About Us

Publisher, Founder: Kimberly Dean

Valley Bride Wedding Guide, Publisher Kimberly Dean

As a pro wedding photographer, a veteran of the publishing world, and a current resident of the Greenspring Valley corridor, starting VBWG was a no-brainer for me… just seemed right in every way! 

As the world of photography led me to shooting more and more weddings… I fell in love with the entire wedding process: the details, the love stories, the people who unite to create these breathtaking events.

One day, it dawned on me… 

“Why not publish a wedding guide?”

Greenspring Valley served as my initial inspiration as it’s FULL of amazing wedding venues, majestic horse country and landscapes. It’s also home to my horses. You may notice a constant in all of our magazine issues: horses. One way or another, we find a way to show off a horse in relation to weddings because, well… why not?!

In every issue, my mission is to deliver unique, helpful, and inspirational content to ease your wedding planning stress and make the process fun.

But, above all else, I want to share REAL experiences. Real weddings. Real vendor stories… and original content. Content written just for you that focuses uniquely on Maryland weddings – Greenspring Valley weddings – and, of course, Baltimore weddings! 

Now, to introduce my lifelong friend and new addition to the Valley Bride family…

Content Writer, Advertising Assistant: Kelly Lynn Smith 

Valley Bride Wedding Guide, Content Writer Kelly SmithKelly Smith brings us an array of talents… from her writing skills to her personality… she’s a tremendous asset to our publication! 

Over the years, Kelly’s involvement with weddings includes assisting pro-photographers, baking wedding day cakes and desserts, and even completing courses in wedding planning!