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?
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Whether I am a bridesmaid or a guest, the part of a wedding that always makes me cry is when the bride (and her father or her parents or whoever) walks down the aisle. This happens even if I don’t know the bride particularly well, and if I do, well—oof. When one of my best friends got married last month, she stuck her tongue out at me as she passed by and everybody else laughed (and obviously, she was doing fine), but I was too beside myself to even do it back, which was a damn shame.
The vows, though? The vows don’t usually get me, which is weird, I feel like, because that’s the meat of the ceremony, of the wedding, of the marriage. But “Oh well,” say my tears, “We are exhausted and will not be coming out at this time.”
Many of the studies we’ve posted about here on the blog have revolved around the different elements that make up a successful marriage (like, you know, short commutes and big weddings) and steer you clear of divorce. So it was a nice change of pace to come across this marriage-related study that instead looks at the growing number of American adults—nearly 42 million!—who are getting remarried.
Video: Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s Friends Think All Their Party Invitations Are for Their Secret Wedding
You know how celebs’s favorite thing to do these days—well, and real people are doing it more and more, too—is have a wedding that is not only a secret but a surprise? Like, Come on over for this casual dinner party and then Oh, just kidding, it’s actually our wedding!
Well apparently, most of Jennifer Aniston and fiance-of-over-two-years Justin Theroux’s friends fully suspect at this point that that’s what these two are going to do—Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi included—and this clip of the actress on Ellen’s show talking about how, say, friends Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher even showed up for the Aniston/Theroux Fourth of July BBQ in their wedding finery this summer is pretty hysterical:
Aniston swears that when it happens—because apparently, this wedding is actually happening—that all the people who need to know will know. And for our parts, we’ll just be sitting around waiting to see the dress.
We’re big fans of Two Paperdolls‘ gorgeous letterpress invitations (you can check them out in our local invitation guide), so you can imagine our excitement when we caught wind of the news that they moved their Wayne studio to a new, larger location and opened up a darling retail shop inside the space, too.
I woke up at 4:30 this morning in order to go watch another girl get woken up at 6:30 (lucky)—with a proposal!
We told you the other week that the guys over at WMMR’s Preston & Steve morning show were running a contest in which they would help two Philly guys propose to their girls, with bling provided by Steven Singer—and at ungodly hours of the morning: this was officially dubbed the Engagement Wake Up Call.
Well today, the first one went down in the Fox Chase section of the Northeast, as her soon-to-be fiance, Nick McIlwain of the morning crew, two photographers and a videographer, Steven Singer himself, the three members of the Ardmore Trio and, well, me, barged into Ashley Krogh’s bedroom before the sun had risen above the horizon. (Sorry, Ashley!)
We’ll venture to guess that if you’ve at all looked into boudoir photography, that you’ve already seen our editor’s take on what really happens at a boudoir photo shoot (and if you have yet to read it, do so now—we’ll wait.) And hopefully, after reading her detailed account, you’re feeling inspired to give the whole boudoir shoot a go for yourself—whether as a gift for your groom-to-be or as a fun little activity to do just for you.
Well, if the idea intrigues you, we have good news: DollFace Studio, Philly’s go-to for boudoir photography (they do wedding photography, to0!), is hosting its first ever Holiday Open House on Thursday, December 4th.
November 28, 8am-8pm: Annual White Friday Bridal Sample Sale
The popular designer’s Manayunk outpost will be marking down select bridal gowns between 50 and 90 percent on this day—along with a selection of other frocks (for mothers of the happy couple, for guests, etc.) and accessories. Call to set up your appointment.
I literally just looked at the clock, looked at my weekly planner, sat here for a second thinking about it, and then canceled two of my workout classes for this week. Between work deadlines, a shorter work week, a million and a half errands to run before Thanksgiving and a bajillion other things, I decided that I just couldn’t do my working out this week on a set schedule. It’s just too much.
And then I saw this!
When Polish bride Dorota Bankowska planned her wedding, she decided she wanted to do something special and unusual—and, as a bonus, show her friends and family what she does for a living. (Bankowska is something called a saturation diver, which means she dives into depths in the North Sea, maintaining pipelines and such for oil and gas companies. Apparently, there are only a few women out there who do this. Whoa.)