Real Weddings Magazine is every bride’s best friend. This beautiful publication is loaded with ideas from the best of Sacramento’s wedding professionals, LOTS of beautiful photographs from our area’s most talented wedding photographers, and provides an opportunity for you to read about, yes, REAL weddings that have taken place in our fair city and surround. Their wedding planning timeline will keep ALL your plans, great and small, on schedule, too (in case you were wondering, you should reserve your white dove release professional approximately six months out, at least a year if you’re planning a Saturday evening ceremony in June, July, September, or October).
Two years ago I was the subject of a Real Weddings Magazine “Partner Profile” (the full interview is clickable here). A snippet follows:
What trend do you see coming for weddings in the next year? I don’t know nuttin’ ’bout no trends. I tell my brides to do what they want without regard to what’s fashionable. If she likes puce and alstroemeria, I say, fire it up! I’ll avert my eyes.
What advice would you give to brides and grooms getting married today? “Don’t be in a hurry to get married! Give your love a chance to mature. If you’ve chosen well, that blazing fire will mellow into glowing embers that will keep you warm the rest of your life. (That quote is so good, I must have stolen it.)
Anything else you’d like to share with Real Weddings Magazine’s brides? YES!! Two words: Hire Professionals*! You’re on the right track picking up a copy of Real Weddings Magazine, so I’m not worried about YOU. But, to your sisters out there — your fiance’s personal assistant cannot be trusted to photograph your wedding. Your sister’s boyfriend cannot get your party started equipped only with an iPod and really big speakers. Cousin Jess doesn’t even really know how to work his new-fangled video camera, much less understand the anatomy of a wedding celebration. And don’t EVen get me started on the subject of The Mother of The Bride doing the flowers!! True stories. And I got a million of ‘em. I don’t want to scare anyone, but hiring professionals is like an insurance policy. You can’t say you weren’t warned.
*be sure two of them are a videographer and a wedding coordinator…there are NO do-overs!
The Dove Lady chose VERY well and knows exACTly what “happily ever after” can REALLY mean.