There is the most beautiful wedding on the blog today!! I just love the design and the HEART behind David & Kirsten's wedding celebration 💕 So many timeless touches — from the the black bridesmaids dresses to the all-white floral and firework sendoff! 🌟 We are so excited to share all the joy and romance from their day! Enjoy!
What a privilege 💕
So excited to continuing sharing my #12GarmentYear finds with you today! For September’s purchase, I got these beautiful caramel leather slides from @fortressofinca!! FOI is an amazing company that works with family-owned and operated factories and workshops in Peru where gender equality is a must and workers are paid a fair wage and craft in a safe working environment. Let’s cut to the chase about these slides though — they are expensive. If you look them up, you will notice the price. In my journey of choosing to buy ethically-made clothing, I have heard (and experienced) that a “drawback” can be the price. For example, for the price of these shoes, I could have bought at least a pair of jeans (if not two!) and 1-2 shirts from almost any clothing store. It is tempting, don’t get me wrong. I’m only in month 2 of my #12GarmentYear but this month felt especially hard to say “no” to any clothing purchases other than my one ethically-made item. I often ask myself this: what DOES it mean to be a good steward of my money? Is it to spend less and buy cheaply? But what if buying cheaper means buying things that were made by men and women in very unsafe working conditions? What if they were actually … slaves? I am not using this to guilt-trip anyone or cause people to feel shame — this is a learning process, a journey (one that I am currently on!) and these are TRULY the questions I ask myself. What if spending more on yes, one single item, but … buying less … is actually what being a good steward of my money looks like?
David & Kirsten 💖 What a DAY!!! So thankful to know these two and to share in their special day with them yesterday. It was just magical and I can't wait to share more with you soon!! Incredible styling by @budsnbloom at @oneidagcc, cake by @monzubakery 🌟 #LivinLaVidaMartin #maisonmeredith #weLOVEmarriage