It's no secret that on average Americans don't really get a lot of vacation days. That coupled with the fact that some bosses make us feel as if we need to eat, sleep and live in our cubicles and devote all our time to the company so we're consumed with guilt if we just need a day to ourselves. It's a sick trend and one that's slowly affecting our personal lives. In a new book titled New Slow City: Living Simply in the World's Fastest City, writer Bill Powers explains about the latest plans amongst super busy newly weds: unimoons.
All the hoopla surrounding a wedding is a big deal for many women. Some women have been dreaming of their wedding ever since childhood, but what if you find yourself getting older and for whatever reasons the wedding of your dreams is not manifesting itself in your reality? In the past you would just have to let the dream go, but now you can book yourself a solo wedding. Yup, a wedding for just you! Cerca Travel, an agency in Japan, is offering a "solo wedding trip" package in Kyoto.
Wedding season has taken over! Whether you are a bridesmaid, guest of honor or bride-to-be (like me!), it seems like summer has been invaded by those "I do's." No matter the cost or amount of awkward dancing that goes on, it seems like everyone makes it a point to come together to celebrate the bride and groom. So why do we love weddings so much even when they are not our own?
I read that 27 years is the median age for first-time brides in this country. That means that I have a decade to come up with creative ideas for my daughter's wedding. Not that she'd consider any of my ideas, but I can't help behave like the stereotypical Latina mami I swore I wouldn't become --opinionated and meddlesome. I love creating memorable experiences that can be shared with my entire familia.Continue Reading >
When a wildfire broke out in Oregon over the weekend, one local bride and groom thought their wedding day would be over before it even started. Instead, the fire ended up serving as a backdrop for both their ceremony and the wedding photo of a lifetime.
Michael Wolber and now-wife April Hartley were planning on getting married at the Rock Springs Ranch, just outside of Bend, where the wildfire took place. Though the couple tried to continue with their ceremony as planned, firefighters soon approached the wedding party and asked them to evacuate. After some pleading on the family's part, firemen eventually agreed to let April and Michael (quickly) exchange vows and snap a photo before leaving the location. That photo has since gone viral and once you see it, you'll know exactly why. It's absolutely stunning ... check it out below!
Every bride and groom has their own way of approaching their wedding day. Some go big, some go small, some follow themes. But one place that is apparently becoming a popular locale among soon-to-be-married couples? Underwater!
The Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel in Florida is apparently now offering something called "the mermaid wedding package" for pairs who have always wanted to tie the knot while submerged in water. The entire ceremony takes place in the 8-foot-deep end of the hotel's pool, under the guidance of a "mermaid" officiate. And I thought getting married by an Elvis impersonator was weird…Continue Reading >
Every bride and groom looks forward to their wedding day, but one Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, couple was recently so determined to tie the knot that they actually got married in the ER! That's right. Bob Adams was reportedly 15 minutes away from getting married when he suffered a heart attack. But he wasn't about to let that stop him from marrying the love of his life, Mary Pizzuto.
After realizing what was happening, the 68-year-old man reportedly just popped a nitro pill, determined to get on with the wedding. Of course, paramedics insisted he go to the hospital (as paramedics usually do), so the two figured out another way to tie the knot.
As every bride knows, planning a wedding is hard work. There are so many little details--which means there's also plenty of room for things to go wrong. But Colorado bride Kelly Cays' recent wedding disaster is straight out of every girl's worst nightmare. The 22-year-old's wedding dress--the dream gown she had picked out with her grandmother before she passed away--was stolen right out of her car!
Apparently, it all happened last month when Cays picked up her $1,800 strapless beaded lace gown from the bridal shop, went grocery shopping and came home around 9 p.m. She parked her Jeep inside her apartment complex and thought about bringing the dress upstairs, but decided she didn't want her fiancée to see it. That's when things went wrong.
Normally, all eyes are on the bride at a wedding. But in the case of couple Chris and Leah O'Kane, it's the priest who stole the show!
The couple was recently getting married at the Oldcastle church in Ireland by Father Ray Kelly, when he suddenly broke out into his own rendition of "Halleluiah." The video, which shows Kelly singing as the O'Kanes get ready to walk down the aisle, has quickly gone viral this week-and it's easy to see why. Father Kelly's cover is absolutely amazing!Continue Reading >
Every woman dreams at one point or another planning her wedding day--from the dress to the decorations. But what if your fiance took it upon himself and planned everything without your knowledge? You may not be too happy with that, but 29-year-old Carly Butler got the surprise of a lifetime when her fiance, Adam, planned their ENTIRE wedding.
Carly had gone on a six-month journey retracing her grandmother's steps in England and returned home to Ontario, Canada for what she thought was her engagement party. Instead, much to her surprise, Adam and her mom had planned their wedding day!Continue Reading >