I’ve Been Published!!!

It has been excruciating to keep this under wraps the last two+ months, so I’m ready to shout it from the rooftop:


Back in October, the Creative Director for EA Bride – a new magazine that caters to the Greater Kansas City area – called me to meet with her at a local restaurant. Once there, she presented me with a roll of ribbon. “This,” she said, “is your inspiration. It’s up to you what you do with it.”

A couple of weeks later I found myself in the ballroom of the beautiful, sprawling Lone Summit Ranch setting up a table. Being SO leery of “jinxing” myself, I kind of kept it low-key. Last night, Sheri and I attended the Preview Party for the magazine’s Winter issue at The Stanley in Lee’s Summit, MO. (For those of you who don’t know, the Winter issue is traditionally the biggest and most widely read issue of quarterly bridal magazines as Christmas, New Year’s and Valentine’s Day engagements prompt happy couples to start the planning process.) I have to tell you…I felt kind of like being a supporting cast member at a movie premiere! We really got the red carpet treatment, and it was fun to meet many of the other vendors whose work is showcased in the magazine.

I hope to get photos from the photographer who shot the table in the next couple of weeks or so, and I’ll post those as soon as I do. You’ll be able to see the detail of the table elements that aren’t visible in this photocopied image. For those of you in the Greater Kansas City area, pick up a copy of EA Bride at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Price Chopper, Hy-Vee, Hen House Markets, KU Bookstore, K-State Bookstore, and even in some hospital gift shops! I’m on page 52!!!

Pictures from the party…

Cake by Sherrie's Cake Magic (Photo by Sheri L. Grant)

Click here for information on Sherrie’s Cake Magic who created the party cake!

Me with Stanley Historic Event Space owner Cindy King (Photo by Sheri L. Grant)


Chatting with sales director Treasa Hershberger. (Photo by Sheri L. Grant)

L to R: Publisher Christie Scott, Creative Director Anne Kelly Acock, me, floral designer Ashley Hotka. (Photo by Sheri L. Grant)


I know, I know… it’s not that big of a deal, but it’s a big deal to me!!! My work as a wedding planner/designer and business owner has been the subject of many different articles in various publications, but this is the first time for my new venture and I’m doggone psyched about it!!! 🙂

Look for photos from the photo shoot (courtesy of Phoenix Photography) in the next few weeks!

I’m once again joining Susan and the other tablescapers at Between Naps on the Porch!

Between Naps On The Porch

20 thoughts on “I’ve Been Published!!!

  1. Alycia!!!! Congratulations, this is the most wonderful news. I am excited for you as well. I remember the thrill of it… What a cool venue too. You will share right? can you?


    • Hi, Marlis! How are you this week? I will share the photos when the photographer sends them to me. We were unable to publish anything until the publication hit the newsstands. It’s pretty much a free for all now. I’ll share photos of the photo shoot when I get them.


  2. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! You have had a wonderful career in wedding planning and have great creativity and detail in your tablescaping. Someday you will publish you own book. I’m proud of you.



  3. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have had a wonderful career in the field and you’re headed for greatness with your Tablescapes. Keep up the creativity and one day you will publish your own book.



    • Thank you, Martha! I guess I just look at a some of my friends and former colleagues who have moved on to having books published, etc. and it’s not a big deal by comparison. I have to stop putting myself down like that I guess. Bad habit! Have a great weekend!!!


  4. Alycia, I am in awe of all your talents!! You clearly make this world a more beautiful place!

    And I have you for a neighbor!!!!

    Mary Ellen


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