There are few feelings that measure up to the excitement an editor feels when you close an absolutely gorgeous new magazine. It’s partly a sigh of relief because all of that work is done, but also a gasp of excitement to see all of the gorgeous details you’ve collected over the past months come together on those glossy pages. Best time of the year if you ask me. So, as I sign off on the proofs and put our Summer 2014 issue into production I find myself saying once again, “This is our best issue yet.” No really. It is. I can 100% say that and also that this issue IS The Stylish Bride’s Guide to Everything.
With the help of some pretty amazing contributors we’ve curated only the very best wedding ideas captured by the most amazing photographers in town (eh hem, like Rustic White Photography who shot the cover above). We’ve scoured our favorite shops for the best wedding finds and collaborated with our favorite wedding vendors to bring you honest-to-goodness great ideas and some seriously helpful insight on wedding planning. You know me… I’m all about pretty things, but mostly what it’s going to take to get those pretty things at my party. This issue is the epitome of what I’ve always wanted Occasions to be. We’ve grown into our big girl shoes now and it feels great.
New to the team is our Editor-at-Large, Mandy Kellogg Rye. She is probably one of this most stylish women I know and brings to Occasions some seriously great ideas for brides and the everyday hostess. This issue she brings out the colors of summer in our cover pictorial featuring dresses that are anything but white proving that there is no reason to be traditional if you don’t want to. The shoot is a whopping 12 pages and if the cover doesn’t get you excited itself, how about a behind-the-scenes video by Munn Brothers of all the looks? You’re welcome. Take a break from facebook and your overflowing inbox and watch this. When you’re done you can pre-order your copy of our Summer 2014 issue here.