It’s no secret that the holiday season can majorly derail even the most dedicated of dieters—the cakes, cookies and indulgent hors d’oeuvres you’ll find at every holiday party on your calendar can be hard to resist. And let’s not even get started on the cocktails.
It took me about two minutes of researching for this post (and by researching I mean perusing Pinterest) to come to the conclusion that gold will absolutely be one of the colors at my wedding. You’ll see for yourself in a moment, but it’s difficult to beat the cheery sense of celebration that comes from pops of golden glitter—it really is an ideal accent for a momentous occasion like your wedding day.
Celebrity wedding crashers have been all the rage this year—we’re looking at you Bill, Serena and Roger—and I have to say, they make for some of the most memorable wedding-day stories (not to mention the fantastic photo opps that result, too).
So far we’ve come across a few really great tales of famous crashers, but this one may just top the list: Over the weekend, Maroon 5 and lead frontman Adam Levine crashed a Los Angeles wedding while filming scenes for their new music video. The band surprised the newlyweds and their guests by performing a couple of their hit songs and posing for photos with the happy couple.
Just the other day we were thrilled to come across a bit of positive marriage-related research and now it seems like that wave is continuing: According to the New York Times, despite what conventional wisdom might hold about divorce these days, the rate of it is going down—and it’s been declining for the past three decades.
If you happened to pop over to the blog this past Thanksgiving weekend (maybe while you were reheating leftovers or waiting in an ungodly long line at the mall) you saw that we posted a handy guide for newlyweds on how to split up the holidays.
That’s just one of the seasonal tasks you now need to tackle as a married couple, though, which is why we’re now passing along Lover.ly’s equally helpful list of tips for sending out your first holiday card as a duo.
For local florist Michael Bruce, his fantastic new studio space in Pennsauken is like a real-life Pinterest board: Instead of scrolling through image after image of breathtaking bouquets and centerpieces—not to mention the vessels he has that can hold them—in an effort to find inspiration for their Big Day blooms, brides who visit Bruce’s South Jersey warehouse can skim through rows of vases, vessels and tons of fresh flowers, actually getting to touch and smell it all.
Now that the (dreary) winter weather has finally set it, we’ve switched our mindset from fall-inspired weddings to those that involve warm seasonal cocktails, rustic winter blooms and lots of sweet holiday treats.
As with a wedding’s decor and food offerings, bridal fashions are also influenced by the change in seasons, and it’s safe to say that Philly’s winter brides will need a bit of extra help keeping warm on their Big Day. A fantastic—and fashionable—way to combat winter’s chilly temps: Top off your dress with a snugly fur wrap or stole.
Question: My friend got married during a time when I was insanely busy and stressed, and I am just now realizing that I don’t think I ever sent them a gift—and the wedding was nearly a year ago.
How much did I miss the standard time frame for sending a gift? Is it ever too late, and at what point would be weirder/ruder to send one?
How did you and your new spouse decide where you’d celebrate Thanksgiving yesterday? Was it a painful process, or did you two exhibit flawless teamwork and compromising skills with your first married holiday out of the gate?