As I threw myself into the research for HuffPost Weddings, it began to dawn on me that there was a lot more to this weddings and marriage business than I had previously imagined.
Photo montages are an afterthought. Videographers offer them as a bonus feature of their packages, or they're cobbled together by a well-meaning friend who doesn't have much time on their hands. But this needn't be the case!
With a few notable exceptions, gluttony has pretty much bit the dust in this recession. The last bastion of excessive self-indulgence may be weddings. It wasn't always like that. Weddings have a long tradition of being an occasion to give back to the larger community.
As I prepared to walk down the aisle and the music began, I suddenly exhaled and thought to myself, "Nothing has gone wrong. Everything went to plan. We did it." In hindsight, it was at that moment that I jinxed myself.
As a regular helper of brides-to-be, at first glance, the bolero seemed rather unnecessary and extraneous. However, the more I examined the Duchess of Cambridge's look, the more I grew to love and understand the purpose of the bolero.
Planning a marriage between an observant Jew and a devout Catholic is a delicious brew for controversy. Nonetheless, our interfaith wedding was only two weeks away and I wanted to do something spiritual to mark my upcoming marriage to the man that I loved.
I am thrilled to announce that as of today, Indiebride will become part of Huffington Post Weddings, a new site that embodies the spirit and mission of Indiebride -- a commitment to focusing not just on the wedding day, but the years of marriage to come.