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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


Which Wedding Vendors Do I Tip and How Much? #AskDes

Why hello, lovely bride-to-be! It’s Wednesday which means its time for me to answer your wedding planning and styling questions that you submitted on social media using the hashtag #AskDes. I’m sure you can guess what I was doing on Monday! I was watching Becca embark on her Bachelorette journey–I was Team Becca from the… Read more


Everything You Need to Know About Hair Extensions Before Your Wedding Day

#mermaidwaves, #rapunzelhair, #hairenvy….it’s safe to say that we all have a fixation with beautiful locks–especially for special events and weddings. But forget stressing about your hair growing out for your bridal day. You can get long, luscious hair the week of your nuptials! How? Hair extensions! I recently got extensions at Chromatique Salon and found out… Read more


DIY Your Wedding Photo Booth

Smile! Every wedding can use a photo booth. It’s a fun way for your guests to interact, get a little goofy, and walk away with a memento from your special day. While you can rent a photo booth from a company, you can also DIY one to both save money AND give your reception a… Read more


How Do I Save Money on My Wedding Flowers? #AskDes

Hello, lovely bride-to-be! Welcome, welcome. This is my column where I answer the wedding planning and styling questions you submitted online using the hashtag #AskDes. Anyone ready for summer? I certainly am and it finally seems like Seattle is as well. The rain and clouds have dissipated and the skies are clear and the sunshine… Read more


Get the “Markle Sparkle” For Your Wedding Day!

How beautiful was the royal wedding? It was such a fairy tale and we loved every moment! Meghan Markle was absolutely beautiful, from her chic gown to her long veil to her glowing complexion. Seriously, what is it about her? She’s always radiating such natural beauty–so much so that magazines have started calling it “The… Read more


How I Would Style the Leah Gown

Talk about pure elegance! The Leah gown is fashion-forward sophistication with its sheer bodice, fitted silhouette, and V-straps. With its lace and stunning neckline, this dress is 360 degrees of beauty and beguilement. It strikes the perfect balance between classic elegance and alluring romance. One of my favorite details is how the floral lace looks… Read more


How Do I Create a Custom Wedding Hashtag? #AskDes

Hey there! It’s Wednesday which means I get to answer the wedding planning and styling questions you submitted on social media using the hashtag #AskDes. Speaking of social media, did you know that Desiree Hartsock Bridal has its own IG (you can see it by clicking here)? It’s a pretty little corner of the interwebs… Read more


Which DH Gown Would Meghan Markle Wear to the Royal Wedding?

Princess Diana wore a bridal gown by David and Elizabeth Emanuel. Duchess Kate wore Alexander McQueen. And soon-to-be wife of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, is wearing (drum roll please!–or should we say, royal trumpet salute?)…the Camille gown by Desiree Hartsock Bridal! Okay, okay, so she isn’t actually wearing the Camille but royal weddings always stir… Read more


How I Would Style the Vienna and Vienna Rose Gowns

The Vienna and the Vienna Rose gowns…these lovelies are double the trouble. Or should I say, double the beauty? They look similar because they are variations of the same dress but they both have very different feels. Both feature delicate lace straps, a stop-them-in-their-tracks fitted silhouette, and a bodice adorned in lace appliques. The Vienna… Read more


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