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.


Ep 27. Navigating The Unexpected While Getting Married A Second Time With Faith Moore
Show Details1hr 29min
Ep. 26 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
Ep 25 I'm Not Happy With My Life
Show Details1hr 41min
Ep 24 Minisode 8 Planning As A Perfectionist And Letting Go Of Control With Maclaine Noxon
Show Details38min 7s
Ep 23: Post-Wedding Day Blues and Overcoming Depression with Abigail Ranney Pt 2
Show Details1hr 11min
EP 21: BONUS!!! Talking Taboo Topics with Abigail Ranney
Show Details49min 58s
EP 20: Throwing the Most Epic Reception with Abigail Ranney Pt 1
Show Details1hr 25min
EP 19: Minisode #7: Planning her wedding like Leslie Knope, a long distance engagement, and not sweating the small stuff with Alexandra Burt
Show Details1hr 10min
EP 18: The Conversation You Wish You Could Have With Your Mother About Wedding Planning
Show Details1hr 44min
EP 17: Mini Breakdown #6 A Bride and Groom who put their desires before everyone elses, NOT getting married in a church, and a hilarious song mix up with Brenda and Ben Axman
Show Details48min 2s
EP 16: Finding Self Love Within Wedding Dress Stress with Jillian Forsberg
Show Details1hr 59min
EP 15: Mini Breakdown #5 : A Bride turned wedding planner, a pink wedding dress, and having crucial family conversations with Jessica Tung
Show Details1hr 3min
EP 14: Accepting Financial Help for Your Wedding -  Obligations and Considerations
Show Details1hr 46min
EP 13: Mini Breakdown #4: Paying for her own wedding, wedding planners, and doing things her own way with Kaitlyn Cocks Dittman
Show Details1hr 6min
EP 12: Drifting Apart in Your Relationship
Show Details1hr 28min
EP 11: Mini Breakdown #3
Show Details37min 8s
EP 10: You Have Permission To Say No
Show Details1hr 32min
EP 9: Mini Breakdown #2
Show Details29min 19s
EP 8: Guest List Anxiety
Show Details1hr 14min
EP 7: Mini Breakdown #1
Show Details30min 38s
EP 6: Choosing the Right Wedding Photographer
Show Details1hr 21min
EP 5: WTF Is A Family Of Origin
Show Details1hr 39min
EP 4: Escaping the Wedding Comparison Trap
Show Details1hr 17min
EP 3: Pivoting Your Wedding Plans During a Pandemic
Show Details1hr 22min
EP 2: Wedding Planning Freaking Sucks
Show Details1hr 21min
EP 1: Who We Are And What This Podcast Is About
Show Details21min 58s