For over a decade, I’ve walked alongside brides and helped them find their one and only dream wedding gown. This passion began while attending The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, CA, and with each passing year, my love for designing and helping brides continues to grow.
I first stepped into the industry as a bridal stylist, where I fluffed trains, advised on silhouettes, and handed out tissues when my brides found their dream gown. I listened to each bride’s story and discovered that a wedding dress isn’t just a dress—it’s a symbol of a new and beautiful chapter of life, one full of growth and love.
Since then, I had a slight detour on reality tv (where I just so happened to find the love of my life), authored My Fairytale Wedding: Planning Your Dream Wedding Without Breaking the Bank, as well as my biography, The Road to Roses, and became a mother of two boys.
Most excitingly, I’ve been lucky enough to truly embark on my passion: designing wedding gowns inspired by all the beautiful brides I’ve known and have yet to meet. My label, Desiree Hartsock, is full of wearable gowns designed to bring confidence, beauty, and peace of heart as you begin your journey to marriage. Your wedding is one of the most meaningful moments in your life and it is an honor to dress you for your special walk down the aisle.