It’s hardly a surprise that here at California Wedding Day, we are in love with love. Every day I open my inbox to a flood of emails recounting the happiest of days. Not a bad job, right? I do count myself as one of the lucky ones who truly loves their job. (See? We’re back to love again!) So, when it comes to creating the magazine, I’m often overwhelmed by the urge to share every story, every image and every moment of the weddings submitted. This issue is filled with inspiration, from the 15 beautiful real weddings (page 111) and trendsetting brides (page 40) to discovering new venues (pages 48 and 54) and finding the perfect details (pages 30 and 36).
One of the highlights of creating this issue was our fashion and beauty shoot at Rosewood Miramar Beach. Not only was the gorgeous oceanfront hotel the best office setting ever, but we had an amazing team of vendors working with us: photographer Chris J. Evans, and hair and makeup artists Laura Rocha, Kacee Geoffroy and Nikole Vega. The talented crew brought to life our vision of showcasing four of the most beloved bridal looks: classic, natural, retro and glam (page 60). Another favorite story is Leta Verbena owner Emma Lee Seitz’s inventive take on simple but elegant florals (page 70). There is so much more packed into these pages, and I hope each and every reader will find something to love.
Lara Morgenson Burnap
Editor in Chief