Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + dress designer living in NC

 

Entries in my work (49)

Tuesday
Nov152011

My Brides

The hub and I just finished up our last wedding of the year..woot woot! Always a bittersweet feeling. This year I had the best brides, and what I mean is the most chill-stylish-awesome brides...ladies that I'd like to be friends with, and that makes my job so much easier.

Here are just a few but you can see more over on the Oh, Darling blog

Monday
Oct172011

NYC House Tour

The hub and I had the pleasure of photographing this awesome apartment in queens earlier this year for Joanna. It's goregous, right? Head on over to see more of this sun-filled home.

photos by dustin + whitney

Wednesday
Sep212011

Lucille: 3 Ways

A secret elopement at city hall...

Lucille Dress - Gray Wedges - Pale Pink Polish - Gold Earrings - Aqua Scalloped Clutch

 

Slip into your second dress and dance into the night...

Lucille Dress - Snake Bangle - Silk Hair RoseSoft White Polish - Red MaryJane Flats

 

Wed under your grandparents oak tree...

Lucille Dress - Silk Tulle Veil - Silver Polish - Pod Ring - Oxford Heels

Tuesday
Sep132011

Bridesmaids + Gardens

When I was getting married, I knew I wanted to use dresses with pattern fabric for my bridesmaids. Unfortunately, there wasn't really anything out there at the time -- So, we made our own!

That idea was my inspiration behind the bridesmaid/garden dresses in my collection. Mix and match dress styles, mix and match patterns, and everyone gets pockets! I'm offering 5 fabric options right now, but will be adding to that soon!  

Monday
Sep122011

It's Live!

Finally! The website is live :) 

A few special thanks...

My hub for his support and love. My mom for always being there with her amazing expertise. My aunt, who when we lost my hub's stepfather a week before my photo shoot (along with my mom) helped me finish the dresses. Ellie & Eli...my website dream team, I could not be happier with how everything turned out.  Carrie, Trisa, and Lauren for helping me to produce a wonderful photoshoot. Carol Hannah for being so helpful with all of my endless questions. And to my readers, your support means more than you know.

 

Enjoy free shipping on any order placed within the next two weeks! Just enter the discount code: LAUNCH

Thursday
Sep012011

Ruby Red

It's launching soon my darlings...next week to be exact! Join the facebook page to get sneak peeks and the latest updates.

Monday
Aug222011

Busy Bee

I've been busy! Thankfully, the fall collection is complete and photographed. So stay tuned in the next few weeks for the launch! Here are a couple of behind the scene polaroids from the shoot.

Thursday
Jul282011

Inspired by...

I've been working constantly on my upcoming bridal launch. I'm as equally terrified as I am excited. Right now, I'm in the process of finishing up the loose ends and sewing up final samples...with a photo shoot just around the corner and the official launch by early fall, I'm feeling a little crazy. Hence a bit of radio silence over here on my blog. But, no complaining here, I'm enjoying every minute.

I wish I could share more of what I'm working on, but like I said, samples are still being sewn. But..here is a glimpse of some of my early inspiration for the collection. A little woodsy, a little vintage, definitely sweet, and with the perfect touch of simplicity. A now to get that into dress form...

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