The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 6: Sex and the City 2 with Renee Dalo

The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 6: Sex and the City 2 with Renee Dalo

This week, Jen and guest Renee Dalo of Moxie Bright Events review Sex and the City 2: The Movie, where Stanford Blatch and Anthony Marentino tie the knot at a Connecticut inn with the help of Liza Minnelli. Unfortunately, the women of Sex and the City share a lot of problematic commentary and weird stereotypical gender roles get applied to this same-sex union. The whole movie tries to develop a well-intentioned theme of everyone's right to make their own rules in their marriage, but all those good intentions get lost due to bad writing and the movie's incredibly offensive UAE vacation storyline. And in case you were wondering, yes there are more swans.

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Real Couples // A Mod Minimalist Wedding in LA: Lucy + David

Real Couples // A Mod Minimalist Wedding in LA: Lucy + David

I fell in love with David during a 600-mile road trip when he started singing "It's Just My Imagination,” complete with trademarked dance moves. David says he fell in love with me during a 2-hour lost-wallet-scavenger-hunt in which I demonstrated a keen sense of direction, wit, and adventure all at once. I’m not so sure about all that, but we did find his wallet. And four years later, we decided to get married in LA.

Neither of us grew up in LA, but it’s a place where my family has roots and we both have loved ones. That’s what we wanted most for our wedding: to be with as many loved ones as we could possibly manage. We wanted a ceremony that felt authentically us, recognized the many unknowns of the enormous leap we were about to take, and celebrated the love, commitment, and vulnerability that had gotten us this far. We were lucky enough to get all those things on our wedding day, but nothing could have prepared us for the feeling — the sheer and overwhelming joy — of being surrounded by so much love. It was so much more than I know how to put into words.

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