I'm taking the day off to unpack, take a deep breath, and just generally take it all in. Everyday since we've gotten back I ask David if we're still married *today* and he says we get to be married EVERY day, till we die. How cool is that? He also says we get to take lots more honeymoons, so I think I'm keeping him.
Next week, though, will be full of goodness. I have a fresh round of amazing wedding graduates
including, um, ME. (That feels so weird to say.) We also have the first gay male wedding ever on this blog (Finally you guys! Geeze!) and some sponsors that I'm very excited about, and I think you will be too.
Until then, I'll leave you with a picture I took in London of a headline: Continue reading Till Next Week…
I'm delighted to tell you that starting next week the fabulous Amanda of First Milk
will be doing a series of guest posts on 'words to read at your wedding.' If you read Amanda's blog, you'll know that she uses words with grace and precision, like she has a personal love affair with each one. Because of this, I asked Amanda if she would pick some readings that would work for weddings. I think we can all agree that First Corinthians
, while (achem) classic, is perhaps a *tad* over used. I know that many of you, like us, are casting a wide net, and trying to figure out some interesting and evocative readings to use for your ceremony. Continue reading Words, Delicious
I have a policy that I don't post about giveaways and discounts unless it's something so extra special that it makes me break my own rules. And in this case it is. Photographer Loren Weltsch
has been a sweet friend of this blog for a long time, and she is giving away a photo session this holiday season to someone who needs it. Period.Can you think of someone in your life who is struggling to stay afloat? Do you know someone who has experienced a tragedy or is experiencing some tough times? Someone who volunteers selflessly? Do you know someone who can't afford custom photography, but who would cherish it this holiday season? I want to know who they are, and I want to give them a photo session plus prints and enlargements.
Continue reading For Someone Who Needs It…
Thank you ALL for your fantastic inspiring comments and links and good stuff today. It made me feel like the luckiest girl in the world. Now it turns out I'm not so much burned out as I am sick. That's probably why everything I type turns out like "grumblefishgog" and I delete it immediately. So, now I'm going to go do what the picture suggests, and cuddle up. Once I feel better I'm trusting that the good ideas in my head will come out better on the page.
But! I leave you with this. One of the most awesome comments of the day came from Amanda, who writes the excellent blog First Milk
. I'm not sure why she's not one of the stars of the blog-o-sphere already, but she should be. Girl's got sass, and man can she can write. So while I take a bit of time off and feel better, go read and leave comments. Continue reading Team Practical, You Are Excellent
This beautiful chuppah picture was sent to me by the thoughtful Kathryn over at Snippet and Ink. It’s so simple, and exactly what we want!
On that note, I won’t be blogging tomorrow for Rosh Hashanah. To all my Jewish readers, L’shana tova. I’ll be back on Wednesday with a stunning reader wedding.
Photo by Jenny Jimenez
And as a FYI, to those of you who think about such things, I won’t be blogging Jewish wedding images during the days of awe.
I was at home, just blocks away that day, and seven years later I remember as if it were yesterday. Thank you to the fireman who rushed past us, running in as we tried to get out. Thank you to the policeman who held our hands and calmed us in the midst of all the smoke and confusion, who told us it was going to be fine even when they knew it was not. Thank you to the New Yorkers who showed more kindness and humanity then I have ever had the honor to witness. My thoughts and prayers are with those who's hearts are heavy today.
Take a minute to think of all that there is to be grateful for, right here and right now. It is so very much. Continue reading Blue Skies And Broken Hearts