Somehow marriage equality is still a controversial topic — even though it’s 2015, which is CRAZY. What’s even more crazy is that wedding magazines still predominantly focus on young, straight, thin, white couples without children. Catalyst Wedding Magazine is a Kickstarter project that’s out to spotlight a diversity of weddings in print form.
Started by wedding coordinator Liz Susongand and photographer Carly Romeoa, Catalyst is a progressive wedding magazine that’s looking to not only represent same-sex marriages but also a diverse group of women and men of all shapes and colors, celebrating their marriages in unique ways. So, go ahead and just consider us subscribed.
The magazine is looking to make a statement while also being a helpful source for the 99% of us who don’t necessarily fit in the the typical wedding-blog ideal bride or groom. In addition to the editorial aspect, the magazine will have lots of uniquely helpful tips on how to survive the wedding madness. They’ll focus on planning your day without freaking out, love stories that begin and end beyond the wedding day, redefining traditions and, of course, DIYs, quizzes and horoscopes.
They describe it as Kinfolk with the sassy attitude of BUST. They’re shaking up the way we celebrate weddings and the tradition of marriage altogether. We’re ready to marry this magazine already.
The creators, Liz and Carly, have already finished their funding, obliterating their $8,500 goal and raking in $13,490. That means they’re going into production and you can pre-order your copy of the Spring edition right here for $12.
What would you like to see covered in Catalyst? We want to hear about it in the comments!