Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + designer living in North Carolina



Vintage Wedding Dresses

So far this year, we've had two brides wear altered vintage wedding dresses and it is always so intresting to me to see how they're made and then changed to work for the modern bride. I have to remind myself to stop investigating the layers & seams and get back to photographing them :)

Here is Erika's off the shoulder, daisy-eyelet dress. She pretty much kept the dress in its original state.

And the lace on Mary's dress was to die for...the dress used to have sleeves but she had them taken off and added a small lace mock-cap sleeve. 

photos by oh, darling!


Simple in the bedroom.

You know how you'll have a crazy few days that turn into a hectic week or two ... the hub and I have been experencing one of those weeks. The work load piles up and there are too many plans on the calendar, but I'm trying not to complain. Admist the chaos, we try to always keep our home (where we live and work) a simple and clean place and the bedroom is the best place to follow through with that. 

We're still using ikea hacks as nightstands but recently framed a pair of our photos to hang by our bed. They're his and her landscape compositions from trips we took together last year.


Bright Patterns

So the baby clothes are accumulating...


Happy Friday + Time To Party

Thank you all again for your sweet comments for the dress giveaway. I hope you have a great weekend -- the hub and I are actually in NYC for a quick working trip...oh and today is my birthday! Bring on the faux cocktails..cheers!

photo by dustin deal


Snug Studio

Love these geometric shapes with perfectly simple color palettes by Snug Studio.


Giveaway Winner(s)!

Thank you all for entering the giveaway. I'm so flattered by your kind words of my work and can't wait to bring you more dress goodness later this year. But without further ado...Oh! and I decided to giveaway TWO dresses because of the amazing reponses..

"oh my, this is an epic giveaway. i've had my eye on the horizon fabric for some time now. thanks for the opportunity, Whitney!" - caroline (http://poppyandleo.blogspot.com)

"So exciting! The dresses are absolutely lovely!" - meredith (http://www.meredithperdue.com)

I'm having a secret summer special over on etsy -- 20% off all dresses until June 15th


Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

Peanut butter cookies are one of my top 5 favorite treats, and when I stumbled across this recipe on pinterest ....ummm yes, I had to make them. I absolutely love this recipe, it's quick and easy and produces delicious results. You can find the full recipe here from Broma Bakery. Enjoy!


Thanks Jen!

The lovely Jen Huang recently used one of my dresses for a workshop she put togehter in New York...I'm thinking the Willow dress in Poppy is pretty perfect for a garden love shoot.

photos by jen huang