APW Happy Hour

Burn it to the ground

Hey APW,

What a week, right? WHAT A MOTHERFUCKING WEEK. Even though we were technically not publishing this week, we wanted to have an open thread yesterday for all of us: sexual assault survivors, and those of us lucky enough to have not been assaulted but simply move through the world as women. And yet, somehow, none of us could get words out to even write that open thread. Our team watched the Kavanaugh hearings together in shock and horror (with some In-N-Out to try to dull the pain). So today, let’s take this space to process whatever feelings we have, during this week of news that has been nothing but a string of triggers.

Come Hang Out With Us & See Our Plus Size Wedding Dress Collection

However, there were bright moments in this week of horrific news. We got together with the team from Lace & Liberty to shoot a mini lookbook for our plus size collection. It was so powerful to be with a group of women, celebrating how sexy and beautiful women are at ALL sizes, not just the size that the patriarchy wants us to be. We’ll have more about the collection on Monday, but please RSVP to join us for the special preview of the collection at the Lace & Liberty showroom at 973 Valencia Street in San Francisco on Saturday, October 6th, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Everyone is welcome—engaged, married, single, size 32, size 0, size 12… We just want to see your beautiful faces and get your feedback on how we can make this collection even better.

Plus, A New APW Community

Along with that, we’ve started slowly rolling out our new community, The After Party. We wanted to create a dedicated space where you can connect with each other outside the comments, crowdsource advice, and get access to exclusive content like live Q&A chats with the APW staff (and eventually from APW-approved wedding pros too). Since a community isn’t a community without y’all, we’re offering a free month trial to anyone who joins us now, plus special $14.99 pricing to all founding members (which you get to keep forever, even if the price goes up). You can read way more about our community right here, or head over here to sign up for free. We can’t wait to meet you.

xo,

Meg

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