Posts from — December 2011
The Lovelies were anxiously awaiting Christy and Colin’s wedding photos after she walked away with one of our favorite dresses in the store, and let’s just say, we were not disappointed! The couple flawlessly pulled off a vintage, bohemian, funky event incorporating color, print, and texture to everything from the day of attire to the cake topper. Christy is a prime example of how to pull off two totally different looks between ceremony and reception as well! Get ready to be whisked away!
Lovely: Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look.
Christy: When I started looking for dresses I knew I wanted something timeless, unique and bohemian. The second I saw Delphine Manivet’s designs I knew that I had to wear one of her dresses. They were the perfect blend of everything I was looking for. I went to the trunk show and fell in love with two dresses a short 60’s style dress and the Alexandre. The mini felt like something I’d wear everyday, while the Alexandre made me feel like a goddess. I decided to go with the Alexandre because it felt more special and I thought it would go with my great grandmothers veil. I was lucky enough that Lovely was also selling Sarah Seven samples so I was able to get a short dress to change into for the reception so I could dance the night away.
Lovely: What were the most important details to pulling off your dream wedding?
Christy: Apple barn farm was one of the first places we visited and as soon as we pulled up I knew it was where we’d get married. It had everything we were looking for; beautiful scenery and rustic nature while still being chic.
Since I’m a visual artist I had a bunch of visual elements I wanted to include. Polaroids, letterpress letters, hand drawn elements and monkeys (my affectionate nickname for Colin) all had to be incorporated. I tried to think about the wedding like an exhibition that I was putting together. Luckily I had the help of so many of our talented friends who where willing to help make our dream wedding happen. Having close friends who are also professional photographers was a godsend. I couldn’t imagine being so relaxed around a stranger and everyone told me how at ease they felt with Jill. We were also lucky to have found Erik Kraff at popshop DJs, he kept everyone on the dance floor all night long.
Lovely: What was the most memorable moment?
Christy: Well, there are countless, but one that stands out is when it was getting to the end of the night, and we were brought from the back of the barn into the front yard, where to our surprise everyone had lit up sparklers and were dancing around in celebration. It was amazing to see such a spontaneous celebration.
Lovely: If you could give future brides any advice, what would it be?
Christy: Relax and enjoy every moment of the day. It all happens so fast you want to cherish it. Trust your vendors. We spent so much time planning things before the wedding but as soon as we got to Hudson we tried to relax as much as possible and let everything take its course. We figured that they are the experts and we should let them do what they do best. We had absolute faith in everyone we chose to work with and a hands-off approach paid off.
I was lucky to have a friend confiscate my phone on the day of the wedding so she could intercept any and all calls. I was able to enjoy the whole day and not fret or worry, even when it poured down rain all morning. I figured whatever was going to happen would happen. I think that this really translated into how much fun our guests had.
I would also recommend spending a few days where you’re getting married. I was in Hudson from Wednesday to Monday and it was easily the best week of my life. Having five days with my favorite people from around the world is something I’ll treasure forever. Getting to see so many of our friends and family from various stages of our lives connect is truly a magical once in a lifetime event.
Bride’s shoes: Prada
Groom’s shoes: Duckie Brown
Groom’s suit: St. Laurie Tailors
Bridesmaid’s shoes: Asos
Veil and bracelet: Family heirlooms
Bride’s earrings: Erica Koesler
Hair flower: Tessa Kim
FLORIST: The Rosery
WEDDING Coordinator: Marybeth Boruta was our Jane of all trades at Apple barn farm
ANYONE ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO CREDIT:
Makeup Artist: Jessa Blades
Hair: Esther Ahn
DJ: Eric Kraff of popshopdj’s
Happy Holidays Lovelies! Photo by From Me To You.
Introducing Leanne Marshall! The newest addition to the Lovely Family!
An Art Deco Dame.
Ooh La La! A Mon Bijou Fete!
I’m dreaming of a White Christmas!
DIY of the week!
This wintry, grey Nicole Miller gown could not have been more fitting for this week’s One Great Dress. The bride styled herself perfectly, and even did her hair herself! Heed her advice, it’s important to stay true to your style on your wedding day!
Dress by Nicole Miller.
As seen on Green Wedding Shoes.
Lea Ann Belter has some new lace numbers that will take your breath away. We are so excited to be showing you the entire new collection along with some of the oldies but goodies. Any favorite dress you want us to have for the TS? Let us know and we’ll get it flown in special just for you!
Book now at lovelybride.com/appt
Last night was the first night of Hanukkah and Christmas is only four days away. That means that here at Lovely, we’re in full-force Holiday mode. And what better way to celebrate them some tinsel? Often regarded as a thing of the past (read: 70’s Christmas decor), tinsel is making a big comeback. Everywhere I look, it seems trendy stores are selling tinsel Christmas trees, streamers, and even tinsel-inspired clothing!
So, are you feeling the holiday sprit yet?!