Steve and Nicole
For all intents and purposes, my part in this process could have ended after I bought the ring and no one would have thought less of me.
Guys aren’t expected to know anything about wedding planning and, in that respect if not in others, I’m a pretty typical guy. I didn’t spend my youth imagining my dream wedding. I was imagining epic battles between the Transformers and the Ninja Turtles in my backyard. So when I proposed to Nicole, I knew I was making the right decision, not only because I love her more than life itself, but because I automatically assumed she would know how to plan the wedding. Nicole is very organized, competent and likes to plan ahead – basically the opposite of me.
When you're planning your wedding, things can get overwhelming, particularly when you can't decide on a theme. There are so many options to choose from, so many directions you can go in to plan your big day that it can be tough to narrow it down.
So why just have one wedding? Why not do it all?
Kendra and Abby decided to save their money (and sanity) and instead scheduled thirteen wedding photo shoots that captured their love in a unique and heartfelt way.
Teaming up with Jen Martin Studios, they've planned out these beautifully styled shoots that celebrate who they are and their love for one another. They're a little more than halfway through the project, but we couldn't wait to share how beautiful and romantic these photo sessions have been, and we hope you'll be inspired by their love and creativity!
One of the most exciting things about taking that next step with the one you love is creating a space that is yours together. Whether or not you've lived together before, marriage is a great chance to make your home what you really want it to be. Ideally, decorating a first home together begins with the furniture and accessories near and dear to both the bride and groom.
Unfortunately, it's not always that easy – it can be difficult to merge two distinct styles. Maybe you love clean, modern design but your partner's home is full of mismatched furniture and floor coverings; or your couch is full of frilly pink pillows while your guys' is still flanked by his LEGO collection. Can two conflicting schemes co-exist after the couple has crossed the threshold?