Letter From The Editor


It’s hard to say what the next chapter of the you-know-what has in store for us (don’t make us utter that P word again), but at Sophisticated Weddings, we’re feeling optimistic. Weddings have seen some hard times, but love has prevailed. Vendors are busier than ever, couples – with certain provisions and adaptations – are having their cake and eating it too, and events are picking up yet again, albeit a little differently. 

While there’s been more than a fair amount of “unexpected” over the course of the last couple of years, we’re finally seeing the serendipity. Life and weddings may be looking a little different, but they’re happening. Love is here to stay. The beat goes on, and here at Sophisticated Weddings, we’ll never stop drumming for you, because your adoration is our inspiration.

A great example of some marching to that beat would be The Pierre Hotel, where this edition’s cover and main feature was photographed. This legendary New York icon has been a fixture on Fifth Avenue (and

within the weddings scene) for over 90 years. It has seen The Great Depression, World Wars, etc. It was going to take more than a pandemic to stop The Pierre from offering any less than it is known for. In fact, as of press time, The PIerre Hotel is about to reopen its magnificent ballroom after a complete renovation.

The Pierre wasn’t the only [venue] that used the slowdown during the pandemic to make some enhancements. Crystal Plazas in New Jersey also debuted some gorgeously renovated rooms. We photographed “Impractical Jokers” star James “Murr” Murray and his newlywed wife there for a feature about planning to celebrate the first wedding anniversary. 

So here we are... moving forward, reinvigorated. Here for you to have and to hold, let’s hold on tight to your dreams together.



Yours to honor yesterday, seize the present, and commence tomorrow,



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