Mother of the bride:A diary

When was the last time you felt beautiful?

So, "When was the last time [I] felt beautiful?" Well, a couple of years now, and not my hubby's ...more

Back When We Had Both World Enough and Time

Who says you can't have your cake and eat it, too? Why, I believe that's just what we are about to do in this photo taken 29 years ago. Our post-Christmas wedding was on an unseasonably warm January day, very much like today, in fact, which rendered my mother's year of incessant fretting about the prospect of snow completely unwarranted....more

Hollywood Wedding Dress Predictions Engagement season is in full swing- just look at Hollywood! Drew Barrymore, Anne Hathaway, Britney, and Jessica Biel all have new rocks on their left hand, and now Josh Lucas has popped the question. Can we just take a second to marvel at how cute it is that Britney and Justin are engaged at the same time? ...more

Printable Soap Labels for Valentine's Day or Wedding Favors

Looking for a unique way to wrap and label your handmade soaps for Valentine's Day gifts or wedding favors?...more

Wedding Secrets: Part 2 As promised, here is the second installment of wedding secrets to help any stressed out bride-to-be plan her perfect day. Happy planning!Tip 1: Don’t Force the Fiancé...more

Video: The Sexy and Sexist Layers of the Wedding Cake

The Real Truth about Meeting the Parents

There have been movies about about it: "Father of the Bride", "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and most recently (and probably the most popular) "Meet the Parents." We laugh when viewing these movies and think of them as merely entertainment. I am here to tell you that there is a lot of truth to the old saying, "art Imitates Life" when referring to meeting the parents of your child's future spouse. ...more

Wedding Wednesday

 Last week I invited my lady friends to be in our wedding and they've all accepted.We have also found our officiant, who is...more

A Year of Anniversaries

They say that the worst thing after a big life event, whether positive or negative, is the year that follows. It's a year of anniversaries, because you remember how different life was a year ago before the big event....more