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Real Wedding: Julia & Gustavo’s Wedding in Provence

Like visiting a beautiful memory, Julia and Gustavo’s wedding photos transport us to another place and time. Congratulations Lovers! Julia & Gustavo's Wedding in Provence - Dress by Sarah Janks from Lovely NYC - Photo by La Paire De Cerises

Julia & Gustavo's Wedding in Provence - Dress by Sarah Janks from Lovely NYC - Photo by La Paire De Cerises

Julia & Gustavo's Wedding in Provence - Dress by Sarah Janks from Lovely NYC - Photo by La Paire De Cerises

Julia & Gustavo's Wedding in Provence - Dress by Sarah Janks from Lovely NYC - Photo by La Paire De Cerises

Julia & Gustavo's Wedding in Provence - Dress by Sarah Janks from Lovely NYC - Photo by La Paire De Cerises

Julia & Gustavo's Wedding in Provence - Dress by Sarah Janks from Lovely NYC - Photo by La Paire De Cerises

Julia & Gustavo's Wedding in Provence - Dress by Sarah Janks from Lovely NYC - Photo by La Paire De Cerises

Julia & Gustavo's Wedding in Provence - Dress by Sarah Janks from Lovely NYC - Photo by La Paire De Cerises

Julia & Gustavo's Wedding in Provence - Dress by Sarah Janks from Lovely NYC - Photo by La Paire De Cerises

Julia & Gustavo's Wedding in Provence - Dress by Sarah Janks from Lovely NYC - Photo by La Paire De Cerises

Julia & Gustavo's Wedding in Provence - Dress by Sarah Janks from Lovely NYC - Photo by La Paire De Cerises

Julia & Gustavo's Wedding in Provence - Dress by Sarah Janks from Lovely NYC - Photo by La Paire De Cerises

Julia & Gustavo's Wedding in Provence - Dress by Sarah Janks from Lovely NYC - Photo by La Paire De Cerises

Dress: Sarah Janks from Lovely NYC | Photography: La Paire De Cerises | Event Planning: Weddings Of Excellence In Provence | Floral Design:Un Jardin En Ville | Catering: Brunet Frères | Hairdresser: Wedding Hair Provence | Make-up Artist: Ylva Langenskiold | Music Band: Selton From Milano | Private House In Provence: Bastide Albert Gleives

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Real Wedding: Blair & Steve

Blair & Steve - "Sienna" Gown by Katie May from Lovely Philadelphia - Photos by Ray Nunzi

Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look.

From the minute we got engaged, I had an incredible feeling of romance overcome me. Once we decided to have the wedding in a garden, I knew that was the look – I was looking for romantic yet chic with a hint of fanciness. I admit to trying on over 10 but under 20 dresses. Never did I image wearing a lace dress. Then I tried on the Sienna. And that was it. The smallest details captured the essence of romance. The scalloped lace trim along the back, the corded lace and the bustier created the perfect timeless look I wanted.

Blair & Steve - "Sienna" Gown by Katie May from Lovely Philadelphia - Photos by Ray Nunzi

Blair & Steve - "Sienna" Gown by Katie May from Lovely Philadelphia - Photos by Ray Nunzi

Blair & Steve - "Sienna" Gown by Katie May from Lovely Philadelphia - Photos by Ray Nunzi

Blair & Steve - "Sienna" Gown by Katie May from Lovely Philadelphia - Photos by Ray Nunzi

What were the most important details to pulling off your dream wedding?

We wanted our wedding to be our style. We had custom stationary, including a map of the arboretum included in the invitations to excite the guests. We wrote our vows, which made us laugh and cry. We hired a band that played locally in Philly near our first apartment. We had wines we love on the tables to share, there’s nothing better than sharing a bottle of wine among family and friends. We created a cigar lounge outside the reception tent with whiskey tastings for people to relax and take a breather after dinner.

Blair & Steve - "Sienna" Gown by Katie May from Lovely Philadelphia - Photos by Ray Nunzi

Blair & Steve - "Sienna" Gown by Katie May from Lovely Philadelphia - Photos by Ray Nunzi

What was the most memorable moment?

There are so many. Here’s one epic one. We were on our way over to the wedding. It had been beautiful all day up until that point. Sunny, cool and clear. Then it started; a downpour of rain. Everyone in the car became eerily silent. We were five minutes away from the outdoor garden ceremony, followed by outdoor cocktail hour and it was raining. All I could do was look straight ahead, I couldn’t even speak! We pulled into the gates of the entrance, and the sun started peeking out – the windshield wipers slowed down. As we drove up the long driveway, it stopped just like that. Like it was some mean joke for people who took the risk of having an outdoor wedding. It was a little set back to dry off seats, but it made for a cool looking sky! They say it’s good luck if it rains on your wedding day, but I think that they say that to calm down the bride living in that moment. Regardless, it made for a great story. 

Blair & Steve - "Sienna" Gown by Katie May from Lovely Philadelphia - Photos by Ray Nunzi

Blair & Steve - "Sienna" Gown by Katie May from Lovely Philadelphia - Photos by Ray Nunzi

If you could give future brides any advice, what would it be?

At the end of the day, it’s you and the person you are marrying. So, at one point in the night, take a step back, away from the guests and center of the room and just observe. Look at what all the planning and effort turned into: the most magical night of your life.

Blair & Steve - "Sienna" Gown by Katie May from Lovely Philadelphia - Photos by Ray Nunzi

Dress: Katie May “Sienna” Gown from Lovely Philadelphia

Photographer: Ray Nunzi

Venue: Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia PA

Florist: Leaves of Grass 

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Real Wedding: Victoria & Jonathan

Victoria & Jonathan's Wedding in Florence - Dress by Anna Campbell from Lovely NYC - Photo by Emm and Clau Photography

Victoria & Jonathan's Wedding in Florence - Dress by Anna Campbell from Lovely NYC - Photo by Emm and Clau Photography

Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look.

The dress was one of the first ones I tried on. It was so perfect and I fell in love. The style was so romantic and sweet. I was lucky enough to meet Anna Campbell at Lovely so she was able to tie the dress on me exactly the way it was meant to be. It could not have been more perfect.

Victoria & Jonathan's Wedding in Florence - Dress by Anna Campbell from Lovely NYC - Photo by Emm and Clau Photography

Victoria & Jonathan's Wedding in Florence - Dress by Anna Campbell from Lovely NYC - Photo by Emm and Clau Photography

Victoria & Jonathan's Wedding in Florence - Dress by Anna Campbell from Lovely NYC - Photo by Emm and Clau Photography

Victoria & Jonathan's Wedding in Florence - Dress by Anna Campbell from Lovely NYC - Photo by Emm and Clau Photography

What were the most important details to pulling off your dream wedding?

Trusting your vendors. They know the best flowers for that time of year or the best angles for photos so let them have fun with it. And for us, the most important thing was not getting too stressed. As a couple we were so relaxed so I think it really allowed us to have a wonderful time.

Victoria & Jonathan's Wedding in Florence - Dress by Anna Campbell from Lovely NYC - Photo by Emm and Clau Photography

Victoria & Jonathan's Wedding in Florence - Dress by Anna Campbell from Lovely NYC - Photo by Emm and Clau Photography

Victoria & Jonathan's Wedding in Florence - Dress by Anna Campbell from Lovely NYC - Photo by Emm and Clau Photography

Victoria & Jonathan's Wedding in Florence - Dress by Anna Campbell from Lovely NYC - Photo by Emm and Clau Photography

Victoria & Jonathan's Wedding in Florence - Dress by Anna Campbell from Lovely NYC - Photo by Emm and Clau Photography

Victoria & Jonathan's Wedding in Florence - Dress by Anna Campbell from Lovely NYC - Photo by Emm and Clau Photography

What was the most memorable moment?

The most memorable moment was Jonathan’s speech. It was so real, heartfelt and had such an impact on me and the other guests.

Victoria & Jonathan's Wedding in Florence - Dress by Anna Campbell from Lovely NYC - Photo by Emm and Clau Photography

Victoria & Jonathan's Wedding in Florence - Dress by Anna Campbell from Lovely NYC - Photo by Emm and Clau Photography

Victoria & Jonathan's Wedding in Florence - Dress by Anna Campbell from Lovely NYC - Photo by Emm and Clau Photography

Victoria & Jonathan's Wedding in Florence - Dress by Anna Campbell from Lovely NYC - Photo by Emm and Clau Photography

If you could give future brides any advice, what would it be?

Take planning one step at a  time and everything will get done. Its overwhelming to try to tackle all areas of a wedding at once. Most importantly, focus on your fiance and the fact that you two are becoming a family. Have fun with it and all you need is love.

Victoria & Jonathan's Wedding in Florence - Dress by Anna Campbell from Lovely NYC - Photo by Emm and Clau Photography

Victoria & Jonathan's Wedding in Florence - Dress by Anna Campbell from Lovely NYC - Photo by Emm and Clau Photography

Dress Designer: Anna Campbell from Lovely New York

Photographer: Emm and Clau Photography

Wedding Planner: Whitethings Wedding – Nadia and Maria Claudia

Venue: Castello Di Vincigliata

Jewelry: Adorn

Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

Groom’s Attire: Theory

Florist: La Rosa Canina Firenze

Music: DJ Kern Crosby

Catering and Cake: Rolands Catering

Accommodations: Florence With A View

Videographer: Dani Croitor

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Real Wedding: Jennifer & Gabriel

Jennifer & Gabriel's Punta Cana Wedding - Carina Corset and Amina Skirt by Watters from Lovely NYC - Photos by Huellas de Caribe

Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look.

I fell in love with this dress as soon as I got engaged, picked my venue and came back to get the dress. I went to go try it on, loved it right away and didn’t want to try on any dresses. I loved that it was light, SO comfortable and two pieces, with a lot of detail!!! Perfect for a beach setting!!

Jennifer & Gabriel's Punta Cana Wedding - Carina Corset and Amina Skirt by Watters from Lovely NYC - Photos by Huellas de Caribe

Jennifer & Gabriel's Punta Cana Wedding - Carina Corset and Amina Skirt by Watters from Lovely NYC - Photos by Huellas de Caribe

What were the most important details to pulling off your dream wedding?

Simple, light, classic and fun!

Jennifer & Gabriel's Punta Cana Wedding - Carina Corset and Amina Skirt by Watters from Lovely NYC - Photos by Huellas de Caribe

Jennifer & Gabriel's Punta Cana Wedding - Carina Corset and Amina Skirt by Watters from Lovely NYC - Photos by Huellas de Caribe

Jennifer & Gabriel's Punta Cana Wedding - Carina Corset and Amina Skirt by Watters from Lovely NYC - Photos by Huellas de Caribe

What was the most memorable moment?

Seeing my husbands face at the end of the aisle :)

Jennifer & Gabriel's Punta Cana Wedding - Carina Corset and Amina Skirt by Watters from Lovely NYC - Photos by Huellas de Caribe

Jennifer & Gabriel's Punta Cana Wedding - Carina Corset and Amina Skirt by Watters from Lovely NYC - Photos by Huellas de Caribe

If you could give future brides any advice, what would it be?

Don’t stress about the small things, nobody will notice except you. Celebrate every moment, even the small things!!

Jennifer & Gabriel's Punta Cana Wedding - Carina Corset and Amina Skirt by Watters from Lovely NYC - Photos by Huellas de Caribe

Jennifer & Gabriel's Punta Cana Wedding - Carina Corset and Amina Skirt by Watters from Lovely NYC - Photos by Huellas de Caribe

Dress: Carina Corset and Amina Skirt by Watters from Lovely NYC

Photographer: Huellas Del Caribe

Wedding Planner: Jacqueline at Hard Rock Punta Cana

Venue: Hard Rock Punta Cana

Florals: Sisay Floral Design

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Real Wedding: Meredith & Shawn

Meredith & Shawn - Anna Campbell "Lucinda" Dress from Lovely Philadelphia - Photo by Kaitlin Noel Photography

Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look.

The look I was going for for my entire wedding was a vintage-romantic theme. I felt that Lovely Bride embraced that look perfectly. The minute I walked into Lovely Bride Philadelphia, I knew I was going to be leaving with my dream dress. I was so inspired by the detail in every dress hanging in front of me. It was obvious that each dress had so much thought and precision put into it. The moment I tried my wedding dress on I truly died and went to heaven. I had never seen a dress so incredibly detailed. The beaded cap sleeves and full lace train took my breath away. I had done a lot of research before I went dress shopping, but when I tried on this Anna Campbell dress, it was perfection. The dress had an elastic waist, making it super comfortable and easy to move in. Comfort, along with beauty, was an important factor in finding THE perfect dress. The cap sleeves covered my shoulders with the most insanely beaded detail. The same detail wrapped around my rip cage and tied into a gorgeous bow in the back. The whole dress, top to bottom, was made of beautiful scalloped lace. It was fitting yet flowy in all the right places. The thought of having to take the dress off and hang it in my closet for the next 9 months was devastating to me! I wanted to wear it all day, every day.

Meredith & Shawn - Anna Campbell "Lucinda" Dress from Lovely Philadelphia - Photo by Kaitlin Noel Photography

Meredith & Shawn - Anna Campbell "Lucinda" Dress from Lovely Philadelphia - Photo by Kaitlin Noel Photography

Meredith & Shawn - Anna Campbell "Lucinda" Dress from Lovely Philadelphia - Photo by Kaitlin Noel Photography

After saying yes to hands down the most gorgeous wedding dress ever made, I began choosing details to pair with my gown. I paired my beautiful gown with a Lovely Bride cathedral veil edged in lace, along with sparkly Benjamin Adams shoes and drop earrings from BHLDN. On the day of my wedding shower, my mother surprised me with a blush pink clutch, made from my grandmother’s dress she wore the day my mother was married. Hanging from my bouquet, was a pendant of both sets of my deceased grandparents. There were so many memories with me on my wedding day.

Meredith & Shawn - Anna Campbell "Lucinda" Dress from Lovely Philadelphia - Photo by Kaitlin Noel Photography

Meredith & Shawn - Anna Campbell "Lucinda" Dress from Lovely Philadelphia - Photo by Kaitlin Noel Photography

Meredith & Shawn - Anna Campbell "Lucinda" Dress from Lovely Philadelphia - Photo by Kaitlin Noel Photography

Meredith & Shawn - Anna Campbell "Lucinda" Dress from Lovely Philadelphia - Photo by Kaitlin Noel Photography

What were the most important details to pulling off your dream wedding?

The most important detail of my dream wedding was our reception venue. Our wedding venue – The Windrift in Avalon, NJ – has a lot of meaning to my husband and I. Four years ago, Shawn captured my heart behind the bar on a busy Saturday night in the summer. Apparently, I captured his as I patiently waited for my drinks to be made to take to my tables. Before this night, we were fellow employees working a summer job for some extra cash. That July night, we fell for each other. Today, we are husband and wife, who wed in the same exact place we first fell in love four years ago. The Windrift will forever hold a special place in both of hearts. I wanted to put a ton of detail into our reception, since we would be welcoming 185 guests into the place we first fell in love.

Meredith & Shawn - Anna Campbell "Lucinda" Dress from Lovely Philadelphia - Photo by Kaitlin Noel Photography

Meredith & Shawn - Anna Campbell "Lucinda" Dress from Lovely Philadelphia - Photo by Kaitlin Noel Photography

Meredith & Shawn - Anna Campbell "Lucinda" Dress from Lovely Philadelphia - Photo by Kaitlin Noel Photography

What was the most memorable moment?

The very beginning of the ceremony – Looking into the pews at all of the people there to see my husband and I wed, holding my father’s arm tightly, and gazing into my soon-to-be husband’s eyes at the end of the aisle. It was a moment that literally lasted less than 2 minutes. I wish I could relive that moment over and over again.

Meredith & Shawn - Anna Campbell "Lucinda" Dress from Lovely Philadelphia - Photo by Kaitlin Noel Photography

Meredith & Shawn - Anna Campbell "Lucinda" Dress from Lovely Philadelphia - Photo by Kaitlin Noel Photography

Meredith & Shawn - Anna Campbell "Lucinda" Dress from Lovely Philadelphia - Photo by Kaitlin Noel Photography

If you could give future brides any advice, what would it be?

Live in the moment. Smile. Laugh. Don’t stress on the little things. Embrace every single minute of the day. Invest in a videographer.

Most importantly, relax and concentrate on what really matters. No one remembers the favors, the flavor of your cupcakes, or your linen colors. What do they remember? Seeing you marry the man of your dreams.

Meredith & Shawn - Anna Campbell "Lucinda" Dress from Lovely Philadelphia - Photo by Kaitlin Noel Photography

Meredith & Shawn - Anna Campbell "Lucinda" Dress from Lovely Philadelphia - Photo by Kaitlin Noel Photography

Meredith & Shawn - Anna Campbell "Lucinda" Dress from Lovely Philadelphia - Photo by Kaitlin Noel Photography

Dress: Anna Campbell “Lucinda” Gown from Lovely Philadelphia

Photographer: Kaitlin Noel Photography 

Earrings: BHLDN

Shoes: Benjamin Adams

Clutch: handmade from my grandmother’s dress on my mother’s wedding day

Garter: handmade from my mother’s wedding dress

Venue: The Windrift, Avalon, NJ 

Florist: Primrose and Co.  

Videographer: CPV Weddings    

DJ: Dinardo Brothers    

Bridesmaid dresses: Bella Bridesmaid 

Cake: Chester’s Bakery

Groom’s Attire: Vera Wang   

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