Grand Opening

January 18, 2014

2013 Lovella Bridal Highlights, Pt. 2: The Events

2013, what a year. The biggest personal highlight of 2013 for us was the opening of our newly renovated salon. We took on the task of hosting our very own POP, The Bridal Event in early 2013; it was a success. We also sent models down the runway in designs from our salon for I Do! An Event for the Stylish Bride, Premier Bridal Event and Urban Unveiled LA. Designs from the following designers’ collections were added to Lovella’s selection of bridal gowns: Martina Liana, Matthew Christopher and Sareh Nouri. Lovella Bridal was featured on Style Me Pretty, Ruffled and Green Wedding Shoes, and in California Wedding Day, Ceremony and Plush. Also, our own Nayri was tapped to share advice with California Wedding Day readers. We continued collaborations with fellow vendors on countless fashion and inspiration shoots that had our gowns at chic spots like Viceroy Santa Monica, Redondo Beach […]
December 10, 2013

Lovella Bridal Grand (Re)Opening, Pt. 3: The Party

We shared photos of our new salon, and then the fashion, and now it’s time to take those and some fun and roll it into one: the celebration! Welcome to the third and final installment of our series documenting the grand reopening of Lovella Bridal on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. Designers Ines Di Santo, Jorge Manuel, Edgardo Bonilla and Maria Elena Fuentes all flew in from across the country for the event. The list of vendors (and friends) who went above and beyond the call of duty to make this night a memorable one for all involved is at the bottom of this post. We’ll let these photos by Duke Photography do the rest of the talking. (And this is only a sampling; view more on our Facebook page.) Enjoy!   Vendors: Photography: Duke Photography / Video: Walter Pawluk / Designers: Ines Di Santo, Gisele Del Busto and Maria Elena Fuentes of […]
December 1, 2013

Lovella Bridal Grand (Re)Opening, Pt. 2: The Fashion

Welcome to part two of three of our grand opening series. We unveiled our new and improved Lovella Bridal salon on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. (Click here for part one, photos of our new luxury space.) What would a bridal salon celebration be without fashion? Throughout the night, some of our favorite models showcased the latest couture designs. Ines Di Santo is especially close to our hearts, as a large part of our new salon is dedicated exclusively to her designs. We also addressed attendees and visiting designers in a special presentation. For example, we presented designer Jorge Manuel with an enlarged print of his sketch for the design of our salon. Good friend Edgardo Bonilla, who designed our front window displays, also joined us on stage, along with Maria Elena Fuentes of Maria Elena Headpieces and couture designer Ines Di Santo. It was special to have our good friends and […]
November 30, 2013

Lovella Bridal Grand (Re)Opening, Pt. 1: The Salon

Words can’t express the joy we felt on the evening of our Grand Opening on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. It feels like just yesterday we were cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of our former Lovella Bridal by Ines Di Santo salon. Over two years later, we’re humbled by the evolution of Lovella. We’re proud that world renowned designer (pictured above, center) remains a central figure of our salon; see below for photos from the Ines Di Santo boutique within Lovella. We enlisted other friends of ours to contribute their talents to Lovella. Jorge Manuel designed our entire salon. Of the space he said: “Lovella is not a space, it is an experience.” Lastly, our front window displays were designed by Edgardo Bonilla. You can find both designers’ collections in our salon. In our last post we thanked so many people, from designers to vendors to guests, that made […]
November 13, 2013

Exclusive Interview with Rivini’s Rita Vinieris

In just one week we will have infinite creative genius under one roof. Wednesday, November 20 marks the Grand Opening of our new luxury salon (and you’re invited, so RSVP)! The night will be a celebration complete with a couture fashion show, and appearances by designers Ines Di Santo, Jorge Manuel, Maria Elena Fuentes, Edgardo Bonilla, and Rivini Fashion Director James Brown. To celebrate the occasion, designer and Rivini Creative Director Rita Vinieris granted us an exclusive interview. This is such a treat, and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you! James Brown will represent the label at our Grand Opening. Enjoy. LB: What is a typical day as the Rivini Fashion Director? RITA VINIERIS: A typical day is that there is no typical day! LB: Who is the Rivini bride? RITA VINIERIS: She’s someone who wants to look beautiful and shine on her wedding day. My mission is to always make sure […]