The Wedding Planner Magazine

Richmond 1-2

A magazine highlighting the premiere wedding professionals in Charlottesville, Virginia and surrounding areas. Includes interviews, real weddings and numerous articles written by local and professional wedding planners.

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THEWEDDINGPLANNERMAG.COM 5 Welcome … Jennifer McBride Editor & Creative Director Owner, McBride Events Managing Partner, Dover Hall Estate Jenn's Quotes To Live By … "A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position." — John Maxwell "The secret to a great marriage is having a great husband." Diane von Furstenberg W e are delighted to welcome Jennifer McBride as our new Editor & Creative Director for The Richmond Wedding Planner magazine. Jennifer shares her wealth of experience and the talents of her entire team of planning professionals with our readers. In this, her first issue, she, her team, and other invited wedding professionals om the local area share their expertise and experience with our brides-to-be. From helping to style several of our fabulous photos spreads, to influencing almost every aspect of this issue, Jennifer and her team are an invaluable addition to the Richmond Wedding Planner magazine. Jennifer McBride is a nationally acclaimed special event producer and host of Dover Hall, a 33,000 square foot Tudor-style estate nestled in the rolling hills of Manakin-Sabot, Virginia. Jennifer is a "dream-maker" who loves being immersed in the moments she creates, and she delights in finding new ways to exceed her clients' expectations. In 2001 she took the best of her experience in the hospitality industry and combined it with her training as a marketer/planner to successfully launch McBride Events. In 2012, Jennifer transformed Dover Hall om a private residence into a venue specifically designed to host elegant weddings and striking special events. Under her leadership, Dover Hall offers a personalized experience unlike any other in the region. All guests enjoy full run-of-the-house and impeccable concierge service throughout their stay. She directs a team of skilled professionals aligned with the philosophy of the Ritz-Carlton, which states: "We are ladies and gentlemen, serving ladies and gentlemen." Jennifer's weddings have been featured in The Knot, Style Me Pretty, Virginia Living, and Richmond Bride, and our own Wedding Planner of Richmond magazine. She has served as an advisor to ISS Maryland/Virginia/DC and as a key speaker at The Wedding MBA and The Special Event 2013 and 2014. Jennifer has won several accolades for her work as a "dream-maker," including Best Planner in Richmond by the readers of Richmond Magazine. best of Photos: Mike Topham Photography W E D D I N G S - E V E N T S - D E S T I N AT I O N S w w w . m c b r i d e e v e n t s . c o m | p h : 6 8 7 9 2 5 1

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