About Us

Who We Are

First thing’s first—OMG, you’re engaged! Can you tell we’re excited? But, we also know better than anyone how overwhelming wedding planning can be and we’re here to help you every step of the way.

We know we’ve been around for 85 years, but this is not your grandmother’s Brides. Our 10,000+ library of articles gives our 4 million monthly readers the expert advice and beautiful inspiration they need to help plan this momentous occasion, and our award-winning team of editors, writers and experts are the top in the industry. Everyday, we meet with wedding planners, photographers, and real brides to maintain an authentic and celebratory approach to weddings. We are active participants in New York Bridal Fashion Week, where we report live on trends before they break on the internet. And we stay on top of every celebrity engagement to bring you the latest ideas that you can borrow for your wedding.

We’re committed to bringing you an inclusive look at the world of weddings, with every type of couple, and every type of celebration. Whether you’re only just thinking about getting engaged (or hinting at it and looking for the perfect ring), in the throws of wedding planning, or already navigating newlywed life, Brides is here to inspire, guide and entertain you during this exciting, and trying, time. Looking for the most gorgeous wedding dress? Exactly how to word a wedding invitation? Or wondering how to propose to your bridal party? You’ve come to the right place.

So get ready to cry tears of joy as you browse thousands of beautiful images of real weddings, real couples, and real emotional moments.

Editorial Guidelines

Our editors and writers take great pride in the quality of our work and create original, accurate, expert content that is free of ethical concerns, conflicts, or misinformation. We share everything you need to know today, while making sure our library is kept accurate. If you see something that doesn’t seem up to date, please let us know by emailing us at contact@brides.com.

As is common in the media industry, Brides editors and writers are sometimes provided with complementary products or visits to properties for review purposes. While it does not influence our coverage, Brides believes in full disclosure of all potential conflicts of interest. This disclosure is present on any articles where applicable.

Our product reviews are independent and based on research and product testing. If you visit links within our content, we may receive commissions from your purchases, but we never receive any compensation or consideration for the content of our recommendations.

The Brides Team

Most Iconic Celebrity Bride

From the minute I saw Cindy Crawford’s bohemian slip dress and beachy waves, I dreamt of nothing but getting married barefoot in the sand (which I 100% did because of Cindy!).

Roberta Correia

Editorial Director

Roberta has over 10 years of experience in fashion and digital media, and has been with Brides since 2015.

Prior to Brides, Roberta was a digital editor at Women’s Wear Daily, learning fashion journalism from the source. Before that, Roberta served as US editor for a Brazilian lifestyle site, and also worked as a fashion publicist with Bismarck Phillips Communications and Media.

Roberta has a degree in Film Studies from Boston University, and lives in Brooklyn.

Most Iconic Celebrity Bride

From the minute I saw Cindy Crawford’s bohemian slip dress and beachy waves, I dreamt of nothing but getting married barefoot in the sand (which I 100% did because of Cindy!).

Most Iconic Celebrity Wedding

From her rebellious black dress to their trend-setting Lower East Side location, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s super-cool New York City soiree is how I’d do mine again given the chance.

Elspeth Velten

Editorial Director

Elspeth has worked in the lifestyle space for eight years, and has been with Dotdash since 2016.

Before joining Brides, Elspeth spent time in the travel world as a founding editor of TripSavvy, Dotdash’s travel brand, and as an editor at Luxury Escapes, an Australian eCommerce site based in Melbourne. Elspeth landed in the fashion closet at Time Inc. after college, where she spent two years learning the editorial ropes. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Architectural Digest, Vogue, Playboy and International and Australian Traveller. Elspeth graduated with a degree in Communications and Journalism from Fordham University.

Most Iconic Celebrity Wedding

From her rebellious black dress to their trend-setting Lower East Side location, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s super-cool New York City soiree is how I’d do mine again given the chance.

Most Iconic Celebrity Bride

Kate Moss’s boho meets classic English countryside wedding has always been a fave. Moss and her (15!) bridesmaids sported the perfect mix of nature-inspired charm and chicness. I’ll never turn down a flower crown and a flowy dress!

Kate Donovan

Senior Editor

Kate has been with Brides since 2015 and covers home, registry and wedding décor. With nearly 15 years experience in the magazine industry, Kate is an expert in the world of decorating, food, and lifestyle. Prior to Brides, she held positions at Martha Stewart Living, Domino, Cookie, and InStyle. She has a passion for travel and all things food-related (including gorgeous copper pots, cast iron pans and all the other nuts and bolts of a beautiful kitchen). Kate has a BFA in Printmaking and Art History from Rhode Island School of Design and currently lives in a cozy apartment in Manhattan.

Most Iconic Celebrity Bride

Kate Moss’s boho meets classic English countryside wedding has always been a fave. Moss and her (15!) bridesmaids sported the perfect mix of nature-inspired charm and chicness. I’ll never turn down a flower crown and a flowy dress!

Most Iconic Celebrity Wedding

John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette’s intimate ceremony off the coast of Georgia, my home state. Every detail—from the bride’s slip dress to the chapel itself—was understated, in-the-moment, and simply chic. Plus, the secrecy makes it seem even more romantic!

Anna Price Olson

Senior Editor

Anna Price has worked in the wedding industry for seven years, and has been with Brides since 2014.

After stints at a stationery store and flower shop in college, Anna Price was formally introduced to the world of weddings—and magazine publishing—as an intern at Atlanta magazine. It was love at first assignment, and she went on to intern at Condé Nast with Brides through the American Society of Magazine Editors internship program. Upon graduation, she joined the staff at Brides. Anna Price now manages the brand’s real weddings and works with wedding planners, photographers, and couples to share their deeply personal, inspiring, and real celebrations.

Anna Price graduated with a degree in English and journalism from the University of Alabama Honors College. She now calls New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood home.

Most Iconic Celebrity Wedding

John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette’s intimate ceremony off the coast of Georgia, my home state. Every detail—from the bride’s slip dress to the chapel itself—was understated, in-the-moment, and simply chic. Plus, the secrecy makes it seem even more romantic!

Most Iconic Celebrity Bride

Priscilla Presley at her rock ’n roll wedding to Elvis. A bouffant and cat eye? Come on. That’s the definition of iconic.

Jamie Cuccinelli

Editor

With four years at Brides under her belt, Jamie hopes to inspire couples to throw a wedding that's wholly them. Before joining the team at Brides, Jamie was a frequent contributor at Bustle and previously worked as a bridal gown consultant, giving her real-world insight on what the modern bride looks for while shopping for the most important dress (or pants! or jumpsuit!) of her life. Jamie graduated with a degree in English and a minor in Media, Culture, and Communications from New York University.

Most Iconic Celebrity Bride

Priscilla Presley at her rock ’n roll wedding to Elvis. A bouffant and cat eye? Come on. That’s the definition of iconic.

Most Iconic Celebrity Bride

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart’s wedding was incredibly laid-back and chic. The stylish actress wore a structured skirt-suit cinched with a leather belt - a look I still yearn to master. Plus, she named her beloved dog, Sophie, so naturally I think she has excellent taste!

Sophie Moore

Editor

Sophie has worked in the fashion industry for over 7 years and has been with Brides since 2013.

With over five years of experience in bridal, Sophie Moore is definitely an expert on all things wedding dress. Sophie’s access to bridal designers and experience in the market has prepared her to bring the Brides reader not only the latest wedding dress trends, but a view of the ready-to-wear, and accessories market from the lens of what a bride is looking for.

Sophie has a degree in Media and Society from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and lives in Manhattan.

Most Iconic Celebrity Bride

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart’s wedding was incredibly laid-back and chic. The stylish actress wore a structured skirt-suit cinched with a leather belt - a look I still yearn to master. Plus, she named her beloved dog, Sophie, so naturally I think she has excellent taste!

Most Iconic Celebrity Wedding

I would have killed to be a fly on the wall at Mick Jagger and Bianca Jagger’s wedding. Not just because of all the crazy cool ‘70s style that came from that day (hello, Bianca’s white jumpsuit!), but because of their legendary guest list, too.

Mariah Kulak

Social Media Editor

Mariah has been with Brides since 2017.

Before joining Brides, Mariah started her career in weddings by working on the social channels at Style Me Pretty and Style Me Pretty Living. She studied at Syracuse University and received a degree in Magazine Journalism. She currently calls Brooklyn home!

Most Iconic Celebrity Wedding

I would have killed to be a fly on the wall at Mick Jagger and Bianca Jagger’s wedding. Not just because of all the crazy cool ‘70s style that came from that day (hello, Bianca’s white jumpsuit!), but because of their legendary guest list, too.

About Dotdash

Brides is part of the Dotdash publishing family.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

Here is an overview of our properties:

Verywell (Health and Wellness): The Verywell family of brands, including Verywell Health, Verywell Fit, Verywell Family, and Verywell Mind, take a human approach to health and wellness content and are a welcome alternative to hyper-clinical health sites. More than 39 million people use Verywell sites each month to feel better and be healthier.

The Spruce (Home and Food): The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts combine inspiration with how-to advice to help users create homes they love. Collectively, The Spruce sites reach nearly 28 million people each month.

The Balance (Personal Finance): The Balance family of brands, including The Balance, The Balance Careers, and The Balance Small Business, deliver clear, practical, and straightforward personal financial advice to nearly 21 million people each month.

Investopedia (Investing and Financial Education): Investopedia helps investors understand financial concepts, improve investing skills, and learn how to manage their money. Investopedia reaches nearly 11 million people each month.

Lifewire (Tech): Lifewire provides helpful, actionable tech tips, advice, and answers, without confusing jargon. Lifewire helps nearly 10 million people each month get the most out of their technology.

TripSavvy (Travel): TripSavvy delivers curated expert advice for family and vacation travelers. We help over eight million people each month have the best travel experiences.

Byrdie (Beauty): Byrdie is dedicated to all things beauty, inside and out. From hair and makeup to health and wellness, Byrdie takes a fresh, no-nonsense approach to feeling and looking your best. Byrdie reaches nearly four million people each month.

MyDomaine (Lifestyle): MyDomaine makes an aspirational life achievable—and affordable—with curated home-design inspiration, quick and fresh recipes, and healthy relationship advice that awaken a life well lived. MyDomaine reaches 2.5 million people each month.

Brides (Lifestyle): Brides inspires and guides our nearly 4M monthly users as they make decisions from pre-engagement through the honeymoon. Brides is committed to bringing you an inclusive look at the world of weddings, with every type of couple, every type of wedding, and every type of celebration.

Thoughtco (Education and Information): ThoughtCo is one of the largest and most comprehensive learning, information, and education sites online. ThoughtCo helps over 12.5 million people a month become lifelong learners.

Source: comScore, January 2019 US; comScore Plan Metrix, December 2018

Dotdash Press

Read about Dotdash and our family of brands in the news.

Meet Our Senior Management Team

Neil Vogel

Chief Executive Officer

Neil Vogel is CEO of Dotdash, having assumed the role in April 2013.

Prior to joining Dotdash, Neil was the Founder and CEO of Recognition Media, a creator and producer of award shows and media properties for digital, creative, and advertising communities, including the Webby Awards, the Telly Awards, and Internet Week New York and Europe.

Before starting Recognition Media, Neil was Chief Corporate Development Officer at Alloy Media + Marketing, a digital content and marketing services company focused on the teen and youth market. Neil also serves as a venture partner at FirstMark Capital.

Neil received a B.S. in Finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Tim Quinn

Chief Financial Officer & Head of Strategy

Tim is the Chief Financial Officer of Dotdash and joined the company in January 2015. Prior to joining Dotdash, Tim was CFO of Axial, an online professional network that helps entrepreneurs and small businesses access capital.

Tim spent more than a decade with American Express where he was a Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations at Vente Privee USA, an e-commerce joint venture between American Express and Vente-Privee Europe. He spent the majority of his time at American Express as a Vice President in the Corporate Development Group where he sourced, executed, and monitored equity investments and M&A transactions supporting all of American Express’ global business lines.

Tim started his career in middle market investment banking at Ladenburg Thalmann and, prior to that, in private equity at Wade Capital. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce.

Alex Ellerson

Chief Operating Officer

Alex Ellerson is the Chief Operating Officer for Dotdash. Before joining the company, Alex served as the General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer at Howcast, a leading producer of high-quality, low-cost, online how-to videos. Prior to joining Howcast, Alex was the Head of Entertainment and Premium Content Partnerships for Google Video and YouTube and, earlier, a General Manager and Senior Director of Business Development at Yahoo!, working on both Yahoo’s Media and Entertainment and Search teams.

He was also the COO and General Counsel for CMJ (host of the annual CMJ Music Marathon conference), an associate at the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, and a law clerk to the honorable Amalya L. Kearse (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit).

Alex holds a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College. He is also a member of the Planning Committee of the New York Chapter of The Copyright Society of the USA.

Nabil Ahmad

Chief Technology Officer

Nabil Ahmad is the Chief Technology Officer for Dotdash. Before joining the company in 2013, Nabil worked at Barnes & Noble serving as the head of technology for BarnesAndNoble.com. A career long engineer, Nabil’s experience includes consulting during the dotcom boom, working at healthcare services and media companies, and being the first employee and head of technology at Kwiry Inc., a venture-backed mobile startup.

Nabil received his B.A. in Molecular Cell Biology, with emphasis in Cell Developmental Biology, from the University of California at Berkeley.

Andrew Gorenstein

President of Advertising & Partnerships

Andrew Gorenstein is President of Advertising and Partnerships for Dotdash and joined the company in December 2016. Before joining Dotdash, Andrew held executive roles as the President of Media and Advertising and Chief Revenue Officer for Gawker Media, where he led the revenue team and created an award-winning product suite to sell across their multiple vertical brands. Prior to Gawker Media, he held sales leadership roles at Condé Nast and Forbes.

Andrew has worked aggressively to accelerate, and ultimately redefine and align ,the relationship between advertisers, brands and publishers. In 2013, he was named one of AdAge’s 40 under 40. Andrew received his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Boston University.

Tory Brangham

Senior Vice President, Commerce

Tory Brangham is Senior Vice President of Commerce at Dotdash, having assumed the role in May 2017.

Previously, Tory worked as a Director of Merchandising at Quidsi/Amazon as well as Managing Director of iVillage/iVillage UK. Tory brings over two decades of experience in ecommerce and editorial content. During her tenure at Amazon, Tory oversaw a variety of businesses including children’s apparel, toys, and pets. The clothing/soft goods category, launched from scratch, grew to over $30MM in revenue in just two years.

Tory initially joined Dotdash as General Manager of The Spruce, overseeing the development and launch of the site, which is now one of the largest home and food sites on the Internet.

Dr. Jon Roberts

President Dotdash Finance

Dr. Jon Roberts oversees the finance media properties at Dotdash (Investopedia and The Balance). He has been with Dotdash since 2013 and previously held roles as Chief Innovation Officer and Head of Data Science, where he derived insights from more than 20 years of Internet data across thousands of topics.

Prior to joining the company, he spent 10 years as a theoretical physicist focused on making dark matter predictions for the hadron collider at CERN and cosmic ray predictions for the AMS detector on the space station. He also worked on the Pierre Auger telescope in Argentina. Dr. Roberts received his Ph.D at the University of Southampton and his M.A. from the University of Oxford.

Meredith Worsham

Vice President, Communications

Meredith Worsham is Vice President of Communications for Dotdash. She has been with the company for nearly 10 years, working her way up from Account Coordinator to now Vice President, where she oversees media relations, strategy development, internal and external communications, and special events for one of the fastest growing digital media companies and its vertical brands.

Previously, Meredith held various public relations roles at MSL, a leading PR agency in New York, and worked on health accounts including Sanofi Aventis, Allergan, and Phillips Healthcare. She holds a B.A. in Communications with a minor in History from Elon University in North Carolina.

Rob Brathwaite

Senior Vice President, Site Hosting & Operations

Rob Brathwaite is Senior Vice President of Operations at Dotdash. He also oversees IAC Publishing’s global shared services team. Starting at the company in 1996, he is the longest tenured team member.

Robert has been instrumental to bringing about change at Dotdash over the past two decades. He holds both a B.S.c and M.S.c in Information Systems and Management from New York University.

Adam McClean

Chief Product Officer

Adam McClean is the Chief Product Officer at Dotdash and joined the company in 2014. Prior to joining the company, he was the Director of Product at Waybetter, Inc. Previously, he held roles at Barnes and Noble and Condé Nast Publications.

Adam brings more than a decade of experience in start-ups, e-commerce, and premium publishing to Dotdash. He received a B.A. in Communications from DePauw University.

Tre Jones

Senior Vice President, Marketing

Tre Jones is the SVP for Marketing at Dotdash. He leads a team of engineers and marketers dedicated to growing our consumer audience through continuous improvement of our content and product.

Prior to Dotdash, Tre was VP of Search Marketing at Everyday Health. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the NYU Stern School of Business and has a Bachelors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Colleen Gangl

Vice President, People

Colleen Gangl is the VP of People for Dotdash, joining the company in 2018. Colleen brings over 15 years of experience in her field across multiple industries, including retail, technology, and digital media. At Dotdash, she is responsible for all areas of the People function, including talent acquisition, talent development, business partnering, and people operations.

Colleen is dedicated to partnering with her colleagues to cultivate a working environment that allows team members to do their best work. She received her Masters in Human Resource Management from Rutgers University and has a B.A. in Art History from the University of Delaware.

Sara Badler

Senior Vice President, Programmatic Revenue

Sara Badler is SVP Programmatic Revenue at Dotdash and joined the company in February 2018.

Before joining Dotdash, Sara was head of Programmatic Advertising at The New York Times, where she managed a programmatic team globally, focusing on revenue working with direct clients, partners and exchanges.

Sara started her career in Shanghai, China, where she worked in in Ad Tech at JOININ Tech for more than three years specifically focused on programmatic TV. From there, she went on to manage programmatic at Forbes Media and Hearst Corporation. Sara’s focus has always been in Ad Tech both on the publishing side and technology side. She also worked at Turn where she led inventory partnerships across the east coast.

Sara holds a B.A. in American and Women’s Studies from Dickinson College.

Brandon Millard

Senior Vice President, Growth & Content Strategy

Brandon Millard is the Senior Vice President of Growth & Content Strategy for Dotdash and joined the company in April 2015.

Brandon oversees a team of content strategists, growth analysts, editors, illustrators, and photographers dedicated to improving publishing processes and content quality. Prior to Dotdash, Brandon was the Director of Search Strategy for Ayima, a digital marketing agency, where he led enterprise consulting relationships with large publishers and e-commerce platforms. Brandon has worked in digital marketing and growth for the past 15 years as a startup founder, an in-house leader, and a consultant.

Brandon received a B.S. in Business from Wake Forest University.

Jeff Hartwig

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Jeff Hartwig is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Dotdash. Before joining Dotdash, Jeff spent six years at Dow Jones & Company, Inc. where he served as counsel to the digital and print production groups of The Wall Street Journal.

Prior to joining Dow Jones, Jeff was an associate attorney at the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, providing legal counsel to emerging businesses on their financing, intellectual property, and general corporate matters. Jeff holds a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from San Francisco State University. He is also a member of IAB’s Legal Affairs Council.

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