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Your Wedding, Your Way : an open letter to brides from Brett Birdsong Photography

I have followed Brett Birdsong Photography and his amazing photography for a long time now. When I first started blogging I remember featuring a wedding of Brett's and he then had a couple contact him to book an engagement session and their wedding after seeing his work {you can see the engagement session here}. I LOVE stories like that. Now, onto today's feature . . . Brett has written an open letter to his brides that I just had to share with you - it's about having your wedding, your way.
Throw Tradition to the Wind and Have Your Wedding, Your Way --- an open letter to brides from Brett Birdsong Photography on Brenda's Wedding Blog www.brendasweddingblog.com

Dearest you,

Just in case you need a little push in the direction of doing your own thing for your wedding, allow me to remind you that traditions can be started by anyone. They can also be completely avoided by anyone. And a lot of them, in regards to weddings, have absolutely ridiculous and outdated origins that if you Googled for a few minutes, you’d wonder why they’re still around at all.

This bride and groom chose to have their wedding their way when they walked each other down the aisle ... Your Wedding, Your Way | Photo by Brett Birdsong Photography

This bride and groom chose to have their wedding their way when they walked each other down the aisle ... Your Wedding, Your Way | Photo by Brett Birdsong Photography

All that’s technically required is that you’re legally married at the end of the day. What you do with all the time in between is completely and totally up to you.

Some of the happiest brides I’ve ever worked with have thrown tradition to the wind, ignored everyone that said the sky would fall if they dared to be different, and done their own thing. Don’t ever be afraid of that. If you want to have an all day party with a 15 minute ceremony in the middle of it, do that. If you want to hang out with each other before the wedding, do that. If you want to throw a bouquet of gift cards so everyone can participate instead of tossing flowers to the single folk, do that.

This bride and groom got wet after they married ... Your Wedding, Your Way | photo by Brett Birdsong Photography

This bride and groom got wet after they married ... Your Wedding, Your Way | photo by Brett Birdsong Photography

Your own imagination makes Pinterest look like the recycled garage sale of second hand ideas that it is. It’s your love story. Not anyone else’s.

Be yourselves. Go crazy. It really is your party.

I’m Brett Birdsong and I approve this message.

Do you have plans to have your wedding, your way? If yes, please share. I'd love to hear how you will be making your own wedding traditions.