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2017, LOVE INC. MAGAZINE: FEATURE

"Love Inc. is a fully integrated wedding website and digital magazine for couples of all orientations. Our devotion to creating original content and featuring real weddings targeted to both straight and same-sex couples sets us apart from other publications, giving us a unique position in this swiftly evolving world of weddings."

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2017, MIDTOWN MAGAZINE: LOCAL MAKERS

"Her website best explains her primary services: custom bridal gowns, alterations, modifications, masterful lacework, heirloom/vintage gown redesign/restoration as well as custom evening and party dresses – many featured on her secondary website. These services are just the beginning of what the designer can do."

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2016, WALTER MAGAZINE: "say yes to the dress"

"Since 2013, she has been based out of her downtown studio, where she designs custom bridal gowns and couture evening gowns. She also does bridal alterations and modifications, and can pretty much turn a pre-purchased gown into whatever you please. “I can physically make anything,” she says. “I either do something or I don’t. There’s no in between. Once I commit to doing something, it’s going to be awesome.”

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2016, News & Observer: "Brides with a vision choose custom gowns"

"You are a bride-to-be going to your first wedding dress consultation. You drive to a studio, sit down to talk with the designer and then leave, all without trying on or even looking at a single dress. That might sound scary, but this is the first of many steps brides take when they go with custom bridal designers over off-the-rack dresses."

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2016, CHARLESTON BRIDAL WEEK: FEATURED DESIGNER

"Showcasing Charleston's most fashionable boutiques & trendsetters, and emerging designer and model talent across the country, Charleston Fashion Week® (CFW) has fast become one of the premier events in North America since its founding in 2007."

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2013, UNITED WITH LOVE: WEDDING DRESS REDESIGN

"She worked me through everything step-by-step, from sketches to length, etc. She cut off the bottom before she dyed it in case I ever wanted to make a christening gown or something along those lines. The rest of the alterations were removing some of the design, hemming, and redoing some of the bead work."

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2012, LIFETIME TV : 24HOUR CATWALK

"Hosted by "IT" girl and British fashionista, Alexa Chung, the series follows four contestants have the chance to design a condensed runway collection — in the span of 24 hours. The winner gets $10,000. After a first-cut challenge, two contestants will be dismissed, leaving the final two to create a full collection for a runway show that will then be judged and admired."

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2012, NEW RALEIGH: Featuring Marie Cordella

"The NR team has roots in journalism and ethical publishing practices. There has never, and never will be any paid editorial content on New Raleigh. Every piece of editorial is chosen for it's news value, relevance or our true endorsement. We do get submissions and information about events and businesses in and around Raleigh. Our editors may choose to publish information on these submissions but that will always be accompanied by their own, honest opinion, good or bad."

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THE INDEPENDENT: TRIANGLES MOST TALENTED DESIGNERS

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2011, CHARLESTON MAGAZINE: FASHION ROCKS

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