The Love is in the Air event in Philadelphia was such a wonderful experience! Our darling Lovely Philly shop owner Ivy shares her recap of the fun day:
When Melissa Brannon of Uncommon Events asked us to be a part of “Love is in the Air” 2015, we couldn’t have been more excited! This ultimate wedding event is held annually at one of our favorite venues in Philadelphia, The Horticulture Center. After months of planning, we were ecstatic when the event finally came to be.
Along with men’s clothier Commonwealth Proper, we put on a stunning ten look bridal runway show, showcasing a wide range of Lovely’s gowns. The large crowd was so fun and energetic, especially when the killer band Big Ric Rising closed out the show with some “Uptown Funk.”
The rest of the evening, it was great to mingle with some brides and enjoy amazing bites from Stephen STARR Catering. Everywhere you looked, there was more beauty. Uncommon Events had set each table to represent a different season, giving great wedding inspiration to everyone there and really bringing the Horticulture Center to life.
Check out this link to see a super fun video of the event: http://cinemacake.com/video/liita-2015
All gowns available at Lovely Philadelphia, check with your local Lovely shop if there is one in particular that you really love!
Anna Campbell – Giselle
The Lovely One – Daisy
Elizabeth Dye – Lewisia
Watters – Kaliah
Katie May – Monaco
Sarah Seven – Amour with Cap Sleeves
Carol Hannah – Alliette Bustier and Le Ciel Skirt
Watters – Aziza
Carol Hannah – De Marseille
Rosa Clara Soft – Isue
All photos by Love Me Do Photography
Listen up everyone! We are having a 30% off sale on everything at Shop Lovely with the code SUPER30! Stock up on summer dresses, honeymoon attire, and little white dresses for all of your wedding events. Summer brides this is the perfect opportunity to finalize your bridesmaids dresses! With so many cute options under $100 and now on sale, why not? Here are some of our new favorite pieces, just click the image to shop the look!
We love seeing our pretty dresses all dolled up for styled shoots. And this beauty lookbook for hair and makeup artist Aleksandra Ambrozy is just breathtaking! Using three gowns and plenty of gorgeous accessories from Lovely Philly, these images from Love Me Do Photography are too pretty to keep to ourselves!
Look 1: Kensington by Carol Hannah, Hair Piece by Twigs & Honey, Necklace by Untamed Petals
Look 2: Chambord by Carol Hannah, Earrings and Necklace by Ti Adoro
Look 3: Giselle by Anna Campbell, Earrings by Ti Adoro, Hair Piece by Untamed Petals
Hair and Makeup: Aleksandra Ambrozy
Photos: Love Me Do Photography
Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look.
I stumbled across Anna Campbell while looking on Pinterest a few months into wedding planning. After stalking her site and finding that the Lovely stores in Philly and NY would soon be stocked, I couldn’t wait to try them. Her dresses were the perfect mix of bohemian/ethereal/vintage that I was imagining for our beach wedding. The first weekend they were in the NY stores I got the last appointment, headed up and fell in love with them all, but the Miranda was unlike anything I had ever seen with all the embellishments and the lace and the back!
What were the most important details to pulling off your dream wedding?
We had always known we wanted a destination wedding since Chris’ family is from MN and mine are all in PA. We just wanted to have our friends and family around us and have a relaxed memorable day/weekend. It was hard to reel myself away from Pinterest and Etsy and just pick a few things to focus on to make special. You really get flooded with ideas and it can be overwhelming. We already had a gorgeous setting and we were lucky there was not much else to add. But the poof backdrop (which involved a puff party in our hotel room the day before) was one of my favorite DIY details, I loved the bright colors.
What was the most memorable moment?
Walking down the aisle and seeing how beautiful everything came together. I was just full of love and happiness and surrounded by our best friends and family on such a beautiful day. I could not have asked for a better day. Also, two days after the wedding we drove to a private cenote near Tulum and did an unforgettable Trash the Dress session (which I think is very popular in Mexico given the cenotes and beaches). It was not the easiest going underwater with no air (as to not be bouyant) and in a gown and I felt like a drowning blowfish but somehow they turned out really beautiful and was an experience we will not forget!
If you could give future brides any advice, what would it be? Don’t drive yourself crazy with Pinterest and etsy, you can search and Pin forever! Try and enjoy yourself as much as possible and everything will work out. Just enjoy the day with your loved ones and soak it all in. It goes by fast!
Romantic, ethereal, and totally unique, the gowns by Leanne Marshall are perfect for the modern bride. With beautiful details and gorgeous flowing silhouettes, these stunners are sure to make you feel like the ultimate bride on your wedding day. Shop the new collection at our upcoming trunk shows!
Leanne Marshall Trunk Shows
Lovely DC : April 24th – 26th
Lovely Philly : May 1st – 3rd
Theia gowns are for the classic brides who want a bit of an edge. Classic styles are given a fresh look with dazzling embellishments and gorgeous embroidery to make you feel sophisticated, yet stylish. Come to the Theia trunk show at Lovely and find your dream dress!
Theia Trunk Show
Lovely San Francisco : May 1st – 3rd