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{Real Curvy Wedding} Stunning Maggie Sottero Dress in a Dreamy Winter Wonderland Wedding by Misty Enright Photography

 {Real Curvy Wedding} Stunning Maggie Sottero Dress in a Dreamy Winter Wonderland Wedding by Misty Enright Photography I love seeing plus size brides embrace their curves and fully embody what it is to be a curvy bride and today’s bride did just that and it makes my heart sing with happiness.  She looks amazing in […]

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{Motivation Monday} Experience Joy…regardless

This is the best quote and just what we needed to keep it moving today!

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Plus Size vs Curvy…Which Do You Prefer?

A while back we posted a QOTD and from that question came another great question. Are people offended when someone uses the words plus size? Do you prefer curvy or voluptuous? This somewhat baffled me because honestly I think of plus size being the pc way of saying things.  I myself am not offended because […]

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  • Judy Diep - I think it’s FANTASTIC that this site/publication exists! I’ve personally flip-flopped on how I feel about the term “plus-size”, but I agree with you that we shouldn’t put so much focus on the label. Instead we need to celebrate every body size and acknowledge the inspiration and confidence that comes with seeing a publication or spotlight that shows someone with a similar body to yours. And how that inclusiveness will continue to help us bring each other up in this world that is continuously trying to shut us down. Thank you for all you do!ReplyCancel

  • Liz Dimick - I am a woman who has battled her weight since childhood. At the age of five I was 95Lbs. At 15 I was 180. Now as an adult I am 200. I am 5’4 and measure 42/36/44.
    Curvy is what I call myself. As for a broad-term “category” file it under woman.
    Why should we have to be all placed in separate boxes labeled “x” “y” or “z”. Its the same labeling that can cause painful conflicts. Dont label us, we are not product’s we are people.
    If a company feels it’s too good to have anyone less than the most beautiful woman in their magazine then shame on them. Real world women are all shapes, sizes, races and faces.
    Why add to the segregationist media that only wants people who look nothing like the everyday person? Having “our own” blog/magazine/clothes etc is only fueling the fire. Inclusion is the key to acceptance.ReplyCancel

    • Shafonne Myers {Editor-in-Chief} - Liz, GREAT point! We agree full heartedly but also feel that the inclusion factor is not happening at all, especially in the bridal industry. We want to give plus size brides something to see themselves in. As a bride, all you strive for it is to see and image how you are going to look on your special day and it’s hard to do that when you can’t even find imagery that looks like you. And yes in an optimal situation, inclusion and having one publication or magazine that shows brides of all sizes is amazing….it just doesn’t exist. But we agree it should but until it does we are here to give that inspiration that so many plus size brides long for. Thanks so much for sharing your point of view, we really appreciate it!ReplyCancel

  • Stormy - As a boudoir photographer who would like to fly the flag for plus size women, I really struggle with this issue too. It’s not MY desire to identify women by a label like “plus size” or “curvy,” but how else I can attract those sorts of women to see my work and know I’d love to photograph them? The internet forces you into calling people something in order for your work to be found by those people – there’s really no way around that.

    Personally, I’m a bit divided on the rest. While no one should be made to feel like a second class citizen due to their body shape (and being excluded from regular media), I also think it’s really nice to have media catered specifically to you. I mean…I really wish every online store was using my exact body to model clothing – I’d never have to return clothes again!

    I think you’re doing a fantastic job:)ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - I am a plus size/curvy wedding planner and am very happy showcasing and submitting weddings and style shoots with plus size couples!

    All weddings are beautiful & everyone is beautiful in them!!

    I kind of made it a mini-mission of mine to be inclusive of all body types in my style shoots as much as possible because I have a very strong body positive foundation and the more we show we are confident, the more people can’t turn away!

    ALSO, I have dealt with many blogs and they do not treat me any differently because of my size or shape. I read all different types of blogs and even see plus size couples on them and feel super proud! Everyone, including plus size brides read the blogs that are not specifically for their size. But having this blog is such a positive way to make a stand that we are here and we are worth so much more than how we have been treated in the past.

    I think there is a huge body positive movement that can change many things! Glad to be a wedding planner who is part of it! :) ReplyCancel

{Real Plus Size Wedding} Tiffany Blue Converses by Bethany May Photography

 {Real Plus Size Wedding} Tiffany Blue Converses by Bethany May Photography I’m always telling plus size brides to embrace who they are fully…and once you do this it will all come together.  I was so excited to get this wedding, from Bethany May Photography because so often curvy brides think that they HAVE to wear […]

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{Wedding Wednesday} Kleinfeld Sale Up to 70%

I just love sharing one of my favorite places for plus size brides…Kleinfeld’s.  They have a great plus size wedding gown selection and on top of that they are having a huge sample sale.  Their sample sale includes bridal gowns perfect for any curvy bride with sizes up to size 28. And don’t forget to […]

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{Color Inspiration} Red

The color red means a lot of things, but if I had to sum up all those things in one word, I would say that it’s POWERFUL. Whenever you wear the color red, you demand attention. Like green, it has the ability to pop if its a bright shade, but if it’s darker, it can […]

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{Color Inspiration} Pink, Gold and a Pop of Turquoise

With spring arriving a few days ago, yes I know it’s supposed to be snow but we are definitely looking toward warmer days. I am totally digging these colors.  Pink, Gold and Turquoise are truly the epitome of spring and summer.  The colors together put you in such a good mood and just make you […]

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Motivation Mondays: Live in Your Clothes

Every piece of clothing you have are clothes that you own. So why not live in them? If I could put a lease out on my favorite jeans and shirt, I’d do it. I become so attached to my outfits that I’d just die without them, and that’s the way any girl should feel about […]

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