Shop Lovely: Spring Has Sprung 30% Off Sale!

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Spring has sprung and we have the cutest stuff over at Shop Lovely!!! Take 30% off the entire site until May 28th. Yes that’s on all of our little white dresses, our flirty florals, our amazing bridesmaid styles!  Ev-er-y-thing! Use code HAPPYMAY at checkout and build yourself a new fun wardrobe for Spring!

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Real Wedding: Priscilla & Justin

Priscilla & Justin - Dress by Nicole Miller from Lovely NYC - Photos by Park Ave Studios

Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look.

In general, I am inspired by anything that isn’t “cookie cutter”. At my wedding I wanted to be comfortable, unique but timeless, and most of all I wanted to have just the right amount of sparkle. It was important to me to find a dress that was a representation of me, not something I was hiding behind. The Olivia by Nicole Miller was the perfect dress for me because it had all of the elements I was looking for. My accessories also played a key role in my look for the big day. My beautiful halo headpiece was designed and created by Thomas Knoell. The veil I wore made by Toni Federici completed the exact look I imagined for our wedding, and its unique trim allowed for the veil to flow without getting stuck to my sleeves. Lastly, I wanted my flowers to be completely different than anything anyone had ever seen before. I remember calling my incredible florist Pola to tell her I wanted my bouquet to be “horizontal and earthy”, and boy did she deliver.

Priscilla & Justin - Dress by Nicole Miller from Lovely NYC - Photos by Park Ave Studios

Priscilla & Justin - Dress by Nicole Miller from Lovely NYC - Photos by Park Ave Studios

Priscilla & Justin - Dress by Nicole Miller from Lovely NYC - Photos by Park Ave Studios

Priscilla & Justin - Dress by Nicole Miller from Lovely NYC - Photos by Park Ave Studios

What were the most important details to pulling off your dream wedding?

Overall, I wanted our wedding to be beautiful and fun. I have a deep appreciation for small details that make a big difference. At our wedding we had a wonderful band that played all of our favorite music, and all night the dance floor was packed.  I also wanted to have a ceremony that was very personal. Rabbi Paris and Reverend Kessler provided us with a beautiful interfaith ceremony that completely captured the uniqueness of our relationship and our love for one another. All in all, I wanted the day to be a celebration of love.

Priscilla & Justin - Dress by Nicole Miller from Lovely NYC - Photos by Park Ave Studios

Priscilla & Justin - Dress by Nicole Miller from Lovely NYC - Photos by Park Ave Studios

Priscilla & Justin - Dress by Nicole Miller from Lovely NYC - Photos by Park Ave Studios

What was the most memorable moment?

The most memorable moment at our wedding was walking down the aisle towards Justin. During the ceremony we had a flute quartet that played “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” as I walked down the aisle. I remember looking around and seeing all of our family and friends. I remember feeling overwhelmed with appreciation for all of my guests, parents, and wonderful husband to be. It was a moment that took my breath away.

Priscilla & Justin - Dress by Nicole Miller from Lovely NYC - Photos by Park Ave Studios

Priscilla & Justin - Dress by Nicole Miller from Lovely NYC - Photos by Park Ave Studios

Priscilla & Justin - Dress by Nicole Miller from Lovely NYC - Photos by Park Ave Studios

Priscilla & Justin - Dress by Nicole Miller from Lovely NYC - Photos by Park Ave Studios

If you could give future brides any advice, what would it be?

My advice for any future brides is to live in the moment. Keep to your wedding day schedule as best as you can but don’t stress, and after the ceremony don’t ever look at the time. Enjoy every moment. Laugh about something funny with your bridesmaids, dance a lot, and kiss your husband as much as you can. Take a moment to look around at all of the people who love and support you and your partner. All those people are there for you, and you made your wedding a beautiful event for everyone to enjoy. Smile until your cheeks hurt. Most of all only cry a few happy tears you don’t want to smudge your makeup.

Priscilla & Justin - Dress by Nicole Miller from Lovely NYC - Photos by Park Ave Studios

Priscilla & Justin - Dress by Nicole Miller from Lovely NYC - Photos by Park Ave Studios

Priscilla & Justin - Dress by Nicole Miller from Lovely NYC - Photos by Park Ave Studios

Dress: Nicole Miller from Lovely NYC

Accessories: Headpiece by Thomas Knoell and Veil by Toni Federici

Photographer: Park Ave. Studios 

Venue: The Chateau at Coindre Hall 

Cake: Fatty Cakes NY 

Florist: Rosehip Social 

Band: David Clark and the Renegades 

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Trunk Show: Watters in LA, San Fran, and New York

For classic romance, gorgeous silhouettes, and dazzling embellishments, look no further than Watters. We love the collections from Watters for their ability to mix traditional and modern, fantasy and reality, sexy and stylish. Come check out the latest from this stunning line at our upcoming trunk shows later this month! Head to our website here to make your appointments.

WATTERS TRUNK SHOWS AT LOVELY
Los Angeles : May 22-24
San Francisco : May 29-31
New York : June 5-7

May & June Trunk Shows at Lovely

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Rue De Seine Super Exclusive Launch!

RDS - Nomadic Love[2]

Listen up lovelies! The boho bridal babes over at Rue De Seine are coming out with their brand new Nomadic Love collection later this year, but they are letting us have EXCLUSIVE access to the new gowns THIS MONTH during not one, but two special events at Lovely!

Be the first to fall in love with this new collection during our exclusive preview events. These dresses won’t be available in stores until September and Rue De Seine’s lead designer, Michele, will be hanging out and personally styling brides…so of course this is an excuse to PARTY!

Rue De Seine

Los Angeles dress appointments and special events 5/15-5/17

Please email la@lovelybride.com to book an appointment

  • Shindig Chic will be on hand for flower crown bar 10-5 on Saturday and Sunday. Come in a little early to make a crown to try on with the gloriously hippie-chic gowns and enjoy some treats!

Rue De Seine

New York dress appointments available 5/22-5/24

Party Friday May 22nd from 6:30 – 8:30 182 Duane St New York NY 10013

Please email appt@lovelybride.com and let us know if you would like to book an appointment, come to the party, or both!

RDS - sneak peak[2]

*Please note photos will NOT be permitted during appointments and events at the above locations and times. The above images feature gowns from the Young Love Collection…we don’t even know what the new pieces look like! Aaaaah we’re so excited!!!

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Real Wedding: Audrey & Mike

Audrey & Mike - Dress by Theia from Lovely Philly - Photo by Pat Furey Photography

Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look.

I’m a necklace girl. Months before I went dress shopping, I bought a statement necklace from J. Crew that I knew I’d wear on my wedding day. When it was finally time to start the hunt for the dress I had a very specific look in mind: simple, structured and absolutely no lace. My aunt kept pushing me towards dresses that were poofy at the bottom and I wasn’t interested in that style at all. I eventually caved and tried on what I considered to be a total wildcard dress when none of the other gorgeous gowns were quite hitting the mark. I walked out of the dressing room and felt like the most chic version of myself. Everyone oohed and aahed. That was the day I found my wedding dress. It was the exact opposite of what I thought I wanted, yet totally perfect. And guess what? The non-traditional necklace everyone thought I was crazy for buying first was exactly the edge I needed this vintage-inspired Theia dress to have!

Audrey & Mike - Dress by Theia from Lovely Philly - Photo by Pat Furey Photography

Audrey & Mike - Dress by Theia from Lovely Philly - Photo by Pat Furey Photography

Audrey & Mike - Dress by Theia from Lovely Philly - Photo by Pat Furey Photography

Audrey & Mike - Dress by Theia from Lovely Philly - Photo by Pat Furey Photography

Audrey & Mike - Dress by Theia from Lovely Philly - Photo by Pat Furey Photography

What were the most important details to pulling off your dream wedding?

Like everyone, we wanted our wedding to look and feel like us….just turned up a few notches on the fancy meter.  Some words that kept floating around throughout the planning process were: classic, quirky, romantic and fun. Looking back, I think we really pulled off something lovely and everyone had a blast.

Song selection was key for pulling off the right vibe. We knew playing the standard wedding hits wasn’t for us. Our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception included music from Neutral Milk Hotel, Fiona Apple, Nirvana, Bright Eyes, Weezer, The Smiths, Hall and Oates and Steve Winwood. We were introduced as the DJ blasted “Bulls on Parade” by Rage Against the Machine.

Since our dog couldn’t be at the ceremony or reception, it was important that we snapped some photos with her before the wedding. My birthday presents the year before were an engagement ring and her, so she’d been with us on the entire journey towards the big day. My parents surprised us with a life-size cardboard cutout of her that ended up being the hit of the dance floor and photo booth!

Audrey & Mike - Dress by Theia from Lovely Philly - Photo by Pat Furey Photography

Audrey & Mike - Dress by Theia from Lovely Philly - Photo by Pat Furey Photography

Audrey & Mike - Dress by Theia from Lovely Philly - Photo by Pat Furey Photography

Audrey & Mike - Dress by Theia from Lovely Philly - Photo by Pat Furey Photography

Audrey & Mike - Dress by Theia from Lovely Philly - Photo by Pat Furey Photography

Audrey & Mike - Dress by Theia from Lovely Philly - Photo by Pat Furey Photography

Audrey & Mike - Dress by Theia from Lovely Philly - Photo by Pat Furey Photography

What was the most memorable moment?

This is too tough! Can I have three?

Everything about our ceremony was magical, from the dim lighting and twinkling candles to the heartfelt words spoken by our friend of over a decade. It was short, sweet, a little funny and really just perfectly us. Standing in front of everyone we love and promising to share our lives together forever was a really powerful moment that I’ll always treasure. Seeing my husband’s (Ah! Husband!) face after we were officially announced as husband and wife was the best. And the kiss wasn’t too bad either!

While our friends and family were enjoying cocktail hour, the venue staff whisked us away for a sneak peek at the reception before anyone else got to see it. It was just Mike and I looking at all of our choices come to life. I’m a bit of a control freak and was convinced that something would be wrong. But I was wrong! The room and the fact that those empty chairs would soon be filled with people who mean the most to use in this world took my breath away.

After cocktail hour when guests moved into the ballroom for the reception, my Dad surprised everyone by singing “The Folks Who Live on The Hill” by Johnny Mathis. Without any music he took the mic and belted out the sweetest lyrics. It was so brave and touching. Dads often get left out of the sometimes chaotic wedding process, so I was so really happy that he got to have a special moment that ended up being a wonderful gift we’ll never forget.

Audrey & Mike - Dress by Theia from Lovely Philly - Photo by Pat Furey Photography

Audrey & Mike - Dress by Theia from Lovely Philly - Photo by Pat Furey Photography

Audrey & Mike - Dress by Theia from Lovely Philly - Photo by Pat Furey Photography

Audrey & Mike - Dress by Theia from Lovely Philly - Photo by Pat Furey Photography

Audrey & Mike - Dress by Theia from Lovely Philly - Photo by Pat Furey Photography

If you could give future brides any advice, what would it be?

It’s incredibly easy to get caught up in how things look in bridal magazines and on Pinterest. Don’t let all of those stunning images steer you away from your original vision. Be true to who you are as a couple. Ask for the opinions of loved ones because this is a special time for them too, but don’t let their answers decide your fate. Choose your vendors wisely and trust in their talents. “Honey gets more bees than vinegar.” Be nice to everyone you deal with throughout the process of planning your wedding. All of those people who tell you to enjoy every moment because it goes by so fast are right. I didn’t believe them either! Take the time to soak it all in. Accept that something will go wrong before it does. That way you’re mentally prepared for when is does (and it will). You can check it off the list and move on without feeling like it’s the end of the world. Above all else try to remember: at the end of the day you’ll be married and that’s what really matters.

Audrey & Mike - Dress by Theia from Lovely Philly - Photo by Pat Furey Photography

Audrey & Mike - Dress by Theia from Lovely Philly - Photo by Pat Furey Photography

Audrey & Mike - Dress by Theia from Lovely Philly - Photo by Pat Furey Photography

Dress: Theia from Lovely Philly

Photographer: Pat Furey Photography

Venue: Down Town Club, Philadelphia 

Florals and Signage: Belovely Floral & Event Design 

Makeup and Hair: Aleksandra and Jaclyn of Aleksandra Ambrozy Makeup and Hair

DJ: Lovesick 

Invitations: Minted

Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN Annabelle dress 

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