Keep Your Eyes Open

A letter from our Publisher, Thea Hargrove.
Written by
Thea Hargrove


California Wedding Day Spring/Summer 2023

and your inboxes refreshed! California Wedding Day is launching something new, and we know you’ll love it. Soon you will get to experience the redesign of, bringing you an even more valuable, user-centric and responsive resource across all platforms and devices. We have been hard at work dreaming and envisioning what our newly engaged couples would value, as well as what our wedding pros need. Our ultimate goal is to re-create our site to become a personalized tool for wedding planning, not only from your desk but from mobile devices, for when you’re on the go. That’s all we can say for now, so be on the lookout for more information on social media!

The reveal of our newly designed website couldn’t come at a better time as it happens simultaneously with the publication of our Spring/Summer 2023 issue, marking my 40th time of putting this gorgeous magazine “to bed.” When I began as publisher of California Wedding Day 20 years ago, my biggest inspiration was to be the source for creativity for couples and the wedding industry—and that still holds true today. Oh, how we have done just that!

Current readers may be surprised to learn that we have been successful in our efforts largely because of those who have believed in our core mission and our team, and so we thank our wedding community and all our CWD Members from past to present for their support throughout the years! But at the heart of our success and the most integral part of our existence—really, the only relationship that matters—is between our reader and our writers. California Wedding Day is published first and foremost to be read and experienced. If the magazine functions as it should, it becomes the starting point of every wedding. Our couples turn to us in the beginning for ideas and inspiration and then tap into the sources that fuel our creative spirit and imagination.

These wedding professionals are the ones who make wedding dreams come true. There is much to celebrate, so let’s begin with you and your upcoming wedding. Thank you for entrusting us with your wedding planning. May you be inspired, taken great care of by our California Wedding Day Members, and forever remember the day that begins your future—your wedding day!

Thea Hargrove
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