Can anyone say the main goal of a wedding day isn’t to walk away married? Weddings, strictly speaking, only need a bride, a groom, and an officiant. Not all states even require witnesses. So what is the point of a reception? As long as we are man and wife at the end of the day… Continue reading On having a wedding reception. You should.
Probably the most standard unity ceremony for weddings is a candle lighting. I don’t think I saw another one growing up – these have really changed up over the last few years as couples put a more individual spin on their wedding. I’ve seen sand, wine, foot washing, and knot tying. All reflect the couple… Continue reading Tree Planting Ceremony
Relationship goals is a pretty catchy hashtag on Tumblr, Twitter, and Pinterest. Girls post cute photos of a couple cuddled up. Or maybe a photo of a hands held over a stick shift while driving from the shot gun point of view. These are millennials #relationshipgoals. Cute little moments in time – they are some… Continue reading Hashtag, Relationship Goals
The minute anyone finds out you are engaged the conversation goes two ways – questioning the details of the wedding day, or giving unsolicited advice. People like to give advice. Everyone knows what is best. But, not all advice is created equal. Something that has become quite trendy is to ask your guests to fill… Continue reading Happy wife = happy life, and other wedding day advice.
In the middle-of-nowhere Michigan sits an old bank, housing more beautiful white dresses than there are residents in that small town. Surrounded by fields, farms, and blue collar men is a plain building with a magical room my grandmother stood in – in 1953. 25 years later my mother walked into that building and stood in that same room,… Continue reading Don’t say yes to a dress, say yes to tradition
In 2008 my boyfriend and I took our first road-trip. Now, as my husband, we have plans to take many more. Back then I had this spiral bound notebook I use to take to all my classes and doodle in, journal in, generally just scribble in. Along our trip I used it to write down… Continue reading The three stories I’m writing
I’m probably going to write a few times about my wedding – it was only 9 months ago and I put a lot into it. So bare with me. I have lots to say about the best day in my life (so far!) When we look back to how our mothers and grandmothers ran the… Continue reading The Pinterest Bride