Oh, the young turks are talkin' nuptials. Per Harper's Bazaar via People, Jessica Biel thinks that marriage would be pretty neato. And while she and my man Justin Timberlake reportedly don't have anything in the works, she says she's looking forward to the prospect one day. And motherhood. And 'having it all.' And all that entails. Time will tell if all that fun goes down. It would be sort of the ideal situation. JT makes enough money that Jessica Biel could sign onto passion projects and treat acting as more of a hobby than a job.
So, before you hit up Amazon or the aisles of B & N, buying full-length travel guides to every country and city that's ever struck your fancy, just buy this one: 101 Top Honeymoon Destinations: The Guide to Perfect Places for Passion, a four-by-six-inch illustrated guide offering brief rundowns of what worldwide honeymoon locales have to offer. With destinations divided into eight sections ranging from luxurious to adventure to cosmopolitan, it helps to narrow what you're looking for from your 'moon and where you can likely find it. Does taking a thermal bath in ancient waters and learning to say "I love you" in native Quechuan sound up your alley? Check out Machu Picchu. Or would you rather sip cocktails in a sarong after horseback riding on the beach? Anguilla might have you and your honey's name written all over it.
We're not sure if Virginia Beach resident and bride-to-be Kelly Gray could find a final gal pal to complete the bridal party or she was just looking to make some extra cash, but she put a bridesmaid spot in her upcoming wedding on eBay, according to The New York Times. Usually, people inwardly grumble when asked to be part of the wedding, if you've been in enough, you know the all-too-familiar grumble. The money you'll be spending, the mandatory bachelorette-party attendance. Who would pay to partake? (Sorry, brides.) Weird, right?
When I proposed to Nicole last October, it was the first time I'd ever gone through the craziness of purchasing a ring, but it wasn't the first time she'd gotten one. It was my first engagement, but her second marriage, making our wedding—like about a third of the wedding in America these days—an "encore wedding," often a second wedding after divorce. Some guys might get jealous— of her first engagement ring, first honeymoon, first house or first-marriage children—but for me, it was almost the opposite. Her first wedding was "her" day, which meant that our wedding was wide open to be "our" day. So what exactly are the rules of an encore wedding? Well, there may not be many, but here's rule number one: it's poor form to compare the current wedding to any previous ones.
Registering for wedding presents: china, silverware, Guitar Hero?
Yes, we've heard of Trashing the Dress; nothing new there. But what about creating an elaborate photo shoot out of it? Boston.com posted an article (and video) on a local photographer who going the "Trash the Dress" route (aka Down the Gown or Mess with the Dress) and documenting it on film. Apparently, the new trend is â€œnew and grittier post-wedding albums. Who knew? But I like the sound of it.
Some are not taking this downfall of marriage business lying down. They may or may not want to get properly hitched and have regular family lives one of these days. Did Colin Ferrell recently take the plunge? Are Evangeline Lilly and Dominic Monaghan going to make honest castaways out of each other? And what does it mean for Kimora Lee and Djimon Hounsou to sort of be engaged?
Wedding season is fast and furious in mid-June. If you haven't already been to one already, chances are, you're heading down the aisle sometime soon. It's easy to get wedding-present burn-out pretty quickly. How many place-setting purchases have really been that exciting? And don't you secretly want to be the one that gives them that gift? The one they rave about? Here's your chance.
Del Martin (seated) and Phyllis Lyon were the first couple to wed under California's most recent same-sex marriage ruling, reports The San Francisco Chronicle. Martin, 87, and Lyon, 83, didn't waste any time. They wed at 5:01 pm last night, the first moments that the Supreme Court ruling took effect.
Despite my views, I find the recent speculation about the death of marriage absurd, if only because it doesn’t acknowledge the hypnotic power of matrimony. All the proof you need can be found in the tight smiles of single men at weddings, in the ever-teary eyes of the unwed women, in the fear and envy behind both. The very thing, I realized, that my girlfriend of two years and I were walking into as we arrived at the rehearsal dinner.
When I was at my sister’s house visiting a few weeks ago, I was looking through her wedding albums trying to find poses and pictures that I liked so I could show my photographer. One of the albums was a thick black binder with a cute flowery title “Megan and Matt’s Best Laid Plans.” I held it up. “What’s this?” I asked my sister. “It was the binder for our wedding– you know, contracts from all our vendors, business cards, the vows; all the details to keep me organized.” My mouth fell open. “Am I supposed to have one?” “Well, you have something, right? A folder or something where you keep everything?” Um, no.