My latest article, 2016 Northwest Wedding Trends, is out now in the January/February issue of 425 Magazine and the February/March issue of South Sound Magazine.
As a writer, I’m drawn to wedding stories for lots of reasons. Nowadays it can seem like a very brave thing to surrender to a belief in lasting romance. The contrast of new and old ideas is a hallmark of modern wedding stories. I’m also fascinated by rituals and tradition, and beautiful things catch my eye as much as anyone. Weddings are a show of creativity, individuality, and of course, love. Here in the Northwest, our natural beauty often has a starring role.
I’ve been married a while, which makes it fun to cover weddings and see what’s new and fresh out there. There is a skill to gathering up and telling a story from someone else’s viewpoint, with mostly their needs in mind. As always, I was thinking of my own experiences when I was writing, but here I was picturing the reader most of all.
Check it out now.