February 7, 2012

Just Peachy

Spring is well on its way… we can feel it! The color peach is a natural opener to the wedding season. It has a decidedly southern charm to it, as the juicy fruit does find its home in the South. And the color itself is so frilly and feminine… perfect for a bride. Enjoy the peachy inspiration!     Credits: 1 Christian Louboutin shoes 2 Photo by Christa Elyce via *** 3 Stationery by CECI New York via *** 4 Alvina Valenta dress, style 9130 5 essie nail polish in “A Crewed Interest” 6 Image via ***. 7 YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in “Peach Passion” 8 Image via *** 9 Tic Tock Couture Florals 10 Image via *** 11 Cake by Confetti Cakes via *** 12 Image by Corbin Gurkin w/ design by Fete in France via ***. 13 Wildflower Linen 14 Image via *** 15 Chanel shoes image via […]
January 25, 2012

Reception Trend: Long Tables

Lately it seems we’re seeing a gravitation from circle tables at wedding receptions and soirees to more tighter-knit seating for the guests. A guaranteed way to create a more intimate atmosphere at a venue is to host a reception with one, or several, long tables for guests. Such a setup may alleviate the sweetheart or head table, but makes way for a setting that allows the celebration to feel intimate (like a dinner party). Such proximity to guests may be preferable to the bride and groom, who have the chance to enjoy the celebration closely with their guests throughout dinner and beyond. And the benefits of such a setup exceed intimacy. Such a layout allows the bride and groom to better take advantage of a limited space, granting the potential to host more guests, accommodate a dance floor or a stunning display, and to have a  streamlined reception setup. The […]
July 14, 2011

Celebrating 40 Years of Our History – The 1980s

As Lovella Bridal launches from the rich history of Jobyna’s Bridal, we have taken the time to remember the best and most inspiring from each of our four decades. We now pay homage to the 1980s by sharing images of bridal trends and fashion styles of the decade. Princess Diana and Prince Charles: Gown: Made of pure silk taffeta with puffy sleeves with a 25 foot train. At age twenty Diana became The Princess of Wales when she married Charles on July 39, 1981 at St Paul’s Cathedral, which offered more seating than Westminster Abbey, generally used for royal nuptials. Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson: Wed on July 23, 1986 Prince Andrew marries Sarah Ferguson, becoming the Duke and Duchess of York. Wedding gown designed by Lindka Cierach. Elton John and Renate Blauel:   They wed on (Valentine’s day) February 14, 1984 at St. Mark’s Church in Sydney Australia just […]
July 14, 2011

Celebrating 40 Years of Our History – The 1990s

The 1990s defines a decade of pure elegance and sophistication. Rich fabrics, pearls, uniquely detailed embellishments adorn the gowns worn by the brides of this era. King Abdullah & Queen Rania of Jordan: Wed in 1993. “The future queen, destined to grace international best-dressed lists, wore a gold-trimmed, short-sleeve gown by British designer Bruce Oldfield for the traditional Muslim ceremony. Her choice of Oldfield would invite comparisons to Princess Diana, who often turned to Oldfield for her custom formal attire.” For more information, click here. It does cut like a knife! For their June 10, 1993 wedding reception, Jordan’s Queen Rania and King Abdullah’s enormous multi-tiered, rectangular-shaped cake – decorated with embossed crowns and lace embellishments – was sliced down to size with a sword. Lady Helen Windsor. Wed in 1992, gown designed by Catherine Walker. Queen Rania of Jordan: Wed in 1993, gown by Bruce Oldfied. “There is only […]
July 14, 2011

Celebrating 40 Years of Our History – The 2000s

The brides of the 2000’s define an era of chic, modern elegance. Gowns of this decade consist of decadent Italian laces that are as timeless as the love these couples share. Prince Joachim of Denmark and Princess Marie Cavallier. Wed in 2008, gown by Arasa Morelli. Prince Edouard de ligne de la Tremoille and Isabella Orsini. Wed in 2009, gown by Gerald Watelet. Prince Willem-Alexander of Orange and Princess Maxima Zorreguieta. Wed in 2002, gown designed by Valentino. Prince Johan Friso of Orange-Nassau and Princess Mabel. Wed in 2004, gown by Viktor & Rolf. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Princess Mary Donaldson. Wed in 2004, gown by Uffe Frank. “There is something about a wedding gown prettier than any other gown in the world.”–Douglas Jerrold’s Wit: A Wedding Gown; Douglas Jerrold, 185