It’s crazy here. I normally figure that media wedding season starts in June, but this year’s season has started early, and my days are a whirl of interviews, and writing, and trying to line up models for our next DIY shoot and OMG SO FUN NEED A BREAK.
Plus, we’re having a massive heat wave here… which I’m not going to lie, I secretly love. I’m the child of the 108-degree desert. As long as it’s dry heat, bring it on! So I’m packing it up and heading for some water this Friday afternoon, just as soon as I can get out from under these deadlines. How about you? It’s your open thread, hop on!
Highlights of APW This Week
We tried our hand at shopping for you guys with the classic bridal crop top question. It was so much fun you should send us ALL your shopping questions.
A (beautiful) DIY Anemone and Garden Rose Centerpiece, where everything is in season right this second.
Wedding logos to make everything pretty for $25? Yes please.
How do you plan a wedding when a loved one is dying?
A beautiful, heartwarming, and heartbreaking at-home wedding.
Not your mama’s Cape Cod wedding, with all the How We Did It details.
Oh right, there are TWO of us planning this thing. How
The wedding is cancelled, but the stuff lives on.
Everything you need to know about typography when you’re designing wedding invites.
In which we get US News to title an article “Wedding Zen.” We’ve made it, you guys. High five. (For fun: here is the first reference of wedding zen on APW, a week before my wedding, and here is Alyssa’s classic essay on the subject.)
I was interviewed for Shape on “10 New Rules for Wedding Season,” and I really enjoyed the resulting article. Like number nine, where I said that if the bride is wearing white, you still really probably shouldn’t. Still.
Seth Rogan’s thoughts on marriage in movies.
The dress that made the (dads? OMG?) “think impure thoughts.”
“The paradox of racism is that at any given moment, the racism of the day seems reasonable and very possibly true, but the racism of the past always seems so ridiculous.”
Yahoo! and Google pull deceptive abortion ads.
“The lack of equal emphasis on male celebs’ feminist beliefs just perpetuates the idea that the onus to fight sexism falls solely on women’s shoulders. So if we’re going to insist on asking celebrities about feminism, we need to hold the guys accountable, too.”
Michael Sam gets drafted to the Rams, kisses his boyfriend, and makes us all cry.
Farewell to Jessica McClintock prom dresses.
Walking while fat and female.
Here’s the epic, mesmerizing “fat girl” speech from Louie.
Teddy Girls: the forgotten 1950s girl gang.
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