A Note from Ashley Summer 2017



“A Note from Ashley”

"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer."

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

As I wrap up working on my first issue as Editor of Gulf Coast Bride, I am beyond excited to share the gorgeous work you will find on the pages to follow. I am also overjoyed with the love and support that I have received since taking over for Jillian in December. We have such an incredible and supportive wedding industry on the Gulf Coast and I cannot wait to continue showcasing all this region has to offer. On the cover we are featuring a classic bride photographed by Taylor Kaderly Photography. The team behind this shoot showcased the true beauty our coast has to offer. The timeless red lips and greenery on the all white backdrop of Carillon Beach bring a pop of color you don’t generally see at a ‘typical’ beach wedding. This vibrant inspiration shoot showcases the beauty of what your wedding day could be, with the work of an incredible team, here on our Gulf Coast.

After you turn through the pages of Gulf Coast Bride, be sure to turn this issue over and browse through our sister magazine Coastal Lifestyle. We especially love the cover shoot featuring the work of our good friend, Jesus Nieves Photography.

Enjoy xoxo

Ashley Simmons EDITOR | GULF COAST BRIDE
Ashley@mrgulfcoastbride.com
GCB Instagram @GulfCoastBride