Real Wedding: Catherine & Christopher

Catherine & Christopher - Dress by Ivy & Aster from Lovely NY - Photography by Fabrice Tranzer

Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look.
I fell in love with the ethereal drapery of the gown and chose my accessories to compliment my 1920s engagement ring. My look was inspired by the natural elegance of the venue, my family’s farm.

Catherine & Christopher - Dress by Ivy & Aster from Lovely NY - Photography by Fabrice Tranzer

Catherine & Christopher - Dress by Ivy & Aster from Lovely NY - Photography by Fabrice Tranzer

Catherine & Christopher - Dress by Ivy & Aster from Lovely NY - Photography by Fabrice Tranzer

What were the most important details to pulling off your dream wedding?
It was most important to Christopher and I that are wedding be a relaxed, fun time for all involved. We wanted it to be a reflection of us and we worked very hard to make every detail special and unique to our style. Featuring my Grandma’s homemade jam as wedding favors and using antiques and handmade items from around the farm added a personal touch.

Catherine & Christopher - Dress by Ivy & Aster from Lovely NY - Photography by Fabrice Tranzer

Catherine & Christopher - Dress by Ivy & Aster from Lovely NY - Photography by Fabrice Tranzer

Catherine & Christopher - Dress by Ivy & Aster from Lovely NY - Photography by Fabrice Tranzer

What was the most memorable moment?
The most memorable moment was my husband and I driving from the ceremony to the reception in my Grandfather’s restored 1953 Ford F350 pickup truck with the windows rolled down. It was a beautiful day and the perfect opportunity for us to relax before the excitement of the¬†reception.

Catherine & Christopher - Dress by Ivy & Aster from Lovely NY - Photography by Fabrice Tranzer Catherine & Christopher - Dress by Ivy & Aster from Lovely NY - Photography by Fabrice Tranzer

Catherine & Christopher - Dress by Ivy & Aster from Lovely NY - Photography by Fabrice Tranzer

Catherine & Christopher - Dress by Ivy & Aster from Lovely NY - Photography by Fabrice Tranzer

If you could give future brides any advice, what would it be?
I would encourage brides to not let the wedding become a production. At the end of the day it isn’t about the perfect tablescape, entrance song or floral arrangement…it’s about the commitment to be made and celebrating with those you love most. Also, remember that you can’t control the weather! Plan for the worst and hope for the best, so that you can relax in the days leading up to your wedding instead of stalking the weather channel!

Catherine & Christopher - Dress by Ivy & Aster from Lovely NY - Photography by Fabrice Tranzer

Dress: Ivy & Aster from Lovely NY
Jewelry: We Dream in Colour
Photographer: Fabrice Tranzer
Venue: Bride’s family farm The Shops at Jones Farm, Cornwall, NY
Caterer: Pamela’s Traveling Feast
Rentals: Events Unlimited
Desserts: Grandma Phoebe’s Kitchen – The Shops at Jones Farm
Floral Arrangements: Talented family friend Della Melrose
Invitation & Menu Artwork: Bride’s mother artist Terri Clearwater

 

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Trunk Shows: Nicole Miller, Sarah Janks, and Carol Hannah

We have some incredible trunk shows making the rounds through the Lovely stores! With gorgeous gowns from Nicole Miller, Sarah Janks, and Carol Hannah, you don’t want to miss out on the exclusive new collections only in stores during these dates. Visit our website for more information and head here to make your appointment!

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An Inside Look at Lovely DC

The beautiful wedding blog Burnett’s Boards featured some gorgeous photos by Lissa Ryan from our Lovely DC shop and we just had to share them! If you are a bride in the DC area you can head to our website or email dc@lovelybride.com to set up your appointment.

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Shop Lovely: Midsummer Sale Rolls On!

Shop Lovely Midsummer Sale

The sale continues over at Shop Lovely and we have tons of great items up in the shop! Get 30% off, free shipping, and free returns on all items in the Midsummer Sale Collection until August 29th! Perfect for bridesmaid dresses, rehearsal dinner ensembles, or your go-to summer outfit so get to shoppin, ladies!

Shop Lovely Midsummer Sale

Shop Lovely Midsummer Sale

Shop Lovely Midsummer Sale

 

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Lovely 2014 Emmy Picks

This year the Emmy Awards had so many amazing fashion moments, from bright colors to jewel tones, slinky silhouettes to ballgowns. Here are a few of our absolute favorites!

Metallic was definitely having its moment! We are getting so much inspiration from these ladies and hoping that our designers do too!

Amy PoehlerOur favorite funny lady Amy Poehler brought some serious style in this fabulous Theia dress! (Hey brides, we carry Theia in our Lovely stores!!!)

Taylor SchillingTaylor Schilling rocks a beaded halter dress that feels very Gatsby-esque!

Hayden PanetierreHayden Panetierre was positively glowing in her plunging cap-sleeved gown.

Kiernan Shipka

Fourteen year old Kiernan Shipka is giving her fellow actresses a run for their money! This darling fashionista is certainly one to watch!

Another trend that totally gets our vote is red hot! We think brides should start hopping on this train!

Claire DanesClaire Danes has our heart…that lace! Those cutouts! The matching lips!

Sibil KekilliSibil Kekilli has the perfect boho elegance.

Uzo AdubaUzo Aduba goes for sleek and classic.

Sarah HylandSarah Hyland gives the crop top trend a go and we think it’s a total DO!

And one of our absolute faves Lauren Parsekian Paul looked ready to walk down the aisle instead of the red carpet! Plus she comes complete with groom by her side (her handsome hubby Aaron Paul!)

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