Alternatives to the Traditional Bouquet and Garter Toss

  Some people love tradition, however, wedding planners are regularly hearing “we don’t want to do the whole traditional bouquet/garter toss”, with many couples in today’s society opting out of these traditions altogether and instead, replacing them with quirky alternatives. In fact, wedding planner Sarah Pease (Huff Post: 2013) stated that less than a quarter of the couples she works with toss the bouquet, with even fewer...

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33 Couples Wed at the Grammys 2014 :: Ryan Lewis, Macklemore, Madonna and Queen Latifah

I don’t have cable because we do the whole Netflix, Apple TV, Hulu Plus thing. Most of the time I don’t miss it except for last night when I knew magic was about to occur at the Grammys. Not only were Beyonce and Jay Z performing but I knew something with Ryan Lewis and Macklemore was going to be awesome and they were going to give us “Same Love” I had no idea it would go something like this. Same Love...

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Writing a Wedding Ceremony for the Modern Union Part One

Writing a wedding ceremony can be daunting, whether you are working with an officiant or not.  There are the old traditional ceremonies out there that you can copy, but you’re not traditional.  You’re modern! So here are the pieces of a wedding ceremony, in order, along with some ideas to consider when you go to write your nuptials 1.  Opening Word :: This is the “we are gathered here” part.  It sets the tone...

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Brides :: Wedding Shoes for Grass

Often I hear complaints about wearing any sort of heel on grass but all to often weddings and receptions are on grass. “My shoes are sticking in the grass!” “Oh no. I am stuck in the grass!” “AAAH! My shoe just plopped off and is stuck in the grass!” So what’s a girl to do?…buy wedges. I must say that it became a challenge to find wedges that weren’t made of cork or that were too...

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