The wedding industry was already in need of modernizing long before the pandemic, but as the year ushered in more simple, pared-down (and virtual) nuptials, one thing is clear: the new wedding is here to stay.
Meet the guards of a new era of weddings that are more meaningful, conscious and inclusive. Join Indigo for a conversation with authors Michelle Bilodeau and Karen Cleveland of The New Wedding Book: a Guide to Ditching all of the Rules, Lynzie Kent of The Pop Up Chapel, and award-winning photographer Samantha Clarke, hosted by Refinery 29 Canada's Kathleen Newman-Bremang.
About the book:
Plan your wedding without the weight of outdated customs and get hitched in a way that is authentic, fun, and true to who you are.
From the minute couples become engaged, they are pressured to buy into a one-size-fits-all wedding. By breaking down the antiquated traditions of that #blessedweddingday, The New Wedding Book will help you and your betrothed throw those icky traditions to the curb in honour of having the wedding of your actual dreams — not the one you’ve been force-fed for decades by the wedding-industrial complex.
Inspiring couples to plan their wedding in a way that is meaningful to them, Bilodeau and Cleveland debunk the manufactured traditions, advocate for realistic budgets, offer brilliant advice from real-life couples, and confront the crushing pressure for weddings to be perfect.