The On-line Rhode Island Wedding Guide is published by Sapphire Solutions. Sapphire Solutions is a web development company that specializes in developing internet solutions for the wedding industry and has developed web sites for many local wedding businesses, including wedding shows, reception sites, photographers, and more.
Our staff includes:
Deborah Weckesser, Founder
Deborah started the On-Line Rhode Island Wedding Guide while planning her own wedding in 1998. After trying to use search engines and the national wedding sites to plan her wedding, she knew there had to be a better way! The RI Wedding Guide started out as a simple site with only a few hundred visitors each month and has grown into the leading resource for Rhode Island couples with over 30,000 visitors each month.
Dawn McGrath, Editor-in-Chief
Dawn is a web designer that specializes in developing unique and creative web sites for wedding businesses. Her focus is maintaining RIWeddingGuide.com - coordinating monthly prizes, creating and scheduling newsletters, adding helpful planning articles and much more.
Danielle Timmons, Contributing Author & Wedding Blogger
Danielle is our resident wedding expert and keeps track of the latest wedding trends and fashions. She writes articles for both our site and newsletter. Danielle also manages our wedding blog, and social media efforts on Twitter (@riweddingguide) and Facebook.
Diane Smith, Contributing Author
Diane has written many articles and newsletters for our site. She also corresponds with brides that submit questions and comments to us. Each bride receives a personalized email from Diane. Diane is also responsible for managing our online wedding leads.
Andrea DiFabio, Contributing Author
Andrea writes for both our site and wedding blog. She often does interesting research articles about the latest wedding trends.