Real Weddings – F21/W22

Twenty years ago, I married the love of my life. It was the ultimate elopement and micro-wedding combined before they were even a “thing”—and it was absolutely perfect for us.

Time and again, the advice we see from couples we feature has a resounding tone: “Do what you want—it’s your special day.” Here at Real Weddings, that’s always been our thing. We don’t believe in “rules” when it comes to weddings…you do what works for you and your beloved. We know that’s easier said than done, especially during a pandemic, but at the end of the day, it should be all about you.

And your wedding dream team wants to help you achieve that goal! Our region is rich with amazing wedding pros—true professionals—who are not only incredibly talented but really great human beings too—they want nothing more than to help you achieve the wedding of your dreams. So let’s get planning your special day, shall we?!

Head on over to our wedding inspiration photo shoots starting on page 37: “Old World Romance,” “Freshly Squeezed,” “Skating into Love,” and “To Have and To Hold.” Then, check out our cover model contest finalist feature: “Cool Mountain High” (note, normally we do two cover model features, but with the ongoing pandemic, our two real bride models, Allison and Jannaé have been waiting a year to do this shoot, so they get all the glory this issue!). We had a great time playing dress up—with gorgeous hair, makeup, accessories, bouquets and dresses—and working with talented design teams to create inspiring décor sets. Oh, and if you want to see more photos from any of our shoots, be sure to tune in to our website for each photo shoots’ blog series—we’ll overwhelm you with more gorgeousness!

From “Plus One” and our “Gift Guide” columns to the 28 featured real weddings and featured wedding pros in our “Style Files: The White List Directory,” and every page in between, this issue is bursting at the seams! Get inspired. Find your vendors. Plan the day of your dreams…all with Real Weddings: the magazine, website, blog and social media.

When you find your wedding dream team through Real Weddings—the magazine, blog, website, mobile app, mobile directory and our social media sites— be sure to tell your wedding pros that you found them through Real Weddings and that you’re a Real Weddings’ reader because without their support, we simply couldn’t do what we do to inspire you!

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