Samantha Grindell

Samantha Grindell is a Reporter for the lifestyle team, covering weddings, tiny and alternative living, the royal family, and interior design. 

Samantha holds an M.S. in Publishing from New York University, and she was previously a staff writer at Romper. Her writing has also appeared in Cosmopolitan, Mic, and Oprah.com. 

She lives in New York. Email her at sgrindell@insider.com and follow her on Twitter @sam_grindell.

Expertise

Weddings, wedding dresses, interior design, alternative living and tiny homes, HGTV stars and shows, and style.

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Sarah Hyland wore a Vera Wang wedding dress with off-the-shoulder sleeves and a thigh-high slit to marry Wells Adams

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Jennifer Lopez looked regal in a white wedding dress that featured a mermaid silhouette and cathedral train for her second wedding to Ben Affleck

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Home 2022-08-11T18:04:50Z

A complete timeline of Chip and Joanna Gaines' love story, from a disastrous first date to HGTV fame

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Hayley Paige says she's been 'wrestling with the grief' of no longer being able to design wedding dresses

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Meghan Markle's style became conservative when she started dating Prince Harry, but she opted for more daring looks before they met.
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