Brides & Bravery

I love weddings. The excitement of witnessing a bride and groom marry is such a wonderful experience. I will never forget the day I married the love-of-my-life, Sam. The weather was chilly for our outdoor reception in our family friend’s orchard, but we didn’t care. The bottom of my dress brushed across mud leaving a smudge of dirt along the hem, but it didn’t matter. We were creating cherished memories, together.

It’s been a while since that fateful day, but it is not a day I will ever forget. As you read through the pages of this Wedding Issue, I hope you find ideas that will help to make your wedding or the wedding of someone you care about an unforgettable experience. Watch for the story about LaNeige Bridal to help you find just the right dress for the special occasion. Look for advice from Michael Tapia, owner of local restaurant and catering company Kindness, about how to find just the right caterer. Receive fun tips from a recent Boise bride about the best way to plan a wedding while staying on budget.

The best thing about this issue is that there is something for everyone. If you are interested in history, consider taking a field trip to the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial—watch for the article titled “Trees of Hope” to read more about it. Celebrate Memorial Day by reading about how local hometown hero Ken Rodgers is honoring Vietnam War veterans. This issue is full of stories about fascinating, brave people trying to make the world a better place. I invite you to pull up a chair, sit back and relax, and enjoy reading about both brides and bravery.

Sara Westbrook