"Remember to always be proud of your heart and your fierce, unapologetic ability to love. Let's continue celebrating love and acceptance well beyond Pride Month-- for the rest of this year, for the rest of our lives, and beyond."
From the Bliss Blog article "Love is Love: Bliss Pride"
A reflection on love, pride, and Bliss weddings
From the Bliss feature on Best for Bride "How To Make Your Bridesmaids Feel Extra Special"
"I think what I love most about the photographs of Mai and her parents are the lessons that are carried within each image. Mai’s curiosity reminds me to look at every angle of life with interest and openness. She seems to have that innate belief that every tiny detail of life is magical and enchanting. Mai embodies that childlike wonder many seem to lose as they grow up and shows us that not only is it important to celebrate the little things, but also, that it’s the little things that often matter the most."
"Just as every gal needs her gal pals, every bride needs her Bride Tribe. Your friends have been by your side and through it all with you, possibly even before the man of your dreams ever entered your life. They are an important part of your past, present, and future — so make sure they know just how much you love and appreciate them. What better way to show your besties how important they are to you than by asking them to be by your side as you plan and celebrate your wedding? Here are some ways to go above and beyond in order to show your bridesmaids just how special they are to you."
From the Anna Kim Photography blog article "Mai + Co"
A beautiful family beach photo shoot on Maui, Hawai'i
"Our truest hearts are infinite. Our truest love is immeasurable."
Quote featured on GT's Living Foods kombucha bottles and example quote for their website
What makes writing about weddings so rewarding? A wedding symbolizes hope–hope that love truly does conquer all, and faith that this relationship, this love, is the one to transcend all of life’s obstacles and live on with an everlasting flame. When two people make their vows to each other, it is another moment where humanity yet again proves to be beautifully blind and totally crazy. Not every marriage will last. Yet people still get married. People still hold on to that belief that love is powerful enough to prevail. And I love that.
I love that humans are insane enough to believe in fairy tales. I love that we still see magic in life and that we believe in things we can’t see or explain. I love how love unites us all, makes us all blind yet helps us find clarity, and reminds us that we are all human. The minute we let go of faith and let that sparkle fade from our eyes, that is the moment the color of life starts to disappear. We must always believe in magic. We must always believe in love. It is the heartbeat of life.