In our annual Palm Beach Brides issue, Wellington The Magazine sits down with local wedding venues to discuss the recent changes due to COVID-19. And although the pandemic has made couples take a detour on the road to tying the knot, we are happy to report that, “Love is most certainly not canceled.” We were happy to hear how so many couples plan on going forward with their big day. Also in our Palm Beach Brides section, we help couples explore local venues and bridal gown options, hear from experts in the industry on current trends, and take a trip down 25 years of love, with a look back featuring Lenyce and Al Boyd.
     Meanwhile, the local real estate market is booming — particularly for agents and clients who are tech-savvy and understand how to use all the virtual tools that have revolutionized the industry. We chat about this and other real estate trends with Shelley Sandler and Mary Miller, two of Wellington’s leading Realtors associated with Illustrated Properties.
     Wellington’s Julie and Aaron Menitoff are well-known as a catering power couple. With the changes brought by the pandemic, they have switched gears and launched CheeseBoarder.com, shipping artistically presented, small-batch, artisanal cheeses and cured meats straight to customers’ doorsteps. As you await the arrival of your cheese and charcuterie board, stop by Mole Cantina Mexicana on State Road 7 and enjoy tasty, unique dishes in an authentic Mexican atmosphere. We take a look at both of these new local offerings in this issue.
     October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we profile survivor Jessica Duemig, who warns that breast cancer is a concern for women of all ages. On the same topic, experts agree that mammograms should remain a priority, even in our uncertain COVID-19 times. We learn about the latest in mammogram technology from Dr. Kathy Schilling, medical director of the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital.
     We hope you enjoy this month’s issue, as you browse through our pages and take in all that our amazing community continues to be. If you will be planning a wedding, be sure to check out our web site and download our Palm Beach Brides checklist to help you with your big day!
     This has truly been a fun issue to put together, and we want to thank the many loyal business partners, advertisers, readers and our team, which is dedicated to making every issue special. As we feel a slight breeze into the fall, we prepare for our annual Equestrian Season Preview issue in November, jam-packed with highlights and what the upcoming winter season will have to offer.

The Dress, And Everything In Between!

​​​executive editor
Joshua I. Manning

Dawn Rivera

senior graphic designer
Stephanie Rodriguez

graphic designers
Nancy Pobiak
Yolanda Cernicky

account managers
​Betty Buglio
Evie Edwards
Joetta Palumbo

Jill Kaskel

Carol Lieberman

Abner Pedraza


Matthew Auerbach
Meredith Burow
Denise Fleischman
Melanie Kopacz
Mike May
Callie Sharkey
M. Dennis Taylor
Y.A. Teitelbaum
Deborah Welky

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​​​​Dawn Rivera

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