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One Great Dress – Lea-Ann Belter Brings Us “Persephone”

As we gear up for the trunk show this weekend at Lovely LA, Lea-Ann Belter astounds us again with this week’s One Great Dress “Persephone.”  Traditional in many ways, this light weight chiffon is sure to flow in the breeze outside, perhaps on the water? Think of a wedding on a sailboat, with your altar at the helm. Navy and white stripes, along with bright yellow calla lilies in your bouquet and strung around the edges of the boat intertwined with that nautical staple of rope. Then you could just sail away to your honeymoon! It’s simplistic and non-fussy, and “Persephone” is sure to make you feel the bride you are. Lea-Ann Belter does it best!

Every bride is in need of some accessories!! These are cute to boot, and of course help complete the look.

1. Nautical Bag

2. Love Knot

3. Calla Lilies

4. Sapphire Drop Earrings

5. Ralph Lauren Romance

6. Perfect Navy Blue Bow Heels

To see more of Lea-Ann Belter styled posts by yours truly, here is “Mathia” and “Avia.” If you’re trying to get in to see the Lea-Ann Belter Trunk Show this weekend at Lovely LA, make your appointment now before they fill up! And if you’re wanting a little more nautical inspiration, check out my latest pins on my personal pinterest!

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One Great Dress – Darling Hayley Paige “Carrie”

Absolutely stunning is this week’s One Great Dress. Seeing as we have a Lovely trunk show for the darling Hayley Paige in New York, it seemed fitting indeed to put forth a little posh for this beautiful gown, “Carrie.” Open jeweled back with layers upon layers of gorgeousness from a natural waist is very feminine, romantic, and as I see it, posh. Going with muted tones in grey and rose, and a little splash of chic black to complete the look, “Carrie” has quickly become one of my favorites.

Don’t miss this upcoming trunk show of the lovely Hayley Paige at Lovely New York next weekend, August 16-18. Make your appointment here.

Hayley Paige “Carrie”/ Getaway Car/ Tulle Skirt/ Grey Ribboned Lavender Satchels/ Mauve Purple Babydoll/ Stunning Bouquet/ Mauve Sparkled Couture/ Jeweled Flats/ Tom Ford Lipstick/ Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow/ Pretty Clutch/ Handsome Bow Tie/ Diamond Bridesmaids Earrings/ Feathered Hair Piece/ Diamond and Pearl Necklace/ Sheer Jeweled Headband/ Elegant Backyard Reception/ Grey Seating/ Sparkled Votive/ Posh Mauve Dress/ Pretty Tablescape/ Smokey Eyes/ Ribbon Tied Black Heels/ Bride Must-Haves

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One Great Dress – Sneak Peak At A Katie May Design

As a sneak peak to a special upcoming trunk show at our Lovely New York, I thought a styled post on the “Princeville” gown by the talented designer Katie May, would do nicely. We will hear more from Katie next week in my interview with her, but in the meantime, here is One Great Dress from the “lovely” Katie May.

Many ways of course, as we all know, to style one gown. With the “Princeville” gown, I decided to let the dress guide me, and chose simplistic elements of sweet white flowers, elegant drop earrings, and soft hair styles. And with that dramatic low back, a rustic atmosphere compliments the glamour well. 

“Princeville” gown by Katie May/ Chignon Hairstyle/ Black & White Glamour/ One Sided With Curls/ Diamond Drop Earrings/ Matching Jewels/ One Drop Diamonds/ Peonies Bouquet/ Babies Breath/ Angelic Flower Girl/ Seating Cards/ Rustic Tablescape/ Outdoor Inspiration

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Nicole Miller & The Jazz Age

As you can see, The Great Gatsby has certainly made an impact on our modern world as a fad that is not going away anytime soon. Great, glorious images flash through our minds of an age when glitz and glamour, partying and schmoozing, and luxury seemed to be all that mattered. Today, the wedding world has accepted with glee, the trend of making their weddings more 1920s themed and Nicole Miller as a designer is one of the best to fit a bridal gown into this era.

Art Deco is probably best described by the lines and geometric shapes it produces. Diamonds, squares, and  octagons are seen in Nicole Miller gowns and are definitely slinky and beaded.

Long and elegant, you’ll look statuesque as only Nicole Miller does best.

With beading making these dresses more substantial in weight, a fall wedding would be the perfect time to wear one of these dresses. Adding a vintage fur stole from your grandmother would be very appropriate indeed.

The Jazz Age was dramatic. It was bold, and luxurious. And accessories to dress up such gowns would be the same. A dark lip, jewels for days, and even suspenders for the groomsmen are simple touches that style and define a wedding theme such as the 1920s. Be it old Hollywood glamour, or more beachside like The Great Gatsby, any venue can be twisted and turned to be more art deco appropriate with details.

Lovely NYC is having a Nicole Miller Trunk Show, so you yourself can try on Jazz Age inspired gowns to see if they are right for you. July 26th-28th. And it will also be the last trunk show before our flagship store moves spaces to an even grander venue herself!

Pearled Beauty/ Nicole Miller Gowns/ Dark Lip/ Art Deco Necklace/ Striped Bow Tie/ Gatsby Group

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One Great Dress – “Gemma” by Rebecca Schoneveld

“Gemma” by Rebecca Schoneveld is exquisite. I can see her on a 1920’s english countryside, but to give her the pop of color that every 20’s wedding needs, is a strong cobalt blue. It really pops against the soft creams and pinks, giving you that bit of drama that was what the era was all about. With the dress’s chantilly lace, it’s very light. And then with the v-neckline and the more fitted shape, Gemma covers a lot of truly figure flattering points. Oh yes darling, “Gemma” is One Great Dress.

It’s trunk show weekend with Rebecca Schoneveld at Lovely NY! Check out my post this past Monday for more “Meet The Designer” info!

“Gemma” By Rebecca Schoneveld/ Pearl Boho Cap/ Floral Archway/ Art Deco Blue Earrings/ Vintage Beauty for Bridesmaid Inspiration/ Golden Cross Necklace/ Cobalt Blue Shoes/ White Art Deco Cake/ Juliet Cap/ Pearl & Rhinestone Flower Bracelet/ Blue Bouquet/ Feathered Clutch/ Original Daisy Love/ English Countryside/ Sequined Detail

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