Preston Bailey Designs the Ultimate Wedding Dress Made of Fresh Flowers for Munaluchi, a Wedding Magazine for Women of Color

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Munaluchi Bride, the first national wedding magazine with an eye to women of color, their cultures and styles, releases their Fall issue online today which features industry icons Preston Bailey, David Tutera, Diann Valentine and Sheila Johnson plus exclusive images and details on the celebrity wedding of platinum-selling recording artist Ameriie.

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Fall/Winter 2011 Issue

I've always had this fantasy of creating the ultimate bridal gown of all blooms.

The luxury-filled Fall issue of Munaluchi is available online today at with free shipping anywhere in the US. The romance begins with celebrity wedding designer Preston Bailey’s dreamy dress of orchids, hydrangeas and roses. “I’ve always had this fantasy of creating the ultimate bridal gown of all blooms” reveals Preston. Bailey also advises on how to choose an event designer. “The relationship is a very personal one and one must choose very carefully to ensure (the designer) is truly able to interpret your style.”

Also in this issue, David Tutera, wedding planner to the stars, shines the Munaluchi spotlight on the debut of his new line of bridal jewelry. “Finding the right ring, for the right moment, with the right style, not easy to do...that’s why I created this line.” Tutera tells Munaluchi. The collection includes four distinct themes offering a bride diamonds that will make her vows feel forever special. What makes these truly unique, says Tutera, is the blue sapphire inset in the inner band to honor the tradition of “something blue”.

Platinum selling singer Ameriie shares how she made her wedding to Lennie Nicholson a truly captivating and sacred ceremony in an exclusive Real Weddings interview. Intimate details from proposal, to gown, decor and menu for her Anguilla wedding are beautifully unveiled. While she chose a very traditional ceremony, Ameriie wanted every other part to represent her Korean heritage and recognize her family and friends. Advice to brides-to-be -- “don’t wait until the last minute to think about the details”.

Brides from Burbank to Nashville to Pretoria also give Munaluchi luscious photo and personal accounts of their dream weddings in the Real Weddings section.

Founding partner of Black Entertainment Television (BET), Sheila Johnson, introduces Munaluchi to her “best in class” Salamander Hotels & Resorts, each distinct in its own right, all ultimate destinations for unique weddings and romantic honeymoons. Innisbrook Golf & Spa Resort, host to the PGA Tour Transition Championship, is her grandest. “We’ve had some incredible weddings there with a horse and buggy coming through the property!” Ms. Johnson is especially proud of the resort’s luxurious African-inspired spa, Indaba, where guests are de-stressed with everything African -- African decor, African smells, African music and African-influenced treatments. Woodlands Inn in Summerville, South Carolina, is expressly designed for the bride planning a small intimate affair. The five-star boutique mansion offers elegance with a personal touch. For the bride looking for an unforgettable destination wedding, Fishing Lodge Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic is Johnson’s jewel in the Caribbean.

Diann Valentine, talks about her show “I Do Over” on WEtv. The event designer who made sure Toni Braxton , Usher and Martin Lawrence’s weddings went off without a hitch, helps brides who weren’t so lucky relive their dream weddings on the new hit show. “I offer my brides the unique opportunity to throw tradition to the wind”, says Valentine. Diann hopes after watching the show, women “will feel comfortable enough in their own skin to express their love on their own terms.”

For brides who want the glossy in hand, this issue will be on newsstands nationwide on September 6, 2011.

About Munaluchi Bride

Munaluchi Bride is the first national bridal magazine with an eye to women of color, their cultures and styles. This bi-annual glossy is targeted to an untapped market of professional women who seek ideas and resources to create an unforgettable wedding that represents their heritage, flair and love of luxury. This bride’s guide will inspire with expert advice, the latest bridal fashions and intimate accounts of real (and celebrity) weddings.


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