This Week In Weddings!

February 17, 2014 at 9:14 pm (Wedding Planning Tips) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Celebrity Weddings
Lauren Conrad, of Laguna Beach and The Hills fame, has always been a style maven. She recently shared a sneak peek of some of her engagement photos with her groom William Tell, and we just had to share! Classic and beautiful. Photographs were done by Elizabeth Messina.

Wedding Proposals
We love this really cute Pictionary proposal we found online. The gal had no idea!!!!

Wedding Articles
A new article floating around this week entitled “Ten Wedding Vows Based On Relationship Science” by Samantha Joel is getting a lot of buzz. What are your thoughts on these vows, based out of research?

I study romantic relationships. I’m also engaged. So, of course, I’ve given a tremendous amount of thought as to what it really means for my partner and I to marry one another. Researchers have found that weddings are deeply significant life events, but we don’t really know why they’re so meaningful. Marriage may simply be about celebrating a milestone: recognizing the relationship that a couple has built together and the love that they share for each other. But weddings are also very future-oriented, as the couple publicly promises to maintain their relationship for life. I suspect that it’s really these vows — the solemn promises that the newlyweds make to each other in front of their closest friends and family — that are at the crux of why weddings have such an emotional impact.

No pressure. As my partner and I sat down to think about our own vows, clearly we had a lot to consider. If these promises are the essence of what it means to be married, then what exactly do we want to promise each other? We could always go with the traditional marriage vows: for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, for better for worse… but, these seemed a bit too vague for our tastes. We decided that we wanted to make more specific, behavioural promises: things we can strive to do for each other that would help us to not only remain together, but also happy and fulfilled in our marriage.

Conveniently, I had decades of research at my fingertips to help us figure out what it really means to be a good spouse. Why not harness those resources for our wedding? In other words — and this may sound completely over-the-top nerdy to some — we decided to write some research-based vows.

Below are the ten promises that we’ve decided to make to each other. We believe that each of these promises is going to help us to achieve long-term marital bliss. Here’s why. Click here to read the vows.

Wedding Rings
It’s usually near the bottom of your to-do list, but finding wedding bands to suit you and your new groom is a lot of fun and very special. There are a variety of choices, and nothing is off-limits anymore. We looked for some out-of-the box designs, and wanted to share a few of our favorite finds with you! All of the below are from Shane Co.

Honeymoon Ideas
New England!

Skiing in Vermont, gazing at the New Hampshire mountains, taking a historic stroll in Massachusetts, sandy beaches in Connecticut and Rhode Island, or a trip to a lighthouse in Maine, these six states offer so many options.
Today we explore: Vermont!

We found a quaint hotel called The Village Inn of Woodstock that we adore! There’s an in-house tavern, only open to inn residents, and you can get a free glass of wine from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm each day during your stay. With many packages, fireplace rooms or classic rooms, this is sure to be a romantic getaway.

Photo courtesy of Village Inn website

Photo courtesy of Village Inn website

The Tavern. Photo courtesy of Village Inn website

The Tavern. Photo courtesy of Village Inn website

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