Style File

The first year I moved to the Panhandle of WV from the suburbs of Chicago, I laughed. That year was a very warm winter with averages well above normal and almost no snow. In fact, I remember calling my Mom the second week in Jan to tell her that it was 55 degrees outside and I was doing yard work! Something that never... more.
I have lived in the WV Panhandle for about 5 years now and this winter has been quite snowy. As I write this we currently have 14 inches of snow on the ground and more is still expected. Even though the weather is causing quite a bit of problems around the area today, it's actually the perfect inspiration for my... more.
The week of Valentine's Day is upon us, love is in the air, and many couples may find themselves on the wedding path come next week. For many of us hopeless romantics the proposal is suppose to leave us surprised and speechless. So, I was very sad to hear that according to Vashi.com & Wedding Magazine that one in... more.
You may or may not know, but in the wedding and event industry many of the trends start their life on the runways. Then they filter their way into celebrity hands for upcoming red carpet events, before making it onto the local scene. I  could not be more excited that the Mercedes-Benz New York fashion week kicked off... more.
It has been a little over 5 years since I have moved from the NW suburbs of Chicago, IL to the rural-ish Panhandle of WV. I went for a home on the golf course to a home that is across the street from a 200 year old farm. I prominently grew up in the Midwest and before moving here I spent very little time visiting the... more.
I love getting pictures from clients. It's the crowning jewel on my job! You have to agree you can see the love and how much fun they are having in their pictures. :::I adore how the wind held up her veil!::: :::Don't you just love these shades of purple? Deep plum, radiant orchid and sangria.:::... more.
SQUEAL!!!! I am so excited that the Pantone 2014 spring wedding color picks have just been released. These colors will guide couples in their spring wedding design and color palettes. I am totally in love with their selections. The colors puts a fresh contemporary and sophisticated spin on true spring classics... more.
If you haven't noticed, I love to party. Design parties, host parties, attend parties, whatever, and one of the things I am known for is décor. (No surprise there) But what many of you don't know is that I have spent the last 12 years building my party closet, and I am still adding to it. Guests come... more.
Last week the NY International Bridal Market wrapped up its fall 2014 showcase. It was 5 days of pure wedding bells bliss as the runways were light up with fantastic fashions for every type of bride. These designs will start making their way into the bridal salons shortly after the first of the year, in plenty of time of... more.
We live in a time of complete wedding personalization and customization (which I adore). AND wedding fashions are slowly starting to come around, yet most of what is worn is still mass made. Huh?! So let you me ask you, "Why would you wear a dress that NOT as unique as YOU?" It absolutely dumb founds me that we... more.

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