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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

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When Should I Order My Wedding Dress? #AskDes

It’s Wednesday so it’s time for me to answer the wedding planning questions that you asked on social media! I enjoy going through the questions because its a window into your world–I get to see what’s on your mind as you plan your wedding! This week, quite a few of you mentioned wedding gown shopping…. Read more

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Your Bridesmaids Guide: How to Keep Everyone Happy

One of your very first orders of bridal business after getting engaged? Assembling your girl crew! These ladies will have your back through the whole wedding planning process so make sure you have theirs too. We’ve compiled all your need-to-know advice here. Consider it a crash course in Bridesmaids 101. With these tips, you and… Read more

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How to Include Your Culture + Traditions in Your Wedding

Marriage isn’t just about you and your partner coming together. It’s also about blending two families and, oftentimes, each family brings a different set of traditions. This is a beautiful thing and, with a little creativity, you can weave these cultural expressions into your special day. By honoring both of your pasts, you and your… Read more

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How Should I Approach Wedding Gift Registering? #AskDes

Welcome! Lovely to see you here. Hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend! Whether you spent the long weekend poolside, BBQ’ing, or just relaxing I hope you enjoyed your time off! I’m looking forward to diving in and answering the wedding planning and styling questions that you submitted this past week using hashtag… Read more

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9 Ways Flowers Can Enhance Your Wedding Decor

  If there is any tradition that most brides don’t go without that would be having flowers as part of their wedding day.  Flowers create a romantic setting and picture for a wedding day that can’t be duplicated any other way. The beautiful dimensions and soft colors of roses and peonies are breathtaking accents to adorn the unforgettable moments… Read more

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A Stress-Free Wedding Schedule: How to Time Out Your Day

It’s easy to run behind on your wedding day–there are so many things to do and lots of moving parts (all of a sudden, EVERYONE will have a reason to text you!). Without careful planning, you might find yourself lagging behind, which can lead to you hurrying through your hair and makeup or your bridal… Read more

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5 Things to Bring to Your Wedding Hair Trial

Bridal hair trials are fun! You get to try updos, half-up, and down hairstyles–while relaxing in a comfy chair–to find the one that will complete your wedding look. Make sure you get the most out of your session by bringing these five things to your appointment. With these, you’ll be able to relax, sit back,… Read more

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Not a Fan of Traditional Wedding Cake? Choose One of these Tasty Alternatives!

If a traditional wedding cake simply isn’t your thing, take a look that these sweet (pun intended!) alternatives. These variations let you express your personality and have a little fun. Just be sure to order ample amounts because these taste as good as they look–and these are so visually enticing that your guests will all… Read more

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6 Sweet Gift Ideas for Your Bridal Party

As your wedding day draws near, you’re likely running around trying to tie up all of the loose ends. One of the tasks brides and grooms tend to put off is finding the right tokens of gratitude for the bridal party. If you haven’t yet figured out the perfect gift for your bridesmaids, never fear…. Read more

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Desiree Hartsock Bridal

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