The New Blog: Introduction
We love this Blog. It was our first Blog. It was one of the first artistic endeavors that we’ve done together (except music, which we’ll talk about sometime soon). The problem? We started this Blog as a completely personal endeavor for ourselves to keep things organized and it quickly turned into something our families wanted to follow to see where we were in our wedding journey.
The first wedding Blog I found was 2000 Dollar Wedding. I left the most embarrassing comment my first day out and about in the world. I blatantly cut and pasted my URL and asked her to “Come check out my Blog!” Yikes. I hardly recovered from that embarrassment when I met Angie, who opened the doors to a completely different world of blogging.
I love 2000 Dollar Wedding. I really do. However, I’m more swank-oriented, an indie-rocker chick, I don’t do well outdoors…although I would like to. My family has a joke that “camping” to my mom and I is staying in a hotel without a pool. Although my trip this past summer did make me more comfortable being a person who doesn’t rely on air-conditioning, cars, refills, etc…I still have certain pictures in my mind of how I want our wedding to look. Nevermind that Isaiah does not like hippie culture. This is all just a huge tangent to tell you that while we LOVE and respect what 2000 Dollar Wedding has to offer, we had different pictures in our minds.
Which brings us to this “community” we’ve stumbled into and love. I don’t know how clear I make this, but Isaiah is completely involved in every post. Whether it’s just being a sounding board for me to rattle off the latest post against, being a completely equal contributing writer or coming up with ideas to share on the Blog, he is involved every day.
That being said, I don’t like this Blog anymore.
I don’t like the theme we’re using on WordPress. I LOVE WordPress. I don’t like the “look” we fostered way too early on and that doesn’t suit us whatsoever. I don’t like the .wordpress.com after our URL. I don’t like the title.
We decided a long time ago that we wanted a Blog that Isaiah and I could both feel a part of.
We settled on an idea, and I hope, I really hope you’re along for the ride. I love this community, and I’m a person who says “I love you” when I feel it, and I love all of you.
Our new Blog has a slightly different direction, but that’s okay. It’s still just us behind it. We love design, we love weddings, we love typography, we love music, we love art. As I said, we love weddings. But we don’t want to only Blog about weddings.
We want a Blog we can grow into after the wedding and one that we don’t feel guilty if we post something non-wedding-related. So the new Blog serves two purposes. It serves to offer us a broader space that we can post within. The majority of which will still be weddings and real-fucking-talk. But some of it will be design, art, inspiration we find around the web that we have you in mind for when we share it.
The second is that we are not necessarily planning a $10,000 wedding anymore. We’ve stumbled on so many places that could mean a $5k wedding or a $7k wedding. Basically, we feel boxed in.
This may be far too many details for you. Maybe you’re like, “WTF, you’re getting a new Blog, move on, jeez.” But if you’re not, we’re excited to do this.
We came up with the name “Love Your Way.” Partly because of the Peter Frampton song (one of our favorite scenes in High Fidelity)…and because of the whole, “Love, Your Way” idea. We hope you enjoy the new look…the new content…and the new vibe-age.
When it’s all set, we’ll give you a link for a while, and then permanently redirect this site to the new domain, so we hope we don’t lose you.
Also, what do you think about the new header? Be brutally honest.
*Disclaimer, I realize this is semi-coinciding with the long-awaited-for-some release of The Knotty Bride Blog, but we tried to get it done as quickly as possible. Also, the launch of our new blog may be a bit anti-climactic after Alison launches the badassery of her new site.