Posts from — January 2011

Real Wedding – Blushing in Bryant Park

This sunny New York City wedding is just what the doctor ordered to cure our winter blues! Sarah and Glenn wed on a gorgeous day in historic and stunning Bryant Park in front of their closest friends and family.  We are so happy that Sarah chose to contribute a little piece of Lovely – her pretty LoBoheme hair accessory and Lovely veil – to the occasion!

Lovely: Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look

Sarah: My wedding dress was unabashedly feminine with incredible movement, which completely inspired my look.  The keyhole back provided that extra “wow” factor and a heightened sense of romance, which fit in perfectly with our wedding location.

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

Sarah: I did not have a wedding planner, so I worked closely with our vendors to ensure that they understood our vision, but also relied on their creativity and expertise to execute.  We wanted to create a very warm, intimate and unique atmosphere, so we spent a lot of time on those small details, such as working with our floral designers to create a unique hanging rose altar for the ceremony, serving our “signature drink” at the cocktail hour, and serving cupcakes instead of the traditional wedding cake.

Lovely: What was the most memorable moment?

Sarah: Walking down the aisle with my father by my side and my husband standing at the end was my most memorable moment. It was a moment of pure joy and happiness.

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

Sarah: Wedding planning can be intimidating, but if you stay true to your vision and plan ahead, things truly fall into place and you can have a lot of fun in the process.  Also, network with other brides to determine which vendor’s style will best suit your vision.  I was able to identify all of my vendors through referrals and it truly paid off!

DRESS: Modern Trousseau

VEIL & FEATHER: Lo Boheme and Lovely, purchased at Lovely

SHOES: Jimmy Choo

PHOTOGRAPHER: Cappy Hotchkiss

FLORIST: Celedon & Celery Events


HAIR: Jeff Chastain, The Jeff Chastain Parlor

MAKEUP: Jessie Riley

LOCATION: Bryant Park Grill, New York, NY


CUPCAKES/CAKE: Goodie Box Bake Shop

OFFICIANT:  Carissa Templeton

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One Great Dress – In Black and White

Sometimes our weekly choice for best dress is just as clear as black and white.  This stunning bride wore her gorgeous Wayne Cooper dress with black tulle underlay to a T and she has got to be of the most stylish ladies we’ve ever seen walk down an aisle.  Can you even get over how she rocked that drop dead gorgeous veil?  Beautiful.

Photos by Leo Farrell Photography, featured on Polka Dot Bride

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Something New for Something Blue

We love the idea of incorporating non-traditional elements as your ‘something blue’ and found these unexpected bits of blue to carry subtle yet sweet reminders of the tradition.

Cake topper, purse, macaroons, shoes, earrings.

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Honeymoon Must-Have: Vintage Suitcases

Whether you’re headed for sun-soaked sands or you’re taking advantage of those lovely off-peak European getaway deals for your honeymoon, one of these beautiful little vintage cases is sure to be a worthy companion. Every bride should treat herself to some lovely luggage for after the big day: pack one with those coveted boudoir pieces you’ve been dying to slip into and make a well-loved train case your traveling vanity!

1, 2: Two Ring Circus, Funky Quail Vintage

3, 4: Hand and Table, The Vintage Tree House

5, 6: Tessie May, Urban Farm Girl & Co.

7, 8: Bright Wall, Beteabon

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Lovely Featured in Brides Magazine!!!

This is like sooo very major for us.  Like huge…major-saurus-rex big.  Brides Local edition magazine (all 16 markets listed here) is featuring a multi-page story shot by Elizabeth Messina in our little ole’ Lovely shop.  How excited are we?  So excited that we couldn’t wait until the New York edition comes out 2/22 and we just bought ourselves a New Jersey.  Can we gush on how amazing and fun Julie Raimondi, the Editor in Chief of Brides Local, was to hang out with all day?  If only we can make a play date like that once a month.  The crew, Elizabeth and Lovely were all just a match made in heaven, as evidenced below by the magic made that day.

Added bonus?  All of these gowns are just waiting for you at Lovely.  And if you read the blog post above, you’ll find that all of the amazing Ivy & Aster dresses shown will be 10% off during our February Trunk Show.

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