If things have been a little quiet around here lately, it's because I've been working on a project that's been in the works for almost a year. I'm thrilled to introduce you to SPOKEN BRIDE, a new website that combines lifestyle articles for brides and newlyweds, visual inspiration from jaw-dropping real Catholic weddings, and community for Catholic wedding vendors.
Last summer, my friends Jiza, Elissa (she took that gorgeous image above from Maura of Made In His Image's wedding!) and I started talking about what a need there is to foster connections between Catholic wedding photographers, planners, and designers in order to help them find clients who appreciate their fire for the sacrament of marriage, as well as the need for a resource that provides visually beautiful images and inspiration on par with the culture's wedding sites, yet made deeper and truer with spiritual richness. A few weeks ago, our friend Andi joined us, and things have been rolling, and rolling fast, since then. SPOKEN BRIDE launches May 31, the Feast of the Visitation, to close the month of Our Lady with a nod to her identity as the purest, most humble, obedient, radiant bride, in the best sense of the words.
I couldn't be happier that this dream, a long time coming, now has some real internet roots, and we have high hopes for SPOKEN becoming a distinctive, noted resource for lots of brides. Read more about us and about our mission here. Meantime, I'll still be posting here, at least through the end of May, and am currently discerning how SPOKEN and Captive the Heart will intersect.
Want to get involved? This community will be dependent on submissions and involvement from y'all, so we'd love to have you!
Please pray for us as we start this ministry and share it with your friends, ministry partners, and fellow vendors and creatives! I hope you'll join me!
- If you're engaged or newlywed, find info about submitting your wedding or engagement shoot here.
- If you're a photographer or other wedding vendor, click here for more on joining our Vendor Guide and having your work and your business featured on the site and in our forthcoming directory for brides.
- Do you have an article idea? Deets on submitting written work are here.