It’s a great pleasure to welcome Lanie List, proprietress of Lovely Bridal, as guest contributor to our blog today! Lovely is a one of a kind bridal boutique located in New York City’s West Village neighborhood, offering an exclusive collection of bridal designs from a carefully curated group of independent (and highly talented) designers. Today Lanie is sharing a bit of wedding style inspiration, pairing fabulous dresses (all available at Lovely) with coordinating letterpress invitations. We love the idea of allowing your dress to set the tone for your celebration, be it short or long, formal or casual. Here are Lanie’s picks…
“Nicole Miller is a New Yorker through and through (even her gowns are made in NYC), which is reflected in her sleek and chic styling. This long and lean dress is sophisticated and modern, just like the skyline in the Charmed New York letterpress invitations.”
“Anne Barge designs classic and modern gowns, with clean lines that pair perfectly with Harbor Beach. We can already envision a beautiful Nantucket wedding, where the bride can gracefully slip a seashell in her pocket of this La Fleur dress as a memento of her wedding day at the beach!”
“David Fielden, a new designer at Lovely, creates gowns fit for a Hollywood starlet in a vintage film. The peacock motif always harkens back to the extravagant parties of the roaring 20s, and would fit perfectly for a vintage glam wedding. Even the detail in the peacock feathers on the Peacock Full letterpress suite has the same beautiful texture that the lace in this gown creates on the bride.”
“Quail gowns are based on layers and layers of ruffles. But rather than feeling heavy or traditional, they come across as fresh, romantic and sweet, just like the layered text of the Amor invitation.”
“The Ivy & Aster line is all about fun and whimsy, which shines through in the Harp collection, despite its neutral color palette. As a matter of fact, white on white is always a favorite combination at Lovely. The amazing depth and shadows it creates is an elegant way to add texture to your wedding while still keeping with a white theme. This Ivy & Aster dress almost looks like letterpress, with the detail of the guipure lace over an organza skirt.”
“The simple elegance of Garden Vine letterpress would work beautifully with a low-key, hand crafted wedding, which is what Elizabeth Dye’s designs are all about! Elizabeth’s gowns are all made in Portland, by the hands of skilled craftswomen. We love the tie together of the typography on the invites, the vintage inspiration of the gowns, and the vintage craft of hand making gowns in the USA!”
Many thanks to Lanie for sharing her bridal style expertise! Want to be even further inspired? These dresses (and many more) can be purchased at Lovely Bridal in New York or visit the Lovely blog for great wedding style ideas.