Not your traditional bridal stuff

Yes, I am a fiancee, a bride to be. The thing is, I hate weddings. I like the idea of being married, but the hub-bub necessary to get to that point freaks me out....more

What To Wear To A Wedding - Style Guide - 2013 Fall / Winter Edition

With the holidays quickly approaching, gift-giving and entertaining are probably at the top of your list of priorities....more


I have been watching the Bravo TV show I Dream of Nene. And yes I can admit to my love of watching Nene since she started on the hit reality TV Show "Real Housewives of Atlanta." As a real life housewife turned app entrepreneur with 2 young kids Nene's life and my life don't have a lot of similarities. I mean just today I barely had enough time to change from my workout gear to normal "comfortable" clothes, make dinner, make snacks for pick up and get ready for my transportation duty of hauling children around to their after school activities....more

12 Things Not to Freak Out About While Planning Your Wedding

So as you all know, we’re in the midst of wedding planning. Which, if we’re being honest, is the equivalent to becoming bipolar overnight because you’re both exhilarated and terrified – excited to be marrying this great guy who totally gets you, but terrified that the Wedding Police will show up at your door to tell you that you’re doing it all wrong. ...more

Fall Wedding Cupcakes

So normally in the wedding and cupcake business, you get swamped during spring wedding season. Not this year. This year, fall was the season to get married. I've done cupcakes for some really unique, pretty weddings this year. Here are some of my favorite displays. ...more

Getting Married? Use your playing cards.

Some people say that they no longer attend weddings because the marriages aren’t lasting very long. I haven’t been to that many weddings in my life, but having had one and having been involved (to varying degrees), in the planning of a few, I know that we sometimes put greater stock in the wedding that lasts a few hours, rather than the marriage, which is supposed to last for more than a few years....more

Trusting Enough To Love

Falling in love for the first time no matter how old you are, holds a special place in your heart forever. A feeling that fills your whole being. It doesn't make sense that this person shakes your world. You are no longer standing on familiar ground. You are unsure of what you're feeling because you are no longer thinking only of your own well being. How precious this moment is. To be in love, to share your life with someone who completes you. But whether this feeling lasts, is not important. For you are brave enough to take a chance on something that is bigger than yourself....more

Couples Rethink Wedding Costs

Many couples are beginning to function in the real world, trading extravagant credit card weddings for an event they can actually afford. These savvy couples are beginning to run their numbers , rearrange priorities and ask questions that really matter....more

The Ya-Ya Sisterhood just took their clothes off to hug.

So, I think I have to stop mind-planning my wedding for a while because I just came across an article where they were talking about the hip new thing for brides. And it gave me such a flop sweat, anxiety-inducing mental scare that I immediately shut down the internet and tried to time-travel back to when I didn’t know how to use my brain to form words. Bridal Party Boudoir Shots, you guys. ...more
I think boudoir photo shoots can be a really empowering thing for many women but I'm not sure I ...more

Something Blogged: Choosing Your Bridesmaids

The moment I got engaged, I immediately started thinking about my bridal party. It scared me and excited me at the same time. I wanted to make good choices. I mean, don't get me wrong, I have a ton of absolutely amazing friends that mean the world to me, but I couldn't pick all of them. I definitely had in mind the qualities I wanted my bridesmaids to have and this helped make a few girls stand out in my mind.  ...more