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    Classic Wedding In Laguna Beach: Ritsuko & Sean

    Classic Laguna Beach Wedding | Leila Brewster Photography & The Special Day on ohlovelyday.com

    When this pretty Laguna Beach wedding landed in my inbox I just knew I had to share it. Having attended a Laguna Beach wedding at very fancy hotel once myself (Paul McCartney and his then-wife Heather Mills watched from their balcony and even sent champagne to the couple during their reception) I know how breathtaking this setting really was. Planned perfectly by The Special Day and captured by Leila Brewster, it’s one of those classic weddings every little girl dreams of. Read More »


    Intimate Mojave Desert Wedding: Stormie & Chris

    mojave desert wedding | one summer day photographyIt’s Monday, which means we announced our Jouer Cosmetics giveaway winner!  Head over to our Facebook page to see if you’re the lucky one (and like us while you’re there, won’t you?)

    Today’s wedding shows you that you don’t need a lot of time or a lot of stuff to have a beautiful wedding day.  Stormie and Chris planned their wedding in one month, while visiting Chris’s hometown of Palmdale, California.  The groom was about to attend Columbia University and they wanted to live in couple’s housing.  They were going to have a courthouse wedding, and then decided they wanted their closest family and friends present and to be surrounded by the beauty of the Mojave Desert.  Best decision ever.  I’m warning you, you’re going to want to have a desert wedding after you see this one! Read More »


    Sneak Peek of Ann Taylor Wedding & Events Spring Collection

    Anne Taylor & Loverly by Trent BaileyAs I mentioned yesterday, I’m in NYC for Bridal Market this weekend (follow along on instagram for peeks at Spring bridal collections and NYC fun).  And today I’ve got a treat for you – a sneak peek of Ann Taylor Wedding & Events Spring Collection. In celebration of spring and wedding season Lover.ly produced a shoot with one of our favorite brands, Ann Taylor to showcase one of this seasons hottest colors, blush.  This shoot took place in the streets of NYC and shows a fun + flirty approach to accessorizing your bridesmaid looks.

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    {Credits} Photography: Trent Bailey / Hair & Makeup MakeUp: Facetime Beauty / Bridesmaid Dresses: Ann Taylor Weddings & Events / Head Pieces: Preston & Olivia / Jewelry: Bauble Bar / Produced by Lover.ly

    {DIY} Cupcake Liner Garland

    DIY cupcake liner garland
    Happy DIY Tuesday!  Today I’ve got another DIY from new contributor Mariana from So Much Life.  She’s sharing a fun cupcake garland for us that is perfect for Spring and Easter parties.

    Step 1: Choose a large and a small sized cupcake baking cup. Separate each cup, one by one, and display everything on the top of a table.

    Step 2: Flip the smaller cupcake baking cups.

    Step 3: Paste, with hot glue, the smaller cupcake baking cups inside the bigger ones.
    DIY cupcake liner garland tutorial
    Step 4: Merge with hot glue the two cups above the twine.
    DIY cupcake liner garland tutorial
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    And you could use any color and pattern of liner for whatever type of party you want to have.  I love the pastels but neon would be really fun too!  Thanks again to Mariana from So Much Love (she’s also got another blog called So Much Life – check them both out. While they’re both in Portugese, they are FULL of pretty visual inspiration, one wedding-focused and one crafty!)

    Are you loving these DIYs we’ve been having from our fabulous new contributors?  If you have an inner Martha just dying to get out, email me to send your submissions my way and you could be featured too. We’ve got an Easter-themed one from Mariana coming up next week too!  Until then, happy DIY’ing.


    Floral Centerpiece Ideas for Spring

    spring wedding centerpiece idea

    Spring is (almost) officially here, which means Spring wedding season is upon us.  If you are still finalizing your florals or planning a wedding for next Spring, I’m sharing some pretty centerpiece ideas for your Spring wedding.

    {Vibrant Peaches & Pinks}

    spring-wedding reception centerpiece pink peach wedding flowers

    What says ‘Spring’ more than brightl colors?  The incorporation of peonies and peaches in your centerpieces are perfect for your Spring wedding.  The sherbert colors are fresh, warm, and fun.

    {Yellow & Green}

    spring wedding green and yellow florals

    Don’t daffodils just announce spring when they start popping up?  When I was a little girl, my favorite thing about spring was when our hillside turned yellow with daffodils and I would pick bouquets everyday.  This mix of daffodils, tulips, snowdrops, and ranuculus make the perfect spring table.

    {Pretty White Tulips}

    white tulips spring centerpiece ideas

    The flower that most symbolizes Spring for me is the tulip.  Make them even lovelier by grouping a large group of white tulips together.  I also love large groupings of white hydrangea (another great bloom that shows up in Spring).

    {Soft Pastel Spring Florals}

    spring floral centerpiece ideas

    If brights or whites aren’t your thing, these muted pastel florals also make lovely Spring centerpieces.  Need more pastel wedding inspiration?  Check out this pastel palette inspiration. And did you know you can search by color and season on Oh Lovely Day?  Yep! Just hover over ‘Inspiration’ in the navigation menu and a drop down menu will appear for color, style, and season.

    What is your favorite Spring centerpiece style?  Remember to keep your florals in season to ensure you will have them for available for your wedding and to keep them more budget-friendly. You can find a handy cheat sheet for what florals are in season when here.  And be sure to follow our Lovely Florals board on Pinterest for lots more inspiration.

    {photo credits} photo 1: Florals by Flowerwild, photo by Jose Villa, for {Mag}Rouge shoot, via Style Me Pretty | photo 2: Photography: Rebecca Wood  and florals by Stemz Florals via Style Me Pretty |photo 3:  Karen Woolven Floral Design | photo 4: via Martha Stewart Weddings; via Project Wedding | photo 5: via Photography: 1313 Photography, Floral Design + Decor: Ines Naftali Floral & Event DesignStyle Me Pretty; via Style Me Pretty

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