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Joanna August

Designer: Joanna August

My inspiration to start this line came from...

A lover of all things fashion, I had always wanted to start my own clothing line but my own August 2008 wedding was what ultimately inspired me to stop dreaming and start doing! I could not bring myself to send my best friends down the aisle in dresses whose beauty ran a distant second to that of the table settings, not to mention asking them to spend money on something they would never wear again. So, I set out to defy the conventions of the typical bridesmaid dress and create designs for my friends that I would love to wear, not only as a member of a bridal party, but to any occasion.

What I love most about being a bridal designer is...

Being a part of such a special time in a woman’s life and playing a roll in making her wedding beautiful. People ask if I encounter a lot of “bridezillas” and the truth is that most of the women I work with are lovely and excited and their joy is infectous.

I've been a bridesmaid...

Three times.

My advice to the bride is...

Happy Bridesmaids make a happy bride! Don’t give up your vision, but if you are able to make concessions to your maids, like giving them more than 1 dress style to choose from so they can pick something they feel comfortable in - they will be more excited about the process and ultimately make the experience more fun for you too!

My advice to the bridesmaids is...

The bride is always right! The more willing you are to go with her plan, the more willing she will be to accommodate your requests.

A celebrity wedding I love is...

Michael Polish and Kate Bosworth. I also was married on a ranch so I have a soft spot for a Montana wedding in general but...wow! Their ceremony site was breathtaking, every event was thoughtful and beautiful but still casual and the fashion! OMG! Every single one of Kate's dresses from the rehearsal dinner to the ceremony to the reception was to die for.

The secret ingredient to a perfect wedding is...

Love.

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