When I sat down to reflect on this last year I asked myself what the surprising, challenging, or successful elements were that made up the last three hundred and sixty five days. Answer after answer led to Bayside Bride. My year was filled with wedding vendor happy hours, styled shoots, a bridal shoot by Travis Curry (which I’m excited to share in the coming month!!), a Charm City Cakes event, being published in Baltimore Bride magazine, and the chance to speak alongside Natalie and Liz & Ryan for ShowIt Live. People, filled to the brim with passion and drive, were the driving force behind 2013. Last January I couldn’t have dreamed that I would get to share each and every day with thousands of bayside brides and blog readers!
Anyone who has received an email from me knows that I always leave off the end of every message with “Cheers!” I can’t think of a better way to bring in the New Year than with cheers and blessings! 2014 is bound to be a great one – one reason being that it’s the first year we will all have access to the incredible resource and inspiration that is Life by the Bayside!
Natalie, Krista, and Courtney are so excited to share their labor of love! After more than a year of planning, today marks the site’s official launch! They formed Life by the Bayside to share their love of Chesapeake Living. Each lovely lady in the trio adds a different element to the mix – from sharing Courtney’s expertise as an Interior Designer, to Krista’s love for DIY + home renovation, to Natalie exploring her inner domestic goddess – Life by the Bayside is their way to share life, love, and the work that goes into chasing dreams.
Don’t let your wedding loving hearts fret though! Bayside Bride is back and ready for the year as well! We have so many things that we are excited to share with you! On the books for this month is a look at 2014 bridal trends shot and designed by Travis Curry and Amie Decker Beauty. This month will also begin nominations and voting for the Chesapeake Bridal Awards, an incredible platform for you to share your love for the vendors who have helped craft and perfect your big day! There will be stunning posts with weddings from Katie Nesbit, Love by Serena, Natalie Franke, and Shawn Hubbard to name a few! And finally an engagement party style post from our favorite fashion guru (Sukey of Dress for the Wedding)! Phew … way too much beauty for one month – how will the following eleven live up to it?!