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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.

Episodes

Chris & Lara's Wedding Breakdown
Show Details1hr 26min
Intentional Grand Entrance Ideas
Show Details34min 32s
Wedding Day Timelines That Allow for Your Emotions Ft. Ashley Knolla
Show Details1hr 22min
Major Budget Savers When Starting Wedding Planning
Show Details43min 13s
How Wedding Plans Get Derailed With Faith Moore
Show Details1hr 26min
3 Ways To Cut Wedding Costs, Today
Show Details34min 27s
Hot or Not: 19 Rising Wedding Trends
Show Details51min 42s
Challenging Wedding Traditions
Show Details58min 42s
I'm Engaged! Now What?!
Show Details1hr 18min
Unique Wedding Ideas
Show Details40min 22s
Wedding Day Blinders
Show Details57min
DJ's Hate Photographers
Show Details34min 10s
Wedding Trends: Are They Stealing Your Joy?
Show Details32min 29s
Mental Health Monster: Comparison
Show Details45min 57s
Why Does It Take 6-8 Weeks To Edit My Wedding Photos?
Show Details47min 17s
No But Seriously, Wedding Planning SUCKS!
Show Details51min 44s
Covid Postponements Round Two
Show Details39min 17s
Ashley & Justin's Wedding Breakdown - What We Did Differently
Show Details1hr 15min
The Anatomy Of A First Look
Show Details48min 58s
Should I Have An Indoor Or Outdoor Wedding?
Show Details1hr 10min
My Fiancé Has Five Hobbies And I Have Zero
Show Details38min 34s
Wedding Week Emotions
Show Details1hr 36min
Colors To Avoid On Your Wedding Day
Show Details28min 53s
Ditching Busyness and Embracing Margin Ft. Makenzie Kriss
Show Details1hr 6min
Help! My Fiancé And I Are Struggling!
Show Details43min 12s
Pacing your Reception for a Party!
Show Details38min 47s
Is Hiring a Wedding Videographer Worth it? Ft. Nick and Jenn Miller of Wild Oak Films
Show Details1hr 12min
Sparkler Exit Tips and Tricks
Show Details50min 41s
Feeling Overwhelmed AF while Wedding Planning with Greta, The Kansas City Therapist
Show Details1hr 42min
Choosing Your Wedding Party
Show Details37min 9s
Leveling Up Your Communication With Tim And Lizzy Davis
Show Details1hr 27min
MARRIAGE IS HARD
Show Details39min 21s
How to Thrive in your Marriage and Career with The Philgreens
Show Details1hr 10min
I Regret Not Spending More Time with My Mom on My Wedding Day
Show Details30min 55s
Ditching Pinterest with Shelby Laine
Show Details1hr 15min
You Do You! How to Define Your Wedding Why
Show Details1hr 10min
Wedding Day Weather Anxiety
Show Details38min 4s
Wedding Day Expectations vs Reality
Show Details1hr 44min
Doing Things You Don't Want To Do
Show Details53min 39s
Should You Do an Engagement Session?
Show Details1hr 10min
Not Your Average Personality Test
Show Details49min 50s
Wedding Day Timeline Tips and Tricks
Show Details1hr 48min
Working Smarter Not Harder With Jordan Burgardt
Show Details57min 41s
Navigating The Unexpected While Getting Married A Second Time With Faith Moore
Show Details1hr 29min
Planning A Vow Renewal With Andrea Dugo
Show Details1hr 3min
I'm Not Happy With My Life
Show Details1hr 41min
Planning As A Perfectionist And Letting Go Of Control With Maclaine Noxon
Show Details38min 7s
Post-Wedding Day Blues and Overcoming Depression with Abigail Ranney Pt 2
Show Details1hr 11min
BONUS!!! Talking Taboo Topics with Abigail Ranney
Show Details49min 58s
Throwing the Most Epic Reception with Abigail Ranney Pt 1
Show Details1hr 25min
Long Distance Wedding Planning With Alexandra Burt
Show Details1hr 10min
Mom, We Need To Talk- A Crucial Conversation
Show Details1hr 44min
Putting Your Desires Before Everyone Else With Brenda and Ben Axman
Show Details48min 2s
Finding Self Love Within Wedding Dress Stress with Jillian Forsberg
Show Details1hr 59min
Having Crucial Family Conversations With Jessica Tung
Show Details1hr 3min
Accepting Financial Help for Your Wedding
Show Details1hr 46min
Paying For Her Own Wedding With Kaitlyn Cocks Dittman
Show Details1hr 6min
Drifting Apart in Your Relationship
Show Details1hr 28min
Bridal Party Hair And Make Up
Show Details37min 8s
You Have Permission To Say No
Show Details1hr 32min
How Do I Not Regret My Wedding?
Show Details29min 19s
Guest List Anxiety
Show Details1hr 14min
How To Stay Motivated During Wedding Planning
Show Details30min 38s
Choosing the Right Wedding Photographer
Show Details1hr 21min
Ugh, My Fiancé's Family Is Crazy!
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
Show Details21min 58s