When some people think of yoga, they immediately associate it with exercise, but yoga is so much more than that. Yes, yoga is a practice that can strengthen your physical body, but it can also strengthen your mind.
Yoga, meditation, and mindfulness all go hand in hand, and that's why Lilia and Olivia of wedwell believe so strongly in bringing these wellness practices into your life as you prepare to take your walk down the aisle. They offer guided meditations specifically for the wedding planning process, as well as a Bridal Wedding Guide for female-identified folks who often face added pressures from the wedding industry.
Read on for our full interview with Lilia and Olivia and to find out more about why we're so glad to have them in our vendor community.
What is the mission of wedwell?
wedwell is here to empower women to find happiness and success in all forms of relationships by creating an ecosystem of content, events, and connection that encourage every individual to find their own path to love.
wedwell donates 10% profits to CARE.org to bring an end to child marriage.
What is your company's origin story?
Lilia and Olivia have been best friends since they started kissing their crushes and growing boobs (okay buying push up bras- thank goodness they’ve evolved past that trend). They parted ways for college and both separately grew to have a passion for yoga, wellness, and business. When Lilia got engaged this year and Olivia was (obviously) her bridesmaid, Lilia was talking to her about the stresses of planning. The wedding industry places so much pressure on brides and just felt so outdated. Thus, Olivia and Lilia created wedwell. A platform and voice to bring wellness into weddings, and a place to redefine marriage for the modern and independent woman.
What is one of your favorite projects you've ever worked on?
ALL OF IT! Working on wedwell every day is such a gift — there is nothing we love more than bringing empowerment into your life through wellness practices (i.e. yoga, meditation, talking!).
How are you a "wedding space disrupter”?
The wedding industry places a gross amount of pressure on brides to look and feel a certain way. We empower women to feel beautiful just as they are by bringing wellness and mindfulness into this process!
What three ingredients are necessary for a great day at wedwell?
Laughing, yoga, and intention setting!
What are some traits of your ideal client?
Feminists, interested in learning about yoga/mindfulness, kind hearted!