Category — Bridal Stylist
This week we want to introduce you to the sultry Carmina gown by Anne Barge. Available at Lovely NY and DC, this dress brings romance and structure, with a timeless style. Paired with art deco inspired jewelry and shoes, this look is made modern with a sleek topknot and and simple veil.
Schedule your appointment to try on Carmina here!
When we see Anne Barge’s ‘Beloved’ gown, our feminine side gets giddy. Soft blush, peach, and gold will pair perfectly with this sweeping chiffon gown. Just think pure romance! Glittery details to compliment the beaded bodice, and a light and airy ceremony backdrop. This stunning gown is one of the newest additions at Lovely NY and Lovely DC!
This week we sat down with one of LA’s stylists, the always lovely Jenna! Her unique style and etherial beauty are sure to inspire all of our LA Brides to find ‘The One’. Get to know a little more about her, and what makes her bridal brain tick!
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I moved to LA to pursue adventure and to do a little bit of self-discovery. I must say, I couldn’t have picked a better place to do these things. I enjoy the active lifestyle and always being outdoors. It’s refreshing and cultivates a happy mind.
What is your go to outfit for a night out in LA?
Anything! I am a style experimenter of the decades. My closet houses a disturbing number of vintage finds from the forties through the nineties. Of all these wonderful styles, however, my ‘go to’ happens to be a favorite cardigan or more recently a kimono paired with a maxi dress and Steve Madden bootie. And of course, some crazy curls with a lip colored in Rimmel Rossetto.
What is your favorite dress in the store and how would you style it?
My favorite dress is hands down Theodore by Delphine Manivet. She is a beauty and everyday I pass her by, I imagine myself wearing it in the most subtle of wedding affairs. I would style her with a bold platform wedge and voluminous curls, say Carrie Bradshaw style. It’s a statement piece so with the perfect red lip, chunky heal, and crazy hair, you’ve got yourself one perfect combo of minimalistic edge. My kind of style.
Describe your dream wedding:
My dream wedding is something between prairie frolicking and nineties grunge. I want a small brunch-time wedding, maybe fifty close friends and family. (There can’t be a bridal party otherwise we won’t have any guests!) I want our vow exchange to be intimate, just the two of us enclosed in a circle of guests. For the after party I can only imagine doing one thing, dancing all night to our favorite tunes and live band with the greatest friends.
Any tips for the bride to be?
Stay true to yourself! I know it’s difficult with others suggesting different ideas but this union should reflect the couple, not your great aunt Esther or even a best friend. This is one day you and your partner get to cultivate the most unique, tailored to YOU event ever so make it your own.
Thanks to Jenna for sharing a bit about herself!
To schedule and appointment with Jenna to find your dream dress click here!
Lauren comes to us from the West Coast. She is a Cali girl at heart, but we couldn’t be happier to have her in DC. She brings her sunny and upbeat personality to every appointment! Leave it to Lauren to find you the perfect dress that has you running to the altar!
Tell us a little about yourself…
I am from Newport Beach, CA. Before moving to DC, I was a buyer for a boutique in LA. I have been in the fashion industry for 7 years and can’t imagine myself anywhere else. Before Lovely I never imagined myself working in bridal, but now I am totally obsessed. Being from California I am a little nervous about my first winter in DC, but I love any excuse for a new wardrobe.
What is your go to outfit for a night out in DC…
Right now I am loving anything with leather. I always incorporate a pop of color into my outfit and I would never leave the house without my platform boots! I always love how Kourtney Kardashian styles herself up and look to her for fun outfit inspiration.
What is your favorite dress in the store and how would you style it…
Honestly its so hard to choose just one, but I would have to say Practically Perfect by Sarah Seven. I would style it with a flower crown of beautiful colorful flowers, an embellished sash, and statement earrings. To finish it off navy Louboutins as my something blue!
Describe your dream wedding…
It’s a tie between Hawaii and Miami overlooking the beach– Ill let my future husband choose! I imagine a large wedding, lots of color and sparkle…come on people this is a celebration.
Any tips for the bride to be…
Just remember you have already found ‘the one’ and be sure to enjoy every minute of planning your wedding!
At the first glance of Carol Hannah’s “Belmont” gown you wouldn’t think destination wedding in an exotic place such as Bali. But this just goes to show, that most dresses can be totally made to fit whatever venue when styled right. A little bit of inspiration goes a long way, and with great attention to detail and staying true to culture and the environment you can make it work. Imagine Belmont in soft white, with a bouquet full of the bright and colorful native flowers of Bali. See yourself walking down a green pathway to stepping stones across a creek bed to stand in front of a high cascading waterfall with your honey at the end. Real flowers intertwined into your hair creating that bohemian style, and your wrists covered in bangles waiting for that special ring to be placed on your left ring finger. (Sigh…) But of course, as long as you feel amazing in Belmont (as I’m sure you will) it will fit any venue and is truly One Great Dress.
Now I can just see you both riding off into the sunset along the beach with Belmont’s silk waving gracefully in the wind behind you. It’s like your honeymoon started the moment you said “I Do.”
Carol Hannah Trunk Show is coming to Lovely DC January 17-19th and you yourself can see if Belmont is right for you! Make your appointment at Lovelybride.com.
Carol Hannah “Belmont”/ Jemme Bali Jewelry/ Welcome Bouquet/ Ramses Opal Ring/ Bronze Heels/ Beach Horse/ Sweet Flower Girl/ Tegenungan Waterfall/ Barefoot Wedding/ Pearl Barefoot Sandal/ Bright & Colorful Flower Baskets/ Inspired Bracelet/ Handful of Chunky Rings