The Bridechilla Podcast // Catalyst Wedding Magazine

The Bridechilla Podcast // Catalyst Wedding Magazine

The Bridechilla Podcast is hosted by comedian, author, and your virtual bridesmaid, Aleisha McCormack. Each week, Aleisha shares her tell-it-like-it-is view and unique take on wedding wisdom to help Bridechillas and Groomchillas ditch the pressures and obligations that we sometimes feel during the journey and have fun planning this awesome day. Interviewing the leading wedding bloggers, planners, and experts, The Bridechilla Podcast is all about empowering couples to plan the wedding that they want.

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Celebrating Jen & Cameron's 1-Year Wedding Anniversary

Celebrating Jen & Cameron's 1-Year Wedding Anniversary

Even though Jen and Cameron originally considered eloping, they knew that it was very important to Jen's family that they have a big church wedding. They compromised by getting married in a historic church in downtown Charlottesville, The Haven, which has been converting into a day shelter for the Charlottesville homeless community. Couples who want to get married in the space are asked to make a donation to the day shelter, which makes it a no-brainer when you know you can get married in a stunning location and also give back to the community. 

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Keeping It Real with Shawnee Custalow of A Lovely Photo

Keeping It Real with Shawnee Custalow of A Lovely Photo

Happy Wednesday, y'all! Today we want to introduce our amazing sponsor, Shawnee Custalow of A Lovely Photo! She has been a strong supporter of Catalyst since the beginning. She also attended {un}convention Brooklyn, helped us to organize the Out of the Box Challenge, and has photographed some of our favorite #PhotoFriday posts to date (like this one and this one).

Shawnee took some time to give us a behind the scenes look into her photography business and share how she is disrupting the wedding industry by focusing on inclusivity.

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Five Reasons to Attend {un}convention San Francisco

Five Reasons to Attend {un}convention San Francisco

So you've seen us preaching about (un)convention San Francisco. You live in the area (we hear East Bay is really rad right now), you have next Sunday free, and you're like "WTF is this event all about?! Why would I drop $125 to hang out with these people?" Well, here are five reasons for you.

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Make Magazine, Will Travel: Houston Edition

Make Magazine, Will Travel: Houston Edition

You'll hardly ever find the Catalyst team in one place.  I can think of maybe three times when our Editor, Photographer, and Creative Director sat around one table, eating Indian food, and wildly brainstorming on an oversized piece of craft paper.

In just the past few months, Carly, our Photographer, has traveled to Sweden, Italy, Seattle, and New York for weddings, while our Creative Director, Jen, has spent the last three months hunkering down in Hong Kong, and Editor, Liz, has relocated from Washington, DC to Houston, Texas.

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Catalyst Takes New York // Toasted Wedding Event

Catalyst Takes New York // Toasted Wedding Event

One of our most exciting meetings was with Dawn, co-owner of Toasted, a traveling indie bridal show. She and her partner, Tara, started their company in Brooklyn. They've taken the show to Washington, D.C., are currently out West in San Francisco and San Diego, and they'll make their way back to the East Coast for a Boston show and an encore Brooklyn show in the spring.

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Catalyst Takes New York // Anna Thompson Design

Catalyst Takes New York // Anna Thompson Design

One of the many fantastic people we met with in New York was the graphic designer for Catalyst Wedding Magazine, Anna of Anna Thompson Design. We met her, along with her two sisters, at The East Pole on the Upper East Side for dinner. After chatting about sibling dynamics, we got down to business.  Anna will be adding her own flare to the magazine's clean layout, quirkifying some of the pieces with custom graphics.

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(un)convention fall 2014 - registration is open!

(un)convention fall 2014 - registration is open!

We're so excited that registration is open for (un)convention fall 2014, and we're already more than halfway full! This is the very first gathering of its kind: a new kind of wedding workshop. We've thrown away the top-down model and are introducing collaboration and community-based events for wedding professionals who are diverse, funky game-changers.

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