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Lego & Rainbows ~ Experience of Ageism as a Same sex couple

Today I am thrilled to welcome Pauline and Julie of Heart of Bricks to share some of their beautiful wedding and to speak about their experiences of ageism as a same sex couple.   Julie says of the day…   Pauline and I met in 1996 and had lived together for 19 years before we got married in August 2017. I was 60 yrs old when we married and Pauline was 53, it was a second marriage for both of us. My eldest son gave me away and Pauline’s older sister gave her away. My eldest granddaughter was our flower girl, and my 2 grandsons were our ring bearers so...

Tackling Ageism in the Wedding Industry

Ageism in the Wedding Industry is a huge issue that needs addressed as age discrimination is toxic… No-one wants to feel belittled, ignored or invisible because of a number, especially as a Bride. We talk so much about inclusivity in the Wedding Industry, and that is so incredibly important with everyones rights being respected whatever gender, race, religion, sexuality, ability they are. What there is little talk of is about the more mature of us getting wed, and how the experience of the older Bride is inherently flawed. There is no upper age limit to be a bride, and every bride wants the same enthusiasm from suppliers. To feel insulted,...