Let’s not forget about the men, ladies. If you live or have ever been to New York, you’ve probably heard of Saturday’s Surf NYC, if only for the fact that it’s the perfect place to find your new super cute surfer boyfriend. Besides that though, Saturday’s is a coffee shop and surf shop. Wait, surf in New York City? Yes, it exists! Located on the quaint Crosby street, it really is one of my favorite places to hang. Plus, I love to buy my husband their shirts and bathing suits. And we all know that a well dressed man is your best accessory!
All photos from Saturday’s Surf website.
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This Thursday at Lovely NYC!!! What better reason for an impromptu party than to welcome the awesome Leanne Marshall to our store. Did you see her interview on Merci New York? Check it out here! And rsvp at email@example.com. The more the merrier!
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Carrie and Scott’s proposal story is one for the books. Lovely, classic, and in always-romantic Central Park, Scott asked Carrie to be his wife on a night full of beautiful moments that the couple will treasure forever. These engagement photos by Alexandra Meseke capture the couple in that blissful time before they wed (Carrie will be in a Lovely dress, no less!) and we are smitten with how authentic and sweet the images feel!
From Carrie: Scott proposed to me on March 9th, 2011 in Central Park. Scott is a doctor and he was coming up on one of the two-week vacation periods that he is granted each year. He was getting ready to leave for our hometown of Denver, Colorado. Scott had informed me a week prior that he had planned a fun date night for us, but that it was a surprise. I tried to get the surprise out of him but I was unsuccessful! The night of the date, Scott told me to dress warm, but dressy. (For a girl who loves clothes and everything else girly this was REALLY difficult!) Regardless, I was ready by the time he had told me to be.
We got into the cab and Scott informed the driver to go to Central Park West and 7th. We pulled up to Central Park where all of the carriage rides began and Scott told me that he had gotten me a carriage ride. Of course it was freezing this particular night, but I was excited regardless. We then began the ride and the driver stopped at various sites in the park that were touristy. We pulled into the fountain area and the driver asked us if we would like to get out and pose for a picture together. We both got out of the carriage and I noticed Scott had gotten very quiet and almost nervous. The driver asked if I wanted to feed the horse a carrot and I said “Sure”. I fed the horse the carrot and when I turned around Scott was down on his knee. He told me how much he loved me and that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me and asked me to marry him! I of course said yes and following the proposal there were lots of tears and lots of phone calls home to tell our friends and family the good news. Following, we went to a great dinner and feasted on onion rings and champagne – it was perfect! We are now planning to marry next summer in Vail, Colorado and are so excited!
Photography by Alexandra Meseke, Submitted via Two Bright Lights
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There’s nothing more lovely than a simply sweet engagement shoot centered on a couple’s love and history together. When the incredible team at Wrinkle in Time Photography sent over this gorgeous set of photographs of the newly engaged Kiersten and Mike, we were swept away by the genuine romance that fills every shot.
“Mike and I started dating the summer before our junior year in high school and 10 1/2 years later he proposed. It was freezing and we had been running errands separately all morning when Mike called and asked when I’d be home. He wanted to take a ride over to the beach to take some pictures… this was something we’d done about 1001 times before. I reluctantly said yes, though I could barely stand the cold. Bundled up in jackets, hats, scarves, boots, gloves and whatever else we could find, we were on our way. We held hands and walked the beach discussing life and family as we had also done 1001 times before. We took turns taking pictures and he said, “Why don’t you sit here… I want to get a picture of you with the bridge in the backdrop… look up.” He was taking forever and when I looked down… he was on one knee with a beautiful ring in hand. After all this time, he was still able to surprise me! I thought I would’ve absolutely known it was coming. (Had I known… I would have gotten dressed and just froze my butt off!)
Our wedding plans are well on the way. We are getting married this coming June and have got a great band and the most fabulous photographers lined up! My dress must remain a secret for now, but it is amazing!”
All images courtesy of Wrinkle in Time Photography
We recently had the pleasure of attending an engagement party for DeAnna Pappas and Stephen Stagliano, hosted by King Jewelers. Upon entering the party, each guest was greeted at the door of with a long-stemmed rose in true Bachelorette fashion. We mingled, tried on baubles and diamonds galore, and enjoyed snacking on delicious treats and champagne. We also had a wonderful time chatting with DeAnna and taking in her gorgeous engagement ring. The ring was purchased at King Jewelers and is a glowing Asscher cut with a diamond halo.
While DeAnna and Stephen are taking time to enjoy being engaged, she said that soon on her list is going to be trying on dresses! We certainly have a few recommendations up our sleeves here at Lovely. Congratulations DeAnna and Stephen!
Pictured above: DeAnna Pappas and Stephen Stagliano posing and looking oh-so-cute; DeAnna’s sparkling engagement ring; a beautiful flower arrangement by Winston Flowers; DeAnna playfully accepting a long stemmed rose; DeAnna and Stephen sampling delicious cupcakes provided by Cohasset Confectionary Company; one of our Lovely blog contributors, Rachael Bruno posing for a photo op with DeAnna.