The Bare Bride exists to help brides and wedding professionals bring more heart and relationship into engagements and beyond.

In a culture consumed with all things outward, The Bare Bride calls you inward to places of peace and gratitude,  d r a w s  you to waters of overflowing love, and dares you to let your up-do fall down, makeup run messy, and dive right in. Rooted in the belief that even the most beautiful wedding is nothing without intentional investment in heart, mind, soul, and of course, relationship, this is a down-to-earth resource for engaged women and wedding industry professionals who want to put the focus back where it belongs - marriage.


Sharon Luecke


Hey pal! I'm a writer and entrepreneur who helps women and creatives return to their roots, find their voice, and live from the soul. Read the story behind why I created The Bare Bride here.

I'm currently living the writer’s dream on the coast of Maine where I spend my days beachcombing, reading, writing, and learning to embrace the natural ebb and flow of life.

I love a good 90s movie, talking shop, and pizza parties, I have more important things to do in life than my hair, and I believe in the power of mismatched socks, spontaneous outings, deep breaths, and all four seasons. 




celia duncan

Celia Duncan is a wedding planner on a mission. Determined to partner with couples in cultivating joy-filled and lasting marriages, Celia lifts the logistical load of wedding planning so couples can focus on their relationship and their community. Countless couples are encouraged by her genuine joy and refreshing perspective that relationships matter most.

insta: @unionswithcelia


kim jeyaraj

Indian girl married to an American boy, calling the Pacific Northwest our home. I am a wedding photographer, artist and writer. I am proudly Bare Bride certified which means I love shooting heart-centered weddings for couples wildly in love. Documenting weddings is special to me because it is a major role that allows me to share in the commitment of my couples, that is so sacred and timeless. When I'm not shooting a wedding, You'll find me exploring and shooting landscapes of the gorgeous PNW & also shooting moody avant-garde type portraits.

insta: @melaphoto_

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I’m Alicia Sturdy! Fan of cities, the beach, wild curls and Ina Garten. Owner of Hither & Hold, I am a lifestyle & intimate weddings photographer.I’ve been married to Andrew for 9 years this October, and am mama to 3-year-old Stella (aka #sturdlette) - and we love our cozy little home on the shores of Lake Michigan in Racine, Wisconsin.

insta: @hitherandhold



Hello there, I’m Sé! I’m a marbling textile artist at Modern Heirloom Studio and the other half of When We Wed, a blog that my husband and I started to document a snippet of our journey after vows! We love to travel, so we decided a few years ago that we were going to prioritize that over buying a house, getting a second car, etc. We’re working hard to create a life that truly reflects the things that are most important to us, and we’re happy to share a little bit of our story through our blog at

You can find my work at @modernheirloomstudio

or follow our blog at @whenwewedco!



The Bare Bride brand photography is by Apt. B Photography and Flourish Collaborative

Logo design by Lauren Sterrett