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Wind For Your Sails

by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

Tomorrow morning, I’m lucky enough to get to host another kindhearted giveaway to a member of Team Practical that needs a little extra spring in their step, some extra wind in their sails. But before I do, I wanted to tell you about a tiny miracle.

When Amy gave away her beautiful traditional wedding dress, both she and I had a very strong feeling that the dress should go to Chris. We were not sure why, but we went with our gut. Chris was over-the-moon excited – it was the dress she’d always dreamed of, and now she could afford it. But here is where the miracle comes – she sent Amy her address so she could mail the dress, and turned out they lived just a few miles away from each other. A few miles. So they handed off the dress in person and ended up talking for two and a half hours. They send their love, collectively, to you.

In times like these, the fact that kindness brings tiny miracles? That is enough for me.

XO, Team Practical, XO

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. Her first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top three bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and son. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit

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  • Abbie

    That is too cool. It’s amazing how the goodness in the world cames out in interesting ways!

  • *Michelle

    Wow!! What a small bridal blog world we live in. :) I carry a bag that has my photog’s logo and another bride to be recognized me from my photogs blog posts about our wedding!! Oh, and when my photogs showed up with an assistant, she stared at me with shrewd eye before asking if I was the Starry-Eyed Barefoot bride because she stalked MY blog!?! Very small world! :)

  • Kate

    That is totally awesome!

  • Erika

    that’s amazing.

  • Amy I.

    Aww Meg, thanks for sharing our story here. I’m still on Cloud 9 about how it all turned out :)

  • rachel w

    how happy :)

  • CaitStClair | A Peachy Bride

    I love it! That was a wonderful puff of wind in my sails! Thank you!

  • Kristy

    Awesome. That makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. =)

  • Lauren

    I just got goosebumps!

  • Tris


  • the un-bride

    That’s so cool. I love it.

  • Chris

    It was insane! Thanks again for providing this opportunity Meg!

  • Mary

    That’s just the sort of coincidental little miracle I needed to brighten up my dreary day. Thank you. :]

  • sam

    I got goosebumps reading this. Bravo blogging community!

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