Publisher's Note

photo by David ColwellI don’t know a lot about weddings, but I do know a lot about Baltimore. And it’s exciting to see the two married, if you’ll forgive the pun, in this new issue of Baltimore Bride—our 17th year. Even as trends change and nuptials evolve, our magazine stays consistent with our mission: be an exceptional wedding-planning magazine and the single most-valuable resource for area brides and grooms.

This year, our managing editor, Janelle Erlichman Diamond, and art director, Staci Lanham, have taken all of our favorite things about the area—the Bay, Berger Cookies, Hampden—and put a wedding spin on them. And, as usual, you’ll find the best dresses, flowers, and ideas, from registry gifts to rehearsal dinner spots. Plus, several experts weigh in on everything from food to fitness.

And it’s not just about the magazine—our website is super user-friendly with a remarkable number of “Real Weddings,” an easy search function, a comprehensive venue list, and the ability to “pin” your favorite images. You’ll also find some web exclusives, including behind-the-scenes videos from our fashion and real brides photo shoots, a downloadable bridal shower game, and additional photographs from Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith’s wedding.

You can also find our popular blog Hitched on both the website and We are constantly updating our Facebook page with photographs of newly engaged and married couples, local vendor information, and questions posed by readers.
Happy planning, hon.

Steve Geppi

Online Exclusives