Dressing for your wedding has to be one of the best parts of planning for your wedding. That said, we are certainly aware that the whole process is not that easy. From choosing , the 'perfect' dress to picking out superb accessories and not to mention the shoes, there are a lot of key components that go into creating your wedding look.
We suggest you get a little assistance with the process. For all of you Southern California brides-to-be you can now get some stylish assistance from Lovely Bride. They have recently opened their doors at 638 1/2 N Robertson Boulevard in West Hollywood, California. Be sure to call ahead for an appointment at 310.659.2050. Elizabeth Messina went to the new store and snapped a couple pretty photos to share with you how lovely the store really is.
Owner, Lanie List of Lovely Bridal shares with us some dress shopping tips and why exactly Lovely Bridal opened up another shop in Los Angeles.
Based on our big success in NYC, we have determined one thing…brides are sick of the 'bridezilla' stereotype. Today's brides are looking for a stylish dress in a cool environment with sales associates that they can actually relate too. We like to call our brides 'bridechilla', and we KNOW there were plenty of those in the Los Angeles area waiting for us to arrive! We opened Lovely on Valentine's Day to welcome arms…we already have a full schedule of brides looking for our indie designers, like Elizabeth Dye, Carol Hannah, Ivy & Aster, Sarah Seven….and so many more. We are so stoked to be bringing a more chic bridal experience to brides on the West Coast.
Wedding dress shopping can be a daunting experience for some (we know….we hear all of the stories!) so here are a few tips for making the trip a fun (not painful) time.
1) Less is more. We are sure everyone and their mother wants to join you for dress shopping, but the opinions of a trusted few are so much more important. Only select people who will be good listeners…these are the friends who will help you find your dress.
2) Trust our stylists. We have tried these gowns on many brides, and know what flatters each figure type. Come in with a few ideas on fabrics and details you like (like lace, beading, etc) but leave the silhouette style up to the imagination. We can help you find something that will look so great, jaws will drop when you walk down the aisle.
3) Know what can go. If you find an amazing dress that is above your budget, map out what you can sacrifice for the perfect gown. Trust us, years later, you will not remember the flowers, the cake, the decor, but you will always think of how amazing you look, felt, and your husband ogled you in THAT gown!
How pretty does everything look at Lovely Bride? So so pretty ... right? All styled perfectly by one of our Hand-Picked wedding vendors Found Vintage Rentals. Who not only has an insane amount of inventory but also styles for keeps.
Vintage Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals
Photography: Elizabeth Messina
Shop: Lovely Bride