Resource: Modern Wedding

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If you think you might have a wedding in your future, Modern Wedding: Creating a Celebration That Looks & Feels Like You by Kelsey McKinnon is the book to consult. Published in 2018, it is one of the most current and comprehensive manual on all things bridal.

The key to planning a special and memory-making wedding has nothing to do with budget. It’s about creating a celebration that reflects a couple’s personal values. Transforming those values is the work of this information-filled guide with hundreds of creative ideas and lush, inspiring color photographs for readers to look at.

The book covers each element of a wedding for an opposite-sex and an same-sex couple. Bridal stationery, styles of both bride and groom attire, seating plans, flowers and tablescapes, food and drink, gifts—with examples that will appeal to couples who care about how things are made but are not overly influenced by trends. Planning checklists and timelines are included so the couple can keep their plans on target.

The book’s emphasis is on natural surroundings, seasonal flowers and food, modern dresses, minimalist ceremony structures, and naked cakes.

Photographs of real weddings—“case studies” like a destination fete in Tuscany, a house party in Brooklyn, and a New Age revel in Kauai—show how all the pieces can come together into a unique and expressive whole.

Extensive practical information and resources provide access to all the help they need for their own celebration.

Author Kelsey McKinnon is a freelance writer and editor who covers a range of lifestyle subjects including fashion, beauty, culture, interior design, travel, celebrity profiles, and food and wine. She is a contributing editor at C Magazine where she was previously on staff as a senior editor. Modern Wedding is her first book–can’t wait to see her next one!

This book is available online.

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