Experience is the best teacher!! No words ring so true when it comes to writing a piece that will influence, impact you, our reader’s choices when planning your wedding.
It is going to be close to two decades since WBM took on the responsibility to join the media arena to be a voice and curate content that would assist, guide, and ultimately help you decide on the direction you would take on one of the most important days of your life–your wedding.
While our platform is directed to the brides and grooms getting married, we are well aware that the wedding is just the catalyst for your new life. It is the gateway to a better future with a promise of hope, love, happiness with your beloved, blended families and friends. We also know that the wedding professionals, the vendors, the experts are also involved in this process of this conversation. Every time we decide to mention a business– good news only, we don’t have the time or energy to publish negativity–the name is forever in the minds of the readers on both ends. We take our responsibility seriously thus the reason why we selectively decide who we mention, and take into consideration what do we want the readers to walk away with.
So we made a conscious decision to recap one of the most wonderful experiences of one of my press trips–my trip and experience at the Conrad Hotel in Washington DC. What made this trip, experience so special? Simply put– from the moment I said yes to the invitation, it required that I be present. I experienced first hand what the bride (groom) would experience on their wedding day.
Trust Your Vendors By Finding The Right One
The travel, the arrival, and the meet and greet of guests, the interaction with the vendors, the hand-selecting of every aspect of preparing for the wedding day. We even experienced the beauty aspect of what it is like to have to leave your image, in the hand of total strangers whom you may have not ever met–your hair, makeup team, and your photographer, and hope they captured the best you. I have to admit it was a bit stressful. it made me nervous to ask the makeup artists if she had my shade of foundation. To direct the hairstylist how high I wanted my bun, and direct the photographer about what I thought was my best side, without insulting them with my long list of demands for what I think is best for me.
All this in one weekend only brought to mind what a bride is feeling for a day that she can’t simply re-do. So this article is a love letter to both the bride/groom and the vendors that put their heart and soul into every project they take in hopes of making each client happy. It is as stressful for them as it is for you. But at some point, you simply have to trust your professional.
Live In The Moment
Time is such a funny thing. The anticipation of the weekend went from excitement and distance to, oh anxiety, worrying about packing, calling the taxi, getting to the train, and the whole ride there worrying if I pack everything I need. I can’t tell you how connected I felt to you our couples getting married. This is some real pressure.
But once I arrived and resolved to live in the moment and let go, and let the professionals do their job I was able to enjoy the simple things. Enjoy the amazing guests that were present and engage with them meaningfully.
Looking at the work involved with this simple production was not as simple as it may seem. It took a team of qualified professionals to think of all the details, plan all the trips of guests coming from all over the country and from various time zones to execute that looked seamless from my vantage point. But I know better–they just made it look effortless because that is what professionals do.
But once it was done, the weekend, engagement with the other editors, I was convinced and determined to be the best producer I can be and not simply create content–but provide a lifelong memorable experience for all present. Thus, WBM Concierge, and WBM Production giving you our readers the highest level of our attention possible and creating nothing less than a “White Glove Service” for all involved.
Therefore, quantity is not our priority, but the quality of the experience that we promise to create for everyone that decides to allow WBM and our team of vetted vendors to serve you on your special day.
WBM Production, WBM Concierge, WBM Travel At Your Service
But once it was done, the weekend, engagement with the other editors, I was convinced and determined to be the best producer I can be and not simply create content–but provide a lifelong memorable experience for all present. Thus giving birth to WBM Concierge, and WBM Production on the highest level possible creating nothing less than a “White Glove Service” for all involved.
Over the past several years, Myrdith Leon-McCormack has evolved from one of the nation’s most successful Celebrity Manicurist, represented by Factory Downtown, to one of the most sought after branding experts with her firm MLM Represents as well as a Huffington Post blogger.
Leon-McCormack, founder of MLM Represents, oversees all practice areas and is involved in providing strategic direction to select clients. Her particular area of expertise is advising clients on how to best leverage their brand as an asset to serve as a powerful leadership tool and drive their business performance.
Leon-McCormack’s innovative strategies to connect consumers more effectively by associating them with the world’s most influential celebrities, musicians, arts, film and personalities has been part of her incredible success to collaborating with some of the industry’s most influential people in the world of the arts, music, and film. MLM Represents client list includes: Isaiah Washington, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lois Samuels–the Vessel, and Justin Davis. Her new business has afforded her the opportunity to travel the world to wonderful destinations such as Egypt, Qatar, Dubai, London, France, Ireland, to name a few.
Leon-McCormack’s creative vision and strong knowledge of the entertainment and arts has created yet another venture with the weekly radio show, “Keep It Moving” with Marsha Jews on WEAA 88.9 FM, a national public radio station, as Executive Entertainment Producer.
As the Editorial Director of World Bride Magazine (WBM), she drives the magazine into the 21st century, where visions of people of color are seen in a more positive and progressive direction.