gown - A Patriotic Wedding

Carol Hannah real wedding - Mulberry gown - A Patriotic Wedding

Carol Hannah real wedding - Mulberry gown - A Patriotic Wedding

Carol Hannah real wedding - Mulberry gown - A Patriotic Wedding

Carol Hannah real wedding - Mulberry gown - A Patriotic Wedding

Carol Hannah real wedding - Mulberry gown - A Patriotic Wedding

Carol Hannah real wedding - Mulberry gown - A Patriotic Wedding

Carol Hannah real wedding - Mulberry gown - A Patriotic Wedding

Carol Hannah real wedding - Mulberry gown - A Patriotic Wedding

Carol Hannah real wedding - Mulberry gown - A Patriotic Wedding

Carol Hannah real wedding - Mulberry gown - A Patriotic Wedding

Carol Hannah real wedding - Mulberry gown - A Patriotic Wedding

Carol Hannah real wedding - Mulberry gown - A Patriotic Wedding

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Carol Hannah real wedding - Mulberry gown - A Patriotic Wedding

Carol Hannah real wedding - Mulberry gown - A Patriotic Wedding

Carol Hannah real wedding - Mulberry gown - A Patriotic Wedding

Carol Hannah real wedding - Mulberry gown - A Patriotic Wedding

Photography by Mackensey Alexander

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Inspiration Shoot: Still life with Gypsum

June 30th, 2015

Based on the still life paintings of the masters, this shoot featuring the Gypsum gown shows that reality can be just as lush.

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Carol Hannah Gypsum Wedding Gown inspiration

Carol Hannah Gypsum Wedding Gown inspiration

Carol Hannah Gypsum Wedding Gown inspiration

Carol Hannah Gypsum Wedding Gown inspiration

Carol Hannah Gypsum Wedding Gown inspiration

Carol Hannah Gypsum Wedding Gown inspiration

Carol Hannah Gypsum Wedding Gown inspiration

Carol Hannah Gypsum Wedding Gown inspiration

Carol Hannah Gypsum Wedding Gown inspiration

Carol Hannah Gypsum Wedding Gown inspiration

Carol Hannah Gypsum Wedding Gown inspiration

Carol Hannah Gypsum Wedding Gown inspiration

Carol Hannah Gypsum Wedding Gown inspiration

 

Photographer: CADENCE KENNEDY // Floral Design: DAYS OF MAY // Invitations: DESIGN HOUSE OF MOIRA // Ribbons: SILK & WILLOW // Tablescape: L’ATELIER VERT // Hair Accessories: BOBBY PIN // Coordination: ORCHARD + BROOME // Grooms Attire: ZARA // Hair:SUM OF ALL SHEARS // Make up: KRISTEN THERESE // Jewelry: MACHA // Location: SKY GALLERY NYC

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Inspiration Shoot: Volcanic Tanzanite

June 25th, 2015

This stunning shoot featuring the Tanzanite gown and Geode bralette comes to us from Hawaii, by way of Sealight Studios and Cottage Hill magazine.

 

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Tanzanite gown Real Wedding Inspiration with Sealight Studios

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Happily Yours,

CH

Inspiration Shoot: Kensington in San Francisco

June 16th, 2015

A little bit rustic, a little bit bohemian, and a whole lotta lush make this San Francisco shoot one worth notice!

Featuring the Alencon Lace Bustier and the Kensington Skirt

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Photography: Maraluce | Floral Design: Ampersand SF | Lovely Bride San Francisco | Cake: Pretty Please Bakeshop | Invitations: Cheree Berry Paper | Hair And Makeup: Julie Dy| Location: Ampersand SF Floral Shop | Rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals |Tablewares: Frances Lane Rentals

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Inspiration Shoot: Nepal Workshop Part 2

June 12th, 2015

The second part of this beautiful series of images from our recent collaboration with Nina & Wes in Nepal is just as lovely as the first.  We’re reposting the full content from the photographers again because it is worth reading twice!

“100% of the profits from this workshop go to orphan care and human trafficking interception in Nepal. None of the vendors take any pay, and this year we were able to give almost $8,000 to those in need in Nepal! The first half of the workshop is spent in classroom sessions revolving around business, and the second half of the workshop is spent doing volunteer work in Nepal. We had an amazing group of people this year, that gave everything they could to help this workshop succeed. Each attendee had their own part to play, and as the days unfolded, it was a joy to see each one of them fall in love with the country of Nepal.

The earthquake that occurred on April 25th in Nepal has shaken all of us. So many of the beautiful places we visited, and historical landmarks that we marveled at, are now piles of rubble. As far as we can tell, though, our loved ones and the people at the organizations we volunteered at, are all safe. Some of them have lost homes, but they have escaped the earthquake without injury. For that we are thankful. 

This workshop is meant to inspire photographers to go beyond themselves and give back to the world in need. And through sharing images of this beautiful bridal session, we hope to remind people of the beauty of Nepal, not the poverty. Nepal is a country rich in history, and the people of Nepal are full of warmth and kindness. Walk down any given street in this enchanting country and have a conversation with someone…you may just find that you are invited in for some milk tea.

Some of the industry vendors that donated time or goods to help make our not-for-profit workshop succeed include: Magnolia Rouge, Jose Villa, Wildgrace Workshop, Paper Birch Designs, Julie Song Ink, Brown Linen Design, Kraft & Jute, Mrs. Box, Frou Frou Chic, Type A Society, Richard Photo Lab, State Film Lab, Goodman Film Lab, Carol Hannah, Gossamer Vintage, and Jacob Cecil.”

HOW TO HELP:

American Red Cross

Charity Water

CARE

International Medical Corps

Save the Children

Tiny Hands International

3 Seams

 

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Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes

 

Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes
Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes

Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes

Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes

Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes

Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes

Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes

Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes

Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes

Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes

Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes

 

Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes

Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes

Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes

Carol Hannah Iolite gown - Real Wedding Inspiration - Nepal Workshop with Nina and Wes

 

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Real Weddings: Meet Yuen

June 8th, 2015

  A custom gray Grand Palais gown, windswept black volcanic sand, the Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls in Iceland, and the most intimate of ceremonies makes this one of the most dramatic weddings we’ve seen to date.

 

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Photographer:  Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir

Yuen purchased her custom gown through the lovely ladies at  The Gown Shop of Ann Arbor.

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Inspiration Shoot: Nepal Workshop Part 1

May 26th, 2015

When we first heard about the photography workshop in Nepal put together by Nina & Wes Photography a while back, we were on board straight away.  Create beauty while giving back to people who need it?  Yes, all about it.  When the earthquake hit just a couple of months after the workshop, we were shocked.

 Nina & Wes explain it best:

“100% of the profits from this workshop go to orphan care and human trafficking interception in Nepal. None of the vendors take any pay, and this year we were able to give almost $8,000 to those in need in Nepal! The first half of the workshop is spent in classroom sessions revolving around business, and the second half of the workshop is spent doing volunteer work in Nepal. We had an amazing group of people this year, that gave everything they could to help this workshop succeed. Each attendee had their own part to play, and as the days unfolded, it was a joy to see each one of them fall in love with the country of Nepal.

The earthquake that occurred on April 25th in Nepal has shaken all of us. So many of the beautiful places we visited, and historical landmarks that we marveled at, are now piles of rubble. As far as we can tell, though, our loved ones and the people at the organizations we volunteered at, are all safe. Some of them have lost homes, but they have escaped the earthquake without injury. For that we are thankful. 

This workshop is meant to inspire photographers to go beyond themselves and give back to the world in need. And through sharing images of this beautiful bridal session, we hope to remind people of the beauty of Nepal, not the poverty. Nepal is a country rich in history, and the people of Nepal are full of warmth and kindness. Walk down any given street in this enchanting country and have a conversation with someone…you may just find that you are invited in for some milk tea.

Some of the industry vendors that donated time or goods to help make our not-for-profit workshop succeed include: Magnolia Rouge, Jose Villa, Wildgrace Workshop, Paper Birch Designs, Julie Song Ink, Brown Linen Design, Kraft & Jute, Mrs. Box, Frou Frou Chic, Type A Society, Richard Photo Lab, State Film Lab, Goodman Film Lab, Carol Hannah, Gossamer Vintage, and Jacob Cecil.”

HOW TO HELP:

American Red Cross

Charity Water

CARE

International Medical Corps

Save the Children

Tiny Hands International

3 Seams

 

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Carol Hannah Celestine Wedding gown - Inspiration shoot in Nepal
Carol Hannah Celestine Wedding gown - Inspiration shoot in Nepal

Thank you to Nina & Wes for including our Celestine gown in this lovely shoot and meaningful effort.

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah