It was in the kitchen at my parents' house that the first spark of this book was ignited, well before I even became a wedding planner. ⠀
I remember a passionate rant by my mum, rolling her eyes at the over-the-top display of gushing and attention a co-worker had received that day after announcing her engagement. “What, does she need a freaking prize?!” she exclaimed. ⠀
That's not to say that getting married is not a significant life event of course. But our treatment of the whole affair as an accomplishment that *deserves* praise, attention, and plenty of gifts is one of those slippery slopes that can often lead to focusing more on the material aspects of weddings rather than the intentional aspects of what it takes to build a relationship. (Yup, that pretty much sums up the book!)⠀
Here she is with her book grandbaby and reading the dedication — ⠀
For passing down one fierce Bullshit Radar.⠀
(“Gimme a break.” Eye roll.)
I asked my friends if they’d perform a comedy show with me instead of doing a regular ol’ wedding ceremony and they said OKURRRR!
Meet the actresses, filmmakers, musicians, artists, engineers, and activists that made up my talented, bad ass #bridesMUSES !
I’m so thankful the universe surrounded me with women of compassion, strength, and power. Oh, and swipe 👉🏽for da booty 🍑
See for yourself how damn cool these ladies are and check out their creative projects! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @gotemma - Director. Writer. Dog Mom. Film Wizard.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @ricciprio - Shakespeare’s Muse, Actress, and Ultimate Gryffindor
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @ashleyjacksonn - Professional Baby Whisperer and Fancy Urbanite
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @samone.like.you - Rom Com EXPERT and now PROFESSIONAL PODCASTER (@theromcomplex )
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @larryjoy_ - Software Engineer Extraordinaire
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @2shotshilps - Crafty Art Queen (DIY Disney-philes, watch her space)
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @kwistykakes - An Entertaining Entertainment Lawyer
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @jamaicafunk__ - Activist and Comedy Hero
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @curlyboyer - Improv Marveloso and Photographer Fiend (@yesandphotography )
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @daniellepinals - Singing Songwriting Songbird and Blogger
Four pictures from the wedding day in my wonderful husbands arms. ❤️ Two nice ones and two with my Tourettes facial tics.
I usually hate pictures where my facial tics have been caught on camera but it feels right to share them today, raising awareness of the different effects Tourette’s Syndrome has. So if you walk past someone on the street who is making strange facial expressions then you can understand that they might have Tourettes.
Facial tics are grimacing, wrinkled nose, eyebrows raised, squinting or closed eye's, excessive blinking, crumpled up face, tounge popping out, basically anyway in which your face can contort. 👀👃👅👂
So I won't always be picture perfect and I may look a bit odd when I'm facial grimacing but I'm just coming to terms with every aspect of this neurological condition. 🧠 As with all of this syndrome it's all uncontrollable and my concious mind isn't aware of it until it has happened. Obviously this is the least irritating bit of the condition, its just another embarrassing bit of it. I'm sharing with you all so that all aspects of the condition are better well known.
OMG… All the colour, all the good vibes, all the love for these spectacular humans will be coming at ya via a MEGA feature on Rock n Roll Bride soon! We I can’t cope, THIS IS THE WEDDING OF ALL OUR DREAMS.
Dress: Vintage (customised @L.O.M_Fashion)
Groom’s Suit: Nicholas Immaculate
Wedding of @theprovibers
“I think marriage is the hottest furnace of the spirit today. Much more difficult than solitude, much more challenging for people who want to work on themselves. It’s a situation in which there are no alibis, excruciating most of the time … but it’s only in this situation that any kind of work can be done.” - Leonard Cohen, 1975
Just a causal signing table set up to sit at and officially ink your new life together. 🖤
My brother and his now babin wife wanted “just some simple foliage” to sign their marriage certificate in front of. So obviously I did the opposite. 🤷🏼♀️ #gobigorgohome
Moving and shooting 5 weddings in the span of 10 days is catching up with me. September and October have been wild and I feel overwhelmed with gratitude for all the magic I’ve been witness to these last few months. ✨
The exhaustion is digging into me and I’m feeling haunted by feelings of not being enough, like I should be doing more. I’m sitting in the Phoenix airport and hoping getting back home to my fam will help calm me down. I’m ready to finish moving in and to sleep for a while. ✨
Anyways, I’d much rather be haunted by @tiffmink, so here are some photos from a recent halloweeny shoot that I need to post before October is completely over.
Yesterday was 6 months since I became Mrs Potter, 1/2 a year since I woke up as Miss Lamb and headed off, grotesquely excited, to meet my fiancé at the alter 🖤 This shot was taken as I, very impatiently, waited to be allowed into the venue. I was never cool enough to be fashionably late 🙈
How's this for some mega Halloween wedding inspo? The theme of this day was Vampire Royalty! 🧛👑 We first published this day in May 2017 so head to the site and search for 'vampire royalty wedding' if you want to see more!