Best Marriage Proposal Ever

October 25th, 2010


This video will surely cheer you up if you are having a case of the Monday’s. Hands down this has got to be one of the most unique and creative wedding proposals I have ever seen. The effort that went into making this “movie” trailer as well as the renting of a whole theater to play this video goes above and beyond anything I have seen.


Excerpt explaining the video: I have known my fiancée Tracey Wade for over 14 years and wanted to propose to her in a very unique way. Tracey thought we were just going to the movies on a Sunday afternoon. Little did she know, I had rented the entire theater and filled it with 160 of our friends and family. I made it seem as though we were showing up a little late to the movie and went in to the theater after the lights had gone down and the movie trailers were already playing. This was done to keep her from recognizing anyone in the theater. What I had done was make an entire movie trailer that had actors portraying both Tracey and I at different times in our lives, both present day and in the future. After a few trailers played including one for Lord of the Rings the one I had made started. Tracey thought it was just another trailer for a movie soon to be released. Tracey was just perplexed as to how many different things had similarities to our relationship, she kept nudging me throughout the trailer. Tracey had no idea this was a marriage proposal until the last three seconds of the trailer.


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When Wedding Dresses And Mothers-In-Law Don’t Match

October 22nd, 2010

According to a long-term study conducted by Dr. Terri Apter, a psychologist, almost 75 percent of married women admit to mother-in-law difficulties. These, in turn, have resulted in unhappiness and stress on both sides. Contrast that with the substantially lower incidence – just 15 percent – of troubles between mothers-in-law with their sons-in-law and you will realize that you probably need to befriend your hostile future mother-in-law even before looking through all those wedding dresses!


Find a Neutral Ground


Before talking to your future mother-in-law to resolve your conflicts, you have to agree on a neutral venue. This must be a quiet place away from the meddling and needling of other family members, which will allow the conversations to flow more smoothly. Besides, the conflict is primarily between you and your mother-in-law and the presence of interested (in gossip) parties can muddle the issues. And who knows? The next grounds you will step on are stores selling wedding dresses.


Agree to Disagree


The above mentioned study states that the conflicts between women in-laws start with disagreements on domestic matters like cooking, cleaning and children’s welfare. Well, of course, you will have disagreements simply because you were raised in different generations under different circumstances!


Thus, you will have to agree to disagree on the details of domesticity. Instead, you must focus on general principles and values that will affect the general welfare of the son/spouse and the grandchildren. Soon enough, you might even laugh over the ridiculousness of those ‘80s-inspired wedding dresses.


Focus on the Relevant Issues


Often in confrontations, serious disagreements get muddled by side issues. To avoid this from happening, you can make a list of the things that you feel are the main sources of friction. It does not have to be detailed, just as a general guideline. When you are conversing with your future mother-in-law, strive to be respectful of her view. In the same way, you have to demand from her the respect that you deserve as the woman her son chose for a wife. When there is mutual respect, you are better able to focus on each other’s feelings and how each one affects the other.


For example, if the issue is about your initial choices of wedding dresses, you can always calmly discuss the reasons for your choices while considering her reasons as valid to a point. It may sound trivial but, often, starting with the little things paves the way for the big things.


Avoid Name-Calling


Not only is name-calling infantile, it can hurt people more than actions ever do. You both need to be calm, cool and collected at all times. Otherwise, it will be exercises in futility, not to mention escalate the tensions to more unmanageable levels. You need to remember that you might be the future wife but your future mother-in-law will always be the mother of your fiancé. You, on the other hand, might find yourself shredding your wedding dresses when your groom-to-be grows tired of your bickering and just cancels the wedding. Let’s hope it will be temporary.


Indeed, it can provide peace of mind to the wedding planning when you know that both sides are agreeable to the union. At the very least, you can focus more time on finding the right wedding dresses for the ceremony and the reception!

Fall Wedding Bridal Bouquets

October 21st, 2010


Nice video showcasing fall wedding floral themes. If you ever were stumped for ideas for fall bridal bouquets and wedding flowers then this video should help a lot. I always love weddings that are themed to the appropriate season. It just seems to make that special day a bit more special. Hope this video gave you some ideas.

Beautiful Rustic, Outdoor, Barn Wedding

October 20th, 2010

Who wouldn’t want to have a perfect outdoor wedding at a venue that included a rustic barn? Check out our latest Wedding Wednesday photos featuring Melissa and Justin at the Dana Powers Barn just north of Santa Maria, CA. These beautiful photos come courtesy of super talented Sarah Yates. Check out her full line of wedding photos in her blog @ You won’t be disappointed.



Beautiful wedding dress. The bow across Melissa’s waist is a perfect accessory. Wish I could fit into that dress.



Matching lace bag, string of pearls and, of course, pretty veil all waiting for that magic moment.



Handsome groom Justin soon to greet his amazing bride.



Expressions are worth a thousand words. You can just feel Melissa’s excitement and happiness in this photo.



Judging from these photos this couple is just too cute. Another great shot strolling around the venue.



Picture perfect backdrop for this outdoor, barn wedding.



Bridesmaids all smiles. I really can appreciate their simple yet tasteful bouquets.



Awesome venue for a wedding anytime a bride and groom can sit atop a pile of hay.



Holding hands is always sweet. I love these tender photos.



Melissa is definitely glowing on her wedding day as all brides do.



Black and white photos always add a little drama. Boy that dress is amazing. I have no idea who she is wearing though.



Rustic barn in the background coupled with a picture perfect couple makes for some amazing photos.



Melissa and Justin K-I-S-S-I-N-G. Too cute!



Amazing décor inside this rustic barn. To learn more about this incredible wedding venue please visit



Flowers and décor for this rustic, barn wedding party had its assortment of native wildflowers.



Peeking inside? Come on Melissa join the fun. It’s your wedding day!

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