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The Beloved Chronicles

a publication of S o D e a r l y B e l o v e d a n d E n ch a n t e d Hearts Media, LLC

Founder & Editor Cristina LaRue-Cunningham cris@sodearlybeloved.com Editor Adrienna McDermott adrienna@sodearlybeloved.com Submissions submit@sodearlybeloved.com Advertising & Partnerships advertise@sodearlybeloved.com The Concierge Directory™ concierge@sodearlybeloved.com Click here for more information ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


From the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief:

Welcome to The Beloved Chronicles. We created this digital supplement for you, our readers and subscribers, as a way of providing you content that supplements what we showcase on the blog. While we aren't entirely certain in which direction this publication will go, we know it will be deeply personal. We hope to feature lifestyle stories, interviews, personal narratives, and artistic expressions that will encourage you to live a more authentically romantic life. This inaugural issue can be downloaded from our site and will showcase work from our Featured Premiere Concierge Maru Photography. Kim's work is spectacular. The first feature pays homage to the Valentine's Day giveaway she sponsored on her Instagram feed this year, and the remainder includes the photos from the dramatic and provocative editorial "Unveiled" that were not published on the blog. We simply had too many good photos to choose from! I hope you enjoy these features. Future issues will only be available by subscription, so please be sure to visit the So Dearly Beloved site and subscribe to the Chronicles on our home page. Lastly I'd like to introduce you to my wonderful assistant Adrienna, a truly beautiful soul who keeps me on track and is the quintessential Renaissance woman; she has many talents and performs every task to perfection. Adrienna is your Chronicles editor and I know you will come to love her as much as I do! Thank you for this opportunity to serve you in a more meaningful way and strengthen our connection with you. . With much love and a grateful heart,

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From the Editor:

Hi I'm Adrienna, Editor of The Beloved Chronicles, and a dreaming romantic. I have spent the last 8 years of my life wrapped in the world of weddings, living each day through the dreams of my clients. From helping to plan weddings, being a florist, and co-owning a bridal boutique, I find each and every moment of a wedding an honor to experience. I am proud to be apart of this publication, and to feature some of the most incredible talent this industry has to offer. This will be a great place to inspire, image, and create together.

The Beloved Chronicles is a digital magazine for couples who love to dream, and treasure a soulful connection. This, our first issue, showcases the work of our Featured Premiere Concierge Kim-Maru Striebel of Maru Photography. Future issues will be available to our subscribers and will also showcase our featured artists, as well as work from other So Dearly Beloved Concierge members.

It's a pleasure to curate this content for you. My wish is that you look forward to every issue, and give yourself permission to dream along with us!




West Coast Bridal Session Winner Imagine being pampered by the best professionals in the wedding industry...for free! Simone Carriere got her wish when she won a giveaway sponsored by Maru Photography, a fine art wedding photographer based in Vancouver, Canada. Kim-Maru, the creator of this event and lead coordinator, shares the artistic results with us in this issue.

Simone’s natural beauty and radiant glow shined on the Vancouver coast. Her bouquet was filled with lush garden roses, baby blue eucalyptus and hanging ivy.



Simone Carriere @simonecarriere Photography & Creative direction: Maru Photography @maruphotography Makeup and Hair: Urban Glo Beauty @urbanglobeauty Gown & Veil: Isabelle's Bridal @isabelles_bridal Florals: Deborah Lee Designs @deborahleedesigns





How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height. My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight. For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. -Elizabeth Barrett Browning-









Unveiled - the Untold Story See the full feature on our blog

Photography & Creative direction: Maru Photography @maruphotography Set Assistant: Vaela Weddings & Events @vaelaweddings Gowns: Kathryn Bass Bridal @kathrynbassbridal Florals: Deborah Lee Designs @deborahleedesigns Calligraphy: Maia - Quill & Co. @quillandco Custom crystal ring: Whisper Jewels @whisperjewels Makeup & Hair: Save the Date Beauty @savethdatebeauty Model: Pri @motogpri









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The Beloved Chronicles Vol. 1  

The Beloved Chronicles is the digital magazine supplement of the So Dearly Beloved fine art wedding blog, and is available through subscript...

The Beloved Chronicles Vol. 1  

The Beloved Chronicles is the digital magazine supplement of the So Dearly Beloved fine art wedding blog, and is available through subscript...