Today’s Friendly Wedding PSA: Please Do Not Propose On a Dock With Slats Big Enough For the Ring to Fall Through 

I literally emitted a pained Eeeeeee as I read this story, and then heard my female colleagues make all matter of the same noise when I IMed it around to them: It’s about a boy named Matthew who decided to propose to his girlfriend Kayla while they were vacationing with her family in North Carolina.

The whole group had gone out to dinner when Kayla spotted Matthew’s mother; when she turned around to ask him why she was there, he was already on his knee.

Matthew opened the ring box, and before he could even say anything—before Kayla even really got a look at it—it seemingly leapt from the cozy confines of its box onto the dock where they were standing, through the crack, and then into the dark waters below.

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Picture of the Week: Girl Talk

Photo by Emily Wren Photography

Photo by Emily Wren Photography

From photographer Colleen Stepanian of Emily Wren Photography:

Towards the end of the night I found the groom, Jason, surrounded by his four sisters, sharing emotions and taking it all in after a day of celebrating the love in their newly expanded family. It was the last candid I shot of the night.

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BHLDN Just Added New Bridal Goodies to Their Online Sale

You guys: The Watters Amelie gown is now under $1,000 at BHLDN.com.

You guys: The Watters Amelie gown is now under $1,000 at BHLDN.com.

If you’re anything like us, when you are shopping online, you engage in the electronic version of window shopping—including the step where you actually add fantasy items to your cart, if only to feel what it would be like to buy them for a moment … before removing said items or simply closing out the window with a heavy sigh.

Well, with all of the new styles that BHLDN just added to their online sale, you can actually check out with those fantasy items still in there.

In their newly bulked-up sale section, you will find a new slew of bridal gowns, rehearsal dinner dresses, accessories, jewelry, pretty tabletop items and decor pieces, plus lingerie and really sweet gifts. Sound like enough to warrant a lunchtime perusal? One guess as to what we’re doing right now.

Happy shopping!

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Early September Bridal Trunk Shows

Style 1550 by Hayley Paige Blush. Photo courtesy of the designer.

Style 1550 by Hayley Paige Blush. Photo courtesy of the designer.

Claire’s Fashions, Wilmington 

August 28-September 6: Allure Bridal Trunk Show

You’ll receive 10 percent savings if you order any of the featured designer’s dresses during the trunk show; call to make an appointment.

The Wedding Pavilion at Van Cleve, Paoli

September 3-5: Sara Gabriel Accessories Trunk Show

You’ll receive 10 percent savings if you order any of the featured designer’s accessories during the trunk show; call to make an appointment.

Jennifer’s Bridal, Hockessin

September 4-6: Hayley Paige and Hayley Paige Blush Trunk Show

You’ll receive 10 percent savings if you order any of the featured designer’s dresses during the trunk show; call to make an appointment.

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Here Is How Most Newlywed Couples Use Their Cash Wedding Gifts

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As we have talked about many a time before, many couples these days, because they have lived together before marriage and are tying the knot a little later in life, really just prefer cash when it comes to the generous gifts of their wedding guests. They’re all good on forks and towels, but could use a little help in the house-down-payment department.

It’s one of the reasons there are actual websites now devoted to helping couples essentially “ask” for cash; we told you about one of them just this spring called Envelope, which allows couples to register for experiential gifts instead of bathroom linens.

Well, another one of those such sites called Tendr recently surveyed some 4,000 couples to see what they did with their wedding funds, and this is what they found:

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Photos: An Equestrian-Inspired Fall Groom



Late August Bridal Trunk Shows

The Ashton gown by Catherine Deane will be hanging out at the Glen Mills Anthro this weekend.

The Ashton gown by Catherine Deane will be hanging out at the Glen Mills Anthro this weekend.

BHLDN at Anthropologie

August 21-23: BHDLN Bridal Trunk Show

The latest collection from Philly-based BHLDN will be available for trying on at the Glen Mills Anthropologie store this weekend. The event only includes bridal gowns, though a selection of toppers, shoes and sashes will be available to try on with the dresses. Call the store or go here to book an appointment; go here to see what will be included in the trunk show.

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Best Wedding Photobomb Ever: Oblivious Lady Sunbathes While Couple Says Their Vows Nearby

Is it too early to declare this the best thing I’ll see all week?

There are many genres of photobombs in the wedding world—animal, drunk guy and celeb bombs, of course, being among the favorites—but I think you’d be hard-pressed to find a photobomb genre funnier than when someone simply doesn’t care that a wedding is going on around them, and opts not, thank you very much, to be interrupted while living their life.

This past weekend we were met with just such a someone in the form of a sunbather on a Nantucket beach. Behold:

Photo via Imgur

Photo via Imgur

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