Meet a Wedding Gown Designer in Los Angeles, CA: Mychael Darwin Couture (1)

Today’s wedding vendor interview is with award-winning wedding dress designer Mychael Darwin of Mychael Darwin Couture, based in Los Angeles, CA!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I’m Mychael Darwin, an award-winning luxury fashion designer, and I create beauty wherever my interest travels. I am a former assistant costume designer for the Hollywood Foreign Press Golden Globes and have been known for my signature custom leather jackets and elegant bespoke attire that have donned Hollywood’s hottest A-List stars.

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DIY Printable Valentines (7)

In preparation for Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share this sweet collection of Printable Valentines brought to us by Beth Erickson Designs based in Arlington, WA. Beth’s inspiration behind her Valentine’s Day DIY line of greeting cards, gift tags, and mason jar wraps sold on Etsy is to provide an affordable and simple way to celebrate Valentine’s day with your loved ones. Here’s Beth to tell us more:

Be it your spouse, your children, a sister or a friend, these DIY downloads allow for anyone to create an affordable Valentine’s day gift for someone they care about.

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Meet a Wedding DJ in Norwalk, CT: DJ Dan Moran, LifeBass Entertainment, LLC (7)

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Today’s wedding DJ interview is with DJ Dan Moran of LifeBass Entertainment, LLC, based in Norwalk, CT! Enjoy:

Tell us about yourself and how you started playing.

I began about ten years ago performing for fundraisers and college events. Over time I started working corporate events in the area, this led to relationships with talent agencies like Kunjan Collective and Scratch Music Group. Next thing you know I’m DJing events across CT, NYC and Long Island and I’ve left my full time job in Finance.

Five years at Bridgewater Associates ingrained a doctrine of constantly pushing myself to improve in all areas and provide the best customer experience possible. That’s what all this is about at the end of the day, putting on a good time! And not just on the dance-floor, but before and after the event as well.

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Meet a Wedding Vendor in Portland, OR: Picshare Party (5)

Today’s wedding vendor interview is with Jeremy Senn, Developer and Creator of Picshare Party, based in Portland, OR! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

As a Ruby on Rails full-stack developer that likes photography and getting down at weddings, I realized that the typical wedding picture sharing process is broken and needed to be “debugged”. Typically, there are three ways brides and grooms try and gather the pictures that their guests take at their wedding:

  • Text friends and family directly asking for any pictures after the wedding.
  • Try and convince everyone attending their wedding to download and install a phone app before the wedding, then post pictures via the app during.
  • Place disposable cameras around the wedding venue and hope that people will contribute.

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Simply Foxhall Wedding Fair and Workshop (1)

Simply Foxhall Wedding Fair and Workshop (11)

Holly of Holly Von Lanken Photography, LLC (Atlanta, Georgia) shared this lovely wedding fair with us and we’re so glad she did! It’s absolutely brimming with impeccable wedding details. Here’s Holly to tell us more:

This workshop is the brain child of Nicole with Simply Catering. She had the idea for vendors to get together and showcase their talents for brides while also providing them with education. The afternoon was full of beautiful decor, delicious food, and tips from vendors anywhere from how to save your top tier of your wedding cake to cooking and floral demonstrations. It was the first of hopefully many “Simply” workshops for brides with so many amazing and talented vendors.

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Meet a Wedding Vendor in Chicago, IL: Duet Dance Studio (1)

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Today’s wedding vendor interview is with Szewai Lee, Owner and Wedding Dance Specialist at Duet Dance Studio located in Chicago, IL! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

My name is Szewai (C-Y) Lee and I teach people to social dance for a living! I lead a team of talented and passionate dancers who love to share the joy of ballroom dance. My company, Duet Dance Studio, offers ballroom and Latin dance lessons and specializes in wedding dance instruction. While our studio is located in Chicago, IL, we offer Skype dance lessons for people anywhere in the world!

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After 13+ years making wedding save the dates, Angela at Save the Date Originals has a list of 6 common mistakes that she sees couples make. For the newly engaged, check out this short video for a few tips! Enjoy:

Angela Bauter hand makes custom save the date magnets & invitations. Save the Date Originals is based in Idaho and ships throughout the USA. To learn more about Save the Date Originals, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website.

 

A few dance lessons can make all the difference (2)


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Today’s wedding vendor interview is with Sandra Korpitz, Dance Instructor at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Memphis, TN! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I’m born and raised in Memphis, TN. Got into dancing at a young age and was even part of a National Winning High School cheerleading team. When competing professionally in a ballroom, I focused more on the rhythm style and became a Regional Smooth and Rhythm Champion as well as a National Runner-Up. I have won Top in Referrals multiple times in my region, as well as the country. I’ve trained under Dancing with the Stars’ Tony Dovolani and Fabian Sanchez as well as National 9-Dance Champion, Sergei Shapoval.

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Meet a Wedding Jeweler in San Francisco, CA: Kelly Morgen Jewelry (4)

Today’s interview is with jewelry designer Kelly Morgen, Owner of Kelly Morgen Jewelry, based in San Francisco, CA!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I have been bringing stories to life since 2005! I create each of my unique goddess necklaces using the ancient techniques of the Italian masters, with whom I studied in Florence. Every piece tells a empowering story of love, passion, creativity, healing, and more. Much like talismans of old, my necklaces are designed to be worn throughout the course of your life, lending strength and inspiration to your expression of you. I also bring my training with a Cherokee shaman and silversmith to my art, wedding a legacy of fine craftsmanship to healing intention. I use a traditional jeweler’s hand-saw and flame torch, as well as the maritime art of scrimshaw to carve my goddesses’ faces onto recycled piano keys. My work has been featured in international art magazine Ornament as well as fine art galleries worldwide, celebrity collections, and the Russell-Cotes Museum in England. I was officially licensed in 2015 by the Mucha family to carry on the art nouveau style of Alphonse Mucha, the father of the Art Nouveau movement.

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