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My 2018 Makeup & Skincare Regimen

Want to watch me get ready? I get tons of questions about my makeup and skincare regimen so I wanted to do an updated post about all my favorite products and brands (you can see my previous posts here and here). I feel like I’ve really found the items that work for me–and maybe they… Read more

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How I Would Style the Mila Dress

As a designer, sometimes a dress just won’t let you go. Such was the case with my Mila gown. I envisioned a bridal gown that was romance personified and poured all of that into this dress. With its stunning back and soft lace detailing, it’s a little bit sexy and a whole lot of a… Read more

FAMILY / FASHION / FEATURED / STYLE

Mother’s Day Gifts for the Woman Who Never Asks For Anything But Gives Everything

Let’s talk about moms. Is there any way to sum up what they mean to us? They sheltered us through childhood, guided us during our tumultuous teenage years, and then came alongside us during adulthood. They are that voice that says to us, “I love you and you are enough” even though the world might… Read more

BRIDE / FEATURED / PLANNING / WEDDINGS

How Do I Anticipate the Number of RSVPs? #AskDes

Oh, hello friend! I’m so glad you’re here! Today is Wednesday which means I’ll be answering the wedding planning and styling questions you submitted on social media this past week using the hashtag #AskDes. Pardon our dust…I’m so excited that DHB has moved into a new office space! It feels like such a huge and… Read more

BRIDE / FEATURED / PLANNING / WEDDINGS

The MMDW Expo: A Day of Dresses and Wedding Design

This past February, I–and my wedding gowns–were special guests at the Make My Wedding Day Expo. Wedding planning can be SO stressful but this day was full of lace, fashion, and cocktails! Brides mingled with the top industry professionals while previewing their services and enjoying interactive booths. As I met so many wonderful brides and heard about… Read more

FEATURED / MAKE-UP / STYLE

A Mini Spring MakeUp Tutorial for the Cosmetically Challenged

You’ve cleaned out your closet and bought a floral wrap dress so you are almost ready for spring! Now you just need to freshen up your makeup routine and get that springtime pretty look that will carry you into the new season. But maybe you’re a little cosmetically challenged. You see all those makeup bloggers on… Read more

BRIDE / FEATURED / PLANNING / WEDDINGS

How I Would Style the Caroline Gown

Sweet, sweet Caroline! This gown is pure prettiness and all about mixing two of the softest, loveliest fabrics available: lace and chiffon. They blend together around the bodice of the dress and the off-the-shoulder straps to create a stunningly creative silhouette. It captures the imagination with its quiet beauty that grabs the eye while still… Read more

BACHELOR/ETTE / FEATURED / LIFE / MAKE-UP / PLANNING / STYLE

The one skincare item you shouldn’t leave home without

My life summed up in one word this past month: traveling! I’ve been crisscrossing the United States, from New York to Hawaii to Chicago and then back to Hawaii again. That means lots time spent in airplanes (seriously, airplane air is SO brutal and dehydrating for my skin) and different climates (re: cold and dry… Read more

BRIDE / FEATURED / PLANNING / WEDDINGS

How Do I Balance an Uneven Bridal Party? #AskDes

Hey there, lovely lady! How is your week going? Mine’s great–and better now that you’re here! It’s Wednesday so it’s that time when I answer your wedding planning and styling questions that you submitted online using #AskDes. This past week, I’ve been so grateful for my Desiree Hartsock Bridal lady team. As a designer and… Read more

FASHION / FEATURED / STYLE

The Cutest Dresses to Hop Into This Spring

Spring is here! Goodbye, dark winter layers–it’s time for pretty pastels and light fabrics! This spring, I’m loving polka dots, shimmer textiles, gingham, cold-shoulder necklines, and wrap dresses. These trends are as invigorating as the April sunshine and as pretty as the new blossoms on the trees. With my go-to denim jacket and some comfy… Read more

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