Introducing Urban Set Bride's New Wedding Gown Collection

Introducing Urban Set Bride's New Wedding Gown Collection

Here at Catalyst, we are always on the look out for inclusive wedding wear and so we were thrilled to hear that our friends at Urban Set Bride has created a new collection of gowns available only at their boutique in Richmond, Virginia. Christine Haines Greenberg and Jennifer Haines have been bringing plus size and inclusive wedding attire to the Central Virginia area for the last five years, and we were lucky enough to sit down with Christine and hear more about the new collection.

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9 Multicultural Weddings that Highlight the Joy of Bringing Together Communities

9 Multicultural Weddings that Highlight the Joy of Bringing Together Communities

Your wedding is a chance to get creative and think about how you and your partner want to represent yourselves to family and friends while including those special to you. Here are nine weddings that combine different aspects of the couples’ cultures as they adapt the traditional into something unique and unforgettable.

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5 Ways to Bring Bright Marigold into Your Wedding

5 Ways to Bring Bright Marigold into Your Wedding

Former Forever First Lady Michelle Obama didn’t create the color marigold with her 2016 State of the Union dress, but it’s definitely stuck around! It’s complementary to most skin tones and is a perfect addition to your spring wedding color palette. Here are 5 ways to incorporate the color into your day.

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9 Wedding Ceremony Unity Rituals to Symbolize Your Love

9 Wedding Ceremony Unity Rituals to Symbolize Your Love

You might be used to seeing couples light a unity candle or blend sand together in a jar, but there are lots of other meaningful unity ceremonies you can choose from for your wedding. There are plenty of unity rites with religious ties such as the lazo, or Catholic wedding cord, but here are nine great non-traditional alternatives you can incorporate into your ceremony regardless of your faith or religion.

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30 Inclusive Wedding Cards to Celebrate Your Favorite Couple

30 Inclusive Wedding Cards to Celebrate Your Favorite Couple

The struggle to find inclusive wedding cards for your favorite couple is REAL. There is no reason why wedding cards need to be specific when it comes to race, gender, or sexuality, and yet cards for LGBTQ+ couples are hard to find, and cards that are inclusive of couples of color are even more rare. Here are 30 of our favorite inclusive wedding cards on Etsy so you can share all your good wishes with the couples in your life who are getting married this year.

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The One Collection We're LOVING from Spring/Summer New York Bridal Fashion Week

The One Collection We're LOVING from Spring/Summer New York Bridal Fashion Week

Anne Barge has been designing gowns since 1999, and the attention to detail is always phenomenal. I was so pleased to see that this year that her entire collection’s campaign images featured a black model. More often than not, when we see a runway show, we see a few nonwhite faces on the catwalk, but as soon as the formal collection images are delivered it is once again a sea of white faces. I’m so pleased that Anne Barge didn’t take that route, and as a result her designs TRULY shine.

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Magical Desert Wedding Elopement Inspiration in Joshua Tree: Mia + Sasja

Magical Desert Wedding Elopement Inspiration in Joshua Tree: Mia + Sasja

Catalyst co-founder Carly Romeo started the Feminist Photo VayCay a few years ago, a retreat where photographers can participate in styled shoots using local vendors and gorgeous couples who are PoC, and/or queer/non-binary. This the first of two styled shoots from the retreat: an elopement inspiration in the high desert at the Tumbleweed Sanctuary. Mia and Sasja are our real-life couple and models, and they were incredibly brave in what was shockingly cold weather.

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6 Spring Floral Arrangements to Inspire You

6 Spring Floral Arrangements to Inspire You

Well hello, Spring! It’s been a long, dreary, exhausting winter and it’s time for temperatures to rise and the flowers to bloom. Let’s look at a roundup of a few of our favorite floral designs for a spring wedding!

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25 Wedding Accessories We're Loving from Hushed Commotion

25 Wedding Accessories We're Loving from Hushed Commotion

I was so thrilled to come across the Brooklyn, New York based wedding accessory line from Hushed Commotion because it is full of unique and modern designs. They offer creative alternatives to your standard veil, hair pieces, tiaras, and belts, and they even have accessories for your pets!

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Wes Anderson Wedding Inspiration in Brooklyn, NY

Wes Anderson Wedding Inspiration in Brooklyn, NY

Futura, distinct colors, a symmetrical living room “scene,” and simple vintage style set the scene for this styled-shoot dream-land. Specific prop choices and 60s mod funky wedding attire and furniture choices allowed a real couple to step into a world inspired by Wes Anderson while in the heart of Brooklyn at Berg'n Beer Hall.

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The Radical Wed Retreat 2018 Round Up

The Radical Wed Retreat 2018 Round Up

Radical Wed Retreat is a photo conference hosted by Justine Broughal and Jamie Carle that we at Catalyst had the privilege of sponsoring. They created a gorgeous, two-part editorial shoot using real life couple Karla, one of the officiants from Once Upon a Vow, and her girlfriend Mary, on the Oregon coast.

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Wedding Inspiration at The Boathouse at Sunday Park in Midlothian, VA

Wedding Inspiration at The Boathouse at Sunday Park in Midlothian, VA

I loved the idea of pairing paper flowers in the centerpieces and an origami bouquet to show that unconventional does not have to be all modern and you can use alternatives to real or silk florals. I used rose gold to add a bit of luxury to the dusty rose and paired with champagne linens.

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A Brooklyn 80s-Themed Pride Party

A Brooklyn 80s-Themed Pride Party

The neon colors, the upbeat music, that hair. The 80s were a booming decade for music, pop culture, fashion, and expressing one’s authentic self. For Brooklyn Pride 2018 (back in June), I decided to embrace all the colors and crimped hair the era had to offer in an 80s-themed Pride party. Donations were taken at the door in support of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, which was established in New York City in 1983. All bartender tips were donated as well.

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