NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - October 24, 2016) - Viewers tuned in to Brides.com to see BRIDES Live Wedding® 2016 culminate with vlogger, Elle Fowler, saying "I do" to musician, Alex Goot; resulting in over 1,000,000 views! BRIDES, published by Condé Nast, launched BRIDES Live Wedding in 2012, and in 2016 partnered with celebrated YouTube personality, Elle Fowler, to plan the wedding of her dreams with the help of her fans and our audience. Between Fowler's loyal following (she has over 2 million followers across social media), and BRIDES' enthusiastic readers, over 215,000 votes were tallied to help plan every detail of her wedding. The results were then brought to life, resulting in the wedding of the year, boasting 13,000 flowers and an impeccably styled wedding. To see the ceremony and reception go to Brides.com/video.
The BRIDES Live Wedding® video series was produced by Studio71, best known for the hit Web series Video Game High School as well as TV shows for The Annoying Orange, Epic Meal Time, and Fred.
Fans of Elle and of BRIDES helped plan the wedding of her dreams by voting on various categories including the honeymoon destination, her wedding-day beauty look, wedding gown, menswear, and more. BRIDES Live Wedding®had sponsors in key categories including:
- Wedding venue courtesy of Bacara Resort & Spa
- Wedding cake by Carlo's Bakery
- Travel by Delta
- Bridesmaids' dresses by Donna Morgan Collection
- Wedding bands by Kirk Kara
- Registry by Macy's
- Beauty by Mary Kay
- Menswear by Joseph Abboud at Men's Wearhouse
- Wedding gown by Monique Lhuillier
- Honeymoon by Sandals Resorts
- Hair by Sexy Hair
- Invitations and Paper Goods by The American Wedding
"I've dreamt about my wedding for years, and with the BRIDES team curating all the looks, my expectations were high," said Elle Fowler. "I was blown away by how beautifully everything turned out, and knowing my fans were part of the process, helping me get the wedding of my dreams by voting on so many details means everything to me."
"Working with Elle for BRIDES Live Wedding 2016 allowed us to expand upon our audience engagement to achieve greater numbers than ever before," said Michelle Myers, publisher and CRO of BRIDES. "This was an incredibly successful partnership and we look forward to continuing to enhance the program in 2017."
"I love that this program allows us to work with our audience in such a unique way, as we together help design one of the most meaningful events in a person's adult life," said Keija Minor, editor in chief of BRIDES. "We were thrilled to see how spectacular everything looked when it all came together on the big day and how happy it made the bride. The incredible amount of audience participation was the icing on the cake."
For more information on BRIDES Live Wedding® please visit www.brides.com.
In over 80 years of publication,BRIDES, published by Condé Nast,has remained the most widely read magazine in the category and the country's foremost authority on engagement, weddings, and marriage. BRIDESis a bimonthly publication that reaches over five million readers. Brides.com is a leading resource for engaged women, with original content, image galleries, and more. BRIDESis available digitally for the iPad and seven-inch tablets. BRIDESstationery lines with Michaels craft stores and Checkerboard Fine Papers are available online and in retail stores across the country. For more information on BRIDES, please visit Brides.com.
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About Bacara Resort & Spa
Bacara Resort & Spa opened in 2000 and quickly established itself as the premier Santa Barbara resort destination. The property features 360 newly-renovated guestrooms and suites, four restaurants and lounges, a four-story spa and wellness center, three swimming pools (two with ocean views), a Foley Wine Tasting Room and 70,000 square feet of function space. Embodying the essence of the American Riviera lifestyle, Bacara is nestled on the bluff and beaches of the Gaviota coast, just 40 miles from Santa Ynez Wine Country and five miles from the Santa Barbara Airport. For reservations or more information, please call (855) 817-9782 or visit www.bacararesort.com.
About Carlo's Bakery
Established in 1910, Carlo's Bakery was catapulted from a Hoboken, NJ-based neighborhood bakery to a household name through the public's fascination with the over-the-top cakes produced by master baker Buddy Valastro and success of TLC's hit series, Cake Boss, and subsequent spinoff Next Great Baker. Garnering attention from a variety of media outlets including Brides, Rachael Ray Show, Huffington Post and Good Morning America, Carlo's Bakery has existing locations in Hoboken, Marlton, Morristown, Red Bank, Ridgewood, and Westfield, NJ; Dallas, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Uncasville, CT; and, New York, and Westbury, NY.
Follow us on social media @carlosbakery
About Donna Morgan Collection
Known for enchanting silhouettes and stunning color palettes, the Donna Morgan Collection is sure to make every bride's fairytale a reality. Bridesmaid dresses are offered in an array of hues and boast an exceptional fit, perfect for celebrating special moments -- and stopping hearts along the way.
For additional information on Donna Morgan Collection, please visit donna-morgan.com.
Follow us on social media @donnamorgan_nyc.
About Men's Wearhouse:
Founded in 1973 and a subsidiary of Tailored Brands, Inc., Men's Wearhouse is the largest specialty retailer of men's apparel and tuxedo rental product in the U.S. with over 900 stores nationwide. Men's Wearhouse carries a full selection of suits, sport coats, slacks, formalwear, sportswear, outerwear, dress shirts, footwear, and accessories in non-exclusive and exclusive merchandise brands such as Joseph Abboud, AWEARNESS Kenneth Cole, and Black by Vera Wang, among others. Tuxedo and suit rentals are available at both Men's Wearhouse and Tux stores, which also offer a limited selection of retail merchandise, and Men's Wearhouse stores nationwide.
For additional information on Men's Wearhouse, please visit menswearhouse.com.
Please visit us on social media
Instagram - @menswearhouse
Twitter - @menswearhouse
Facebook – Men's Wearhouse
About Monique Lhuillier:
Monique Lhuillier is internationally recognized as one of America's foremost designers. Established in 1996 by Monique Lhuillier and her husband, Tom Bugbee, the company is considered one of the leading fashion houses in design, quality and creativity. With a passion for creating collections that are both feminine and modern, Monique Lhuillier continues to design ready-to-wear, accessories and bridal collections that are luxurious, chic and true to her aesthetic. Fans include Emma Stone, Blake Lively, Diane Kruger, Taylor Swift, Reese Witherspoon, Anna Kendrick and the First Lady Michelle Obama among others. Monique's signature design sensibility has led to the launch of licensed products including fur, fine jewelry and tabletop, transforming the company into a luxury lifestyle brand. Monique Lhuillier products are distributed through Monique Lhuillier stores, premium department stores and specialty stores throughout the world.
For additional information on Monique Lhuillier, please visit moniquelhuillier.com.
Follow us on social media @M_Lhuillier and @MoniqueLhuillier.
With the best brands, personalized advice and exclusive offers, Macy's Wedding & Gift registry has everything you need to outfit your new love nest. To look up a registry or to create your very own, visit macys.com/registry or your local Macy's.
Follow us on social media @Macys.
About Mary Kay:
Irresistible products. Positive community impact. Rewarding opportunity. For more than 50 years, Mary Kay has offered it all. With 3.5 million Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants and $4 billion in global annual sales, Mary Kay is a top beauty brand and direct seller in more than 35 markets around the world. Discover what there is to love about Mary Kay by connecting with a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant at marykay.com.
Follow us on Instagram @MaryKayBrides.
About Sandals Resorts:
Sandals Resorts offers two people in love with the most romantic, Luxury-Included® vacation experience in the Caribbean. With 15 stunning beachfront settings in Jamaica, Antigua, Saint Lucia, The Bahamas, Barbados and Grenada, Sandals Resorts offers more quality inclusions than any other resort company on the planet. Signature Love Nest® Dream suites for the ultimate in privacy and service; butlers trained by the English Guild of Professional Butlers; Red Lane® Spa; Discovery Dining, ensuring top-shelf liquor, premium wines and gourmet specialty restaurants; Aqua Centers with expert PADI® certification and training; fast Wi-Fi from beach to bedroom and WeddingMoons®, for dream destination weddings are all Sandals Resorts exclusives. Sandals Resorts is part of family-owned Sandals Resorts International (SRI), which includes Beaches Resorts and is the Caribbean's leading all-inclusive resort company. For more information about the Sandals Resorts Luxury Included® difference, visit www.sandals.com.
Follow us on social media @SandalsResorts and @weddingmoons.
About Sexy Hair:
Widely known for its "big red can," Sexy Hair is the #1 professional hairspray brand in the U.S. with one can sold every four seconds. Headquartered in Southern California, Sexy Hair is one of the fastest growing beauty care companies and is distributed in more than 54 countries.
Follow us on social media @SexyHair.
About Kirk Kara:
The fabled story of Kirk Kara spans multiple continents and more than a century. Since 1890, the astonishingly talented family of artists and artisans behind the Kirk Kara brand have been handcrafting beautiful rings and fine jewelry since 1890. Each exquisite piece is designed to be forever captivating and, just like the company itself, will stand the test of time. Its no surprise Kirk Kara has won the most prestigious award in the bridal category, the Jeweler's Choice Award, nine years in a row.
Follow us on social media @KirkKara.
About The American Wedding
Stylish invitations paired with exceptional quality are the hallmarks of The American Wedding. Invitation specialists are here to help with design advice, etiquette help and everything in between. Go online to request your free catalog and samples today!
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Instagram @theamericanwedding, Twitter @amwed, Facebook and Pinterest!
Studio71 is the multichannel network of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group with 4 billion views a month. It is headquartered in Berlin and Los Angeles, with offices in New York, Detroit, San Francisco, Toronto, London and Vienna. In German-speaking countries, Studio71 is the leading multichannel network that concentrates the broadcasting group's range of Web-only content and its distribution through in-house platforms like MyVideo and through third-party platforms. In the U.S., Studio71 develops, produces and distributes original entertainment programming and manages one of the leading multichannel networks with over 1,200 channels. Germany's leading moving-image marketer is responsible for ad marketing with SevenOne Media.