Well it’s definitely been an exciting week over here! A certain APW editor-in-chief brought a beautiful baby girl into the world on the Fourth of July (cue fireworks emoji), and the collective staff could not be happier to welcome the newest firecracker to the APW team (it should only be a short while before we have her helping us out around the new office, right? Babies love glitter.)
And not to top that or anything, but tomorrow is my BIRTHDAY. You’ll find me stuffing my face full of Cajun seafood and treating myself to a mini shopping spree. All in all, not terrible for a post-holiday week if I do say so myself. And with that, I’m off for some preemptive celebrating, and it’s your happy hour, so get to it!
HIGHLIGHTS OF APW THIS WEEK
Are you a people pleaser? We help you say “no” while you plan your wedding.
We don’t often get submissions of ASL-friendly wedding ceremonies (editor’s note: please send them in!), so enjoy how awesome this is. (And those pink shoes!)
The hunt for the unicorn of undergarments.
That uncomfortable feeling when DIY projects destroy friendships.
Handwriting font roundup: it’s like you used your hands, but… better.
What’s wrong with being a feminist killjoy? AKA being happy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Family portraits can be fun (if you follow these seven steps).
This homemade wedding dress/belt combo is so hot it burns.
NSFW: ESPN’s homage to the athletic form.
“Gradually let the horseshit of the external world fade from your awareness”: a guided meditation.
On changing Facebook’s friend icon, and why symbols matter.
Why I’m done defending women’s sports.
Could it be that selfies are good for girls?
A form letter for the relative who won’t attend your (now legal) gay wedding.
Why Orange Is The New Black is the only show that understands rape.
Lesbian drag kings used to work in the mafia, and other historical tidbits.
A rainbow of bridesmaid dresses, all of them super cute. You’re welcome.