honeymooning: the video

Bam! Another thing crossed off the list. It took me a while and I may have wanted to toss my computer across the room a couple of times, but that…

Bam! Another thing crossed off the list. It took me a while and I may have wanted to toss my computer across the room a couple of times, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t love reliving every bit of our amazing honeymoon. I wanna go back. xoxo

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vera wang can do no wrong

This post is courtesy of new Lovely Indeed partner David’s Bridal.  All opinions are mine.  Thank you for being supportive of the partners that help keep Lovely Indeed up and…

This post is courtesy of new Lovely Indeed partner David’s Bridal.  All opinions are mine.  Thank you for being supportive of the partners that help keep Lovely Indeed up and running!  xoxo

Wow. I mean, I know I’m married and all, but if I’m being honest I’d have to say that some of the new wedding dresses from David’s Bridal have me daydreaming about wedding gowns all over again — especially the White by Vera Wang collection. All of her pieces are so sculptural and beautiful, and one hundred percent feminine. I love all of the details and the accessories — the oversized bows, the unexpected pops of black, and the layers and layers of fabric are just so pretty.

You can also check out Vera’s sketches and inspiration; I always think it’s so awesome to see a designer’s original vision and how it comes to life. Whaddaya think? Do you have a fave? xoxo

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how to host a candy buffet

Recently, a friend asked for some details about the candy buffet that Mr. Lovely and I had at our wedding reception.  I started laying out some information for her, and…


Recently, a friend asked for some details about the candy buffet that Mr. Lovely and I had at our wedding reception.  I started laying out some information for her, and once I started, I couldn’t stop!  So I decided to share the info with you, too.  There’s a ton of information for you after the jump — I’m talking diagrams, spreadsheets, tips and tricks.  Read on here!

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jackie and codey are engaged

And not only are they engaged, but they’re both total knockouts.  They asked me to snap some photos of them by a park up near our apartments.  (We’re not only…

And not only are they engaged, but they’re both total knockouts.  They asked me to snap some photos of them by a park up near our apartments.  (We’re not only super good friends, but close neighbors!  I know, it’s totally Lucy-Ricky-Fred-Ethel.  And I love it.)  Anyhoo, I was a little terrified when they asked me to take some engagement photos, because that’s kind of an important moment, ya know?  And I’m a purely experimental photographer, so to be trusted with something so major was both nerve-wracking and such an honor!

In any case, it’s a good thing they’re so pretty, because I didn’t really have to much work to make them look fantastic.  So here are Jackie and Codey, engaged and over-the-moon, and too cute to describe.  Have a look.  Congrats, guys!  xoxo

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our diy wedding invitation suite

It’s fun to revisit some of the wedding hubbub now that the big day has passed!  I came across a set of our wedding invitations recently while getting things put…

It’s fun to revisit some of the wedding hubbub now that the big day has passed!  I came across a set of our wedding invitations recently while getting things put away, and thought I’d share them with you here.

Mr. Lovely and I were sorely tempted to have some awesome letterpress invites designed and printed up, but when it came down to it, we were more interested in designing them ourselves (and saving some money in the process!).  I shared our Save-the-Dates earlier this year; now you can check out the rest of the invitation suite.

Like our Save-the-Dates, we designed our invites on Photoshop and sent the design away to Vistaprint to be printed up and sent back to us.  When we got back all of the pieces, Mr. Lovely used the vintage Smith-Corona typewriter for addresses and our return address, typing them one by one.  We cut mulberry paper from Kate’s Paperie and wrapped it around the invitation pieces, tied with a bit of baker’s twine.  We used the King & Queen of Hearts postage stamp, and sent our invites on their merry way.  Take a closer look!  xoxo

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his & hers: wedding gifts

We’re taking a quick trip back to our wedding day today for a His & Hers post featuring our wedding gifts to each other!  Mr. Lovely and I wanted to…

We’re taking a quick trip back to our wedding day today for a His & Hers post featuring our wedding gifts to each other!  Mr. Lovely and I wanted to get each other something cool and significant, but we were both aiming to stay within a pretty reasonable price range.  So naturally, without realizing that the other was doing the exact same thing, we both turned to Etsy!

Mr. Lovely found me these awesome vintage book pages with fun illustrations printed on them from Prrint.  (My fave is the girl playing a giant ukulele).

And I found him this letterpress print from The Big Harumph on Etsy.

We thought it was kind of funny that we essentially got each other the same thing for our gifts!  Maybe it’s a good sign.  We’re already on the same page.  xoxo

{Images by Joelle Pulido Photography.}

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we got married ii

The reception was crammed full of people and happiness, and was DIY to the last drop.  The centerpieces were vintage books from my grandmother’s house, mason jars from our family…

The reception was crammed full of people and happiness, and was DIY to the last drop.  The centerpieces were vintage books from my grandmother’s house, mason jars from our family farm, letterpress blocks that Mr. Lovely and I bought each other as an engagement present, and wrought iron table numbers handmade by my dad.

Our cake toppers were Jonathan Adler salt and pepper shakers (given to us as a housewarming gift from a dear friend).  Around the cake, we had photos of our parents and grandparents on their wedding days.  The cake was backed up by a candy buffet, which included a vintage postage scale and my grandmother’s antique cut glass dishes.

Our friends and family entertained themselves in a photobooth, decorated with homemade chalkboards and vintage photos & cameras.  And on our guest table, people typed us messages on an antique Smith-Corona typewriter — the same typewriter we used to address the save-the-dates, invitations, and to type names on placecards.

There was cake cutting and merry-making, and finally the last dance, after which we kicked our shoes off and went back over every detail of the most perfect day. xoxo

{All photos by Joelle Pulido Photography.}

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we got married

Maybe – just maybe – the perfect day.  The morning was girls running around in robes and jammies, doing hair and makeup.  There was family coming and going, and lunch,…

Maybe – just maybe – the perfect day.  The morning was girls running around in robes and jammies, doing hair and makeup.  There was family coming and going, and lunch, and all of a sudden there was Mr. Lovely in a pretty sharp-looking suit.





Then there were bridesmaids and groomsmen and more family, and a red ’57 Chevy Bel Air to take us across town to tie the knot.





And finally there was a church and a steeple, and all the people we care about inside.  There was music, and singing, and tears and smiles, and love that just about popped the building open.





I won’t lie — the after party was just as good.  Come back tomorrow to see a little more.  And let’s clap it up for Joelle at Joelle Pulido Photography, for taking all of these amazing photos (that I can’t seem to stop staring at).  xoxo

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photobooth

One of my absolute favorite parts of our wedding day was having a photobooth at the reception.  It was hysterical to see people going in, coming out, choosing props, and…

One of my absolute favorite parts of our wedding day was having a photobooth at the reception.  It was hysterical to see people going in, coming out, choosing props, and giggling over each others’ photos.  We had arranged it so that people could use the booth as many times as they wanted, and for each photo session they received two strips — one for them to keep, and one for them to write a message on and leave for us.  We were dying laughing as we looked through all of the photos when we returned from our honeymoon!  It was so lovely to see each photo — the sweet, the silly, the outrageous, and most of all, the couples smooching.

We also got digital copies of each strip, and I thought I’d share a bunch here!  They are too fun.  And maybe you’ll see yourself if you were at the party!  Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the photobooth was rented from the awesome dudes at SJ’s Disc Jockey. Have fun, dolls.  xoxo

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family wedding photos

Phewph!  Now that we’re back from our whirlwind honeymoon, I’d love to start sharing some little details of the wedding!  Our photographer Joelle (from Joelle Pulido Photography) captured so many…

Phewph!  Now that we’re back from our whirlwind honeymoon, I’d love to start sharing some little details of the wedding!  Our photographer Joelle (from Joelle Pulido Photography) captured so many lovely things, and I’m grateful to have these little snippets to share.  Let’s talk vintage pictures.

Mr. Lovely and I thought it would be a cool little way to include our families and some history if we went through some of our old family photos and displayed them at our reception.  After looking and sifting and sorting, we decided to narrow it down to wedding photos of our parents and grandparents, and have them on the cake table.  I just love old photos to begin with, and to see your own family members on one of the happiest days of their lives (so many years ago, for some!) is just beyond cool.

Which are your faves?  And can you guess who’s who?  xoxo