5 Ways to Bring Bright Marigold into Your Wedding

5 Ways to Bring Bright Marigold into Your Wedding

Former Forever First Lady Michelle Obama didn’t create the color marigold with her 2016 State of the Union dress, but it’s definitely stuck around! It’s complementary to most skin tones and is a perfect addition to your spring wedding color palette. Here are 5 ways to incorporate the color into your day.

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Tough Conversations to Have with Your Wedding Party

Tough Conversations to Have with Your Wedding Party

Planning a wedding is supposed to be one of the happiest times of your life, but there are plenty of conflicts that can arise when you’re juggling a wedding party, parents, and in-laws with differing opinions. Wedding pros share their strategies for tackling tough conversations, as well as what you can do to avoid causing unnecessary stress.

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Yes, Videography Should Be a Necessity for Your Wedding Day

Yes, Videography Should Be a Necessity for Your Wedding Day

While having a photographer is typically viewed as a necessity, significantly fewer couples plan to have a videographer present at their wedding — and nearly all of those couples deeply regret the decision.

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To Be an Inclusive Wedding Professional You Must First Diversify Your Life

To Be an Inclusive Wedding Professional You Must First Diversify Your Life

There are tons of awesome articles out there to provide you with the steps needed to make your portfolio diverse. They offer great and practical advice. But before you even get there, before you start down this road in earnest, challenge yourself to first look at your world. Invest in folks in your life belonging to marginalized communities and hear their stories. Actually listen to them. Let them impact your work as much as the latest Instagram or photography group does.

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The Socially-Conscious Wedding Invitations Modern Couples Have Been Waiting For

The Socially-Conscious Wedding Invitations Modern Couples Have Been Waiting For

Ephemora is the new independent stationery studio ready to change the world of wedding invitations and paper goods. Owners Molly Cichy and Natalie Shaw have already made a strong name for themselves by focusing on gender inclusivity, breaking down heteropatriarchal wedding industry norms, and working to reduce the negative impact that weddings have on our planet.

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7 Things To Do at Your Wedding Reception Other Than Dancing

7 Things To Do at Your Wedding Reception Other Than Dancing

Let’s be real — not everyone can clap on the twos and fours. For your friends and family who are rhythmically challenged, save your money on a DJ and build a different experience that’s fun for them, and for you, too. Here are 7 alternatives to dancing that can take your wedding from status quo to status whooooa.

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Why We Need More Disability Representation in Weddings

Why We Need More Disability Representation in Weddings

Owners and sisters, Laura Allen and Sarah Parker, of The White Collection change the window display monthly but they had no idea what a statement they were making when they decided to display a mannequin sitting in a wheelchair. In an industry that tends to exclude those that are different, this new example of inclusion is hopefully the beginning of a bigger movement.

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How to Find the Right Wedding Photographer When You’re Camera Shy

How to Find the Right Wedding Photographer When You’re Camera Shy

If you and your partner are feeling hesitant about booking a wedding photographer because you hate being photographed, you’re not alone. Raven Shutley is one of those amazing wedding photographers who are especially skilled at connecting with couples on a deeper level and helping them to feel at ease in front of the camera, and she wants to connect with you.

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9 Wedding Ceremony Unity Rituals to Symbolize Your Love

9 Wedding Ceremony Unity Rituals to Symbolize Your Love

You might be used to seeing couples light a unity candle or blend sand together in a jar, but there are lots of other meaningful unity ceremonies you can choose from for your wedding. There are plenty of unity rites with religious ties such as the lazo, or Catholic wedding cord, but here are nine great non-traditional alternatives you can incorporate into your ceremony regardless of your faith or religion.

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A Rainy Elopement in Downtown Portland: Linda + Moreno

A Rainy Elopement in Downtown Portland: Linda + Moreno

The ceremony took place inside of Portland’s City Hall with the backdrop of a spiraled staircase, historic vault, and city employees who peeked from around the corners of their office doors to catch a glance as we strolled the marbled interior halls and staircase before and after the ceremony.

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The Real Reasons for the High Cost of Quality Wedding Photography

The Real Reasons for the High Cost of Quality Wedding Photography

There are a LOT of wedding photographers out there and pricing is all over the place when it comes to what different photographers offer. With so many newly engaged couples out there who have questions about why pricing is the way it is — and why some photographers aren’t willing to work for a lower price than others — it seems time to shed some more light on why wedding photography pricing seems to be so freaking high.

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5 Reasons Why Bride-Centrism in Weddings Is Hurting ALL of Us

5 Reasons Why Bride-Centrism in Weddings Is Hurting ALL of Us

Carly Romeo, and her team at Carly Romeo & Co., wants us to envision a world where all people looking to get married get honored, celebrated, and respected as individuals, and the bride-centrism that we commonly see in the wedding industry isn’t letting us (and our unions) be great. Here are just a few reasons why.

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3 Reasons to Have a Small Micro-Wedding

3 Reasons to Have a Small Micro-Wedding

I love suggesting micro-weddings to couples on a tight budget or couples who don’t want to deal with the emotional labor of planning a highly detailed wedding. Micro-weddings are small celebrations that don’t skimp on style but do cut a majority of the costs. But there are a few other benefits to having a tiny wedding, as well.

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30 Inclusive Wedding Cards to Celebrate Your Favorite Couple

30 Inclusive Wedding Cards to Celebrate Your Favorite Couple

The struggle to find inclusive wedding cards for your favorite couple is REAL. There is no reason why wedding cards need to be specific when it comes to race, gender, or sexuality, and yet cards for LGBTQ+ couples are hard to find, and cards that are inclusive of couples of color are even more rare. Here are 30 of our favorite inclusive wedding cards on Etsy so you can share all your good wishes with the couples in your life who are getting married this year.

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Amber's Birthday Party & Baby Shower

Amber's Birthday Party & Baby Shower

Co-Owner of Catalyst, Amber, is having a baby! And it was her birthday! The scoop on the double celebration, featuring Catalyst sponsors, new friends… and an embarrassing speech from her dad.

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