I have fallen swooningly in love with the work of Alea Lovely. In the two shoots she’s submitted to Fête over the past few weeks, we’ve seen charming bouquets, stunning (custom) wedding gowns– the flowy, ultra feminine, ethereal confections I adore– and an array of handmade, vintage-inspired decor. This kind of work constantly inspires me– pushing the boundaries of pretty is always the goal here at Fête! I’m confident these shoots have inspired you, my dear brides, whether it sparks a new idea for your bridal styling or influences the design decisions you make for your decor.
In this shoot, Alea and her team put together an array of Valentine’s Day-based scenes– and whether you’re a bride or just a girlfriend, wife, or friend, there is inspiration galore for your Love Day next week.
In look one, our bride is sheathed in a high-necked Amsale gown and rocks wavy, sultry locks. Steal this look for your Valentine’s Day by embracing your flirty side and wearing a tulle skirt– playful, demure, and sweet. I love the felt heart pictured above; its simple design hearkens back to the days of schoolyard, handmade Valentines. Brides, doesn’t that bright red just pop against the stark white dress? Color scheme inspiration…
Look two features the sassiest short dress– I love this Ivy and Aster frock for a reception, but a more daring bride could certainly celebrate her entire wedding day in this look! The detailed overlay is fancy enough for anyone to wear on Valentine’s Day, but the shortness of the dress makes it just right for a weeknight. Side note: that felt floral bag is absolutely divine. I’m making it my mission to re-create it for myself!
Take notes– this dessert spread is mouthwatering!
Oh! This final look– I adore this combination of bohemian styling with such a luscious dress by Anna Maier~Ulla-Maija. The detailed bodice, the tulle skirt, the headband, the long lashes– this look is heavenly. If John and I had been married on the West Coast, this might have been exactly what I looked like. The bouquet pulls from the colors of the dessert table, while adding in a punch of fresh neutrals and refreshing mints.