Pop-Up Shop Alert: Charleston, SC

January 27th, 2014

Calling all Southern Belles!

What could be better than a Charleston Pop-Up Shop?

A double feature!

Carol Hannah and Elizabeth Dye Pop-Up shop in Charleston, SC

Carol Hannah and Elizabeth Dye are partnering up to bring you even more dresses!

February 8th- 9th only!

Join us in Charleston, SC at the Barrie Newman Building at 747 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Please email sales@carol-hannah.com to set up your appointment!

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! #midnightdoodles fine papers!

January 24th, 2014

 

If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you may remember this valentine’s post from 2012 (click here)!  It’s been a long time coming, but I’m very excited to finally have these fun paper goods up in the online store!  Printed in the US on a beautiful linen matte finish cover stock, and I think they are perfect for Valentine’s Day cards, thank you notes, and a “will you be my bridesmaid?” cards!

 

#midnightdoodles notecards and valentines

 

#midnightdoodles notecards and valentines
#midnightdoodles notecards and valentines

 

#midnightdoodles notecards and valentines

 

You can even fill in the name of your best gals on this one for customized “Will you be my bridesmaid?” cards!

 

#midnightdoodles notecards and valentines

 

#midnightdoodles notecards and valentines

 

 

I love sending and receiving fun little handwritten notes in the mail, and I can’t wait to pop some of these in the mail myself!  You can shop them {here}!

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Inspiration Shoot: Aleister and Silver Maple Escape to Palm Springs!

January 20th, 2014

 

A couple of weeks ago during the polar vortex freezeout, I did what any self respecting, warm-blooded southern gal would- I threw a camera, a gown, and a bikini into a bag and fled New York to meet up with some lady friends for an impromptu girls’ weekend and desert photoshoot in Palms Springs!  One of my New Year’s resolutions is to learn more about photography, so this was a great chance to play around…in the sunshine no less!

Carol Hannah wedding inspiration in the desert

 

Silver Maple’s metallic fibers shimmered away!  (Spring 2012)
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Carol Hannah wedding inspiration in the desert

Carol Hannah wedding inspiration in the desert 6

Carol Hannah wedding inspiration in the desert

The Aleister gown’s full, billowing train of silk charmeuse is perfect for whipping around in the wind! (Spring 2014)  The pearlized lambskin and ivory tones play so well off of the natural landscape.

Carol Hannah wedding inspiration in the desert Aleister gown

Carol Hannah wedding inspiration in the desert
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Our nude veil blends the palette quite nicely!  I love this veil because it creates such a lovely, soft halo effect.

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A big collaborative thanks to Merrill Melideo (aka the pretty face, who also happens to be one half of an incredible hubs and wife wedding photography team based out of LA), Elizabeth Dye, and Cassandra Quinn on styling.  My favorite leather jacket courtesy of Logan Neitzel.

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Inspiration Shoot: Kensington and Buffy Dekmar Photography

January 13th, 2014

Feast your eyes on this delicious shoot coming to us from Buffy Dekmar Photography and Sun in My Belly Catering out of Atlanta.

 This little shindig thrown at Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club is a beauty!  I love the industrial metal chairs paired with a neutral palette and balanced with organic details of wood and glass. The Kensington gown compliments the rustic elegance just so!

 

Kensington gown real wedding inspiration with Buffy Dekmar Photography

Kensington gown real wedding inspiration with Buffy Dekmar Photography

Kensington gown real wedding inspiration with Buffy Dekmar Photography

Kensington gown real wedding inspiration with Buffy Dekmar Photography

Kensington gown real wedding inspiration with Buffy Dekmar Photography

Kensington gown real wedding inspiration with Buffy Dekmar Photography

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Kensington gown real wedding inspiration with Buffy Dekmar Photography

Oysters were used as salt and pepper holders! Now that’s creative!

Kensington gown real wedding inspiration with Buffy Dekmar Photography

Kensington gown real wedding inspiration with Buffy Dekmar Photography

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A wedding cake in the palest blue, finished with icing succulents!  Kensington gown real wedding inspiration with Buffy Dekmar Photography Kensington gown real wedding inspiration with Buffy Dekmar Photography Kensington gown real wedding inspiration with Buffy Dekmar Photography

Green sunflowers and succulents in this bouquet!

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I love the contrast of the vibrant green apples combined with the dusty hues of the succulents (which I am always a sucker for!).

Kensington gown real wedding inspiration with Buffy Dekmar Photography

Kensington gown real wedding inspiration with Buffy Dekmar Photography

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Cork adds another layer of texture and detail here, used as tiny vases!

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Kensington gown real wedding inspiration with Buffy Dekmar Photography

 

Wouldn’t you love to go to this party?  I know I would!

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Trunk Show Alert: Washington, DC

January 6th, 2014

 Won’t you join us next weekend at Lovely Bride in DC?  We’re excited to debut our new collection as well as have all our favorite styles from past seasons on hand to try on!

 

 

Lovely Trunk show dc January 2014 promo

 

Give the gals a buzz or head over to lovelybride.com to make your appointment!
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 Why not make a day of it with these fun suggestions!?  Hope to see you there!

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Happy New Year from Carol Hannah!

December 31st, 2013

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Thanks for being a part of our year!

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Real Weddings: Meet Jennifer

December 16th, 2013

 

Wow, y’all.  There’s some serious beauty in our bride Jennifer’s wedding at The Park NYC!  She chose the Chambord gown with custom sleeves, a custom handmade headpiece, and layers and layers of soft apricot tulle and metallic handcut lace.  Looks like these two had a blast on their wedding day!

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Urban Wedding; Jennifer Tabeek; Carol Hannah - Chambord Gown

Urban Wedding; Jennifer Tabeek; Carol Hannah - Chambord Gown

Urban Wedding; Jennifer Tabeek; Carol Hannah - Chambord Gown

Urban Wedding; Jennifer Tabeek; Carol Hannah - Chambord Gown

Urban Wedding; Jennifer Tabeek; Carol Hannah - Chambord Gown

Urban Wedding; Jennifer Tabeek; Carol Hannah - Chambord Gown

Urban Wedding; Jennifer Tabeek; Carol Hannah - Chambord Gown

Urban Wedding; Jennifer Tabeek; Carol Hannah - Chambord Gown

Urban Wedding; Jennifer Tabeek; Carol Hannah - Chambord Gown

Urban Wedding; Jennifer Tabeek; Carol Hannah - Chambord Gown

Urban Wedding; Jennifer Tabeek; Carol Hannah - Chambord Gown

Urban Wedding; Jennifer Tabeek; Carol Hannah - Chambord Gown

Urban Wedding; Jennifer Tabeek; Carol Hannah - Chambord Gown

Urban Wedding; Jennifer Tabeek; Carol Hannah - Chambord Gown

Urban Wedding; Jennifer Tabeek; Carol Hannah - Chambord Gown

Urban Wedding; Jennifer Tabeek; Carol Hannah - Chambord Gown

Urban Wedding; Jennifer Tabeek; Carol Hannah - Chambord Gown

Urban Wedding; Jennifer Tabeek; Carol Hannah - Chambord Gown

Urban Wedding; Jennifer Tabeek; Carol Hannah - Chambord Gown

Urban Wedding; Jennifer Tabeek; Carol Hannah - Chambord Gown

Urban Wedding; Jennifer Tabeek; Carol Hannah - Chambord Gown

Urban Wedding; Jennifer Tabeek; Carol Hannah - Chambord Gown

Special thanks to CLY Creation for the absolutely beautiful photos!

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Real Weddings: Meet Heather

December 13th, 2013

 

Y’all, this is such an incredible wedding!   Heather was such a blast to work with and so adventurous in her style. With a bit of tweaking, we turned the Angel Oak gown into a convertible dress with a short option for the reception so she could dance, dance, dance!

Matt and Heather's Wedding; Outdoor Rustic Ceremony; Angel Oak Gown - Carol Hannah

Matt and Heather's Wedding; Outdoor Rustic Ceremony; Angel Oak Gown - Carol Hannah

Matt and Heather's Wedding; Outdoor Rustic Ceremony; Angel Oak Gown - Carol Hannah

Matt and Heather's Wedding; Outdoor Rustic Ceremony; Angel Oak Gown - Carol Hannah

Matt and Heather's Wedding; Outdoor Rustic Ceremony; Angel Oak Gown - Carol Hannah

Matt and Heather's Wedding; Outdoor Rustic Ceremony; Angel Oak Gown - Carol Hannah

Matt and Heather's Wedding; Outdoor Rustic Ceremony; Angel Oak Gown - Carol Hannah

Matt and Heather's Wedding; Outdoor Rustic Ceremony; Angel Oak Gown - Carol Hannah

Matt and Heather's Wedding; Outdoor Rustic Ceremony; Angel Oak Gown - Carol Hannah

Matt and Heather's Wedding; Outdoor Rustic Ceremony; Angel Oak Gown - Carol Hannah

Matt and Heather's Wedding; Outdoor Rustic Ceremony; Angel Oak Gown - Carol Hannah

Matt and Heather's Wedding; Outdoor Rustic Ceremony; Angel Oak Gown - Carol Hannah

Matt and Heather's Wedding; Outdoor Rustic Ceremony; Angel Oak Gown - Carol Hannah

Matt and Heather's Wedding; Outdoor Rustic Ceremony; Angel Oak Gown - Carol Hannah

Matt and Heather's Wedding; Outdoor Rustic Ceremony; Angel Oak Gown - Carol Hannah

Matt and Heather's Wedding; Outdoor Rustic Ceremony; Angel Oak Gown - Carol Hannah

Matt and Heather's Wedding; Outdoor Rustic Ceremony; Angel Oak Gown - Carol Hannah

Matt and Heather's Wedding; Outdoor Rustic Ceremony; Angel Oak Gown - Carol Hannah

Matt and Heather's Wedding; Outdoor Rustic Ceremony; Angel Oak Gown - Carol Hannah

Matt and Heather's Wedding; Outdoor Rustic Ceremony; Angel Oak Gown - Carol Hannah

Matt and Heather's Wedding; Outdoor Rustic Ceremony; Angel Oak Gown - Carol Hannah

Matt and Heather's Wedding; Outdoor Rustic Ceremony; Angel Oak Gown - Carol Hannah

Matt and Heather's Wedding; Outdoor Rustic Ceremony; Angel Oak Gown - Carol Hannah

Matt and Heather's Wedding; Outdoor Rustic Ceremony; Angel Oak Gown - Carol Hannah

Matt and Heather's Wedding; Outdoor Rustic Ceremony; Angel Oak Gown - Carol Hannah

Thank you to JBM Wedding Photography for the lovely photos!  Congrats Heather and Matt!

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

2014 Collection Release and Trunk Show!

December 6th, 2013

Carol Hannah Trunk Show

We are proud to present the official release of the 2014 collection celebration and trunk show!


All 2014 gowns purchased during this event will be an unheard of 20% off! Join us to try on the newest collection, available for purchase for the very first time! Visit our studio and showroom where each gown is hand made from start to finish, work with the design team to find your perfect gown, and even meet CH herself!

Friday, December 13th – Sunday, December 15th by appointment only

Trunk Show Alert: Los Angeles

December 3rd, 2013

Carol Hannah at Lovely LA

 

Y’all join me this weekend in sunny California!

Hope to see you there!

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah