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Real Weddings: Meet Ivy

It's IVY!!! And oh, how we love Ivy. Not only is she one of our retailers (anyone lucky enough to have found their gown at Lovely Bride in Philadelphia already knows her), but she has become a friend over the years. So, you can imagine the excitement in getting to create a custom gown for her! One thing you may not know about Ivy is that she is a dancer. A seriously talented, trained, competitive dancer (like a gold medal winning U.S. champ...just sayin'). It follows that Ivy is comfortable in sparkly gowns so this one had to be EXTRA special and allow her to dance the night away. It was a total dream to spend time with this girlboss while we created her one of a kind gown and this beauty turned out just right. The first look got Matt all teary, and my oh my how she glowed under that grand chuppah. The night ended with this couple totally killing it on the dance floor. Mission accomplished. Mazel tov you two.

Gown: Custom Veil:  Empress Veil | Photography: Love Me Do | HMU: Aleksandra Ambrozy | Florals and Design: Evantine Design |  Videography: Squareware Studios | Paper Goods: The Papery |  Cake: Cake Life Bakeshop | Venue: Logan Hotel and Ballroom 

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Heidi

Heidi and Guirae said their I-dos at the Fairmont Park Horticultural Center in Philadelphia. The reflecting pond made for some gorgeous portraits of this wonderful couple. The light filled, greenhouse-like interior seemed to spill into the ceremony in the shape of the most perfect (air-plant) bouquet and arbor. Heidi made the silk organza and leather macrame strapping of our Adella gown look so sweet. We love her loose locks with that open back.

Gown: Adella | Photographer: Lauri for Emily Wren Photography | Bridal Shop: Lovely Bride Philly

Happily Yours, CH

Inspiration: Coralia and Ianassa at Globe Dye Works by Love Me Do Photography

Coralia and Ianassa are two very different dresses that were both captured expertly in this inspiration shoot from Love Me Do PhotographyIanassa, our iridescent silk chiffon wave gown, and its gorgeous blue-greens billowed beautifully against the exterior, industrial backdrop. And our more structured Coralia was hauntingly framed by the raw and faded interior at Globe Dye Works. 

Dress: Ianassa (iridescent silk chiffon blue gown, see more here) and Coralia (linearly banded gown, see more here) | Images: Love Me Do Photography | Hair and Makeup: Aleksandra Ambrozy | Location: Globe Dye Works via Birchtree Catering | Dress: Coralia by Carol Hannah from Lovely Bride.

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah