ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Scrum Your Wedding is a project by Hannah Kane and Julia Smith, produced under the umbrella of Everybody’s Invited.

Photo of Julia and Anuj by Theresa Choi, theresachoi.com

Photo of Julia and Anuj by Theresa Choi, theresachoi.com

Photo of Hannah and Chris by Vera Pashkevich, urbanlightstudios.com

Photo of Hannah and Chris by Vera Pashkevich, urbanlightstudios.com

Hannah and Julia met eight years ago while working for a nonprofit website. Their combined experience included event planning and management; writing, editing, and social media; Agile project management/Scrum methodology; and collaborating with designers to produce beautiful products.

Meanwhile, Hannah also founded Everybody’s Invited, a simple, joyful blog that eventually grew into a full-service events company based in Portland, OR. Hannah and Julia have since moved on to other professional pastures, but continue to collaborate on projects like this one.

Along the way, they each witnessed the other getting hitched. Julia and her partner had a big, kaleidoscopic, interfaith shindig in a Baltimore library in 2013; Hannah and hers opted for an intimate extravaganza focused on play, surprise, and adventure at a Seattle gallery in 2014. Both weddings are fresh enough in the authors’ minds that they can easily remember the anxiety and decision fatigue that sometimes invaded the planning, as well as the utter joy that made it all worth it.