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Here We Go…..

by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

Here We Go..... | A Practical WeddingPlease hold us in your hearts tomorrow.* We’re doing this thing…

*For those of you, who like me need precise times for these things, please give a cheer at 10:30 AM PST, when we will most likely be walking down the aisle.

Photo: Us, Emily Takes Photos

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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  • Frances

    *biiig smile* i'll be thinking of you from far away south africa and wishing you the most unforgettably heartfilled day of feeling like the most special, lucky, loved and blessed bride ever!

  • cindy

    *hugs from Malaysia*… congratulations! i'm soooo happy for you! have a wonderful time filled with love and joy!
    ps: pls continue to write your blog… still loving it very much even tho' i've just gotten married last month… :)

  • joannezipan

    Good Luck from the UK!!! I'm so excited for you and to hear all about it!!! Have a fabulous day, I wonder if you are awake yet? Big hugs and lots of kisses xxxxxx

  • cait

    i've been reading for a while now and am getting married myself in three weeks. Your blog has been a HUGE source of wisdom for us…so thank you.

    sending you warm thoughts for a meaningful day filled with all the people who mean the most to you…cheers to becoming one with your best friend!
    Cait from Canada

  • Emily

    Woohoo! The day has finally arrived. Hope you two have the time of your lives. Congratulations:)

  • Dianne

    Dearest Meg –
    God bless you both on this very special day. I will hold you in my heart throughout the day and most especially at 10:30. May you be filled with joy and surrounded by love deeper than the world's oceans.

    For your San Bernardino buddy,

  • A.Mountain.Bride

    I'm smiling super huge for you right now! A new chapter begins.


  • Em

    congratulations from chicago! i hope your wedding was filled with love and many happy memories to treasure for years to come!

  • Laura

    It will be great, Meg! I will be thinking happy thoughts all day and I can't wait to hear all of the details!

    Enjoy every minute! xo

  • SingColleen

    Best wishes for your wedding, from a Practical Vegas Bride! You're an inspiration to us all!

  • Emily Takes Photos

    40 minutes out…my heart is filled with so much excitement for you two! I'll be watching the clock!

  • BrideTide

    A big CONGRATULATIONS from all of us here at! Hope your day was as special as you are!

  • Katie

    OMG what a happy thought!!! You're just about to walk down the aisle right now!!! How cool. Great post! :)

    Congrats!!! GOOD WISHES FROM LA!

  • Noelle

    Yay! I just read this post and looked at the clock…it's 10:23 PST! I can feel the butterflies from here. Congratulations!!!!

  • K

    i just read that and it is currently 10:24 am… 6 more minutes!!! i have been following your blog for months and never commented, today is the perfect day to start! I wish the two of you all the happiness in the world!

  • kirst

    You are probably married by now! Congratulations! Many good thoughts are being sent from Canada's capital! Muah!

  • Jack and Cassie

    Congrats! I've been following your blog since 6 months before my own wedding and though I've given up reading all my other wedding blogs, I couldn't let yours go. Best of luck and love.

  • Desaray


  • a mindful bride

    Go Meg! Congratulations :)

  • Jeff


  • Kate

    Hope you had a marvellous day!

  • CaraBella

    Congrats :)!! I bet y'all are having a *smashing* time at the moment :)!!

  • Rachael Eisner

    YAY! You're probably toasting or something cool this late in the game…but yay anyway!

  • Princess Christy


  • April

    Hugs and good wedding vibes from San Diego, Meg darling.

    You're probably mid-makeup, mimosa in hand right now. :-) (It's 8:39am)

    Cheers to you and David – have a beautiful day with your friends and loved ones! xoxo

  • Michelle

    omg I hope you're having a wonderful time :) congrats!

  • Mariss

    Congratulations to you and your new husband, Meg! Your blog has been a great bit of inspiration and balance for my mom and me to read! Thanks for all you do. I'm sure you enjoyed your wedding immensely and lived in the moment. Mazel Tov!

  • Laura

    I got so many chills reading everyones comments – especially the ones right around 10:30!! How amazing to bring so much love and support together – way to go Meg!!

  • Marie-Ève

    Just arriving from annual kid-free weekend with hubby but thought of you today… I hope everything went maybe not perfect, maybe not like you thought it would, but fantastic nonetheless!
    Congratulations, you did it! See you on the other side.

  • little miss

    My perfect timing – it's 1:34 here on the East Coast and I'm sending some NYC thoughts and warm fuzzies your way. Congratulations you two! Wishing you a life full of love, laughter, and that williams-sonoma toaster that will never break.

  • meredithbee

    I've been thinking about you guys today-such happy, content thoughts!

  • jehara

    happy wedding day!!!!

  • Amanda


  • Polka Dot Bride

    Was thinking of you Meg, sending happy vibes to you and the Mister!

  • K

    I thought about you off and on yesterday! I hope you had a fantastic day! Many years of love and happiness to you and David!!! :D


  • courtney

    congrats! I hope you two had a blast!!

  • KatieF

    You both were in my thoughts yesterday. I hope the day was peace filled, but rockin!

  • Jessica

    CONGRATULATIONS Miss Meg, from Wilmington, NC! I am so happy for you, and I hope to have the distinct pleasure of reading all about it some day. I hope you guys are off honeymooning right this very minute (or just sleeping to your hearts' content).

    Have fun!

  • D-Day

    I almost mentioned at least 3 times yesterday to random friends/family, "Meg's getting married today!" like anyone knows who I'm talking about. I love you team practical.

    Congrats Meg!! can't wait for stories/thoughts/photos.

  • TNM

    Well – it's now after the date of the wedding, so I'll just have to send you happy vibes to be applied to the remainder of your long, wonderful marriage!
    All the best!

  • Megan

    You're married! Congratulations! I'm so excited for you guys!

  • Elissa

    So, so happy for the two of you! I saw this post this morning and I've been thinking about you all day. Thankyou for sharing your journey to this point. It's really helped us with ours.

    All the best and strongest vibrations from aus! xo

  • Jess

    Congratulations!! I'm sure it was gorgeous and practical :) I'm excited to hear about your life post-wedding!

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations! I hope the day was full of laughter, joy, and loved ones…and that you were able to savor as much of the loveliness as possible.
    p.s. I was so confused and sad when I couldn't find your blog. Glad that it's resolved.

  • kahlia

    Congrats from Barcelona!

  • Tenille

    congrats. i'm sure it was amazing and fun and wonderful. can't wait for the recaps

  • Rachel

    Congratulations and a lifetime of happy returns! Your blog has been such a wonderfully grounding force as I've worked my way through this process. I know I'll be revisiting your wise words over the next (eek!) 5 weeks! We all look forward to seeing the lovely photos from your wonderful day.


    Eye catching color, bold bride and groom, gotta love it!

  • Ten Thousand Only

    BIG HUGS..


  • Tabitha

    A friend of mine shared your recent post (from Liz, about waiting for sex until the wedding night) in Google Reader and first of all: I LOVE THIS BLOG. Secondly?

    August 8, 2009 was also my wedding date. So can I ask you: now that it’s just two months from our one-year anniversary, am I the only one who feels like time totally FLEW? (And yet, also like I’ve been married forever and it’s the greatest thing?)


    • meg

      Agreed. We got married the day after you did, and agreed.