Real Weddings: Meet Elizabeth

October 28th, 2013

We love the sweet details of Elizabeth’s vineyard wedding.  Her Spellbound gown of silk crinkle georgette floated down this aisle like a dream!

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Special Thanks to Natalie for sharing these lovely images with us (www.andrialoweddings.com).

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Real Weddings: Meet Emilia

October 7th, 2013

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

The Mulberry Gown

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

 

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

 

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

 

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Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

 

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

 

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

 

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

Carol Hannah - Mulberry gown - Real wedding in North Fork

 

Many thanks to Jami Saunders Photography for sharing these photos!

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Real Weddings: Meet Tara

September 24th, 2013

This one’s a good one, y’all!

Tara and her fiance threw tradition to the wind, hopped on a plane, and were married against the gorgeous backdrop of Iceland in the most intimate of ceremonies…just the two of them and the officiant.

Tara’s Winchester gown of 4 ply silk crepe with draped peplum and dramatic fit to flare silhouette was topped with a cathedral length circle veil, and we absolutely love the final result.

Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland

Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland

 

Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland

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Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland

Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland

Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland

Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland

Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland

Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland

Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland

Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland

 

Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland
Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland

Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland

Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland

Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland

Carol Hannah - Winchester gown - Real wedding in Iceland

 Congratulations Tara!

Photo Credit: Levi Tijerina

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

 

Real Weddings: Meet Cameron

September 13th, 2013

I had the pleasure of working with Cameron at one of our trunk shows, and she is as sweet as she is beautiful!

The Poplar gown of asymmetrical, organically draped silk gazar was perfect for her wedding in Florence.  I love the pops of red mixed with gray too!

 

Carol Hannah - Poplar gown - Real wedding in Tuscany

Carol Hannah - Poplar gown - Real wedding in Tuscany

 

Poplar gown

Carol Hannah - Poplar gown - Real wedding in Tuscany

Carol Hannah - Poplar gown - Real wedding in Tuscany

Carol Hannah - Poplar gown - Real wedding in Tuscany

Carol Hannah - Poplar gown - Real wedding in Tuscany

Carol Hannah - Poplar gown - Real wedding in Tuscany

Carol Hannah - Poplar gown - Real wedding in Tuscany

The Poplar Gown

 

 

Carol Hannah - Poplar gown - Real wedding in Tuscany

 

Carol Hannah - Poplar gown - Real wedding in Tuscany

Carol Hannah - Poplar gown - Real wedding in Tuscany

Carol Hannah - Poplar gown - Real wedding in Tuscany

Carol Hannah - Poplar gown - Real wedding in Tuscany

 

 

Many thanks to John Zillioux and Lisa Poggi Photography for sharing these photos.

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

My Best Friend’s Wedding

September 3rd, 2013

I’m going to apologize in advance for the abnormally large number of photos in this post, but when you’re a wedding gown designer and your best friend gets married, you don’t half-ass it.  (Yes, I said ass on a wedding blog.)

This is Katie Pearls.  Pearls and I met in high school at a super nerdy faux government camp for girls where you learned things like how to shake hands like a lady, ran for fake senate seats, and had tea with the governor’s wife (southern belle style, if you will) ……We spent our college years riding a tandem bicycle around Charleston, living together in an old historic house downtown on Rutledge Avenue (now the name of one of our best selling gowns!), and bonding as an urban family of sorts as we navigated the madness that is growing up – planning our futures, tackling self doubts, heartbreaks, you name it. Time took her to San Francisco, me to NYC, but it’s the type of friendship that thrives despite the distance.

Pearls suffered through my neurotic midnight sewing sessions for years, and hopefully this was a bit of a repayment for that!  For her Charleston destination wedding to the very dapper Jeremy, we created a custom gown of hand embellished silk and sequin vines over layers and layers of tulle, and a second look of full on sequined glam for the reception.

 

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Photography:  Caroline Ghetes

Venue: Poplar Grove Boathouse

Event Designer and Coordinator: Hannah Alexander with WED
Lighting: TEC
Cake/Dessert: Sugar Bakeshop 
Caterer: Cru Catering 
DJ/Band/Musicians: The Secrets 
Jewelry: Engagement Ring and Groom’s Wedding Band- Steve Padis 
Bride’s Wedding Band- Catbird 
 Earrings and Bracelet- Alexis Bittar 
Shoes: Ceremony- Enzo Angiolini  Reception- Loeffler Randall 
Groom’s suit and shoes: J. Crew 
Programs: Belletristics 
 
Happily Yours,
Carol Hannah

 

 

Birthday Sale Starts Today!

August 8th, 2013

Drumrolllll please!  We are officially in celebration mode and the online birthday sale is up and running!

15% off of all gowns!  15-20% off of accessories!

Don’t miss the online sample sale section either- You can snatch up a steal on party dresses like these, starting at just 45 bucks!

 {Click here to shop the sample sale!}

Birthday sample sale!

If you’re in the NYC area, please swing by for a toast and special in-store deals!

 

Carol Hannah Birthday Sale online discount codes

 

Happily Yours,

CH

Happy Birthday to Us!

August 1st, 2013

Birthday Sale!!

 

These past four years have been so amazing, we want to take some time to enjoy with our friends and amazing customers!

In appreciation of all of the support over the years, we are offering deals like never before.

Rumor has it there are going to be some crazy amazing discounts on pieces ready to pick up in store, so be sure to drop by! We’re talking items at 70%, so be sure to get ‘em while they last!

And spread the rumor… because it’s true!

Doodles-I-Do

July 17th, 2013

 

Just a few sketches from recent brainstorming sessions.

Carol Hannah Wedding Gown Sketch

Carol Hannah Wedding Gown Sketch

Carol Hannah Wedding Gown Sketch

Carol Hannah gown sketch

Carol Hannah Wedding Gown Sketch

 Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

 

New Releases!

July 8th, 2013

Be sure to check out our online store if you haven’t been by lately. We just added a fresh lot of goodies…accessories, veiling, and separates, oh my!

Peony Blusher

The Peony Blusher
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The Tousled Skirt

 

 

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The Gathered Veil

 

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The Chambord Skirt

 

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The Tousled Bustier

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Many thanks to these special ladies for creating these images:

 

Corbin Gurkin Photography

 

Lindsey Nowak – Styling

 

 

Amanda for FaceTime Beauty – Hair and Makeup

 

 

Heather Lang- model {and one of our actual brides-to-be!}

Happy Shopping!

Carol Hannah

 

Inspiration Shoot: l’Elysee and Mike Larson Photography

July 1st, 2013

Ciao da Italia!

I’m excited to share these inspiring images from a recent collaboration with Mike Larson Photography.

The l’Elysee gown is a personal favorite of mine.  This gown is all about the fabric.  The silk cloque is woven for us in England and has a lightness and texture that is unreal.  The opalescent color comes from neon pink and yellow and blue fibers woven between layers of the palest silver.  The result is a slightly lavender hue that catches the light in the prettiest of ways.  Throw in a stunning private Italian estate and you suddenly find yourself  in a fairytale, castle included.

 

l'Elysee wedding gown

Let’s all pretend we live here, shall we?  Oh, just out for a morning stroll…

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l'Elysee wedding gown

 

l'Elysee wedding gown

l'Elysee wedding gown

l'Elysee wedding gown

l'Elysee wedding gown

Many thanks to Mike and his team for bringing our gowns halfway around the world!

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah