Everything Leanne Marshall does is just pure magic, and we can’t wait to have her new collection coming to Lovely in the trunk show circuit! The sophisticated designs are known for their light, flowing lines, feminine details, and timeless elegance. The Leanne Marshall Brand is a staple for the bride who wants a dress that will showcase, not overshadow, her beauty. Attention to high quality standards, proper flattering fits and silhouettes, and her unique ethereal approach to bridal have made Leanne a go-to for the modern bride. Come to the trunk shows and find your perfect dress, we guarantee you will fall in love with every piece! Schedule your appointments by clicking here!
Lovely New York : April 3-5
Lovely Philly : May 1-3
Photos by Emily Soto
Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look.
I had a very tough time finding the right gown for me. I tried on a ton of dresses at numerous stores and ended up going into Lovely Bride which is in our neighbourhood to try a few and I immediately loved the fit and the backless style of the Katie May gowns but felt like none of them were “me”. I really loved a couple of Katie May’s new gowns I had seen online but not on any other brides and Ivy was so amazing and actually brought in a couple sample gowns for me to try. I fell in love with the Monaco gown and loved that it had the modern styled lace as well as a gorgeous chiffon train. I chose to do a classic look with vintage waves for my hair and a dark lip to really tie in with the old hollywood feel that Palm Springs and our hotel had. I never thought I would want a veil let alone a long veil but I chose an “understated” (as I joked) cathedral length veil with an added foot of tulle to top off my look. Simple nude heel sandals and gold accents for jewelry brought everything together with our modern and neutral florals and decor.
What were the most important details to pulling off your dream wedding?
The most important thing for us planning our wedding was making sure we had a lot of personal touches and details even though we were planning a destination wedding. We really wanted to make sure it was original and fitted our style and personalities.
Conor left the planning process all to me and I loved getting creative with Cecilia here in Philadelphia at Casa Papel to create our custom invitations which incorporated vintage black and white photos of our Palm Springs hotel and all of our paper goods which were so modern and fun with black and white striped accents and gold foil.
We were also able to send DIY items to our day of coordinator in Palm Springs. Our two favorite handmade items were the gold dipped feathers and the gilded antlers. Conor and I painted around 500 feathers which were used to line our ceremony aisle, and the gilded antlers which were incorporated in our tablescapes my father, grandfather and family friends collected, sanded, and painted for us leading up to the wedding.
What was the most memorable moment?
The most memorable moment would have to be our first look. My bridesmaids and I drove out with one of our photographers before our ceremony about a mile north of the hotel to the desert at the side of the highway where Conor and his groomsmen were already waiting. Conor had his back to us when we were pulling up and our amazing photographers Roger and Nate captured me walking up to him and when he turned around and we saw each other for the first time was such an incredible moment. We then did such a fun shoot with our bridal party in the desert with a more editorial feel and I’m so glad we chose to do photos before the ceremony because once we said our I do’s we were really able to enjoy our time as newlyweds with our guests during the cocktail hour.
If you could give future brides any advice, what would it be?
When we look back on our day we have no regrets and nothing but the most amazing memories. Although it is a lot of stress planning a destination wedding I feel like all of the extensive early planning really payed off and once we arrived to Palm Springs the week of the wedding everything fell into place. My advice to future destination wedding brides would be to get your vendors locked down as soon as possible and really try to make the day your own by putting in those extra touches that will incorporate you and your groom’s personal style and personalities. Happy Planning!
Dress Designer: Katie May from Lovely Philly
Veil: Erica Koesler from Lovely Philly
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Photographer: Roger Ellsworth EPLove
Day of Coordination, Floral & Decor Rentals: Artisan Events
Venue: Riviera Palm Springs
Makeup: Cheriene Galley
Hair: Kira Pinksi
DJ: James Gonzalez
Cake & Desserts: Over the Rainbow Desserts
Live Musician: Martin Ross
Invitations and Paper Goods: Casa Papel
So many new and beautiful things are making their way to Shop Lovely this spring! We think that white is really having its moment and we want to show off all of our favorite ways to wear this crisp, clean palette. Head to ShopLovely.com to see all of our new arrivals and put your own fabulous looks together!
In the hours before you say “I do”, you want to look and feel the part. We have some great outfits for you to wear while getting ready to make those photos just as stunning as your bridal portraits. From silky robes with peekaboo lace to fringy kimonos to darling sparkle shorties, you’ll feel every inch a bride the whole morning.
Another trend we are going gaga for is the two-piece look…it really packs a one-two punch! Pair our adorable short frocks with this elegant high-low skirt for your ceremony, then whip it off for a fun reception look! It’s a great way to have two ensembles without buying two entirely different dresses!
And don’t you worry, we have your bold and stylin’ bridesmaids covered! From shimmy-worthy maxi dresses to the amazing jumpsuits, your girl gang will find something perfect to suit their style.
So many new arrivals will be hitting the shops over the next couple of weeks, so get shopping and show us how you style your Shop Lovely looks by tagging us in your photos on Instagram (@lovelybride)! Just for posting your ensembles, you could win free swag!
We are so excited to team up with Martha Stewart to give away a pair of tickets to her Wedding Party in Chicago on Sunday March 22nd! To enter just follow us on Instagram @lovelybride & @martha_weddings and find the following image on our feed. Leave a comment saying why you’d like to attend and tag three friends! We will choose a winner on Friday the 20th for the event taking place on the 22nd. The tickets are just to the event and do not include travel, so this is open to anyone in the Chicago area.
Martha Stewart’s Wedding Party, produced by Claudia Hanlin the Wedding Library and Lovebird Events, Inc., joins over 100 of the finest wedding vendors, expert speakers, and bridal fashion, all under one roof.
Expert advice will be shared by top industry pros including Darcy Miller, editorial director of Martha Stewart Weddings in conversation with Lauren Conrad, celebrity and designer of the paper crown bridesmaid collection. The Marketplace features over 60 local and national wedding vendors. There will be mini-demonstrations on crafting a boutonniere, mixology, floral arranging, tying a bowtie and calligraphy. The Destination & Honeymoon Lounge features luxury properties and travel services from around the world. See the latest in bridal fashion, including an in-person introduction to the paper crown bridesmaid collection. Enter for a chance to win raffle prizes throughout the day.
Sunday March 22, 2015 from 11am – 3pm
The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel)
160 East Pearson Street
At Water Tower Place
The amazing photography duo The Melideos have put together one of the coolest photo shoots inspired by 70s fashion and the amazing bridal gowns that are out there today. Featuring two dresses from Rue De Seine and a few from Carol Hannah’s Alchemist Collection, this dreamy boho shoot is everything we could ever want for our gypsy brides!
Photography & Styling: The Melideos
Dresses: Lace gowns by Rue De Seine // all other gowns by Carol Hannah from her 2015 Alchemist Collection
Twig & Floral Headpiece: Rue De Seine
Juliet Cap Veil: Untamed Petals
Crystal Crown: Flight of Fancy
Gold and Pearl Headpiece: Carol Hannah
Druzy Belt: Carol Hannah
Rentals: Patina Rentals
Model: Miss Alissa