Today's Bride

About Us

CELEBRATING OUR 29TH YEAR!

 

Today’s Bride is dedicated to helping engaged couples plan the wedding of their dreams! From meeting local vendors, to advice and etiquette, to modern trends, we’re Northeast Ohio’s most respected and trusted Wedding Resource! How did we get that title? By publishing two wedding planners each year – filled with timelines and checklists, helpful articles and tips, inspiring pictures, and real weddings – in the Akron/Canton and Cleveland Market, and hosting 5 bridal shows all over Northeast Ohio throughout the year!

Read on to find out more about our amazing staff who works tirelessly to make this planning process easy for couples like you! Want to know more about how Today’s Bride got started, read our 100% digital planners, or see when our next bridal show is? Click one of the buttons below!

Jim Frericks

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
With Today’s Bride since 1989

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About Jim

What was your first concert?

I don’t remember my first, but my favorite concert was Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” at the old CLE Municipal Stadium in 1985. As a college football player, I worked security and my job was to make sure no one fooled with a particular spotlight in the upper deck, but once the concert started, I took off my security shirt and partied with rest of the fans.

What is your favorite movie?

Dumb & Dumber has the best and most memorable movie lines (“….so you’re telling me there’s still a chance”) which I tend to recite often as a sales executive.

Which emoji do you use most?  

🍺  Embarrassingly, the beer mug emoji is the one I use – and receive – the most. 🍺


Denise Frericks

Denise Frericks

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
With Today’s Bride since 1989

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About Denise

What was your first concert?

Kiss at the old Coliseum arena in Richfield was the first concert I attended, and I remember coming out and there had been a bad snow storm and all the cars looked alike.

What is your favorite movie?

Dirty Dancing, hands down.

What is your hidden talent?

Planning trips! I love to travel and I’m really good at finding deals and hidden gems. Maybe in another life I will be a travel agent!


 


Jennifer Judy FyFFE

VICE PRESIDENT
With Today’s Bride since 1994

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About Jennifer

Which emoji do you use most? 

🍷 The red wine glass. It’s a signal between me and my friends to meet for happy hour! 🍷

What is your favorite app?

An app called HeadSpace is perfect for digital burnouts like me. If you’re always on your phone or in front of a computer, it helps you relax with meditation and mindfulness techniques!

What is your favorite movie?

Employee of the Month. I’d love to shoe-heel-wheelie my way through a warehouse store after hours.


COlleen Ahern

OFFICE MANAGER
With Today’s Bride since 2007

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About Colleen

What was your first concert?

I went to see George Michael perform his Faith Tour in 1988 at the Richfield Coliseum and had seats in the nosebleed section. I am terrified of heights, so I remember I was too afraid to move or dance because I didn’t want to fall.

If you could have a superpower, which would you choose?

I would probably choose to have a good memory so I never forgot anything important…or the power to heal others.

What is your favorite app?

LastPass is a life-changer. It keeps all of my usernames and passwords organized so I never forget! Another time when that memory superpower would come in handy.


Rachel Yagl

DIRECTOR OF SALES & BRIDAL MARKETING
With Today’s Bride since 2007

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About Rachel

What was your first concert?

Whitney Houston! She has been my musical idol since I heard that first note.

What is your hidden talent?

I love to sing and I’m actually pretty good! I can’t dance, but I can sing. Know of a good karaoke spot?  Let me know!

What is your favorite movie?

Fast and Furious. All 8 of them. I’d like to say that the movies’ family-centric theme is what I love most, but really Vin Diesel just captures my heart.


Kate Wolfram

CREATIVE DIRECTOR
With Today’s Bride since 2014

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About Kate

What was your first concert?

I believe it was REO Speedwagon! My sister is a bit older than I am and I wanted to go wherever she went so I made her take me to the concert. To this day I do love some REO Speedwagon.

What is your hidden talent?

I am an excellent Candy Crush player. Yes, I still play it, and I’m currently on level 1863…make that 1864!

What is your favorite movie?

Pride and Prejudice, Emma, or any movie based on Jane Austen books… or I could be lying and my actual favorite movie is Weekend at Bernie’s (whatever happened to Jonathan Silverman?).


JOrdan Thi

SOCIAL MEDIA STYLIST
With Today’s Bride since 2015

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About Jordan

What was your first concert?

The Backstreet Boys. I was so excited that I threw up the entire night before the concert (and during!).

Which emoji do you use most?

😻  I’m a self-proclaimed cat lady, so the cat with the heart eyes is my go-to. 😻

What is your favorite movie?

Forrest Gump and The Grinch are tied for my favorite movie! Not at all alike or related, but fabulous nonetheless.


Taylor Jarvis

CONTENT & MARKETING STYLIST
With Today’s Bride since 2016

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About Taylor

Which emoji do you use most?

💁🏼  I basically am that girl who has one hand pushing up her hair thinking she’s something special. I’m that extra. And that awesome. 💁🏼

What is your favorite movie?

I watch Armageddon every time it’s on TV, even if it plays back to back. It’s my go-to whenever I need a good, soul-shaking cry.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

I’m still mad teleportation isn’t a thing. How amazing would it be to just teleport to Rome or Prague any time you want for free?


Whitney Miller

BRIDAL MARKETING ACCOUNT MANAGER
With Today’s Bride since 2016

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About Whitney

What was your first concert?

New Kids on the Block! In 6th grade, I went to a New Kids on the Block concert and lived out every girl’s dream…to be serenaded by these 5 guys! Admittedly, they serenaded 1000s of others girls at the same time, but I still swoon!

What is your hidden talent?

Parallel parking on the first try! Busy city streets, buses whizzing by you, residential side streets – no problem!

What is your favorite movie?

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Who wouldn’t love to skip classes for the day and spend it in Chicago checking out the Art Museum, joining a float in a parade, and watching a Cubs game?!


CocoNut Frericks

CHIEF HAPPINESS OFFICER
With Today’s Bride since puppyhood

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About CoCONUT

What is your favorite movie?

Air Bud is an inspiration. Maybe someday I’ll be able to play basketball, too! For now, I’m content being the Chief Happiness Officer!

What is your hidden talent?

I have an uncanny ability to know when anyone is eating. Even if I’m across the office or in a deep sleep, I know, and I track down the offender who thought they could get away without sharing.

If you could have a superpower, which would you choose?

Climbing! If I could climb, I could chase the cats and squirrels up trees and climb to the top shelf where they keep all those yummy treats!


Special thanks to Sabrina Hall Photography who helped us with our staff photos