Pretty dresses everywhere! Our favorite designers are sending their gowns to a trunk show near you so don’t forget to make your appointment to come in and find the perfect thing to wear to your wedding. The best part is you get 10% off if you buy a featured designer’s dress during a trunk show so don’t miss out on all the fun!
Join us for our first ever Rue de Seine exclusive weekend October 3rd-5th at Lovely LA! The bohemian beauty that is Rue de Seine bridal will be what this whole weekend is about. In addition to the gorgeous dresses and delicious treats, the lovely designer will be on hand to help you customize your look and find “the one”! The trunk show discount can’t hurt either! Please make a note when you book your appointment that you are coming in specifically to see Rue de Seine and we will make sure you are properly prioritized. You can also call us to book an appointment 310.659.2050. We can’t wait to see you there!
Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look.
When we first started planning our wedding I had no idea what I wanted! After a couple of dress ideas and numerous fittings I felt hopeless! I wanted to find something that I was so comfortable in I could have fun with my husband and guests at our wedding, something I could throw my hands up in the air and dance without being afraid my dress would fall down or I would have to pull or tug on it to keep it up. So when my sister and I went to Lovely in New York and spotted the Lewisia gown by Elizabeth Dye I immediately fell in love! After I tried it on we both just looked at one another and that was my dress!! The simple flowy cut and beautiful lace bodice fit so well that the rest just came together easily. My headpiece took weeks to stitch, but I was determined and the results were so beautiful!! I wanted to add some glamour to the bohemian look and strangely ended up with an elegant fairy tale. My bridesmaids all wore simple white picnic dresses and we dressed them up with some sparkly hairbands. We all decided to wear flats so we could dance the night away, fortunately four days before the wedding I finally found a pair that I loved!
What were the most important details to pulling off your dream wedding?
My husband and I agreed early on that one of the most important details would be to have fun! We wanted everyone to share our happiness and remember the day as one filled with laughter. Also for ourselves, we wanted a relaxed romantic atmosphere and so very important was the venue. When we walked into Vivere we immediately knew this was it! It was so beautiful with a green meadow, a large pond and the deck that our ceremony was held on was beneath a canopy of lush trees! We even ended up signing out marriage papers on a tree trunk. The wine (of course) was also important to Sean and so he chose a South African vineyard La Motte, and we had Magnum bottles of their Millennium Red on every table. My husband is a great photographer so I really wanted to bring something into our wedding that would show his awesome talent, we ended up using his photographs from our travels around the world as placemats!
What was the most memorable moment?
My most memorable moment was seeing my husband when I walked down the aisle! His smile was huge and I felt so incredibly lucky! Another funny moment was when all of a sudden we had over nine people making speeches! Even our beautiful flower girl wanted to speech! She got a bit shy and only ended up with a very cute “lets get the party started”! Having my Father walk me down the aisle and give me away was also such a memorable moment.
Sean’s most memorable moment was our guest group photo with red heart balloons. It’s definitely going up on the wall! Another for him was the cigar lounge with whiskey, cognac and Cuban cigars. We had cute matchboxes made that said ‘the Perfect Match’, corny but we loved the idea so much we couldn’t resist!
If you could give future brides any advice, what would it be?
I would definitely involve the groom as much as you can! Decide what aspects of the wedding means the most to him and let him make major decisions. Sean is a foodie so it was important for him what we ate. He chose the caterers and selected the menu. It was great to realize how much we wanted the same things! Also we sat with our guests instead of having a bridal or main table, although its rather unconventional for some, its become really popular and makes for so much more fun when your actually sitting with everyone! Also I learned the hard way that too much ‘googling’ makes for one indecisive bride!!! My advice would be that once you and your hubby have decided what you want, stick with it! There are millions of amazing wedding ideas all over but go with your gut! Let what you think is beautiful guide your planning and not what is modern at this moment. And don’t regret a single thing! We as woman are programmed to think that we should have done this or that, but in the end the real event is you and your husband tying the knot!!
Dress: Elizabeth Dye from Lovely NYC
Veil: Erica Koesler
Jewelry: Tiffany & Co.
Hairpiece: Handmade by the bride
Photographer: Alexander Smith Photography
Venue: Vivere Country House
Band: The Oh So Serious
Make up & Hair: Terri Cole
Flowers: Ultimate Flowers
Anna Campbell just released images from her new “Forever Entwined” Collection and we are so excited to announce that these gowns will be making their way to a Lovely trunk show near you! Head to www.lovelybride.com to make your appointments to see these beautiful dresses in person! Here are just some of our favorite styles, we can’t choose just one!
Los Angeles: September 5-7
San Francisco: September 12-14
New York: October 3-5
If you want to be next month’s Social Media Sweetie, make sure you tag us on Instagram @lovelybride to show off your photos from your visits to our Lovely stores, your Shop Lovely purchases, or images from your wedding wearing a gown from us! We love to see how you styled your Lovely looks so keep posting those photos!