Meet APW’s newest sponsor and contributor, Alyssa Griffith, who is the owner and lead event planner for Rose Gold Events in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been officially rocking the wedding industry for the last four years since becoming a Certified Wedding Planner in 2011, and unofficially since she planned her mom’s wedding as a teenager. Alyssa—who is so much our people she has her own planner-centric version of the APW Sanity Pledge—is so excited to work with you guys she is offering $250 off to the first 2 APW couples who book Rose Gold Events for 2015.



January 30, 2015


APW Happy Hour

Pregnant in heels

by Meg Keene
Hey APW, So. Alt Summit. Last week was a whirlwind, and it also happens to be a whirlwind where I was pregnant in heels. It was tiring and exhilarating, and I’ll have more to say about it once I’ve sat with it a little bit. Mostly, I was so deeply grateful to be in an environment last week where it wasn’t just okay to be a pregnant woman working long hours networking, doing business deals, and teaching. The fact that I was pregnant was celebrated (“OMG YOU’RE PREGNANT! I didn’t know! You’ll love two kids!&#... read more

Breaking Bad Marriage Habits with Blue Apron

For those "I don't know, what do YOU want?" nights

by Maddie Eisenhart
Last summer I had the opportunity to try out Blue Apron, a service that delivers fresh, seasonal recipes to your door so that you can make home-cooked meals even if you’re a novice in the kitchen. I was excited to try out the service, because as I wrote, Michael and I are both terribly inexperienced cooks. (To give you an idea: I finally mastered my egg scrambling technique this past year and I was so impressed with myself, that I kept insisting Michael describe just how delicious they were out loud while we’d eat them. Seasoning, it turns... read more

Surviving for Six Weeks with a Baby in the NICU

I can't go on. I go on.

by Michelle
I never thought I’d be a person with a scary story. I think of my friend who had cancer, or the one with the disabled twins, and think that surely they must have some source of strength that gets them through it. Some extraordinary power of patience, or endurance, or peace. And then, after a normal (dare I say enjoyable?) nine months of pregnancy and eighteen hours of labor, my beautiful baby girl was born… and she was purple. They took her away and I cried tears of joy when I heard that tiny squeaky cry from across the room. [&hellip... read more


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