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A destination wedding guide for spirited and authentic couples, with wedding planning tips and advice, what to expect, and how to plan the event of a lifetime! All while keeping kindness, sustainability, and experience in mind. Hosted by Janelle Rivera with J.J. Au'Clair, a film wedding photographer based in Mexico, but also serving destinations world-wide.

Namaste Nuptials Janelle Rivera

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A destination wedding guide for spirited and authentic couples, with wedding planning tips and advice, what to expect, and how to plan the event of a lifetime! All while keeping kindness, sustainability, and experience in mind. Hosted by Janelle Rivera with J.J. Au'Clair, a film wedding photographer based in Mexico, but also serving destinations world-wide.

    Easy Ways to Make Your Wedding More Sustainable

    Easy Ways to Make Your Wedding More Sustainable

    With sustainability being such a buzz word these days, I'm here to help demystify how it ties in to YOUR wedding. Let me help you get in the right mindset to easily make your wedding more sustainable with these 8 tips for planning your wedding. Plus, I've got some super easy tips for after the wedding (and they even can come with a tax deduction)! 

    Since I've been a wedding photographer for more than 10 years, and an environmental advocate personally, I'm so so excited to share how these two ideas can merge! 


    NOTES:
    1. Choose a sustainable, no harm engagement ring & jewelry for your wedding.

    2. Sustainable fashion doesn't have to be ugly! Let's talk about bridal fashion and how you have have the best unique gowns without hurting the planet (or other people)

    3. Wedding planners can be a great key to help you integrate 0 waste and sustainability!

    4. Organic florals? Do they really make that much of a difference for the planet?

    5. Look for wedding vendors who practice giving back, 0 waste, and sustainable practices (p.s. I share how J.J. Au'Clair partners with you to give back to the global community).

    6. Venues— can we really make a difference with the location of our wedding?!

    7. Reduce plastic waste with glassware, flatware, etc.

    8. Catering + Organic Food! 

    + BONUS: Tips for giving back from the excess of your wedding (and possibly get a tax write-off)!

    Work with me, Janelle, as your wedding photographer in Mexico & partner with me to give back!
    And check out the journal for the full podcast notes and transcribed episode : https://jjauclair.com/blog

    Sustainable Jewelry:
    Aurate
    Trumpet and Horn
    Catbird
    Taylor & Hart
    Soko --- FAVORITE for day-to-day and wedding day statement pieces


    Ethical Bridal:
    Leila Hafiz
    Pure Magnolia
    Leanne Marshall

    Organic Florists:
    French Market Flowers — Atlanta!
    Selva — Portland

    Organic Atlanta Catering:
    Endive Fine Catering
    Moveable Feast
    Grazing Affair

    Organizations to Partner:
    Second Helpings Atlanta
    Repeat Roses
    Black Mamas Matter Alliance -- If you choose to have a plantation wedding, please consider giving back and vetting that the venue is actively giving back to the community as well


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    • 52 min
    What to do if You're Nervous in Front of the Camera

    What to do if You're Nervous in Front of the Camera

    Let me help you get in the right mindset for feeling confident in front of the camera. Plus, I've been a wedding photographer in Atlanta GA for more than 10 years— so I can share a few tricks for looking natural and at ease too. Nervous to get in front of the camera? Pshh. Not any more!
    NOTES:
    1. Your wedding or elopement photographer should be someone you trust and enjoy being around.
    2. Tips to practice in front of the mirror.
    3. Try meditation!
    4. Catch a few breaths.
    5. Trust the process!
    6. Special BONUS TIP🖤

    Work with me, Janelle, as your Mexico wedding photographer! 
    And check out the journal for the full podcast notes and transcribed episode : https://jjauclair.com/blog
    The Calm App: https://www.calm.com
    Tapping Meditation App: https://www.thetappingsolutionapp.com

    • 20 min
    Welcome Announcement

    Welcome Announcement

    Thank you so much for tuning in! I’m Janelle with J.J. Au’Clair, a fine art film wedding photographer based in the Southeastern United States with a passion for storytelling, travel, and beauty. Lately, I have been wondering to myself... how else can I show up for my couples and future brides, to be a nurturing resource for them in what is one of the most exciting and unique seasons of their lives? In this place of wanting to give back you all and to serve you better, I am proud to announce that Namaste Nuptials was born!

    I’ll be releasing the first season of episodes weekly starting September 2nd! Namaste Nuptials will be a fine art wedding guide for refined and authentic couples, with wedding planning tips and advice, what to expect, and how to plan the event of a lifetime! All while keeping kindness, sustainability, and experience in mind.

    I’ll see you all soon! Namaste



    LINKS:

    https://jjauclair.com

    https://instagram.com/jjauclair

    https://facebook.com/jjauclair

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