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Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. Her first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top three bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and son.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04558969691762187390 pink helicopter

    Love!!! Makes my 7 person wedding look humongous. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06648909402880706542 Mandy

    Absolutely beautiful. And something we've actually considered. Actually, we've thought about having a "just us" wedding up on this beautiful rock face we love, then have another ceremony and reception later.

    Also, I love that the bride is wearing wellies. When I first asked one of my girls to be a bridesmaid, her response was, "Can I wear wellies in your wedding?" I told her of course she could.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13811559996670448379 Emily Takes Photos

    As I said to L&L;, just lovely.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11575834126606152875 miss fancy pants (the bride)

    Love it! It reminds every bride and groom what it's really about.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06529652450620062626 K

    Now THAT is a wedding.

    LOVE.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00834589934346532271 jolene

    Okay I nevvvvvvvvvver comment but I am finding myself saying out loud how much I effing LOVE these pictures. And no one else is home. So I had to share with y'all.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13061035220548972874 anna and the ring

    Bugger, now I want to cull the list again!

  • April

    Love the wellies, *heart* the bright coat and most of all: the gorgeous photos of the couple smiling so contentedly. Bliss and best wishes to them always!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08169407356570837365 D-Day

    oh man that series of pictures and L&L;'s brief and perfect description at the bottom, definitely made me tear up. so beautiful!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13424616103795706999 LindsFM

    I just got chills. So perfect. Makes me feel silly for worrying about the stupid little things.

  • Peonies and Polaroids

    Thank you! We love you. Lots and lots.

    Cara, aka Peonies, aka Lillian and Leonard (one half of)

  • Jessica

    F*CK YEAH! Veuve in mugs, PERFECT!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05545643718134730711 katey

    Yes! Agree LindsFM. It's a very stunning reminder of how much those little things don't matter, and of what does actually matter.
    I love it – beautiful photography, beautiful moment, perfectly captured.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14754919340261805292 hello

    This is special!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00238573436402087737 BeerBudgetBride

    It really did choke me up a little. It's perfect. And there's a tiny ache in my chest for how amazing and personal it is. Oh the jealousy.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01377787038293960528 Stacey

    I love it. This is just what I needed. I had a freak-out the other night about my wedding (post forthcoming) and I'm trying to calm myself down by thinking of your wonderfully practice advice and images like this help. They really do!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06206689296805893265 east side bride

    whoa, just saw this. I totally copped your post. I guess great minds think alike?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09526722516550185150 Meg

    @esb
    A week behind on the blog I see ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05015154263419128138 Fanny

    I don't agree. It seems you all are saying (but maybe i'm mis-interpreting) that all that matters in a wedding is the commitment to one another and that if no one is there to witness it, then it's even stronger.

    I very much disagree. In my book, if there was nobody but us, there would be no need to have a wedding. We've said all these things to each other and are already commited to each other. Now we want to say this to the people we love, and heck, to the whole world. I want to proclaim my commitment to him on the rooftops !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09526722516550185150 Meg

    @ Fanny
    You are misinterpreting. What you want is great, it's what I had and what I wanted. But it's important to remember that at it's core, the wedding is as simple and as complicated as vows.

    And what you want is not what everyone needs to have.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05015154263419128138 Fanny

    Yes, i understand, but still disagree. For me, at its core, the wedding is the vows *in front of witnesses*.

    In fact, in France (don't know about the states), a wedding is only legal if you have two "witnesses" to sign the paper at the end. You can't just get married by yourselves.

    I just don't see the point in a wedding were there is just the bride and the groom. I guess maybe it has something to do with the fact that my "fiance" and i have been together 10 years and have 3 kids and so the commitment is already there, we just need/want to make it public.

    But it's also because for me, a wedding is important socially, for the status it gives you. So it must happen in front of society (represented by 2, 15 or 150 people doesn't matter the number).

    Because what's the difference between the wedding in the picture and any other romantic evening were you tell each other your love and commitment ?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09526722516550185150 Meg

    @ Fanny
    I'm not moderating this post now, but I will be if this continues. The point of this site is for each person to be able to find and express what's right for them in a wedding. Apparently a tiny wedding isn't right for you, and it's great that you know that. However, that doesn't allow you to trash the idea that it is right for others.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05015154263419128138 Fanny

    I'm sorry if i'm coming off as trashing the idea. I'm just trying to understand it. Maybe my english isn't good enough to express myself correctly.

    I just wanted to pursue discussion on what is at the core of a wedding. Sorry if it came out agressively.

    It's the first time i comment on this site because most of the time other people say what i think so no need.

    Again, sorry.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18182268757502634911 sera

    really. seriously. can I start over and do this instead? lovely.

  • Sara Sheehy

    Love love love! The photography, too, is beautiful.