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Samantha Iacia

Samantha Iacia

Editor

Samantha Iacia has been writing about weddings since 2013, beginning with a weekly wedding column for her hometown newspaper. She specializes in bridal fashion and jewelry, wedding decor, wedding flowers, and all things aesthetic. As the WeddingWire Editor, she can be found bookmarking new wedding trends, helping out on set at a photo shoot, or working on the team’s Digital Editorial Style Guide. Twice a year, she attends and reports on New York Bridal Fashion Week. Originally from Catonsville, Maryland, Samantha now lives in Washington, D.C., where you’ll usually catch her on her way to get a chai latte, rewatching Harry Potter for the zillionth time, or looking at pictures of other people’s cats.
Experience

In her seven years at WeddingWire, Samantha has written hundreds of articles, served as a stylist on multiple photo and video shoots, and managed the team’s real wedding features. Previously, Samantha spent two years as a lifestyle and features contributor for Baltimore Sun Media. In addition to writing a weekly real weddings column for The Baltimore Sun, she covered Charm City’s local shopping scene, pulled products for fashion and home decor magazine photo shoots, and occasionally worked out with local retiree fitness groups—all in the name of journalism.   

Samantha has also written for Johns Hopkins University and Baltimore magazine, where she reported on food and nightlife news as an intern in college. She started her writing career as an editorial intern at the now-folded Chesapeake Home + Living magazine, where she did everything from blogging and curating Pinterest boards to choosing stylish dog beds for a holiday gift guide, steaming clothes for photo shoots, and dressing models on set. 

Education

Samantha attended Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication/Media Studies–Journalism and a minor in English Literature. During her time at Towson, she spent a semester as an exchange student at Leeds Beckett University in Leeds, England, where she studied digital journalism. 

Accolades Samantha was quoted by Fox Business about bachelor/bachelorette parties and the 2021 wedding boom Samantha was quoted by Pittsburgh Tribune-Review about wedding planning personalization Samantha was quoted by Lulus blog about planning a wedding in 2021 and outdoor wedding tips Samantha was quoted on TODAY.com discussing tips for hosting a small wedding Samantha was quoted by STYLECASTER in an article about wedding dress trends Samantha was quoted in an article on PopSugar about 2021 wedding trends Samantha was quoted in an article on Who What Wear about shoe mistakes to avoid on your wedding day Samantha was quoted as an expert on engagement ring trends in an article by Real Simple Samantha contributed to an article about wedding planning do’s and don’ts for Parade WeddingWire Q&A with Samantha What is your ideal wedding style?

Flowers. Flowers everywhere, specifically garden roses, because they’re my favorite and looking at them brings me so much joy. My ideal wedding style is a combination of Old World romance balanced with a touch of elegant bohemian—mismatched chinoiserie, brass candlesticks, big wooden farmhouse tables. And couples’ portraits during golden hour will be non-negotiable.   

Dream honeymoon location?

When I studied abroad, I fell in love with the English countryside (and still dream about it almost daily). It’s so picturesque, and the tiny villages and hamlets across the country are almost too charming. If not England, I’d go to southern Italy where I have family roots and spend the honeymoon drinking wine and eating pizza every day. 

What would be your first dance song?

“Oh What A World” by Kasey Musgraves 

Favorite celebrity wedding look?

There are a lot. Currently, I'm loving the dress that actress Ashley Greene wore for her wedding ceremony in 2018—it's a gorgeous fitted gown by Katie May with a scoop cowl neckline, plunging back, and just a hint of lace. I think it's the perfect combination of sexy and classy.   

Articles published by Samantha Iacia

7 Trendy Wedding Flower Ideas That Will Stand Out in 2022
Wedding Flowers
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6 Wedding Color Palettes That Will Be Everywhere in 2022
Wedding Decor
Get a first look at the 2022 wedding colors that will make your special day totally worthy of the ‘gram.
These 25 Festive Color Palettes Were Made for a Winter Wedding
Wedding Decor
'Tis the season for jewel tones, metallic accent colors, and muted pastels.
These 21 Rough-Cut Diamond Engagement Rings Are One of a Kind
Rings & Jewelry
If you're looking for something more daring than the basic brilliant cut, these natural diamonds will bring an entirely unique vibe to your ring finger.
How (and Why) the Tradition of Wedding Rings Has Changed Over Time
Rings & Jewelry
This now-romantic tradition has practical roots that date back to ancient civilization.
21 Ways to Wear a Veil With Your Wedding Hairstyle
Bridal Hair
Add this elegant accessory to your bridal look by using these ideas as inspiration.
30 Comfortable Wedding Shoes You'll Never Want to Take Off
Bride & Bridesmaids
No aching arches or pinched toes here. Shop these wedding shoes that are comfortable *and* cute.
6 Themes for Outdoor Weddings That Always Hit the Mark
Wedding Decor
Not sure how to decorate your outdoor wedding venue? We've got you covered.
33 Non-Diamond Engagement Rings That Still Have Plenty of Sparkle
Rings & Jewelry
Not into everyday diamonds? Check out these colorful gemstones and unique engagement rings instead.
The Top 5 Engagement Ring Trends You'll See Everywhere in 2022
Rings & Jewelry
Prepare to see these sparkly styles in dozens of engagement announcements this year.
18 Summer Wedding Color Combos That Always Look Good
Wedding Decor
Embrace the happy mood of the season with these color palettes that have all the right vibes.
28 Christmas Ornaments for Your First Holiday as Newlyweds
Lifestyle
Whether you're shopping for yourself or a special couple, a "just married" ornament is a thoughtful way mark this milestone.
The Top 5 Bridesmaid Dress Trends to Know for 2022 Weddings
Bride & Bridesmaids
Your 'maids will thank you for making them look so stylish.
12 Stately Libraries in the U.S. Where You Can Get Married
Places to Celebrate
Start the next chapter of your love story by saying "I do" at these beautiful library wedding venues across the country.
26 Anniversary Gift Ideas to Celebrate 10 Years of Marriage
Lifestyle
It's been a decade since the "I do"s—honor the occasion with these thoughtful gifts for your spouse or a beloved couple.
6 Wedding Dress Trends That Will Be Everywhere in 2022
Bride & Bridesmaids
We've got your first look at the newest bridal trends and what's going to be popular for wedding dresses in 2022.