Feeling the Vacation Vibes

Since we're just re-booting our blog, we're taking this time to go *back* in time, and revisit some designs we never shared on here! 

The first we'd like to share is our All-White Mexico inspired shoot, which seems oh so perfect to bring back as the weather warms up and we start dreaming of far-away vacays. 

We designed this shoot with Tulum in mind, using worldly furniture from Elan Event Rentals, a gorgeous Rue De Seine wedding gown from Moondance Bridal, and natural accents to bring the design all together. The shoot took place at the Dos Pueblos Orchid farm, a venue a little North of Santa Barbara, that feels like another world! 

What we love about this shoot is that we pushed ourselves to design around white and neutrals. Typically we use a lot of color in our designs, but we absolutely LOVE how the different tones of white look with the natural wood accents, and the greenhouse venue itself. With enough texture, simplicity in a color scheme completely works! We have a few weddings later this year that are based on a white palette, so keep checking our Instagram for updates on those. 

And a huge thank you goes out to Style Me Pretty for featuring this fun shoot. We are so happy that SMP is continuing to thrive as a blog, as it's been a favorite of ours forever. 

Photography by Jen Rodriguez •  Florals by Stella Bloom  • Design by Lovelyfest

Back to blogging

Hi friends!

It's been a while since we've blogged. Our last post was 10 months ago - almost a year! Not only have we been busy planning and designing weddings and events, but we just haven't prioritized blogging like we used to. Back in the day, we'd post every time we received a wedding album, or were featured on a large scale wedding blog or magazine. But once we realized a shift was happening, from Blogs to Instagram, we decided to go the easy route and just focus on upping our Instagram feed. It seemed to be a great platform for us, and our followers grew! Apparently less words, more photos is the way to capture an audience ;) 

 
 The two of us at a recent party we planned at Halter Ranch for The Wedding Standard!

The two of us at a recent party we planned at Halter Ranch for The Wedding Standard!

 

All that to say, we have decided to bring back the blog! There are certain things we can't post a ton of on Instagram, one of which is our design boards. We love sharing these as they're a little peek into how we go about the design process for events. We love seeing what inspires others so we want to do the same for you. Plus, if no one ends up reading our blog, we can always use it to reminisce!

One of our major goals of this year is to blog more and keep you updated on everything that's happening in the world of Lovelyfest. And if you don't follow us on Instagram, do so now! We post daily and give a lot of insight into our events, behind the scenes, and even some of our personal lives. We had such a fun year of designing and planning various events, and we wanted to share some highlights below. Thank you for following this journey with us, we cannot wait for some amazing 2018 weddings! 

xo Natalie & Stephanie

Angela & Nealon's Biddle Ranch Wedding is featured on Style Me Pretty

Angela & Nealon's 'Chinese American Wedding with a Bold Dose of Color' is featured today on Style Me Pretty!

This wedding was so much fun to plan and design, not only because of our sweet couple, but because we loved the color palette so much. It's not often when a bride comes to us wanting a color palette we haven't seen all over Pinterest! So when Angela told us she loved lavender and rouge, we were hooked. See below for a few of our favorites from the day. Kelsea Holder captured everything effortlessly!

See more from this wedding on Style Me Pretty, and for the full gallery, visit our Portfolio!

Vendor love❤️

Photographer: @kelseaholderphoto

Design + Planning: @lovelyfest

Catering: @trumpetvinecatering

Florals: @adornments_flowers

Venue: @biddle_ranch_vineyard

Cake: @papercakeevents

Hair and Makeup: @dani_roberts_hairandmakeup

Linens: @latavolalinen

Rentals: @allaboutevents 

Invitations: @nibbypress

Paper Goods: @minted @foryourparty

Vintage Furniture: @botanicalifestyle

Wedding Dress: @trudysbrides

Bridal Accessories: @untamedpetals 

DJ: @musicabound