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I believe in the power of stories, their ability to tap into humanity and nourish the spirit. I also believe in love—and not just the grand gesture, hot air balloon ride under the Northern Lights, Oscar-worthy-performance kind of love. I believe in the kind of love that knows how you take your coffee, the kind that is made of slow dances in the kitchen and whose arms feel like home—that small, quiet, human kind of love that shakes the soul and awakens the heart to this ordinary, extraordinary life.

One of the finest blessings of my life has been to witness the marriage of my parents. Thirty plus years has seen them through four children and as many homes, an international move, several jobs, and endless home improvement projects. With those decades of love and loss—they still kiss in the kitchen, they still hold hands in department stores, they’re not afraid to fight… they’ve loved and love still. And it all started on a sunny August day in 1985… where my mother was heinously late to her own wedding and my father thought he’d been left at the altar. It’s a picture of imperfectly perfect love that I carry with me in life, love, and livelihood.

Stories are a part of us—we live them every day, and there is such tender beauty in a life well lived and well loved. It is my hope that in The White Wren, you would find stories and imagery with this same sort of authenticity and timelessness. I hope it pulls at your heart, and inspires you to create a beautiful legacy of your own—and maybe, we will be so blessed as to tell your story some day soon.

With great love and such joy,

Morgane Erisman
Editor 

Around a family style dinner with some of my talented industry friends, I shared my vision for The White Wren. I asked what an ideal wedding blog would look like, and how it would best serve the community of wedding vendors while giving brides something unique for inspiration. In a sea of established wedding blogs, why would we start another one and how would it be different?

I found that much of what was in our hearts mirrored the feedback we received. There was a need for a publication with a fine art aesthetic, but which still felt relatable to brides. One that put it’s vendor community first, and sourced content through them and featured their work regularly. One that promoted restful design inspiration, and timelessness to brides over trendiness. Above all, one that promoted marriage over perfect wedding days.

I’ve always had a big heart for creating community, and my heart is full at the prospect of creating this big, vibrant community that connects brides and grooms with some of my favorite vendors in the wedding industry.

With you in marriage and beautiful inspiration,

Brent Deitrich
Founder & Publisher

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