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A former staff writer for HuffPost Weddings and Divorce, Natasha Burton is a freelance writer and editor based in Santa Barbara, CA. Focusing mainly on relationships, her work has appeared on Cosmopolitan.com, Glo.com, MSN.com, iVillage.com, among other publications, and she is the author of two books, 101 Quizzes for Couples and The Little Black Book of Big Red Flags.

Entries by Natasha Burton

Yes, Having Wedding Nightmares Is Totally Normal

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 10:52 AM

There are many annoying things that people don't tell you about wedding planning. Like, how wedding coordinators may try to shame you out of using Pachelbel Canon in D because it's too stereotypical. Or, how those free cake tastings you've been looking forward to aren't actually free. Or even how...

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When Did Cheating Become No Big Deal? (And Could This Be a Good Thing?)

(15) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 4:07 PM

In less than six months, I'm getting married. Which, of course, is very exciting, given that I'm that girl who made a Pinterest board for my wedding long before my guy and I got engaged.

But it's also nerve-wracking, given that I'm also the girl who's terrified of marriage...

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Things You Should Never Do Right After a Friend's Wedding

(125) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 10:17 PM

Over the past three years, I have attended nearly a dozen weddings for various friends. And while there is a ton of advice out there on engagement and wedding etiquette, there aren't many guidelines on post-wedding Ps and Qs. So, I thought I would outline some, all based on my...

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Rebecca O'Grady and Orion Kirkpatrick: How We Threw A DIY Wedding For Only $5,000

(20) Comments | Posted January 7, 2013 | 12:14 AM

In March 2012, Los Angeles couple Rebecca O’Grady, 23, and Orion Kirkpatrick, 26, had a wedding that rivaled the ones we spend hours drooling over on Style Me Pretty. But unlike most of the breathtaking -- and bank-breaking -- nuptials showcased on that site, the couple’s wedding, held...

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Divorce Effect On Kids: How My Parents' Split Didn't Screw Me Up

(422) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 1:35 AM

We asked adult children of divorce to share how their parents’ splits affected their lives in the long run, for better or for worse. This story came to us from Anna Jones,* age 26 (As told to Natasha Burton.)

I found out my parents were splitting up...

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Lisa Rau And Robert Cannon: Planning A 'Super Happy Funtime Robotland' Wedding

(484) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 1:55 AM

Lisa Rau and Robert Cannon’s August 4 nuptials at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California were more carnival than wedding. Rau, 26, a documentary editor for the National Science Foundation and Cannon, 33, a speech and debate teacher, tied the knot in a vibrant celebration in front of 200...

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Real Weddings: Couples Who Got Married This Weekend

(1) Comments | Posted September 24, 2012 | 11:51 AM

Many of our readers rang in the first weekend of fall by attending the weddings of friends and family members -- and some even got hitched themselves!

Click through the slideshow below to see real wedding moments captured by those who attended them. If you go to a wedding, tweet...

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Real Weddings: Couples Who Got Married This Weekend

(2) Comments | Posted September 17, 2012 | 2:46 PM

Many of our readers spent the last official weekend of summer attending weddings of friends and family members -- and some even tied the knot themselves!

Click through the slideshow below to see real wedding moments captured by those who attended them. If you go to a wedding, tweet a...

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Kristen Abele and James Schulman: How We Had A Beach Wedding For Under $10K

(31) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 10:49 AM

Think it’s impossible to have a beautiful beach wedding on a budget? Miami-based couple Kristen Abele and James Schulman, both 28, will prove you wrong. After spending a total of $8,000 on their January 2012 nuptials ($20,000 less than what the average couple in Miami shells out for...

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Real Weddings: Couples Who Got Married This Weekend

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2012 | 1:35 PM

While it's quite common for brides and grooms to get married by the sea, one couple wed this past weekend with sea creatures as their backdrop.

Click through the slideshow below to see real wedding photos captured by those who attended them, from a ceremony held at an...

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Real Weddings: Couples Who Got Married This Weekend

(7) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 12:50 PM

Many of our readers celebrated Labor Day weekend by attending the weddings of friends and family members -- and some even got hitched themselves!

Click through the slideshow below to see real wedding moments captured by those who attended them. If you go to a wedding, tweet a photo to...

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Real Weddings: Couples Who Got Married This Weekend

(1) Comments | Posted August 27, 2012 | 4:06 PM

Summer may be winding down, but summer wedding season is still in full swing -- at least, according to our readers who attended their fare share of nuptials this past weekend.

Click through the slideshow below to see real wedding moments captured by those who attended them. If you...

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Jessica Hische and Russell Maschmeyer: Love Story Behind Couple With Incredible Wedding Website

(20) Comments | Posted August 24, 2012 | 1:32 AM

As far as wedding websites go, Jessica Hische and Russell Maschmeyer's sets the bar high. When we came across the couple’s intricately designed site -- which doubles as their wedding invitation -- we just had to get the story behind it. (Especially after the site was lauded for...

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Real Weddings: Couples Who Got Married This Weekend

(2) Comments | Posted August 20, 2012 | 2:20 PM

This weekend, our readers attended weddings around the globe, from the U.S. to the U.K. to Nigeria.

Click through the slideshow below to see real wedding moments captured by those who attended them. If you go to a wedding, tweet a photo to @HuffPostWedding or email...

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Back To School 2012: Teachers Reveal Parents' Biggest Divorce Mistakes

(27) Comments | Posted August 14, 2012 | 1:00 PM

Parents and their children may be the ones most directly affected by divorce. But there’s another group who end up with a front-row seat to the post-split drama -- teachers.

With back-to-school season approaching, we spoke to teachers from across the country on the things divorcing parents often get...

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Real Weddings: Couples Who Got Married This Weekend

(3) Comments | Posted August 13, 2012 | 2:30 PM

This past weekend, HuffPost readers watched friends and family tie the knot -- and some even got married themselves!

Click through the slideshow below to see real wedding moments captured by those who attended them. If you go to a wedding, tweet a photo to @HuffPostWedding or...

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Children Of Divorce: How Kids Are Affected By Splits

(204) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 4:10 AM

We asked adult children of divorce to share how their parents’ splits affected their lives in the long run, for better or for worse. This story came to us from Crystal Pearson, age 50.* (As told to Natasha Burton.)

My parents' divorce would have screwed me up a lot less...

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Real Weddings: Couples Who Got Married This Weekend

(8) Comments | Posted August 6, 2012 | 1:56 PM

HuffPost readers kicked off the first weekend of August by celebrating the nuptials of their friends or family members -- and by getting married themselves!

Click through the slideshow below to see real wedding moments captured by those who attended them. If you go to a wedding, tweet a photo...

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Budget Wedding: Elizabeth Ulrich And Will Fanguy Plan Cheap, Gorgeous Wedding (PHOTOS)

(68) Comments | Posted July 31, 2012 | 1:18 AM

When Elizabeth Ulrich learned that her father had pancreatic cancer, she and her fiancé, Will Fanguy, 30, scrapped the $8,000 wedding they’d been planning for almost three months and put together their nuptials in just eight weeks -- on a reduced budget of $5,000 -- to ensure that her father...

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Real Weddings: Couples Who Got Married This Weekend

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 1:17 PM

Many of our readers spent the last weekend of July celebrating the nuptials of their friends or family members -- and getting married themselves!

Click through the slideshow below to see real wedding moments captured by those who attended them. If you go to a wedding, tweet a photo to...

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