Credit: Megan DeSoto Photography
About The Minimalist Wedding
The Minimalist Wedding was born after I noticed a hole in the wedding blogosphere. I have always been drawn to minimalist style, and I recall reading in a Facebook group largely comprised of wedding professionals that they felt there was a lack of platform for minimalist weddings — weddings that maybe didn’t have a ton of detail or were just small and focused on a handful of aspects.
Coming from the budget wedding space, I found this to be an opportunity to carry on my love for sharing unique tips, tricks and trends in Weddingland while creating my own little corner of the Internet in which to do so. And thus The Minimalist Wedding was born.
Weddings can be anything we want them to be — from big, elaborate affairs to small, intimate gatherings. This space is where we simply celebrate love.
Christen has been blogging about weddings for over half a decade, first with her own (now defunct) blog, then with The Broke-Ass Bride. She worked for a time as a wedding coordinator in Denton, Texas, where she resides with her husband, kid and three cats. She enjoys looking at pretty things, cuddling with all of her loves, patio beers with her friends, traveling for work conferences, making money through affiliate marketing and a really good pair of sparkly sneakers. She’ll never turn down a high five, great glass of bourbon or bubbly.
Christen married her husband in true minimalist style — she found a dress that complemented her 5-month pregnant belly at a local shop for $35, had her then-business partner make a bouquet out of peonies and foraged greens and eloped at the Justice of the Peace with one celebratory glass of bubbly after (doctor approved, of course). Just a week later, she gave a keynote address at a conference wearing the same dress and shoes.