All the whimsy and magic that you love from Ivy & Aster will be on full display at our upcoming Lovely trunk shows! The new collection is a dazzling array of dainty details and ethereal fabrics, perfect for you one-of-a-kind brides! You won’t want to miss this event, so make your appointments now!
IVY & ASTER
Trunk Shows at Lovely
Los Angeles : March 6-8
New York : March 20-22
Philly : April 10-12
Over at Shop Lovely, we have all the beautiful frocks that you need for your bridesmaids! If you want an all white bridal party, boho babes, a girl gang all in florals, head to www.shoplovely.com to check out all of the great gowns. This week we’re featuring some of our favorite long styles…which ones would you choose for your gals?
Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look.
I LOVED this dress by Theia. It was only by luck that I even got to try it on, however. The polar vortex had hit the northeast just as we were traveling back from vacation. Our flight was cancelled and we ended up laid over in New York for 5 days. I decided to make the most of it and go dress shopping, already having staked out Lovely Bride and their designers online. Most likely, I never would have made a designated trip from New Mexico to New York just to find a dress so it was completely by chance that I had this opportunity and I’m, obviously, so glad I got to visit the shop! The thing I loved most about this dress was the blush petals that appear to bleed up the dress. I wanted something more unique than the white, strapless dresses peppering my Facebook feed and this was it. I knew we were having an outdoorsy wedding and this dress, looking so much like a beautiful hydrangea (one of my favorite flowers), would both fit in and stand out in the incredible Rocky Mountain setting. I kept the rest of the look—hair, make-up, jewelry—incredibly minimal, it would be easy to over-do it wearing such an incredible gown.
What were the most important details to pulling off your dream wedding?
To us, the most important part of the wedding was having an amazing photographer (and, as it turns out, videographer) to capture everything. It is easy to allocate the least amount of money in your budget to these because it’s not anything you actually “see” on the day of the wedding, but when it’s all said and done the photos are what you will have to look back on. You’re not just paying for pictures, you’re essentially buying your memories—and that is something I would pay a premium for over and over again.
What was the most memorable moment?
Our cake cutting is not to be forgotten. As background information, the groomsmen received amazing Best Made axes as gifts (which were hand-painted by the groom). Anyways, we did the nice and dainty cutting, but that was quickly over and before I knew it the axe was in Chris’s hand and with a mighty swing sheer destruction befell the frilly tiers. There was so much cheering and laughing—and possibly some screaming. That cake didn’t stand a chance, those axes are insanely sharp. It was all very spur of the moment and I’m happy that something that could have been mundane was turned into something we won’t soon forget.
If you could give future brides any advice, what would it be?
Make decisions and stick to them. It’s easy to falter back and forth between colors and flower, etc. but it only makes it harder for you in the long run. Flip-flopping on one thing can change ten others. It will look great no matter what, and chances are that even if something isn’t quite right you’re probably the only one that stands a chance at noticing (because the day is so busy anyways that things are an incredible blur). Also, maybe more importantly, be nice—seriously, to everyone. From your coordinator to the cashier at the salon. No one wants to deal with a bridezilla and people are a lot more willing to help you and make accommodations if you’re reasonable to deal with than if you’re nasty and demanding. Just take a deep breath and remember that a lot of things aren’t quite as big a deal as they seem at the time.
Dress: Theia Emma Gown from Lovely NY
Hair Accessory: Cécile Boccara
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Photographer: Jennifer Emerling of YEAH! Weddings
Cinematography, DJ, Photo Booth: YEAH! Weddings
Wedding Coordinator: The Main Event
Venue: Piney River Ranch in Vail, Colorado
Stationery: Letterpress Made
Cake: Sugar Breck
Flowers: Petals & Pours
Hair & Make-up: Bloom Spa at The Sebastian Vail
The sultry silhouettes, the gorgeous lace, the stunning embellishments…we just adore Sarah Janks! Her latest collection is so dazzling, you don’t want to miss these upcoming trunk shows! Make your appointments here and get 10% off all Sarah Janks gowns during the event!
We are so thrilled to have the new plus-size Curve collection from Wtoo make its way to our Philadelphia store for a trunk show March 13-15! This collection is beautifully proportioned to size 32 for curve, comfort and compliments. The samples coming to the store will be available to try on in size 14 and 15 and we will do everything possible to give you the best idea of what your dress will fit like when it is tailored to your gorgeous body. If you have specific questions or if you would like to speak to someone directly to find out more information about the dresses that will be at the trunk show you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and to make your appointment you can head here!
Wtoo Curve Collection
Trunk Show at Lovely Philly
March 13th – 15th