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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: Justin Alexander Gown 8640

Photo credit: Justin Alexander Bridal

(Photo Credit: Justin Alexander Bridal)

My wedding gown pick for this week is from Justin Alexander, a bridal designer who is both incredibly popular and affordable.

Gown 8640 is a strapless ball gown with a  sweetheart neckline. The asymmetrical bodice is a fitted and pleated to create an incredibly slimming, flattering silhouette. A   4-inch sparkling beaded belt adds accent at the natural waist.

Obviously, the real star of this show is the unique skirt! The mille-feuille organza full skirt is created with lots of layers of organza. The edges of each layer are cut in a slightly wavy pattern to create fullness, movement, and interest. The term “mille-feuille” is French for “a thousand leaves or layers,” and the fullness created by these light layers are a dramatic masterpiece!

Photo credit: Justin Alexander Bridal.

(Photo Credit: Justin Alexander Bridal.)

When commenting about this dress, the designer also admitted that the shape of lasagna noodles were actually an inspiration when creating the shaped edges of the skirt’s layers.

This gown also features buttons over the back zipper and a chapel length train.

This fabulous gown is available in both ivory and white.

Photo credit: Justin Alexander Bridal.

(Photo Credit: Justin Alexander Bridal.)

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