Real Brides, Inspiration, and a Cover Shoot

If you were to ask any of the TriadWeddings crew what inspires them when it comes to the magazine, we would all most definitely say you, gorgeous brides. You. It's your wedding ideas and your bubbling excitement, your DIY projects and your Pinterest boards. All you.

That's exactly why we're particularly excited about the cover shoot for our Spring/Summer 2015 issue. Our model for the cover? The sweet, bubbly, and absolutely hilarious Katie O'Brien, of Jared and Katie in the Morning on 107.5kzl. But she's not just modeling for us, and she's not just one of our favorite local celebs, but she's actually getting married this October to her fiance Ben. She's a bubbly collection of inspiration!

If you listen to her in the morning you've probably been regaled with all the fun details of her big day, from the venue (The Barn at Summerfield Farms) to her photographer (Robert Ross Photography.) Katie of course puts smiles on all our faces since many of the incredibly talented team working together for her and Ben's big day are featured TriadWeddings professionals! As Katie's wedding quickly approaches, all of us are thrilled to see how all the details come together.

But back to the cover shoot! Robert Ross photographed Katie's bridal at Summerfield Farms and it was all sorts of perfect despite some major setbacks (like a HUGE rainstorm that hit hard and quick and obliterated our outdoor location options...). Katie posed in her gown from Southern Bride and rocked a lovely bouquet from Relish Design Company. We were particularly impressed in how she managed to look stunning even while holding a chicken and being surrounded by cows, all things that actually happened.

We aren't able to reveal any images until after the wedding, but we are looking forward to sharing them with all of you soon, especially since for this issue we're not choosing the cover - you are (more details on that to come)! If you want to hear Katie's thoughts on her big shoot, click play on the audio file below for a segment from Jared and Katie in the morning.

Have a happy Friday!