Yesterday was the Memorial Day holiday and it was the first time in years that I truly slept in. I turned off the alarm, closed my door and put up a Do Not Disturb sign (so my family would not bother me).

When I did finally get up I didn’t turn on the computer or pick u...

It's summertime and let's face it I've stopped trying to maintain a beach body years ago, but I haven't stopped visiting the beach.  I'm am fortunate to live in sunny southern California more specifically Los Angeles county and I can visit the beach year round. There a...

February 1, 2018

Engagement season is upon us.  Well actually…engagement season began around the Christmas holiday and ends after Valentine’s day. Anyway I’ve digressed….there are still some traditions that may seem old fashioned, but still matter today.  Like asking the par...

May 21, 2017

Have you ever wondered where the term “tying the knot” comes from? No, well I’m gonna tell you any way.  More than likely the term comes from the Celtic wedding rituals of handfasting.  Dated as early as the 16th century, handfasting was where the hands of the bride an...

May 18, 2017

As you know Mother's Day just passed and the big question on Monday was "What did you do for Mother's Day?" or "How did you celebrate your Mother's Day?"  Well I don't know about you, but I'm a very busy person.  First off, I'm a mom...enough said.  I'm also a wife, a...

March 29, 2017

I’m often asked “What in the heck is the difference between an Escort Card and a Place Card?”  I’ll be the first to admit that there are some really confusing etiquette rules that come with weddings and since more brides are taking the non-traditional route for their w...

January 9, 2017

Remember we previously talked about the time honored tradition of Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue? Well, brides still honor wearing Something Blue as a symbol of purity, love and fidelity.

There are many ways to rock Something Blue for y...

December 20, 2016

Considering a holiday wedding? Well consider this…

Holidays like Memorial Day and Labor Day are cool because they come with an automatic three-day weekend. This allows your guests to either have a complete day to rest or have an additional day to return home if they tra...

October 20, 2016

Do we still honor this in 2016? Yes, but it is not as prominent as it has been in the past.  Traditionally it comes from an Old English rhyme “Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe”.  Superstition was that if a bride...

October 13, 2016

When asked if I prefer a hand-me-down wedding dress over a new wedding dress, I had to reflect.  My mother made my dress from a picture I liked.  I simply bought the fabric and she made it for me, and of course I still have it. My eldest says she wants to wear it when...

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