• Ideas for Winter Weddings
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    Ideas for Winter Weddings

    When most people think of wedding season, they think of Spring: April, May and of course, June. A new beginning, freshness, and spring colors all stimulate the bride’s imagination. Flower garden colors are the most traditional: greens and yellows, lavenders and pinks. Baby blues and silvery grays fill out the color palette for the latest trends. As I come up for air after finishing the July and August weddings, I realize that wedding season is truly year-round any more. I worked on just as…

  • Vintage Wedding Dress Updated
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    Vintage Wedding Dress Updated

    When Jennifer brought me  her grandmother’s vintage wedding dress, it really showed the difference between today’s wedding fashions and the styles from 1945. The dress was a knee length sheath made from a beautiful cotton lace. It had a jewel neckline which was way to close to the neck for Jennifer’s taste and it was sleeveless. The hemline probably hit the much shorter grandmother just below the knee. It had yellowed in few places but nothing that couldn’t be fixed. Unfortunately, I did not…

  • Being a One-Person Business Has its Advantages
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    Being Self-Employed

    I love being self-employed. I really do. Otherwise, I would not have chosen this path over 30 years ago. And I have had employees and interns in the past and that was…okay. But really I prefer to work alone. It’s peaceful. I can set my own schedule and not have to worry about what someone else is doing…or not doing. I don’t have the headaches of paperwork and taxes and payroll. I like being the only person  responsible for the work that is done.…

  • To Veil or Not to Veil
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    To Veil or Not to Veil

    I get asked all the time whether a bride should use a veil or not. It really depends on the style of the gown and the bride.Veils traditionally “hide” the bride from her groom until the “ta da” moment in the ceremony, when the blusher is flipped back and the new wife is revealed. Very few brides use blushers anymore, the layer that covers the face. But a veil can make you feel more like a bride. And there are so many beautiful styles…