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

Featured on Green Wedding Shoes!

Today our Gal Pal Campfest at the Tinkertin Trailer Co. Trailer Pond is featured up on Green Wedding Shoes! We put so much love behind this shoot and are so excited to finally share it!

Of all the details we made for this shoot, this balloon installation was definitely a highlight. Balloons aren't the easiest to work with, and that proved to be especially true over water, but we did not give up and are so pleased with how it came out! It added such a fun touch to the pond that really gave that 'bachelorette party' vibe!

This campsite full of restored vintage trailers from Tinkertin Trailer Co. is the most perfect venue for a bachelorette. You can make it as camp-like as you want, but for us, we made it girly, fun, and comfortable! With acrylic invitations, abundant florals, a mandala selfie wall, the most plush and stylish lounge, acrylic mandala place cards, and of course gorgeous bridesmaids, it all came together so wonderfully. We are so thankful to all our vendor friends who helped us put this shoot together. Our designs would be nothing without you all!

Design: @lovelyfest 

Photography: @kelseaholderphoto

Florals: @noonansdesigns

Models: @meggoleggos25 @bri_ashbarnes @allisonlouisekeil

Hair and Makeup: @makeup_amanda

Venue: @tinkertintrailerco Trailer Pond at @altacolina

Furniture Rentals: @avenuetwelverentals 

Rentals: @allaboutevents 

Desserts: @papercakeevents

Clothing: @shopblackwater 

Catering: @fieldtotableevents 

Linens: @modmixstudio

Beach Towels: @vagabondbeach

Featured on: @greenweddingshoes

 

"Not Your Average Ranch Wedding" featured on Style Me Pretty

Our beautiful couple Ali & Thane are featured on Style Me Pretty today! Ali and Thane were such a special couple to us. We could feel the true love between these two, and they were just the sweetest, most down-to-earth, laid back, fun and happy couple. We absolutely adored them and their families, and working their wedding did NOT feel like work at all! 

We were hired on for our Design + Month-Of Coordination service, where we walked them through each part of the design process: color palette, picking out linens, tables, floor plan design, floral choices and design of ceremony/reception tables, seating chart design, and so much more. Ali's favorite color was turquoise, and when she decided on navy bridesmaid dresses, we knew we could bring that color in with La Tavola's blue and white Casablanca linens! Precious & Blooming florals really brought in the magic with her beautiful floral designs and Jen Rodriguez captured everything so beautifully! 

Below is the design board we created for Ali and Thane, and a link to the final product- their wedding photos published on Style Me Pretty as "Not Your Average Ranch Wedding". Because do we ever do average ranch weddings?

Vendor Love: 

Photography: @jen_rodriguez

Design + Planning: @lovelyfest

Wedding Dress: @ruedeseinebridal

Flowers: @preciousbloom

Venue: @lacuestaranch

Catering: @fieldtotableevents

Hair & Makeup: @thequeensbees

DJ & Photo Booth: @kramerevents

Videography: @steelheadcinema

Rentals: @allaboutevents

Linens: @latavolalinen

Cake: @cbbakeshop

Mini Donuts: @sugarlipsslo

Beer Truck: @centralcoastbrewing

Transportation: @slosaferide