Coming Soon to Lovely NY: Claire Pettibone’s Romantique Line

We can’t contain our excitement…we are so happy to announce that we will be carrying the Romantique line by Claire Pettibone in our New York location this fall! Keep checking our Facebook page and make sure you’re following us on Instagram @lovelybride to get updates on the gowns as they arrive. Here’s a sneak peek at the collection!

Claire Pettibone "Romantique" Line Coming to Lovely NY in the Fall

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Real Wedding: Allison & Jon

Allison & Jon - Dress by Leanne Marshall from Lovely LA

 

Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look.
I wanted a dress that was comfortable and effortless. I was going for a “flower child” kind of feel because my style is really casually and laid back. The wedding was going to be on a lake with cabins so I wanted a dress to reflect that type of environment. I came to Lovely with my friend Lauren and my family on FaceTime and it was the 2nd or 3rd dress I tried on. After getting everyone’s approval, I think my exact words were “alright, ring it up!” It was one of the easiest decisions I ever made!

 

Allison & Jon - Dress by Leanne Marshall from Lovely LA

Allison & Jon - Dress by Leanne Marshall from Lovely LA

Allison & Jon - Dress by Leanne Marshall from Lovely LA

 

What were the most important details to pulling off your dream wedding?
The most important things to both me and my husband were that we had good food, good friends, good music, and strong drinks! I didn’t worry a ton about the other details. I will say, we did a lot of things ourselves to save money. I hand painted all my table numbers and place cards, my mom made my invitations and card box, my sister made welcome bags and chair decorations and my Dad hand carved our place card holder. It was definitely a family effort! :)

 

Allison & Jon - Dress by Leanne Marshall from Lovely LA

Allison & Jon - Dress by Leanne Marshall from Lovely LA

Allison & Jon - Dress by Leanne Marshall from Lovely LA

 

What was the most memorable moment?
The ceremony was the best part of the day but I’d say the most memorable was my husband’s reaction when he saw me for the first time. He was adorable and so emotional. It was a really sweet moment when my dad gave me away too. I’ll never forget it.

 

Allison & Jon - Dress by Leanne Marshall from Lovely LA

Allison & Jon - Dress by Leanne Marshall from Lovely LA

Allison & Jon - Dress by Leanne Marshall from Lovely LA

 

If you could give future brides any advice, what would it be?
I just gave this advice to a newly engaged friend today… There are going to be a thousand things people ask/complain/forget about during the planning process. Choose which ones (if any) are important enough to argue about! Compromise is key. Trying to control every last detail will drive you nuts. It’s good to delegate and ask for help. Everything turns out completely fine in the end. Oh…and join Pinterest and stock up on alcohol before you begin planning…always helps ;)

 

Allison & Jon - Dress by Leanne Marshall from Lovely LA

 

Dress: Leanne Marshall from Lovely LA
Florals: Jerad Karcz at Buds n’ Bloom in DePere, WI
Belt: Aimee Sash by Untamed Petals
Photographer: Laura Busse
Venue: The Gordon Lodge in Baileys Harbor, WI

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Follow Shop Lovely on Wanelo!

It seems like there is always some new app, new website, new thing to be on…and we are here to tell you that the latest thing that you need to be a part of is Wanelo. You think you love Pinterest? Just wait until you try Wanelo! The company calls itself “a mall on your phone, curated by people”, but instead of a mall that only has about 100 stores, this one has over 350,000. Wanelo (“wah-nee-loh,” from Want, Need, Love) is a way to search and follow all of your favorite stores in one place, then purchase any item right then and there from either your computer or your phone! Whereas Pinterest may lead you on a wild goose chase to find the item that you want and oftentimes can’t even buy, Wanelo lets you shop your favorite big name designers and small boutiques with the click of a button. You can follow other people, stores, or browse by categories such as “bohemian” or “teal”, saving items to your profiles along the way. It’s a great way to shop for items that you might not even know existed and to do it on the go!

Of course we’re on there too! Follow us to buy your favorite pieces from Shop Lovely as well as some of the things that we are favoriting! You can find our profile online by clicking here or searching for us @lovelybridal.

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Real Wedding: Kristin & James

The Sweet Pea gown by Ivy & Aster has always been one of our favorite gowns because it has just the right combo of casual charm and classic elegance. The sweetheart neckline, the velvet swiss dot fabric, the pockets…it’s a dream! Our darling bride Kristin chose the gown for her special day and we loved hearing the wonderful details of her wedding to the man of her dreams.

 

Kristin & James - Dress by Ivy & Aster - Photo by Off BEET Productions

 

Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look.
I think dress shopping was one of the experiences I was most excited about. We made an appointment at Lovely New York for a Saturday morning in July and my mom, sister Lexi & I drove into the city and we all fell in love with the first dress I put on: Ivy & Aster’s “Sweet Pea.”  She was certainly sweet, and she was different, she was casual yet had so much character, she was the one.  I added a sparkly chevron ribbon belt that had just the amount of pizzazz that I was looking for and I was so blessed & honored to wear my sister’s veil.  There were tears, of course, and moments of “I can’t believe I’m getting married!!!” We celebrated with champagne and brunch and cheers’d to saying yes to the dress!! It was one of those perfect days; a day that will always make my heart smile.

 

Kristin & James - Dress by Ivy & Aster - Photo by Off BEET Productions

Kristin & James - Dress by Ivy & Aster - Photo by Off BEET Productions

Kristin & James - Dress by Ivy & Aster - Photo by Off BEET Productions

 

What were the most important details to pulling off your dream wedding?
The most important details to James and I were staying true to ourselves. We wanted to make our wedding personal and we wanted to have FUN.  James was a very active groom through the whole process; which I loved – we were a team. Once we found the venue; which had so much character on its own, we knew it was the little things we could do to make our wedding “us.”

 

Kristin & James - Dress by Ivy & Aster - Photo by Off BEET Productions

Kristin & James - Dress by Ivy & Aster - Photo by Off BEET Productions

Kristin & James - Dress by Ivy & Aster - Photo by Off BEET Productions

Kristin & James - Dress by Ivy & Aster - Photo by Off BEET Productions

Kristin & James - Dress by Ivy & Aster - Photo by Off BEET Productions

Kristin & James - Dress by Ivy & Aster - Photo by Off BEET Productions

 

What was the most memorable moment?
Ah, there are so many!!!  Here are some highlights – (but again, I could go on and on the whole day/night was the best kind of memorable). First has to be the moment my mom put on my veil – telling me to “be happy, just be happy, ok?” Seeing all of our nephews (we have six nephews!!! And at the time, were all under the age of five) dressed up and looking so handsome – they were certainly a crowd pleaser, all of them walking hand in hand down the aisle…James and I were so proud of them. Seeing James at the end of the aisle. Best.feeling.ever. During the last 15 minutes of cocktail hour our photographer, Kate, took James and I to take pictures on the boardwalk (those are some of my favorite pictures). As we were walking back to the party, cocktail hour was still going on and a lot of our guests were out on the balcony, above us.  As we were walking, Aunt Janie yelled down “Heyyy there they are!! Mr. & Mrs. Schmitt!!!!!!”  and everyone cheered. It was a pretty amazing feeling.

 

Kristin & James - Dress by Ivy & Aster - Photo by Off BEET Productions

Kristin & James - Dress by Ivy & Aster - Photo by Off BEET Productions

Kristin & James - Dress by Ivy & Aster - Photo by Off BEET Productions

Kristin & James - Dress by Ivy & Aster - Photo by Off BEET Productions

Kristin & James - Dress by Ivy & Aster - Photo by Off BEET Productions

Kristin & James - Dress by Ivy & Aster - Photo by Off BEET Productions

 

If you could give future brides any advice, what would it be?
You do all this work and put all of this effort months in advance that you have to trust that you’ve thought of everything and that you’ve done everything you possibly could to make it your best day ever.  So the day of, just let it happen. But for some legit advice: I had a spreadsheet listing every part of our wedding. I kept track of all of our payment balances, who we needed to pay and the due dates.  I had checklists of things we needed to do/buy/brainstorm about, etc. Be overly organized with the finances because that can easily get overwhelming.

 

Kristin & James - Dress by Ivy & Aster - Photo by Off BEET Productions

Kristin & James - Dress by Ivy & Aster - Photo by Off BEET Productions

Kristin & James - Dress by Ivy & Aster - Photo by Off BEET Productions

Kristin & James - Dress by Ivy & Aster - Photo by Off BEET Productions

 

DRESS DESIGNER:  ”Sweet Pea” by Ivy & Aster from Lovely NY
PHOTOGRAPHER: Kate Connolly from Off Beet Productions
DJ: Denny Testa from Off Beet Productions
CEREMONY: St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean Township, NJ
RECEPTION: The Berkeley Hotel in Asbury Park, NJ
FLORIST: In the Garden

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Trunk Shows: September Events

We have so many trunk shows coming your way this fall! With the incredible sparkle and glam of Sarah Janks, the dramatic elegance of Anna Campbell, and the classic romance of Theia we are sure you’ll walk away with the perfect dress. Head to www.lovelybride.com to book your appointment today!

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