We got a chance to speak and learn from Darci, owner and writer of the fabulous wedding blog – With This Ring Weddings, inspiration for your road to the altar.
what started your love for weddings?
I’ve always loved weddings…there is something so profound about standing in front of all your friends and family, and pledging to love someone else for the rest of your life. Looking at wedding pictures always makes me smile, especially when those emotions are captured on
how did you begin the blog With This Ring?
I started the blog the summer that I got engaged. It began as a way to document my own planning process so that my family could read along, and eventually grew into a place to provide inspiration to other brides.
so many people love weddings and blog about them! can you tell us about how your blog grew to the scope it is now?
Honestly, I wish I had a better answer for this question! In the beginning, I think people found the blog because I would comment on other blogs and interact with the community. Then a few blogs included links to mine on their site, which helped send traffic my way as well. Last year I was asked to be a part of the first B-List meeting for wedding bloggers, and that impacted the way I saw blogs. After that I started to approach With This Ring as more of a small business than a hobby. I have received a lot of great advice and met some amazing people along the way, so I certainly can’t take all the credit.
with all the inspiration you’ve gained, what advice would you give brides for their wedding?
I think the most important thing to keep in mind while planning your wedding is that you have to make the day your own. No matter how the flowers turn out or what color linens you chose, don’t lose sight of the meaning of the day. If ideas you see on blogs or in magazines inspire you that is great (that’s why we are here!) but always take the inspiration and make it your own. Your wedding day should be a reflection of the two of you as a couple.
what advice would you have for wedding photographers from your interaction with them on how to get better imagery of weddings or how to submit to you?
It would be hard to have a wedding blog if it weren’t for all the beautiful wedding photography being produced, so I don’t think you all need much advice from me! As far as submissions go though, readers love to see weddings with a lot of details and ideas they can incorporate into their own events. And since the majority of wedding blog readers are brides in the midst of planning their own wedding, they love to know who the other vendors are that helped produce the wedding. My favorite submissions are those that have files sized to my site specifications, include some info about the couple and list all the vendors involved. That makes my job much easier so those submissions are likely to be published very quickly!
view our real wedding on With This Ring
Our recent wedding with Eli + Sergio got published on this awesome blog and we’re so thrilled! You can view it here.
Thanks, Darci, for your continuous inspiration you share to brides! I love looking through With This Ring blog. Check it out for yourself here.