What Is Vow?
In these uncertain times, one thing is certain, love conquers all and weddings are still something to be cherished.
Let’s take you back a year, when the first Vow magazine in several years came out.
It gave us the opportunity to highlight local couples who tied the knot in their own special ways. One bride walked down the aisle with her father, in a fashion: He passed when she was 15, but she sewed a patch in her dress, near her heart, to bring her with him. One couple balanced Hindi ceremonies in New Jersey, and a Capital Region one with an apple orchard backdrop. And a Utica bride and groom found their perfect venue in Scotia.
We parsed the prices of vendors in the Capital Region, brought out tips on how to share vows in any season, and showed the benefits of maybe not going with a Saturday ceremony.
We’re bringing Vow back again, thanks to our repeated partnership with Mazzone Hospitality. We’ll share how local brides covered their
“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” Want to throw a backyard wedding? Our story on that can root out some challenges. We profile a painter who has another vision on how to capture that special day.
Something else different from last year? In the Editor’s Note then, I admitted my wedding naivete, having not been married and only attending a handful of weddings.
Well, the day this magazine published, look who got engaged? I know my now-fiance, Steve, didn’t hinge that event on when the magazine published — we were hosting a family holiday party the same day but it certainly gives me a new perspective on this whole wedding thing.
Since publishing the magazine, the world has experienced something we’ve never experienced before; a worldwide pandemic. Now, more than ever, we want to be together and celebrate special moments in our lives and bonds created by real life love stories. While we do not know what the future of weddings will look like, we do know that we will continue to celebrate couples as we did then, now and always. Enjoy a look back at the way everyone’s wedding is unique and completely their own. We’ll celebrate those different stories and more in these pages.