About Us

Wedding411 is a team of forward-thinking professionals who are actively involved in the Maryland wedding industry and in giving back to our local community via the following groups and organizations; (NACE) National Association Of Catered Events, (MWPA) Maryland Wedding Professionals Association, (RAM) Restaurant Association of Maryland,  Visit Baltimore and by sponsoring and supporting over 25 local charities.

You are in the process of planning the most important celebration/party of your life.  Like most engaged couples, you could probably use help in navigating through the numerous choices and decisions that need to be made. You can easily spend hours of time conducting independent web searches to find the information and vendors you need. Wedding411 is designed to be your main resource for local products and services, saving you time and putting everything you need at your fingertips.

Wedding411 The Magazine, www.wedding411ondemand.com, Tips & Trends (a monthly email), Blogs, YouTube, Social Media (Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Instagram), all work together to give you the information you are looking for in every form of media 24/7.

You want your wedding day to be unique with personalized touches that really speak to who YOU BOTH are. To help you, there are Coupons & Deals offered from our advertising partners on this website. They are unique to Wedding411 couples and only available here.

Learn more about all the members of our team below.  Please reach out with any questions, comments and suggestions you may have.  We’d love to hear from you!  Email info@wedding411ondemand.com.

 

Karen Buck

Co-Founder & Publisher

  • Wife, Mom, Grandmother (Nana), Sister, Friend and Animal Lover

  • Lay Counselor – Grace Fellowship Church/Timonium
  • Fun Fact: I was a baton-twirling Majorette in a marching band when I was 6 years old

Favorite Food: Dark, Semi-Sweet Chocolate

Favorite Music: I love it all; from Classical to New Country

Favorite Color: Gold

Pets: 4 Cats! Schultz, Racer, T.O. & Toes. 2 Horses – Lake & Arthur (Arthur I lease, so I guess that makes me his Step-Mom)

Favorite Sport: DRESSAGE! DRESSAGE! DRESSAGE! Or Anything with Horses

Favorite TV Shows: The Voice and Scandal

Alumnus: Dulaney High School

                      Villa Julie College (Now Stevenson University)

Favorite Quote: “Change is Inevitable, Growth Is Optional”

Jay Buck

Co-Founder & Publisher

  • Husband, Father, Grand Dad (Pops), Son, Brother & Friend!

  • Football Official & Baseball Umpire
  • Fun Fact: I’m an Eagle Scout

Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving

Favorite time of the year:  Fall/Autumn and a HUMONGOUS Snow Storm!

Favorite Foods:  Steak, Steamed Crabs, Huge Deli Sandwiches and Creamed Chipped Beef

Favorite Beverages:
Wine: Chardonnay
Beer:  IPA or a Porter
Spirit: Mt Gay Rum
Soda: Diet Pepsi

Favorite TV:  Pretty much any College Football, Basketball, Baseball or Lacrosse game!

Alumnus: West Nottingham Academy

                       Frostburg State College

Beth Kilgore

Office Manager/Bookkeeper

  • Wife, Mother (to Brooke (21) and Andrew (18), Daughter, Sister, and friend
  • Fun Fact: I met my husband at a friend’s wedding 30 years ago!

Favorite Food: Chicken Pot Pie, Hamburg Stroganoff and any dessert with PEANUT BUTTER!

Favorite TV Show: This is Us, Scandal, Suits and hate to admit SURVIVOR

Favorite Book: The Red Tent

Favorite Movie: A Few Good Men and Top Gun (because I secretly have a crush on Tom Cruise), All Harry Potter movies

Hobbies: Gardening, needlework, making my own cards, walks on the NCR Trail

Favorite Vacation Spot: Cape Hatteras, NC

Bucket List: To visit all the U.S. National Parks with my husband and kids

Alumnus: Roland Park Country School

                      Randolph-Macon Woman’s College

Kristen Fox

Lead Graphic Designer

  • Daughter, Sister, Girlfriend and Artist
  • Fun Fact: I have dual citizenship (Canadian) through my father.

Favorite Color: Cerulean Blue

Hobbies: Photography, sailing/boating, cruising, attending the theater, karaoke and salsa dancing

Pets: Two cats: Princess Amidala and Sir George

Two Border Collies: Chloe Demetria and Magnus Maximus

Guilty Pleasure: Binge watching Netflix

Top thing you would like to do: Get married and have children, but ride in a hot air balloon is runner up!

 Alumnus: Institute of Notre Dame

                       Frostburg State University

Favorite Quote: “Live well. Laugh often. Love much.”

Julie Gharala 

Social Media & Client Relations Representative

  • 25 Years Old
  • Fun Fact: I’m engaged!

Favorite Movies: Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda, Prisoners

Favorite Desserts: Coldstone’s Cake Batter Ice cream

Favorite time of the year: The Holidays

Favorite Vacation: Jamaica

Guilty Pleasure:  The Bachelor TV show

Alumnus: Perry Hall High School

                      Towson University