Nu Bride, Co-Host of {un}convention London, is Changing Race Representation in Wedding Media

Nu Bride, Co-Host of {un}convention London, is Changing Race Representation in Wedding Media

Nu Bride is led by Nova Reid and is a UK-based wedding blog for the contemporary bride looking for inspiration, planning advice and guidance. Nu Bride is also our amazing co-host for {un}convention London, and she'll be delivering our opening pep talk. Keep reading to find Nova's piece on race representation in wedding media from Volume Three, and then register for {un}convention to get to meet this game-changing personality in person. 

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A Day in the Life of Oakland Ring Maker, Kendra Renee

A Day in the Life of Oakland Ring Maker, Kendra Renee

Kendra Renee is a metalsmith in Oakland who truly brings couples’ stories to life through their wedding bands by involving them in significant elements of the ring-making process, from collecting the raw materials to pouring the metal in the cast, creating the actual ring — talk about an awesome date night! Kendra says, “It’s kind of magical.” Recently one of her clients brought in gold nuggets that her grandfather had once been paid in for his work as a dentist. With Kendra, the client alloyed them and melted them into her wedding set so she will always have a little piece of family history with her. “People love to see the process behind the scenes — they literally see their ring take shape and become a part of its story.”

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Inside the Fitting Room // Body Neutrality

Inside the Fitting Room // Body Neutrality

In order for bridal boutiques to provide an inclusive and authentic experience, body neutrality needs to be the standard both online and in their daily interactions with customers. Unlike body-love, a state of complete body confidence, “body neutrality” instead emphasizes acceptance over loving one’s body. In other words, it’s the chill pill of the self-image revolution.

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Real Couples // Finding a Home in Each Other: Nick + Luis

Real Couples // Finding a Home in Each Other: Nick + Luis

I’m going to be honest for a second. As a photographer, while I always feel a connection with my couples, I don’t feel every story and couple equally. It is safe to say I got a little extra emotional at Nick and Luis's wedding. Starting during the ceremony I became aware of a different depth to the day. Luis was looking at Nick, and his eyes said it all: love and gratitude.

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Real Couples // Dating App Love Story: Marilee + Nicole

Real Couples // Dating App Love Story: Marilee + Nicole

"I met this beautiful woman on a lesbian dating website. On the surface, we had only a few things in common, but we emailed each other for two months before we met—turns out, she absolutely spoke to my heart. I never thought I would get married, let alone meet someone. Things in my life led me to believe that I was meant to be alone and that merely surviving in this world was the best it would ever get. But Marilee completely transformed my world; now we have a beautiful home, a dog, and a bright future ahead."

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Ask a Wedding Planner // Cutting Costs for Budget-Friendly Weddings

Ask a Wedding Planner // Cutting Costs for Budget-Friendly Weddings

Dear Ciera,

My partner and I are recently engaged and can’t wait to get started planning our big day! We are hoping to buy our first home soon, so we’d like to keep our wedding budget under $15k. Any tips on how to manage this budget?

Sincerely,

Newly Engaged & Economical

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Out of the Box Challenge // Richmond Association of Boss Babes AKA Girls! Girls! Girls!

Out of the Box Challenge // Richmond Association of Boss Babes AKA Girls! Girls! Girls!

Our goal for this shoot was to have fun and highlight color and love! Our theme was Girls! Girls! Girls!, and we were able to put together an amazing team of women, The Richmond Association of Boss Babes. We thought, what would a real life couple do when they woke up together on the day of their wedding? Morning sex, obviously! Boudoir images are usually just of one woman, and even less often do you see images of lesbian boudoir featuring an actual couple. We wanted to capture our girls in their element, being themselves together, whether that was dressed or undressed.

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Woke Wednesday // Meet Seattle Photographer Bri Richards

Woke Wednesday // Meet Seattle Photographer Bri Richards

Liz: Is there anything else you would like to share with folks reading who are also working to find their own place and their own identity?

Bri: I would say to others that it starts with stepping out of the denial. Don’t deny how you feel or think because it is beautiful, and it is you. Once you stop denying you can start loving, and that extends to yourself.

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Real Couples // Classmate Love Story: Nicole + Stephen

Real Couples // Classmate Love Story: Nicole + Stephen

It was a perfect fall day in the East Bay. Nicole hung out with her best friends, sister and grandmother while getting her hair and makeup done while Stephen and his mom practiced their first dance, and his dad was there to help with his tie. The ceremony took place in the beautiful redwood grove at Piedmont Community Hall with many friends and family in attendance. A special chair was set aside with flowers in remembrance of Nicole’s mom.

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The Avowed Podcast // Episode 06: Reaching Out

The Avowed Podcast // Episode 06: Reaching Out

Jasmine speaks with bride-to-be Hannah Easterly about splitting her wedding celebration up into three events, sharing your vows with an audience, allowing your wedding vendors some creative freedom, and choosing between a legally binding marriage or something less defined.

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