We had to do all in our power to not repost all of these images from Jeff and Kristin’s wedding that Duke Khodaverdian captured and shared on his blog. From the couple’s nuptials in a historic museum and gardens to the glamorous and exquisitely-lit intimate reception celebration on the water, the great city of Miami is present in every one of these photos. Lovella bride Kristin absolutely dazzled in an Ines Di Santo ball gown and accessories by Maria Elena Headpieces. She wore shoes from the David Tutera Shoe Collection that worked wonderfully with her bejeweled gown, headpiece and jewelry, all also from our salon. For the reception she changed into a more dance-worthy number: a fabulous mini custom-designed dress, also by Ines Di Santo. In fact, if you love Kristin’s Ines gowns, you’re in luck! We’re hosting an Ines Di Santo trunk show March 14-16, and the designer will […]
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 […]
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 […]
Thank you to all who made our Grand Opening last Wednesday an absolute joy and success! We couldn’t be happier with our new salon, and we’re humbled by all the support and well wishes we have received. We were delighted by all the brides, neighbors and friends who showed up to celebrate with us. Truly, without our brides and friends both in the industry and out, we would not be Lovella Bridal. Special guests traveled from thousands of miles away to attend the event. Ines Di Santo traveled from Toronto for both the event and our trunk show. In from Miami, Maria Elena and Gisele Del Busto of Maria Elena Headpieces celebrated with us. Also Jorge Manuel, who designed our salon, and Edgardo Bonilla, who designed our front windows. James Brown of Rivini and Amber Strickland of Sareh Nouri came in from New York. Thank you to the vendors, many […]
Another beautiful California day, another fabulous shoot! We joined forces with Nicoletta Daskalakis and her team once again, this time to create beach magic. But we didn’t do it alone; full vendor credits are below. Model Sarabeth Panela simply shined in a Kenneth Pool drop-waist gown and sparkling Maria Elena hair comb, both from our salon. She was a vision! Nicoletta worked her magic to create an ultra romantic look with soft makeup and carefree hair. Enjoy the photos, and head over to Nicoletta’s blog for even more. Credits: Photography: Nicoletta Daskalakis Photography Team / Shoot Location: Redondo Beach, CA / Wedding Dress: Kenneth Pool, from Lovella Bridal / Hair Comb: Maria Elena Headpieces, from Lovella Bridal / Hair & Makeup: Nicoletta Daskalakis / Tuxedo: Friar Tux Shop / Cake: Shakar Bakery / Calligraphy: Calligraphy Katrina / Models: Sarabeth Panela and Nick Kafantaris.