The Family Narrative

The Family Narrative

Once upon a time, the societal formula for weddings was pretty limited: boy + girl + religious ceremony = wedding. Period. Anyone who deviated was...well...a deviant, subject to social and legal marginalization. Similarly, for many years our culture supported a narrow definition of family, namely family = a husband + a wife + their biological child(ren). Period. Unmarried parents, same-sex parents, interracial families, immigrant families, blended families, families of color, families without children, and even adoptive families struggled to find their place in society, facing a range of difficulties and indignities at every turn.

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{un}convention is heading west!

{un}convention is heading west!

When Liz and I created {un}convention, we knew there would be other places in the US (and around the world) where the typical wedding industry crap wasn't gonna fly -- and where {un}convention could flourish! The November event in Richmond, VA was a hit in so many ways, it seemed greedy to keep it all to ourselves on the east coast!

So we're thrilled to announce that {un}convention Spring 2015 will take place in Fort Collins, Colorado on April 18! 

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Behind the Scenes of {un}convention

Behind the Scenes of {un}convention

Our hearts and heads are full after {un}convention RVA.  Ever need to feel inspired, supported, and energized?  Find yourself in a bright warehouse full of vintage furniture from floor to ceiling along with 30 other creative women small business owners who do weddings differently.  What traits do these creative women small business owners share?  They're innovative, scrappy, resilient, and they're making ripples in the wedding industry.

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