Winner: Local Squared

by Meg Keene, CEO & Editor-In-Chief

Today is the day that I announce the winner of Local Squared. First off, let me say, I was really worried that no one would meet the criteria for this contest. Instead, I just got my little heart broken having to pick just one of you to win. I really wish I could pick every single one of you who’s in a difficult economic situation Kate Harrison’s splendid photography. But, I can’t.

So, I’m really pleased to announce that the winner of the contest, as picked by me out of David’s fedora, is….. Christen! (Christen, cue wild dance around the living room. You have free and amazing wedding photography! Yipee!) So, please email me your contact information, and a quick description of how you fit the contest criteria and I will pass it along to Kate. To the rest of you, hugs and good wishes from Chez Practical! And a huge huge huge thank you to Kate Harrison for being so generous to this little community.

As for me, I’m in a bit of a uninspired funk, so I’m taking the rest of the day off. If you have cool inspiration, as always, leave it in the comments. I will click on every single link and read every single word.


Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit #NASTY

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  • see, meg, a conclusion like that is practically a command for me to send you somewhere random and excellent. so: sophie ellis bextor’s murder on the dancefloor, AKA what a wedding would look like if it merged with “clue.” cue that intro!

  • i *love* murder on the dance floor :) i want to play it at my wedding. but there won`t be any Clue. Have a good day!

  • Not a ton of new inspiration here, but a question – have you read ‘One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding’ by Rebecca Mead. I read it over last week, and it made me appreciate this site and the entire practical community SO much more.

  • Meg

    Um, heck yes Megan. In fact, I gave it away awhile back as part of my “what make you a practical bride/groom contest.” You’ll notice in my (very short) list of favorite wedding books on the right side of the blog.

    Glad you discovered it. It should be a must read for every engaged person in the US.

  • My wedding is next March so I went to the wholesale flower market this weekend to see what will be in season next year. I am currently crushing on the idea of using a variety of leaves for the bouquets. They are cute and cost lots less.

  • Hey Meg, it is kind of a funky, gloomy day here in the Bay. I’m in Berkeley, and overdue to give you a shoutout for saving my sanity on a daily basis (so good I am not alone in wanting to escape the WIC and wanting a pretty wedding!) AND for hooking me up with the talented Kate Harrison, whom I’m so excited to meet tomorrow morning! I love her work – which I first found on your blog – and I love that she’s so engaged (ahem) with the community that she’s willing to do pro bono work for someone who’s hit on hard times. That makes me even more excited about having her as our wedding photog! Thanks for all you do!!!

  • oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my goodness!! you guys are the BEST…THANK YOU, A Practical Wedding and Kate!!!!!!!! I will send you an email tonight with all my details!