Earlier in February I got to meet Meg Keene, the author and mastermind of A Practical Wedding, the book and the blog. I’ve been reading the blog for awhile now and advertising with them because the readers are smart, cool, and grounded and because I love the Sanity Pledge they ask their vendors to commit to. So when the book A Practical Wedding came out this year, I knew it was going to be good. And when Meg announced a cross-country book tour that would be ending at Vroman’s in Pasadena, I was excited to go to meet Meg and other APW readers.
The event started out with Meg doing an introduction about planning her own wedding and that prompting her to start the blog as an alternative to how over the top expectations were from the wedding industry. After that, questions from the audience covered several topics, like courthouse elopements, what to do when you have a big guestlist, and more. Meg is even more witty and charming in person than she is in writing, and she was also adorably stylish. Dana of The Broke-Ass Bride popped champagne, Becca of A Los Angeles Love helped people get organized, and everyone nibbled on vegan cupcakes and gluten-free truffles while books were signed. Such a fun, energetic, lovely event to be a part of!