Posts from — August 2011

POP it like it’s hot!

In a the wedding world of white, sometimes a pop of color can feel OH so refreshing!

Fill these lolly bags with confetti for tossing or treats for tossing back! (Image via Poppies for Grace)

Get your groom in gear with some punchy shoes…have your toesies match! (Image by 2 Brides via Ruffled)

Use bright tea tins as centerpieces and fill them with flowers bursting with hues! (Image via Martha Stewart Weddings)

This polka-dot cake is so sleek and modern…and I’ll bet it’s so delicious! (Image via Martha Stewart Weddings)

Bring in the sunshine with a fun napkin…placed on a crisp white linen tablecloth, these napkins really stand out! (Image by Raquel Sergio Photography via Style Me Pretty)

While you’re all decked out in white, show off your pout with a bright pink lipstick…the updated version of the classic red. (Image by Don Ashby for Valentino via

Bridesmaids in jewel tones really take our breath away! (Image by Jake McBride via Style Me Pretty)

We love the way this bride brought in a bright coat to keep her warm, and it matches her darling’s adorable boutonniere!(Image by Maharaj Photography via The Bride’s Cafe)

An oversized bloom on your shoulder? Yes please! (Image via

End your party with a smash…a piñata filled with colorful candy and confetti will really take the cake!
(Image via Grey Likes Weddings)

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Bridal Stylist: The Elements

In the past week, we here on the East Coast have experienced a slew of natural happenings–earthquakes and hurricanes. Eek! If there is anything we learned though, it’s that you cannot mess with Mother Nature! So why not pay homage to mother earth’s power by incorporating the four elements into your wedding?

Wear a terracotta necklace around your neck and opt for a fluffy cotton bouquet! Or perhaps place a crown of leaves around your locks and fasten a succulent boutineer onto your man. (Top left and clockwise: LAccentNou, Jen Lynne Photography, Styfull, Emily Blake Photography via Wedding Chicks)

Bring on the heat by paring your white dress with smoking hot heels and fire red lips. Add a touch of romance with twinkling candles and flowers that resemble the color of flames. (Top left and clockwise: Unknown Photographer via Pinterest, Unknown, Design*Sponge, Jennifer Dery Photography via Save on Crafts)

Splash into an ombre cake the color of the sea and accessorize with a ring made of sea glass. Have your bridesmaids wear seafoam green dresses and decorate your place cards with some sea shells you found on your most recent trip to the beach. (Top left and clockwise: The Cake Blog, Free People, Martha Stewart, Unknown Photographer via We Heart It)

Add some fun to your decor with gigantic colorful balloons or perhaps fly away on a romantic hot air balloon ride. Let your hair blow in the wind and add some color to your wedding with some bright party flags. (Top left and clockwise: Erin Ever After, Green Wedding Shoes, Mel!nka Photgraphy, Oh Joy!)

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Meet the Bloggers – Elizabeth Jaime

We are so excited to intro a new blogger for Lovely….mostly because she’s an old dear FOL (friend of Lovely) who interned with us at the very beginning of our existence.  Who more perfect to talk about Lovely style than a gal who was part of making it all happen!  Meet Eli:

What do you love most about wedding planning:

EJ:  I love the fact that you start out with this “perfect vision” of how your wedding day is suppose to be. However, as the planning progresses (and after hours of research!) you learn about, let’s say, a new species of flowers that would go perfect with your decor. Or that specific shade of pink that you never knew existed. All these new elements, mixed with the elements of your “perfect vision” are put together to create a beautiful wedding day.

What is one tip you would give brides-to-be?

EJ:  Be original. Don’t be afraid to stray away from trends and traditions (if you want!) and make the wedding day about you and your guy. Trends will come and go but, if you stay true to your style, you’ll always look back at your big day with a smile. (That rhymes!)

What is your favorite new wedding trend?

EJ:  Definitely mismatched bridesmaids dresses! I love the way each dress is perfectly suited for each bridesmaid. as well as the originality and spontaneity it presents. As long as there is some sort of underlying theme, I think it works great.  Plus, who said everything has to match?


Isn’t she just the cutest girl you ever did saw?  Just you wait til 9am…the girl has skills!


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Real Wedding- Pretty In Pink

Blush. There is not a more feminine, romantic color out there, and we are swooning and crooning over Alexis and Jesse’s pink-infused wedding. From the bridesmaid dresses, to the floral arrangements, to the accessories, this bride nailed this ultra-sweet style in her Watters ‘Sonara’ gown, that she purchased at Lovely! Immaculately photographed by Elisabeth Millay, this sunny country wedding will have you wanting to hold on to summer for just a tad longer.

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

Alexis: I wanted an overall look that would complement the historic house and gardens where we were getting married.  When I saw my dress at Lovely, I wasn’t sure if I even liked it, but Cassandra convinced me to try it on.  As soon as I did, I knew it was perfect.  I particularly loved the floral and lace details on the dress – it was so romantic, but still provided a modern fit.

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

Alexis: The venue was the most important choice for us.  Our wedding was held at a historic bed and breakfast on a 300-acre farm with several gardens.  Once we chose the venue, the details just fell into place, because there was a specific look that we could build upon.  We placed a lot of emphasis on the flowers and vintage elements, such as custom signs and homemade jam favors to create an elegant “country” feel.

Lovely: What was the most memorable moment?

Alexis: I can’t say there was one specific moment, because the best part of our wedding was that we were able to spend three full days at the bed and breakfast.  We were fortunate that the sheer length of the wedding allowed us to spend so much quality time with family and friends from all over the country, creating countless smaller memorable moments.

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

Alexis: Make sure to hire vendors that you have confidence in and are comfortable with.  Then, just trust that they will take care of everything, so you can relax and enjoy! Jesse and I couldn’t have had more fun at our wedding, which was due in large part to the fact that we spent the entire time talking, laughing and dancing, instead of trying to manage the day.

DRESS DESIGNER: Watters “Sonara” (purchased at Lovely!)

ACCESSORY DESIGNERS: Shoes: Badgley and Mischka; Veil: Erica Koesler

PHOTOGRAPHER: Elisabeth Millay

FLORIST: Dahlia Floral Concepts

ANYONE ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO CREDIT: Venue: The Inn at Fernbrook Farms

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One Great Dress- Give It A Whirl

This week’s great dress appealed to our inner architect. We love the modern twist on the always feminine ruffle.

Photographed by Benoit Photography, as seen on Style Me Pretty.

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