Friday, October 29, 2010

Marchesa vs. Sweet & Saucy

Wow... could these two be any more identical in style? I am not even sure which came first... the design of this Marchesa Spring '11 gown that just debut during the NYC bridal market last weekend, or this fabulous large white garden rose Sweet & Saucy cake in which we have kept filed away for inspiration in one of our picture folders for the past few weeks? Either way, they are both to swoon over!

nicole brennan . 302.545.0412 . . wilmington

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

green + black: damask decor and stationery

With the demo and renovation of my home office beginning soon (secretly jumping and down with joy!), I am constantly searching for inspiration. However, don't let me fool you... I have it all designed in my head: white walls, dark walnut flooring, white ikea shelving, plush couches and chairs, and of course a showcase of the LovelyGirls portfolio! But decor and interior decorating for me is to the bride who is searching for the perfect cake and wedding dress, and the internet is just a wealth of information that can sometimes be overhwelming! So since I have been inspired by so many beautiful rooms, I have decided to start a series of blogs where I take the decor of a room and turn it into an inspiration board.

For our first feature, our inspiration began with the newly decorated office of Stephanie Grimm of Couture Parties located in Newport, Rhode Island. She has a beautiful new space located on Thames St., and it is still in a work in progress (but we would have never known!). If you get a chance take a visit to her blog and check out her halloween window display! She has done a beautiful job mixing her style and decor. A mix of classic and modern pieces, a neutral palette, bold patterned accents, with a pop of my favorite color. Green!

picture is courtesy of Stephanie Grimms smart phone for Couture Parties!

We have decided to feature this beautiful space with invitation and stationery designed by one of our favorites vendors, Greenleaf Paperie! This invitation suite was designed for one of our June weddings between Kara and Marc, who had a beautiful ceremony and reception at Appleford Estates in Villanova, PA. What do you find inspires you when choosing your theme and decor from your wedding? Sometimes it can begin with the cake, or maybe even an outfit from your closet. Personally, mine mostly comes from room decor! It could be a candlestick, a pillow, or even a bold patterened curtain like above! All photography below provided by Laura Novak Photography.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Martha Stewarts Prop Room... a girls decor dream!

I have been an avid Martha Stewart follower for many years. In college, my girlfriends and family nicknamed me "Martha" as a joke! So, imagine the excitement that came upon me while I was reading one of my favorite blogs, Couture Parties, based out of Rhode Island. Stephanie just posted photos from a recent Martha Stewart Bridal Industry Party that she attended during the NYC Bridal Market. Go her! We just thought we had to share her experience (and a peek into Marthas prop room). This ones for you Dana (of Desserts by Dana!). All photos were taken by Stephanie of Couture Parties + Weddings.

a rainbow of glassware and vases

Monday, October 18, 2010

cupcakes, cheesecake pops, photography... oh my!

I was enjoying the Phillies game this Saturday evening when my friend Kelly wanted to introduce me to her friends cupcake business (Yes, cupcakes + phillies do go together!). She took out her smartphone and pulled up her friends facebook account, and under photos she introduced me to my next love... an entire album full of cheesecake pops + cupcakes! And it gets better... her husband is the owner of his own wedding photography business, Rob Naylor Photography (with packages starting at $800 for the bride on a budget!). This is perhaps a wedding and event planners dream duo!

So without further adeau... Melissa's Cupcakery!

With over 24 specialty flavors to choose from... where do you begin? Everything looks beautiful and tastes delish, but I think what really caught our taste buds was the apple pie, pb + j, and the ballgame cupcake! Did we mention the smores, lemonade, and snickers cupcakes? We can't wait to serve these at our next soiree!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

liza + tom | 7.17.10

Working with Liza was so much fun! She was so DIY and absolutely had a fabulous taste for great vendors and photography. When Liza and I had originally spoke, she wanted to host her wedding at the Central Library branch of Philadelphia Free Library on Vine. Beautiful facility. Downside, it was not going to be big enough to host Liza and Toms 200+ guest list. So, onto searching for a new facility. Liza had a modern flair. Loves Philadelphia. Even a flair for the dramatics. So, what did Liza and Tom find as their best option? The Adventure Aquarium located just across the Delaware River in Camden, NJ. With its modern decor, panoramic view of the Philadelphia skyline, and the ever dramatic shark tanks in the Currents Ballroom, it was almost like Cinderella putting on her glass slipper at the ball. Well, at least you would have thought with the amazing shoe selection worn by the bridal party! The best part about the wedding was having such a great team to work with such as Pat Furey Photography and Synergetic Sounds + Lighting. Here are some photo teasers compliments of Pat Furey!

photography by Pat Furey

photography by Pat Furey

photography by Pat Furey

photography by Pat Furey

photography by Pat Furey

photography by Pat Furey

photography by Pat Furey

photography by Pat Furey

Ceremony: Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Church
Reception: Currents Ballroom at Adventure Aquarium
Dress: Enzoani Couture, "Desiree"
Hair & Make-up:  Danielle + Natasha from Sapphire Salon & Spa
Shoes: Michaelangelo for ceremony... fun blue shoes by MIX No6 from DSW
Groomsmen Tux:  Chaps by Ralph Lauren
Bridesmaids: Davids Bridal
Floral: all done by the bride
DJ: Chris of Synergetic Sounds
Trolley: Philadelphia Trolley Works
Cake: Brendenbeck's in Chestnut Hill
Photography: Pat Furey Photography
Invitations: Whimsical Prints
Seating Chart: Sealed with a Kiss in Haddonfield, NJ
Accommodations: Crowne Plaza Center City

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