The Lovely List: Wedding Details We’re Currently Crushing On

The Lovely List February 2023

Unique wedding inspiration to add to your mood boards

In need of wedding inspiration? From cakes to photographers to florals, wedding details and vendors are constantly catching our eye. Team Lovely is forever on the hunt for the coolest trends to share with our Babes. We look to Instagram, Pinterest and #OurLovelies’ galleries for next level, creative ideas. Keep reading for The Lovely List, a curated look at our favorite wedding details and vendors we’ve spotted lately.

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Hand-Painted Taper Candles

We can’t get enough of these hand-painted taper candles by @orna_handpainter. How stunning would these be at an intimate reception dinner or as a gift for the newlyweds? They are beautiful and personalized – sometimes the smallest details are the most striking. These are little works of art.

@misstrixiedrinkstea vintage cakes
@les soeurs macarons vintage cakes

Vintage Cakes

Everything vintage always makes a comeback – and the special occasion cakes of our youth are no exception. A nod to the past, we are loving these vintage cakes with nostalgic flourishes of buttercream piping and cherries on top, as seen on these cutie confections by @misstrixiedrinkstea (left) and @les_soeurs_macarons (right).

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@grandladyfloral unexpectedcolorpalettes
@grandladyfloral unexpectedcolorpalettes 2

Unexpected Color Palettes

We are completely inspired by punchy color palettes that offer true ‘wow’ factor. Florals and table settings are great places to utilize a modern color palette, from this funky bridal shower table styled by @brogenjessup (top left) to these breathtaking ceremony florals by @tulipinadesign (top right). The bridal party and bride’s bouquet are other elements where color can really create a unique and memorable look. Lovely Real Bride Bailey’s bridesmaids dresses (bottom left) and bridal bouquet by @grandladyfloral (bottom right) are totally viral-worthy.

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Next-Level Wedding Design + Creative Direction

We are obsessed with the wedding design and creative direction of Joy Proctor Design! She creates elegant and intimate environments that are swoon-worthy. Her Instagram feed (left) highlights the understated elegance and international influence of her work. We love this dreamy, romantic dinner reception setup (right) that gives us major wanderlust.

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@byv handlettering
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Hand-lettering is a unique, bespoke touch for wedding stationery and signage. It offers an impactful, personal element that feels meaningful and permanent. We are loving the table numbers (top left) and bridesmaid cards (top right) by @ineffablelettering. The loopy blue script on this hand fan (bottom left) and invitation suite (bottom right) by @byv____ is both distinctive and nostalgic.

@rubyolivia photography

Editorial Photography

Editorial wedding photos tell a story and create a specific mood. Equally as important as the perfectly placed shots are the snapshots and vignettes take evoke the feelings of the day. @rubyolivia.photography perfectly captured the party energy of this reception (left), from the Funfetti cake to the scattered Polaroids. This close-up crop by @rachelfosbenner (right) of a bride’s expression and new bling on the big day feels true and original.

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@kiiiki lovely bride dc

Out-Of-The-Box Florals

Weddings may be rooted in tradition but who says your wedding day florals have to be? We love the impact and contrast of the bold, hand-drawn lines on these delicate orchid petals by @flowersbybrettmatthewjohn (top left and right). The dynamic bursts of color on this arrangement by @kiiiki (bottom left) is refreshingly unconventional. DC Lovelies might recognize her work, as she created our DC shop front’s floral installation (bottom right).

@andimejiaco wedding selfie mirror
@slateandbrush wedding selfie mirror

Wedding Selfie Mirror

Move over, photo booths! There’s a new interactive wedding display we are loving. Wedding selfie mirrors allow your guests to strike a pose and are great for group shots without the awkward selfie arm. We love the branded lettering on this mirror by @andimejiaco (left) and the perfect positioning of this mirror by @slateandbrush for a great backdrop.

@misslittlethings Curved Ceremony Aisle
@thenuptialcollective Curved ceremony aisle

Curved Ceremony Aisle

Curved wedding aisles are a chic and modern ceremony layout that adds character. They create a magical, sweeping vision of the bride as they make their way to the ceremony. This ethereal curved aisle by @misslittlethings_ feels organic and goes well with the natural surroundings. The cloud-like aisle florals in this modern ceremony layout by @thenuptialcollective (right) perfectly tie in the urban backdrop.

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Discovered on TikTok

We are in awe of the talent of Jeremy Green, a violist and wedding musician. He impressively nails every song, from classic wedding tunes, to chart-topper covers and mashups. Check out his TikTok and Instagram and you’ll find yourself bobbing your head to his videos one minute and crying to a hip hop song the next. Remember his name, we think he’s destined to be a star!