Wedding guide adds two, launches website
Southern Maryland Weddings of Waldorf has spent almost 15 years making wedding planning easier. A new website and two new partners are going to improve it further, according to Kimberly Bean, founder and CEO of the firm.
“I am ecstatic to welcome my son, Richard Bean, and his fiancée, Desh Kostanyan, to the leadership here at Southern Maryland Weddings,” Bean said in a news release. “These two are young and creative, and they are helping to breathe new life into our publication.”
Richard Bean will serve as vice president and creative director. He earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in sound design from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
“My fiancée and I have been engaged since last summer, and I think that helps us under- stand what engaged couples are looking for,” Richard said.
Kostanyan will be Southern Maryland Wedding’s sales and marketing director. She holds a degree in marketing from California State University, Los Angeles, and a cosmetology license for hair and makeup. “There is a lot to be excited about, and this is truly the perfect time for us to join Southern Maryland Weddings,” she said in the release. “I will get to share my own engagement with other brides — and see their special and magical moments as we grow together.”
The planning company’s website, www.SoMdWeddings.com, will be redesigned to make it easier for brides to use. The new site will be mobile-friendly so that engaged couples can more easily interact on their smartphones and tablets. Readers will also see updated email newsletters and branding on Southern Maryland Weddings’ social media.
Future plans include a Southern Maryland Weddings mobile app and a redesigned print edition that couples will be able to pick up at bridal shows and select wedding vendors in Southern Maryland.
The Beans and Kostanyan are also planning a bridal show, called A Bridal Affair, and a Southern Maryland Dream Wedding Giveaway. The bridal show is Sunday, Feb. 12, at Middleton Hall in Waldorf. For more information, go to www. SoMdWeddings.com.