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Congratulations to Megan Rapinoe and Sara Cahoone

Congratulations to USWNT midfielder Megan Rapinoe and her girlfriend Sera Cahoone who announced their engagement on Instagram last week.

This little lady's getting married ❤️👭

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A photo posted by Megan Rapinoe (@mrapinoe) on Aug 6, 2015 at 7:49pm PDT… Read More »

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3 wedding tech-trends we WON’T be following, and 1 we WILL

1.  Using a drone or a GoPro

Pitched as a way to achieve, “never before possible shots,” or video that is “impossibly cool,”  both of these newer additions to the wedding scene deliver. It seems the type of “cool” achieved, however, may be more of a Keeping-up-with-the-Kardashians cool than a Guardians-of-the-Galaxy cool. If you are considering this for your wedding, better … Read More »

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Men of Honor, Bridesmen, and the Co-ed Bridal Party — oh my!

Image Source – Aria Photography

As a two groom event, we have no choice but to think outside this particular box, but more recent data suggest 15-20% of heterosexual couples are mixing up the sexes of their wedding attendants. The wedding industry is a buzz. Bridal magazines post warnings about etiquette faux-pas and trampled traditions that must be carefully massaged … Read More »

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The Bro-dal Shower Really Is a Thing

I was all set to sarcastically pounce (or dump) all over the “Bro-dal Shower” idea. My initial thought was to roll my eyes very far into the back of my head thinking this sounds so over-the-top metro-sexual hipster. But, I decided to chill on my “old curmudgeonly” thoughts, stop myself from being …, and take a different perspective … Read More »

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Modern Families = Adjusted Expectations. Our Kid Friendly Wedding

CollectiveTrainLots of opinions and rules, rules, rules out there regarding this topic. Leave it to some of the mainline wedding sites [are you listening Martha Stewart Weddings editors?] to be a real buzz-kill on this topic. As a result, my first rule: Regardless of your decision, please -oh please- don’t refer to them as “wee ones”. Really? How ‘bout “children,” … Read More »

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Wedding budgets:  Build it and they will come

How to write about what we determined was a reasonable wedding budget?  Priorities differ, resources differ, and there is no one size fits all.  Google “wedding budgeting” and over 1,000,000 results arrive  — overwhelming and, after a dozen clicks or so, unhelpful.

Here are 4 humble pieces of advice for all contemplating their budget building journey.  And so that you … Read More »

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Post #2 –  A June To Remember. 51 Weeks to go

family This is the last day of a month that commemorates the Stonewall riots with LGBT pride events nationwide, and now, marriage equality.  As of next June, this month also will be our wedding anniversary month.  And while we happily will share a June anniversary with many celebrations and couples nationwide, the opportunity — this legal right — to have a wedding anniversary … Read More »

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Equality Changes Everything


The final weekend of of this years Gay Pride Month in America has come to a close. Our family entered that last weekend with excitement over acceptance from the home we live in. And, let me tell you – equality changes everything. That day, June 26th, 2015, may not mean much to those who don’t understand the need to belong, … Read More »

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Derek’s Wedding Post #1 – Just 52 weeks to go!

David, Lilly, Leo, Taylor & Derek

David has already posted a few entries about our wedding.  Me…I am just getting started.  We will undoubtedly cover some of the same topics — it is “our” wedding after all —  but our perspectives and take-aways will vary.  That, I hope, will keep this as an interesting read.  Being an habitual planner and more comfortable with a framework to … Read More »