We are so excited to show off the new Exquisite Weddings magazine that will be here in just six days! Our team puts in their heart and soul into making the magazine shine but we can’t forget all the great vendors that help us make it happen. Today we wanted to give our vendors some love! Here are some highlights about a few of the vendors involved in our spring issue.
1. Aaron Feldman, True Photography Weddings
Feldman is the CEO and Founder of True Photography Weddings. Eleven years ago, after graduating from the renowned Brooks Institute of Photography, he began photographing weddings. Today, his thriving company is comprised of a handpicked team of talented photographers and individuals who share a similar vision and style. True Photography Weddings describes their work as “timeless photography with an edge.” When asked about the behind-the-scenes of the Exquisite gown photo shoot, Feldman recalls, “My favorite moments were the spontaneous ones, where a real laugh, smile, or a more serious expression was captured.”
2. Jennifer Dery, Jennifer Dery Photography
Jennifer Dery has had a camera in hand since she was 10 years old. Currently, she splits her time between creating beautiful images for wedding couples and working on her travel and lifestyle photography. She has photographed weddings across the globe, and her works has been featured in nearly every prominent bridal magazine and blog in the U.S. “I knew I liked this bride when she told me she wanted a ‘photographer that happened to shoot digitally’ versus a ‘digital photographer.’ I love it when a couple values great photography as much as I do.”
3. Courtney Cole-Arlidge, The White Flower Bridal Boutique
Born and raised on Maui, Cole-Arlidge has been working in the bridal world since 2002. Deeply passionate about the industry, she opened her own store, The White Flower Bridal Boutique, as an intimate by-appointment-only haven for brides. Wedding dresses from her salon grace the new issue of Exquisite’s fashion spread. Cole-Arlidge is excited because, “The new 2011 gowns are really spectacular and a little more flirty than usual.”
4. LaVonne Crawford, Adorations Botanical Artistry
LaVonne Crawford, a botanical artist and visual stylist, uses found objects, flowers and a frequent indulgence in daydreaming to sort out her creative ideas. “I‘m always looking to present items in unexpected ways; the rustic bathtub seemed like the perfect contrast to the modern beaker-style vases. The vintage tub, patina buckets and hand-covered book collection, along with the floral wall pattern, provided an artistic backdrop while the simplicity of the styling keeps the eye trained on the flowers.” She hosts creative workshops and runs her business, Adorations Botanical Artistry, in her inspiration-lined, flower-filled studio in East Village.
5. Elaine Palminteri Ardizzone, Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.
Ardizzone is co-creator and co-founder of Sweet Cheeks Baking Company, a custom dessert and bakery in San Diego that has been highlighted on TLC’s Fabulous Cakes, as well as on Food Network’s Road Tasted with the Neelys, and on multiple local stations. Sweet Cheeks Baking Company’s focus is on beautiful and creative cakes with healthful ingredients snuck into them, or “Stealth Health” as she calls it. Ardizzone dreamed up and created several of the gorgeous cakes in Exquisite’s “Real Weddings.”