Up until recently, I always swore I would never have an outdoor wedding—although I love the possibilities that come with using nature as an element of decor, the thought of inclement weather shattering my plans was just too much for me to handle.
But then tented weddings became a huge trend for this year and I had a change of heart (when you see the photos I’ve pulled together on Pinterest, you’ll understand why).
It really doesn’t get any sweeter than this: Two longtime White House staffers tied the knot on Monday and their wedding was officiated by none other than Vice President Joe Biden, who hosted the intimate ceremony at his home at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C.
The VP—and first-time officiant!—posted a precious photo to Twitter to congratulate newlyweds Brian Mosteller and Joe Mahshie (the former is the special assistant to President Obama and director of Oval Office Operations while the latter is Michelle Obama’s trip coordinator). Join us in awwww-ing:
Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house. Couldn’t be happier, two longtime White House staffers, two great guys. pic.twitter.com/0om1PT7bKh
In your quest to get in tip-top shape for your Big Day, you may at some point find yourself atop a bike in one of the many spin classes offered throughout the city. The workout has gained somewhat of a cult following in recent years, with spin studios popping up here and there all over town.
There have been many Tuesday mornings over the past few years that start like this one: On Monday night the world watches with baited breath as a couple gets engaged on The Bachelor/Bachelorette , and the next day we all ogle over the bride-to-be’s sparkly Neil Lane ring—then we write a blog post about it.
It’s a scenario we’re all too familiar with, but one that never gets old—it’s always fascinating to see the elaborate rings that these guys get to propose with, and last night’s episode was no different. Surprisingly though, the sparkler former footballer Jordan Rodgers gave to now-fiancée JoJo Fletcher (a simple oval-cut center stone in a four-prong setting with a diamond-encrusted band) is not the massive, ornate kind of ring we’ve come to expect from the franchise. Take a peek:
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The rock Robbie, JoJo’s other suitor, chose is more along the lines of what the Bachelor rings usually look like, though unfortunately JoJo ended his proposal before he had a chance to get down on one knee (you can see the ring here).
Thoughts? Do you like either of the rings the guys picked for JoJo?
When I first caught wind of this new trend where couples are choosing to document their wedding day with a karaoke-style music video, I wasn’t so sure how I felt about the concept—sure it’s a fun and playful idea but could it really replace the stunning, tear-jerking wedding videos we’ve come to know and love?
After last week’s memorable DNC here in Philly, one thing was made incredibly clear: The Obamas sure know how to captivate a crowd. Both the President and First Lady received rave review for their respective speeches, so you can imagine that when we saw an article about toast-giving tips—provided by POTUS’s former speech writer Jon Favreau—we couldn’t read it fast enough.
How about a trip to Île de Ré? iStockphoto.com/mdulieu
Whenever there’s talk about honeymooning in France, most people’s minds immediately drift to Paris—it is the City of Love, after all, and pretty well-known as one of the most romantic places in the world, making it an ideal place to spend your post-nuptial getaway.
France’s capital isn’t the only spot that’s perfect for newlyweds, though: The country has plenty of other lovely destinations to hit up—especially if a beach honeymoon is what you’re after.
The couple: Katie Boosz and Bill Artzerounian, from Ambler.
The ring: My ring is from Benari Jewelers in Exton. We had discussed what I was looking for, and Bill nailed it. He found a beautifully simple solitaire in platinum. He did weeks of diamond research and told the folks at Benari exactly what he was looking for. They shipped in three different stones and the result is a classic round, ideal cut diamond that I couldn’t be any happier with.