Thursday, March 19, 2009

Your Wedding Day Spring 2009

We have been editing a project that is special and dear to us lately. But every now and again, I let myself out for networking that promises to be fun and fabulous.

Last night did not disappoint. I attended the launch party for Your Wedding Day Magazine's Spring, 2009 issue, hosted by ever-gracious editor-in-chief Thea Lignos-Hargrove at the Wildflower Linens Studio in San Francisco.

So what do we see? The magazine is gorgeous. Bridal fashions this year have a lot of ruffles; bridesmaids dresses have simple lines, luxurious fabrics and are cocktail length. I overheard a top florist saying that whereas in past years there were distinct colors that defined the season (remember lilac, then red, then celadon green?), this year there was no such defining color. Brides were confidently selecting personal palettes. 

And decor? Think ultra posh lounge, with great examples on page 155, designed by Michelle at MB Wedding Designs, and on page 167 designed by Cobalt Events. Sophisticated, inviting, colorful, FUN!

In addition to the 100's of beautiful pictures which show the latest trends, there are informative articles. Lisa Edd of Here Comes the Guide offered 12 tips for planning a multicultural wedding. And, how do you keep the marriage fresh? The Relationship Corner offers sound advice whether you're married 1 year or 100 years.

One of the real joys of attending an event like this is renewing friendships with old friends and discovering talented people. If you have a minute, check out these photographer's portfolios: Tinywater (distinctive use of color), Darcy Weddings (photographed Pres Obama's inauguration for a major photo agency), Adeline & Grace (a fresh point of view) as well as the superb event design of Sam Leftwich (think SF Ballet galas) and I Do! (Julie Nunn Martin, recently featured on WEtv's Platinum Weddings).

9 comments:

Michelle Barrionuevo-Mazzini said...

Hi Jewel,

Thanks for the mention in your article. I had so much fun workling on Tokyo Lounge. I am sorry I only got to chat with you in brief, but it's our anniversary today, so last night we had tickets to see Wicked....it was amazing, you and Chuck should definitely see it, if you haven't already ~ Hugs, MB

J Sav said...

Happy, Happy Anniversary! Ooooh. We've been wanting to see Wicked. You've given me that much more incentive.

Events by Evonne said...

I hope they have the newest copy at Barnes & Noble... can't wait to get it this weekend, it's one of my fave bridal magazines!

Lisa Edd said...

Thanks for the mention, Jewel! Sounds like it was a wonderful party. YWD is a class act!

J Sav said...

You're welcome, Lisa. Here Comes the Guide is a class act, too!

J Sav said...

Hey Evonne - if you can't find YWD in Hawaii, let me know and I'll mail you a copy!

caroline said...

hi jewel, it was so great to meet you!! can't wait for lunch with you!

J Sav said...

We have much to talk about. I can't wait either!

Tiffany Fosnight said...

thanks for the mention Jewel! It was wonderful meeting you at the event last week. I hope we get to get together again soon!