Joy is an Act of Resistance: a Tigrayan-American wedding

A message that has really resonated with me over the last few months is "joy is an act of resistance" from a poem by Toi Derricotte. I've always heard planning a wedding can be stressful, but planing a wedding in a different state, during a global pandemic, in the height of the Black Lives Matter movement, followed by a presidential election that polarized this country while a genocidal war began in my home country, was daunting to say the least…

A Maine camp wedding photobombed by the couple's doggo

Ollie is Leigh and Noah's rescue pup. Ollie can be an anxious dog, so the pair thought she would stay in the cabin for their Maine camp wedding festivities. But Ollie wouldn't stand for missing out on the fun. Who could blame Ollie for making an appearance after seeing the gorgeous style, cozy cottages, lakeside views, and twinkle lights. It was a camp wedding none could forget — rustic meets glam meets completely them.

A chill & rustic California redwoods wedding with pups

We wanted to have backyard celebration with a chill, Sunday afternoon vibe gathered with all of our closest friends and family. Obviously, our backyard wasn't big enough, so we went to our other "backyard," a county park near where we live. The redwoods reminded us of our first dates, which consisted of many hikes amongst the redwoods.