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Welcome to WED - The Magazine!

View current IssueWelcome to WED - The Magazine - a totally digital, carbon-neutral and interactive wedding magazine for nearlyweds.  Our latest issue is now available.  

All editions are available on our digital news stand.  Each issue shares interviews with wedding industry celebrities, offers wedding planning advice to Brides and Grooms, Real Weddings, and our Preferred Vendors in our Resource Directory.  Get regular updates on our WED Blog below.   And sign up HERE for WED’s Weekly Inspiration eNewsletter delivered to your Inbox.




Flower Power: Everything you Ever Wanted to know about Flowers! {Infographic}

The editor of the Pro Flowers Blog was kind enough to forward this along.  You know WED loves Infographics!!  For more, visit the Pro Flowers Blog.


Finally! An option to keep your Pinning Private - Secret Boards on Pinterest!

Good News!!  Pinterest has introduced private boards today — great for wedding planners and other vendors who want to share directly with a bride without making it a public board! 

Here’s the announcement from Pinterest:


Today, we’re excited to continue this tradition with a new feature we hope will make Pinterest even better—secret boards. Secret boards give you a place for things you’re not quite ready to share yet, like a surprise party, special gift ideas, or even planning for a new baby. We’re testing out the feature by giving everyone 3 secret boards. You’ll find them at the bottom of your profile. We can’t wait to hear what you think!

On behalf of our team here at Pinterest, thanks so much for pinning, inviting your friends, and sending us ideas for how we can improve. Most of all, thanks for sharing your inspirations. With your help, we’ll make Pinterest a little better every day.

—Ben & the Pinterest Team

Happy Pinning!!


In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Learn how you can Help

It has been a week of devastation along the Jersey Shore and throughout the Northeast.  In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we hope you’ll consider how you can help those effected.  If you have an upcoming wedding, think about making a donation in lieu of favors.  If you are a wedding professional, help your colleagues in need through a donation to the Red Cross. 

Learn how you can help HERE.

We have already donated to the Red Cross in the hopes of helping those in the wake of the storm.  To make a donation, click HERE

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those on the long road to recovery.


Punk Rock Bride 2013: for the Bride with unique style

We’ve been checking out all the gowns revealed at Bridal Market last week and picking a few of our favorites that stood out from the crowd.

One particular designer is Punk Rock Bride from designer Stephanie Ward. 

Punk Rock Bride was created for the bride who is looking for a less traditional, more fashion-forward wedding dress. We take a unique approach to design by incorporating non-traditional fabrics and mixing multiple layers to add texture and depth to every design. We take care to maintain very simple, classic silhouettes to flatter every figure, and focus on the details, giving brides a comfortable, unique option for their wedding day.

The company was founded in 2006 by designer Stephanie Ward. Stephanie graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), with a degree in Apparel Design. After working in womens wear for several years in New England, a close friend asked her to design her wedding dress, inspiring the launch of the first collection. Since then, there have been six collections, including Emma in 2011 - a more budget friendly online option for brides.  All Punk Rock Bride dresses are made in the U.S.

Here are a few photos of the 2013 designs.  Check out all the collections at

Chloe - a bell-shaped gown made of a silk faille, includes a Swarovski pearl beaded bodice trim and waistline detail.

Amy - composed of a silk faille with a crinkle silk chiffon overlay, features a beaded bodice with Swarovski pearls and pleated detail. Belt is available in ivory, pink, or black.

Lindsay - composed of a silk faille, with a beaded criss-cross detail, tucked waistline, and side seam pockets.

Morgan - composed of a silk zibeline, with a silk and wool pique overlay detail, beaded waistline, and adjustable spaghetti straps.

Sasha - composed of a heavy silk taffeta, with a full gathered tiered skirt and Swarovski pearl beading. Separate pearl belt on satin.

For more photos, be sure to check out


MUST SEE: Say Yes to the Cure: Lori's Fight {Lori Allen of SYTTD Atlanta Shares her Fight Against Breast Cancer}

 Over the past 32 years, Lori Allen has seen her fair share of brides. As owner of Bridals by Lori in Atlanta and each week on TLC’s SAY YES TO THE DRESS: ATLANTA (, she’s helped and supported thousands of brides as they find their dream dresses for the biggest day of their lives.  

So many stories have been told on the runway of Lori’s shop, but this time around, Lori will tell her own. 

On April 13th, 2012, Lori received news that would change her life forever as her doctor confirmed she had breast cancer. On Friday, October 26 at 10pm ET/PT, TLC will air the one-hour special SAY YES TO THE CURE: LORI’S FIGHT, a deeply personal chronicle of Lori’s struggle, fight and resolve to beat breast cancer. TLC follows Lori on her journey as she leaves the bridal shop she built, into surgery, and through recovery.  

How will the shop carry on without the heart and soul of Bridals by Lori?  Monte, Robin, Flo, and the rest of the staff pull together to keep the shop running, and help brides in her absence. Throughout this hour, viewers will also meet bride DeLese Range from Carollton, Texas, who is looking for a wedding dress to renew her vows.  DeLese has been fighting various cancers for nearly 23 of the 25 years she’s been married.  In this incredibly heartwarming story of overcoming adversity, the Bridals by Lori team finds the strength to help DeLese and her family through one of the most emotional appointments they’ve ever had, as they wait patiently for Lori’s return.

“Naturally I was devastated when I found out that I had breast cancer,” said Lori Allen. “Wanting to turn something very negative into something positive - I decided to share my journey with my TLC family and others, in hopes that I can raise breast cancer awareness and perhaps help other women facing breast cancer be less afraid. Breast cancer is a personal journey, and throughout this process some days were easier than others, but I survived with faith, family and friends.”

“Anyone who has met Lori or watched her programs is struck by her spirit, warmth and humor, states Amy Winter, GM of TLC. “Lori is a beloved member of our TLC family and our hearts have been with her throughout this difficult journey. She is a remarkable woman, who has handled this with dignity, grace and signature spunk since day one of her diagnosis. This special is about spreading awareness to our viewers, but most importantly it’s about sharing Lori’s story of strength, hope, and perseverance.”

Watch a Sneak Peek below: