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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.

Bridesmaid Dress Of The Week: Alfred Angelo 508 From Disney Maidens Collection

Photo credit: Alfred Angelo

Photo Credit: Alfred Angelo

My pick for this week is for the whimsical, princess bride’s maids. Why? Because it is from Alfred Angelo’s Disney Maidens collection! Yay! Alfred Angelo has Disney-inspired collections for brides, maids and flower girls, plus a dreamy selection of veils. While the designs are definitely not costume-y or cartoonish, they do have a fabulous fairy-tale vibe!

This simple asymmetrical dress becomes breathtaking with the addition of ruffles cascading down one shoulder. Any bridal party will love the look and feel of royalty in this cocktail-length dress. Shown in the color “Loves First Blush,” this gown is offered in all 50 “Dream in Color” shades, so finding a perfect match for your overall color scheme should not be an issue.

Photo credit: Alfred Angelo.

Photo Credit: Alfred Angelo.

Let’s talk styling. This dress has a dramatic look due to the side ruffle accent, so have your maids go easy on the jewelry! Maybe gift them with matching sparkling hair clips so they can wear their hair down, with just a few pieces clipped back. Allow them to create an “unstructured” hair look to create a contrast to the boldness of the dress. Another idea? Pick a fabulous statement shoe to either match the dress’s tone or in a neutral metallic. The shoe will obviously be highly visible here, so make a statement!




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