Refinery29: October 2017

Here’s What Feminist Wedding Bloggers Think About That NSFW Photo

A photo of a bride and groom simulating a blow job on their wedding day has gone viral around the world, and the photographer, Michel van der Klooster, is gaining followers and notoriety as a result.

We spoke with a few wedding bloggers and vendors to see what they think of the photo. Meg Keene from A Practical Wedding simply called it “the logical end point of weddings on the internet. We can retire now.”
Some were all for it.

“I’m with the photographer on this one — couples are free to play with their expressions of sexuality however they want,” Ariel Meadow Stallings, publisher of Offbeat Bride, an inclusive website that caters to nontraditional wedding planning, tells Refinery29. “I’m a sex-positive feminist, and I’m all for this. Feminism’s worst-kept secret: Some of us like giving head.”

Read the full Refinery29 article here



Author of Offbeat Bride (Seal Press; 2007, 2009, 2019) and the forthcoming Shitshow After-Party (Seal Press, 2020), Ariel Meadow Stallings likes to poke at the soft places of overlap between culture, identity, relationships, and personal development.