Category Archives: Musings

Today’s “Why We Do?” post is all about engagement rings. Why do we give them? Why diamonds and not other gemstones? And who decided an engagement ring should cost two months salary? As is usually the case when discussing men, women and marriage, the answer is more complicated than you might guess. While engagement rings […]

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For the next eight weeks, we’re going to spend some time learning about Western wedding traditions and why we as a culture continue to value and practice certain rituals.  Often, I encounter couples struggling against new ideas (ahem, the first look) that suit their modern sensibilities because they feel so pressured to uphold “the old […]

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I had so much fun these last two weeks reading the entries for the contest. If you didn’t see it earlier, I asked people to share their wedding disaster stories and how they think of those “disasters” now. The idea is that we all had something go wrong, some big, some small, but it really […]

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I’ve been having a blast getting my Pinterest boards loaded up with all kinds of beautiful, inspiring wedding ideas and images. In browsing around online, I’ve seen several trends for 2013 that I’m super excited about! Here are a few: Vintage and Formal Looks This year’s “vintage” look will be less DIY and more refined. […]

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