moments before the reception

Congratulations to Hilary & Sean! A quiet moment before the reception at Villa Cimbrone, captured with perfection by Jennifer Skogimage

Jackie & Jon

This gown attracted  many fans as I worked on the draping and flower details in the front of the shop, stopping passers by in their tracks!  Finally the reveal on the lovely Jackie!  With much love we welcome Jackie to our family. Congratulations to my awesome nephew Jon and his sweet bride Jackie<3

Couture Confection

I’ve been working with a bit more color this season and completely enamored with my clients and their gowns. Amy’s gown is couture version of the “Bernadette”gown with a base of Italian silk chiffon in a pale salmon color. The overlay is metallic chantilly lace from France which I hand dyed to a subtle rose gold color. I loved making it for her:)

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Photography by Vero Suh // Venue:  Cavallo Point Lodge // Hair and Makeup by Maria Chang // Coordinated by Jean Marks // Florals: erica rose design // Wedding Dress:  Atelier des Modistes // Band: Ray Wilcox and Shade Band

Rose Gold inspiration on the Huffington Post

Super excited to have my gown featured on the rose gold inspiration on HuffPost Weddings .

 Thank you Vero Suh for the stunning photographs!
http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5649285
— with Michael Kelly and Amy Kelly-Lauer.

We made a dazzling wedding reception dress for the stunning Cindy Blackman-Santana in December of 2010. We thought we&#8217;d reblog the pictures she sent us.
Her one of a kind gown featured lace hand beaded and applied with sequins in France, satin finish silk chiffon over silk crepe backed satin, with a silk charmuse lining.  We made a dazzling wedding reception dress for the stunning Cindy Blackman-Santana in December of 2010. We thought we&#8217;d reblog the pictures she sent us.
Her one of a kind gown featured lace hand beaded and applied with sequins in France, satin finish silk chiffon over silk crepe backed satin, with a silk charmuse lining.  We made a dazzling wedding reception dress for the stunning Cindy Blackman-Santana in December of 2010. We thought we&#8217;d reblog the pictures she sent us.
Her one of a kind gown featured lace hand beaded and applied with sequins in France, satin finish silk chiffon over silk crepe backed satin, with a silk charmuse lining.  We made a dazzling wedding reception dress for the stunning Cindy Blackman-Santana in December of 2010. We thought we&#8217;d reblog the pictures she sent us.
Her one of a kind gown featured lace hand beaded and applied with sequins in France, satin finish silk chiffon over silk crepe backed satin, with a silk charmuse lining.  We made a dazzling wedding reception dress for the stunning Cindy Blackman-Santana in December of 2010. We thought we&#8217;d reblog the pictures she sent us.
Her one of a kind gown featured lace hand beaded and applied with sequins in France, satin finish silk chiffon over silk crepe backed satin, with a silk charmuse lining.  We made a dazzling wedding reception dress for the stunning Cindy Blackman-Santana in December of 2010. We thought we&#8217;d reblog the pictures she sent us.
Her one of a kind gown featured lace hand beaded and applied with sequins in France, satin finish silk chiffon over silk crepe backed satin, with a silk charmuse lining. 

We made a dazzling wedding reception dress for the stunning Cindy Blackman-Santana in December of 2010. We thought we’d reblog the pictures she sent us.

Her one of a kind gown featured lace hand beaded and applied with sequins in France, satin finish silk chiffon over silk crepe backed satin, with a silk charmuse lining. 

Victoria is stunning in her couture gown of Italian duchesse silk satin with layers of sheer silk organza. The bodice hems and veil are all trimmed with French Chantilly lace and hand beaded at our Atelier. We even added a couture applique detail to the veil with the couples wedding logo, for the perfect finishing touch. I love every bit of it, the sweet bride and her wonderful family. Victoria is stunning in her couture gown of Italian duchesse silk satin with layers of sheer silk organza. The bodice hems and veil are all trimmed with French Chantilly lace and hand beaded at our Atelier. We even added a couture applique detail to the veil with the couples wedding logo, for the perfect finishing touch. I love every bit of it, the sweet bride and her wonderful family. Victoria is stunning in her couture gown of Italian duchesse silk satin with layers of sheer silk organza. The bodice hems and veil are all trimmed with French Chantilly lace and hand beaded at our Atelier. We even added a couture applique detail to the veil with the couples wedding logo, for the perfect finishing touch. I love every bit of it, the sweet bride and her wonderful family.

Victoria is stunning in her couture gown of Italian duchesse silk satin with layers of sheer silk organza. The bodice hems and veil are all trimmed with French Chantilly lace and hand beaded at our Atelier. We even added a couture applique detail to the veil with the couples wedding logo, for the perfect finishing touch. I love every bit of it, the sweet bride and her wonderful family.

Gia Canali Photography has a lovely new website and features one of my favorite gowns.
The photos are stunningly gorgeous!

COLORADO | Granby

A Colorado mountain wedding weekend at C Lazy U Guest Ranch, near the Continental Divide. A hoedown to welcome guests and a ceremony made complete by rain and rainbows, plus dinner, dancing and bull riding in a rodeo arena. Event planning by Stacy McCain Events, San Francisco. Florals by Sweet Pea Flowers, Denver. Couture wedding gown by Suzanne Hanley, Atelier des Modistes, San Francisco.

Cheyenne in the &#8220;Bernadette&#8221; gown in French metallic Chantilly lace over silk crepe.
Love the whole vibe Cheyenne in the &#8220;Bernadette&#8221; gown in French metallic Chantilly lace over silk crepe.
Love the whole vibe Cheyenne in the &#8220;Bernadette&#8221; gown in French metallic Chantilly lace over silk crepe.
Love the whole vibe Cheyenne in the &#8220;Bernadette&#8221; gown in French metallic Chantilly lace over silk crepe.
Love the whole vibe Cheyenne in the &#8220;Bernadette&#8221; gown in French metallic Chantilly lace over silk crepe.
Love the whole vibe Cheyenne in the &#8220;Bernadette&#8221; gown in French metallic Chantilly lace over silk crepe.
Love the whole vibe Cheyenne in the &#8220;Bernadette&#8221; gown in French metallic Chantilly lace over silk crepe.
Love the whole vibe Cheyenne in the &#8220;Bernadette&#8221; gown in French metallic Chantilly lace over silk crepe.
Love the whole vibe Cheyenne in the &#8220;Bernadette&#8221; gown in French metallic Chantilly lace over silk crepe.
Love the whole vibe Cheyenne in the &#8220;Bernadette&#8221; gown in French metallic Chantilly lace over silk crepe.
Love the whole vibe

Cheyenne in the “Bernadette” gown in French metallic Chantilly lace over silk crepe.
Love the whole vibe

Effortlessly elegant!  Christina&#8217;s gown was created by Suzanne Hanley at Atelier des Modistes of a pale apricot French Chantilly lace over a heavy silk crepe.  One of my favorites! Effortlessly elegant!  Christina&#8217;s gown was created by Suzanne Hanley at Atelier des Modistes of a pale apricot French Chantilly lace over a heavy silk crepe.  One of my favorites! Effortlessly elegant!  Christina&#8217;s gown was created by Suzanne Hanley at Atelier des Modistes of a pale apricot French Chantilly lace over a heavy silk crepe.  One of my favorites! Effortlessly elegant!  Christina&#8217;s gown was created by Suzanne Hanley at Atelier des Modistes of a pale apricot French Chantilly lace over a heavy silk crepe.  One of my favorites! Effortlessly elegant!  Christina&#8217;s gown was created by Suzanne Hanley at Atelier des Modistes of a pale apricot French Chantilly lace over a heavy silk crepe.  One of my favorites! Effortlessly elegant!  Christina&#8217;s gown was created by Suzanne Hanley at Atelier des Modistes of a pale apricot French Chantilly lace over a heavy silk crepe.  One of my favorites! Effortlessly elegant!  Christina&#8217;s gown was created by Suzanne Hanley at Atelier des Modistes of a pale apricot French Chantilly lace over a heavy silk crepe.  One of my favorites!

Effortlessly elegant! Christina’s gown was created by Suzanne Hanley at Atelier des Modistes of a pale apricot French Chantilly lace over a heavy silk crepe. One of my favorites!

What a lovely moment! Julia’s couture gown was created by Suzanne Hanley at Atelier des Modistes in San Francisco,using the most ethereal silk chiffon from Italy. Simply elegant.

I’ve been doing quite a few gowns in this amazing metallic French Chantilly lace, but it’s hard to imagine how it looks in bright light. This photo of Alison & Jeremy at Lake Tahoe was taken by the talented Kate Weber on a lovely sunny day.

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Matt & Donna in Thailand. Donna’s ethereal gown is a pale ivory French chantilly lace over champagne silk charmeuse to highlight the lace detail. Silk organza is gently draped over the bodice, wrapping to create the skirt and train. Gown: Suzanne Hanley for Atelier des Modistes

Lindsay&#8217;s couture knee length dress has metallic Chantilly lace over a silk taffeta sweetheart bodice. The skirt is also silk taffeta with classic box pleats for a fit and flare look. Lindsay&#8217;s couture knee length dress has metallic Chantilly lace over a silk taffeta sweetheart bodice. The skirt is also silk taffeta with classic box pleats for a fit and flare look.

Lindsay’s couture knee length dress has metallic Chantilly lace over a silk taffeta sweetheart bodice. The skirt is also silk taffeta with classic box pleats for a fit and flare look.

Check out our latest inspiration board over on our Pinterest!