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So Long, Mom: Giving Away the Bride

I belong to a hard-to-explain “modern family,” but unfortunately no one seems to be gay or outwardly ethnic at this point. For us, “modern” could really just be replaced with “heavy on the divorces.” I don’t hide that my mom is now married to her third husband; it’s not something I’m ashamed of. I do […]

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A Decent (Wedding) Proposal

Most men of my generation really, really, really want to get the money, the girl and thwart the bad guy just like George Clooney in Ocean’s Eleven. But in reality most of us are just trying to get by on the limited skills and talent that we’ve amassed over time. In short: we aspire to be Danny Ocean, but in reality we are all just Billy Ocean. Which is why most marriage proposals are a goddamn mess.

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To Have Bridesmaids Or Not? A Bride’s True Story

  For those brides debating whether or not to have bridesmaids, you should read this. I got married a week ago. Everyone tells you that your wedding day is going to fly right by.  Everyone tells you that you won’t be thinking about all the little details on that day because you will be having […]

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A Moment Between Siblings

When I was 4 ½ years old my whole world came crashing down. My little brother was born. I had spent my whole short life being the center of the universe. Now, I had to share everything – the biggest being my bedroom. When I was seven and Billy was two, my safe haven was […]

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Beautiful Flash Mob Wedding

Ok, I just loved this. A few of my friends participated in this “flash mob wedding” at The Prudential Center Mall in Boston. Talk about taking the nontraditional wedding route! I have to admit that I assumed something like this would be silly and impersonal – but I was wrong. I loved everything about this […]

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The Best Man

I want to talk for a minute about groomsmen. Specifically, the best man. The best man’s job has turned into little more than bachelor party social director. But it can be, and should be, much more than that. Your best man is your voice of sanity in the wilderness. He’s the one who should say […]

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Mantrimony: sometimes even brothers grow up

The aisle bisecting the creaky stone chapel seemed to stretch for miles, my dress swishing across my hips as I moved, step by timid step, towards my high school sweetheart, KJ. Outside, raindrops tickled the Pisgah National forest with gentle fingertips, the cacophony of water meeting leaves providing an organic soundtrack for the bridal party’s […]

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Being the Best for your Best

I should have known better.  I should have been much more aware.  I’m a stupid Bridesmaid. Susie emailed me last week asking what I was going to do with my hair for the wedding.  She is having a hair dresser come over her mother’s house the morning of and we can all get our hair […]

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An honored awakening

I am the matron of honor at my sister’s wedding tomorrow. I’m sharing this duty with another sister, a maid of honor. I hate the term “matron”. It makes me sound “matronly”, which is one of my biggest fears – being “matronly”. In every sense of the word – it brings to mind having children, […]

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