Right now weddings are very one-size-fits-all and I honestly think that’s bullshit
Especially given the unique souls that you and your partner are.
When it comes to how we celebrate weddings today...
There seem to be unwritten “rules” declaring that there’s a certain way they *should* be done.
The first dance. The cake-cutting. The bouquet toss.
And it feels like if you don’t follow this exact blueprint, then it means you’re doing it wrong… Right?
Well, there are so many reasons you’re wired to think that way.
And I’m about to show you why it’s time it changed, like, yesterday.
Why can’t you just have the wedding you really want to have?
Let’s be honest –– you don’t really know where wedding traditions come from or why you still feel compelled to follow them today.
And, like many of the tasks on that way-ridic wedding planning checklist you downloaded from Pinterest, it’s probably left you wondering: “Are we really supposed to do *all* of this?”
And let’s not forget about the opinions.
It was only the TWO of you that made the decision to be married in the first place...
So why all of a sudden does everybody else get to make decisions that involve your relationship?
Your wedding is an opportunity to honour your relationship in a way that’s meaningful to you. To say “I love the shit out of you and I can’t wait to watch your eyebrows turn grey.”
But sometimes it can feel more like a test for how good you are at pulling together a fabulously-styled event, curated whilst also navigating your way through a bunch of awkward conversations and family politics.
That’s why I wrote this book.
This book is not about being unconventional for the sake of it.
It’s about taking the time to decide what’s important to you and choosing your own path...
Because there are no rules for what your wedding has to be,
And you can plan the wedding you really want to have...
Even if it looks nothing like any other wedding you’ve been to before.
We had no idea where to start with our wedding plans and this book was just what we needed! I feel free in sense also - that I'm not bound by the traditions of a "normal " wedding. Looking forward to putting these tips into practice!
If you're getting married, you need this book so you don't end up spending $35,000 on a wedding you hate. Karen really breaks down how to create a wedding that is authentic and meaningful to you and your partner, whether that's a totally off beat wedding or a typical wedding bash. Loved it!
We had a long engagement, lost our first venue five months before our wedding date, and ended up postponing for two years! Thank god we found Karen and Wedding with Intention. It’s the perfect relationship, life and wedding coach, all rolled into one! We discovered a lot about ourselves along the way, and planned the best wedding EVER!
The first thing I noticed when it arrived was how big it was! We’ve only made it through the first two sections so far but we’re loving it! There’s so much detail, I had no idea what was really involved in planning a wedding and this book goes way deep. Definitely worth the investment!
Finally someone that understands what our generation is all about. This is such a refreshing approach to weddings for today.
When you get engaged and start planning a wedding your next thoughts tend to go towards whether you want to start a family and when!! It’s so easy to be excited for the wedding and the ceremony and the party that the idea of being married to this one person forever gets kind of lost, but the MARRIAGE itself is really the most important thing!!! This book helped to remind us of that.
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Bonus #3: Attend An Exclusive Live Webinar With Industry Experts!
Your wedding photos are pretty important, right?
Join me on this live webinar with special guest Megan Elrick of Cascades Photo and Video. Megan is an award winning wedding photographer and videographer with over 10 years experience.
Having shot over 100 weddings, Megan’s going to take us through her Wedding Photo Essentials — so you can avoid disappointment and get the wedding photos you really want!
You can attend the online event live in early November or watch the replay.
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Why Do I Care So Much About Your Wedding?
After spending five years as a wedding planner I witnessed some truly wacky stuff that made me question the way we celebrate them.
Once I realised I wasn't the only one seeking more meaning, I began to look into the origins of “proper” wedding etiquette, and you know what I found out? Most of it was made up!
I thought, “WTF? This has got to change!”
So, now I’m on a quest to dismantle the societal pressures that go hand-in-hand with attempting to plan a wedding in today’s heavily filtered world.
I'm passionate about not doing things they way they’re “supposed” to be done, which is why I started Bride Disrupted — an educational resource and publication aimed at changing the way we think about and plan weddings.
The mission? To spread the word that the only opinion that matters when it comes to your wedding is your own.
WANT TO PLAN A WEDDING THAT'S ROOTED IN PURPOSE & SOUL (with gorgeous, handy worksheets to figure it all out)?
THAT'S WHAT YOU'LL GET IN THIS BOOK.
Wedding With Intention will support you on your journey to designing a celebration that feels true to your relationship and reclaims your intention for getting engaged to begin with!
You’ll also learn:
IT'S MORE THAN JUST A BOOK
It’s a new way of thinking.
Wedding with Intention is a personal journal and workbook — store all your thoughts as work through practical exercises to help you to create a celebration from a space of intent.
This book is your roadmap to planning a wedding with meaning that you, and your guests will love…
Even if it looks nothing like any other wedding you’ve ever attended.
EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK
"But what does it even mean to have an “unconventional” wedding?
You might turn to Pinterest or Google with these terms in hand to find out, and what you discover is that—according to the masses—a unique or unconventional wedding means including llamas in your ceremony, a bride wearing a jumpsuit instead of a ball gown, and booking a food truck to feed guests tacos at the reception.
How do you even begin to untangle what is truly meaningful to you from what you are taught should be meaningful?
Were llamas really what you had in mind when you decided that you would have an unconventional wedding? Sure, these elements add a level of quirkiness or whimsy to the event, but do they really add meaning?
The current version of a unique or unconventional wedding unfortunately doesn’t live up to its fullest potential. Right now, the wedding industry pressures us into making all the materialistic decisions first (hello, wedding colour palette) and saves the intentional stuff for the bottom of the barrel: your vows, ceremonies, and moments to share why you’re in this at all.”
- Karen Anne Hopkins, Wedding with Intention
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