• Celebrating An All New Oh Lovely Day

    celebrating oh lovely day | throwing sequin confetti | photo by amy stone
    The day is finally here! After what seems like an eternity, the new Oh Lovely Day is complete. Two years of dreaming, five months of working with amazing designers and a brilliant developer, days of around-the-clock work (I also owe a ton of thanks to a wonderful and understanding husband and son) – it has all resulted in what you are seeing today. There will be bugs I’m sure (if you’re still seeing wonky things after a couple of days, please let me know!). You may notice some spacing and alignment issues in the posts transfered over from the old blog, and I’m slowly correcting those little things. But all-in-all, you are getting a bigger, better, lovelier Oh Lovely Day.

    So what’s new? Well, there’s more inspiration and it is easy to find! Dropdown menus from the main headers will give you more options to search for specific inspiration. For example, if you hover over “Inspiration” you’ll see that not only can you find my inspiration boards & details posts, but you can search by color, style, and season! You can hover on features and choose from real weddings, engagements, and styled shoots. In the right sidebar you can follow the lovely across social media, you can search by topic, keyword, or our archives. You’ll see sections in the sidebar that will take you to our regular features like Behind the Veil and Lovely Ever After, as well as our most popular posts.

    We also have a ‘pin it’ button directly on our featured photos so you can pin to your heart’s content. And we’ll have a photo gallery under new features so you can see even more and pin one photo at a time rather than a grouping if you prefer.

    I needed some new photos to match a new blog, and I thought why not make it a celebratory shoot? So I gathered up some things that represent the blog and me, and incorporated them into this fun shoot with Amy Stone Photography. I hope you enjoy it and love the new site as much as I do.

    celebrating oh lovely day  | photos by amy stone
    celebrating oh lovely day | gold glitter blow | photo by amy stone

    celebrating oh lovely day  | photos by amy stone

    celebrating oh lovely day | gilded heart mug | photo by amy stone
    celebrating oh lovely day | photos by amy stone
    celebrating oh lovely day | gilded paper maché heart from paloma's nest | photo by amy stone

    So, what do you think? I’d love to hear what’s working for you, what isn’t, what you love, what you’d like to see more of. Try out the gallery below and pin your favorite individual images. And come by tomorrow for a big big BIG celebratory giveaway of some of my favorite things!

    {credits}  Photography: Amy Stone / sequin jacket: Asos / coral silk popover top: Madewell / pouf & shoe clips: ban.do / hair: fiore beauty / makeup: elegance by alex / turquoise necklace & bracelet: banana republic / wrap bracelet: chan luu / watch: michael kors / shoes: j.crew / heart mug: west elm / paper maché heart: paloma’s nest / confetti garland: DIY (found here) / balloon decor: DIY (future post)

    Amy Stone Photography

    and Elegance by Alex are members of the Lovely Vendor Guide. If you’d like to apply to be a Lovely Vendor, go here.

    Leave a comment.


    1. Posted Feb 11 at 8:41 am | Permalink

      CONGRATS! I am so so excited for you. You are inspiring me to get moving and do this for all my sites! (Marie – I’m coming for you!)

    2. Posted Feb 11 at 9:16 am | Permalink

      congratulations chandra!!!! you look so happy in your photoshoot images and i’m so thrilled for you. everything looks absolutely lovely and perfectly you!!! congrats and enjoy the glow of happiness from all the hard work that went in to your new gorgeous site 🙂

    3. Posted Feb 11 at 9:19 am | Permalink

      Congrats! The new site looks amazing!

    4. Posted Feb 11 at 9:22 am | Permalink


      Looks so pretty and you my girl look FABULOUS…. Keep up the great work and I am so happy we can work together. Many good wishes coming your way.

      Best to you,


    5. Posted Feb 11 at 9:26 am | Permalink

      Oh we love it! Congratulations on such a beautiful design and we adore your outfit & photos too! C & J x

    6. Posted Feb 11 at 9:29 am | Permalink

      Chandra – It looks fabulous! I love the all the glitter and pretty peach tones! I know you are so proud of all your hard work and I am proud of you too! It really is gorgeous 🙂

    7. Posted Feb 11 at 9:44 am | Permalink

      This is so beautiful! What a way to start a Monday, just lovely!!!

    8. Posted Feb 11 at 10:05 am | Permalink

      yay! looks so good! congrats!

    9. Posted Feb 11 at 10:07 am | Permalink

      Eeeekkkk so excited for you! Everything looks A-MAZING!!!! All of you hard work and dedication is so inspiring :). Xoxo

    10. Posted Feb 11 at 10:16 am | Permalink

      *LOVE* the new look and photos! You look GORG! Congratulations and thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of this! Xox

      Alex Flores
      *Elegance By Alex*
      Makeup Artist

    11. Posted Feb 11 at 10:26 am | Permalink

      CONGRATS! OMG I love the new look! The color scheme is fantastic and your outfit is drop dead gorgeous! xx

    12. Jess
      Posted Feb 11 at 11:18 am | Permalink

      Congratulations on the new beautiful site! Your hard work has paid off!! Onward and upward! xxxx

    13. Posted Feb 11 at 11:20 am | Permalink

      Soooo pretty, love the redesign! And girl, that outfit is to.die.for. I’m headed over to J. Crew’s website right now to hunt for some of those heart flats… Swoon!

      • Posted Feb 11 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

        Liz- The shoes are actually nude patent pumps no longer available at J.Crew, but the hearts are shoe clips from Ban.do – see the link for shoe clips and pouf in the credits. And those ARE available! So glad you like 🙂

    14. Posted Feb 11 at 11:43 am | Permalink

      Everything about this is amazing! Love the design! Details to die for. Thank you for sharing!

    15. Posted Feb 11 at 11:48 am | Permalink

      Looks FAB…. and so do you ;-)!! Congrats on the new site!!

    16. Posted Feb 11 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

      Looks great! Love the pics of you too 🙂 xoxo

    17. Posted Feb 11 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

      I love the new pin it options, and the little sequins and glitter details look like they just naturally spilled from that gorgeous glitter-filled photo shoot! Congratulations on the new look!

    18. Posted Feb 11 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

      Congrats, friend 🙂 Your new site is looking so fabulous!

    19. Posted Feb 11 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

      Beautiful, congrats….

    20. Posted Feb 11 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

      Congrats Chandra!!!!! I absolutely LOVE everything! The colors are fabulous, the sequins, the polka dots- so fun!!!! Yay!! 🙂

    21. Posted Feb 11 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

      Gasp- the new site looks AMAZING! Congratulations on a job beautifully done!!

    22. Posted Feb 11 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

      Congrats Chandra! It looks lovely and you look absolutely stunning!!

    23. Posted Feb 11 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

      So happy for you Chandra…all shiny and brand new! Cheers from the lower part of SoCal! xo

    24. Posted Feb 11 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

      Hooray!!! The new site looks AMAZING!!!

    25. kfloveinme
      Posted Feb 11 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

      Love it! Congrats! And giirrrll, you look FABULOUS!!

    26. Posted Feb 11 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

      Thank you so much everyone! Your support means the world to me and your sweet words have made the day even more special. xx

    27. Posted Feb 11 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

      Hooray! It looks so lovely!

    28. Lacy Robinson
      Posted Feb 11 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

      LOVE your new site!! Congrats!

    29. Posted Feb 11 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

      looking good, pretty lady! congrats on the new redesign 🙂

    30. Posted Feb 11 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

      Love the site!!!!

    31. Posted Feb 11 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

      Congrats! The site is beautiful!

    32. Sheila Huff
      Posted Feb 11 at 10:42 pm | Permalink


    33. Posted Feb 12 at 5:33 am | Permalink

      Congratulations!! It’s gorgeous! Love all the little details- you guys did an amazing job!

    34. Posted Feb 12 at 9:51 am | Permalink

      Congratulations!!! The website looks absolutely amazing, and I’m loving those photos from the shoot…gorgeous!

    35. Posted Feb 12 at 10:47 am | Permalink

      Congrats Chandra!!! Loving your new site & design, its so fresh & fun!!!

    36. Posted Feb 12 at 11:46 am | Permalink

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