Category — Bridal Stylist
If you come to Lovely New York for an appointment, you might be lucky enough to find yourself working with our adorable stylist Hannah! Having just been married herself, she has all of the knowledge and insight into wedding dress shopping. Read on to get to know her better, and to schedule an appointment with Hannah just call 212.924.2050
I moved to New York two years ago from Ireland with my then finance now husband, Mike. We had two weddings!! One in New York’s City Hall and one in Ireland. I had worked in fashion buying for six years before I started my career at Lovely. Planning a wedding made me fall in love with all things bridal and I so I am thrilled to have joined the team of Lovelies in New York this January.
What is your favorite dress at Lovely and why? How would you style it?
There are so many A-MAZING dresses it’s hard to pick just one! My current favorite is the Cleo dress from Rue de Seine. It is the epitome of boho style! We have nicknamed her the Stevie dress after Stevie Nicks! If I were to style this dress I would be barefoot and flower crown clad at a sunset ceremony on the beach!
Describe your dream wedding (or tell us a little bit about your own!!!)
Our wedding was honestly like a fairytale (cheesy I know!) We got married in an old Irish Castle called Borris House. It is surrounded by acres of private woodlands and walled private gardens, there is a chapel on site where we had our ceremony and we even had a double rainbow on the day! We rented the castle for three days and had it all to ourselves which meant we could spend time exploring the grounds and enjoyed a pre wedding BBQ rehearsal. I wish we could do it all over again!
What advice do you give to your brides when searching for a gown?
I have a few tips for brides buying their dress! Firstly, be open to ideas! So often the very thing you think you don’t like may look and feel fabulous on you! Try on a few different styles at your first appointment and narrow it down from there. You may surprise yourself!
Secondly, do your initial appointments with one or two trusted friends or family. Sometimes big groups can make it confusing! You can always bring the whole party for your pick up appointment and wow them with your awesome dress!
Thirdly don’t be afraid to say yes! When you find a dress that feels like you, that fits your theme and venue and makes you feel like a rock star… Um … I think you found it… yay!!!
Bridal Market ended last week but we can’t stop looking at all of the new collections from our Lovely designers! It’s so much fun to shop the latest looks and decide what gowns to bring you darling brides. We saw every silhouette from sleek and fitted to grand ballgowns, strapless to lace sleeves, illusion necklines to down-to-there backless gowns. There were even a few amazing two pieces that we are obsessed with! It was hard to choose but we put together a few of our favorite looks from market, tell us which one you would wear down the aisle and you just might see it in one of our Lovely shops!
Meet Tammy, one of our fabulous stylists at Lovely LA! She has a passion for fashion and is just the gal to help you find your dream dress!
“I am a Southern California girl. I’ve been here my whole life and went to college in Downtown Los Angeles. Graduated from FIDM and have always had a love for weddings! My go to outfit for a night out in LA would be a nice crop top with a maxi skirt and heeled sandals or booties, depending on the weather. I also love jewelry! I love to just pack on the jewelry to my simpler outfits.
My favorite dress in the store is Verona by Katie May. It is so beautiful and elegant. Even though it has a very low sexy back, the sleeves help balance everything out. I would pair it with a veil that’s a little shorter than a cathedral length and great diamond earrings.
My dream wedding would be outdoors somewhere. Maybe in front of a huge historical building or the backyard of a great estate and have the reception at the same place. It would be an evening wedding so that everyone could eat and dance all night! I would want it semi big with all the people I love around me just in merriment the whole night!
If I could give any tips to my brides it would be to just not get too stressed out and remember that this is a day meant for celebration! Sometimes we can get caught up in all the logistics and forget what it’s all about. They have to love what they’re in and feel comfortable and beautiful! If they’re happy, everyone else will be happy as well.”
To book an appointment with Tammy at Lovely LA, email email@example.com!
This week we spoke with Terri, one of our fabulous stylists at Lovely New York. With her funky fun style, she’s the perfect stylist to help you put your wedding ensemble together! She tells us about her dream dress, how she would style her own wedding, and her tips for shopping for your own wedding dress.
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
A Miami a girl in a New York World. Love fashion design, the beach, and dancing to salsa and house music.
What is your go to outfit for a night out in NY?
I love to wear one of my designs that I’ve created in Fashion School here in NYC. The last one I’ve made was a gold lace flutter back shift dress, made with crinkled silk charmeuse and brocade fabrics.
What is your favorite dress in the store and how would you style it?
I just love the Kira dress by Hayley Paige. I love how fun, flirty and sophisticated it is. The Paige belt by Untamed Petals is a must for this dress, as well as the Dulce Veil. That veil surely appeals to the tiered look of Kira.
What is your favorite thing about working at Lovely?
I love the possibilities that each designer brings to each bride. Each dress has her own unique personality, and it’s just simply me that becomes the dress’ matchmaker. Every dress has her own bride too!
Describe your dream wedding:
I would love to have an amazing wedding at twilight, right when the sun sets, overlooking the ocean, whilst feeling the cool breeze. The hues of the room are purple and pink, with crystal chandeliers twinkling happily amongst my well dressed guests. The music is impeccable, as I have hand selected my favorite DJ, Kaskade, and I will eat all that I want, in fashion- of course.
Any tips for the bride to be?
Shop with the few that actually care about your opinion. Be determined in knowing what you like, and never settle for what you don’t like. You know that it’s your dress, when you feel in love and you don’t want to take it off. It’s the feeling that you get of falling in love with an outfit all over again. 😉
To book an appointment with Terri at our New York store, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or head to our website to see our schedule!
We know as blushing brides-to-be you want to be updated on all new dress arrivals at our shops so you can be on ahead of the trends. Today were bringing you the newest arrivals at our Lovely New York location. Schedule an appointment to see all of Lovely New York’s collection here!
Hayley Paige “Paloma” is perfect for that bride wanting some insane detailing on her gown. That neckpiece is to die for!
Images via JLM Couture.
We couldn’t be more excited for Sarah Seven’s newest collection to hit our shops, but for now the “Violet Hour” gown will have us drooling.
Images via Sarah Seven.
Watter’s “Ghila” has been everywhere this season! So we are thrilled to be adding her to our NY collection.
Images via Watters.
A glamorous Nicole Miller is always welcomed with open arms, and “Georgina” is no exception. That beaded neckline is enough to make any girl swoon.
Images via Wedding Chicks.