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Lisa Beth Miller is the Entertaining & Weddings Editor for Miss A. She has been involved in the wedding industry for several years. Lisa is a bridal consultant and director of marketing and public relations for Blush Bridal Boutique and an event designer at Main Street Weddings, both local wedding businesses. In this capacity, Lisa writes the blog, website copy, and promotional materials for these businesses and assists with event planning. She was formerly a bridal consultant and did marketing and public relations work for A Formal Affair Bridal and Formalwear Boutique and was the creator of their Bridal University workshops. Additionally, Lisa teaches English, journalism, and photojournalism classes at Liberty High School in Bealeton, Virginia. She advises the school's award-winning publications, Talon yearbook and Patriot Press newspaper. As junior class sponsor, she also assists in planning Liberty's prom. Lisa has written several published articles. These include an article about advising student publications for Accents (Southern Interscholastic Press Association’s journal),an article about the royal wedding for Northern Virginia Magazine, an article about local proms for Warrenton Lifestyle magazine, and four stories about wedding planning and wedding fashion for the 2012 Northern Virginia Bridal Guide. Lisa holds an undergraduate degree in English and journalism education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a graduate degree in education and library science from Longwood University.

Wedding Gown Pick Of The Week: Hand Cut Flower One Shoulder Gown By Tadashi Shoji

My wedding gown pick for this week is unique, flattering, and surprisingly affordable!

hand cut flower one-shoulder gown by TadashiShoji

(Photo Credit: Neimanmarcus.com)

This hand cut flower one-shoulder gown by Tadashi Shoji retails for just $798, which is fabulously affordable for a wedding gown!

The dreamy feel of this one-shoulder gown is captured by the beautiful ornamentation of hand cut flowers that gracefully cascade down the dress. Each flower has a hand-beaded center for a touch of sparkle. Vertical pleating lengthens and slims your silhouette while a sweeping train completes the look.

This statement gown is best styled with minimal jewelry and simple, classic hair and makeup.

Not familiar with this fab designer? He is a celebrity favorite, known for his  original designs and innovative collections. His designs are carried in more than 4,000 major department and specialty store doors worldwide, including: Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and Lord & Taylor. Internationally, the brand is available at high-end retailers such as: Vakko, Harvey Nichols Dubai and Rustan’s.

In addition to a thriving wholesale business, the brand maintains its own retail operations with two signature boutiques in the United States – one in the prestigious South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa & another in Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas. In April 2012, Tadashi Shoji launched an e-commerce website selling an edited collection of eveningwear & bridal gowns. Tadashi expanded his international reach by opening boutiques in Shanghai & Beijing in July 2012.

In 2007, Tadashi launched the Tadashi Shoji Runway Collection for Fall 2007 during New York Fashion Week to rave reviews. By featuring the utmost in luxury and elegance, the much-anticipated collection continues to elevate and hone the brand’s image in the marketplace. His designs have won a loyal following with well-dressed women worldwide, including a wide range of celebrities such as: Octavia Spencer, Kate Beckinsale, Dita Von Teese, Florence Welch, Mo’Nique and Katy Perry, to name a few.

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