Real Weddings magazine and its companion website and directory, has been purchased by Canada Wide Media Limited from its founder Michael Alexander. The first issue of the biannual under new ownership will be spring 2012. It joins about 50 other titles published by Canada Wide, which does both consumer and contract published titles and, as the largest independent magazine publisher in Western Canada, has annual revenue in excess of $25 million.
"We are thrilled about this acquisition," stated Peter Legge, CEO and Chairman, Canada Wide Media Limited. "Real Weddings is a quality local magazine and a natural complement to our company. Real Weddings is the largest regional wedding magazine in B.C., and we are proud to add it to our stable of products and excited by the growth potential this brand presents."
Real Weddings specializes in wedding editorial for BC's lower mainland. Alexander said in the release:
"I am excited to see Real Weddings magazine become part of Canada Wide's broad portfolio of consumer magazines. The magazine has been my passion for the last 11 years and I have been delighted to produce a product that has been instrumental in inspiring top-notch wedding events and providing the best local advertising platform for businesses wanting to reach the lucrative wedding market.