The Black Box, a Valentine’s Day Story

I’m going to tell you a little Valentine’s Day story.A long time ago, on a Valentine’s Day far far away I was presented with the most romantic gift I have ever received. I still have it.Here is it.Yes, it is a box. Inside the box…...more

FREE Wedding Planning Budget Checklist

Wedding budgets don’t have to be overwhelming. Make it simple for yourself and cut down the stress with this printable checklist. See the bigger picture and allow your mind to be at ease....more

Our{Real Life} Vows

The other night, husband and I decided to renew our vows.  Probably not in the way that most people would.  Although I would love to have a do-over for our wedding.It was an amazing day — all of the people we loved the most were there and it was a magical day.  It was just very … {... more}...more

The Beauty of a Long Engagement

I want to talk about the benefits of having a long engagement.  ...more
Excellent article with many great points.  Although the "Long Engagement" may not be for ...more

Follow the Winding Road

Take the long and winding road through the green hills to my houseCome sit on my porch with me, I’ll make you lemonade and you can hold myhandI like the way we sit together…sitting here counting starsTell me what it will be like…growing old with youTake the long and winding road through hills giving way to housesCome sit with me on the porch under the blanket I made for youWe can count our children and grandchildren on all four handsI have loved growing old with youI love the way we fit, sitting here, counting stars forever...more

Hottest wedding jewellery trends

Jewellery is often a symbol of financial status, membership of a particular culture, subculture, decoration that reflects personal taste or flavour of current fashion trends and weddings are no exception. Jewellery rarely remains undetected and complements every wedding dress. When it comes to wedding jewellery, trends change every season, and to shine this year, we suggest several types that will make each combination modern and interesting.Necklaces...more

Beauty of a Short Engagement

Last week I discussed the beauty of having a long engagement.  Just because a long engagement is working for us doesn't mean it is for everyone.  I want to spend today to talk about short engagements.  They deserve some love too, right? I am clearly not an expert of short engagements, but I do believe they are perfect for some couples. You get married quicker. ...more

5 Tips For A Stress-Free Wedding

Getting married is a huge step for any couple. Some are eager to tie the knot as quickly as possible, others have been together for a long time and have been letting things marinade before taking the big step (Sometimes, one member of the couple of eager to tie the knot while the other wants to wait – but that’s another story…) In any case, there are a lot of things you need to sort out before getting married, so we’ve put together this list of things to know before your wedding day. ...more

Weddings 2.0: Using Apps and Social Media to Plan Your Wedding

Oh how times have changed.  When I was out in the dating pool, most of my friends and family couldn’t comprehend the influence technology had on my love life.  Now that I’m preparing for my wedding, I am overwhelmed with the amount of technology available. ...more
SexySavvyGeekAnd thank you for sharing, too!more

The Decision to Cancel the Wedding

Whew. This is a tough one to write.But so as not to try and “sensationalize” things, let me say up front that it does NOT mean that we’re not getting married or the engagement is off or any of that sort of thing.I’ve been sitting with this dilemma for a few months. I’ve actually become distant on here as part of it. It was certainly not an easy decision to come to. And I kept plugging away at planning and even met with a caterer two weeks ago, all while trying to decide if this is what we should do....more