GRACE ORMONDE BIO
Grace Ormonde is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, a luxury wedding planning publication with a focus on fashion, jewelry, décor and travel. She is also the author of Being in Love Never Goes Out of Style: Grace Ormonde Weddings and a guest speaker at wedding industry events.
In 1988 Grace created a luxury bridal exhibition in Providence, RI that became known for its extraordinary, high-end fashion shows. She thought it would be a one-time event, but ten years and ten shows later in 1998 she launched Grace Ormonde Wedding Style magazine as a local New England resource and in 2003 took her magazine on a national level. The national and international expansion was a natural step for the growing publication, allowing it to broaden the reach of its editorial content. In its pages, she brought together brides drawn to her suggestions and the work of wedding professionals who have a unique sense for aesthetics and style.
Grace Ormonde Wedding Style has taken Grace on photo shoots to the most luxurious venues and resorts around the world allowing her to work with the most talented designers in their respective fields. Through numerous speaking engagements, magazine and book signings, she delivers her message of creativity and style to business professionals and prospective brides."I want to give women a lot of choices- not tell them how to do things, but to give them the knowledge and inspiration they need along with the best resources, worldwide, to have their wedding be all they have imagined it to be."
After ten years of documenting extraordinary weddings and their elements in her magazine, she decided to make a collection of her personal favorites and present it in one comprehensive volume in her hard-cover book.
Her motivation has always been to offer women ideas and choices for planning their wedding, to empower them to explore unconventional options that would allow their vision for their wedding day to come to life. While her intention is to inspire brides, her magazine, book and now redesigned website also honors all the creative artists who conceive the content she curates and all the talented photographers who capture it.
Grace Ormonde has consistently made creativity and innovation hallmarks of her enterprises. In her own words, “I am passionate about what I do and I find fulfillment contributing to the realization of dreams, especially when those dreams manifest love between two people. Ultimately, our ability to dream is what motivates us, and our ability to love is what sustains us.
ABOUT GRACE ORMONDE WEDDING STYLE
Welcome to Grace Ormonde Wedding Style online, The Luxury Wedding Source, an interactive site to inform, assist and inspire you while planning your wedding or special event.
Grace Ormonde Wedding Style is dedicated to offering its readers innovative ideas and creative approaches from the world’s top wedding specialists. Recognized with prestigious industry awards for its superb printing and design quality, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style blends meaningful editorial content with select advertisers. Grace Ormonde Wedding Style is the most talked about luxury wedding magazine worldwide.
Browse content from the current or past issues of our magazine or content exclusive to the site.
Our bridal fashion section presents you with the latest, top designer creations from the runways of New York, Paris, Milan and around the world for wedding gowns, eveningwear, bridesmaid dresses and mother of the bride gowns including Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Reem Acra, Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Ines Di Santo, Claire Pettibone, Rivini, Manuel Mota, Temperley London, Naeem Khan, Pronovias, Romona Keveza, Berta, Galia Lahav, Victor Harper Couture, Badgley Mischka, Jenny Packham, Rosa Clara, Carolina Herrera, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Marchesa, Elie Saab, Armani, Gucci, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and more.
Whether you are planning a destination wedding or getting married near home, the Grace Ormonde Platinum List is a powerful tool to assist you with finding qualified resources organized by region and state for all aspects of your planning: find Reception Cites, Wedding Consultants, Event Designers, Florists, Photographers, Videographers, Caterers, Bands and Entertainment, Wedding Cakes, Specialty Table Linen, Party Rentals and much more. View vendor profiles, watch their videos and see photographs from real weddings.
Our Destination Weddings and Honeymoon sections feature the most exclusive and luxurious properties in The United States and Internationally. Browse among wedding destinations in The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Necker Island, Anguilla, Mexico, castles in France and England. Explore honeymoon getaways in Greece, Africa, Brazil or Australia.
Browse our featured, real weddings and obtain insight and ideas for your event or choose a locale for a Destination Wedding or majestic Honeymoon.
Among our Hot Picks, you will find the season’s must have items for the bride, the groom or gifts for bridesmaids and groomsmen: health and beauty products, registry items for your new home, jewelry, shoes, handbags, cufflinks and other accessories. You can see the most recent jewelry designs of Cartier, Harry Winston, Tiffany&Co., Simon G. Jewelry, DeBeers and more.
Our editorial section will enhance your ideas presenting you with choices for reception tables, specialty lighting, aisle runners, flowers and bouquets, wedding cakes and confections, table linens, invitations, favors and more.
Our commitment is to maintain WeddingStyleMagazine.com as the luxury wedding source and the gateway to helpful, meaningful online planning content for today’s Sophisticated Bride who is ready to tie the knot.
Editor-in-Chief: Grace Ormonde
Publisher/Executive Editor: Yanni Tzoumas
Art Director: Miner Grillo Fernández
Graphic Designer, Print/Web: Catherine Smith
Features Editor: Erica Couto
Director of Accounts: Paula DaCosta
Accounting: Jen Ryan
National Advertising Associates: Beth Bernstein, Carolyn Carver, Nanci Cicchetti, Mitria Di Giacomo, Laureen Edelson, Sherri Carson Fischer, Candice Kuhnen, Lauren Malamala, Wendy Marquard Picard
Travel Editor: Bob Curley
Contributing Writers: Kim Knox Beckius, Dina M. Cortez, Francine Kaplan, April C. Miller, Allyson Reedy
Thank you to the wedding professionals who took time to respond to our questions and shared their expertise. The opinions expressed by the professionals interviewed are their own. Other professionals in the same field may express differing views. The obligation of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style™ ends at bringing you the opinions of well-recognized experts and allowing you to make your own judgments. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style™, no responsibility can be accepted for the quality of goods and services supplied by advertisers or printer’s errors. All advertisements are accepted and published on the representation that advertiser is properly authorized to publish the entire contents and subject matter thereof. All editorial images not specifically credited to a photographer are courtesy of the respective company and used with their permission.
Grace Ormonde Wedding Style™ 2016 ©2016 Elegant Publishing, Inc. No part of this website may be reproduced in any form without the specific written permission of Elegant Publishing, Inc.
Recipient of the North America Gold 2002 and North America Silver 2003 SAPPI Printer of the Year Award for Best Print Quality in Soft Cover Category Winner of the 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2007 Guttenberg Printing Award for North America in the Magazine Soft Cover Category Winner of the 2001 American Graphic Design Award Sponsored by Graphic Design: USA
Elegant Publishing, Inc.
PO BOX 89 Barrington, RI 02806
T: 401.245.9726 F: 401.245.5371
Subscription & Book: GraceOrmondeStore.com
Grace on Twitter: @grace_ormonde
Yanni on Twitter: @yanniwedstyle