Interview on Future Steading Podcast

Interview on Future Steading Podcast
July 20, 2022 Sandra Henri

Totally thrilled to have been interviewed on one of my fave podcasts; Future Steading! We really dug deep and talked everything from ‘what can weddings teach us’ to ‘what we’d tell our younger selves about relationships’, and much much more! LSMM and everything we believe in, crammed into a 1 hour chat.





What can weddings teach us? To be intentional, to build ritual, to connect with our community, to co-create celebration, to build co-relational practices. Weddings are the perfect ‘on ramp’ for people to consider their long term shift for the way they live their life – its feel good activism that’s fun, love filled and purposeful.

Things discussed

  • Creating a wedding carbon calculator
  • Her aha moment on the ground in Malawi
  • The average western wedding costs $35k
  • Incorporating more giving into our weddings
  •  Using weddings as a chance to give back
  • The fundamental lack of sustainability mindsets in the wedding sphere
  • Creating a day that represents peoples truth
  • Rewriting wedding culture
  • Covid weddings – smaller, simpler and more meaningful
  • Reverse the wedding plan design to build from the basics up
  • A midday nap = success
  • Enough is living a life where I can look after myself, my family and my mental health
  • Learning to be satisfied with who we are within ourselves
  • The more grateful you are the more generous you are
  • Building your community through your wedding
  • Wedding rituals
  • Coregulating by placing a hand on each others heart and breathing together
  • Cocreating the wedding with your community
  • Slowing down and honouring the ceremony
  • Repeating the wedding rituals with a small group of special people
  • Weddings are one of our very last traditions and this means it carries much weighty expectation
  • The smaller weddings are more intimate and allow more room for open emotional vulnerability
  • Weddings that don’t follow the rules but create their own patterns
  • Ensuring that you are awake and heard by each other not just on your wedding day but for a lifetime
  • The way you celebrate your wedding day is the foundation for the way you will spend your life together
  • If the wedding planning is all driven by the bride does this set the tone for the relationship
  • Having the hard questions about values alignment before you get to the altar
  • Reframing value and reconnecting multi generations – yearning to recreate traditional connections
  • Shared stories across generations
  • Using our privilege to share knowledge and action resilience
  • Reducing travel and guest size is the single greatest way to reduce a wedding footprint
  • Avoid imported flowers opt instead for ‘slow flowers’
  • Not letting pinterest be the guide but the seasons
  • Think about every decision you make as something that can regenerate, sustain or degenerate something or someone
  • Small weddings are more relaxed
  • Defining a united vision and purpose of something thats greater than yourself
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