Jan 21, 2013 03:18 PM WV State of Mind
Uncover West Virginia's best-kept secrets
Twice as Nice
We just received our advance copies of the 2013 WV WEDDINGS Magazine. I have to say that I open the box with delirious trepidation. I’m always nervous when it comes to printing something so large and so photo-dependent. Our entire office feverishly works on this issue for months and months, so when I finally hold a copy in my hands, it is like seeing a child for the first time, although I do believe the magazine weighs more. I flip through every page, looking for some big defect to jump out at me.
I love this issue. But I always wonder: What will the cover bride think when she first sees the magazine? How will the photographer of the cover photo react? Will all of the couples be thrilled?
As luck would have it, as I am working on this blog post, I look over at my e-mail inbox, and there’s a message from Emily Porter, the photographer who took the amazing cover photo. She says:
I breathe a little easier.
We spend a lot of time deliberating each of the wedding submissions as we choose 10 features and 12 web exclusives that will inspire other brides—but there are always more weddings that we wish we could give expanded coverage. This issue is massive and it typically flies off the shelves quickly. Sooooo…
We’ve decided to have two WV WEDDINGS issues—one in the Fall/Winter and one in the Spring/Summer. This will begin in September 2013.
We hope by doing that we can satisfy demand, showcase more brides, share more real West Virginia weddings, and highlight more of our state's venues and vendors. We are also introducing a special engagement announcement section in the magazine that will give brides-to-be the opportunity to share their wonderful news to a statewide audience.
WV WEDDINGS Magazine will now also be its own stand-alone subscription instead of being included in subscriptions for WV LIVING Magazine. For more information, please visit mywvwedding.com.
Although our 2013 WV WEDDINGS issue is just about to officially hit newsstands, we are already thinking ahead. On March 24, 2013, we will be hosting our second annual WV WEDDINGS Extravaganza. This year it will take place at Stonewall Resort. With numerous informational sessions, a fabulous luncheon, and an over-the-top expo showcasing the state’s finest vendors, it’s an event you won’t want to miss. Mark your calendars and register early on mywvwedding.com!
If you haven’t received your copy of the 2013 WV WEDDINGS Magazine yet, you will. It takes about two weeks after the official on-sale date in early February before it reaches all the newsstands and mailboxes. Once you get your copy, let me know what you think! I’ll be holding my breath!