Bodas USA, First Spanish-language bridal magazine in the US is now in CA
SANTA ANA, CA. — Bodas USA La Revista, the first Spanish-bridal magazine in the United States celebrated its launch with a well-attended reception and runway show in Orange County, California where top fashion designer Mitzy was present.
Featured in the runway show were gowns from Mitzy International collection and Maggie Sottero as well as other top designers worn by the beautiful models that added a touch of glamour to the launch event, that was led by renowned runway coordinator Luisa Ruiz of PromoEvents and Margarita Ceron of Minguita’s Bridal.
“I have worked many years in the wedding industry and I am so excited to see for the first-time in the United States a Spanish-language bridal magazine that is top quality and that features our Latino weddings in a very unique way”, said Ceron who is the exclusive dealer of Mitzy International in California and whose bridal gowns were featured in the premiere issue.
Earlier in the day, the magazine held a press conference in Los Angeles, California that was attended by radio personalities and cover couple Argelia Atilano and Omar Velasco of Univision Radio K-LOVE 107.5 FM.
The magazine is now available in convenient stores, bookstores and in major Hispanic areas throughout California. During the second phase of its distribution strategy, the 160 page glossy magazine with a cover price of $4.99 will be available in parts of the East Coast, Southwest, as well as border cities in Mexico.
“The response we have received from readers indicate that we have surpassed their expectations, we have delivered on our promise to provide brides and grooms to be with a top-notch editorial publication that takes into account their Culture and their Language and that is our motto:
Your Wedding, Your Culture, Your Language,” said publisher Lilian de la Torre-Jimenez, a former newspaper reporter, editor and magazine writer.
“Our editorial team is made up of Latino professionals from across the country who are experts in wedding planning, cuisine, travel, relationships, nutrition, entertainment, photography and in many more areas, but most Importantly our stories are not translations but rather written in Spanish with a cultural touch that only Latinos can relate to,” said Bodas USA La Revista editor Katia Ramirez-Blankley, former features editor of La Opinión, the largest Spanish-language in the nation.
The premiere Winter/Spring 2008 issue showcases 70 bridal gowns from the Alfred Angelo, Watter Brides, Romona Keveza and Renée Strauss of Beverly Hills collections.
Some of the features include the wedding of two-time World Boxing Champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce, as well as a column on relationships from renowned psychologist and book author Dr. Ana Nogales, horoscopes for brides to be by astrologer guru Victor Yepez and a “Roccomania” section by top Miami stylist Leo Rocco.
In its home décor section the magazine features IKEA, Liz Claiborne Home Collection, Colchas Cristina from Kohls and Target appliances. In its travel section the magazine offers tips for destination weddings in Mexico and the Caribbean.