Category — Color Story
It’s safe to say that Joanna and Jeff know their way around planning an unforgettable wedding. Held at the John James Audobon Center in Pennsylvania, their rustic union celebrated their love of nature, family, friends, and good times! The added perks were overwhelming- gorgeous flowers, a rickshaw to ride away on, twinkle lights, moscow mules..
Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look.
I didn’t really have too many specifics when I started looking for THE dress except that I knew I didn’t want strapless. I was open to trying on anything and the moment I stepped in to Lovely I immediately saw a rack on the wall full of a handful of dresses that looked exactly like what I had imagined.. lacey, vintage, femme (Leanne Marshall Trunk show!). As soon as I tried on the “Samantha,” I knew it was the one! It captured everything I wanted in a dress, and even though it was strapless, it came with lace pieces that you could sew on for straps and a different look. I was completely in love with everything about my dress, it was so me.
What were the most important details to pulling off your dream wedding?
For me, it was the venue and overall vibe. We just wanted it to feel comfortable and quaint so that everyone would have a great time. We had visited a handful of places before Audbon and when we got there it just felt perfect and had the outdoor elements that I was looking for, along with rustic charm. The flowers were also really important me. I love beautiful, vibrant flowers..they just make people happy.
Hmm..that is a tough one.. I tried to pause and capture moments but the entire day was so amazing and was everything I could have ever asked for.
If you could give future brides any advice, what would it be?
Just be calm and relax. It makes everything more enjoyable.
DRESS DESIGNER: Leanne Marshall/ ACCESSORY DESIGNERS: BHLD/ PHOTOGRAPHER: Love Me Do/ FLORIST: Cherry Hill Flower Barn/ WEDDING PLANNER: Me/ ANYONE ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO CREDIT: My mother, father, and sister for helping me pull together all the last minute details
The very end of July.. it’s about the time of year that I get antsy and start to pine for Fall fashions. Although the end of summer sales are still going on in the shops, you know that brand-spanking-new fall merchandise is coming soon!
One of the Fall trends that has caught my eye is the smoking slipper. With origins as a men’s lounge shoe in Edwardian England, this shoe has made a comeback, and is still going strong. Its low yet sophisticated heel is perfect for long work days, and weekend walks alike.
Style with a smart shirtdress and nerd glasses, or skinny jeans and a printed blouse. More cute flats can be found here!
1. White shoe
2. Blue shoe
3. Pink shoe
4. Spotted shoe
5. Black shoe
Every spring my husband and I clean out our entire house and get rid of things we absolutely do not need. While the task is somewhat daunting, I actually get excited because in my mind, that means that there will now be room for…new things! So it’s only natural that I’ve been compiling a mini wish list. This time around, I’m inspired by muted neon colors and, as always…gold!
1. Colorful bangles from Petit Co. // 2. Cute little fox mask from Darling Foxy. //3. Watercolored tea towel from Michelle Smith. // 4. Gold glittered cat eye glasses from ASOS. // 5. Gold striped iPhone case from Rifle Paper & Co. // 6. Tan and coral giant clutch from Madly Yours Shop. // 7. Woven sneakers from Superga.
Oh Blair, where do we begin?! “Blair” by Anne Barge has graced us with her presence in the Lovely LA store this weekend for a trunk show, and I am more than happy to show her off. Styled with this season’s sweet color of an orangy blush, Blair is elegant, sweet, pure, and effervescent. In other words, Blair knocks our socks off as this week’s One Great Dress!
Have you heard Oxblood is the color of the season? Well, this is according to many of the fashion blogs I read. Nonetheless, I’ll take it! Oxblood is such a great, sultry color for fall. There’s nothing like wearing a comfy white tee, jeans and a bold dark red lip. What I considered my “lazy” look now seems to be right on trend! However, oxblood isn’t just for your casual days, here are a few ways to translate oxblood into the bridal world. Some may think oxblood is too harsh for bridal but when done right, this color can leave a subtle impression. (Global Street Snap)
I already mentioned oxblood lips as a great option for a pepping up a casual look but this lip color would also look fabulous with an ivory colored dress. It would be a great option for those wishing to channel a 1920′s look and feel. (China Vogue)
Oxblood nails. Enough said. (Jaques Loves)
When looking for oxblood colored flowers, just ask to see dark red flowers. Sift through your choices and pick the most subdued of reds and you’ll be as close to oxblood red as you can be. (Viedka)