The Bridal Breakdown

Wedding Photographers and self-proclaimed Mental Health Aficionados, Ashley Akin and Chris Cerna dive into conversations surrounding the silent struggles of the modern engaged couple. They break down practical methods for dealing with the comparison trap, handling conflict while planning a wedding, exploring tools to up-level communication while regularly utilizing the enneagram to improve your mental health and relationships. The wedding industry has unintentionally perpetuated a culture of chasing perfection at the cost of couple’s relationships and mental peace. Together, they work to empower engaged couples to pop the perfection bubble, embark on the journey of self-awareness, forge their own wedding planning path, and ultimately cultivate a healthy and thriving marriage.


Pacing your Reception for a Party!
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Is Hiring a Wedding Videographer Worth it? Ft. Nick and Jenn Miller of Wild Oak Films
Show Details1hr 12min
Sparkler Exit Tips and Tricks
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Feeling Overwhelmed AF while Wedding Planning with Greta, The Kansas City Therapist
Show Details1hr 42min
Choosing Your Wedding Party
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Leveling Up Your Communication With Tim And Lizzy Davis
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How to Thrive in your Marriage and Career with The Philgreens
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I Regret Not Spending More Time with My Mom on My Wedding Day
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The Edgiest Wedding, Mending Relationships, and Ditching Pinterest with Shelby Laine
Show Details1hr 15min
You Do You! How to Define Your Wedding Why
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Wedding Day Weather Anxiety
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Wedding Day Expectations vs Reality
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Upgrading Gear and Doing Things You Don't Want To Do
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Should You Do an Engagement Session?
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Not Your Average Personality Test
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Wedding Day Timeline Tips and Tricks
Show Details1hr 48min
Minisode 10: Working Smarter Not Harder, Choosing Your Vendor Team, and Embracing Sentimental Tradition with Jordan Burgardt
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Navigating The Unexpected While Getting Married A Second Time With Faith Moore
Show Details1hr 29min
Minisode 9 Having A Micro Wedding And Planning A Vow Renewal 5 Years Later, Involving Your Kids In Wedding Planning, And A Faith Filled Engagment With Andrea Dugo
Show Details1hr 3min
I'm Not Happy With My Life
Show Details1hr 41min
Minisode 8 Planning As A Perfectionist And Letting Go Of Control With Maclaine Noxon
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Post-Wedding Day Blues and Overcoming Depression with Abigail Ranney Pt 2
Show Details1hr 11min
BONUS!!! Talking Taboo Topics with Abigail Ranney
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Throwing the Most Epic Reception with Abigail Ranney Pt 1
Show Details1hr 25min
Minisode #7: Planning her wedding like Leslie Knope, a long distance engagement, and not sweating the small stuff with Alexandra Burt
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The Conversation You Wish You Could Have With Your Mother About Wedding Planning
Show Details1hr 44min
Mini Breakdown #6 A Bride and Groom put their desires before everyone elses, NOT getting married in a church, and a hilarious song mix up with Brenda and Ben Axman
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Finding Self Love Within Wedding Dress Stress with Jillian Forsberg
Show Details1hr 59min
Mini Breakdown #5 : A Bride turned wedding planner, a pink wedding dress, and having crucial family conversations with Jessica Tung
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Accepting Financial Help for Your Wedding -  Obligations and Considerations
Show Details1hr 46min
Mini Breakdown #4: Paying for her own wedding, wedding planners, and doing things her own way with Kaitlyn Cocks Dittman
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Drifting Apart in Your Relationship
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Mini Breakdown #3
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You Have Permission To Say No
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Mini Breakdown #2
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Guest List Anxiety
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Mini Breakdown #1
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Choosing the Right Wedding Photographer
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WTF Is A Family Of Origin
Show Details1hr 39min
Escaping the Wedding Comparison Trap
Show Details1hr 17min
Pivoting Your Wedding Plans During a Pandemic
Show Details1hr 22min
Wedding Planning Freaking Sucks
Show Details1hr 21min
Who We Are And What This Podcast Is About
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