Ever have that one friend who is totally gorgeous but also a completely perfect and hilarious nut-ball? Meet Anna Speckhart of
americassweethart.comOur dear friend Anna is a must see IG, so check her feed asap.  She shopped with us at Lovely NYC and found her dress (not pictured!) so you know you can totally take her advice on some of lifes most serious questions below.


If your wedding cake could be flavored like your favorite candy, what would it be?

It’s a toss up between a 100 Grand and Werther’s Original. Let’s be honest, how delicious would a combo of the two be à la Mode?

Tell us one thing Carlos doesn’t know that you know about him?

Carlos has gone through a few fashion moments that he’s tried to keep me from seeing. Unfortunately for him, social media exists and I’ve mastered the art of digging for embarrassing material. “Remember when you used to have plugs?”


If you could have one dream guest, alive or dead at your wedding, who would it be?

There’s only one Queen B and that’s Britney Spears.


If you were kicked out of the country tomorrow, where would you two live?

They can’t kick America’s Sweetheart out of the country. USA or bust! But I guess Costa Rica wouldn’t be a bad back up.

What would be your dream for the craziest first dance song?

For a long time, my dream was to dance to Usher “Do It To Me,” but unfortunately it is not family appropriate. I’ll save it for the honeymoon. (Earmuffs, Mom & Dad!)

Do you have a favorite for Anna? Weigh in on the article on our shopping excursion on Cup of Jo last month.

Congrats, Anna! You are a doll and it was the most fun appointment ever. Can’t wait to see those wedding photos!

Photography by Chaz Cruz.

For one of our fave holidays, VALENTINE’S DAY, we thought we’d introduce you to some social swoons.  Check them out and make sure you tag your lover(s)!


It was super exciting to be involved in the first American One Fine Day event! OFD is a beautifully curated event showcasing the best of the best wedding vendors in New York. Hats off to these Aussie gals for pulling off such a wonderful event– not only for us vendors but for the brides-to-be of New York City!

Take a gander at all the fun we had – and don’t fret, there’s always next year, babes!


| Photography | One Fine Day | Venue | Studio450 | Vendors | Lovely Bride, Miss Harlequin, White Magazine, Towards the Moon Photography, White Runway, Mae’s Sunday, Stephanie Vegliante Photography, Borrowed Blu, Kylee Yee Photography, Karen Willis Holmes, Grew & Co, Amara Strings, Karina Kanjian, Mimosa Floral, Bella Figura, Bario-Neal, Jesi Haack Designs, Paintbox + Go Flip Yourself


Crescent Bound Events offers destination wedding planning, as well as elopement packages that include an officiant and award winning photography.

Having a memorable wedding in New Orleans is effortless. Gas lit lamps, heady magnolia scented breezes, oysters and overgrown opulence weave their way through the streets like the Mississippi. All to a jazz score seeping through the fog.

The city itself is stunningly romantic and has a culture built around celebration. In Cassandra’s opinion, the vibrant options for music, food and venues are matchless for their general joie de vivre and not to mention value.

Cassandra herself was a destination bride from New York City. Within moments of getting engaged, she and her beau knew that there was no better place to tie the knot.

The one and only issue she experienced while planning her wedding years ago, was that everything moved at a swampy pace. Even now… it can be difficult to research things online.  It’s as though Nola is the one place that Google forgot.

Cassandra is able to pull from her varied background in the fashion industry to deliver a hassle free, curated event to discerning brides that exceeds their expectations.


Made with Love is a new Australia brand carried at Lovely Bride NY. We fell in love with their luxe-boho styles, like this gown, the Sasha. Her crochet lace and tan underlay create for some amazing contrast and her invisible neckline is totally sexy. We die!




In the spirit of February, a month that just oozes romance, we put together an edition of The Loveliest filled with an assortment of our most-loved things:  Our (literal) modelesque gal pal Anna Speckhart, some A+ Instagrams to stalk and a spew of vendors we are totally obsessed with!  Top it off with a brand spankin’ new designer and ya just can’t help but to fall in love with Lovely all over again…  XOXO

Christina Monroe, Marketing and Design Manager