Happy New Year!

The New Year is here, a time of new beginnings and often a time when people have just become engaged to be married.  To help you get started, this month’s issue features some wedding themed articles, photos and ideas.

Aimee Wendell, of 2Chic Events, planned and coordinated our ethereal romance themed wedding photo shoot, with help from Sara Kennedy, Elena Wallace and Ashley Baker of Crocker Art Museum. Aimee brought in her “A Team” of artisans to assemble, style and photograph the event and we are very excited to share the results with you.

We also have photos and vendor details from three real Sacramento weddings. It must have been the year for “Ashleys” because all three brides are named Ashley. Many thanks to Stephen and Ashley Caselli, Gordon and Ashley Kashiwagi, and Sidney and Ashley Poritz for inviting us in to enjoy a glimpse of their very special day.

In case you are among those newly engaged and starting down the path of planning your wedding day, we have two great advice articles on what to do next and how to hire the best photographer for your special day. (And yes, moms of the newly engaged, you can read these articles, too.)

Michelle Giacomini, our traveler, takes us to Riviera Maya. If you are looking for a honeymoon idea, or you just want to get out of the Sacramento cold and into some sunshine, be sure to read about this favorite Mexico destination. I know after reading the article and viewing the photos, I wanted to book my airfare for a trip south of the border.

We hope you enjoy this issue and appreciate your continued support. Whether you are breaking out your running shoes, re-examining your finances, making travel plans for the upcoming year, or still working on your New Year’s resolutions,  we wish you a happy, healthy, fulfilling 2017.

Wishing you the best,

Pam Baker, Editor

Sacramento Lifestyle Magazine

pamela.baker@lifestylepubs.com

On the Cover

Kelsey Pruden

Photography by Milou and Olin Photography