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When it comes to how we celebrate weddings today, there seem to be unwritten “rules” declaring that there’s a certain way they should be done. There’s the first dance. The cake-cutting. The bouquet toss. Is that really the blueprint for The Perfect Wedding that we should be striving for? In this podcast, we’re exploring the culture around weddings today, and having the big conversations about what it really means to enter a marriage and cultivate a deeply fulfilling relationship. Just to be clear, this is not about simply rebelling and not conforming for the sake of not conforming. There’s no expectation that you should show up to your wedding celebration in unicorn onesies just to say “To hell with tradition!” This about taking the time to decide what’s really important to you, for your wedding and your marriage, and choosing your own path rather than being influenced by what are perceived to be the “rules.” Because in all honesty, the process of planning a wedding is really a process of laying the foundations that your marriage will be built on, so let's prepare for that! So I invite you to forget everything you thought you knew about weddings — Bride Disrupted is your guide to a wedding and marriage with meaning. Hosted by wedding and realtionship coahc Karen Anne Hopkins.

Bride Disrupted — Your Guide to a Wedding and Marriage with Meaning Karen Anne Hopkins

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When it comes to how we celebrate weddings today, there seem to be unwritten “rules” declaring that there’s a certain way they should be done. There’s the first dance. The cake-cutting. The bouquet toss. Is that really the blueprint for The Perfect Wedding that we should be striving for? In this podcast, we’re exploring the culture around weddings today, and having the big conversations about what it really means to enter a marriage and cultivate a deeply fulfilling relationship. Just to be clear, this is not about simply rebelling and not conforming for the sake of not conforming. There’s no expectation that you should show up to your wedding celebration in unicorn onesies just to say “To hell with tradition!” This about taking the time to decide what’s really important to you, for your wedding and your marriage, and choosing your own path rather than being influenced by what are perceived to be the “rules.” Because in all honesty, the process of planning a wedding is really a process of laying the foundations that your marriage will be built on, so let's prepare for that! So I invite you to forget everything you thought you knew about weddings — Bride Disrupted is your guide to a wedding and marriage with meaning. Hosted by wedding and realtionship coahc Karen Anne Hopkins.

    Australian Bushfires Ruined Kelly's Wedding — Here's What She Wants You To Know

    Australian Bushfires Ruined Kelly's Wedding — Here's What She Wants You To Know

    In November 2019, bushfires surrounded Kelly’s parents’ property — the same location her wedding was to be held just a few days later.Moving forward with the wedding as planned, piece by piece the details began to fall apart as guests were stopped by...

    • 55 min
    Weddings and Money: What is Your Wedding Really Worth?

    Weddings and Money: What is Your Wedding Really Worth?

    How much should you spend on your wedding, exactly?The majority of couples get married at a time in their lives when there are a number of other competing priorities in life, all with large financial investments attached. Purchasing a home, starting a...

    • 34 min
    Finding Individuality in Your Wedding Journey

    Finding Individuality in Your Wedding Journey

    Weddings are an opportunity to present the unique characteristics of your relationship to the world. But, in the race to capture the perfect wedding photographs that perfectly align with the wedding trends of right now, are we missing an opportunity to...

    • 55 min
    Wedding FOMO - How to Have a Wedding with No Regrets

    Wedding FOMO - How to Have a Wedding with No Regrets

    Having a hard time making wedding decisions?Perhaps you’ve already made some choices, but can’t help but second-guess yourself?You’re not alone. The wedding planning journey often feels like one giant match of emotional-tug-of-war between deciding...

    • 51 min
    How to Have the Wedding You Actually Want to Have

    How to Have the Wedding You Actually Want to Have

    So you’ve decided how you wish to celebrate your marriage… but you’re not so sure everyone is going to be on board with your plans.How do you break the news to your parents and friends, and get them as excited about your plans as you are?In this...

    • 23 min
    A New Way to Wed

    A New Way to Wed

    In the first two episodes, we talked about the not so pretty side of weddings and why there is... room for improvement.In this episode, I give you the practical tools for approaching your wedding in an entirely different way so you can:Find more...

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

carbenfibre ,

The best wedding advice, and empowerment to planning a wedding with intention!

Karen and the Bride Disrupted book and podcast has provided the most honest exploration of the purpose and value of marriage, in addition to how to design your dream wedding celebration with your partner.

Hoo The Man ,

Game changer!

Brilliant channel! A game changer concept that I’ve been looking for it for years.

KaySmith1975 ,

Wow, game changing!

Finally there is a conversation about weddings that isn’t just about dresses and flowers. So happy to hear a different side to this tradition that focuses on the real meaning — marriage!

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