The Blog

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BonaFideBride is a comprehensive wedding resource aiming to provide inspiration, projects, and advice to those planning chic and stylish weddings. BonaFideBride is devoted to helping real brides find ways to make their inspiration a reality (hence our name).

Our readers come from all over the world, with a concentration in the United States (specifically, the NY/NJ/PA tri-state area, as well as CA). They are stylish and sophisticated, seeking unique ideas they can make their own. They rely on us to present fashion-forward concepts accompanied by the best web resources to help them bring those ideas to life.

The Editor

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I am Kristin Polhemus, the editor of BonaFideBride and a wedding designer & coordinator in New Jersey.

We all know the saying: Find a job you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life. I am completely, whole-heartedly, head-over-heels in love with my job. My husband Adam and I own Bella Bridal Consultants, an event design and coordination company based at the Jersey Shore. Saving the world one wedding at a time, we bring a fresh, hip aesthetic to the party atmosphere. There’s no feeling in the world like when a client or guest comes up to us and says, “WOW. This wedding is the best I’ve ever attended, times ten!” Hey, it’s just what we do.

When I’m not designing, I’m blogging. I love that I can be up to my elbows all day in all the latest and greatest wedding trends, and then come home to write about it. Working in the industry, with real clients and real opinions, helps me to share with you an honest, helpful solution to your design challenges. I don’t just blog about this stuff… I live it!

Contact Kristin at kristin@bellabridalconsultants.com for sponsorship opportunities or to share your comments, questions, real weddings, and DIY projects.