After #BlackoutTuesday, we wanted to take a moment to share the actionable steps that we, as a wedding blog, believe help move in the right direction in continuing to raise awareness on this issue on a long-term basis.
We are listening and open to positive and constructive conversations and appreciate your support ❤️
1. We actively seek to share diverse weddings, however, we know it’s not enough. We continuously reshare the ones we post, real weddings + editorials, since there isn’t enough. We need a much more balanced mix of races.
The features you see were rarely received from submissions (POC, same-sex, Asian, Hindu, Latin etc). We’d love to receive more of these in submissions (more on this in our stories coming later today).
EDITORIALS WE LEAD
2. We’re committed to including more POC and minorities whenever we lead our own editorials.
More than half of our Styled Socials + closed shoots that we have organized included POC or other non-Caucasian ethnicities. Our first choice is, and always will be, non-white models.
3. Over the past few years, we have removed all features of weddings and shoots that highlighted, romanticized or otherwise shared testimonials of couples having plantation weddings as a style. We’ve been declining these types of submissions and will continue to do so.
photo by #ruffledvendor @rawshoots