After You've said "Yes" To The Dress......

My 5th year wedding anniversary was last week, and reaching our 5th year mark prompted me to pull out my wedding gown.  Part of me wanted to know if I could still fit her, while most of me just wanted to unleash a little nostalgia.HERstory:...more

Wedding Planning 101: Please Don’t Stop the Music!

The day after you attend a wedding, what is the first thing that comes to mind?THE MUSIC.If the DJ was amazing, you will still be talking about it the next day. If the band was out of this world, you and your friends will still be talking about how awesome their rendition of “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé and Jay-Z was and how so-and-so grabbed the mic and was rapping along side of the band.Bottom line. Booking the right type of music is the most important aspect of your wedding planning. And so is the music choices you will have to make....more

Congratulations - Mikey & Mary Beth Got Hitched!

Congratulations - Mikey & Mary Beth Got Hitched!... when it comes down to it, that’s what life is all about: showing up for the people you love, again and again, until you can’t show up anymore.  ~Rebecca Walker...more

Can You Afford to Be a Bridesmaid?

I guess I'm at that age; I am not married or even engaged to be married. Despite this, weddings have seemed to take over my world during the past year.  Two of my best friends are getting married and I am in their weddings within two months of each other, and I am attending two other weddings with my boyfriend.  Two other couples we are close to just got engaged and are planning their weddings for next year.  Weddings seem to be the topic of conversation these days. ...more
Soo true. I'm not engaged or anything but I think weddings are extra stressful on the members of ...more

6 Ways to Be a Gracious Bride

Every engaged gal fears being called the B-word.  You know which one I’m talking about.  The one that insinuates that you’re being selfish, controlling, and/or unrealistic.  I’ll be honest – when you’re planning your wedding and things aren’t going quite as you had thought they would, it’s actually not all that difficult to slip into the role of a Bridezilla. ...more
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6 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Wedding Venue

I think choosing a wedding venue is one of the most important decisions you’ll make during the wedding planning. This is especially true if you’re like Dave and I, and had the ceremony and reception at the same venue.Quite often, venues have onsite catering as well. So you’re not just choosing the space for the wedding, but the food as well! The staff will set up the ceremony and reception, serve dinner, make sure everything runs smoothly, etc. It’s an important decision....more
A friend who is a photographer (Angela Michelle Powell Woulfe) took her daughter's fifth year ...more

How Much Will Your Wedding REALLY Cost?

The weeks and months after getting engaged can be overwhelming for many brides. Planning a wedding is a totally new experience and so many of us don’t know where to start. I was the same way! Last week on the blog I shared 8 things to do after getting engaged. This week, I’m going to delve a little deeper into one of them: the wedding budget....more

2 Weddings... One month – The true source of beauty...

2 Weddings... One month – The true source of beauty...Beauty... what is it?1 Peter 3:3-4 [Full Chapter]...more

Wedding Guest Attire ( OOTD & Tips)

Wedding season is in full swing!  We just went to our first wedding of the season over the weekend.  It was a beautiful day for a wedding and we had a great time!  We thought it would be fun to show you what we wore, as well as give you some tips when figuring out what to wear to a wedding....more

A Wedding Story Part Two

Getting Ready for the WeddingAfter setting up the venue I went to my parents house to get ready. The same house I grew up in I was now getting ready to marry the man I love. My mom made me a sandwich and poured me a glass of champagne. The champagne glass was etched with the initial W for Wilson, this was to symbolize my last day with that name....more
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