We knew when we met Nancy at Lovely, that her wedding was going to be absolutely killer. Her radiant personality came through perfectly in her day with all of the cute little design details, and her electric sense of style was nailed in her bridal look. The Ivy and Aster Sweet Pea gown suited her perfectly, and all of the best moments of the day were brilliantly captured by Kristina Hill Photography. We are loving all of the pops of color, the sweet photo booth, the groom and groomsmen’s attire, and those amazing cake toppers!
Lovely: Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look.
Nancy: The dress was totally different than what I thought I wanted. When I saw it on the rack, my whole plan changed and I fell in love with it. I built the whole look around the dress. I went pretty simple with hair and makeup because the dress was so unique and special. I added a bright red, PVC shoe that was inspired by the red windows and doors at our venue.
Lovely: What were the most important details to pulling off your dream wedding?
Nancy: Oh my. There are so many. We didn’t hire a wedding planner, so I had to be impeccably organized in order to pull off the wedding I wanted. A lot of my friends thought I was being neurotic and over thinking things. Ultimately, I think this was really important because I had already thought out every detail so when the day came, I really sat back, relaxed and let it happen. We decided not to hire a D.J. and use an I-Pod instead. Planning playlists that not only suited our style but took into account the guests and what they would like to dance to was a crucial detail. My idea was to have a really fabulous party and it definitely was. The music was a big part of that.
Lovely: What was the most memorable moment?
Nancy: The ceremony was beautiful and memorable but for me, the most memorable part was the dancing. Everyone was showing off their best (and worst) dance moves and it was so amazing. My husband’s friends’ five year old was break dancing and people just went nuts. Also, my husband’s cousin getting stuck in the venue’s elevator was pretty memorable but not really in a good way.
Lovely: If you could give future brides any advice, what would it be?
Nancy: Know that unless you have unlimited funds, you are not going to have everything you always dreamed of. Make choices about what is most important to you and what to spend money on. If you don’t have a wedding planner, hire an all inclusive caterer that will take care of day of coordinating for you. Be meticulous and neurotic BEFORE the wedding. When the day comes, relax and let your friends and family help out.
DRESS: Ivy & Aster Sweet Pea (purchased at Lovely!)
ACCESSORY DESIGNERS: Karen Twohig, my mom
PHOTOGRAPHER: Kristina Hill
FLORIST: Karen Twohig, my mom
CATERING: Naturally Delicious Catering
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Makeup: Anni Bruno
Hair: Rachael Miller