A Letter from our Publisher, Brittany O'Neill

A Fresh Start
Written by
Brittany O'Neill


Arizona Bride 2023 Spring/Summer

ARIZONA WEDDING COMMUNITY, we are so happy to be here! Since our launch in September, we’ve met some amazing people and have seen firsthand why Arizona is such a special place—from our first pop-up social hosted by the lovely Chelsea Gaytan of Black Tie Optional Wedding Planning in Phoenix to our stunning fashion shoot at Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson.

Newly engaged couples, what an exciting time to be planning a wedding! As you are organizing that dream wedding with all the must-haves on your list, know that creativity and passion are at an all-time high. Arizona is full of incredible talent, outstanding professionals and creative souls—and this first issue is a testament to that.

I am so thankful for the relationships I’ve made and know there are many more to come. Our goal at Arizona Bride is to bring inspirational content and the latest trends to our readers as well as help build connections throughout the wedding community. As a former wedding industry professional myself, I know firsthand how important those relationships are, and I’m eager to share all the knowledge this community has with each other and with you, our nearly weds!

Finally, while you’re getting busy with details and planning, just remember the most important element
of every wedding: that the love you share with your family, friends and especially with your partner is the
biggest reward of them all.

Brittany O’Neill
Associate Publisher

Posing with the Chelseas—our Editor in Chief Chelsea Gibson and Chelsea Gaytan of Black Tie Optional Wedding Planning, who planned our pop-up social at X Phoenix.
Group Publisher Sonja Babich joined the party.
Fun times!
Final pose at sunset for our fashion editorial.
Final pose at sunset for our fashion editorial.
Art Director Jessi Pallan and photographer Chris J. Evans check their shot.
Sunset view of Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson.
The talented team behind “Meet Me in the Desert”