Cocktails + Carol Hannah at Lovely!

January 26th, 2015

What could be a better combination than gowns and bubbly?  (Nothing.  The answer is nothing.)

Please join me Thursday night at Lovely Bride in Tribeca for a champagne trunk show kickoff party!  I want to hear all about your wedding and show you my favorite dresses.

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Don’t be shy!  Come say hello!

Thursday 1/29  6:30 – 8:30

182 Duane Street

New York, NY

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Real Weddings: Meet Allison

January 23rd, 2015

Oh, what a dreamy garden wedding!

Allison chose Poplar for her outside ceremony in sunny California. Her creamy complexion and coordinating color palette just glow in this draped gazar confection!

 

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Congratulations Allison!

Photography:  Ashley Kelemen

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

 

Inspiration Shoot: Into the Woods

January 20th, 2015

 

Baby deer!

Is there anything left to say after that?

Okay, okay, this shoot with the Angel Oak gown is hitting fairy tale notes in all the right ways. Bohemian brides, rejoice!

PS – Fur is faux.  Don’t worry!

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Photography:  Red Poppy Photo

Styling:  Rachael Bagley

Model: Summer Bellessa of Girls with Glasses

Florals:  Posies

Hair and Makeup:  The Beauty Mark

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Real Weddings: Meet Claire

January 12th, 2015

How gorgeous is Claire and Scott’s rustic winter wedding in Philadelphia?

Claire used a beautiful combination of seasonal greenery, magnolia leaves, natural branches, and succulents to create a warm and woodsy vibe with elegant details. Her Mulberry skirt and Kensington bodice were finished with a cozy topper for just the right amount of vintage glamour.

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Photography:  Emily Wren 

Claire’s gown was purchased from Lovely Bride Philly. 

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Real Weddings: Meet Kristin

December 29th, 2014

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!

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Carol Hannah Real Wedding: Winchester Gown

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Photos: Spencer Lum of 5 West Studios

Venue: Housing Works Bookstore

Congratulations Kristin and Jeff!

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Real Weddings: Meet Georgia

December 9th, 2014

We are in awe with Georgia-  she looked absolutely stunning!

The crystal embellishments and tulle overlay on Downton in natural white made the perfect match for her

oh-so-perfect wedding day.

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a word from our bride..

“Andrew Brodsky and I were married in June 2014 at the Roundhouse at Beacon Falls, a converted mill with floor to ceiling windows and original wooden beams, on the banks of a waterfall.

 We met our first week at Hamilton College, the same small school in upstate New York that my parents attended. Looking back on it, our wedding was just like Hamilton—we were surrounded by supportive, loving people, in a gorgeous natural setting, feeling entirely happy and at ease. Both the ceremony and reception focused on the loveliness and elegant simplicity of weddings from times-gone-by: Flowers everywhere, a 1930s jazz band, groomsmen in tuxes, bridesmaids in shimmering champagne gowns. Carol Hannah’s Downton dress fit this scene perfectly.

 It was the culmination of a stunning 18 month engagement. Andrew proposed to me after Christmas 2012, at Bryant Park’s skating rink with my parents and future maid-of-honor looking on (he got on his knees in skates! No easy feat). Not long after, I made an appointment at Carol Hannah’s showroom to see a dress in person that my mother and I couldn’t stop talking about—it was the only wedding dress shop I visited.

Thank you to Dara and Carol Hannah for making the showroom one of the warmest, charming places I’ve ever been to. My family and I were so stunned by Downton, and the way I looked, that when I said yes to choosing it, we couldn’t stop laughing at how surreal it all was! An unbelievable experience from start to finish.”

- Georgia

Photography: Maggie Heinzel-Neel 

Location: The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls

Florals: Christoffers Flowers

Lighting: Hour Glass Lighting

Hair: Michael George

Makeup: Analise Quintero

Congratulations Georgia and Andrew!

 

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

2015: The Alchemist collection

November 3rd, 2014
If you’ve been following us over on instagram or facebook, then you’ve been catching all the sneak peeks of our 2015 runway show, held October 13th at the beautiful 404 NYC space!
With origins in ancient Egyptian culture, our journey takes us from the mysticism of the sacred scarab to the magic and wonder of the study of alchemy.   Through gold detailing, geode inspired embellishment, and relaxed but powerful silhouettes the 2015 Carol Hannah collection celebrates feminine strength and mystery.
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The teams at Nicole Sievers Makeup Artistry and Styles on B hair transformed our models into powerful Egyptian queens.  We’ll be bringing you their perspective on how to translate these editorial runway looks into wedding day magic in the coming weeks!

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The team over at Karma Flowers perfectly captured our vision with the decor, incorporating mercury glass, mixed metallics, and a beautiful collection of geodes.

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First comes the runway, then comes the party!  Mint Catering created our signature ginger fizz champagne cocktail, which we’ll be sharing the recipe for here shortly as well!bts 9

 

A thousand thank you’s to our talented friend Matthew Ree for capturing these behind the scenes moments!

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Trunk Show Alert: San Francisco!

September 17th, 2014

Lovely Bride San Francisco trunk show with Carol Hannah

Inspiration Shoot: Downton + Brett Heidebrecht Photography

September 8th, 2014

What is it about a beach wedding that is so appealing?  Well, if this inspiration shoot from Brett Heidebrecht Photography is any indication, it might have something to do with the drop dead gorgeous lighting, saturated hues, and the casual elegance portrayed here.   Styled around mingling watercolors with the natural beauty of the California coast, we love how the Downton gown seamlessly blends the two concepts in a way that leaves us yearning for the salty kisses of the seaside breeze.

 

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Photography:   Brett Heidebrecht

Styling:  Kylie Swanson

Cake: Knead to Make

Jewelry: Margaret Elizabeth 

Florals: Poppy Lane Design 

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

 

Real Wedding: Meet Stacy

August 27th, 2014

We are head over heels for all the gorgeous details of Stacy’s Utah wedding!

The La Lune gown’s textural details and clean, geometric seaming was the perfect choice for the both rustic and elegant event.

 

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Photography by Rebekah Westover. 

Congratulations Stacy!

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah