The Lovely List: Friday Wrap Up

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Floral Inspiration Shoot Featuring Lovely’s Carol Hannah and Sarah Janks

This bridal inspiration shoot was an amazing collaboration between Lovely Philly owner Ivy, Amanda of Love Me Do Photography, and Sullivan Owen Floral and Event Design. Both the Carol Hannah Pemberley gown and Sarah Janks Daisy shined against rustic backdrops, paired with perfectly prepared florals. We love what a chameleon the model was, emanating different vibes in each of the styled looks. If you are a Philadelphia bride, not only should you visit Ivy and all of the girls at Lovely Philly, but you should also check out this amazing floral designer and photographer for your big day! We are smitten.

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Images via Love Me Do Photography.

A big thanks to everyone who put in such detailed work on this wonderful shoot.

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Lindee Daniel Trunk Show Coming to Lovely LA!

Lindee Daniel is not only one of our go-to-gals for a gorgeous gown, but for an eco friendly gown as well! She creates sustainable gowns with endless details and creativity. She will be featuring her whole collection at an upcoming Lovely LA Trunk Show May 23- 25! To get you in her spirit, we’re sharing some amazing photos of her gowns with you today.

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Make sure you check out this real bride wearing Lindee Daniel in the New York Times.

You can also see Lindee’s designs featured on Martha Stewart Weddings here.

This vintage inspired Real Wedding features a Lindee Daniel gown.

 

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Images Via Rebecca Arthurs, S’Wonderful Photography, KLK Photography, and Danielle Poff Photography.

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Trunk Show Tuesday: Watters at Lovely LA

Watters will be bringing their stunningly beautiful collection Lovely LA May 30-June 1. This is a big Trunk Show you West Coast brides will not want to miss! Be sure to schedule an appointment here ASAP!

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Images Via Watters.

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Real Wedding: Lauren and Brian

No one can top what a bride has to say about her dream dress and her wedding day, so we thought we’d start this post off with the wonderful story behind Lauren and Brian’s big day!

“I love my Briana story. I was having trouble finding a dress that spoke to me. Then I came upon Briana while scrolling though weddingwire.com. That was it, I was smitten. But where would I find her? There were no Sarah Janks stockists in New York City in December of 2012. Then I saw that a Sarah trunk show was coming to Lovely Bride NYC in March of 2013, just enough time to get the dress ordered for our August 17th wedding! Lovely already had a special significance to us. My future fiancée lived directly across the street from the boutique when we met. I would stare out the window wondering that I was missing out on inside that beautiful brownstone building (this was before the store moved to TriBeCa), and knew it was the only place where I could find MY dress, and in the nick of time! A perfect coincidence. I made my appointment. When the day came the sales assistant asked, “What kind of style are you looking for?” and I blurted out, “I’ve been waiting months to get my hands on Briana!” She was a little taken aback by my enthusiasm, and I learned that I was the first person to come in and request the dress by name. Everything went according to plan, and Briana looked beautiful next to my husband’s three-piece gray suit at our perfect Long Island vineyard wedding. She will be worn again at a reception in Scotland this July, when we go to celebrate our marriage with his extended family who could not make the wedding. Can’t wait to wear her again!”
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Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look.

I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted, but I knew what I didn’t want. I didn’t want white. I didn’t want strapless. I didn’t want poof. I wanted something that would be light and flowy for the summer. It wasn’t until I stumbled on Brianna that I KNEW what I wanted.

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What were the most important details to pulling off your dream wedding?

Wow, that’s a hard one to answer. Putting together a wedding by yourself is not easy, so staying disciplined and organized was key to getting everything done. Especially since it was a destination wedding that required finding venues and coordinating the logistics for 3 days of festivities.

Not only were we blessed with the beautiful landscape of Bedell Cellars, but we also found the PERFECT house to stay in and get ready in, AND were able to rent the house next door so that the guys could get ready separate from the girls. We were blessed with an amazing caterer who also coordinated our party rentals for us. Our florist did a beautiful job. But I think the most important thing to us was the music. We had a great cocktail hour band that learned some songs that we requested, and our DJ was patient enough with me to let me micromanage the playlist beforehand.  The only drawback was that I danced so much, I hardly ate any of the wonderful food! We didn’t even make it to the dessert table!

Also, as you can see from my credits, Etsy was key to the wedding. I could find basically anything I wanted, and if I couldn’t find it, I’d have it custom designed.

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What was the most memorable moment?

Dancing to ‘Unchained Melody’ with both my husband and my father.

 

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If you could give future brides any advice, what would it be?

Something will probably go wrong on your wedding day, and that’s ok. Don’t let it get to you. You’ve spent months, maybe years, carefully planning. Trust that you’ve done the best you can, and don’t let little things that might not go the way you planned detract from your day. And wear shapewear! Wearing nothing but undies was my biggest regret.

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DRESS DESIGNER: Sarah Janks

ACCESSORY DESIGNERS: Amanda Judge – Untamed Petals

Flower Girl headpiece: Sparkle and Posy

PHOTOGRAPHER: W. Studios

VENUE: Bedell Cellars

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Makeup: Sharon Becker

Hair: Maysoon Faraj

Flowers: Karen Lenahan

Caterer: Fresh Flavors

Wedding certificate 

Table number spoons 

Menus 

Ring bearer’s pillow 

Dog’s tux 

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Shoes: Badgley Mischka

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