January 18, 2011

2011 Spring Wedding Style with Get Married Magazine


From gorgeous gowns and pretty paper products to rad registry items and must-read news

ATLANTA, January 18, 2011 ––With a nod to all things new this season, the Spring issue of Get Married magazine—available today on newsstands—includes a fresh look at the latest bridal styles. The magazine continues to inspire,entertain and surprise. Throughout the pages are an assortment of delectable designs and budget-friendly fashions, including cool registry items, gorgeous cakes, stylish invitations and hot-off-the-runway spring dresses and accessories. In addition, Get Married in Times Square newlyweds are profiled along with some of the winning details voted on by the GetMarried.com audience.

“We are always providing fresh ideas for brides and, with this Spring issue, the excitement starts with the new cover design and continues throughout the magazine,” said Stacie Francombe, founder and editor-in-chief of Get Married Media. “In addition to a plethora of inspirations, brides will find humor, deals, advice and tools that channel all the excitement weddings should have.”

Bridal style

Whether it’s fashions from the runway or for the home, this issue showcases spring’s latest styles for every bride and groom. The “Runway Confections” feature breaks color boundaries with lovely blush and golden gowns, features standout florals, low backs and unique pickups, as well as two-in-one frocks that allow brides to switch it up from ceremony to reception. Also included are hand-picked jewelry, shoes, purses and other accessories that match each trend, as well as high-fashion looks for less than $1,000, advice for grooms on how to rock the latest tux trends, and garden-party-inspired bridesmaids’ dresses.

Get Married’s cover story, “Register This” focuses on registry and advice for the modern bride—what she needs and needs to know about her tabletop style.

Couple cards

The Get Planning section debuts a new paper concept for brides and grooms available at shop.getmarried.com—couple cards! Get Married is expanding its online shop and this is the first of several products targeted to brides based on feedback of what they want. These brilliant little organizers are business cards for today’s busy couples. From giving to wedding vendors or handing to family and friends, these couple cards make it easy to share information. Plus, couples can customize with a barcode on the back during online checkout, which allows guests to snap it with their smart phones to access a personal wedding website.

Delectable to diet

Whether brides are watching their waistline or not letting a scrumptious cake go to waste, this issue showcases fabulous wedding cakes as well as how to keep your figure in wedding-ready shape.

- Chef Duff Goldman of Food Network’s Ace of Cakes and owner of Baltimore’s Charm City Cakes helps Get Married brides choose cake designs that match their bridal style. He offers advice on what to ask and tell your wedding cake baker. Get Married readers can take the online bridal style quiz at www.GetMarried.com/discover-your-style to find out which style suits them best.

- Jennifer Hudson’s Weight Watchers’ coach, Liz Josefsberg, provides readers with healthy tips on how to lose weight and feel great in 10 days.

Crack us up

Every wedding has that one hilarious moment that is captured on camera. This issue rolls out a brand-new back page concept called You Crack Us Up, showcasing reader-submitted funniest wedding photos. Submit funny photos atwww.GetMarried.com/funniest-wedding-pictures.

Wedding pulse

This issue marks the launch of “Wedding Pulse,” a department in the Get Inspired section, with bites of trend news that makes wedding planning exciting and fun, from a new ring-buying app to chalkboards in wedding d├ęcor.

Get Married’s recently announced its Party On!™ platform, a feature that enables couples to document, live and relive their weddings—or any memorable event—online, in an amazingly simple, dynamic and interactive way. From weddings, engagement parties and bridal showers to bachelor and bachelorette parties, Party On!™ users will have the convenience of having all photos, video, comments and status updates from anyone attending their event, gathered automatically in one place, eliminating the frustration of having to manually surf multiple online sources to find memorable moments. Create an album for free at www.GetMarried.com/Party-On

Get Married in Times Square

The first-ever official wedding in Times Square this past New Year’s Eve was a truly memorable event for the winning couple—Bethany and Geoffrey—and for the millions of revelers watching live in the middle of the iconic landmark. GetMarried.com’s audience voted on wedding components which are profiled in this issue along with a Q&A of the winning couple. Watch (or re-watch) the wedding at www.GetMarried.com/Times-Square, and stay tuned for more in Get Married’s Summer 2011 issue.

About Get Married Media Get Married Media is a fun, fast-emerging media network for brides, delivering information and entertainment via our website (www.GetMarried.com), magazine (Get Married magazine) and video productions.

Get Married magazine (distribution 300,000) is the distinctive shopping and trend guide for the savvy bride, presenting the newest interactive technology and the latest trends in bridal shopping and style. For more about Get Married magazine’s Microsoft Tag, visit www.getmarried.com/magazinetag for step-by-step instructions, a free application download, a list of Tag-friendly phones, and a Tag to test on your device. Get Married magazine and the online portal at www.GetMarried.comprovide brides an interactive experience, including an online wedding shop offering wedding invitations, wedding favors, accessories and products as seen in the magazine, as well as a wedding blog, video segments from the show, articles, image galleries and wedding planning tools.

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