How to Plan Your Wedding When You're Struggling with Your Mental Health

How to Plan Your Wedding When You're Struggling with Your Mental Health

I am not a mental health practitioner in the slightest, but as someone who suffers from anxiety, ADHD, and owns a wedding planning firm, I can speak uniquely to how to handle the two. Here are my tips to manage your mental health while you’re wedding planning.

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Real Couples // Virginia is for Lovers: Hana + Kaity

Real Couples // Virginia is for Lovers: Hana + Kaity

Sometimes I dream about the kinds of wedding I’d love to shoot. Those in distant places, like Africa or Asia, with simple details and big landscapes. I often think it would make me a better photographer, to have a portfolio with these weddings. But I’ve come to realize the kinds of weddings I want to shoot are the ones like this. 

We met Hana and Kaity a little over a year ago and quickly became friends. Their wedding day was full of genuine, real love. They asked to have their closest friends and family present for their first look. I wasn’t sure how it would go, but afterwards I looked around and saw that we were all crying. It was my favorite part of the day.

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Catalyst Wedding Magazine Volume Three Launch Party Hosted by Honey Ryder Boutique

Catalyst Wedding Magazine Volume Three Launch Party Hosted by Honey Ryder Boutique

This past Monday we celebrated the launch of Volume Three with a special party in the hometown of our Creative Director, Charlottesville, Virginia. We gathered together many local wedding vendors to celebrate with a night of drinks, sweets, and good conversation. The event was hosted at Honey Ryder Boutique, which is this gorgeous shop in an old Coca Cola warehouse off 10th St. Heather Romberger, the owner of Honey Ryder, graciously offered up her space and it was the perfect setting. If you are ever in the area, you should definitely visit her store and pick up a new outfit and accessories. 

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