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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.

Tie The Knot: Bow Ties To Benefit Respect For Marriage Coalition

Looking for some super-fabulous bow ties for your wedding party? Want to also make a statement in support of marriage equality?

Check out Tie The Knot!

Photo credit: http://www.thetiebar.com.

The Isaac Mizrahi tie. (Photo Credit: http://www.thetiebar.com)

Tie The Knot was founded to combine  humor, style, individuality, fashion, art, and equality. Founded by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita, the goal of Tie the Knot is clear: to advocate for the civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans throughout the United States and to look damn good while doing it.

(Photo credit: tietheknot.org)

Founders Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita. (Photo credit: tietheknot.org_

It’s simple: Tie The Knot will release a collection of neckwear seasonally, inspired by the founders’ favorite art, fashion, things they see on the street, and things in their living room. Each bow tie will be produced in limited quantity to inspire and promote uniqueness & individuality. All proceeds from the sale of the bow ties will go to various organizations that are in the trenches fighting for the civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans every single day.

Photo credit: http://www.thetiebar.com

(Photo Credit: http://www.thetiebar.com)

The Spring 2013 collection of Tie The Knot bow ties is now available. This new collection marks the first time the company has welcomed a guest designer, and they could not be happier that their inaugural guest designer is Isaac Mizrahi! The Isaac Mizrahi tie features a bold black, white, and hot pink plaid pattern, perfect for weddings!

The spring collection is inspired by the founders’ favorite city, New York: The Flatiron, The Chelsea, The High Line and more.

Photo credit: http://www.thetiebar.com)

(Photo Credit: http://www.thetiebar.com)

This collection’s beneficiary is the Respect for Marriage Coalition. The Respect for Marriage Coalition is a partnership of more than 80 civil rights, faith, health, labor, business, legal, LGBT, student, and women’s organizations working together to end the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and grow support for the freedom to marry. The Coalition is co-chaired by Freedom to Marry and the Human Rights Campaign.

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