Letter From the Editor – Fall | Winter 2019-20

Our Forsyth Mags team is proud to bring you another issue of FW Engaged. We take pride in celebrating local LOVE and giving all of you brides and grooms-to-be inspiration for your big day.

With all of the online options available today, it is even more important to showcase our local wedding vendors. One of my favorite quotes that relates to this topic says “when you buy from a small business an actual person does a little happy dance!” I challenge you to keep this in mind when you are planning your wedding. From invitations to bridesmaid dresses and everything in-between! Supporting small businesses rather than purchasing online makes such a difference in our local economy.

While every cover is special, our team is extra proud of this one! Jon Eric Johnson was the genius behind the camera of this staged shoot. Check out pages 28 – 31 to see all of the participating vendors and more photos.

As always, we have featured several local weddings in this issue (36 – 55) as well as several recently engaged, recently married AND even a few vow renewal couples in our celebrations section on pages  74 – 81. I wouldn’t be surprised if you see a couple or two that you know! I’m always amazed at the talent of the photographers we have in our area. Be sure to take note of photo credits throughout this issue—choosing a wedding photographer is such an important part of the planning process! Winston-Salem is brimming with photographers of all different styles. Be sure to let them know you saw their photo(s) featured in FW Engaged!

While this magazine is focused on all-things-wedding, I feel it’s important to mention to never forget the reason behind the wedding. Don’t get so caught up in the craziness (and even stress) of planning that you forget why you are doing all of this! Keep your focus on the love that you are celebrating and the joy of joining two families together. It’s such an exciting time! Savor every moment!

If you’d like your engagement, wedding or vow renewal photo considered for our next issue, email it to me! Brooke@forsythmags.com Also, be sure to follow our brand new insta account @fwengaged.

Cheers to you and your wedding planning process!