Happy Birthday to us! That’s right…15 years ago, we launched a little magazine called Sierrastyle Weddings Magazine. Three issues later, we became Real Weddings Magazine (we felt the name more accurately represented the realness of what we were doing). While our name changed, our goal for the publication (and now for our website + social channels) has remained the same: inspire our readers to plan their perfect wedding however they envision their perfect day. We’ve encouraged our readers to break the rules (actually we think there shouldn’t be any rules). And with this, our 29th issue, we continue to feature weddings and produce photo shoots that are diverse, interesting, and, we hope, yes, inspiring.
Thank you for picking up this issue, for using it over and over again…nothing makes us happier to hear how much you enjoyed the magazine! Oh, and don’t forget: when you find your wedding dream team through the magazine, our website or our social channels, be sure to tell them that it’s because of Real Weddings that you found them…we know they’ll be thrilled to hear that as much as we do! Now, enough about us. Let’s start planning your dream day, shall we?
First up, let’s talk photo shoot inspiration: this issue, we produced five styled shoots each with unique themes. Starting on page 36, you’ll find: “Sustainable Beauty,” “Enchanted Love,” “The Art of Love,” “Love at the Lavender Farm,” and “Charmed by Love.” On each of these shoots, we had a great time playing dress up 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 31 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!
(Oh, and P.S. Tell them that you’re a Real Weddings’ reader because a lot of our partners have special offers exclusively for our readers. You can get a sneak peek of them on our website at: realweddingsmag.com/specialoffers.)
As always, dear readers, happy planning!