congratulations alicia!

August 1st, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Paper | Parties | Style - (Comments Off)


We couldn’t be more thrilled to share these photos of Alicia’s baby shower. Not only is she a Hello, Love contributor, she is a dear friend, an adorable preggo and as of last week a mom for the second time. This shower was featured on 100 Layer Cakelet (thanks so much ladies!) but we felt like it was such a huge Hello, Love collaboration of love that we had to feature it too! Erin made the invitations and decor, I hosted and cooked, Tammy donated the prize for the raffle, Emily made the sweets and our newest guest contributor Cat did our hair and makeup!

Welcome to the world baby Pia and congratulations to the Rico Family!



























Photography: Charla Storey // Sweets: Cakewalk Bakeshop // Paper and Decor: Sweet Magnolia Paper // Flowers: Bows and Arrows // Hair and Makeup: Cat at Knockout Beauty // Raffle Prize: La Bichette

i do: caitlin and joe

July 14th, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Style - (1 Comments)
Caitlin and Joe are beyond adorable. Their wedding was sent to us by their photographer, Lauren Volo of Lady Bird Weddings, and we couldn’t be more pleased to feature their amazing wedding. We were struck by how unique the dress was, the amazing family feel of the whole event and most of all, the OBVIOUS LOVE that these two share. We may or may not have teared up when going through these pictures…ok, ok – we did tear up. Check out the last photo, it’s almost impossible not to. So, without further ado, here’s the day Caitlin and Joe said “I do”, with an intro by the bride herself!
“Joe and I met in New York City.  On our first date we bought tongue tacos in the rain and ate them on a street corner.   It only felt right that we buy a hot dog in the rain on our wedding day…nothing says love like street meat. We decided to get married at Deity in downtown Brooklyn/Boerum Hill.  When looking for an affordable place to have our wedding we knew we wanted to avoid the typical hotel setting, but we also couldn’t spend a fortune on converting art spaces or renting out restaurants.  Deity was romantic and hip without being too over the top.  The space was already cool and interesting.  All we needed to do was fill it with our friends an family. Getting married in Brooklyn also allowed us to use the city as a backdrop for our wedding.  The wedding party grabbed umbrellas, braved the wind and hit the streets to capture some of what we all love about living here.  We wandered for several blocks and took some time to really enjoy the unique, exciting landscape of Brooklyn. I had very few expectations when I started planning my wedding, it was never something I’d imagined before.  However, after having the most wonderful day I can say it exceeded any expectation I could have had.  It was exciting, fun and so full of love.”   ~Caitlin


travel savvy: part two

June 16th, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Style - (Comments Off)


You’re taking a trip. Great! You’ve packed your travel essentials (and maybe some of mine, seen here), you have a plan to get to the airport and you’re ready to get outta town. But, there’s a good chance you’ve woken up at the crack of dawn to catch your flight or you were rushing from work (or somewhere) to make it to the airport…either way, early am and/or flustered tend not to aid in you looking like your best self.  Here’s my guide to looking effortlessly chic when traveling, because let’s face it, nobody wants to look like slob when they show up to their fabulous, or not so fabulous, destination…so, here’s how to look like your amazing self even after trying to sleep with your head on the tray table!

Here are my two go-to travel uniforms. You may need to add or exchange a few pieces (winter coat, sandals instead of boots, etc.) depending on the climate of your destination  but you get the basics down and making a few adjustments is no biggie!

Option #1:

-leggings or black skinnies


When it comes to leggings, I pretty much only wear lulu lemon Wunder Unders. They’re currently still having a debacle with their black fabric (they had a few batches that were totally sheer-yikes!) but I actually think their navy is a nice option. These jeans from Levis are affordable and adorable and I’ve had my pair for several years and they still look brand new!

-layering tank


I love the tanks from James Purse. They’re super simple and they’re nice enough to wear on their own or as a layering piece.

-embellished sweater or sweatshirt


It’s pretty much always cold on the plane and you want something that’s cute but also comfy. I love a sweatshirt that’s acceptable to wear out of the house and I really love spikes, so you can’t go wrong with one of these cozy style statements. The best part is, the embellishments, eliminate the need to add jewelry – one less thing to think about!



Flats are comfortable and easy to slip on and off, so they make the plane ride more comforatble and the security check much quicker. You can definitely go with a neutral or use this as an opportunity to add a pop of color to your travel uniform. Really, just decide which pair makes the most sense for the rest of what you have packed and planned for your trip.

-sock bun


Whether you did or didn’t have time to wash your hair before your headed to their airport, there’s no denying that a sock bun is the fastest and easiest way to look polished and put together. The added bonus is that your hair is out of your way as you wrestle your bags through security and you don’t have to give it a second thought for the rest of the day.

-oversized shades


Your hair is up and out of your face, so why not add a little Audrey Hepburn-esque glamour to your look? You’re a jet-setter after all!

-cross body purse


It’s an easy place to have all your essentials (ID, money, etc.) without tying up one of your hands! I personally love the cross body, fold over purse that Foley and Corinna make (shown in grey but it comes in a ton of colors and fabrics) but they also have super cute ones at Target, like the one above.

Outfit #1 complete! And now for your second uniform option. If you’re feeling less like a ballerina and more like a tomboy, this one’s for you…


travel savvy: part one

June 2nd, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Style - (1 Comments)

Well, it’s June and summer is officially upon us. There are plenty of reasons to travel this summer: destinations weddings (either your own or someone else’s), music festivals, vacays, etc. Here’s my list of ten things I never travel without! Spoiler alert: there are more than ten items on this list, don’t be mad, I’ve never been a stickler for the rules!

1. Rose Bud Salve


2. Renee Rouleau Products (skin drink and mineral spf powder)


3. Cashmere Wrap


4. Panama Hat


5. Great Suitcase or Weekender Bag


6. Electronics (for me it’s my iPhone, Computer and Bang and Olufsen Headphones)



our revamp, revealed

May 19th, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Style | Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

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{  an all new Hello, Love!!!  } 

Hello, Love is happy to announce that there will be some changes to our site!  There are new contributing editors, as well as new topics being introduced.  We at Hello, Love think that one of the best parts of love is that it brings out the best in oneself.  So, we’ve added Fitness Friday, Beauty Monday and Party Saturday (cause hey, having fun brings out the best in everyone!).  We couldn’t be more excited to get started!
We hope you enjoy reading Hello, Love as much as we love creating it!  Let’s end this first post of our new chapter with what we think are two of the most amazing mantras around!

all pale the chief

April 1st, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Style - (Comments Off)

Inspired by Easter Sunday and the start of spring, the idea of an all pale wedding seems so sweet and lovely.

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holla holo

March 18th, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Style - (Comments Off)

It has Vegas potential so I’m not saying it’s for everyone but tastefully done it’s festive and totally different. We have been doing a lot of holographic foils and paper at the studio lately so thus inspired this post. I just love how holographic materials pick up all the colors of the rainbow. Gorgeous, every time.


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