I love LOVE. I love watching new relationships blossom. I love romance novels (I even wrote one). My favorite pastime is daydreaming about walking down the aisle so that I can say “I do” to my high school sweetheart…again. I LOVE love.
I adore pretty things. The details. The china and the linens and peonies in the spring. Handlettered signs. Embroidered handkerchiefs. Floral crowns and anything white marble. It’s taken me twenty-nine years to admit that my favorite color is purple, but not any purple. That hue somewhere in between lilac and lavender, with just enough dusty grey so that it’s sophisticated and not childish.
Being a mother has proven to be the most natural thing in the world for me. Every smile is tucked back into my heart, to be pulled out when the cries outnumber the laughs. My babies haven’t stolen my heart from anyone. They’ve only made it bigger.
I am addicted to self help. Books, podcasts, seminars, apps. You name it, and I’ve tried it. I don’t believe in excuses; I believe in taking responsibility for myself and doing better next time.
I’m a feminist. An intersectional feminist, if you want to be specific. And science is my religion.
I believe that Black Lives Matter. That love is love. That being a woman isn’t defined by one experience. That nobody has the right to tell me what my body is or should be used for. That immigrants make this country great. That the Constitution is a living document.
My purpose isn’t to change the world. It’s to change myself so that I can be a power for those who can.
My name is Joelle Duff, and I have been a wedding planner for over 5 years. I spend most of my days raising my babies, but I have a problem sitting still. So if you need me, just ask. I would love to work with you on your next project. In the meantime, you can read my thoughts and words on this little blog here. Thanks for stopping by.
*Photo by Anna Delores Photography