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  • Zehna Reddon
    Published a day ago
    Best Resources for Planning Your Wedding

    Best Resources for Planning Your Wedding

    Before I conceived my son I was already planning my wedding, which was set to be this August, 2020; however, thanks to a surprise pregnancy followed by the apparition of the COVID-19 pandemic we had to postpone. So, after my son was born we decided to start planning again; but to start from scratch. I was overwhelmed; I hadn't really organized anything because it was all just brainstorms gone to waste.
  • Jenny McWilliams
    Published 6 days ago
    The Start of a New Life

    The Start of a New Life

    Ever since she was a little girl, she's dreamed of the day she would get married. It was the next big chapter of her life, and there was nothing that could get in the way of that. She works hard in everything she does, works extra hours to make some extra money for her big day. She quickly rises to the top, and in turn, starts helping others she works with feel comfortable in a new environment. She comes into work with a headband, ponytail, pearl earrings, tumbler of coffee, and a smile even if she's exhausted. She goes about her morning of getting the restaurant ready for opening, even if it means waking up before 5. She's quiet at first, still waking up, going through a routine she's completed hundreds of times. Starts the teas, the coffee, the ice cream machine, the lemonade, sets down chairs, cleans counters, prepares the cash till. When her coworkers come in, she greets them warmly, and rushes over to hug her friend. She prepares them a coffee, just the way they like, perfect each time. She wants to make sure her friends are happy and ready to give today their best work. She wants today to be a good day. Throughout her shift she never acts as a superior. She makes sure her coworkers have everything they need. In between cars, she slides up next to her friend and can't help but tell of the new wedding plans she and her fiancé have made. Her friends have been involved and have heard every stage of the planning. Her excitement is infectious. A year before she tells her friends of how she thinks today is the day he will propose. She tells her plans of how she and her mom are getting their nails done. The next day she comes running into the restaurant when it's still dark outside and proudly displays her left hand. Her friends can't help but squeal in excitement as they see the most beautiful engagement ring on her fourth finger. She even lets them take turns trying on her ring. She begins to make Pinterest boards of springtime weddings, gathering her ideas for her special day. She tells her friends of expensive wedding venues, ones that she loves but can't afford, until one day she comes in and tells of how she and her fiancé found the perfect place. The summer goes by, and she continues to work extra shifts, all while balancing a full-time student load. She wants to be a doctor one day to help children in need. She does it all so that come May, she'll be ready to say, "I do". She tells her friends one day how she found the most beautiful dress in the world, and how she managed to get in on sale. But she makes them wait to see this dress. "Soon" she says. "May will be here soon and then you can see it". She tells of the light blue heels she plans to wear, with the ties in the back, for her something blue. She tells of the flowers she hopes to have for her spring wedding. Weeks go by and she tells them of the struggle of getting the wedding invitations out on time. Her friends wait in eager anticipation to see the invitations and quickly block off the wedding date in their calendars. They've been part of almost every step of the planning, and there's no way they would miss the big date. A beautiful spring day, the second week of May. Alas, fate had its own plans. She sadly tells of how her bridal shower is moved a month but keeps hope that the pandemic would be over in time for her wedding. She never loses her joy. Finally she gets the news that groups of people aren't allowed to gather. She sits down quietly, crying, wondering what she can do. Everything had been perfect, and now, everything went bad. She talks with her parents and her fiancé. The disappointment is visible. She can't help but cry. But she wants everyone there to celebrate this joyous day. So after going back and forth about dates and plans, she and her fiancé settle on having an October wedding. She kisses her fiancé, excited for their new date. She tells her friends how the plans have changed due to these unforeseen times and how she hopes they can make it in the fall. A new eagerness comes to each friend, and while they are sad all her plans for a spring wedding have changed, they can't wait to gather together for a wedding she deserves so much. Rather than continue to be sad, she pours herself into her work, quickly adapting to the changes that come to her restaurant. She sends funny pictures of her mask, but she’s proud to be part of a place that genuinely cares about keeping the public safe. She always puts others needs above her own, and this proves to be no different. Even with the majority of her face covered, her customers can see her joy shining brightly through her eyes. She wants to spread light in the midst of such darkness. Because that’s just who she is. She is light. She is an optimist. She believes in the good that is possible. And this is what makes her unique. No matter what adversities come her way, she adjusts her ponytail, and says “Bring it on”. This is why she deserves to have the wedding she’s dreamed of having since childhood. This is why her family and friends will wait until October to gather with her in unity to see her start the next big adventure of her life. This is why they all wait. This is a girl who deserves nothing but the best. And this is why she will get her moment. She is a hero.
  • Allaine Lines
    Published 10 days ago
    Wedding Checklist: Making the Right Decisions for Your Wedding

    Wedding Checklist: Making the Right Decisions for Your Wedding

    When you are planning a wedding, it can feel like there is an endless number of details to manage, decisions to make, and things to book. The lists can get overwhelming.
  • Natasha Christou
    Published 10 days ago
    All That Glitters: A Guide to Gemstones

    All That Glitters: A Guide to Gemstones

    Colourful gemstone jewellery can add a unique touch to any outfit, whether you’re looking for a new statement necklace, or an engagement ring that shows off your own personal sparkle.
  • Casey Chesterfield
    Published 14 days ago
    Romantic Things to Do for Your Wife on Your Anniversary

    Romantic Things to Do for Your Wife on Your Anniversary

    In 2017, roughly one-half of all Americans 18 and older were married, according to the Pew Research Center. Meaning, roughly one-fourth of the U.S. population (i.e. married men) will be experiencing the dilemma of what to get their wife for their anniversary. (It’s always sooner than you think, pal.)
  • Paul Oranika
    Published 15 days ago
    Adamma The Princess
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  • Alyssa Blake
    Published about a month ago
    How my Covid-19 wedding changed my view of what matters most

    How my Covid-19 wedding changed my view of what matters most

    Every little girl dreams of how she wants her wedding to be. A huge party, a big cake, lots of flowers, good music, and of course tons of dancing. This was all required for my dream wedding and as silly as it sounds, there was no way I was going to get married without it. If you would've told me a year ago that I would end up getting married in my living room with only a few close family members and friends, I would've thought you were crazy. Turns out maybe I'm the crazy one because, that's exactly what happened.
  • Kristina
    Published 7 months ago
    Top 10 Mother-Of-The-Bride Hairstyle Ideas

    Top 10 Mother-Of-The-Bride Hairstyle Ideas

    The day your daughter gets married is a very emotional and joyful one, and you must stand out. You've got your dress, makeup, shoes, accessories to look great, but there's one more thing—your hair! Let's help out with your hair by introducing to you, some of the most gorgeous mothers of the bride hairstyles.
  • Alex Brown
    Published 7 months ago
    The Top 2 Wedding Fears and How to Avoid Them Happening to You!

    The Top 2 Wedding Fears and How to Avoid Them Happening to You!

    According to a recent Facebook poll, many brides' top fear is that a vendor will cancel on them last minute. Coming in second place was that the quality or services they received would not be what they expected. I have three points that we must discuss. Firstly, where does this fear come, second, what's my interest, and third, what brides can do to prevent it.
  • James Murray
    Published 7 months ago
    7 Simple Ways to Personalise Your Wedding Day

    7 Simple Ways to Personalise Your Wedding Day

    While selecting a colour palette is all some couples do to personalise their wedding, many choose to customise more of their ceremony to create a truly unique celebration. Here are seven simple ways to personalise your wedding day.
  • Diane Nivens
    Published about a year ago
    My Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Wedding

    My Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Wedding

    Wedding season is upon us. Pinterest is pinging. Registries are ringing. Seamstresses are... seaming. You see where I'm going with this. Myself, I'm helping plan my best friend in the whole wide world's wedding for June 2020, and my vow renewal for September 2020. It got me thinking about my wedding nine years ago. When we plan out weddings, we all want everything to go off perfectly, and we kill ourselves creating a perfect day. Not everything always ends up perfect, though. In the case of my wedding, only one thing actually went according to plan: I married my husband. Sit down, I'll tell you all about it.
  • Trish Gilmore
    Published about a year ago
    I Let My Fiancé Plan My Bachelorette Party and It Wasn’t a Total Disaster

    I Let My Fiancé Plan My Bachelorette Party and It Wasn’t a Total Disaster

    I do trust my fiancé—I suppose that’s obvious, since I’m marrying him. However, I was very hesitant when he volunteered to plan my bachelorette party. It’s the type of pre-wedding celebration that is almost always handled by a bridesmaid. It is a girl’s night, after all.
Bridal Party
Ceremony And Reception
  • Zehna Reddon
    Published a day ago
    Best Resources for Planning Your Wedding

    Best Resources for Planning Your Wedding

    Before I conceived my son I was already planning my wedding, which was set to be this August, 2020; however, thanks to a surprise pregnancy followed by the apparition of the COVID-19 pandemic we had to postpone. So, after my son was born we decided to start planning again; but to start from scratch. I was overwhelmed; I hadn't really organized anything because it was all just brainstorms gone to waste.
  • Jenny McWilliams
    Published 6 days ago
    The Start of a New Life

    The Start of a New Life

    Ever since she was a little girl, she's dreamed of the day she would get married. It was the next big chapter of her life, and there was nothing that could get in the way of that. She works hard in everything she does, works extra hours to make some extra money for her big day. She quickly rises to the top, and in turn, starts helping others she works with feel comfortable in a new environment. She comes into work with a headband, ponytail, pearl earrings, tumbler of coffee, and a smile even if she's exhausted. She goes about her morning of getting the restaurant ready for opening, even if it means waking up before 5. She's quiet at first, still waking up, going through a routine she's completed hundreds of times. Starts the teas, the coffee, the ice cream machine, the lemonade, sets down chairs, cleans counters, prepares the cash till. When her coworkers come in, she greets them warmly, and rushes over to hug her friend. She prepares them a coffee, just the way they like, perfect each time. She wants to make sure her friends are happy and ready to give today their best work. She wants today to be a good day. Throughout her shift she never acts as a superior. She makes sure her coworkers have everything they need. In between cars, she slides up next to her friend and can't help but tell of the new wedding plans she and her fiancé have made. Her friends have been involved and have heard every stage of the planning. Her excitement is infectious. A year before she tells her friends of how she thinks today is the day he will propose. She tells her plans of how she and her mom are getting their nails done. The next day she comes running into the restaurant when it's still dark outside and proudly displays her left hand. Her friends can't help but squeal in excitement as they see the most beautiful engagement ring on her fourth finger. She even lets them take turns trying on her ring. She begins to make Pinterest boards of springtime weddings, gathering her ideas for her special day. She tells her friends of expensive wedding venues, ones that she loves but can't afford, until one day she comes in and tells of how she and her fiancé found the perfect place. The summer goes by, and she continues to work extra shifts, all while balancing a full-time student load. She wants to be a doctor one day to help children in need. She does it all so that come May, she'll be ready to say, "I do". She tells her friends one day how she found the most beautiful dress in the world, and how she managed to get in on sale. But she makes them wait to see this dress. "Soon" she says. "May will be here soon and then you can see it". She tells of the light blue heels she plans to wear, with the ties in the back, for her something blue. She tells of the flowers she hopes to have for her spring wedding. Weeks go by and she tells them of the struggle of getting the wedding invitations out on time. Her friends wait in eager anticipation to see the invitations and quickly block off the wedding date in their calendars. They've been part of almost every step of the planning, and there's no way they would miss the big date. A beautiful spring day, the second week of May. Alas, fate had its own plans. She sadly tells of how her bridal shower is moved a month but keeps hope that the pandemic would be over in time for her wedding. She never loses her joy. Finally she gets the news that groups of people aren't allowed to gather. She sits down quietly, crying, wondering what she can do. Everything had been perfect, and now, everything went bad. She talks with her parents and her fiancé. The disappointment is visible. She can't help but cry. But she wants everyone there to celebrate this joyous day. So after going back and forth about dates and plans, she and her fiancé settle on having an October wedding. She kisses her fiancé, excited for their new date. She tells her friends how the plans have changed due to these unforeseen times and how she hopes they can make it in the fall. A new eagerness comes to each friend, and while they are sad all her plans for a spring wedding have changed, they can't wait to gather together for a wedding she deserves so much. Rather than continue to be sad, she pours herself into her work, quickly adapting to the changes that come to her restaurant. She sends funny pictures of her mask, but she’s proud to be part of a place that genuinely cares about keeping the public safe. She always puts others needs above her own, and this proves to be no different. Even with the majority of her face covered, her customers can see her joy shining brightly through her eyes. She wants to spread light in the midst of such darkness. Because that’s just who she is. She is light. She is an optimist. She believes in the good that is possible. And this is what makes her unique. No matter what adversities come her way, she adjusts her ponytail, and says “Bring it on”. This is why she deserves to have the wedding she’s dreamed of having since childhood. This is why her family and friends will wait until October to gather with her in unity to see her start the next big adventure of her life. This is why they all wait. This is a girl who deserves nothing but the best. And this is why she will get her moment. She is a hero.
  • Allaine Lines
    Published 10 days ago
    Wedding Checklist: Making the Right Decisions for Your Wedding

    Wedding Checklist: Making the Right Decisions for Your Wedding

    When you are planning a wedding, it can feel like there is an endless number of details to manage, decisions to make, and things to book. The lists can get overwhelming.
Fashion And Beauty
  • Abi Proud
    Published 21 days ago
    4 Top Tips for Choosing Jewellery Fit for a Wedding

    4 Top Tips for Choosing Jewellery Fit for a Wedding

    While your big day might be a while away given the world’s current crisis, that doesn’t mean you can’t get excited about the finer details. On your big day, it’s a given that you’ll want everything to be perfect, so, when you’re planning your spectacular wedding outfit, it’s important not to forget the jewellery. After all, accessorising with jewellery is the perfect way to complete an outfit and will help you to tailor your look to the event itself.
  • Krisna Garcia
    Published 3 months ago
    Bridal Jumpsuits: Why Brides are Making the Switch

    Bridal Jumpsuits: Why Brides are Making the Switch

    Did you know that the tradition of wearing a white wedding dress came from Queen Victoria in 1840? The queen stepped out of her carriage wearing a beautiful white silk-spun dress accented with lace to marry Prince Albert thus starting the trend of the white wedding dress. Society is constantly evolving and today we are seeing brides step away from the norm and walk down the aisle in not the traditional wedding gown, but a jumpsuit.
  • Kristina
    Published 7 months ago
    Top 10 Mother-Of-The-Bride Hairstyle Ideas

    Top 10 Mother-Of-The-Bride Hairstyle Ideas

    The day your daughter gets married is a very emotional and joyful one, and you must stand out. You've got your dress, makeup, shoes, accessories to look great, but there's one more thing—your hair! Let's help out with your hair by introducing to you, some of the most gorgeous mothers of the bride hairstyles.
Proposal
  • Miranda Shepard
    Published about a month ago
    Is He Going to Propose?

    Is He Going to Propose?

    Are you one of those people who has been planning their wedding since childhood? If so being in a happy, long-term relationship with someone you want to stay with forever can (ironically) be a bit hellish. The will they/won't they, agonized waiting for a proposal (combined with the should I/Shouldn't I of whether you want to propose, because it is 2020, after all) is something quite unique. Of course, the most efficient way to find out if your partner wants to marry you is to ask them, but failing that there are a few signs you can look out.
  • Carlos Fox
    Published 6 months ago
    How to Plan a Destination Proposal

    How to Plan a Destination Proposal

    If you have found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, you probably want them to feel as special as possible when you propose to them. Engagements are not to be taken lightly, so why not go all out and plan a destination proposal for your soon to be betrothed? Destination proposals are a surefire way to make your proposal special and memorable. Additionally, if you and your partner are already vacationing someplace special, it means that there will be loads of photo opportunities. Those physical memories will become even more cherish-able if you propose on your trip! If you want to learn how to plan a destination proposal to make your special day even more special, keep reading.
  • Kennedy Rae
    Published 11 months ago
    Wedding Bells

    Wedding Bells

    My letter to the woman of the world.