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Designer Spotlight – Barbara Wallace

At last week’s San Diego ABC meeting I had the honor to welcome back an amazing guest speaker and one of my idols in the wedding industry: Barbara Wallace, a premier wedding planner turned author and publisher based in Orange County. Barbara is one of only a handful wedding planners who have been named Master Bridal Consultants, which is the highest designation given by the Association of Bridal Consultants. She is also the recipient of numerous Gala Awards for marvelously orchestrated weddings, and she appeared on several TV shows including Platinum Weddings on WE and Extreme Weddings on TLC.

Barbara’s talent is undisputable: just take a look at her portfolio online and you will see her creativity at work, ranging from a tropical-themed tented celebration to an Indian-style wedding, or a wedding featured on the TV show The Real Housewives of Orange County. In addition to being a true professional, Barbara is incredibly down to earth, outgoing and fun, and to me this means perfection.

Barbara is the co-author of the brand new book Beautiful Bride from Every Angle: Look Great in Every Photo…and in Life! which she co-wrote with Stylist Annie Withers and Photographer Lars Wanberg.

Filled with beautiful pictures from past weddings, this book is an excellent resource for brides and grooms with precious information on how to develop or enhance their wedding style. Barbara gives advice on how to make their wedding day as calm and beautiful as possible; Annie provides beauty trade secrets, while Lars explains the different styles of photography and shares valuable tips on working with a photographer on their wedding day.

The book is available through ZinGiBer Publishing.

Visit Barbara’s website for more information about her company and the gorgeous weddings she plans. You will fall in love with her style, too!

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