One year ago, for no apparent reason, my husband and I decided to move from Manhattan to Beijing. When we told our friends and family, everyone had the same reaction -- a blank stare and two simple words, "But, WHY?"
Whatever spontaneous storm may come our way I plan on loving my wife. If you truly love someone (and they truly love you), commit to that love and plan on it being hard work.
You'll obviously be showing off the ring a lot, but here are a few key essentials for the newly engaged bride that you'll need to help you enjoy this awesome time even more!
First the proposal, next the ring, the wedding date, the dress and then the shoes or is it the shoes and then the dress? So what do women look for when they are buying their wedding shoes? Regardless of which comes first, is it designer driven or comfort driven?
Both sides of the coin, I believe, have voices and energies that need to be honored and incorporated into how we love and reach out to our soul mate.
It's the beginning of a new fall wedding season, and I've got two fantastic new interns working for me here at Weddings in Vieques. Both recently graduated from college and want to pursue career paths in wedding or event planning.
I think that once a couple learns that they're parents, they should exchange new vows. Becoming a mom or a dad changes everything, and it's only fair that the vows have a couple amendments made to them.
After pointing out how your husband or wife is very different now compared to how they acted when you first starting dating, I will now give you six little ways to help you start to like your spouse more. Don't doubt the Blogapist. You are about to get schooled.
While the rules of etiquette are slightly flexible on inviting 'plus ones' for single friends who aren't in serious relationships, they are rigid when it comes to inviting the spouses and live-in partners of guests.
Over the past six months, I've played 20 questions more than I've wanted to about my lack of martial name change. These are the top 10 things married women, who kept their maiden name, are sick of hearing.
When it comes to cooking... let's just say it's not my all-time favorite thing to do. Fortunately, I'm married to a chef.
Where can technology enhance the experience and when is it just a romance killer? Here's my quick list of wedding technology dos and don'ts to help keep you firmly grounded in the beautiful reality of your wedding day.
If you want to be married or in a long term relationship, but find yourself attracting Mr. Won't Commit, or, Mr. I Don't Believe in Marriage, I'll tell you why -- it's because you're not being upfront.
It's become somewhat of a Sunday morning tradition: I lie in bed, I scroll through Instagram, I see pictures from the various weddings my friends have attended that weekend, I click on the wedding hashtag, I silently look at 15, 20, sometimes 50 pictures of what is often a complete stranger's wedding. Repeat.
Way back in 2008, my now husband and I went on our first date. On our one year anniversary, his gift to me was a Word doc of all of our text messages since our first date (what he likes to refer to as #thegiftofdata). To celebrate our six year anniversary, I decided to take his present to the next level.
If you're married, then you're probably familiar with the knot you get in your stomach when you have to bring up a sensitive issue with your spouse. Discussing difficult topics -- whether it be about money, parenting, sex, etc.-- is never easy, and there are many things you can say or do that make the situation worse.
One of the greatest deceptions we can fall victim to is the lie that we should need someone else in our life in order to be complete. We are set up waiting for Mr. or Mrs. right to come along so that we can begin our life and be truly happy.
Hours of fighting came down to one simple point. He wasn't asking me to change my name so he didn't think it was fair for me to ask him to change his. It was a fair point. If he wasn't asking me to change my name, what was the issue any way?
You want to impress your family and friends, and most of all, you want to impress yourself. It's a lot of pressure, and completely unrealistic.