I’ve always been a big fan of wedding blogs, ever since I first discovered them when I was a bride-to-be. I’ve followed wedding blogs from across the globe and devoured feature after feature of wedding inspiration awesomeness.
But lately I’ve fallen out of love with wedding blogs. Not all of them, but there are so many of them. I might have a scroll through their home page feed but there’s been very little that’s made me want to click and see more. And why is that?
Styled shoots. Or Inspiration shoots as they are sometimes called.
These editorials are where amazing industry professionals get together and great the most beautifully styled wedding ideas with a gorgeous couple in an amazing location. And of course, the pictures are as you would expect, beautiful. BUT IT’S NOT REAL! There’s no emotion there. No pictures of two newlyweds giggling as they realise what the heck just happened or the best man getting chocked up during the speeches. And slowly, each shoot starts to look like the next one and a haze of “the perfect wedding” nonsense.
For me the perfect wedding has nothing to do with styling.
You can have the most incredible wedding, filled with so much love and emotion, and captured beautifully by a talented photographer, but a wedding blog will never feature it because there’s not enough pictures of details. Because guess what, the couple cared more about the act of actually getting married than stuff! When did weddings stop being about love and connections and start becoming about details??
I’d love to know which of the pictures below fill you with more joy? Which ones make you FEEL something?
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