wedding Archive

Dinosaur in wedding gown

Confession: Wedding Planning Kind of Sucks

February 13, 2013

in body image, family, life changes, love, wedding

In the months before I moved to Australia, my friend Nicole and I became obsessed with the reality show Bridezillas. I couldn’t turn my eyes away from such extreme bitchiness, craziness and wastefulness. Weddings with $100K pricetags, receptions planned down to the most minute of details, such fuss over trivial embellishments no one would remember. Flash-forward three […]

Wedded hands

Why I’m Keeping My Maiden Name

September 14, 2012

in life changes, love, marriage, wedding

Our mothers and grandmothers likely never heard the question, “Are you taking his last name?” It was not just assumed, but expected, that when she married, a woman would take her husband’s last name. It quite shocked me how often people have asked me this question since I got engaged. It’s almost as common as […]

Baby Hugh

The Picture People

August 29, 2012

in family, friends, Hawaii, love, vacation, wedding

It’s come to my attention that there aren’t enough people in my blog pictures. I’ve gotten caught up in landscape photos, food porn and art. That’s all well and good, but I’ve forgotten how beautiful “people pictures” can be. My trip to Hawaii especially offered a lot of precious moments for several reasons. The most […]