Today, one of my favorite writers in the whole world is going to be guest blogging for me. I am actually in Nashville at my alma mater, Vanderbilt, speaking at an alumni event. Needless to say, I am beyond thrilled that Vanderbilt has asked me to do this. It’s an opportunity that I just couldn’t pass up! But, I didn’t want to leave you hanging — so Eddye, from The Little Black Book Blog, is going to be sharing some Spring ’09 wedding dresses from Janell Berté … one of our ridiculously stylish LBB designers!  xoxo ABBY

Wedding dresses! We ALL love looking at wedding dresses. We all LOVE spring collections of wedding dresses. That is why today is such a lovely day! Believe it or not, the snow and ice that is slamming much of the country will melt and spring WILL arrive. What better way to spend a few minutes brightening up your day than oohh-ing and aahh-ing over the 2009 Spring Collection from Janell Berté. We have the distinct pleasure of saying that Janell — an award winning couture dress designer — is one of the founding members of Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book.  Janell’s private bridal studio and workshop is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Brides from as far away as New York City and Baltimore have traveled to her salon to work with her in fashioning their very own, perfect, dream-come-true wedding dress.

The Spring 2009 Collection from Janell Berté

Janell Berte' Wedding Gown Couture 2009 Spring Collection

Janell Berte' Bridal Gown Designer 2009 Spring Collection

photography by Nick Gould

I spoke with Janell a few days ago and found her to be absolutely delightful. Very approachable. Very enthusiastic about her designs (her ‘babies’)! I asked if she had a favorite design from her 2009 collection and she replied that it would be impossible to name just one. Her gowns are her babies and each stands on it’s own merits. She loves them all.

We’ll be back in a bit with more …