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Real Wedding: Caryn & Zane

Caryn & Zane - Dress by Sarah Seven from Lovely LA - Photo by Becca Rillo Photography

Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look.

For my wedding dress I had two requirements: 1. It had to have lace and 2. It had to be easy to dance in. Sarah Seven met both of those requirements. Her dresses are effortlessly beautiful and really made me feel like a bride.

Caryn & Zane - Dress by Sarah Seven from Lovely LA - Photo by Becca Rillo Photography

Caryn & Zane - Dress by Sarah Seven from Lovely LA - Photo by Becca Rillo Photography

Caryn & Zane - Dress by Sarah Seven from Lovely LA - Photo by Becca Rillo Photography

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

I planned my own wedding and absolutely loved the process. However when planning a wedding, every single detail seems so important but on the actual day it doesn’t matter what the flowers look like or how the cake tastes but the most important detail is the people there who are giving you so much love and support. They are the most important detail.

Caryn & Zane - Dress by Sarah Seven from Lovely LA - Photo by Becca Rillo Photography

Caryn & Zane - Dress by Sarah Seven from Lovely LA - Photo by Becca Rillo Photography

Caryn & Zane - Dress by Sarah Seven from Lovely LA - Photo by Becca Rillo Photography

What was the most memorable moment?

My most memorable moment was walking down the aisle with my dad. When the French doors opened into the courtyard where the ceremony was being held and I saw all of our family and friends I was so overwhelmed with love. And then to see my future husband waiting for me at the end of the aisle, there is no better feeling in the world.

Caryn & Zane - Dress by Sarah Seven from Lovely LA - Photo by Becca Rillo Photography

Caryn & Zane - Dress by Sarah Seven from Lovely LA - Photo by Becca Rillo Photography

Caryn & Zane - Dress by Sarah Seven from Lovely LA - Photo by Becca Rillo Photography

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

Take a couple of moments during the big day to take mental pictures. Ones with not just images but also sounds and feelings of love. The day goes by so fast so don’t forget to cherish every second.

Caryn & Zane - Dress by Sarah Seven from Lovely LA - Photo by Becca Rillo Photography

Caryn & Zane - Dress by Sarah Seven from Lovely LA - Photo by Becca Rillo Photography

Caryn & Zane - Dress by Sarah Seven from Lovely LA - Photo by Becca Rillo Photography

Dress: Sarah Seven from Lovely LA
Shoes:  BHLDN
Photographer: Becca Rillo Photography
Venue: The Villa San Juan Capistrano
Florals: Sweet Blossom Designs
Hair & Makeup: Designed Elegance 

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Real Wedding: Genna & Anthony

Genna & Anthony - Dress by Katie May from Lovely NYC - Photo by Melissa Kruse Photography

Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look. 

I knew I wanted a backless wedding gown (that’s about the only thing I knew for sure), and that I wanted my look to be timeless and effortless. I originally wanted to use flowers in my hair, but fell in love with a studded head chain that I decided to wear instead. Given I was having a summer wedding, I wanted the fabric to be light, and the ability to easily walk and dance.  Finding a backless wedding gown in my price range, however, was proving to be a challenge.  I had tried on several dresses at Lovely NYC before they carried Katie May gowns.  I left my name and number, hoping the gowns would arrive before I found another dress.  A few months later, already having found a dress, I got a call from an associate at Lovely saying they had received the dresses and would love to schedule an appointment.  Even though I had a dress, I had to try on the Katie May gowns.  I made an appointment for the following day, tried on the Barcelona gown with my mother and father present; we all knew it blew the other gown out of the water. Decision made.

Genna & Anthony - Dress by Katie May from Lovely NYC - Photo by Melissa Kruse Photography

Genna & Anthony - Dress by Katie May from Lovely NYC - Photo by Melissa Kruse Photography

Genna & Anthony - Dress by Katie May from Lovely NYC - Photo by Melissa Kruse Photography

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

Atmosphere and music. I wanted to create a very romantic and relaxed vibe for my guests.  A soft color pallette, lots of candles and drapey fabric helped to create that look. I am a music lover and believe that music sets the tone for the entire party.  Music selection can say a lot about the couple.  I had non-stop music from the end of the ceremony through the very end of the evening, and opted against a formal sit-down dinner. Our goal was to have everyone up dancing and having a good time, which we definitely accomplished!

Genna & Anthony - Dress by Katie May from Lovely NYC - Photo by Melissa Kruse Photography

Genna & Anthony - Dress by Katie May from Lovely NYC - Photo by Melissa Kruse Photography

Memorable Moments?

There were a few. After we said our “I do’s” and my husband, myself, and the bridal party had exited the ceremony space, I found my dad. We hugged and cried; happy tears, mixed emotions, but memorable nonetheless. Another memorable moment for me came after the toasts.  Anthony and I were sitting together and he took my hand.  We looked around the room and smiled at one another.  At that moment, we felt the enormity of what we had just done and the love of our family and friends surrounding us. We took that moment to be present.

Genna & Anthony - Dress by Katie May from Lovely NYC - Photo by Melissa Kruse Photography

Genna & Anthony - Dress by Katie May from Lovely NYC - Photo by Melissa Kruse Photography

Genna & Anthony - Dress by Katie May from Lovely NYC - Photo by Melissa Kruse Photography

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

Take the majority of your photos before your reception.  That allows you the time to enjoy the party you put together with your family and friends.  It’s a once in a lifetime event and you will most likely never get the opportunity to have so many people close to you all in the same place, at the same time, ever again. Anthony and I were present for our entire cocktail hour and reception, which allowed us to greet all of our guests and then let loose! And yes, as most everyone would say, please do enjoy it and cherish every moment… it really does go by too fast!

Genna & Anthony - Dress by Katie May from Lovely NYC - Photo by Melissa Kruse Photography

Dress: Katie May from Lovely NYC
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Photographer: Melissa Kruse Photography
Venue: The Loading Dock in Stamford, CT
Florals: Forever in Bloom
Videography: OakJo
DJ: DJ MarvL

 

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Real Wedding: Leah & Craig

Leah & Craig - Dress by Claire la Faye from Lovely NYC - Image by Michelle Gardella Photography

Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look.
The dress just FELT good. From the moment I put it on, it felt not only right, and me, but also comfortable, and light. It felt like wearing nothing at all. It seemed perfect not only for me and my taste, but also for the venue. The dress had no train that I had to worry about dragging on grass and sand and rocks (I put it to the test), it was light for an outdoor July wedding, it peaked up in the front to show off my shoes, it moved beautifully in the wind.

The look was inspired by me and my husband and by the place we got married. The wedding took place at my parents’ home – the ceremony was on grass in front of the bay and photos were taken on the beach and jetty. We often head up to Massachusetts to see both my, and Craig, my husband’s, family, and Craig proposed to me on the jetty in front of the house. The setting is low key and natural, but special. The shoes were not wedding shoes, but shoes that I will wear again and again. All of the jewelry was borrowed from my mother and mother in law, most of it hand me downs from grandparents, which was important to have family elements including. I went without a veil to avoid being windblown, and veils just felt wrong on me.

Leah & Craig - Dress by Claire la Faye from Lovely NYC - Image by Michelle Gardella Photography

Leah & Craig - Dress by Claire la Faye from Lovely NYC - Image by Michelle Gardella Photography

What were the most important details to pulling off your dream wedding?
The most important aspect in planning and pulling off our dream wedding was to never lose sight of us. Every aspect came from a place near and dear to both of us, from the food, to the flowers, to music, to extras, it all was meant to showcase us and our passions to our friends and family. It was also incredibly important for us to be relaxed and spend time together during our wedding, doing what we wanted to do most. Laugh and dance and be together with each other and the ones we loved. We enjoyed every moment to the fullest, dancing till the end with friends and family, eating all of our food and hors d’oeuvres, playing with our nieces and nephews by the water, and stealing some alone time to be with just each other.

Leah & Craig - Dress by Claire la Faye from Lovely NYC - Image by Michelle Gardella Photography

Leah & Craig - Dress by Claire la Faye from Lovely NYC - Image by Michelle Gardella Photography

Leah & Craig - Dress by Claire la Faye from Lovely NYC - Image by Michelle Gardella Photography

Leah & Craig - Dress by Claire la Faye from Lovely NYC - Image by Michelle Gardella Photography

What was the most memorable moment?
The reception kicked off with a bang – the band was fantastic and every single person was on the dance floor from the get go. They started with the hora, and Craig and I were up in the chairs. But it was a moment after they put us down, where everyone we knew and loved was dancing around us, and Craig picked me up and danced with me in his arms that was so memorable and magical. It truly was a moment where everyone and no one was there at the same time. In that moment, we were surrounded by so much love, and yet it was just the two of us as well. A similar moment happened at the ceremony. We both wrote our own vows, and read them aloud for the first time at the ceremony. Again, we were surrounded by our nearest and dearest – and again, it was just him and me.

Leah & Craig - Dress by Claire la Faye from Lovely NYC - Image by Michelle Gardella Photography

Leah & Craig - Dress by Claire la Faye from Lovely NYC - Image by Michelle Gardella Photography

If you could give future brides any advice, what would it be?
Be you. And your future husband. If you want to wear flats, wear flats. If you don’t like dessert, don’t have dessert. The day is about you and him. No one else. And it’s the only day, meant to kick off the rest of your life together. So it should celebrate you as a couple for everyday, not just for the one day. And make sure the day is not just you. But him. So often the bride steals the show, but my favorite touches from the day were the ones that reflected him. I would see the little reference to film or Philadelphia, and smile, “Oh right, that’s what I love so much about him. Today and always.” To be reminded of those things on your wedding day really is just icing on the cake.

Leah & Craig - Dress by Claire la Faye from Lovely NYC - Image by Michelle Gardella Photography

Leah & Craig - Dress by Claire la Faye from Lovely NYC - Image by Michelle Gardella Photography

DRESS DESIGNER: “Love Me Do” Gown by Claire La Faye from Lovely NYC
PHOTOGRAPHER: Michelle Gardella Photography
WEDDING PLANNER: Wendy Joblon
VENUE: Bride’s parents family home in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
FLORIST: Green Lion Weddings
VIDEOGRAPHER: Aaron Bean Cinema
CATERER: Chanterelle Boutique Catering
BAND: The Sultans

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Real Wedding: Jett & Ryan

Jett & Ryan - Dress by Watters from Lovely LA - Photo by Steve Cowell Photography

Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look.
This dress was the first dress I tried on. The sweetheart top and ethereal layers of chiffon screamed 1950s to me, and I knew with a short veil it was the perfect look.

Jett & Ryan - Dress by Watters from Lovely LA - Photo by Steve Cowell Photography

Jett & Ryan - Dress by Watters from Lovely LA - Photo by Steve Cowell Photography

Jett & Ryan - Dress by Watters from Lovely LA - Photo by Steve Cowell Photography

What were the most important details to pulling off your dream wedding?
Hiring a killer team of vendors! From our DJ to our videographers to our florist, everyone we worked with totally blew us away with their talent and helped us pull off our epic wedding. Also, if it’s in your budget, hire a wedding planner. My awesome planner, Amber, from ‘The Love Riot’ did all of the leg-work (except for the really important jobs, like cake tasting) and helped me have a truly carefree bride experience.

Jett & Ryan - Dress by Watters from Lovely LA - Photo by Steve Cowell Photography

Jett & Ryan - Dress by Watters from Lovely LA - Photo by Steve Cowell Photography

Jett & Ryan - Dress by Watters from Lovely LA - Photo by Steve Cowell Photography

What was the most memorable moment?

Ryan and I jumping in Frank Sinatra’s piano shaped pool (him in his suit, me in my dress) at the end of the night. We had originally decided we weren’t going to do it because I didn’t want to ruin my dress. But once we were in the moment, we just went for it!

Jett & Ryan - Dress by Watters from Lovely LA - Photo by Steve Cowell Photography

Jett & Ryan - Dress by Watters from Lovely LA - Photo by Steve Cowell Photography

Jett & Ryan - Dress by Watters from Lovely LA - Photo by Steve Cowell Photography

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

Go into your dress shopping with an open mind! I went in thinking I wanted a tea-length, long-sleeved lace dress and I ended up with a strapless gown. Also, keep dress accessories in mind. I loved the dress and I knew I didn’t want a ton of bling, but the rhinestones on the ‘Bailey’ sash gave my look the perfect amount of sparkle to complement my bridal ensemble!

Jett & Ryan - Dress by Watters from Lovely LA - Photo by Steve Cowell Photography

Jett & Ryan - Dress by Watters from Lovely LA - Photo by Steve Cowell Photography

Jett & Ryan - Dress by Watters from Lovely LA - Photo by Steve Cowell Photography

Jett & Ryan - Dress by Watters from Lovely LA - Photo by Steve Cowell Photography

Dress: Watters “Norma” from Lovely LA
Veil: Erica Koesler from Lovely LA
Sash: Untamed Petals from Lovely LA
Photographer: Steve Cowell
Coordinator: The Love Riot
Venue: Twin Palms Frank Sinatra Estate
Wedding Designer: Jesi Haack
Invites: Pitbulls and Posies
Hair & Makeup: Katie Mua of 1011 Makeup
Florist: Honey and Poppies
Videographers: Max and Molly Films
Catering: Huntington Catering
Libations: Pharmacie
DJ: Dart DJ
Dessert: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Rentals: YEAH Rentals

 

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Real Wedding: Paulina & David

Paulina & David - Dress by Sarah Seven from Lovely LA - Photo by Onelove Photography

Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look.
I chose the “Cascade” gown by Sarah Seven. I wanted something very natural and flowy, but also very romantic. It was so fitting to our location and overall design.

Paulina & David - Dress by Sarah Seven from Lovely LA - Photo by Onelove Photography

Paulina & David - Dress by Sarah Seven from Lovely LA - Photo by Onelove Photography

What were the most important details to pulling off your dream wedding?
1. Flowers! Since the venue landscape was so natural and green, we needed a pop of color. 2. Lighting! Bistro lighting was a must in order to create a more romatic vibe. Oh and lets not forget candles!

Paulina & David - Dress by Sarah Seven from Lovely LA - Photo by Onelove Photography

Paulina & David - Dress by Sarah Seven from Lovely LA - Photo by Onelove Photography

Paulina & David - Dress by Sarah Seven from Lovely LA - Photo by Onelove Photography

What was the most memorable moment?
The first look was hands down the most memorable moment for me. It was a moment shared between just us to take in everything that was about to happen.

Paulina & David - Dress by Sarah Seven from Lovely LA - Photo by Onelove Photography

If you could give future brides any advice, what would it be?
Enjoy the planning process as much as possible. Family will have their say about certain details, but just remember that this is a representation of you and your fiance, no one else. Have fun with it! I miss it already!

Paulina & David - Dress by Sarah Seven from Lovely LA - Photo by Onelove Photography

Dress: Sarah Seven “Cascade” Gown from Lovely LA
Sash: Sarah Seven “Gilded” belt
Photographer: Onelove Photography
Coordinator: XOXO Bride
Venue: Calliote Canyon
Florals: Della Dowler from The Growing Company

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