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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 Pick Of The Week: Dessy Black Lace Cocktail Dress

Photo credit: Dessy

Photo Credit: Dessy

Time to start thinking about a fresh new season’s worth of bridesmaid dress ideas! This one from Dessy caught my attention right away for several reasons! For starters, who doesn’t love black lace? This classic cocktail length little black dress is is classically styles with a strapless neckline and a gently shirred skirt.

The underlayer (shown here in a neutral topaz tone) is a matte satin and is available in 80 (yes, I really said 80) different colors! Yay! So much fun. I should also mention that the lace itself is also available in two colors: black or ivory. I am personally more obsessed with the black lace, but a bride could design a fun reception dress or rehearsal dinner dress using the ivory lace with a pop of color beneath.

Can I also mention that I am LOVING the retro hair clip shown with this dress? It would make a fab gift to your best girls and add a touch of glamor to your wedding pictures.

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