by Maria McBride-Mellinger
Thankfully Maria McBride-Mellinger
, author of acclaimed bridal books, stylishly illustrates just how to create a dreamy reception that will be forever memorable.
The Perfect Wedding Reception features exquisite wedding celebrations designed by Maria McBride-Mellinger
that capture the magic of each season in refreshing, contemporary style.
The nuptial adventure begins in a formal spring garden but soon its off to a beach front for a fanciful summer wedding, to a revolutionary era stone barn for a rustic fall wedding and finally to a gracious country home for a candle lit winter wedding feast.
Glorious photos of each location, flowers, menu selections, table details, centerpieces, bouquets, invitations, wedding cakes and favors tell the story of each wedding with helpful tips and most importantly McBride-Mellinger's favorite resources from around the country that will actually help bring your wedding reception to life.
Whatever season you choose to marry Maria McBride-Mellinger
offers delightful flourishes to tempt every couple as they plan the party of their lives and create memories meant to last a lifetime.
About the Author
is leading expert on weddings.
She was fashion editor for Bride's magazine for five years.
is the author of The Wedding Dress (Random House 1993) and Bridal Flowers (Bulfinch Press 1992).
She is contributing editor to Bride's and a frequent contributor to other national magazines.