Getting Married in 5 Days Apparently Makes You Crazy.

So, for weeks now people have been commenting on how calm I seem leading up to the wedding. That I don’t seem stressed at all and I’m the picture of a cool and collected bride. I mean, I’m paraphrasing, but that’s basically the gist. Uh, don’t sound so shocked, EVERYONE, I don’t understand how you’d expect me to be any other way! However, I think the calm exterior is my way of shielding people I love from the insanity that lurks just beneath the surface....more

Body Image After the Wedding

Your wedding day. You worked so hard to get to that day looking your best. You munched on salads, tried crazy diets and avoided sweets for months to drop those pounds. Maybe even a slight stomach flu to help you drop those last 5 pounds. After all of that, you looked amazing. The dress fit flawlessly and you pranced and danced all night, glowing in your new marriage and hot body. Because you are supposed to drop weight to be beautiful, hot on your wedding day, right? But after the wedding, after the pounds make their way back, comes a new body image struggle. ...more
I had this on reverse...I wasn't worried about my weight prior to the wedding, even though I ...more

Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar

Twenty-five years ago today, which would have been a Thursday night, John and friends were having a bachelor party (and the less said about that the better!) while my friends and I celebrated more sedately at the family home of one of my bridesmaids.  We were married two days later, on August 12, 1989, which means that we are marking our silver anniversary this week....more

7 Random Facts About My Lucky 7 Wedding

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Now, THAT, calmabrave , is cool. And the rainbow? Perfect. Thank you for sharing.more

Your Guide to Wedding Themes

Choosing a wedding theme is often Step One in planning your wedding. Here are some helpful tips to get you started. ...more

After 11 Years, My Partner Still Has My Number

This month Laura (aka Ledcat) and I celebrate 11 years of togetherness. Like many LGBTQ couples who (until recently) had no access to marriage, we've used our first date as our anniversary. Thanks to smart planning on my part, we moved in together almost two years to the day later. This minimizes anniversary dilemmas....more
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WON A TRIP TO FRANCE FROM -TLC'S FOUR WEDDINGS

I got Married Sept 29, 2012 to Enzo!I was on the show: Four Weddings on TLC - "Mother Know's Best" episode and we won. I won a trip to France.  We had to fly about 8 hrs to Paris... then take 2 trains to LA GACILLY, France. Kind of a coutry style hotel.  ...more
I have always wondered about those honeymoons they give away! Thanks for the insight : )more

Yes I was on Four Weddings !

Hey Guys!  Since this is my first blog on here I will introduce myself quickly. My name is Concetta. I was born & raised in Brooklyn. I come from a big Sicilian (Italian) family. My father is a musician "Angelo Venuto" and had several hits on the radio....more

My Guide to a Happy Marriage

My sweet husband and I recently celebrated our 11th anniversary. While I know this doesn't sound like a lot to some of you, in this age of quickie divorces I'm pretty thrilled to have made it this far. So, I got thinking, what advice could I give a newlywed or someone thinking about getting married?Well, here it is (in no particular order):My Guide to a Happy Marriage1. Make Sure You Like the Person You Marry...more