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Well, well, well …. that was an unexpected break. Sorr-rry. Keith is now officially home for the summer, which allows me to work semi-normal hours again, but those hours fill up so quickly. You guys, there is SO MUCH happening right now. Like, really so much. First of all, I’ve moved the studio yet again – this time into the most gorgeous and bright space – and I’m sharing it with none other than my total girl crush, Dean Renaud. I’ve talked about Dean and her incredible design and event planning company South Social & Home close to a million times, and I’m so thrilled to be shacked up with her and her amazing brass shelving unit. I mean …

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Isn’t it such a dream in there? I’m dying to show you more, but we have a lot to do still, and obviously we want to do a fancy shoot, etc. By the way, I posted that on Instagram forever ago – that’s really the best place to keep up with me when I disappear. Anyway, Dean is the best, and that’s only the tiniest fraction of her shelving unit, which is also the best. And the space is so amazing – we really lucked out. Hopefully this will become a place where we can both establish some roots.

So what else is new? We’ve just wrapped up with five brides, are finishing with a couple of others and are about to get started on the next round of cuties. I’m also sketching for new group of brides – all with the most incredible design aesthetics. I’m really not kidding – across the board, I get the coolest, most fashionable clients. Case in point:

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The incredible Miss Mrs. Molly in her custom, over-sized gown of English net worn with a coordinating silk taffeta midriff top and tulip-cut skirt. That’s just COOL. I cannot wait for the professional photos to come in, because the drape of that dress really is the limit – you have to see the light shine through to get the full ‘ohmigod’ effect. In the meantime, thanks to @kixnwhips86 on Instagram, from whom I stole this image. Amazing florals by Foxglove Studio, ps.

And … guess who was also married recently. Very excited to get THOSE pictures back as well.

We’ve been moving along so quickly this year, that I haven’t had much opportunity to take you along in the process, but I hope to change that soon. Among other things. Ohmigod, you guys, something is a-brewing!





Dean and Mike’s Wedding!

Ohmigod vacation was amaaaaziiiing. I wasn’t able to do as much as I’d hoped, but I did lots of sitting around, lots of eating, lots of laughing and I even made a basket. Boom. I still have some finishing work, so I can’t show it off just yet, but I have something far more exciting for you today anyway.

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Okay, look at that photo. Is that not the most perfect thing you’ve ever seen? I can’t believe a) I know those people, b) I was there that day, and c) I worked on the dress. Talk about rubbing elbows with the right people, amiright? And of course they are the SWEETEST people. I want to scoop them both up and hug them silly. Remember when I was working on Dean’s incredible, vintage dress? Well here she is wearing it on the big day, looking gorgeous:

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Sweet Dean. You have to, have to click through to her blog, My Little Apartment, to see all of the images – it was just the most amazing wedding. Which is why it was ALSO featured on Martha Stewart Weddings. Be sure to pop in over there as well to read about all of the details – there’s a ton of great stuff, especially for you brides out there. And if you want in on the action yourself, Dean does this for other people too. Which, YES. You want that real bad.

Images by the amazing Edyta Szyszlo



Gettin’ Fancy with Dean

Today is my sweet Keith’s birthday, and I am sooo excited to 1) celebrate over an awesome dinner, and 2) give him his present. Like, SO excited. I think I nailed it this year. You know what else I’m excited about? We drank a bunch of margaritas the other night and drunk-booked the Viceroy in Palm Springs for our summer getaway. Eee! Dudes, that place is FANCY. We got a deal, because it’s a bajillion degrees in Palm Springs in the summer, but we’ve basically been walking on the surface of the sun everyday here, so whatever. I plan to do nothing but swim, eat, sleep, swim, eat, eat, eat, sleep. It’s gonna be awesome. And you wanna know what ELSE I’m excited about??

I’ve talked about my amazing friend Dean Fisher before – she is incredibly sweet and has the most beautiful taste – I love that girl. Well the other day she came over to my studio to watch me have a mini-meltdown and then agreed to help me get this place fancied up (because, frankly, I’m way too busy to do it on my own right now). Then she went home and made these amazing boards for me – I mean, you guys, they are so pretty!

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south social and home _ dean fisher _ veronica sheaffer studio plans

I wanted something light and fresh and she knew just how to mix that with the vintage pieces I had already picked up. It’s seriously gorgeous and perfectly expresses the sweet/cool femininity I try to bring to my dresses. I love it so much. She’s so good. She can do this for you too, by the way – email her at South Social & Home for anything from residential to commercial spaces to even weddings – she does it all. Hopefully I’ll get to show you the actual finished space soon, because I’m DYING to see it all come to life!

[Inspiration boards by Dean Fisher, South Social & Home]


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Please Attend My LAUNCH PARTY!

Hey there.  You’re pretty cute – I like the way you did your hair today.  Hey so, wanna get together some time?  Like how about on Monday, April 4th?  I’ll make sure you get an endless supply of fancy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres (well for a couple of hours anyway).  Oh and if you’re interested I’ll show you MY BRIDAL GOWNS!


This party is going to be SO AWESOME.  The entire collection of gowns, veils and belts will be on display and I would sincerely love nothing more than to share this evening with you.  Tickets are only $15 (at the Drawing Room – dudes, this is a STEAL!) and you can purchase them through my website.  The space is very limited, and I hope you’ll order your tickets today before they’re all gone, because I want to give you a giant hug for all of your support.  I’m so excited about this and so humbled by all of your sweet comments about this collection.  I feel on the cusp of something huge (here’s hoping it doesn’t turn out to be a huge pile of debt).

p.s. That was my big announcement!