Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Happy Holidays! Shop Local

Stop by the Newtown Athletic Club, Newtown, Pa. this Saturday December 5th from 9am to 1pm for Vendor Splendor.

Shop local this Christmas holiday.

Among the music, hot chocolate and other holiday treats my friend Kristen Russo Photography will be there. Stop by her table to see her wonderful work.

Friday, April 3, 2015

New Vintage Items in my Etsy Shop

I have gathered quite a collection of vintage bridal and evening wear over the years and will slowly be adding items to my Etsy shop. It's a long process of taking photos, editing photos, taking measurements, and creating listings.

I have created an illustration to help shopper's understand exactly how I measure my garments. I will add this link directly to listings. I hope this helps alleviate any measurement mishaps while making vintage purchases.

Here are a few items that have made it into my shop this week.

1980's Ivory Evening Gown/Second Wedding Gown

1970's Jersey Bridal Gown with Rhinestone & Pearl Accents

1990's Sequins Accent Jacket

Thursday, March 19, 2015

What's New in 2015

It's been over a year now since I've updated my blog. I've missed doing so. I guess with Facebook and Twitter these days I haven't felt the need to visit my blog for updates. So here are a few things I have been up to over the past year.

For instance, I added a new sketch that I call the Full Body Gown Sketch. This sketch allows me to capture the beauty of a bride and often a groom's attire on a figure with the client's likeness.

I have also begun collecting more and more vintage bridal gowns, hats, jewelry and accessories. New items will appear slowly over time in my Etsy shop.

I recently took a wonderful bridal gown from the 1980's and repurposed it into an Infant's Christening Gown. This is something I hope to continue to do in the future if the right gown happens to come my way.

The Christening Gown will be on sale soon in my Etsy shop. Please stop by my shop or email me at mhveils@yahoo.com for further enquiries.

Monday, January 27, 2014

February 23rd Bridal Expo at Harrah's Casino in Philly

Stop out to Philadelphia's Harrah's Casino & Racetrack on February 23rd from 10am to 3pm for their bridal expo and maybe a few slots.

Drop by my booth and enter a chance to win your very own Custom Wedding Gown Illustration. $100.00 Value. Perfect for yourself or to give as a gift.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Knot Spring 2012

I'm excited to say I have made it into The Knot magazine again! This is the kind of giddiness that just doesn't wear off.

At this point I am known more for my Custom Wedding Gown Sketches, but the gracious people at The Knot, loved a few of my headpieces made from found vintage objects which I had displayed at Bridal Market this past April.

I hope to make some time to design more and more accessories for my shop. Please keep an eye out for my vintage inspired pieces to pop up in my shop over the next year.

*Black feather & rhinestone headband (One of a kind) Retail $85.00

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Bride & Groom: Bridal Boutique

Toward the end of last year I had an opportunity to work with a new bridal boutique called The Bride & Groom: Bridal Boutique & House of Tux out of Columbus, Mississippi. They were interested in having me design a logo for their new shop which will be opening February of 2012.

I warned them I'm no graphic designer, but they loved my sketches, and had total faith I would design something they would be proud to use for their shop.

Luckily they were pleased with the results and if you happen to be in Columbus, Mississippi looking for just the right bridal gown and attire for your entire bridal party, I hope you stop on by to check them out.

Wishing them the best of luck with their Grand Opening in February.

Bridal Buyer Magazine

Well it's 2012 and It's been a while since I've done anything with my blog. I'm hoping to have a bit of time to start up again in the new year.

I'm happy to say the year is starting out pretty well. After having had my wisdom teeth removed on Jan 9th, not part of the good start to the year, I did have some sketches appear in Bridal Buyer Magazine UK. Very exciting that my sketches have made it across the pond in a publication.

I have been working with a Bridal Stockist called Village Brides in Reading, Berkshire, England to help them interpret their new line called Rosa Couture. The line will launch in March of 2012.