How To Boycott the Wedding Industry

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As a wedding Photographer I see first hand how much emphasis is placed on having that dream wedding. Wedding blogs, magazines and Pinterest are saturated with all the "must have" wedding expenditures. It's enough to leave my head spinning and I'm not even a bride! We want to express our style, our love, to be different but in reality, weddings are just looking more and more same. There is much to be admired about a well thought out wedding. But there is much about the money hungry wedding industry I loathe. 

What if we didn't buy the hype?  
What if we said to hell with a wedding industry

that's only reaching for your wallet?

Instead, imagine a wedding day where plastic wrappers, not rose petals, litter the ground. A train whistles, and the bridge you're getting married beneath shakes with rush hour traffic. A gap-toothed woman tells you how beautiful you look as she sits down for the ceremony. A buffet of all-you-can-eat chicken and baked beans has been prepared for your guests - the homeless.

Imagine that story. 

This is exactly what Amanda and Heath wanted for their wedding day.

These are the kind and creative ones.
The couple who wants their lives to be radical and intentional.
The ones that seek joy, authenticity and simplicity. 

“But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.” Luke 14:13