Looking back: Fabricating a Fairy Tale

Looking back: Fabricating a Fairy Tale

May marks the one year anniversary to our creative blog series “Fabricating a Fairytale” which attracted more then 2000 followers. It’s hard to believe it’s been one year already! Facade Academy’s Creative Director, Mina Spremulli, created the original blog series over a year ago in anticipation of her fully customized fairytale wedding in Disney World. […]

Become Enamoured

Become Enamoured

During some downtime at the wedding, I was able to explore Walt Disney World and all of its associated theme parks. I came across an incredible book titled, “Imagineering.” The book provides an exclusive look at the Imagineers who have successfully gone beyond developing ideas, but instead have created immersive experiences. The concept of Imagineering […]

On The Way to Happily Ever After

On The Way to Happily Ever After

On The Way to Happily Ever After “Here is the world of imagination, hopes and dreams.  In this timeless land of enchantment, of age of chivalry, magic and make-believe are reborn-and fairy tales come true” (Walt Disney) This is Disney, the “happiest place on earth” which I was introduced to at an early age, by […]

The Third Time is a Charm

The Third Time is a Charm

The Third Time is a Charm “They say that if you dream a thing more than once, it’s sure to come true” (Princess Aurora) I have been dreaming and designing my wedding gown in my mind, since I was a little girl, and now here I am seeing that dream come true.  The third and […]

The Crowning Moment

The Crowning Moment

The Crowning Moment Much like the late, great animator, I too have been dreaming and working at executing those dreams just as I have envisioned them, in particular the dreams of my wedding day, which is now mere weeks away.  While most would suspect that the culmination of my vision would come at the moment […]

Planning a Wedding is a Piece of Cake

Planning a Wedding is a Piece of Cake

Planning a Wedding is a Piece of Cake “Cakes are special.  Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember.  It’s all about the memories” (Buddy Valastro) Cakes are certainly symbolic of celebratory moments, often playing a starring role in special occasions, with wedding being no exception.  Serving cake at a […]

Planning is in Full Bloom

Planning is in Full Bloom

Planning is in full bloom Famed fabler Hans Christian Anderson once said “Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower”.  How very fitting to begin this next chapter in my tale, the one about the flowers, with these words from a master storyteller. It seems that every fantastical chronicle […]

Fit for a Princess

Fit for a Princess

Fit for a Princess “And now to make a lovely dress fit to grace a fair princess” says Flora the good fairy with a wave of her wand, magically weaving fabric into a flowing gown for Princess Aurora.  I, much like one of my favorite princesses, was swept up in the magic woven by Ines De […]

Dressing For The Moment

Dressing For The Moment

Celebrated American author Mark Twain once said “clothes make the man”, but more so  I believe that not only do clothes make the person, but the occasion as well.  What would afternoon high tea be without white gloves?  A carnival ball without a mask? A walk on the beach without a large brimmed hat and sunglasses? A fairytale […]