We had no idea where to start with our wedding plans and this book was just what we needed! I feel free in sense also - that I'm not bound by the traditions of a "normal " wedding. Looking forward to putting these tips into practice!
If you're getting married, you need this book so you don't end up spending $35,000 on a wedding you hate. Karen really breaks down how to create a wedding that is authentic and meaningful to you and your partner, whether that's a totally off beat wedding or a typical wedding bash. Loved it!
This book is a breath of fresh air compared to all of the other resources that try to convince you to spend a fortune on a wedding! It's helped us to be creative and come up with a wedding that feels really like US instead of just going for the stock standard version. Loved the down to earth approach and the pre-written scripts for having awkward conversations — genius!
The first thing I noticed when it arrived was how big it was! We’ve only made it through the first two sections so far but we’re loving it! There’s so much detail, I had no idea what was really involved in planning a wedding and this book goes way deep. Definitely worth the investment!
Finally someone that understands what our generation is all about. This is such a refreshing approach to weddings for today.
Loving the worksheets! It’s helping us to get clear and what we really want and what’s important. I was feeling overwhelmed before but this book puts everything in perspective and is a big relief to be honest.
Plan the Wedding YOU Want
When it comes to how we celebrate weddings today everyone seems hell-bent on us doing it The Exact Same Way. The first dance, the cake-cutting, the bouquet toss…
And you might fear that if you don’t follow this exact blueprint, then it means you’re doing it wrong…
Whose rituals are you using, anyway? And what does it really mean to have an unconventional wedding?
(Spoiler alert: taco trucks at your reception is just scratching the surface...)
Part social commentary, part guidebook, Wedding With Intention is a light-hearted guide and workbook to support you through the process of designing an intentional wedding –– where you can begin to distinguish between what’s truly meaningful to you from the external pressures that influence ceremonies today.
Because it’s not about being unconventional for the sake of it. It’s about taking the time to decide what’s important to you and choosing your own path...
So you can plan the wedding you really want to have!
Dare to design your celebration with soul.
Bonus #1: Get FREE Access to the Digital & Audio Versions!
Wish you could have a wedding coach + planner in your living room? With the digital and audio versions of Wedding With Intention, author Karen Hopkins will be right there with you –– facilitating meaningful conversations and guiding you towards your wedding purpose every step of the way! Listen to the book and work through it together with your partner, with a wedding pro who’s got your back.
Purchase the book today, and you’ll score access to both the digital and audio copies totally free!
Bonus #2: Unwrap Your Wedding With Intention Digital Gift Pack
The digital gift pack includes Karen’s Money Saving Masterclass and Budget Spreadsheet Template –– super-handy resources to have access to as you work through the book with money on your mind.
Bonus #3: Attend An Exclusive Live Webinar With Industry Experts!
Your wedding photos are pretty important, right?
Class is in! Join author Karen Hopkins on a live webinar with special guest Megan Elrick of Cascades Photo and Video. Megan is an award winning wedding photographer and videographer with over 10 years experience. Having shot over 100 weddings, Megan’s going to take us through her Wedding Photo Essentials — so you can avoid disappointment and get the wedding photos you really want!
Attend the online event live in November or watch the replay.
Bonus #4: Join Our Private Community of Bride Disrupted Insiders!
When you order Wedding With Intention before October 31, you’ll be one of our first Founding Members in our private Facebook Group for Bride Disrupted Insiders! Join a like-minded community of brides and grooms working their way through the book to share experiences, tips, stories and get access to author Karen Hopkins’ expertise in a safe, supportive space.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Originally from the Central Coast, Australia, Karen Anne Hopkins has found her home, and a cozy writing nook, by the Pacific Ocean in Vancouver, Canada. After spending five years as a wedding planner, she set off on a quest to dismantle the pressures of “proper” wedding etiquette, tear-stained to-do lists and societal pressures that go hand-in-hand with attempting to plan a wedding in today’s heavily filtered world.
As the CEO and Founder of Bride Disrupted, Karen is passionate about not doing things they way they’re “supposed” to be done, studying the world around her and translating her discoveries into stories that support growth and personal development in others.
She’s also a newly certified sailboat skipper, podcast devotee, proud plant mama and travel enthusiast. If she’s not sailing to a nearby island or cycling her way across cities, she’s probably planning her next Big Adventure, passport and journal in hand.
WANT TO PLAN A WEDDING THAT'S ROOTED IN PURPOSE & SOUL (with gorgeous, handy worksheets to figure it all out)?
THAT'S WHAT YOU'LL GET IN THIS BOOK.
Wedding With Intention will support you on your journey to designing a celebration that feels true to your relationship and reclaims your intention for getting engaged to begin with!
You’ll also learn:
IT'S MORE THAN JUST A BOOK
It’s a new way of thinking.
It’s a personal journal and workbook to store all your thoughts, work through practical exercises so you can create a celebration from a space of intent.
And it’s your roadmap to planning a wedding with meaning that you, and your guests will love…
Even if it looks nothing like any other wedding you’ve ever attended.
EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK
"But what does it even mean to have an “unconventional” wedding? You might turn to Pinterest or Google with these terms in hand to find out, and what you discover is that—according to the masses—a unique or unconventional wedding means including llamas in your ceremony, a bride wearing a jumpsuit instead of a ball gown, and booking a food truck to feed guests tacos at the reception. How do you even begin to untangle what is truly meaningful to you from what you are taught should be meaningful? Were llamas really what you had in mind when you decided that you would have an unconventional wedding? Sure, these elements add a level of quirkiness or whimsy to the event, but do they really add meaning?
The current version of a unique or unconventional wedding unfortunately doesn’t live up to its fullest potential. Right now, the wedding industry pressures us into making all the materialistic decisions first (hello, wedding colour palette) and saves the intentional stuff for the bottom of the barrel: your vows, ceremonies, and moments to share why you’re in this at all.”
- Wedding with Intention
About Our Print Partner
Rather than bulk ordering 150,000 copies of the book from a printer in China and shipping them across the globe (and also potentially sending them back to the pulp mill if nobody purchased them), we chose to work with Lulu, the only B-Corp certified print-on-demand book publisher.
By utilizing their global print network, books are printed only when an order is placed and routed to the print facility closest to the delivery address to cut down on shipping cost and CO2 emissions.
Lulu was created after founder Bob Young set out to write a book himself and found the existing publishing structure expensive and inaccessible. By making self-publishing and printing books more accessible Lulu has supported over 1 million independent authors, entrepreneurs and creators to tell their story and share their knowledge since the company’s launch in 2002.
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