Meet the Editor
We are feeling extra giddy this year as Baltimore Bride celebrates two decades in the business. I’ve been lucky enough to be a small part of this magazine since 2006 and managing editor the past few years. But our magazine has been around long before that. Our first cover, in 1997, was shot at The George Peabody Library. We are excited that one of our Local Love couples featured in this issue got married at the Peabody. That’s one of the great things about Baltimore. There are so many institutions—ceremony and reception sights, wedding planners, and dress shops—that have persevered during the past two decades as well. (That’s a huge feat, and we’ll be highlighting many of them throughout the year on our website: bride.bmag.co/anniversary.)
The other great thing about our city: All the change that’s happened these past 20 years. We love the new venues, the newfangled photographers and videographers, the chic bridal boutiques, and the innovative caterers. The wedding industry is forever changing, and it’s been thrilling to witness this and bring it to you.
And we are forever grateful, not just to our readers, but also to the amazing vendors that year after year (decade after decade) make us gasp at their talent, and that continue to say yes to all our e-mails, even those with the subject line: I have a crazy idea.
We hope you enjoy reading this, our special issue. We are proud of the pages that follow, from an epic bachelorette glamping weekend to fresh ideas for bridesmaids flowers to a feature about getting married at restaurants—reminiscent of my own wedding almost 13 years ago.
Janelle Erlichman Diamond
A secret garden & a true love.
As a stylist and admirer of editorial shoots, there was no question in my mind that I needed to design our engagement session myself.
Colorful handmade ceramics, cliffside lemon groves, and an abundance of limoncello . . . what's not to love.
This shoot was inspired by the city of Baltimore as an industrial backdrop to new beginnings and modern romance.
An old car dealership becomes the perfect venue for new ideas.
Unicorns, rainbows, and topiaries, oh my.
Irene Donnelly and Dylan Salmon
A restaurant wedding offers the best of all worlds: an intimate setting with a mouthwatering menu, a doting staff, a fully stocked bar, and a space already outfitted with stylish décor.
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