Today’s wedding blogger interview is with Allison of Engaged & Inspired, one of my favorite local wedding blogs! Funny story, once I was at an event in San Francisco and was going to be driving all the way back down to San Jose, and found another person who needed a ride… who turned out to be Allison’s husband, Ian! From there, I was able to finagle a coffee meetup with Allison, which was awesome and she is truly passionate about what she does.

Don’t forget to check out The Lab, a bridal event that Allison co-founded, and tickets are on sale now for the January event!

How did you get into wedding blogging?

I actually started with a fashion startup working with first time designers. I had an online fashion boutique and fashion blog. Somewhere in there I found the wedding industry and fell in love. My husband (who designs and builds my websites) wouldn’t build me a wedding blog until we got engaged. The day after he proposed I hit the ground running to start Engaged & Inspired and haven’t looked back since!

See the rest of the interview after the cut!

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I’m a huge fan of alternative wedding blogs, especially those that promote a down to earth affair that really captures the individual couple’s spirit, rather than just the wedding industry current trends! So pleased to have Kat of Rock n Roll Bride here for our latest blogger interview, and make sure to check out her site!


Photography Credit: Made U Look Photography

How did you get into wedding blogging?

My story isn’t that remarkable or different to that of many people who get into the wedding industry. I started my blog when I was planning my own wedding to Gareth in 2007. At the time I didn’t even consider this could become a career, I simply wanted a place to collate all my wedding ideas and inspiration.

Throughout my planning I discovered American wedding blogs. I loved the instant nature of blogging – how you could comment and feel part of a community. I wanted to be a part of that. After my wedding was over I didn’t want to give up weddings or blogging so I decided to morph my blog into a place for alternative wedding inspiration. Although I loved the wedding blogs I’d found throughout my plans, none of them catered to the specific kind of bride or style of wedding that I wanted – the alternative, the offbeat and the Rock n Roll.

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Today we’re doing something a little bit different — interviewing some of our favorite wedding bloggers! Sara from Burnett’s Boards has been a good friend to WeddingLovely (see her guest posts, The Importance of Inspiration Boards as well as Offbeat & Unique Hawaiian Wedding Venues), and we love that her wedding blog is all about inspiration boards!

Photo by Creatrix Photography

How did you get into wedding blogging?

I was in the midst of what I like to call a ‘third life crisis’ – I’d just started teaching at a new school and I’d moved from teaching high school to middle school and it just wasn’t jelling with me. So I started looking around over Christmas break and found a blogging gig at Modern Weddings Hawaii. I did that in the evenings and finished out the school year. In March, about a month after starting at Modern Weddings Hawaii I decided to start my own blog dedicated to the one visual aspect of wedding blogs that I adored the most – inspiration boards.

Where are you located?

Currently – Honolulu, Hawaii, but I went to high school and college in Texas and grew up in the UK.

See more of the interview and her favorite inspiration board after the cut…

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