The Power of Love is on Your Side Don’t Lose Sight As many store owners have said to me, and as I experienced myself when I owned a bridal salon, we sometimes change hats from a bridal expert to a personal therapist and we do it willingly and compassionately. Wedding...

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Small Business is American

Small Business is American Why You Should Support Your Local Bridal Boutique When I was 6 years old, I started my first business (sort of). It was the 1970’s and neighborhood Christmas parties were almost expected at every household. I had the idea to cut mistletoe...

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As body image perceptions change in society, should terminology change too? Years ago, I was looking to hire a showroom model, so I contacted a well-known model agency in New York City. I explained I needed someone who was my standard size 6 (bust 36”, waist 28”, hip...

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Nip and Tuck

I remember reading an interview where a very famous designer spoke about childhood trips to Paris with her mother to view the season’s fashion shows…

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The Young Americans Project

Gen Z has some bridal game and Robert Bullock knows it. 

Hardly a newsflash, but just in case you needed a reminder, take a look at these images, courtesy of…

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A Wealth of Wedding Wisdom

Looking into your partner’s eyes and saying, “I do,” will be one of the most memorable moments in both of your lives. It’s a powerful demonstration of love and commitment with all your closest friends and family …

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Love Is In The Air…And The Rain…And At The Eiffel Tower and Windsor Castle

I honestly did not plan to watch the royal wedding. Nope. I knew I’d see so much replayed on the media all weekend I figured that if my body needed to sleep off Friday night cocktails and get up mid-morning, then so be it. My dog, however, had different ideas. She had me up by 6:30 a.m. just in case there was an early-bird squirrel to chase from our tiny Brooklyn backyard. (For the record, I allow squirrels and don’t see why we all can’t just get along.)

With my Oprah show coffee mug in hand, I turned on the TV just in time to see the Royal family arrive at Windsor castle and instantly got…

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You are not marrying a person, you are marrying a family

Webster’s definitions of family are many but these are my two favorites.

1. a group of people united by certain convictions or a common affiliation : fellowship
2. a unit of a crime syndicate (such as the Mafia) operating within a geographical area
I actually did have a Bride once who married into a crime family although…

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Mom, It’s Not Your Wedding

Mom, before you put me in a time-out, I am not necessarily speaking about you.

There are Fun Moms, Kooky Moms, Sincere Moms, Sappy Moms…the list is endless. In truth, I’m actually talking about a transitional period in a mother and daughter’s life. Working in the bridal industry for almost a quarter century I’m pretty certain qualifies me as a family therapist. I’ve seen every dynamic possible in a mother/ daughter relationship. I do not have enough time to share them all (someday I’ll write a book), but for now I’ll share my best and worst experiences…

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