Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Our Wedding Issue 2011

Bluffs and Bayous
January 2011
Our Wedding Issue

Weddings…such exciting events! These special occasions engender such a kaleidoscope of emotions involved in anticipating the couple’s new life together; creating the sacred ceremony surrounded by family and friends; and celebrating the event with food, music and guests. I have been blessed with over ten years of being connected with the wedding industry as a Wedding and Event Coordinator and Planner. I have orchestrated and directed many weddings ranging from small intimate gatherings to larger wedding-weekend celebrations, and I have worked with many destination wedding parties that have fallen in love with Natchez as well as Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis, Tennessee; Jackson, Mississippi; and New Orleans, Louisiana.
Throughout all of these events, I feel fortunate in being a part of these families’ lives as hopes and dreams are realized in their celebrations of their children’s marriages. Today, brides have many choices to make involving arrangements for their event, and many venues offer multiple, professional options in order to assist with that “perfect, magical dream wedding.” Throughout our January issue, we share with you the nuptial events of six brides, each of whom had her “dream wedding” weekend. Some chose destination weddings, traveling to an out-of-town site, and some selected local churches and venues to create their memorable weekends.
We also have a spread on a few of the many vendors who whip up magic with food. The presentation, selection, and taste vary according to the season, time of the wedding, and type of event that each couple selects, and these elements can be as varied as the creativity of the caterer. Our Up and Coming Events this month complements our annual wedding issue as well with information on Bridal Shows for newly engaged couples to attend and learn about the many choices the wedding industry has to offer.
In addition, in this first issue of 2011, Celia Barrett offers design tips for new homeowners as well as for those of us wanting to enhance or even give a new look to our homes. In February, Cheryl’s Friends and Family recipes will return to Bluffs & Bayous. We appreciate all the calls and comments conveying your excitement over the recipes in our November and December issues and are delighted that you are enjoying this new section of our magazine.
Finally, we want to wish our readers—Happy New Year!—as we look forward to being a part of your 2011 life along and beyond the Mississippi.

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