Contact

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Dawn Shields

Dawn Shields
Publisher / Editor In Chief
dawn@metbride.com

An international award winning photographer and national speaker, Dawn is a jet-setter, traveling the world to bring back the newest in wedding trends to inspire you. She can occasionally be spotted at the bridal expo with Monet [her spoiled blind dog] in tow. Her heart for artistry and passion for photography help shape Metropolitan Bride into the iconic business it is today. [OK maybe iconic is a bit much, but a girl's got to dream!]

STARBUCKS DRINK OF CHOICE >
Tall > Non-Fat > One Honey > Cappuccino



  Megan Rallis

Megan Rallis
Publisher / Creative Director
meg@metbride.com

If it involves creativity, you can bet Meg has her hand in it. Whether it is the magazine, bridal expo, website, or some crazy robot sculpture for her desk, Megan is right in the middle of it. If you are bored with your latest advertising campaign, need some fresh creative ideas, or just want to know how to make a paper mache pinata, get a hold of her, and she'll blow your mind! Simply put, Meg is as awesome as a peanut butter cupcake (which also happens to be her favorite!). Oh, and Meg hates orphan pens (she is slightly obsessed with keeping her pens in colored sets). So, don't mess with them...seriously.

STARBUCKS DRINK OF CHOICE >
Venti > Skinny > Sugar-Free Vanilla > Latte


Alicia Dodson
Office Admisistrator
alicia@metbride.com

From creating spreadsheets to QuickBooks entries, Alicia can do it all. She possesses the mathematical genius that keeps the business from flying off the face of the earth. Without Alicia (and her heart of gold) the creatives in the office would all be chasing some shiny ball down the street. We thank Alicia for keeping us on task on a daily basis! She is our sassy, straight-shootin’, get ‘er done kinda gal! When she sends you an email, you better respond or she’ll getcha… trust me! 

STARBUCKS DRINK OF CHOICE >
Venti > White Chocolate  >  Mocha  > Frappuccino


Jessica Bertholdi April Gebken
Operations Manager
april@metbride.com

Where to begin with April's office title, she tackles everything from accounting to sales. She is completly unforgettable, once you meet her you will feel like you have a new best friend. We are truly lucky she is now onboard, even though she is a Cowboys fan (GO REDSKINS). Next time you see her ask her to do a stanza or two from her state winning performance, of The Yellow Wallpaper . ;)

STARBUCKS DRINK OF CHOICE >
Hot Chocolate (true kid at heart)


 

Nick Dodge
Staff Photographer
nick@metbride.com

Meet Nick. No, he is not the paparazzi. Although you may find him roaming about your business taking pictures, he is harmless. Nick has apprenticed under Dawn for years, and now we have recruited him to help you showcase your business. Nick is responsible for various imagery you may find in the magazine and online. Nick's hobbies include long walks on the beach, 80s music, and surfing the internet in search of the perfect tie to add to his collection.

STARBUCKS DRINK OF CHOICE >
Grande > Caramel > Frappuccino


Baby G
V.P. of Office Destruction
Baby G is sometimes better known as G-Zilla.

As a small business ourselves, we enjoy sharing our office with Jessica's toddler, Baby G. We will warn you, however, that the phone is his newest favorite office toy...so many buttons! So, it is possible that you will receive a random phone call from our office mascot G-Zilla [although he usually calls China].

STARBUCKS DRINK OF CHOICE >
Grande > Banana Smoothie


Monet

Monet
Public Relations

He has no email, silly. He is blind. Oh... and he is a dog.

Monet spends his day lounging about, I mean, patrolling the office and warning us of intruders. So, if you hear a dog barking when you call the office, just remember to give a shout out to Mr. Monet.

STARBUCKS DRINK OF CHOICE >
Pupaccino [and we are not even kidding, this truly exists]