When I first started writing the e-book, I think it was around the month of May in 2012. I had hoped to launch it by Thanksgiving. That deadline came and went, and then it was the first of the year. Then it was Valentine’s day. But here we are, March 11, 2013 and this e-book and blog are ready for you. And if it wasn’t for the people below, I’m not sure either would have ever come to fruition!

First and foremost, I must thank Katie Stoops Photography, Michelle Lindsay Photography  and Kurstin Roe Photography. Without their beautiful photographs, I doubt the majority of you would have made it to the end of the e-book. I also thank them for being amazing partners while we were actually working at those at-home weddings. The success of those weddings was due in part to their professionalism and dedication.

Secondly, I have to thank the people who helped make this book come to life, and for giving me the kick in the pants that I need from time to time: Liz Andrade, my incomparable designer; Jennifer Mendelsohn, the best editor a person could ask for; and my awesome friends Julianne Smith, Michele Hatty Fritz, Claudia Smith, Kelly Lanza, Sara Bauleke, and Lesley Cohen. And I can’t forget my loving husband Larry, who is always incredibly supportive of me.

Finally I want to thank those who have shared their knowledge with me so that I might create a better e-book and blog for you: Liz Powers at Skyline Tents and Katy Carrier of Carrier and Associates.

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