Peloton’s Ally Love simply wants one phrase to explain her upcoming wedding to fiancé Andrew Haynes:
“Legendary. I’ll go one word,” the adored teacher and Love Squad founder just lately advised Page Six. “It’ll be legendary. Legends will be told about this wedding week — not just the day — the wedding week.”
Love, 34, who announced her engagement to Haynes in January, has teamed up with The Knot as a part of the couple’s purposeful planning course of, supporting ladies creators, BIPOC distributors, and a charity registry, which launched Monday.
“It was not only thinking, how can we plan an exceptional, legendary experience for a wedding week — not just the wedding day — but how can we continue to lean into what we believe, which is making sure we’re leaning into our intersectionality,” Love mentioned.
“We know diversity, equity and inclusion is not just something that, it’s not a staple at a company or something that you talk about once a month or a couple of times throughout the year in those heritage or cultural movements, these are things that are actually part of our lives,” she continued.
To exemplify this, Love and Haynes highlighted ladies creators and BIPOC distributors as a part of their registry.
“Not every family, not every culture has a registry, it’s not something that is actually a part of every wedding, so acknowledging the diversity of this experience with the registry was really important for us,” Love mentioned.
Love and Haynes’ wedding registry additionally options money funds, together with one lifetime provide of Indian meals from their favourite native restaurant, in addition to an choice for company to donate to the Armour Dance Theatre by way of The Knot’s Charity Registry.
Love mentioned she herself gained “so much out of this program,” noting it’s “truly the reason I was able to build my life and career” in New York.
“Getting married and having a wedding and paying for a wedding is a luxury, it is a privilege, and it is a privilege that I want to acknowledge and that I’m grateful for, but I also want to use that platform — we want to use our platform — to make sure we’re recognizing that,” Love mentioned.
“On the flip side of that, this is us thoughtfully planning and saying, how can we continue to give back to those that have helped shaped our lives — and ultimately brought us to this point — and to celebrate our love in a most memorable capacity,” she continued.
While Love and Haynes are trying ahead to celebrating the subsequent chapter of their love story with their nearest and dearest quickly, the Brooklyn Nets host additionally hopes her wedding day evokes alternative for change from others.
“I think that these will be stories that will inspire, influence, and change the course of how people are going to look at their weddings,” Love mentioned. “The individualistic perspective will in some way shift and say, you understand what, to ensure that me to really have the very best time… for it to be ‘about me,’ I truly must shine that gentle on different folks as a result of they’re making it about me and I must make it about them.
“I think our wedding has an opportunity to create a rolling change in the community when it comes to creating a wedding when it comes to diversity, not only our friend group but again, leaning into those vendors and knowing that you don’t always have to go the traditional route, especially when it comes to registry,” she continued.