Neither of us is very traditional. We had been taking about getting married for a while, and we both knew it would happen eventually. His dad only gets one specific week off each year, so we knew if we wanted him to be there, it would need to be that week. In March, it just sort of came up in a discussion that maybe we should do it in June. We agreed that that was a good idea, but didn't really make any official plans... read more
Do you ever think wedding planning would be so much easier if you had a friend that was a professional wedding planner, who you could call up and talk to for an hour whenever you’re stuck and need advice? Well it turns out you can, thanks to APWer-turned-wedding consultant Marisa Gilbert and her new company, Fête Factory! In Marisa’s own words, “Fête Factory exists for those of you who may not have the budget or the need to hire a full on planner, but need someone to call who knows the ins and outs of the industry, has great... read more
Back in elementary school, I had two teachers in a row go through major adulthood milestones while I was their student. One teacher got engaged, and the other got pregnant. At an age where merely spotting your teacher outside his or her natural habitat—the classroom—was sort of like spotting a unicorn, these exciting facts were mind-blowing for us all. Coincidentally, both the newly engaged and the pregnant teacher happened to be twenty-four years old. “Ah,” I remember thinking, in my childhood mind. “Twenty-four is an age where some very grown... read more
The Witching Hour—the mystical time when the spirits walk free, the hour when babies scream. It's the marker between light and dark, natural and supernatural. Whisper us your secrets, tell us your tales, let loose the wild things. Next month, we'll meet you at the hour where we're all laid bare.