It was January 5, 2010 when the first issue of Munaluchi went on sale across the country. Three years ago. The time has gone by fast and so much has been learned and accomplished in such a short amount of time. When I started this magazine in 2010, it was simply to provide a source of inspiration for women of color…to provide stylish and well-curated inspiration for brides-to-be and wedding enthusiasts of diverse and multicultural backgrounds. And since then, it has flourished into so much more.
I'm really overjoyed whenever it's the beginning of the year...it's a good time to refresh, re-energize and prioritize things...and it's a reminder of the journey we embarked upon back in 2010. No experience, no worries, just faith. Around this time each year my team and I reflect on the years behind us...the tears, the joys, the mistakes and the triumphs. We're still here, curating and creating content we know you'll love...and we appreciate you growing with us.
Today is exciting because we get to reveal the cover of our new issue, the Spring/Summer 2013 issue. This issue will be available for sale next month... you can sign up here to be notified once it's on newsstands. It's a special issue...special not only because of the features and wonderful talent that contributed, collaborated and helped to create it. But special because it represents renewal...it represents growth. The cover was photographed by my dear friend Elizabeth Messina at The Villa at Sunstone Winery. It's the 2nd of our covers together and we had a blast working together again.
Here's the cover! We're sharing images from our styled elopement today as well. Check back in to see more.
To celebrate the release, we have a sweet giveaway for you courtesy of Desla Couture!
Here are the rules:
- Leave a comment telling us what you love about this necklace and why you should win it.
- Follow us on twitter: @munaluchibride and @DESLAcouture
- TWEET this message for an extra entry: I entered the @DESLAcouture giveaway on @munaluchibride. RETWEET to help me win this gorgeous necklace. http://buff.ly/W1Hfsz
- The giveaway runs from Jan 8th - Jan 19th midnight.
- Winner will be selected randomly.
- Giveaway is open to US only.
Good luck and be sure to check back in to see photos from our editorial shoot.