Blogger’s gorgeous wedding leads to multiple press features


When Amanda, the founder of popular wedding blog 100 Layer Cake, contacted me about her upcoming nuptials, I knew that several of I Do PR clients would be more than happy to help make her dream wedding come true.

Amanda & Tim’s wedding, which took place in Southern California in 2012, was featured not only on 100 Layer Cake, but also in the Real Weddings issue of Martha Stewart Weddings magazine that came out this month. So it’s with double pleasure that we’re sharing the photos from this stunning wedding featuring several of our clients.

Martha Stewart Weddings features Amanda's real wedding

Weddington Way provided the adorable flower girl dress to Amanda’s little helper, seen walking down the aisle in the photo above.

The bride looked gorgeous in the big morganite and rose gold sparkler from the Lyra Collection by Yael Designs:

locket on bouquet | 100 Layer Cake

Amanda celebrated with her besties, dresses in different patterns of white and black, including a striped Lucy by Kirribilla.

black and white bridesmaids dresses | 100 Layer Cake

For the reception, beautifully decorated with a black, white and gold theme, Amanda changed into the sequin number and donned diamond drop earrings by Yael Designs:

Amanda and Tim's wedding | 100 Layer Cake

For more photos from the wedding of Amanda & Tim, check out 100 Layer Cake or Martha Stewart Weddings blog.

Valentine’s Day madness in the wedding world

In the world of wedding publishing, Valentine’s Day is Thanksgiving, New Year’s and Fourth of July combined. It feels like the world just explodes unto itself, showering everyone with hearts, diamonds and candy. For our clients, it means a busy, busy period that takes a lot of planning ahead, but bears a lot of fruit.

This Valentine’s Day season, we’re excited to share these great placements: featured pink and red bridesmaid dresses by Weddington Way and Kirribilla: publishes red dresses by Kirribilla and Weddington Way, February 2013


Black Bride features a DIY Valentine’s Day gift by Benign Objects:

Black Bride features Benign Objects

Glamour announced the launch of Kirribilla‘s little white dress collection on Weddington Way:

Glamour announces launch of Kirribilla's little white dress collection, February 2013 featured more than a dozen engagement rings by Yael Designs in its slideshows on pink rings, heart-shaped rings and rings under $10,000: publishes pink engagement rings by Yael Designs, February 2013

Huffington Post included Weddington Way in its story on best new wedding websites:

Huffington Post includes Weddington Way in story on wedding websites, February 2013


Martha Stewart Weddings features Kirribilla dress

The newest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings is out and we’re very excited to share this story on the pink palette that features a gorgeous light pink Olivia dress by Kirribilla!

In the words of MSW editor Carrie Goldberg, “That Kirribilla bow dress literally made that story – it was what gave me the idea to want to shoot the girls from nose to knee!”




Martha Stewart Weddings features pink Kirribilla bridesmaid dress

Best wedding PR hits of 2012

2012 has been an exciting year for all our wedding PR clients as they received attention from the top wedding blogs and magazines. Here are some of our favorite press features of the year:

I. Yael Designs in Inside Weddings, June 2012 issue

II. Benign Objects in Town & Country Weddings, September 2012 issue


Kirribilla in You & Your Wedding, September 2012 issue

IV. Hatch My House in Los Angeles Times, September 2012

V. Choco Studio in Wedding Nouveau, August 2012 issue

V. Weddington Way on The Knot, December 2012

VII. Nadia D Photography on Style Me Pretty, April 2012

Holiday wedding PR buzz

The holidays are the official beginning of engagement season when there is a flurry of breaking news stories on the latest celebrities to get engaged, fashion features on holidays jewelry and party dresses as well as perennial style stories on winter wedding trends. What follows the holidays is the busiest booking and selling season for many wedding fashion brands and event venues. Thus, it is important to create a good amount of PR buzz in preparation for the season.

For us, December 2012 has been a busy season indeed with several national print magazines releasing features about our clients and online press buzzing with holiday stories and giveaways. Here are some of our favorites stories: picked 10 red and green engagement rings by Yael Designs for its holiday features:

Weddington Way gave recap of winter bridesmaid trends  on The Knot:

Kirribilla dress was styled by Southern Bride magazine:

Benign Objects DIY hankies were picked by Junebug Weddings for its holiday giveaway:

Multicultural wedding by Nadia D Photography in Wedding Nouveau

The 2012 holiday issue of Wedding Nouveau magazine is out and we’re so excited to see the 6-page spread the editors put together on the multicultural wedding of Tejal & Bobby, beautifully captured by Nadia D Photography. The ceremony took place at Atlanta’s Piedmont Park on the dockside of a gorgeous lake. The reception, decorated in orange and purple color scheme and themed after Phantom of the Opera, was held at the classy Fox Theater. Our favorite element of the wedding was a twist on the candy bar, made to remind guests of an Indian spice bazaar, filled with orange and purple candy for guests to take home. Cute, right?


Real wedding by Nadia D Photography in Wedding Nouveau

Los Angeles Times article on Hatch My House

The Sunday edition of Los Angeles Times published an article “Contemporary wedding registries straying from tradition” by Whitney Friedlander, which highlighted Hatch My House wedding registry!

Los Angeles Times runs article on Hatch My House wedding registryWhile features in bridal publications should be the focus of any wedding vendor’s PR strategy, features in the general audience publications like the Los Angeles Times do wonders for helping to spread the word beyond the immediate target market. They also give a highly valuable testament to your business’ credibility.

Media storm for engagement shoot by Nadia D Photography

This week, the work of Nadia D Photography is taking the media by storm because of one adventurous couple, stunning setting and a hot red dress. Earlier this summer, Nadia shot the engagement session of O’Shea and Shawn in Atlanta’s sleek W Hotel. The shoot was inspired by James Bond movies and features the sexy couple in a glamorous hotel setting. Nadia’s experience in fashion and the couple’s sense of style were a match made in heaven.

So we weren’t surprised when we were approached by Essence magazine, BlackBride and The Bride’s Cafe to feature this sultry e-session. Methinks the red dress had something to do with it 🙂

Essence magazine features engagement by Nadia D Photography

And here:

The Bride's Cafe features engagment by Nadia D Photography

And also here:

BlackBride features W Hotel engagement by Nadia D Photography

We can’t wait to see what this couple does for their wedding!

Wedding Nouveau features multicultural wedding by Choco Studio

Multicultural wedding magazine Wedding Nouveau published its anniversary issue filled with beautiful style, inspiring fusion ideas and the best in America’s multicultural weddings.

We’re proud that the magazine chose the creative wedding of Barbara & Carlos, photographed at San Jose’s Corinthian Event Center by the talented team at Choco Studio, to be featured on a 6-page spread!

San Mateo Wedding Photographer Published in Bridal Magazine

San Mateo Wedding Photographer Featured in Bridal Magazine

Bay Area Wedding Photographer Featured in Bridal Magazine