16 Must-Know Wedding Dress Shopping Tips

After working as a bridal stylist, there was a lot that I learned about finding your dream wedding gown. Believe it or not, there are a lot of do’s and donts’ when it comes to the process of finding your dream dress, and I would love to share them with you! 1. DO make an … Continue Reading

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DIY Engagement Photos on a Budget

Engagement photos are extremely expensive! And as college students, my fiance and I chose not to have a professional do our photos. Here is a must-have list of some tips and ideas for taking your own engagement photos! Things You Need A willing family member or friend with a nice camera A Pinterest board with … Continue Reading

I’m 22 and Engaged, But Still a Strong Feminist

It surprises a lot of people that I am 22 and engaged. They quickly look at me with concern, even if they don’t intend to at first. Their puzzled looks don’t even insult me anymore because it has happened so many times. However, I still can’t get over their initial question of, “but why?” I … Continue Reading

What Really Happens When You Propose to Your Boyfriend

Yes, you definitely read that correctly. I had the absolute pleasure of proposing to my boyfriend… and he said yes! It shouldn’t be a novel concept, but somehow the gender reversal takes people by surprise. Ever since we announced our engagement, we’ve been dealing with some pretty interesting experiences. For those who might be considering … Continue Reading

10 Things You Should Understand Before Marrying Young

I may or may not be an expert in the area of getting hitched young. Not only did I marry my high school sweetheart, I married him while I was still IN high school. Now I know what you’re thinking– “Did she just say that?” “Is that even legal?” “Her parents let her do that?” … Continue Reading

15 Essentials For Surviving Wedding Season

It’s that time of year again when fancy envelopes with the hand-drawn calligraphy names begin to arrive in your mailbox. It’s wedding season. If you’re like me, you’ve already started penciling in upcoming wedding dates for college roommates, childhood friends, distant cousins and people from all walks of life. Is your head spinning yet just … Continue Reading

10 Honest Realities of Being Engaged

Before getting engaged, I often dreamed about what it would be like. I assumed it involved lots of ring selfies, champagne to celebrate at any given moment and nothing but total bliss and happiness. The way engagements and engaged life is portrayed in the media, who could blame me? I dreamed that my fiancé and … Continue Reading

What Being Engaged in College Has Taught Me

Not to sound cheesy, but this past October changed my life so significantly. I got engaged while on a trip with my boyfriend (now fiance) and his family. It happened at the most magical place on Earth, Disney World. I couldn’t have been more excited and shocked (also bawling of course). But there was something … Continue Reading

10 Things We All Need To Do Before We Say I do

I’m young, and when it comes to the topic of lifelong love, it will be an eternity before I feel anything but young in that regard. I will never have all of the answers. Marriage is such a unique and complex entity. It starts out as this distant thought that most people think of very … Continue Reading