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How to Find the Right Engagement Photographer

You found the right guy–now you need to find the right engagement photographer. You want to make the best choice because your engagment photos are extremely visible. You’ll probably post them on social media, use them on your save-the-dates, invitations, and wedding website, and possibly even display them at your wedding. It goes without saying… Read more

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When Should I Start Shopping for My Wedding Gown? #AskDes

Happy Hump Day! I have to say–I’ve been so enjoying answering the wedding planning and styling questions you submit on social media using the tag #AskDes that it cures my midweek blues. Also, I’m particularly excited because we have four trunk shows coming up! When designing my dresses, I always have you brides at the… Read more

BRIDE / FEATURED / Must Read / PLANNING / WEDDINGS

You’re Engaged – Now What?! Here’s What To Do Next…

The holidays bring out the best in our loved ones and with that may have come a proposal! If you’re rocking a new ring on your finger today than I’m sure you’re wondering… now what? I think that is a question asked at least once by every newly engaged bride. Whether you have been planning your wedding… Read more

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With So Many Options, What’s Best for My Wedding Colors? #AskDes

It’s Wednesday and we know what you want for Christmas. Love, happiness, and some #AskDes wedding advice! Oh look–we have that for you right here! We’ve gotten several questions this week and I am excited to jump in and answer them. Now cozy up with a hot chocolate and get to scrolling! @maddygirl1988 asks: How do… Read more

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How I Can I Easily Decorate My Ceremony Site? #AskDes

Thanks for meeting me here! I’m looking forward to answering your wedding planning and styling questions that you submitted on social media using #AskDes. Quite a few of you inquired about decor, specifically in regards to your ceremony site. And I understand why! Your guests see your ceremony site before any other part of your… Read more

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Keep The Bling In Your Ring With These Products

We all know how fun it is to flash that new engagement ring around! But, as time progresses, you may notice that your ring has a little less flash then when he first slipped it on your finger. Of course, you can take it to a professional jewelry cleaner (and, in order to keep your… Read more

FEATURED / PLANNING / WEDDINGS

A Week In My Life: A Behind the Scenes Look At My Family & Business

Ever wonder what it’s like to walk in my shoes? Now you can! I’m opening up my daily schedule and inviting you in to see my life as a wedding gown designer, mom, wife, and entrepreneur. You’ll see how I manage my many roles (and learn a secret or two…like who the real family chef… Read more

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What Can I Expect My Bridesmaids to Do? #AskDes

It’s time to get your wedding questions answered! That’s right–it’s Wednesday and I’m here to tackle all your wedding q’s that you asked on social media via #AskDes. This November has found me taking long walks with Asher through the brilliantly colored Seattle fall leaves. During these times, I enjoy his sweet spirit and marvel… Read more

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Turn Images into Keepsakes with Mixbook.com

“Take a photo- it lasts longer.” At least that is what people say.  While the statement is true, how many of us take a million photos each day (especially as a mom!) on our phones and never end up doing anything with them- let alone look back at them!? I’m definitely guilty of loading up… Read more

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Should We Have a First Look? #AskDes

Thanks for meeting me here this fall Wednesday! I’m happy to have you as I answer your top wedding planning questions. I hope that you, like me, have a Pumpkin Spice Latte in hand. If not, feel free to go run out and get one–I’ll be here when you get back. Is it just me… Read more

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