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

New #midnightdoodles Christmas Cards!

November 29th, 2013

 

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Limited run!  Scoop some up here:  http://carolhannah.bigcartel.com/product/midnightdoodles-christmas-cards

Use code “BLACKFRIDAY” at checkout for free shipping through midnight Monday, December 2nd!

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Real Weddings: Meet Mary

November 25th, 2013

Holy gorgeousness, look at that altar!

Mary and Jason’s wedding is a stunner, as is the bride.  Mary chose our Birch gown of unique guipire lace, sculptural silk gazar, and asymmetrical tulle.

 

Birch Gown, Outdoor Wedding--Carol Hannah

Birch Gown, Outdoor Wedding--Carol Hannah

 

Birch Gown, Outdoor Wedding--Carol Hannah

Birch Gown, Outdoor Wedding--Carol Hannah

Birch Gown, Outdoor Wedding--Carol Hannah

Birch Gown, Outdoor Wedding--Carol Hannah

Birch Gown, Outdoor Wedding--Carol Hannah

Birch Gown, Outdoor Wedding--Carol Hannah

Birch Gown, Outdoor Wedding--Carol Hannah

Birch Gown, Outdoor Wedding--Carol Hannah

Birch Gown, Outdoor Wedding--Carol Hannah

Birch Gown, Outdoor Wedding--Carol Hannah

Birch Gown, Outdoor Wedding--Carol Hannah

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Birch Gown, Outdoor Wedding--Carol Hannah

Birch Gown, Outdoor Wedding--Carol Hannah

Birch Gown, Outdoor Wedding--Carol Hannah

 

Birch Gown, Outdoor Wedding--Carol Hannah

 

Special thanks to Modern Lite Photography for letting us share  their lovely photos!

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

A Dress’s Daydreams: Middleton Place Gown

November 21st, 2013

I never tire of how many incredibly different directions one gown can be taken through styling and all the other aesthetic based choice our brides must make when putting together their weddings. You hear the word “bridezilla” thrown around or brides shown as being overly picky in pop culture, but I think that there’s something to be said for sticking to your guns and not compromising your vision.  There’s certainly a reason I’ll spend an hour obsessing over three shades of blush with a client.  Design is in the details, as they say, and all those little details add up!   You have good taste and are picky about it?  Great, let’s be friends!

That said, this is how I would style a wedding around our Middleton Place gown.  The dewy satin faced chiffon, organic detailing in the hand cut lace, and sage burned-edge ribbon call out for fresh, natural details and a splash of complementary fuchsia!

 

 

Where would you take this gown?

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

#midnightdoodles Prints Now Available!

November 18th, 2013

Sometime last year I started sharing my insomnia fueled night sketches on instagram under the hashtag #midnightdoodles and rather to my surprise, folks started asking to buy them.  (Super flattering!  Thank you!)   So you can now shop these here:  http://carolhannah.bigcartel.com/category/midnightdoodles

We’ll be posting new limited edition runs of these prints each week.  Some are just for fun and some are of our actual gowns, so you can pick up a print of your wedding gown if you’d like!   I’m also offering custom watercolor and ink original commissions so you can make the same tweaks we made to your actual gown!  You can order those here:  http://carolhannah.bigcartel.com/product/midnightdoodles-custom-watercolor-gown-commission

Maybe a perfect gift for your favorite bride?

 

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#midnightdoodles - Chambord sketch

 

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

Real Weddings: Meet Laura

November 12th, 2013

Orange! Turquoise! Raspberry!  Laura’s Brooklyn wedding is bursting with gorgeous color and urban rustic details!

Laura chose a custom gown of luminous satin faced organza with pleating through the bodice, a dramatic sweeping draped skirt, and a natural waistline to show off her wee little waist.  The result was a soft, romantic, and uber flattering gown that is one of a kind.

{We love being able to say “Yes!  We can do that!” when our brides ask if we can combine existing styles or make something totally new for them!}

Congratulations Laura!

The Green Building Wedding--Carol Hannah

The Green Building Wedding--Carol Hannah

The Green Building Wedding--Carol Hannah

The Green Building Wedding--Carol Hannah

The Green Building Wedding--Carol Hannah

The Green Building Wedding--Carol Hannah

The Green Building Wedding--Carol Hannah

The Green Building Wedding--Carol Hannah

The Green Building Wedding--Carol Hannah

The Green Building Wedding--Carol Hannah

The Green Building Wedding--Carol Hannah

The Green Building Wedding--Carol Hannah

The Green Building Wedding--Carol Hannah

The Green Building Wedding--Carol Hannah

The Green Building Wedding--Carol Hannah

The Green Building Wedding--Carol Hannah

The Green Building Wedding--Carol Hannah

The Green Building Wedding--Carol Hannah

The Green Building Wedding--Carol Hannah

The Green Building Wedding--Carol Hannah

The Green Building Wedding--Carol Hannah

Special thanks to Clean Plate Pictures for the beautiful photos!

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah

 

Real Weddings: Meet Rebecca

November 5th, 2013

Say hi to Rebecca, this week’s real wedding!  Rebecca chose to customize our l’Elysee gown to suit her beautiful ceremony in Sayulita, Mexico (one of my personal favorite places on the planet!).

Layers of flowing silk chiffon lend a relaxed elegance to beachside venues and is anything prettier than a soft train fluttering in the ocean breeze?  (Nope.  The answer is nope.)

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Thank you  to PhotoShoots Vallarta (www.photoshootsvallarta.mx) for sharing the images!

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah