Heart of NC Weddings Publisher Reflects on 2020 and Looks Forward to 2021
With the introduction of our more inclusive name (we were known as Southern Bride & Groom for three decades) and an exciting partnership with Shannon Media, I’m not going to lie, Heart of NC Weddings was on top of the world at the start of 2020. My content manager, Marie Muir, and I were so ready for our next stage of helping couples. Well, we all know what happened next. The pandemic upended thousands of wedding plans across the state. Everything changed.
But the power of love remained constant. You may be on a third – or fourth – round of wedding planning. Or you may be newly engaged, hoping to host an unrestricted party in 2022 or beyond, just like the “good ole days.” We acknowledge the way COVID-19 has changed weddings in our 2021 edition of the magazine, but optimistically and realistically look ahead to the ways we will celebrate in 2021 and beyond.