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The New Issue is Out!


I know I haven't been heard for a while but I have a great excuse. The new issue is on the news stands and in your favorite bridal salon! This was a fun issue.

All weddings are beautiful. Choosing the 25 most beautiful weddings was tough. Well, really beyond tough. With more than sixty entrants, we simply couldn’t make up our minds. So being the scientist that I am, I took an analytical approach. We sorted by photographer, then by venue, then by uniqueness. What followed is a gorgeous mélange of color, flowers, food and textures. I hope you enjoy the following twenty-six weddings. (See? We couldn’t even stick to twenty five.)

Our cover wedding was chosen the most beautiful. It is truly amazing what can be assembled for a private residence. We tip our hats to Amy Mancuso and her staff for creating such a beautiful environment. The Flower Studio, Tri-Rentals and Phyllis Lane should also receive special kudos for a job well done. This wedding looks like something from Martha Stewart Weddings or Inside Weddings. So keep your Preston Baileys and Colin Cowies. Our local wedding professionals can do anything they can do! And we can do it beautifully, right here without their help.

I just learned of a horrifying new trend. It appears that some bridal salons in the valley are offering wedding consulting as part of their services. This is not to be confused with the gracious salon employee who refers you some of her favorite vendors. No, this is an in-house person to help you plan your wedding. Be very careful. These salons have offered the job to anyone who says they plan weddings—with no knowledge of whether that person can do an effective job or not. Apparently, they plan to get kickbacks from every vendor they send to you.

A true wedding planner is a member of any number of organizations such as The Association of Bridal Consultants. She will possess a portfolio that will knock your socks off. These professionals offer ethics, style, and organization. They will not try to force you to use certain vendors of their choice. I am the biggest promoter of wedding planners in the valley. But do your homework and hire the best. There are plenty of great ones coordinators out there.
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3 Response to The New Issue is Out!

November 12, 2007 at 4:58 PM

Looks GREAT, Angie! I can't wait to read it!

November 13, 2007 at 6:08 AM

THANK YOU for the points you made about wedding planners. So true.

November 29, 2007 at 6:39 PM

AGREED! Excellently written!

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