Category — Photo Shoots
This fun Brooklyn shoot has us dreaming of summer weddings on Coney Island! Bring on the cotton candy, the delicious candy treats, and of course the gorgeous dresses. Here is a great inspiration editorial using two dresses from our Lovely NYC shop designed by Kerry Ann Stokes and shot by The Melideos!
From Kerry Ann Stokes – “This shoot was inspired by a vintage, and wildly inspiring Brooklyn neighborhood, Coney Island, and it was brought to life by a variety of Brooklyn & New York City vendors.
The story began from a collection of photographs that I have of my grandparents in the 1940’s on the beach at Coney Island. They were young Brooklinites in love…and that was enough inspiration to begin telling a story. The mood of the shoot is light, dreamy, and whimsical for a present day (and REAL!) Brooklyn couple. Pinky pastels and cotton candy blues are accented with gold throughout the shoot. Being an accessories designer, I knew that I wanted the details to tell the story—this is where Coney Island shines through.”
From Kerry Ann Stokes – “When pulling inspiration from a vintage amusement park that had everything from freak shows to classic carousals, I wanted to maintain a kitschy and playful look to some beautiful elements. I think it’s great for people to see these quirky details in a lovely and delicate way. We added a gold cat-eye to the bride when she transitioned into her reception look. I incorporated nostalgic treats, like cotton candy, salt-water taffy, popcorn, and rock candy to nod to a good ole’ fashioned boardwalk date night full of sweets. The shoot took place at a Wine & Cheese Bar in Williamsburg full of vintage details that suited the shoot perfectly. I found paper mache animals and painted them gold, along with the cotton candy cones that I added some sparkle to.
The tables were decorated with circular confetti, which matched the pink and gold letterpress invitations and was combined gorgeously with the whimsical flowers. The bridesmaids wore matching 14k yellow gold elephant necklaces. The rings are gold + rose gold and custom engraved, one with the date and the other with names. The “His, Hers & Ours” decanter set uses a vintage inspired engraving and classic rocks glasses. The macaroon tower was decorated with abstract gold brush strokes across the tops. Vintage plates and glassware were collected from thrift shops around the neighborhood. The groom wore a handkerchief embroidered with the bride’s initials in his pocket. It’s so wonderful to see what all of these details created when combined!”
From Kerry Ann Stokes – “This shoot was an amazing project to pull together—mostly for working with so many crazily talented vendors. I feel like it embodies a Brooklyn spirit, and am so excited to share it with you. This inspiration shoot highlights a nostalgic real life present day couple. They are modern-day, bohemian and sentimental. The shoot values the locally created and handmade, along with a sense of community. It’s so important to know where different pieces of your wedding day come from, and to know that they come from a creative environment and are well made is a beautiful thing!”
Photography: The Melideos // Planning, Styling, Design, hair Accessories & Veil: Kerry Ann Stokes // Florist: Rosehip Social // Wedding Dresses: Leanne Marshall & Sarah Janks from Lovely Bride // Groom’s Attire: Bonobos // Bridesmaids Dresses: Alice & Olivia + Erin Fetherston // Jewelry + Liquor Decanter: Love & Victory // Invitations: Sesame Letter Press // Makeup: Ivey Haber // Hair: Nora Croft of Foxy Salon // Macaron Tower: Sugar Couture // Cotton Candy + Vintage Candies: Handsome Dan’s// Venue: Tuffet in NYC.
We were so excited to see one of our dresses featured in Weddings Unveiled! It’s such a beautiful publication and they always use the cream of the crop for their inspiration shoots…so of course we were thrilled to loan out one of our own Hayley Paige dresses from Lovely DC! Here’s what they had to say about the shoot:
“There’s so much gorgeousness in this wedding inspiration planned by Bella Notte and captured in stunning images by the talented Michelle Lindsay! Soft textures, romantic lighting and luxe details contrast beautifully with the cool industrial aesthetic of Dock 5 at Union Market in Washington, DC. Spectacular florals by Petal’s Edge Floral Design add dramatic focal points to the urban space, including a lush floral centerpiece garland and a dazzling bouquet. We love the selection of modern chairs, the whimsical polka dot china and the suspended picture frame floral installation. Don’t miss the bride’s sweet dress by Hayley Paige from Lovely Bride in Washington DC and the pretty cake by Julia Bozzolo’s Distinct Cakes. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for a list of the amazing vendors and creatives who worked together to produce this editorial. Enjoy!!”
Photography: Michelle Lindsay Photography | Event Planner: Bella Notte | Venue: Dock 5 at Union Market | Florals: Petal’s Edge Floral Design | Stationery and Calligraphy: Meant To Be Calligraphy | Cake: Julia Bozzolo’s Distinct Cakes | Tabletop Rentals: DC Rental | Furniture Rentals: AFR Event Furnishings | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Dress: Hayley Paige from Lovely Bride DC | Hair and Makeup: Alison Harper & Company
Spring is finally here, we can feel it all over! And what better way to celebrate than with this Peter Rabbit inspired editorial from the ladies of Falls Flowers! Borrowing a stunning Leanne Marshall gown from our Lovely Philly shop, they headed to a Monastery just outside of Philadelphia and the team set out to style a wedding scene inspired by the cypress tree landscape, the idea of lush vegetables and subtle nods towards the book. And Love Me Do Photography was there to capture it beautifully for us to see!
Dress: Leanne Marshall from Lovely Philly
Photography: Love Me Do Photography
Florals & Concept: Falls Flowers
Coordination, Paper Goods & Favors: Rabbit Rabbit Crew
Catering: Birchtree Catering
Furniture Rentals: Fox and Finch Vintage Rentals
Groom’s Wardrobe: Commonwealth Proper
Hair & Make-up: Mack Stylists
Rabbit Recue: Luv N Bunns
We love seeing our pretty dresses all dolled up for styled shoots. And this beauty lookbook for hair and makeup artist Aleksandra Ambrozy is just breathtaking! Using three gowns and plenty of gorgeous accessories from Lovely Philly, these images from Love Me Do Photography are too pretty to keep to ourselves!
Look 1: Kensington by Carol Hannah, Hair Piece by Twigs & Honey, Necklace by Untamed Petals
Look 2: Chambord by Carol Hannah, Earrings and Necklace by Ti Adoro
Look 3: Giselle by Anna Campbell, Earrings by Ti Adoro, Hair Piece by Untamed Petals
Hair and Makeup: Aleksandra Ambrozy
Photos: Love Me Do Photography
We love love love Ivy & Aster…always have, always will. These girls have been with us from the beginning and we always look forward to the new collections and getting the latest looks into Lovely. And it seems like the feeling is mutual, because they named a gown after each of our stores! The Philly gown is timeless and elegant, with beautiful lace and a stunning train, and check out that back! We just had to put together a Philadelphia-themed shoot to show off this beauty!
planning + design: confetti & co.
florist: kate farley
furniture & rentals: maggpie
gown, veil, and fur jacket: lovely
photo: love me do photography
hair & make-up: sweet pea beauty
cake: cake life bakeshop
stationary: claire hudson