bridebook Staff

The bridebook staff just celebrated their 5th anniversary and are so proud to share your love stories and inspire newly engaged couples throughout the state.


Liz Long


Liz Long is the Editor of bridebook and Associate Editor for LeisureMedia360, which includes writing articles and managing social media for The RoanokerBlue Ridge Country, and of course, bridebook. She loves seeing your meet-cutes and thoughtful proposals (and all those food photos!), and will do just about anything to pet your dogs.

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Julie Mayer

Sales Director

Julie Mayer is the Sales Director for bridebook, as well as other LeisureMedia360 publications, including The Roanoker and The Menu Guide. A member of team bridebook since the publication’s debut, Julie is passionate about working with wedding vendors in the area to promote their services to local couples!

Kasey Smith

Ad Coordinator

Kasey Smith is the Ad Coordinator for bridebook. Weddings have always been very special to Kasey. Whether she is hard at work planning a wedding, or helping produce this awesome resource for brides-to-be, it’s a dream come true for her to take part in your special day!


Julianne Rainone

Art Director

As art director of bridebook,
Julianne Rainone is a graphic designer and editorial photographer for several LeisureMedia360 publications. With a love for details, imagery, and design, she is enthusiastic be part of bridebook and help create an exceptional resource and memento for past and future newlyweds. 


Jake Ryan Saunders

co-Art Director

Jake Ryan Saunders is an Art Director for LeisureMedia360. Born and raised in the Blue Ridge foothills of Virginia, he developed a passion for music and art a young age, leading him to pursue a career in design. After planning and designing his own wedding for a year and half where he married a wedding photographer, Jake was excited to lend his expertise to the design and style of bridebook.