December 31, 2013

Glitzy New Year’s Eve Inspiration

Last year we elected to Celebrate New Year’s in Gold, Silver & Black. This year is much of the same… but spiked with even more dazzle! And why must New Year’s be the only time to celebrate big? We should all take time here and there to throw a party and celebrate. Here’s to a glitzy good time this New Year’s Eve. Stay safe. We’ll see you in 2014! Photo Credits: 1 & 4 Apryl Ann Photography / Stationery by Southern Fried Paper / Calligraphy by Letter Love Studio / Via 2 Jamie Lauren Photography / Cake by Anna Elizabeth Cakes / Via 3 Belathée / Recipe by Bobby Flay / Via coco+kelley 5 & 6 Edyta Szyszlo / Florals by Paul Robertson Floral Design / Via. 7 & 10 Apryl Ann Photography / French macarons by Layered Bake Shop / Via 8 Ruth Eileen Photography / Styling by SMP Living […]
November 5, 2013

Bridal Fashion Week Fall 2013: Rivini by Rita Vinieris Fashion Show

After this, only one post remains chronicling our bridal market coverage. It’s been fun! The Rivini by Rita Vinieris Fall 2014 Collection was inspired by Venice. More specifically, “the beautiful harmony of the gentle gothic architecture reflecting on the shimmering waters,” according to the Collection’s official statement. The tone was undoubtedly set when the show opened with two brides, one in a jumpsuit, one in a dress, holding hands. The statement made the news for sure, but to us it was a simple proclamation that love is universal and equal. This collection was full of sweet feminine, fashion-forward shimmering drama. Our favorite part was the jumpsuits. Wedding fashion specialist and expert Nayri: “We picked up the very first look that comes out with the embroidered top (below). It is such PERFECTION! Rita’s the only one we saw do multiple jumpsuits, and it was love at first sight. A jumpsuit is […]
September 19, 2013

Sheila, in Ines Di Santo and Maria Elena, Marries Steven in Mexico

Sometimes the best, most accurate description of a wedding comes from the ones who capture it all: the photographers. In this case, it was Chris and Lynn of CHRIS+LYNN Photographers who summed up Sheila and Steven’s day beautifully: “Pink parasols, a shimmering Sofreh, and a ceremony setting to take your breath away! Sheila and Steven… wanted to feel the warmth of the sun and the wind in their hair as they celebrated their love at the water’s edge at their Cabo destination wedding.” Lovella bride Sheila wore a classically sexy Ines Di Santo lace gown from our salon. Paired with a handcrafted Maria Elena Headpieces belt, also from Lovella, she had a truly winning bridal look. Her jewelry and headpieces were dazzling, and her bouquet was romantic. The couple enjoyed a soiree in the spirit of the bride’s Persian culture, and the night was capped off with amazing fireworks. That’s […]
July 19, 2012

Spotted: Wedding w/ Ines Di Santo, Maria Elena & Sparkle

We found photo after fabulous photo from this wedding featured recently on the WedLuxe blog. This celebration has everything: a picture-perfect bride and groom (make that bridal party), a Barbie cake, loads of dazzle, a gorgeous rosary by Maria Elena, plenty of chic white everything, and a fairytale wedding gown and rare but glamorous fingerless gloves by the queen of bridal couture, Ines Di Santo. Now all that’s left to say is: Enjoy!     Credits: Photography: Crimson Photo / Via: WedLuxe Magazine / Dress Designer: Ines Di Santo / Fingerless Gloves: Ines Di Santo / Rosary: Maria Elena Headpieces / Venue: Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, Toronto.
December 26, 2011

Lovella Loves…

This sparkling bouquet, spotted here. Not only are the light-colored florals (faux or not) appropriate for a winter bride, but the sparkle has ultra holiday appeal. Also, nothing brightens the cold days of January and February like some dazzle.