Growing up in the fashion industry of New York City, Kim Wadsworth continues her lifelong relationship between beauty, fashion and style with the creation of Vow Bride.
The genesis of the publication was based on a need Kim sensed growing in the Hampton Roads community in 2000 to offer a visually exciting resource guide for brides marrying in Virginia. For over a decade, she has sourced out new venues and vendors specializing in weddings; showcasing what they can do to make the day beyond extraordinary.
Editorial spreads gracing the pages of Vow Bride have been photographed in every possible Virginian location: from wineries and plantations, to beaches and museums. Continually excited about the unlimited realm of possibilities offered to brides choosing Virginia and more specifically, Hampton Roads as the place to tie the knot, Kim is thrilled that readers will now be able to experience the magazine and all it has to offer, on line as well.
Vow Bride is recognized as the wedding resource for brides looking for decidedly different vendors to make their “day of ” dreams come true. Vow was recently awared Honorable Mention for “Wedding Wonderland” and the Silver for “The Big Idea.” Also, it was the recipient of the 2011 Gold GAMMA magazine award for Best Single issue, Vow Bride continues to raise the bar on “visual ingenuity and informative content it offers readers.”
The wedding possibilities in Hampton Roads and beyond are endless. What a thrill to share all of our extraordinary vendors and locations with brides in search of the perfect place to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime day! We hope you enjoy this interactive site and that it continues to be a ‘Go To’ place for all of your bridal needs.
Cindy Cerda is a romantic at heart. As a Hampton Roads based wedding photographer, she loves capturing the emotion that takes place on a wedding day. Her stylized shoot, “Love is in the Air” is a first time editorial with Vow Bride. When not behind the camera or spending time with her husband, Sergio, she enjoys traveling to see her children and grandchildren; or spending time in the kitchen whipping up gourmet meals. View more of her work at cindycerda.com.
Mike Dragon specializes in creating images that are exciting, unique and evoke an emotional response. Every portrait session, wedding and event receives the utmost attention to detail. For his editorial, “Brilliantly Betrothed” Mike zooms in on wedding ring details. He enjoys taking the time to preserve memories with a piece of art that lasts a lifetime. Whether it’s a wedding album or a portrait, it is customized. To fully experience Mike’s work, visit dragonphotostudio.com.
Harry Gerwien With an insatiable passion for people, adventure and photography, you’re bound to catch a blur of Harry Gerwien zipping around in his Mini Cooper to shoot the next assignment. His cameras have photographed Presidents, Queens and Rock Stars. He has visited 59 countries, including expeditions to both the North and South Poles. In this issue, Harry photographs “Adored” and “Nest Instincts.” To learn more about his work contact him at email@example.com.
Dustin Lewis With close to 10 years of commercial and wedding photography experience, Dustin Lewis continues to be passionate about getting it right. He makes fashion fun and lively in, “Party Time.” When he’s not behind the lens, Dustin is all about showing grooms how to expand their sartorial repertoire on his online men’s resource blog, “The Modern Groom.” Discover more
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Ashley Grove Mars As a the Art Director of Vow Bride, Ashley Grove Mars has more than 13 years experience in graphic design, brand identity, event planning and creative writing. She is in charge of writing up The White Album weddings featured in each issue. She is also Marketing Manager at the Virginia Zoo where she spearheads branding and communications initiatives. To see more of her work, designs, and daily ramblings, check out fairviewpl.blogspot.com.
Shannon Moffit is a traveling wedding and portrait photographer based in Virginia Beach. Shannon’s deep devotion to art and fashion, mixed with her love for people and travel, gives her a unique vision as an artist and photographer. It clearly shows in the ethereal editorial, “Crowns & Gowns,” filmed at Dover Hall Estate in Richmond. She has an elegant, classic, and clean style; and is fluent in both digital and analog photography. To see more of her work, visit shannonmoffit.com.
Eleise Theuer For more than 20 years, Norfolk-based wedding and portrait photographer Eleise Theuer has photographed hundreds of families and over 500 weddings. For this issue, she produced the stunning editorial, “Bewitching Beauty” as well as our cover shot, “Engaged!” Her work has been published in Brides Magazine, Modern Bride, and Town and Country Weddings. She has also added wedding design and planning to her repertoire at eleisetheuerevents.com. See more of her images at eleisetheuerphotography.com
KATHERINE BYRD | Sales Rep
Katherine is the Sales Representative for Vow Bride Magazine and has been with Pilot Media Group for over four years. Coming from a theatre background with a BA in Theatre Arts from Old Dominion University, Katherine was very active in the Norfolk theatre scene before becoming Marketing Manager for AMC Theatres where she worked for 14 years. Prior to arriving at Pilot Media, she sold radio advertising at WVKL 95-7 R&B. Katherine is an avid supporter of locally owned businesses that are the heart and soul of Vow Bride, a big fan of local music and spends her spare time going to Bruce Springsteen concerts all across the country. She married her own Jersey boy on the island of St Thomas and they both reside in Norfolk.
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