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August 2014



Interview with Soliloquy Owner, Miriam Liggett

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You’re Cordially Invited presents Soliloquy Bridal Couture with Miriam Liggett

A few months ago we received a visit from Wedding Planner Tara Melvin of Perfect Planning Events. She selected Soliloquy Bridal Couture to be featured on an episode of her youtube series You’re Cordially Invited, a video blog inspired to introduce and recognize some of the top wedding professionals in the Washington, DC Metro area. We are so honored to be selected and featured! Take a look Below…


“Today’s episode shines the spotlight on “Soliloquy Bridal Couture” of Herndon, Virginia.  Soliloquy (suh-lil-uh-kwee) is defined as a usually long personal statement intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections​.  Proprietor, Miriam Liggett, has established the true experience of bridal couture!  From a successful executive of a major corporation to an inspiring and successful business owner in a million dollar industry – Miriam is a trailblazer!  Listen to the success of Soliloquy and how Bride’s receive unparalleled service and the chance to choose from an array of top designer dresses hand-picked by Miriam.” – Tara Melvin

Producer: Tara Melvin of Perfect Planning Events

Make-up: Dawn Newsome

Filmography: Frame Magic Productions


Some of our favorite moments during the interview:

- Can you imagine Soliloquy as a wedding venue? Soliloquy Manor perhaps? Well Miriam Liggett says when she was looking for her career change she initially wanted to open a wedding venue site! Who knew?

- The 3:17 mark that explains how the name “Soliloquy Bridal Couture” came to be!

-”what we are trying to do in an unparalleled way, is really be responsive to our customers”  says Miriam.

- At 8:35 Miriam discusses how Soliloquy Bridal Couture can still assist in finding the gown of your dreams, even if it’s not in the boutique, with Soliloquy In-House Design.

- “I Like Designers who are accessible.  I want to be able to pick up the phone and call them on behalf of my brides. I can talk to any one of them at any given time. And it’s not that they’re so small, it’s that they’re accessible people”

- The Excitement surrounding the “Return of the Ball Gown!”

- At 14:20 Miriam advises how many should be part of the wedding dress entourage and why.

- “Ten or Less” – the number of bridal gown try-ons it should take a good consultant to find a bride’s gown!

- Trunk Show Talk at 20:00! Find at why Trunk Shows are so exciting and a great time to find your bridal gown.

- Miriam asks The Brides and everyone around her to remember “This is Her day, and Her way!”

Thanks for Watching! See the original blog post from Tara Melvin HERE.







August 2014



Island Bridal – Sophisticated Minimalist

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Island Bridal Backs Today we introduce the fashions of newcomer Island Bridal.  Their designs are full of dramatic style that catches the eye and turns the head, yet with a simple sophistication.

Island Bridal designs embrace an effortless feminine glamour with an enriched minimalistic approach.  Staying true to their aesthetic of elegance, Island bridal designs premium destination wedding gowns by using high-end natural silk and silk-based fabrics including luxe touches of delicate silk chiffons, silk taffeta, crepe and silk charmeuse amongst others. To add a hint of luxury, the gowns are embellished with European Swarovski crystal elements, Czech crystals and Pearls. These designs are effortless, airy, and fluid. Their 2014 collection was inspired by elements of the Sea and fashioned with light fabrics that ripple like calm waves. Discover flowy silk chiffons, silk charmuesue & fine silk taffeta. Be seduced with exquisite details including bias cuts, side cutouts, and embroidered lace. Sail into Island Bridal’s intricate oceanic inspired embellishments… Island Bridal’s third collection debuts this Fall at New York International Bridal Week.






July 2014



Sample Sale Fashion Show 2014

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Soliloquy Sample Sale Fashion Show
Saturday, July 12th at 1:00pm

Sample Sale Fashion Show

Sample Sale Fashion Show

We are just days away from our annual Sample Sale Fashion Show on Saturday, July 12th. What’s a Sample Sale Fashion Show you ask? It’s our way of making a Sample Sale enjoyable, fun, and stress free! You don’t need to line up hours before our doors open and you don’t have to worry about a game of “survival of the fittest” to find your wedding day look. Instead you will be greeted and welcomed in to enjoy our fashion show of sample dresses on sale for 30-80%off. You’ll see the dress on the Soliloquy Runway, with accessory suggestions, before you purchase.

Last year was our first year trying this new twist on the coveted Sample Sale and it was a huge success. In fact, we’re now getting back wedding day images from some of our Soliloquy Brides who purchased during last years event:


Soliloquy Bride Hannah - Maria Vicencio Photography

Soliloquy Bride Hannah – Maria Vicencio Photography


Soliloquy Bride Kristen - Jen Fariello Photography

Soliloquy Bride Kristen – Jen Fariello Photography


Soliloquy Bride Kristina - Realities Photography

Soliloquy Bride Kristina – Realities Photography


One of the best things about the Sample Sale Fashion show is that your ticket entry donation of $10 goes entirely towards a local charity. You’ll save hundreds to thousands off of your gown gowns, so we hope $10 will be given graciously. This year’s charity is Jill’s House, an organization that provides respite for children with intellectual disabilities and their families in the Greater Washington, DC area!


During this year’s Sample Sale Fashion Show, we have about 20-30 dresses to sell as samples up for grabs. We can’t show you everything, BUT here is a sneak peek of what you might see this year:


Such a nice variety of fabrics, styles, and looks!


So how does the Sample Sale Fashion Show work exactly?

1. Register for your Fashion Show Ticket (1 ticket per each fashion show attendee).

2. Join us at our Sample Sale Fashion Show and take notes on the dresses you’d like to try on.

3. After the Fashion Show, 30-minute appointments will be honored in the order of your registration. SO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS EARLY! (Once a dress has been purchased it will no longer be available for try-on).

4. Walk away with a fabulous couture wedding gown at a GREAT price!


Well what are you waiting for? Purchase Your Tickets and get more info including FAQ’s HERE!!

We can’t wait to meet our new Soliloquy Brides!