• About Oh Lovely Day

    chandra fredrick of oh lovely day

    Hi, I’m Chandra.  I’m the founder and editor of Oh Lovely Day, bosswoman of myself, lover of weddings, part-time lawyer, full-time momma, wifey of an actor, DIY’er, obsessive pinner, never ending multi-tasker, vintage treasure collector, and wedding lover.  I blog about weddings, honeymoons, and love.  I’ve added marriage, travel, entertaining, and moms + babies to that list in a weekly feature called Lovely Ever After (so you bride readers can justify your Oh Lovely Day fix long after your wedding has passed *wink wink*) 

    How did Oh Lovely Day begin?   My love for weddings, details, and DIY evolved into a passion while planning my own wedding. During my planning I found lots of wedding inspiration, but it was all about other people’s weddings, not about making my wedding my own personal style. I started Oh Lovely Day to fill that gap and to help brides create a wedding that is unique, personal, and all their own. A wedding should be about the couple getting married.  And the design, decor, and style of the wedding should reflect who you are.  Aside from the L-O-V-E, it is the little things, the lovely details and cohesive ideas, that make a wedding special. 

    A small town Ohio upbringing, law school in Chicago, following the boy I love to LA…that is just a snippet of what led me where I am today.  I can’t get through the morning without coffee in a pretty mug, I can find four-leaf clovers like nobody’s business, and I have a massive collection of mason jars (they remind me of home). I love dark chocolate, Ryan Gosling (after my husband Jonathan, of course!), and am absolutely obsessed with my  son, Charlie. 

    Oh Lovely Day’s DIY tips were published on MSN’s wedding homepage, I’m a contributor on Huffington Post Weddings, we were voted the Best DIY Wedding Blog on One Wed, and have been among BrideTide’s Top 100 Wedding Blogs for the last several years.  I’m also one half of Gilded Vintage + Custom Rentals, here to help Southern California couples achieve their wedding vision with vintage rentals, custom DIY projects, and spectacular styling. Last but not least, I also founded Blogger Law, combining my two careers as a blogger and lawyer to educate and inform other bloggers about the legal and ethical issues that bloggers face.

    I hope I am able to provide you with an idea, some inspiration, or a DIY project that you can use in your own wedding.  Just remember to make it YOU.  Grab a cup of coffee (or mason jar of sweet tea) and stay a while.

    daily coffee in a pretty gold heart mug from west elm

    Where can I find your wedding?
    I was honored to have my wedding published on Style Me Pretty and The Knot, as well as Love and Lavender.  I also featured it here on Oh Lovely Day and you can find links to all of the posts {here} or click on the “our wedding” badge in the home page sidebar. 

    Tell me about the selection process of your Lovely Vendor Guide. 

    The goal of the Lovely Vendor Guide is to help every bride and groom, no matter your location or budget, find the vendors and inspiration you need to help make your wedding YOU.  I have personally reviewed all of our Lovely Vendors to ensure that they are someone you can trust to help you through the wedding process.  All of our Lovely Vendors have an aesthetic and quality that matches the content and philosophy of Oh Lovely Day.  They are the vendors that I would choose (or in some cases HAVE chosen) for my own wedding, and those that you see every day here on Oh Lovely Day.  I only select a limited number of Lovely Vendors for each section of the Guide from each geographical location.  I do this so that you can choose from those vendors that I believe are the most talented vendors out there and the ones you would like to hire, for all budgets!

    If a vendor is invited to join the guide, there is a small yearly membership fee required.  Please know that only vendors that I truly believe are a fit for the blog are invited to join, and I never approve a vendor who I don’t think meets the quality or style that my readers want.  I do not invite anyone that I wouldn’t consider hiring myself, and many applicants are not invited to be a Lovely Vendor.  The small yearly rate goes towards the editorial and technological costs of the blog and is low enough that vendors of all kinds and sizes can participate. 
    With that, I hope you feel you can trust the Lovely Vendor Guide and chosen vendors, and that they will help you in your search for the wedding artists and vendors who will help you make your wedding unique, personal, YOU!
    Where else can I find Oh Lovely Day?
    Besides the mentions above, you can also find Oh Lovely Day here:
    giant balloons tassel and braided ribbon DIY from Oh Lovely Day
    *If you featured something from Oh Lovely Day, please email me the link so I can add yours to the list!  

    All photos on the about pages are by Amy Stone Photography.  Amy Stone is a member of our Lovely Vendor Guide. If you’d like to be a member, apply here.

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       We had our first date 20 years ago today when we were practically babies in high school. We were on and off (and on and off and on and off) through college, survived a 3 year long distance relationship before there was FaceTime and when one of us didn't even have a cell phone. We've done 11 years of sharing a bathroom, almost 6 years of marriage, and now almost 3 babies. Some days have been so easy, and others are incredibly hard. Each day we make a choice to love each other and enjoy this beautiful life together. And to do it our way, following our dreams and raising our children to be open minded, good and kind people. Our way, ride or die, till the wheels fall off. Me and you. Happy 20 year date-a-versary my social media-less hunk of a husband.❤️ We should have gotten a sitter  //  by @hazelnutphoto from our gender reveal, which I'll be sharing next week!
       Had a super #happymail day thanks to the 2016 calendar preview from @papersource. At first I was all like "the color, the design, the pretty, oh my! " but then I thought "2016, January, due date, holy shit! " I feel like the next 6 months just flashed before my eyes. Slow down 2015. The calendars and planners are real purty tho. #mypscalendar
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