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Built for Two: The Ceremony

We followed the traditional United Methodist marriage ceremony. I will spare everyone the play-by-play and try to sum it up as best possible. All photos by Ashley Daniell Photography First, Reverend Enoch Hendry greeted everyone. We then declared our intention, … read more

APW Happy Hour

HI APW! We’re starting the long weekend a little early, if only because we hope it will encourage you to finish up whatever you’re working on, then go get yourself some ice cream and a bourbon. Maybe some bourbon ice cream? It’s been...Show More Summary

Orchid and Watercolour Wedding Inspiration

Today’s inspiration shoot has got it all. Fabulous wedding gowns, dreamy bridesmaid dresses, pretty paper goods, glorious florals, pewter tableware, rustic edibles, quirky wedding cakes, beautiful ceremony decor and of course, a gorgeous setting. Show More Summary

A Stable Kind of Love: Time for a Good Old-Fashioned Cake Flip

Remember my post from eons ago, where I told you all about my favorite family tradition? Here it is, you guys—the fabled Filly family cake flip. After dinner, a giant cake was wheeled out onto the dance floor. The very … read more

10 Unique Ways To Save The Date

They’re the first introduction to your wedding. They let your guests know, “they’ve made the list!” And they’re a way of telling your friends and family when, where, and perhaps even what to expect from your wedding day. Save The Date by Paperless Post Okay, so compared to the formal invitations, venue selection, dress choosing, […]

Sweet and Fun Stop Motion Wedding Film by Nourish & Inspire Me

Today’s wedding film is a fun one. While we love romantic films filled with long dreamy shots or vintage films with a beautiful nostalgic feel, sometimes a fun wedding film is just perfect for catching the real excitement of a wedding day. And this stop motion wedding film, by Nourish & Inspire Me does just that. […]

A Garden Wedding in the Garden State Laden With Personal Touches

We love when a couple really throw themselves into planning their wedding, and when it comes to putting a stamp on their day, Becky and Tyler were all over it. From guest book porch chairs, they’ll sit on ’til their old and grey, to cake toppers and cow bells to show how far they’ve come, […]

Ben Kane Photography in Toronto and Beyond

When you spend a whole lot of time searching for an awesome venue, chances are you want your wedding photos to not only reflect the people involved in your wedding, but the place too. Some photographers are more skilled at this than others, but few are as good as Ben Kane Photography in Toronto. Show More Summary

Proud Of Myself

Two weeks after I was told my job was safe for at least another six months, I lost it. My boss called to break the news and I sat, slumped, listening on my purple couch while he explained why it was a solid business decision, nothing personal, that he might be able to get me other work somewhere, yadayadayada. Show More Summary

APW Happy Hour

HI APW! We just (I mean JUST) got back from the first Summer Alt Summit in Salt Lake City. Alt Summit started as a blogging conference, but over the years it’s turned into something I’d describe as a women’s entrepreneurship conference. This...Show More Summary

Picking an Officiant

Hive, do you care how we picked an officiant? I haven’t seen a lot of posts about officiants online, but we’re talking third world country, and the DR, so I’ll tell you our story. And if it’s boring, my feelings … read more

A Stable Kind of Love: Down the Shore, Everything’s All Right

Stallion and I decided that once the party started up, it should continue with minimal interruptions. That meant that we’d be banging out all the standard wedding traditions early in the evening, one right after another, and once they were … read more

A Very Cool Multicultural Wedding Film… In a Zoo

This wedding film is pretty great. American, Jennifer and Abdoualye from Mali, were married in a day filled with flags, travel guides, zoo animals, and conga lines. The perfect multi-cultural wedding, where two families come together as one. And their gorgeous wedding film by The Girl Tyler, captures it all. Photo by Val & Sarah […]

Ponytails and Pops of Color

I have been dragging my feet on booking someone for hair and makeup for so long (note to brides: don’t put it off; don’t put anything off, actually). But I’ve got a trial set up this week with a sister … read more

APW Happy Hour

HI APW! So, mostly what I want to talk about is how I’ve been reading #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso this week, and it’s excellent. (It’s also a little bit inspirational for your little sister/ cousin who just graduated and doesn’t fit into a super traditional career path. Show More Summary

This Wedding Film Will Make You Laugh, Cry, and Want to Move to New Zealand!

We’ve been excited to show you lovelies this two-for-the-price-of-one wedding film for a while now. It is amazing. A music video, meets a big-budget movie, meets a tourism advert for New Zealand, this wedding film is fun, romantic, and beautiful. It’s the work of the utterly creative Sunshine Wedding Films, a Queenstown, NZ, based husband and wife team who say they […]

Utterly Epic Wedding Film; A Traditional Eritrean Celebration in British Columbia

This wedding film is pretty special. When we say “wedding film” rather that “wedding video”, this is the kind of wedding documentation we’re talking about. Not a shaky home video at the back of the room, but something epic, dramatic, evocative and beautiful. Luwam and Delyet were married in a traditional Eritrean wedding in British Columbia, […]

'Divorce Parties' Are the New Way to Say Goodbye to a Bad Marriage

Post by Jenny Erikson. Several years ago, I was out at a winery with my then-husband, when a gaggle of 30-something ladies burst out of a limo and managed to walk in their heels and wedges and tight dresses and tiaras and saunter their way to the bar. Show More Summary

31-Year-Old Man Is ONLY Attracted to 90-Year-Old Women (VIDEO)

Post by Rebecca Stokes. When it comes to love, sex, and dating, it's a good rule of thumb never to 'yuck' someone else's 'yum.' Sure, some people are turned on by things you aren't, fine. Human beings are different! What you're attracted to in a partner might be a total turn-off for someone else. Show More Summary

How I Lost 45 Pounds

Hey hive! When we last left off, I told you that I lost 45 pounds back in 2013. Mr. BC was in Hawaii, so in April I decided to use that time to try to drop some weight. Some background: … read more

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