Celebrate Generously: 6 Ways to Change the World with Your Wedding

Your wedding day has a big impact on the rest of your life, but it can also have a big impact on the rest of the world. Here are 6 ways you can transform your wedding into a celebration of generosity:

1. Hire Other World-Changers

Many wedding vendors see their business as a way to help change the world.  Look for caterers, photographers and videographers that use their gifts and talents to give back!

2. Register for Gifts that Support Great Causes

Check out great websites like Sevenly.org or the Feed My Staving Children Marketplace for unique items to fill your new home and support charities around the world.

3. Opt for a Registry Alternative

You may feel like you have more than you need, however, your guests want to show love and support to you as a newly married couple. Ask them to donate to your favorite charity as a gift registry alternative.

4. Give Charitable Favors

Instead of giving the traditional favors to your guests, why not give an item supporting a person in need? You could also forego favors altogether and make a donation to your favorite charity in honor of all of your friends and family.

5. Gather a Generous Wedding Party

Band together with your wedding party, family, and friends to make an even greater impact by volunteering as an alternative to the traditional wedding shower, bachelor party, or rehearsal dinner.

6. Be Honeymoon Helpers

Spend your first week as newlyweds giving back—volunteer to build a school, help at an orphanage, or teach English. These are just a few ways your wedding to have a big impact on the world around you.

Beautiful Era Photography & Design gives back 10% of every photography session that we do. If you would like to help us give back to the world with your wedding photography, contact us today!

Taylor's Falls Adventure

My husband and I are trying to make a priority of going out on adventures together, both for the sake of exploring the world around us and also to expand our skills. As someone is constantly working behind a computer, it's so important for me to get out and see the beauty of the earth, be inspired, be refreshed! I hope you enjoy these images from our latest adventure to Taylor's Falls on Labor Day this year!

This is the first time we took our dog, #oakleyrembrandt, out on a climbing adventure, he absolutely LOVED it... in fact he was a little too confident climbing on some of those rocks for my taste!

Minneapolis Warehouse District Wedding Session


I love getting the chance to push my creative boundaries, so this spring, Christianna and I did our first inspiration session! These shoots are such a wonderful opportunity for us to work with new people and other vendors! A huge thank you to Ashlea and Brian for being such willing models!

We had such an awesome team of vendors working on this project as well! Check out their websites!

Floral Design: Anna Stokes, Bumblebee Floral

Hair: Aubrey Thoren, Swept Up | Big Day Hair Artistry

Makeup: Ashley Tramm, Unveil Loveliness

Venue: 514 Studios

Charity Partner: Feed My Starving Children

Models: Ashlea & Brian