Co-founder and Director of Operations Brian M. Derck is an accomplished graphic designer. Over the course of his career he has spearheaded the marketing efforts of a number of creative industries, including that of his former client-turned-partner, Andrea Eppolito, when she opened her eponymous wedding planning business, Andrea Eppolito Events, in 2011.
Having worked with Andrea over the course of the last 15 years on various projects, Brian and Andrea found themselves as frequent collaborators on numerous projects. Andrea's passion for weddings and love stories is matched only by Brian's operational skill and production knowledge.
Together, they are proud to produce The Wedding Editorialist, providing couples and creative professionals with a platform from which they can show and share their events.
As the man behind the issues, Brian personally reviews each set of assets that come in from every client. He oversees the design, works on the narrative, and delivers stunning, full color, fully realized works of art that serve not only as unique, personalized wedding favors and gifts to guests, but as keepsakes for the couples to treasure for all time.
Of his position as partner in The Wedding Editorialist he says, "Everything I've done in my career has brought me to this point. I am able to use all of my skills as a graphic designer and marketer, along with the things I have learned as a husband and a father, to create pieces that people can pass down. It's a great honor, and I like knowing that I am helping to build the legacy of one business and one family, one issue at a time."
Brian Derck lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his wife and children.
Founder and Creative Director Andrea Eppolito is a luxury wedding planner based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
After producing a number of personalized magazines for her clients, Andrea began receiving requests for custom publications from other couples, wedding creatives, and even corporations.
In November of 2016, Andrea partnered with long time collaborator Brian Derck to formally create The Editorial Collective, a self publishing company founded to help couples, families, and businesses create pieces that would stand the test of time.
With a deep belief that love stories should not only be told, but celebrated and shared, Andrea is created with creating the original pieces which ultimately became The Wedding Editorialist.
Knowing that a wedding is not the end, but the beginning, Andrea has also designed heritage issues available to clients celebrating all of the milestones of life. The Maternity Issue, The Annual Issue, Vacation Editions, and more are available to legacy clients.
And lastly, as a firm believer in community over competition, Andrea sought to offer her colleges and other professionals a way to showcase their work. The Professional Edition of The Wedding Editorialist offers other wedding planners, photographers, decorators, and partners the chance to present their work in a unique manner, which sets them apart from the competition.
Andrea Eppolito is honored to be entrusted with the milestones of life.
Wedding Planner. Story teller. Designer. Editor.
Andrea tells the greatest loves stories of all time...yours.