Post # 1
As many of you know, eHarmony has been Weddingbee’s home for the past few years.
A few months ago, we began refocusing our efforts and resources on helping people all over the world get into great long-term relationships. Part of that re-focusing effort also meant looking for a new home for Weddingbee, ProjectWedding and JustMommies. It was extremely important that we matched Weddingbee with a team that would love Weddingbee as much as we and you do, and who would take great care of this wonderful Community.
We are pleased to introduce you all to Internet Brands, Weddingbee’s new owner. Internet Brands is a fantastic, community-centric company (so much so that they purchased vBulletin a few years back, which many of you know is a very widely used bulletin board system. We are confident that they will love, honor and cherish the Hive as much as we do!
What does this mean for the hive?
We actually don’t anticipate that much will change for you at all. Mrs. D.G. will continue to be the Community Coordinator and Cathy (Mrs. Penguin) will continue as Editor in Chief. While I won’t be working on the site any longer , I will however be dating in earnest in the hopes that I can someday join you all as a bride-to-be!
On a personal note (and I think I speak for everyone at eHarmony who’s been involved with Weddingbee) it’s been an honor and a delight to be a witness to the incredible devotion, creativity, generosity, friendship and just overall fabulousness that you embody, and it has been SO much fun watching your beautiful weddings come together. Thank you so much for letting us be a part of it – we will miss you!
Post # 3
@Lorienne: hmmm… does that mean eHarmony got bought out or just WeddingBee? (What? I’m nosy! :P)
Post # 4
Best of luck in finding Mr. Right Lori!! xo
Post # 5
hmmm maybe there can be some appropriate much needed policy changes in regard to being able to delete our own posts.
Post # 6
Sad to see you go, Lorienne, but I hope you join back up as a regular poster soon. 🙂
Post # 7
@Zinzerena: Weddingbee was purchased from eHarmony, there’s no ownership change for eHarmony itself.
Thank you CupCakeMeg! I had a GREAT third date this weekend so, we’ll see how that goes!
Post # 8
Good luck on the dating scene, Lori!
I hope this means that the new owners are better equipped to handle the tech demands of such a large board so we can see less of the maintenance man!
Post # 9
My name is TaliaRose. I work with the company Internet Brands. We are located in sunny and warm El Segundo, California, overlooking LAX (Los Angeles Airport) and more importantly, the Pacific Ocean! I am excited to get to know all of you and to help out as needed.
I realize that parting ways with eHarmony is a shock for many of you. While I am super optimistic about this transition, I understand how some of you might be confused or concerned about what it means for you. Weddingbee is the place you’ve trusted with your personal experiences – the friends and bonds you’ve made here are something you value highly.
Don’t tell my boss, but, I’ve spent the better half of this week looking through all your gorgeous wedding photos and reading your stories. I have to say I am very excited to be a part of the team here because I can see how much love you put into this website.
My main role is to provide support for Cathy/Mrs. Penguin (who will remain the Editor in Chief, of course!), Vicki/Mrs. DG, and Holley/Mrs. Mouse, as well as our moderators and the Weddingbee community.
As Mrs. Penguin mentioned, we now have the benefit of a team of people at Internet Brands that will assist us if there are technical issues on the website, or, if we want to launch new features (fun!). I will help out as much as I can in this process, and champion your ideas, wants, and needs.
So… a little bit about me. I have a background in website management, everything from the technology to the content. Along with being a major web geek, I am also obsessed with art, food (duh!), and the environment. I love jewelry making and painting. I have to say… I’m not very good at any of it, but it’s the journey that counts, right?! When I’m not glued to my computer screen, I spend a lot of time outdoors biking, hiking, and gardening.
I know many of you have questions. I am very responsive, so please do not hesitate to send me a message or reply with your questions here.
Post # 10
@Lorienne: ahhhhh… okay! thanks for clarifying that! Good luck with the dating! Hopefully you’ll find Mr. Right soon and will be back to plan and share your wedding!!!!
@muckmoo1: please?!?! LOL!
Post # 11
Welcome TaliaRose! I hope you’ll love WB as much as the rest of us do! It’s a great community of fantastic women (and the odd man who pops by).
Lori – We’re sad to see you go! Wishing you a plethora more of fantastic dates with your great guy so we can see you back here ASAP! You could always join the waiting boards in the meantime 🙂 Three dates qualifies right?! LOL!
Post # 12
@Lorienne:I agree with Bakerella, 3 days qualifies 🙂 Hope to see you on the planning boards soon.
@TaliaRose: Welcome to the Hive 🙂
Post # 13
Wow, this is big news! Welcome TaliaRose!
I agree that hopefully now some of the techical issues can be ironed out.
Post # 14
@Lorienne: Thanks for all of your good work, and best of luck on the dating scene! You’ll be back here in no time 🙂
Post # 15
@TaliaRose: Welcome! And no worries – we won’t tell your boss so long as you don’t tell ours! Many of us spend time on WB during our work days too. Shhh!
Post # 16
I’m fixating on the mention of vBulletin. Is the board going to move to that format? I LOVE vBulletin boards.