Posts from — August 2011

Pics from our Sweet Party

As promised, our Tara Keely trunk show was a total sugarrush! The dresses were good enough to eat, but we devoured the Kreated by Kristan cake pops instead.

Check out all of the brides oohing and ahhing over the dresses and mesmerized by an appearance by the actual designer, Lazaro. Lanie and Cassandra made sure to hop in a picture with Lazaro, along with our awesome sales rep, Carrie.

And then back to the cake pops….they were too good to not have a couple! And we ended the night with our signature “L” for Lovely shot.

Sweet Little Photographs did an awesome job capturing the night, and the sugar on top was this cute video they put together. Check it out here!

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Birds of a Feather

A great way to tie your whole wedding together is by threading through a common theme…a pattern, a color, a quote, an item. In this post we were super inspired by feathers…dreamy, ethereal feathers! The great thing is that they come in so many shapes, sizes, and colors, that you can really include them in almost every aspect without going overboard. Here are a few ways to incorporate this fun element into your wedding.

Set the tone from the get-go by displaying feathers on your save the dates and invites (image via Dea + Bean)

Don your head with a glamorous headband with feathers, pearls, and lace…so stunning! (image via Twigs & Honey)

Don your feet with these soft romantic slippers, make them your something blue! (image via Jessica Claire)

Use your boutonnières to showcase feathers in your wedding colors, along with some seasonal pods and flowers…or just to have your groom match your shoes 😉  (image via Pomp & Plumage)

This paper garland is lit by cantina lights to give it a soft glow, it really makes a stunning setting for the ceremony (image via Steep Street on Green Wedding Shoes)

Get creative with your bridesmaid’s gifts. Give them a beautiful piece of jewelry that incorporates your feather theme (image via Delezhen Charmed)

Use sleek straight feathers instead of flowers in vases as your centerpieces. These particular guinea fowl feathers are so striking and dynamic, but you can also use fluffy ostrich feathers or large peacock feathers to go for a different look. (image via The Nichols Photography on 100 Layer Cake)

Don’t forget your dress! A fun, flirty dress that wows the crowd as you walk down the aisle (image via Jamie Beck for Ivy & Aster)

Feathers are a perfect way to create a timeless bouquet that you can use as a keepsake. I am obsessing over this lush bouquet made from albino peacock and ostrich feathers…it inspired the whole post! (image via Canvas & Canopy)

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New Designer Trunk Show – Magdalena Gmyr

We are so excited to have discovered a master of modern bridal architecture in Magdalena Gmyr.  The gowns are not only intricate and beautiful, but surely have a slimming effect with their pleats folds and interesting line work.  Join us September 23-25 to see them in person!

Here are some more of our favs!

Title: Magdalena Gmyr
Location: Lovely
Book Now: Click here
Description: We are so honored to introduce a new designer, Magdalena Gmyr to Lovely! Come see her classic architectural beauties this September. We can already see you dancing the night away in a museum in one her their artistic beauties. 10% off during the Trunk Show only!
Start Date: 2011-09-23
End Date: 2011-09-25

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Real Wedding- Beneath the Birch

There is nothing sweeter than the feeling of nostalgia when returning to a familiar place. For Ana and Doug, their romantically effortless nuptials would create yet another sense of home to the mountains of New Hampshire. This couple oozes style, and Ana could not have been more perfect in her Alix and Kelly gown that she found at Lovely. Brilliantly captured by Meg Hamilton of Rodeo and Co Photography, this wedding proves that the au natural scenery is oh-so charming.

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

Ana: I came into Lovely with not much of an idea about what I wanted except that I knew I didn’t want anything too “big” or too “poufy”. I do always tend to like a little bit of a Bohemian/Vintage style. I brought my two good friends, tried on a bunch of dresses, and the Alix & Kelly dress was the last dress I tried on. The second I put it on, my two friends instantly said “Yes, that’s it!”. It’s funny because they felt it before I did, but it did feel right. It fit the bill, and I felt so amazing in it. Especially when I got it fitted and put it on the day of my wedding. I knew I had picked the right dress.

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

Ana: It was amazing how much help we got from our friends and family. We couldn’t have done it without them. The most important detail to me was the place we got married, which is the Rocks Estate in Bethlehem, NH. I had gone there as a little girl, and always felt that I wanted to get married there one day.

Lovely: What was the most memorable moment?

Ana: The speeches. We didn’t plan on anyone giving a speech. We weren’t too organized with that part, so we just decided we would wing it. My mom spoke first, then my best friend since the time we were two (which was such a surprise), then my Dad, and then they just kept coming…It was such an incredible moment for us, so many surprise speeches, all so amazing and special in their own way.

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

Ana: Let everything just flow the way it’s going to flow. There is really no control over the day, and it’s better just to relax and enjoy and let it come to you the way it’s going to come. What will be will be.

DRESS DESIGNER: Alix and Kelly “Penelope” (Purchased at Lovely!)

ACCESSORY DESIGNERS: Hair flower: Nordstrom, Veil: Etsy designer Veiled Beauty.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Meg Hamilton of Rodeo & Co Photography

FLORIST: Emily Herzig Alberini of EH Floral

WEDDING PLANNER: Myself! (Go Ana!)

ANYONE ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO CREDIT: Mom & Dad (Beth Simon & Bruce Koehler) for making the amazing beeswax guest gifts, Huppah and all the birch table decorations. Cathy Burke & Maria Emmighausen (family friends) for doing the homemade floral arrangements, and the lovely and talented Rebecca Pronsky and Rich Bennett for making sweet, sweet music for us!


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One Great Dress- Marie Antoinette

This week we bring you an immaculate powder blue dress that is simply other worldly. From the dress, to the veil, to the lace cover up, this bride was divine.

Photography by Samm Blake, on Once Wed.


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