Meet Alex Curtis: Sharing her wedding story
Meet Alex Curtis.
She was born and raised in New Jersey, studied nutrition and food science at the University of Vermont and then moved to Sunny California to pursue her love for yoga. She fell in love with LA, she can't imagine ever leaving. She loves being surrounded by so many likeminded people, people who care and value health. Ever since she moved to Los Angeles, she has been teaching yoga and all things in the health and wellness world. She loves hiking, the beach, bike riding, binge watching Netflix shows, sweet potato fries, dogs and her husband. She works at a few different yoga studios, including Core Power yoga and also works with clients one on one. She absolutely loves what she does!
Once I realized this and stopped being so hard on myself the planning process actually became fun. When the big day came, it was absolutely perfect. We got married on top of a mountain in Malibu on the most beautiful September day. My dress could have ripped before the ceremony and it would not have mattered, it was the happiest day of my life. Looking back there are definitely some tips I would have given to myself.
1. Take care of yourself. Pushing too hard to look a certain way is only going to lead to burn out and injury.
2. Focus on eating clean, not on restriction. If you deprive your body of the nutrients and fuel it needs, you are not going to feel good. You need energy to plan the big day and also to get you through it (it is a long day). If you want to change up your diet focus on getting the right about of protein, carbs, fats, fruits, and vegetables. Stay away from fried foods and highly processed foods. A good trick is to not eat out the few months leading up to the wedding day, cook at home so you know exactly what you are getting.
3. Planning is stressful, meditate. I started meditating during the first few months of planning and it was the best decision. With so much stress and things constantly running around in your mind, you need the time to be still and completely present.
4. Do workouts you love. If you absolutely hate running don’t try to be a marathon runner. You are going to be miserable waking up and forcing yourself to pound pavement. Focus on things that are good for your body but also good for your soul.
5. Skin care is number one. I started getting monthly facials and being super diligent about sunscreen. The last thing I wanted was to wake up on my wedding day and have a huge breakout. Taking care of your skin is super important and helps to keep you looking youthful.
Overall, I definitely made mistakes during my wedding planning process but I also learned a lot. I learned you should never compare yourself to others and set goals to be like someone else. Woman face a ton of pressure to look perfect and that desire to do so takes away the true importance of your wedding. No matter what, on your day you are going to feel like the princess you also imagined. You get to walk away that day hand in hand with the person you will spend the rest of your life with. The person you will grow old with, who will hold you when things are tough, who will support you know matter what, and that is truly amazing.