Be Inspired’s Wedding Public Relations Blog!

Finally! Ta da… the blog has arrived! It has been a labor of love and although there have been challenges along the way I’m thrilled to finally get this beauty up and running and ready for readers! So welcome everyone and thank you for being a part of this.

For those of you who are now being introduced to me, my name is Leila Khalil, and I am the proud owner of Be Inspired Public Relations, a boutique marketing and PR firm with an expertise in the wedding industry. I have created this blog to be the voice that  reaches out to teach about Wedding PR, to connect brides to vendors, to share vendors with the media (and visa versa). There will be amazing wedding industry talents highlighted as well as a behind the scenes look into many respected wedding magazines, television shows, and blogs and the people who run them. It will be a unique read for my wedding industry enthusiasts and hopefully something that each of you can learn and take inspiration from!

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image courtesy of Amelia Lyon

While on my professional journey I’ve worked on weddings and events with budgets that can boast the “crafty do it your self” intimate affairs to the over the top $1M dollar productions. I’ve been a part of teams and organizations that have put together masterpieces in the industry and in 2007 I found my true passion: Mags, Media, and Marketing united with of all things WEDDINGS. You can read more about what I do today as a wedding publicist on the “about this” section of my blog as well as more information about what we do at Be Inspired PR.

Some personal tid bits about me: I’m a Los Angeles native, currently residing in one of Southern California’s coastal towns- yes, I’m a true Californian. I am an avid traveler, wine enthusiast, and posses a healthy zeal for literature. I am the oldest of 5, and am a product of my well rounded, very close knit, loving and albeit entertaining family. They keep me grounded, they keep me motivated, and they keep me striving to be the best I can be.

Most of you don’t know that I have a special guy in my life and am recently engaged! Tony took me to one of our favorite spots in the California wine country and asked me to marry him-it was one of the sweetest proposals I have heard ( and I’m not being bias! well maybe a little!) and now it’s time for us to plan our wedding ( I’m already overwhelmed by all the choices. HELP!). Here are some pictures from that fabulous day.

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What’s inspiring to me? Wow, there is really too much to list it all. Aside from my loved ones as I’ve already noted, one of the points I’d like to highlight is that quiet time and quality time are near and dear to me. There is no time like the present, and we have to live in the moment. I’ll be sharing some more of my favorite inspirations with all of you in the days and weeks to come.

I’ll be posting daily (Monday- Friday) and I’m thrilled to bring you a unique perspective on the wedding industry. Each day I will share something different: Wedding PR tips, vendor highlights, gorgeous weddings, featured clients, media interviews and magazine, blogger, and TV show highlights. Aside from this “get to know me” monstrous post today, I am a big promoter of blog posts being short and sweet. That is just how I like them. Other blogs may give dissertations on “how to” (design, plan, tweet, etc…) but one thing you’ll notice about my posts is they will not be super heavy on text but in contrast a nice balance of insights and inspirations. When I am blog surfing I love reading highlights but being visually captured by stunning images… That’s what you can expect from me. I like to think of it as short blasts of information that will incite, excite, and inspire!

Special thanks to Mint Wich Design for Jordan’s help with  taking my vision for the blog’s design and bringing it to life- Follow her on Twitter ! And thanks to my tech wiz brother Jacque and good friend Jonathan who took the designs and turned them into the blog i have today. Couldn’t have done it without all of their help.

In closing here is one of  my favorite inspiration boards from snippet and ink. It just brightens up the day…enjoy!
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  • http://www.jessiealexisphotography.com Jessie

    I love your blog! The design is stunning, and I can’t wait to be inspired by you daily!

  • Simply Exquisite

    Love the blog. Congrats on your engagement!!

  • http://www.tinywaterblog.com caroline

    Love the blog Leila, it’s so you!! And a big congrats. Hope to see you again soon

  • http://bonnietsang.bigfolioblog.com bonnie tsang

    Congrats on your new blog, can’t wait to see more! You are a true inspiration!

  • http://www.doobydesign.com Aisha Holly

    Leila, congrats:) I will be adding you to my list of daily blog reads. Look forward for what’s to come!!

  • http://emily-photo.com Emily

    Really excited to follow along! I love the blog design & your bio, congrats!!!

  • http://www.jasminestarblog.com Jasmine*

    So, so, so proud of you!! Can’t wait to see the blogging diva you become! ;)
    xoox

  • http://www.medinaphotography.blogspot.com Rob & Lara Medina

    It’s beautiful!!! Very elegant and inspiring! Congratulations and welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!!

    ~Lara

  • http://greenweddingshoes.com Jen@GreenWeddingShoes

    Leila – The blog looks great! Can’t wait to follow along. I know you have a lot of great ideas/advice to offer. Welcome to the blogging world!!

  • http://www.uniquityinvitations.com Tammy Lyon

    Very excited for this blog! Excited for it to become my new daily read!

  • http://bridelines.blogspot.com Bridelines

    The blog looks great, congrats!

  • http://snippetandink.blogspot.com Kathryn

    Yay – looking forward to what you’ve got in store for us!

  • http://www.oncewed.com Emily

    Congrats on the launch! Looking forward to following along!!

  • http://EventStyle101.blogspot.com EventStyle101

    Congrats!!!! Your blog looks great…..just add u to my list =)

  • http://www.sweetandsaucyshop.com Melody @ Sweet & Saucy Shop

    Love your blog! So excited to see all your new posts!

  • http://www.inthenowweddings.com Amanda Auer [In The Now]

    LOVE it Leila! :)

  • http://relentlessbride.com AmyJean @RelentlessBride

    Great new blog! :) Love it!

  • Kellee Khalil

    Loving your blog! So Inspiring…

    Good job!

  • http://www.pearlseventsblog.com Aletha | Pearls Events

    Congrats to you, Leila. I’m looking forward to reading along on your new blog journey. The blog design is gorgeous – Jordan did a fabulous job!

  • http://www.karyhevents.com kary heimbach- kary h events

    Congratulations on your beautiful new blog…..I look forward to reading your daily wisdom and inspiration!
    xoxox

  • tamiko

    Congrats Leila looks great and looking forward reading your tips, inspirations, and insights in the world of weddings.

  • http://www.thegreenhangershop.com Judy

    Wow, what a wonderful start! I look forward to following your blog!

  • http://www.moderndayfloral.com Jenn-Modern Day Floral

    Congratulations Leila the site is absolutely gorgeous and the picture of you is simply STUNNING! Thank you so much for the love and I can’t wait for my daily dose of inspiration!!!!!

  • http://www.penandink-calligraphy.com Lisa – Pen & Ink

    Looking forward to your posts! Congratulations!

  • http://www.elysiumblog.com Julie from Elysium

    Congrats on the blog Leila!! You have such a fresh view of the industry… I can’t wait to read & see more!!

  • http://www.studiolozano.com Marianne Lozano

    congrats, blog looks awesome! looking forward to reading more…

  • http://www.in-any-event.org Jodi {In Any Event}

    So excited for you, Leila! I can’t tell you how proud I am to call you my publicist. YOU inspire ME! Each and every day :) Love you dear!

  • http://www.iamaposer.com Poser

    looks great. its an exciting time, isnt it? :)

    :P

  • http://www.byyoursideevents.com Eliana@BYSE

    Leila, I am so happy to see that your blog has launched! I look forward to your daily posts. Most importantly, CONGRATS on your engagement!

  • http://www.abryanphoto.com Jeremy Carter

    The site looks great! I love the clean look and feel. Looking forward to seeing more.

  • http://www.engagingeventsbyali.com Alil Phillips

    Congrats on the new blog and congrats on the engagement!

  • http://www.jaredwilsonphotography.com Jared Wilson Photography

    Wow! I’m so excited about this! Can’t wait to see more and to learn a thing or two!

  • http://www.regalaffair.com Jennifer Jasiczek

    First off, Congratulations on the engagement! Oh my goodness, how exciting and to be surrounded by wedding professionals, the choices will be so hard when you have the best at your fingertips. Secondly, congrats on the blog, I’ve been looking forward to it. I’m waiting to be inspired Mon – Fri!
    best wishes, jennifer

  • http://www.DiannaHart.com Dianna Hart

    Wow Leila, the new Blog is absolutely beautiful. Super nice job!

  • http://blog.catieronquillo.com Catie

    Stoked to see your blog launch!! :D Looking forward to what you have in store!

  • http://www.weddify.com isha foss

    Congratulations on all your new beginnings!

  • Christia

    Great job, Lei! Can’t wait to tune in and see a little piece of my BFF each day. :)

  • http://www.bobanddawndavis.com Dawn & Bob Davis

    So excited for you! You’re going to rock the blogging world…! And much happiness to you and Tony. Marriage is absolutely wonderful… even after 16 years. It just keeps getting better and better.

  • http://www.momentaldesigns.com Kristy R.

    Wow Leila, congrats on the lovely blog! I’m excited to see more!

  • http://www.mbweddingdesigns.com MB ~ Michelle

    Congrats on the blog Leila and on your engagement. I look forward to reading Inspired by This on a daily basis!

  • Polka Dot Bride

    Congratulations on your engagement Leila! I’m looking forward to following your blog!

  • http://kateharrisonphotography.com Kate Harrison

    I LOVE IT!!! Congrats!!!! :) FABULOUS!!

  • http://www.SeByEvelyn.com Evelyn Duran

    Beautiful Blog, Congratulations on the Blog and the Engagement!!! I look forward to adding to my daily blog ritual :)

  • http://www.shoot-scoop.com Laura Bruen

    BEAUTIFUL BLOG! Congratulations on your engagement. Best of luck!

  • http://www.realcardstudio.com Real Card Studio

    Excited about your blog! And congrats on your engagement!

  • http://fmndesign.com Forget Me Not Design

    It’s beautiful! Congratulations!!

  • http://www.yazyjo.com Yazy

    Congratulations!! Beautiful blog :)

  • http://blog.bellasignature.com Daniela – Bella Signature

    What a great way to start a blog – it looks beautiful – looking forward to watching your inspirations! Love the design of the blog, very well done. Congratulations on your engagement – how will you ever choose form all the amazing stuff out there? That was a really difficult part for me. :)
    Congratulations on all your new endeavors!

  • http://www.in-any-event-blog.blogspot.com/ Jillian {In Any Event}

    The site looks great Leila! Congratulations, I look forward to following you!

  • http://www.alisabenay.com Margo (AlisaBenayATL)

    The blog is fresh, informative and fun. Well done! Best wishes for your upcoming marriage. Looking forward to hearing all about the details!

  • http://with--this--ring.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default Darci

    Congratulations on both the blog and your engagement! I am really looking forward to reading along and absorbing your insights.

  • http://www.so-fabuluxe.com Rachelle | So Fabuluxe!

    Leila – Congratulations {twice} One for a fantastic and inspiring blog. Secondly, on your engagement! Thanks for your recent help, your insight gives me something to shoot for! Wishing you all the best that life has to offer!

  • http://exquisite-weddings.com Alexandra

    Perfect! It’s like I’ve hit the jackpot of info. Looking forward to reading the blog.

  • http://www.OneWed.com Jen N @OneWed.com

    Congrats & Congrats, Leila! Looking forward to reading along.

  • http://www.littlepinkbookevents.com Keli@Little Pink Book Events

    I love the new blog, and cannot wait to tune in regularly!

  • http://www.joyfulweddingsandevents.blogspot.com Joyful Weddings and Events

    I love it!

  • Amy Lewis

    Wow Leila! – as always, your vision is beautiful. Congrats on all your success. Much love — Amy

  • http://www.halbergphotographers.com Tim Halberg

    great blog! look forward to reading more in the future and learning!

  • http://www.thebridescafe.com Janie

    Congrats Leila…the site looks fab and I’ll see you next week…xoxoxo

  • http://www.lauriearons.blogspot.com laurie arons

    I LOVE your blog. I just found on on snippet and ink. I can’t stop smiling when I look at it. Amazing job!!

  • http://pswhittingham.com New York City Wedding Photographer

    The site feels lovely. I like the feel of it. Reminds me of California :)

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    You blog is very interesting and I am amazed to see that so many people are commenting on this. Thans for the posting such a good blog.

  • http://www.yaekophotography.com Sarasota Wedding

    Love this blog !!! Great job.

  • http://www.brookeleephotography.com.au Brooke Lee Photography

    Love the Site, Love the Blog. Will be watching to see what’s new over the in the US :-)

  • http://www.foreverspecialmoments.com Roslyn Rittmeyer

    Love your work!