I have just received my impersonal-yet-irritating “happy one-month anniversary” reminder email from WeddingWire, requesting feedback on everything wedding. And though I am not acting on their request, it did serve as a reminder that our thank-you notes are still not done. It also got me thinking about what stands out — after 30 days — as the best “unscripted moments” … Read More »
I am an Uncle. It didn’t really hit me until I was married. Derek and I have been a family for 10 years now and I have always been considered a part of my (now) husband’s family right from the start. Not once did I ever feel like an outsider. But, when we got married I noticed a change. … Read More »
One of my favorite photographers – Lauren Barkume. I love to see what she has been up to. Check out this photograph of the flower wall for a styled wedding photoshoot at Memoire in Johannesburg. Beautiful.… Read More »
Three Wedding Planning Lessons from the Other Side of I Do
We did it. After lots of searching, appointments, joint decision making, and check writing, we are most certainly, legally, undeniably married. What did we learn?
Hiring a wedding planner really is worth the cost – really.
I am a recovering control freak and proud spendthrift [sounds much better than … Read More »
‘Why everyone hates wedding toasts”, “A tradition we can do without”, “Wedding Toast Survival Tips” — titles from my recent google search on wedding toasts.
Yes, people do not like public speaking in general. It is difficult to risk putting ourselves “out there” for others to see. Many of us are shy and experience stage fright, particularly if a microphone … Read More »
Check out these amazing photos of Riette & Thereza by Lauren Barkume Photography.… Read More »
Sometimes it’s the small stuff.
This past week our son brought home yet another school form for us to complete with the same information we’ve provided too many times before. [Why not request this information digitally, password protect it, and then update on an as-needed basis… different discussion for another time]. I have lined out “mother” every time before … Read More »
We had an ‘engagement’ photo session with photographer Jeff Newsom.
Since we started talking about getting a photographer for the wedding it has felt a little nerve-wracking. I was not comfortable with the idea of being in front of, or followed by, a camera. Do we pose? Do we look at the camera? Do we stare longingly into each … Read More »
It is time, with 3 months to go before the big day, to make yet another one of “those” nearly irreversible decisions. This one concerns our wedding cake. And though I freely admit to a mild case of wedding-decision weariness, it seems the wedding industry, which thrives on creating ever more [costly] options from which brides and grooms must … Read More »
David and I have been shopping for rings, so I have been getting lots of wedding band and engagement ring follow-up emails. Most of these ads are focused entirely on brides — reflecting the reality of the wedding industry I know — but certainly not at all helpful or appealing to me. Most barely acknowledge the existence of men and … Read More »