Stephanie + Jared featured on MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS!

Today we are SO incredibly honored and excited to have our wedding featured on

Martha Stewart Weddings!!

If you don't know by now, Lovelyfest is made up by two sisters. Me (Stephanie) and my older sister, Natalie. We have been designing weddings now for exactly four years- our anniversary was yesterday! And one of our biggest dreams came true; we got a wedding featured on Martha! And not just any wedding, but my very own wedding day, when I got to marry my best friend. 

To read more in detail about our big day, and where we came up with our wedding design, head over to the Martha Stewart Weddings blog! The editors at MSW asked us to describe our day in detail and they did such a fantastic job of putting it all together.

Our friend Mirelle Carmichael was there to capture our whole day (a lot of it with film photography, too!) and we are beyond impressed with her skills. Each photo she took is intentional, detailed, and captures all the emotions of our day. We will cherish these photos forever. We've posted a few here, but to see the full album from our wedding, head to our Portfolio! Please excuse us for the excessive amounts of photos. When you receive thousands of photos back from your photographer, it's tough to narrow it down! And for a full list of vendors who made our wedding special, scroll to the bottom of this post. 

We've thought about sharing more about the planning process behind our wedding, which we might do so here on the blog in the future (if we get any requests!). But for now, we'd love to share one planning decision we made that we will never regret. And that is hiring a videographer. Cameron Ingalls is not only one of our good friends, but he is an amazing photographer and videographer! We hired him on to do our video and we are so glad we did. See for yourself, below!

Vendor LOVE (and we mean it): 

Design: Lovelyfest @lovelyfest

Photography: Mirelle Carmichael @mirellecarmichaelphoto

Videography: Cameron Ingalls @cameroningalls

Coordination: Karson Butler @karsonbutler 

Florals: Katie Noonan @noonansdesigns 

Catering: Field to Table @fieldtotableevents

Cake: Papercake Events @papercakeevents

Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige @misshayleypaige from @jlmboutique

Tuxedo: The Black Tux @theblacktux

Hair: Victoria Connolly @victoriaannconnolly 

Makeup: Amanda Olson  @makeup_amanda

Save the Dates: Cass Deller @cassdellerdesign

Invitations: Lovelyfest + Minted @minted

Linens: La Tavola Linen @latavolalinen + Mod Mix Studio @modmixstudio

Vintage Furniture: Embellish Vintage Rentals @embellishvintagerentals

Rentals: All About Events @allaboutevents + Central Coast Tent & Party @centralcoasttentandparty

DJ: Manuel Barba @musicabound

Pianist: Kevin Fox @kevinfoxpianist

Cocktail Napkins: For Your Party @foryourparty

Bridesmaid Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar @plumprettysugar

Bridal Robe: Cloud Hunter Co. @cloudhunterco

Classic Car: Classic Motoring Car Rentals

Jewelry: BHLDN @bhldn + Kendra Scott @kendrascott 

Venue: Private Estate

The JAM Event Featured on Green Wedding Shoes!

When Cameron Ingalls first approached us to design a space at The Jam Event for The Wedding Standard, we were a bit hesitant. The theme was 1980's and we weren't sure where to begin. This is not our favorite decade design-wise! But of course we're willing to do anything for Cameron, so we put our thinking caps on and decided to go for it. 

Our idea was to go full Miami Vice and create an over-the-top surf inspired/iridescent/pastel paradise. The Wedding Standard sponsored a space at The Jam Event where we were able to design a tablescape and lounge with our pal and florist Katie Noonan. It was pink, blue, punchy and bright, and everything we like about the 80's. 

The entire album of images from The Jam is featured on Green Wedding Shoes today- check it out! After we saw all the other design spaces at the party we decided this decade wasn't so bad. Everyone knocked it out of the park!

The floral + balloon installation above is by Bright Inc and we LOVED it. The colors, textures, asymmetry, everything. Best way to start a party!

See our table and lounge design on Green Wedding Shoes under "THE VICE" and let us know what you think! 

Design: @lovelyfest for @theweddingstandard

Photography: @jessfairchild @jameswitty

Florals: @noonansdesigns

Lighting: @bellavistadesigns

Furniture Rentals: @partypleasers 

Linens: @latavolalinen

Table Runners: @modmixstudio

Photo Booth: #thecambooth @cameroningalls

The Jam Event: @wild_heart_events @plannersfete 

On the front page of Snippet & Ink!

Shayla and Michael's gorgeous fall wedding is featured on the front page of Snippet and Ink today!

 We absolutely love this blog and are honored to be recognized as the planners and designers of their wedding. 

One of the things we love about fall on the central coast is the crisp air and warm golden light. Shayla & Michael's wedding radiated just that, plus lots of LOVE! These two were the sweetest, most relaxed and laid back couple on their wedding day. Michael wanted everything to flow smoothly for his wife-to-be, and you could just tell how much they loved each other. 

We can't help looking back on their wedding with huge smiles on our faces. We loved these two! See the full feature, here

Vendor Love:

Photographer: @michellewarren_mwfoto

Florals: @aprilflowersslo

Decor and styling: @lovelyfest

Linens: @latavolalinen

Runner: @modmixstudio

Robes: @plumprettysugar

Venue: @ggrandv

Photobooth: @tinkertintrailerco

Vintage Furniture: @embellishvintagerentals

Catering: @splashcafebakery

Rentals: @allaboutevents

Lighting & DJ: @kramerevents

Brides Gown: @martinalianabridal