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November 19, 2012

Maria Elena’s 20th Anniversary Bash in Miami, Pt. 2

In part one, we shared photos from Maria Elena’s anniversary celebration in Miami, Florida. Here, the party continues with photos we snapped of pieces that were on display during the event. Pieces from the new collection were mixed with pieces from past collections. We’ll save the vintage pieces for last! (Continued below) Below you’ll see amazing vintage Maria Elena pieces. You’ll see that the older collection features plenty of floral design, as well as gold (in which Maria Elena pieces were all sampled at one time), which Maria Elena still uses in her designs. What’s great is that we still carry some of these vintage pieces in our salon! We hope you love what you see. If you see something you love, inquire within: (818) 246-4637.    
November 18, 2012

Maria Elena’s 20th Anniversary Bash in Miami, Pt. 1

Twenty years of rolling out one exquisite piece after the next is definitely cause for celebration! Lovella Bridal Wedding Fashion Specialists Nayri and Kristina (above) flew from LA to Miami for a lavish event celebrating Maria Elena’s twenty years in the business. The bash was held at Maria Elena’s daughter’s home in the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami. It was the perfect evening with perfect weather. Attendees included world-famous bridal designer Ines Di Santo, and her daughter Veronica Di Santo, Monte Durham of Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta, Bridal Expo Chicago’s Jim Verraros and Bill Brennan, and other leaders in the industry. In the photos below you’ll also see Gisele Del Busto, Maria Elena’s all-knowing collection accessory stylist/designer representative who comes to all our trunk shows and styles our brides. “She’s taught me so much about accessories and is so talented at what she does! For my wedding I will […]
November 6, 2012

NYC Bridal Market 2012: Kenneth Pool/Amsale Factory Tour

During bridal market, the Lovella team was thrilled to have the chance to take a tour of the New York-based hands-on factory where all the Kenneth Pool and Amsale bridal magic occurs. Of course, this was not our first encounter with Kenneth Pool during our trip to NYC; we were there for the runway show, and had a private viewing (part one, part two). Among our sightings, where all the Amsale Aberra-designed bridal gowns are made. were a vintage quality control machine, digital machines that create the patterns, and spools of the dreamy fabric that is used to construct the gowns. Enjoy these exclusive photos!     (Above) A vintage quality control machine, which is used to lay the fabric to ensure all the flaws are cut around and not used. Note that these machines allow no room for error! (Above) Digitalized patterns are designed for each bride. (Above) A computerized […]