‘Save the Date in the 518’ Magazine Launch

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‘Save the Date in the 518’ Magazine Launch

He asked, she said yes! We’ve all seen the social media posts announcing engagements and soon after the questions start rolling in. When is the wedding? Where are you getting married, band or DJ and so, on and so, on. This Capital Region Close Up introduces us to a new bridal magazine looking to be your one stop shop for ideas to make it a smooth trip to the altar.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The road that leads to “I Do” can, often times, be daunting.

“For any bride, it’s your day you want it to be about who you are and you have these options now, especially like in todays world, it’s not your traditional wedding anymore,” Alyssa Hardy said, ‘Save the Date in the 518‘ Casting Director & Style Editor.

For some it’s all about the dress.

“It’s art deco and it’s 1920s and it has this vibe and it has that vibe,” Adam Foti described, ‘Save the Date in the 518’ Executive Chef.

For others, music is crucial.

“It was Beyonce’s ‘Halo’ that I walked down the aisle to,” Aray Montalvan-Till said, ‘Save the Date in the 518’ Editor in Chief.

And once theme and aesthetics become clear, “So a lot of vintage china, a lot of smoked glass here,” Yvonne McEachron explained, ‘Save the Date in the 518’ Set Designer, it’s then down to what gourmet lovers agree is the key having a memorable wedding.

“For me the foods the center of it but that’s because I’m the food,” Foti laughed.

It’s certainly an overwhelming process for many, but for Aray Montalvan-Till she loved every minute of the planning.

“Everyone kept saying, “Oh, your wedding was so creative, it was so colorful it was so unique, so different,'” Montalvan-Till said.

We first introduced you to Aray when she was the first person in the Capital District to receive Google Glass.

“I am going to wear the glass on my wedding day,” she said back in June of 2013.

She began documenting her life’s events, including one of the most important.

Montalvan-Till explained, “That’s when the bug bit me as to what avenue I could take the magazine down.”

‘Save the Date in the 518’ will serve as inspiration for those looking for a union of unique proportions.

Photos from real and stylized weddings will grace its 196 glossy pages.

“This one is 1920’s art deco prohibition style shoot. We did one that was Marie Antoinette meets Alice in Wonderland,” Montalvan-Till said.

But she notes the bridal magazine does more than just promote creative ideas, it also highlights local talent.

“We do have photographers, we do have fashion designers we do have amazing boutiques, stylists, makeup, hair, all being able to come together in one place to make something really cool happen,” Hardy added.

Montalvan-Till said, “It’s really exciting to see it come together and see so many so excited about it as well.”

For more information on ‘Save the Date in the 518,’ click here.