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Stephanie Herbst is the Marketing Manager at Wedding Party, where she also manages this super-cool blog! You can chat with her @wedding, or simply follow to stay updated on all the best wedding trends & inspiration.
Kaitlin Perata is a senior English major at Loyola Marymount University. She enjoys traveling the world, binge watching episodes of the Real Housewives of Orange County and singing at the top of her lungs during road trips. She recently returned from a semester abroad in London, and hopes to move their someday after graduation.
Caroline Young is a junior English & Political Science major attending UC Berkeley. She’s a voracious eater, but she’s even more ravenous with books. You can usually find her lounging at a cafe, pretending to be hip while drinking her ginger lemonade, but most likely she’s browsing through pictures of cats. Or fashion. But most likely cats.
Emily Westbrooks is an American-born writer and blogger based in Dublin, Ireland. She is the Online Editor for Confetti Magazine, one of Ireland’s top bridal magazines. She also writes her own lifestyle blog, From China Village, where she chronicles her adventures in Dublin, travels around Europe, DIY projects and Irish design. She shares her home with her husband, one cat, and four sassy chickens!
Jess Keys is a graduate of Indiana University, a Chicago transplant and Founder of The Golden Girl Blog. She was first bitten by the wedding bug at age 11, when she purchased her first Brides magazine in the Lexington, KY airport. She’s partial to red lipstick, French Bulldogs, and a lover of the written word. You can often find her at the closest Dim Sum establishment, or exploring the Windy City with her camera in tow.
Emily Charron lives, works and plays in the skyscrapers of Chicago. By day she’s a digital advertising professional and by night she blogs at Isn’t That Charming, where she documents *Inspiration for a charmed life*. Follow along on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!
Biana Perez is a twenty-something newlywed that is quite simply giddy over weddings. Read along as she writes about food, fashion & fitness (and lots more in between) on her blog, Bloved Boston, and follow her @blovedboston on Twitter!
Jill Kruidenier works full-time in online marketing, studies part-time for a Master’s in Integrated Marketing Communications, minds her Etsy shop, Jill’s Boutique, and blogs about weddings, weekends, and whatever comes to mind. Oh, and she also fits in time with her family, friends, and studly hubby. Check out her personal blog, With Love from Jill!
Karly Anderson is a born and raised Midwest girl currently residing outside Milwaukee, Wis. Her blog, Miss in the Midwest, chronicles her take on beauty, life and style in the Heartland. Catch up with Karly on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
About Maria: With over ten years’ experience in the fashion industry, Maria MacNamara has styled women all over the world, from Jimmy Choo and Brown Thomas in Ireland to J.Crew and kate spade new york in the United States. An accomplished writer and editor, she has been featured in ELLE, Redbook, and InStyle. As editor of the style letters, she has worked with major brands,she has worked with major brands, as well as local designers and boutiques. Follow Maria’s style adventures on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
Jen Carreiro is the turquoise crazed, master crafter and editor behind SomethingTurquoise.com, a creative wedding blog that truly embraces the DIY bride. Known for her detailed wedding DIY tutorials, Jen is hoping to rid the wedding crafting world of the term ‘craft fail’, and hopes to share techniques that will ensure ‘craft wins’ for you every single time. Follow her and her trail of turquoise into wedding crafting heaven. You can find her on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Kate Swem is a recently engaged gal living in Chicago. Her fiancé, Raja, is her blogging coach, fellow Netflixia sufferer (Walking Dead!) and adventure twin. Tune in every other week to hear about her personal wedding planning experiences and advice! You can follow her on Twitter, or read more on her and her best friend’s blog, Chi Organic Girls.
About Kate’s Wedding: Budget: $25k | Venue: Viceroy of Indian (for the Indian ceremony); Maple Street Chapel (for the Christian ceremony); Cheney Street Mansion (for the reception) | Theme: Rustic meets vintage
Gina Borud is a newlywed from Boise, Idaho and has been blogging about her experience as a bride (and now wife!) since April. She owns her own graphic design and consulting business (www.designscribble.com) and works to help individuals, small businesses, nonprofits and startups with their marketing and communication needs. Gina enjoys perfecting her crab cake recipe, drinking wine and playing cribbage with her husband, Matt, and playing outside in the great Idaho outdoors. She’s an avid swimmer, runner, gardener and reality TV junkie.
About Gina’s Wedding: Budget: $12k | Venue: Berryhill Restaurant, Boise, Idaho | Theme: Navy, preppy, downtown
Krystal Quinn Gibbon is a Canadian bride-to-be/MOH living in Los Angeles with her fiancé, Josh, and their chihuahua-mutt Asparagus. They both believe a wedding should be more about creating a fun and memorable experience for their loved ones than sticking to traditions, and hope their trials and errors can provide insight for others (or at the very least, entertainment). They keep a photo diary of all their adventures together at: coulddo.tumblr.com.
About Krystal’s Wedding: Budget: $30k | Venue: Old miner’s house in Joshua Tree National Park | Theme: Masculine, vintage, whimsical
Sasha Rumage lives in Portland, OR with her fiance, Josh, and 15lb cat-child, Punk. Josh is also her tattoo artist and claims she’s his favorite canvas! When she’s not concocting boozy baked goods for her blog, Tattooed Martha, Sasha and Josh are nerding out on our favorite shows, Parks and Recreation and Game of Thrones or taking day trips to our favorite beach (which is where he proposed!).
About Sasha’s Wedding: Budget: $7k | Venue: Hug Point Beach (ceremony) and Bridgeport Brewery (reception) in Oregon | Theme: Mid-centryish retro vibe with bright poppy colors, but still elegant and classic
Lauren Miller is a northern born, southern bred girl planning a January wedding. She lives in Memphis with her fiancé, Mitch, and their two dogs, Bosco and Cassidy. She loves dogs, traveling, and fresh food. Check back for regular updates on her adventures in wedding planning, detailed how-to guides, and design inspiration! You can also follow her on Pinterest.
Jenny Preston grew up in Delray Beach, FL in a home filled with unique pieces from other eras and dreaming of wedding planning. She now owns her own wedding planning and vintage rental company, Jenny Does Weddings, with her fiancé, where she offers brides and grooms advice with a look into her own wedding planning and styling adventures. Follow Jenny Does Weddings on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.
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