The Inspired Bride consistently recognized for a great taste level and a fresh take on the wedding blog, we focus on unique, sophisticated details from the ground up that gets brides inspired and best prepared for their big day.
The Inspired Bride™ was born on New Year’s Day in 2009 when Maddy was in the middle of her wedding planning. She found a lot of web sites and blogs that had a strong “Real Weddings” focus but they didn’t fit her way of thinking. Although they were beautiful to look at, she didn’t like having the finished product handed to her and felt like looking at what other people had done for too long would prevent her from injecting her own creativity and personality into her wedding. Call her picky, but she was also looking for something that fit her taste and was also thinking about the big picture. She wanted more of an emphasis on the “how to” – how to pull it together, how to make the favors, how to choose between this and that. She had always been into entertaining and party planning, and she was really enjoying how her own wedding was coming together, so she figured if it didn’t exist, she should just make it!
How Did It All Start?
In short, a whole lot of things, but mainly, my passion for party planning (I was nicknamed “Martha in Training” in high school for my passion for elaborate entertaining) and my own upcoming wedding on May 31, 2009. It also arose from my inability to find any wedding blogs that really fit into my taste and were also thinking about the big picture – a lot of them did a lot of reposting of “real life weddings” which were pretty, but ultimately not as helpful as they could be. I wanted more of an emphasis on the “how to” – how to pull it together, how to make the favors, how to choose between this and that. Since its inception, it’s sort of become my scrapbook of all the ideas I’ve had that I couldn’t incorporate (it’s hard to edit when great concepts are overflowing!) and stuff that I think is really great, chic, or inspiring, but maybe not quite “Maddy and Devon”.
Image Use: Photography on this blog is always credited to the best of my knowledge and is used under the Fair Use Doctrine of U.S. Copyright Law. If you own the rights to an image and would like it removed from the blog or would like to request a change to a credit, please contact me privately. The Inspired Bride™ reserves the right to request proof of copyright ownership in either case to ensure changes are accurate.
Content and Advertising: The Inspired Bride™ is a blog of daily editorial-only content. Advertisers are welcome. Purchasing ad space on the Inspired Bride™ does not guarantee coverage. If I elect to write about an advertiser who is currently active on a post’s live date, it will be noted that while they are supporting the blog.
Comments: Your thoughts, opinions, and suggestions are always welcome, appreciated, and respected at the Inspired Bride™. While I do not have the time to respond to each comment I receive (I wish I did!) I do monitor what is being said on the blog. Please be respectful of every couple and company that is featured on the Inspired Bride™; any comment that I consider rude, disrespectful, mean, or otherwise offensive will be deleted. If you have a complaint with a company that is featured, please remember that it is a private matter and the Inspired Bride™ is not a venue to air your grievances. Any comments that are clearly designed only to promote a company or website will be marked as spam.
About The Team
My name is Maddy. I’m a photo art director and graphic designer with a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. I’m obsessed with letterpress (I own a Craftsman Imperial), baking (I love making and decorating cupcakes), and baseball (as a born and raised New Yorker, my heart belongs to the Yankees). I currently live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with my fiancé Devon and our two Bengal cats, Marlowe and Jocko. I lead a team of talented & gifted designers, planners, writers & stylists. the Inspired Bride is a member of the StyleMePretty contributors network.
Do you offer advertising?
Yes, we do! Thanks for your interest. See the blog’s advertising page here for more information.
May I link to you?
Yes! You don’t have to e-mail me for permission. I’m glad you like IB enough to include us in your blog roll, though!
Will you exchange links with me?
The Inspired Bride™ does not exchange links with a purpose of just “exchanging links”. We feature many great vendors and naturally we link to them for reference. If you have something great that would benefit our audience then please feel contact us. We do not however participate in link exchanges that is aimed to boost search engine traffic. We believe it is not ethical and it is a violation of Google’s guidelines.
I am however more than happy to consider you as a guest writer if you are the author of a wedding blog or editorial site. I look for links that would be a good fit with the blog’s readers, are consistently updated, and are well designed. If I’m interested, I’ll certainly get back to you.
How can I become listed in your vendor directory (the List)?
The list is an exclusive, editor-approved paid directory. It is by invitation only, so please fill the request to invitation form found on the vendors page to be considered.