We have all seen a movie or two about searching for treasure. A person or group of people go through insurmountable odds searching for lost treasure. The journey begins with high expectations and a hope of finding a specific jewel, money, gold, you fill in the blank. On that journey the person/group fights off pirates, militia, bad guys, and every opposition you can think of. Ultimately, if the said person continues to fight and persist they find their way to their long searched for treasure. Woohoo! “A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown…” – Proverbs 12:4 Another reference to treasure…our wife is like a crown. Wife-to-be if you are reading this go ahead and nudge your guy and let him know you are his treasure! Certainly we have all been searching for “our treasure” all of these years, some of us even came across pirates (ugly, mean dudes), militia (guys who tried to shoot down who you are), and bad guys (self explanatory) and it was all worth it because now you can proudly and excitedly say “I found my treasure.” How awesome is that?! Here at Wedding Essentials, we hope to provide you a new treasure to search for while looking through these pages. We hope you find true gold within the wedding stories, expert advice, color palette shoots, vendor ads, and more. We hope to add value to your wedding planning process. Be sure to let your wedding vendors know you saw them in Wedding Essentials! In this issue you will be inspired by our Color Palette photo shoot at Sandy Pines. You will also find valuable ideas for your dream wedding cake in our 2014 Cake Preview in which we feature several local cake artists. There is so much talent right here in your backyard. Have fun finding treasure for your big day! Treasure : something valuable that is hidden or kept in a safe place : something that is very special, important, or valuable : a person who is greatly loved or valued especially because of being very helpful Your are treasured! Nic Bradley