Posts from — August 2012
We are just over a week away from the Fizz & Frills event, the most fabulous wedding marketplace on the planet! Come meet our Lovely team as we show off our favorite gowns from the shop and show you how to accessorize your bridal look from head to toe! Get your tickets here, and follow the facebook event page to get updates and see what other awesome vendors will be joining us! You don’t want to miss it!
-Underwater trash the dress photo shoot!
-Early morning engagement shoot in a golden barley field
-A gorgeous Tuscan wedding with a bride in our favorite Delphine Manivet dress (yes, it’s available at Lovely LA!)
-Probably the coolest venue ever…a chic elegant wedding at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History
-Throw your bestie bride a fashion swap bachelorette party!
-Super sweet Paris elopement, and the bride is in a fabulous Claire La Faye dress (available at Lovely NYC!)
-DIY gold polkadot vase tutorial…great idea to sweeten up your centerpieces
-Country casual wedding on a farm in Riverside…check out the mismatched blue bridesmaid dresses!
-We are gaga for Gatsby wedding inspiration, and this wedding shows you the right way to style your wedding a la Daisy Buchanan
-Great ideas for your signature cocktail menu
-Did you guys see Alice Temperley on Project Runway this week? HER DRESS!!! I WANT!
Your wedding dress was gorgeous, the ceremony went off without a hitch, and now you are ready to party! Keep the white and get your shortie on! Sarah Seven’s “Lace Confections” dress is the perfect reception dress with still having traditional elements of style for a bridal gown. But now you get to have a little fun and dress up with layered necklaces, sparkly ballet flats for your footsies, and pull that hair up with still looking very stylish indeed! “Lace Confections” is absolutely One Great Dress and available to try on for one more weekend at Lovely LA til September 2nd! Meet Sarah herself Sept. 1st & 2nd! Make your appointment lovelies, this little lady is a must!
When Susanna came into Lovely a few months ago, she wanted something romantic and ethereal, light and easy. When she tried on Practically Perfect by Sarah Seven she was sold, and walked right out with it that day! We got the scoop on the inspiration for her midsummer’s eve winery soiree.
Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look.
The inspiration came from Swedish Midsummer and French country side picnic: had to be outside, summer, simple, elegant, woodsy, and of course LOTS and LOTS of flowers! Flowers you could have picked up yourself on a field, in your garden, especially LAVENDER… YOUTHFULNESS (a key word) French picnic romance (red and white stripes napkins, patchwork runners and blankets) Rustic, travel theme. Vintage maps and globes, exposed rustic wood. The over-sized vintage, hand-made, dotted veil was so much fun to play around with, especially during photography! Also, I knew I wanted an off-white, untraditional, youthful dress that would compliment my body type and that I could actually move freely in.
What were the most important details to pulling off your dream wedding?
The simple flower crown. Lots of wildflowers for decoration. French picnic look. The Orchids at the altar. Rustic wood, mismatched chairs and plates. Family style dinner. The Swedish Princess Cake. The dress and dotted veil. The menu, hand drawn by my mother. Our girl dachshund puppy’s bow tie.
What was the most memorable moment?
Having two of my best childhood friends from Sweden travel from the other side of Earth to be my Bridesmaids. That they flew all the way across the world to spend one of the most important days of my life with me. Having the two of them and the groom’s sister help me get ready just before the ceremony was so fun. We completely forgot about the time.
If you could give future brides any advice, what would it be?
Make it small and personal; about your closest friends and family. Keep the guest list to about 65 people. Remember, you want people there who truly want to see you get married and not simply eat free food and get drunk. If your friends and family can do any of the styling, preparing the day of – let them. Loved hiring one of my friends as my photographer and my sister-in-law as my stylist. And, don’t have many bridesmaids, pick two or three and spend as much time with them before the wedding as possible, let them pamper you and guide you, don’t be afraid to delegate tasks. Never would have felt so calm and happy without them by my side. During lunch, the day of, the couple next to us wondered what three Swedish ladies were doing in Central California. We told them I was getting married in a few hours and they just started at us in surprise, “I’ve never seen a calmer bride in my life,” the older gentleman said.
VEIL: SIBO Designs by Sheila Bobeldijk
SHOES: Call It Spring
LACE LEGGINGS: Urban Outfitters
PUPPY BOW TIE: Shop KCQ on Etsy
PHOTOGRAPHER: Nolwen Cifuentes at Between Lenses and Roses
FLORIST: Denise Benda at Flowers by Denise
WEDDING PLANNER: Nonpareil Event Planning & Design (Alexis Ring & Brook Holton Sheahan)
HAIRSTYLIST: Carrine Zachary at Salon De Ville
LOCATION: Lago Giuseppe Winery, Templeton CA
CATERING: Morgan Aanerud at La Donna Dolce Catering
While searching for some wedding invitation inspiration, I stumbled upon Miss Wyolene’s Etsy shop whose invitations are pretty awesome. I love their use of graphics and bright accents. If you’re looking for handmade, custom invitations than Miss Wyolene might be the shop for you.
This cake one is so adorable and would be perfect as a card for a couple on their wedding day.
This one happens to be my favroite because