How To Write The Perfect Wedding Toast

Believe it or not, fall is one the busiest seasons to get married.  You may ask how do I know this. Well, you could Google it, and of course Google will tell you the same thing, but remember I work at a Bridal Store, so I know firsthand that this is true.  Many engagements happen during the Holiday season (Nov-Jan). For those couples who plan to get married rather quick, a late summer or early fall wedding is ideal.  This gives them roughly 8-10 months to plan a wedding and that’s doable.  Then you have a lot of couples who want to get married in cooler temperatures (not too hot and not too cold) especially if their nuptials will take place outside.  Plus, there is something about fall colors that everyone just loves.  This takes me back to my original point that fall is one of the busiest season to get married!

Now, for the rest of us, those who are in a wedding this fall or perhaps even attending a wedding in the upcoming seasons, and you’re contemplating on the speech you’re going to give, you’ve come to the right place. Continue reading

Honoring The Elderly

I’ve always been grandma’s girl.  I’m not the only one, but as the first grandchild, I can say that.  But even taking it a step further–beyond my grandmother and including all elders–they are like treasures; full of wisdom and knowledge.

You see, at 81 years of age, grandma is tender yet strong.  She’s had some health issues and she spends a lot of time at the doctor and sometimes she’s a little fussy, but it’s ok.  As grandma she has that right.

These days she’s trying her best to hold on to some of her independence.  She still wants to cook here and there and she’s determine to get up each day, putting one foot in front of the other.  It’s not easy handing the torch over, however, she understands where she is now in life and has humbly obliged. Continue reading

Love is a Journey—First Year of Marriage Recap

The top three questions that were asked of me this year were, “How is married life? How has your first year of marriage been? Does it feel different to be married?”

In the beginning, my first response was “it’s the same”–because indeed it felt the same.  Our relationship was already planted on a solid foundation, really the only thing left to do was to get married.

But the more I was asked the more I started asking myself if there were things that were supposed to change because we had said, “I Do?” Continue reading

#LoveIsAJourney

We met through mutual friends many years ago and dated briefly during the Summer while I was home from College.  On Father’s Day of that year, I total lost my car and Larmar transported me back and forth to work whenever we weren’t on a date.  In the Fall, I returned back to school, 2.5 hours away from home, and we decided to go our separate ways.  Larmar says, I broke up with him, I, however, do not remember it that way.  For years, we didn’t talk to each other and only saw each other in passing once I moved back home; still never having a conversation with one another.  Just a quick wave and that was it.  In 2014, Larmar asked to be my friend on Facebook, like most women, I contemplated before accepting.  You know, been there–done that!  After a few months, he would start small conversations.  His consistency, patience, and all around “good dude” persona, along with the ability to make me laugh non stop drew me in.  He was like a best friend and he still is.  After 4 great years of dating, we decided to get married! Continue reading

At Last….My love has come along!

Hey loves!

Many of you may or may not know, that I am getting married ❤

The official wedding day is Sunday, September 2, 2018.  I’m excited and nervous for my contemporary, non-traditional, glammed wedding!!  I just hope everything goes smoothly lol.  After that we are heading to a tropical honeymoon in Cuba and Mexico!  We are actually cruising; again one of my favorite things to do.  Before we sail out, we will spend two nights in Tampa, Florida!  I cannot wait!

Because I’m going to be super busy these next few weeks until wedding day and enjoying my new husband thereafter, I’m taking a very small hiatus.

In the meantime, I have over 100 or so blogs out there to keep you all busy!  Please leave your comments because I’ll respond to each one of them once I return.  I’ll also be filling you in with a full blog of all the deets from my wedding and honeymoon.

Did I say I was getting nervous yet? LOL  It almost doesn’t seem real.

I just have one special request!  Please pray that it doesn’t rain!  We’re getting married downtown, on the rooftop (The featured image of this post is the actual location of my wedding), and while we could transition into the closed-in room the vision is for it to be outside!  Your love and thoughts are appreciated!

From Miss to Mrs! –Talk to you soon.

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Did the “one” get away?

One of the vision’s I had for my blog when I first started was that it would be “Our” blog; I always suggest that my readers give me feedback on what they want to read.

With that being said, I received a suggestion to do a blog about that special someone who was once in your life that possibly has gotten away.  I felt it was only right to feature this blog during our Love and Relationship month because breaking up is all a part of relationships!  My reader informed me that on a particular Glee episode that they were watching, a couple had called it quits.  But overtime, they felt as if the “one” had slipped away.

It’s true, people change and people grow.  Do you think the “one” got away and now it’s just too late?  Or do you just miss the time the two of you shared together and perhaps the feelings you had with the person and not necessarily the relationship?  A lot of people sacrifice friendships when they enter a relationship and often lose a friend in the midst of it.

Tell me your thoughts and please take the anonymous poll below.

 

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