Birds. Really? Haven’t we exhausted that metaphor?
Bird backlash. We know; we’ve made fun of the bird thing ourselves. Birds are an easy target, just because they’ve become so ubiquitous in our culture. Over at Sunbright Sparrow Studio, home of our original bird brand, Anna says: “Birds convey freedom, movement, and a lightness that we humans would do well to emulate. Sparrows in particular symbolize good fortune and the journey homeward; sailors often had them tattooed on their bodies for luck and the journey towards true love.” All good things, really. Plus, birds are incredibly persistent, hang in groups, and can be charmingly unpredictable. Kind of like us.
But to be perfectly honest, Anna’s been doing the bird thing, since, well, she was 4. So if loving something since 1982 is wrong, then we don’t want to be right.
So why Bridebird, if you feature stuff for grooms and gay weddings?
Because Groombird doesn’t have quite the same zing.
Tell me about your style.
Here you go, from each of us:
Anna :: Likes blazers, stripes, brogues, jangly vintage bracelets, Ray-Bans, white dishes and white towels. Dislikes ruffles, most pink, trying too hard.
Sarah K :: Likes great hair, shiny lips, tight jeans, architectural dresses. Dislikes baggy eyes, baggy shirts, baggy pants, tiny handbags.
Lindsey :: Likes collars, black, bows, tulle, metallics, neutrals, buttons, sock buns. Dislikes not layering, loud patterns, brand names.
What’s different about your site? There are 9364 wedding blogs, so why should we read yours?
Our keyword: useful. (Sub-keyword: cool.) We value content that is well-written, funny, personality-driven, and constructive, moving our readers towards their wedding with a secret handshake that is probably fumbled but well-intentioned nonetheless. We are all writers first and trendspotters second, ranging in age from just over 20 to almost 40, who know that weddings can happen at any age, with kids, parents, money, and without.
We are not people who are anti-stuff. In fact, we love stuff, as long as it is useful, beautiful, and well-made. We think stuff, especially stuff given with love at the beginning of a life together, can be a receptacle for memories and hope and roasted brussel sprouts.
We also believe, fundamentally, that marriages are more important than weddings, which is why we’re a lifestyle magazine rather than a blog with lots of pretty pictures. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)
Since you love stuff so much, can I send you something for review?
Generally, no; but we would like to know about your product. Send us a quick email at email@example.com with ‘Product Submission’ in the subject line. Please include a few images and a short description.
How can my wedding be featured?
We feature one real wedding a month; please read our submission guidelines for more information.
But I’m a photographer/planner/baker with a picture that you’d really love.
We do accept single image submissions. For consideration, please read the details here.
How can I submit a question for your advice column?
Leave it on our Facebook page, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions are confidential, so send us something juicy.