the news lately has not been so great. we’ve had fires, mudslides, bitter cold, and so many other things not worth mentioning. sometimes it takes something as simple as love to change our mood and lift our spirits. there really is nothing like love. 

my sweet friend grace sickles, style editor at tory burch, married the love of her life john harris late last year in connecticut. her wedding was just featured on (you must read about there love story and main event here.) i’m very good friends with grace’s sister lexi and her mom charlotte barnes. these girls feel more like family than friends. 

grace has her own style and it’s really great. she didn’t want the same old stuffy connecticut wedding. she wanted to bring a little of the bahamas to connecticut (reference: Lyford Cay). there were tiki torches, nine foot canvas palm trees, elephant ear palm leaves, hundreds of candles in glass vases, and custom hunter green and white bamboo printed fabric by quadrille on all the tablecloths and napkins. 

grace is a fashion girl, therefore, her wedding dress was quite the topic. she chose vera wang. her choice was elegant, a bit sexy, yet very chic and of course, a little unexpected. i love that her dress had a touch of black and as we all know the color black is having a new moment…..of course grace knew this and anticipated this before we all did…

i along with so many friends and loved ones wish grace and john a long life together filled with happiness, joy and love…. i also want to thank them for reminding us of all that really matters- that is love. 


All posts and content on this blog are created solely for Mark D. Sikes and are a copyright product of Mark D Sikes, Inc. Please do not use posts without written permission or without linking back and crediting the original source. We do our very best to give credit where it is due. However, if an image is credited incorrectly, please contact me at [email protected] so that I can properly credit the image as soon as possible.


Mark D. Sikes reserves the right to moderate comments and remove any comments that are deemed as spam or are inappropriate or offensive without notice.


Any personal information collected on the site will never be sold or disclosed to third-parties.

Affiliates Disclosure

From time to time, I may feature a sponsored post or affiliate links from which I earn a small commission or fee. These posts will be disclosed as such. All opinions are truly and genuinely my own.