Glamour & Grace is the perfect blog for those that view a wedding as a chance to expand on a legacy—or leave their own. The blog specializes in weddings that are vintage-themed and showcase family heirlooms or handmade pieces. It features an array of DIY projects so that you can create these future heirlooms yourself.
Name: Meghan Andrews
Blog: Glamour & Grace
Based: Richmond, VA
How did you get into bridal blogging? I first found wedding blogs when I was planning my own wedding back in 2009. Back then, there were only a handful of sites and I was pretty much hooked. Even after my wedding, I kept going back, spending lots of time reading blogs and being inspired. My background and degree is in photography and at the time I was working at a local magazine. A couple months after my wedding they laid me off and I went though a period without any creative outlet. I was still looking at blogs daily and finally decided that if I was going to spend time looking at them, I should just make my own. And that's how Glamour & Grace was born.
What do you love most about weddings? My favorite part about weddings is when all of a couple's family and friends come together to not only celebrate their love, but also help create and throw the party. Weddings are one of the few times people get to have everyone they love in one place and it is such a special time.
What’s the most underrated aspect of any ceremony? I think a lot of couples still don't think much about their vows. It's easy to go with whatever the minister prompts, but creating your own vows (even if it is just for a small portion for those who aren't wordsmiths) adds such an intimacy and personalization that cannot be matched.
Your secret to staying calm under pressure? I think the secret to less stress on your wedding day is having a great and competent team behind you. Lets face it, weddings are a big thing to pull off. Even if you are DIYing, you still need a team of people—outside of your immediate family and bridal party—who knows exactly what's going on and can help organize and lead the day to help things run as smoothly as possible.
Most unique wedding you’ve ever featured? I have so many favorites, but I am featuring a wedding next month that features an 120 year old Victorian wedding dress that has been passed down through 11 brides in the family. Sweet heirlooms like that just make my heart sing!
Your number one piece of advice for any blushing bride? Make it personal, make it you. Don't be too overwhelmed by what is trending on Pinterest or what your cousin did, or what you mom thinks you should do. The wedding is about you and your fiancé, so stay true to you and your love and you are guaranteed to have an amazing wedding.