A love many years in the making...
Lori & Mark ~ June 8,
Let me take you
back to when I was 11 years old.
Mark and I met in
grade 5 in Montreal Quebec. He left with his family to move to
Calgary, Alberta when he was 16. We went on with our separate
lives. I joined the military and married a guy and was married for
27 years with 4 sons. Mark was married for 25 years with 2
Advice From Top Relationship
Expert Debra Macleod, B.A., LL.B.
So, you've met the man of your
dreams and he's proposed. Things couldn't be better. Then, one
night you're sitting on the couch watching Netflix when his
smartphone whistles with a text message. Playfully, you grab his
phone saying, "Oh, who's texting you at this hour? Your
To your surprise, he doesn't laugh
but instead angrily grabs his phone and says, "Don't snoop through
my phone, it's private." He gets up and reads the [...]
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Rarely is an
exhibition as remarkable as the life behind it. Join us to
celebrate Princess Diana at this award-winning exhibit at West
Edmonton Mall from February 9 to June 9, 2013. The
exhibit, which covers almost 7,000 square feet, contains over 150
objects throughout nine galleries. Among the items are Princess
Diana's magnificent royal wedding gown with its 25-foot train, rare
film footage, priceless jewels and 28 of her stunning dresses.
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A wonderful trip back home...
Trisha & Dylan ~ January 18,
Growing up my favorite place in the
world was my family's cottage on a island in the middle of a small
lake in Central Ontario. A few years ago my amazing fiance took the
long trip across the country to Alberta with me so I could complete
my PhD in Neuroscience. Being high school sweethearts he knew there
is nowhere in the world more precious to me than home. So when we
took a trip home this [...]
Sirens, lights, a ring - oh my!
Michelle & Joel ~ July 25,
There once was a boy who fought
And a girl who couldn't resist her desires
To marry her dream boy
After nine years of playing coy
She thought he was spinning her tires
All day they spent at the mall
The Christmas rush almost started a brawl
He hugged her extra tight that day
Careful not to give it away
It ended abruptly when he got a fire call
She waited for what seemed [...]
A sneaky sweetheart...
Kayla & Rob ~ January 18,
Didn't know where we were going to
till night before left. Went to Tahiti for 6 nights then Bora Bora
7 nights. Did a jungle safari and swam with sharks and sting rays.
Most memorable was Dec 10/2012. That day snorkelled in lagoon and
visited the Turtle Sanctuary. After long day went back to our hut.
Beach dinner for two was cancelled due to possibility of rain. He
couldn't decide now that dinner was cancelled what to [...]
The trip of a lifetime....
My name is Hailey Mills, this truly
is a story of romance. Me being a single lady, with 3 kids at home,
had an opportunity to travel by myself to a far away distant land
called Tunisia. I went for 5 weeks.
In my second week, I went to a city
called Sousse. The first day in the hotel, this handsome man came
over to give me my "Welcome Cocktail", he was the bartender of the
hotel. As I turned around I was caught off guard by his wonderful
smile and [...]
Love isn't a crime....
Adell & Tom ~ December 21,
Tom just came home from vacation in
Tel Aviv (which I was unaware he was buying my engagement ring) We
were visiting our family on Vancouver Island and picked him up from
the ferrie terminal at about 1am in Nanaimo BC (Vancouver
It was a trip like any other, after being apart for about a month
(with his vacation) he hopped in the car and it was a quick kiss of
welcome home (it was a kiss I've done a thousand times but
Twitter Proposals are now a real thing; Canadian Electronic Music
Producer Deadmau5 (pronounced dead-mouse, real name Joel
Zimmerman) has proposed to his girlfriend and now-fiancĂ©e Celebrity
Tattoo Artist Kat Von D. The Twitterverse witnessed the proposal on
December 15, when Deadmau5 popped the question by tweeting a
picture of the ring (which is unfinished but will have a black
diamond in the center, true to Kat Von D's style)
Here is the tweet and picture of the
Kat Von D responded with a [...]
He couldn't even wait for dinner...
Katie & Matthew ~ July
It happened November 22, 2012.
Probably one of the scariest days for me because it was my 30th
birthday. I arrived home from school...yes, turning 30 and still in
college. He arrives home. He promised to make dinner for my
birthday, which isn't such an easy feat for him, so I was just
getting things ready for him to make dinner. He is good at
everything else...dinner just needs practice. I could sense that
something was up because [...]
A Beautiful Winter Moment...
Ryan & Nicole ~ June 30,
First of all, I have known Ryan for
2 years now, and I love him so much, he is awesome and the perfect
man for me, he means the whole world to me. This is how we got
One night he invited me to take
dinner with him at a sushi restaurant. We ate and talked about
different things we were dealing with. It was a normal date, we
were having a really good time, when suddenly he [...]
The Wedding Reel
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video can be a wonderful memento of your nuptials. Imagine how
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A Perfect Lakeside Proposal...
Andrea & Shaun ~ October 5,
Shaun and I have been dating for
just over 6 years and always knew we would end up together in the
forever kind of way. Shaun wanted to make sure the day was special
and one that I didn't expect and would remember for the rest of our
lives. Back in September he suggested a trip to Jasper for my
Birthday weekend. We both love skiing and being in the mountains so
I agreed and immediately loved the idea! When [...]
A Picture Perfect Moment...
Laura & Daniel ~ December 1,
After 7 years together, a lot of
ups and downs, and having two beautiful boys I started to think
that we just got comfortable in our life that we had and that we
most likely would not get married. So when we booked a trip to
Washington D.C. to go to my cousins wedding I had no idea the plan
that my significant other had in store. Two days after the wedding
we decided to go to the Lincoln Memorial and check out the
Smithsonian. I was [...]
A Romantic Boat Ride In Central
Denise & Darren ~ September
Where to begin......Darren really
wanted to take me to New York , just for a weekend getaway. So he
planned, booked our flights and made all of the arrangements. We
flew to New York on Friday June 29th 2012, arrived at our hotel and
checked in, then hit the town. On Saturday, we planned to walk the
streets and check out Central Park. Arriving in Central Park, we
walked around chatting and pointing and taking [...]
A Hot Air Balloon Ride They Will Never Forget...
Kayla & Keston ~ June
We have been
trying to go on a hot air balloon for weeks in September. The rides
kept getting cancelled because of strong winds. I was trying to
convince my fiance to give up the hot air balloon till the next
year when the winds wont be so strong in the summer.
When I thought he gave up the idea, I got a call from my now fiance
while I was at work. He asked me to leave [...]
It's official ladies! Justin
Timberlake is off the market. The Sexy Back Singer married his
leading lady of 5 years, Actress Jessica Biel (7th Heaven, Total
Recall) on October 19 in a well kept secret Italian Ceremony.
After years of
dating and a brief split in early 2011, the couple discussed
marriage soon after getting back together; in an interview with
Vanity Fair Timberlake stated that Biel is
"single-handedly most significant person in my life." After
consulting with her Stylist, Timberlake went "rogue" and designed a
custom engagement ring for her; he then proposed [...]
Something was in the air on September 29th...
Two of the stars of the 2006 hit
The Devil Wears Prada got married on Saturday night, with plenty of
supporting cast nods from the hit movie.
Hollywood celebrity and stunner
Anne Hathaway got her happily ever after to actor-jewelry designer
beau Adam Shulman. The two were wed against a scenic Big Sur
backdrop, at a private estate on the California coast, after being
engaged for nearly a year.
Image courtesy of earsucker.com
The Princess Diaries star looked
And the entertainment world just keeps on
weekend, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina was host to the secret
wedding of two of today's most hottest, and stylish, celebrities -
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds.
Image via Us Weekly
The two first met
on the set of the Green Lantern in 2011, where Lively, 25, played
the love interest to Reynolds superhero character. Having been
romantically linked for close to a year, the two have remained
quite tight-lipped about their [...]
It seems to be
quite the summer in the entertainment world...
Despite the news
of certain relationships not getting the cliched ending, there are
still some celebrity romances and relationships that are continuing
to heat up and stay strong. From an engagement of one of our best
friends, to the engagement of another person we wish was our best
friend, and the secret wedding of the last member of our wolf-pack,
these last few weeks have been busy in Hollywood social
Image Courtesy of [...]
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One Anniversary that they both will remember forever...
Amy & Jason ~ 6/22/13
To celebrate our
4 Year Anniversary, we planned a hike and a picnic at one of my
favourite childhood trails. We found a beautiful secluded spot by
the bay, with a canopy of trees above us.
After eating some
sandwiches and enjoying a beer, out of the backpack Jason pulls out
a book; the book was full of photos of the two of us from the last
4 years, along with lyrics of some of [...]
Okay, so you're married. You have the rest of your
lives together. Awesome, right? RIGHT! But now, you also have
anniversary presents...on top of birthday and Valentine's presents.
You're going to run out of ideas sooner than you think...but did
you know there was a traditional list of gifts that you should give
and receive of a certain material corresponding to your anniversary
year? Yeah, neither did I. But thanks to Wikipeidia, you'll seldom
be without ideas! I'll break it down for you quick...
Rather than explain the story...
Holly & Travis ~
I'll let you see it for yourself!
I'm a high school cheer coach and he proposed at the game of the
season. Below is the link (my roommate video taped the whole
thing!) Aside from being complete surprised by his extravagant
entrance... He somehow snuck in 30 - 40 of my closest friends and
family without me knowing!
Now, this is going to be a departure from the usual wedding
planning postings. Instead, I'm going to introduce you to one of
Bridal Fantasy's favorite authors, Gail Vaz-Oxlade. Oxlade is a
Canadian financial writer and television host of such shows like
Princess and Til Debt Do Us Part, who gives out her no-nonsense
approach to financial situations.
Photo Courtesy of Harper Collins
In her newest book, entitled Money-Smart Kids, Oxlade
writes all about starting your kids off on the right financial
path. Like all parents, you want your kids [...]
Tiffany and Jeff ~
Jeff had planned a trip to Victoria
for Tiffany's birthday. He asked her if there was anything she
wanted to see or do while they were there. Tiffany really wanted to
go to the Butterfly Museum because she had gone there as a child
and broken her camera so she had no pictures.
Not only did Tiffany love butterflies,
but they have a special connection with Jeff and Tiffany because
when they first started dating they saw a butterfly on every date
they went [...]
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Michelle's Grower Direct might be
new to Bridal Fantasy but we are not new to the wedding world. Our
team had a fantastic first show in Calgary. It was a lot of fun to
interact with brides and find out what they are looking for in the
2012-2013 wedding seasons. We are finding brides are looking for
simple yet elegant bouquets for their special day and the biggest
hit was the bling that we placed in and around the arrangements;
definitely a show stopper. The fashion show [...]
Date nights aren't just about spending money and going out. They
are about filling in the parts of your relationship that get
overlooked while you are both living out your daily routines. Try
and figure out what you would like more of in your relationship,
and base your date around that.
For the couple that spends too much time at work try a date night
in. Grab a bottle of wine, light some candles, throw in a movie,
and share a plate of dessert. Relax and unwind together in your own
A love relationship demands great 'maintenance' from both
partners. It is not that effort is required only to improve a
relationship. Effort is necessary even to maintain the relationship
in status quo!
The common understanding is that love changes after the dating
period and affection is on a decline. Why does it happen this way?
The answer is actually very simple. The love and affection seem to
be on a decline because the efforts put in are on a decline. In the
dating phase, both partners go out of their way to keep the other
happy and smiling and the efforts [...]
Jesse and Ashley ~
Jesse and Ashley had talked about marriage and knew without a
shadow of a doubt they were going to get married; they even spent a
few Saturday afternoons looking at rings! It really only came down
to the guessing game of when Jesse was going to pop the question.
Every time they went out to a nice dinner Ashley thought to
herself, "This is it, he's going to do it, he's proposing tonight!"
Then dinner would progress, dessert would come and go, the bill
would be paid [...]
On December 23, 2011 I finally got married. After months of
planning, drama, and stress, it's over. It went perfectly, even
better than we thought that it would. The ceremony was beautiful,
the dinner delicious, and the guests entertaining and supportive.
The schedule that I had been working on for weeks was followed
exactly, to my surprise.
After the ceremony I expected to feel like a wife. I thought
there would be some sort of feeling of relief, or a 'walking on the
clouds' sort of atmosphere. Instead, I feel exactly the same as
Today, my wedding is a week away. My mother and grandmother will
arrive tomorrow evening and then comes complete insanity. Don't get
me wrong, I am excited, but having the 3 of us together in my tiny
house is going to be interesting. You see, they asked me to wait on
some things until they got here so that they could help out. Such
as my shoes, my hair appointment, make-up, and my flowers. Now I am
starting to think this was a bad idea.
Since the end of November, I keep having extremely vivid and
disturbing dreams about my [...]
I was not one of those
little girls who played out her dream wedding with dolls or who
knew what kind of dress she wanted since the age of 5. I never
really thought about my wedding until I got engaged on December 23,
2008. Then, it hit me: I was going to have a wedding and I was
going to have to plan it. Of course, I didn't start planning it
until 8 months ago because I wanted to enjoy being engaged for
Planning things is a gift
of mine, so I didn't [...]
She got something a little better than pajamas...
Nicole & Weir ~
Nicole's fiancĂ© proposed to her on Christmas Eve 2010. She had
known from the very beginning that Weir was the one that she wanted
to grow, learn and explore life with. While celebrating the holiday
season with his family he had informed her that everyone opens a
Christmas gift on Christmas Eve and that the presents are usually
pajamas. Nicole had joined the entire family in the living room and
go figure she had to open the first [...]
A family birthday party that none
of them will ever forget...
Skip and Takara ~
Takara's Grandmother planned a big
party for both her little sister and boyfriend Skip. Their
birthdays are a day apart so it wasn't weird to be celebrating
their birthdays with both of our families. The problem is no one
was giving Takara any information about the party but they wanted
her to invite people at the last minute. Well, that wasn't going so
well; one thing she can't stand is last minute [...]
Interview Question Leads To
Popping The Question | By: Erich Schaffhauser
Liliana and Daniel ~
From calls in the middle of the
night to constant deadlines to people yelling at you on the street
for covering something they don't want on the news, reporting has
its downside. But it has its perks too. This week my reporting job
threw me into a scenario so awesome, it trumped the downsides I've
experienced a thousand times over.
I woke up to a bitter 29 degrees
below zero Wednesday [...]
A perfect little afternoon stroll for
an engagement . . .
Cydney & Kiel ~
On May 26, 2011, Kiel picked Cydney
up from her office for lunch. Kiel asked Cydney where she would
like to go for lunch . . . and seeing that she works downtown,
there were many options to choose from. Thinking it was best to
save money and stay close to work to enjoy more time with Kiel, she
choose a small Chinese restaurant up the street from her office.
After eating [...]
Despite the wind, rain, and
TORNADO!!! . . . It didn't stop the festivities of this amazing
couple's "I Do's"!
Soon after the couple's vows, it
quickly went from light breezes and a clear sky to strong winds,
gushing rain, and a gloomy gray backdrop (which made for a pretty
cool picture . . . nice shot bobbi+mike).
From the looks of all the photos, the caterers were able to rush
the food inside and the guests all moved into to the tented
reception area where dinner was [...]
Special Guest Author: Gail Vaz-Oxlade the host of
Do Us Part" and "Princess"
on Slice TV
It was a truly a pleasure
meeting Gail at last year's Bridal Fantasy. I sincerely recommend
that if you ever get a chance to see/hear Gail speak at any event,
it is definitely worth all the effort. She is not only witty and
intelligent, she is beautifully charismatic as well. So as I
promised, here it is folks . . . the second part [...]
Special Guest Author: Gail Vaz-Oxlade the host of
Do Us Part" and "Princess"
on Slice TV
Match your dreams to reality . .
Psychologists have identified a
phenomenon that's probably been around as long as the Jack &
Jill but hasn't been talked about much: The Post-wedding blues.
After the frantic build-up to the big day, the let-down can be
huge, particularly for brides. If you've been managing a team of
service providers, coordinating a b'zillian details and [...]
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The Calgary Stampede starts off with
a bang as
Will and Kate stop by in cowboy attire and white cowboy hats to
help kick start the Stampede's festivities! And as we are all
experiencing the excitement of the Stampede right now, Bridal
Fantasy wanted to share with our readers this fun Stampede
engagement shoot from
Orange Girl Photographs! Featured in the photos are Katrina and
Mitch who had their first date at the Calgary Stampede, so it is
only fitting that they chose the Stampede to be the [...]
Over the years, Bridal Fantasy has
had some pretty amazing Relationship Guru's that have written for
our magazine and we feel that they just have to be shared with our
Bridal Fantasy Blog readers as well. With stimulating discussion
topics such as "Experiencing Spiritual Union", "Relationship
Revelations", and "How to Stay Married" . . . let our special guest
authors Dr. Deepak Chopra,
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Hanlen a Personal Performance Coach help you to strengthen your
marriage, love, and respect for one another.
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We all dream and hope of having a
wedding day where everything goes accordingly as planned. And even
with a few mishaps throughout the day, many couples still get to
have their dream wedding along with a lifetime's worth of joyous
memories. But what happens when a your big day turns for the worse
and a tsunami hits or your groom faints during the nuptials?
Well . . . in a new show on WeTV
(premiering on July 24, 2011) called 'I Do Over', you can watch
Another royal wedding to watch that
happened just this last Canada Day weekend was Charlene Wittstock's
marriage to Manaco's Prince Albert II. Numerous pictures were taken
of the lovely couple after their nuptials where the now Princess of
Monaco Charlene was dressed in a "gown made of off-white silk
duchesse satin, with a long train and crossover detail on the front
and back which formed a second "Ă l'andrienne" train".
People.com also describes that "the front of the dress, trim
and train were embellished with floral embroidery crafted with
Like many girls that I know, I was
an avid and loyal watcher of Ugly Betty, and though America Ferrera
is far from ugly as the show made her seem like, in her tacky
clothes and braces, I was overjoyed to see photos of America
Ferrera and Ryan Piers Williams on their wedding day. For me,
seeing America Ferrera in her wedding dress was like watching that
climactic moment of the popular children's story "The Ugly
Duckling", but in this case, this was the moment where we watch as
This July long weekend was not just
about backyard barbeques, getaway trips, and fireworks, but also
Kate Moss' wedding to The
Kills lead singer Jamie Hince (July 1, 2011). And to answer
everybody's questions, the supermodel walked down the isle in a
wedding dress custom designed by her close friend John Galliano. Numerous photos
were shot of Kate and Jamie walking towards their traditional Rolls
Royce wedding car with Kate's eight year old daughter Lila Grace
and fourteen other little bridesmaids.
After ABC's Good Morning America
(GMA) viewers voted for Lorenzo & Peggy Abundiz for having the
most amazing love story, Lorenzo and Peggy found themselves having
their dream wedding and saying their 'I Do's' before millions of
GMA television viewers at the crossroads of NY Times Square! In
addition to be featured on Good Morning America, you can also see
their inspiring story featured in US Weekly and
People Magazine! So after Bridal Fantasy learnt about their
love story, we heard from Lorenzo Abundiz himself telling us about
What an adventurous engagement and
duo these two are . . . read about all their adventures at www.gate20.ca!
Katherine & Thomas ~
Once upon a time, there were two
young persons very much in love. So much so that they knew they
would marry one another since the day they met. It was love at
first sight for the young handsome pair and it wasn't long till
they were living together. Although they frequently talked about
spending the [...]
I know, it's Monday and it's hard
to see the end of the week from here . . . but to relieve your
Monday angst (or angst during any day of the week really), enjoy
the following Vanilla & Pistachio SoufflĂ© with Raspberry Sauce
The first time I ever wrapped my
lips around that perfect spoonful of pistachio soufflĂ©, I was in
Las Vegas sitting at the Eiffel Tower restaurant watching the
fountain show at the Bellagio . . . it might have been the
atmosphere and entertainment as well as the fact that I was
Rachel & Jason ~
It was Christmas Eve, my parents,
Jason's parents, his brother, and his brother's girlfriend had
arrived for their Christmas visit. Unbeknownst to me, Jason
sneakily found a way to inform all of these people of his plan. My
parents were smiling an awful lot that evening, (which makes sense
thinking about it now), but I never thought much of it that
night... Jason and I had had numerous conversations about getting
engaged (like most couples do), but I knew (or so I thought), that
An unexpected surprise!
Stephanie & Steve -
Steve and I got engaged on May 20th
It was the Friday of May Long. I
had an idea that an engagement was around the corner but to my
surprise he was taking longer than I thought. We had recently been
to Hawaii with friends of ours and I was certain it was going to
happen then. It's was only after the 5th time I had searched his
suitcase that it was clearly not happening.
What an amazing finish to the race . .
Natalie & Stephen ~
We were in Vegas for a half
marathon race, my second ever, and first time running alone (as my
fiance, Steve, is a much better runner). I was suppose to be doing
the run with a bunch of girls, who had various reasons for not
being able to make the trip.
It was a great run down the strip.
Prior to the run, Steve handed me a letter that he said I could
An truly special and blessed
engagement . . .
Christine & Derek ~
Derek and I have been together now
for 2 and a half years we got engaged on August 27th and this is
Derek started planning for my
surprise proposal last April with his father, going over all the
details together to make the ring and that day perfect just for us.
We were planning on going on a little getaway to New York City. I
have been to New York before [...]
An amazingly thought out and touching
engagement story . . . definitely a must WATCH!
Carla & Colin ~
Colin and Carla run a media company
together in Whitby, Ontario. They met regarding video work over
email via a mutual friend in 2008. Carla lived in British Columbia,
and Colin in Ontario. Over the course of 7 months following that
first email, their digital relationship developed into phone calls,
video chats, LONGER emails and the two of them mailing home video
DVD's back and forth so they could [...]
Aimee & Matthew ~ 08/05/2012
"It was May 1st, right before
finals and I had a TON of work to do including handing in my thesis
proposal. However, I really needed to unwind and do something fun
so Matt decided to rent a boat (thought you needed a
license...apparently not in the North Country hahaha) and go
fishing on Lake Champlain. Of course I brought all my articles to
read since I was so overwhelmed with getting it done, but obviously
that didn't happen. Anyways, after about [...]
Fourth times the charm...
Laura & Brendan - May 29,
While in Cuba, Brendan had been
planning to propose the first night at a fondue restaurant. There
was a mariachi band playing that he wanted to incorporate into the
proposal but because of how busy the restaurant was, he wasn't able
to do it. After leaving the restaurant there was a horse and
carriage outside which he thought would be perfect, he was trying
to get me to agree to go on it without making it obvious, [...]
moment we have all been waiting for â€“ we have SEEN the DRESS!
Speculations were that Kateâ€™s dress would be simple and classic and
they were right. Fashion experts predicted that Kateâ€™s dress would
be created by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen and they too, were
right. Kate looked divine in her ivory and lace dress with its
elaborate design, combining a hand-embroidered floral overlay, a
full veil and a train that was nearly nine-feet long. It is a
fantastic representation of [...]
Mike - March 1, 2013
Mike and I
started to hang out while watching the hockey playoffs in 2008 so
hockey became "our thing". Our first home has a sports room theme
for his beloved Flames and my beloved Red Wings... and yes, the
walls are painted red! During a recent trip to Toronto, we planned
a day to spend at the Hockey Hall of Fame as neither of us had ever
visited there on our separate trips to Toronto. Our [...]
Ahh, the Royal Wedding. If you're
anything like us and you can't get enough of the juicy tidbits and
updates flooding our lives, there's yet another treat to make your
eyes go wide- the Royal Guest List!
We were dying to know who would be
attending this spectacular occasion! With over 1900 expected
guests, you can rest assured that the who's who of Royalty,
celebrities, and politics are sure to grace the categories of those
attending. In addition to the British Royal Family, Royalty from
foreign circles of [...]
With the Royal Wedding due in less
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A love abroad...
Catherine & Gcinisizwe - June
One day while in
South Africa I was visiting a colleague, feeling bored I decided to
go outside for some fresh air. I noticed a man working in the
garden next door so I thought I would go over and say hello. As I
introduced myself to him I realized that he was very thin and he
looked very tired. I asked if he was hungry and he said yes. He
assumed that I would give [...]
History of Engagement Rings
Engagement rings have always been a
symbol of a loving bond and even historically, have had a place in
our society. The earliest engagement rings were often created out
of thread or rope. In Roman times, iron rings were used to indicate
the intent to marry and later on, rings were made out of precious
In the western world, it is a
custom to wear the engagement ring on the left hand ring finger. In
other parts of the world, this varies considerably. In Ukraine, it
is common for the engagement [...]
So you've decided to pop the
Now you're not sure what's next.
You're considering maybe a trip getaway, romantic dinner, or a
surprise party with friends and family around to join. Well look no
further. We're the go-to experts to help you make it a night she'll
be bragging about for months.
From an evening in New York City to
a romantic Paris park setting, the options are almost endless when
it comes to creating a perfect atmosphere for popping the question.
We know how overwhelming it can be, so we've come up with [...]
A Halloween to remember.....
Jennifer & Mat - November 12,
Mat put an amazing amount of time
and effort into planning the most beautiful proposal ever. It was
something out of a fairy tale and I couldn't have imagined a more
romantic way that he could have asked me to marry him. To make a
long and unbelievable story short...
It all started with a voicemail
from one of my best friends, Suman, excited that she had won a trip
for 3 girls to Montreal [...]
A perfectly delivered engagement . . .
Ashley & Maarten ~ April 20,
Maarten and I met three years ago
while we were both working for the same company. I'd always had a
crush on Maarten. Maarten was higher ranking then me in the company
and compared to everyone else he was always extremely friendly to
everyone regardless of our rankings. Maarten at the time was dating
someone else so all I could do was just look and talk about how
cute he was.
I took [...]
With all of us on our toes
anxiously waiting day after day for more information on the royal
wedding of Prince William and Kate
Middleton, here is what they've let us know so far . . .
Where: London, England
When: April 29, 2011 - 11 am local time.
When in Canada: April 29, 2011 - 6am ET and 3am PT
The royal wedding service will be
held at Westminster Abbey. The historic church in central London
has been the wedding venue of choice for [...]
Bridal Fantasy is head-over-heels
in love with Reese Witherspoon's custom-made Monique Lhuillier
blush-hued gown with a corset bodice and full A-line skirt. Bridal
Fantasy 2010 celebrity guest speaker Liana Chaouli
would definitely approve as she avidly raves about how beautiful
and elegant Monique Lhuillier's wedding gowns are. Reese looked
absolutely radiant in her wedding photos as she exchanged vows with
Jim Toth on March 26 at her Ojai, California home.
With her 11 year old daughter Ava
as Reese's Maid of Honour (also in a custom made Monique Lhuillier
Daniel and I had been dating for 8 years, I knew it had to be
coming soon, but I had no idea what his plans were.
On April 17th, I had asked Daniel if he wanted to come to Eau
Claire Market with me to watch me perform (I'm a Ukrainian Dancer
and have been for over 20 years now). I bribed him with some lunch
afterwards, and to my shock he said that he would come with me!
After we finished our performance, Daniel & I all headed out
for lunch with the other [...]
Special Guest Author: Magdalen
It was almost 3 o'clock and the sun
had broken through for the occasion. A perfect day for marrying the
man of my dreams. Everyone in the cabin was dressed and ready. I
turned to see my father examining me. "Do you really want to go
through with this?" he asked. The question was completely
unexpected and surprising. But even more surprising was an errant
voice in my head that wanted to reply, "Actually, Dad, I've changed
my mind. It's been fun, but let's get [...]
Seriously amazing, both the engagement
story and their photos!
I had to piss off my fiance before
I proposed to her.
I know, that's a horrible thing to
do, but it's a little more complicated than that.
I knew I wanted to propose to Sarah
about three months into our relationship. I knew I was in love with
her far before that, and I even knew I was dating her before she
did. So when the opportunity to travel to New [...]
Lauren & Joshua ~
"Well, my fiance, Josh is an avid
fan of technology, especially cell phones. One evening he said to
me, ""You know, I think tomorrow is going to be a very special
Of course, since we had been ring
shopping already, my first thought was 'proposal!' Josh quickly
shut that down when he added, ""Oh! I know why I think that... the
new Blackberry Torch is coming out!""
I still had some suspicion until we
went to the mall the next day to [...]
Special Guest Author: Darren
Darren Jacklin offers 25 date night ideas to keep your
relationships invigorating. From the most simple evenings at home
to an elaborate surprise getaway, there is not limit on the ways to
express your love.
From my experience, women want to feel radiance, light and energy
in their lives. So after you are married, itâ€™s critical to keep the
romance and yumminess alive. A simply way to do this is to schedule
date nights and surprises into your calendars, especially [...]
A wildlife adventure with a romantic
twist . . .
He told me that a huge buck ran
through the yard. After I was finished putting all of my paint
clothes on for the day - as we're renovating our cabin - we ran
outside to check it out. He had the binoculars in hand, and
exclaimed he could see the head in the forest across the road. He
told me to look through the binoculars to the left of an old tree.
As I peered through the binoculars I [...]
Laurie & Dan -
My sweetie took me on the Amazing
I woke up on Valentine's Day next
to my boyfriend Dan who was already up and told me he was going to
the gym which I thought to be very odd as he is not the early type.
A few minutes after he left I got a text message from him saying
"Happy Valentine's Day Baby, your present is at the front door. I
love you xoxo".
There was an Amazing Race envelope
left at [...]
Special Guest Author: Dr. Brenda
Advice and tips on making your
marriage a life-long affair. On the day of the dream wedding,
the beautiful bride and handsome groom share vows to love, honor,
and cherish. After celebrating in the company of friends and family
and the honeymoon, we ask the question, how do you get to happily
every after? If your big day is approaching, youâ€™re probably filled
with joy, anticipation, and so much love you canâ€™t stand it. So why
Article By: Dr. Brenda
How to Grow a Healthy Marriage
When Stephanie and Matt came to me for premarital coaching, they
sat down on the love seat in my office, holding hands and glowing
with love. I asked what they wanted to get out of their counseling
and Stephanie replied, "I read in one of your books that there are
two-thirds fewer divorces among couples who get premarital
counseling. We love each other and we want to stay [...]
Like how a picture is worth a thousand words, so was Eric's
proposal . . .
Christine & Eric ~
Eric made me a beautiful photo
album/scrapbook for our first Christmas together, where he included
"future" pages about upcoming events. It was very thoughtful and
has been such a treasure.
On August 26th, 2010 at Burnstick
Lake AB (my dad's family cabin), Eric and I went for a canoe ride
to a private area of the lake, where we docked and sat on the bank.
As we were relaxing, [...]
An entertaining narration of a joyous
engagement . . .
Kevin and Kaytlyn
decided to have the Wismayer family Christmas Eve and Dinner at
their place for the first time. After dating for 3 years, everyone
in both of their families were just waiting for him to pop the
question, and many of them thought this would be the day. Christmas
morning came and Kaytlyn was nervous with anticipation. She emptied
her stocking and opened her gifts, but alas no ring. Finally Kevin
passed over his phone to [...]
Delicious cheese, a truly beautiful setting, and a refreshing
swim in glacier water . . . how scrumptious and exciting!
Myria & Greg ~ June 30,
The morning of August 22, 2010 was
brisk but the air was fresh and we were feeling ambitious! We
woke up early to begin our hike to the Schilt Alp to see
cheese-making. Much to our dismay, we missed the process but
were still able to buy some delicious cheese.
Here we had to decide if we wanted
to keep hiking up towards [...]
Bridal Fantasy is excited for the upcoming event with Deepak
Chopra, M.D. at The Shaw Conference Centre on Monday, Feb.
Recognized as one of the world's foremost leaders in the field
of mind-body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. is a best-selling
author, teacher, and co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing.
Nestled in the lush, coastal setting of Carlsbad, California, the
Chopra Center offers a wide variety of retreats and workshops that
fuse the healing arts of the East with the best in modern Western
Each year Deepak and the Chopra Center staff travel [...]
An exciting night in . . .
Michelle & Jason ~ August 25,
After getting off work at 10pm,
Jason was there to pick me up and take me home. It had been a
really long day so when we got home I needed a comforting snack!
And so....Jason got me some Oreos and milk (it's the inner child in
me....I love them!) and we sat down on the couch and he let me pick
whatever it was that I wanted to watch. I turned on Cougar Town and
Time only makes the heart grow fonder . . .
Jenna & Graeme ~ August 27,
Graeme was the first boy to ever
pick me up and take me on a date. I was young, and absolutely
terrified of dating at the time. Although I was too nervous
to commit to dating, we stayed friends and kept in touch throughout
the years. We both dated other people, travelled, and
During a trip to Australia 2 years ago, we happened to be in the
same city at the [...]
The perfect setting for a perfect
engagement . . .
Terri-Lynn & David ~ August 20,
On New Years day Terri and I, along
with 4 friends, set out on a 16km back country snowshoe trip in
Garibaldi Provincial Park for an over night adventure to a Cabin in
a valley of Glaciers situated 1700m above sea level. Two hours into
our trip one of our group members had an asthma attack and had to
turn back. When that happened, the other three members of our group
A relaxing getaway proposal that
any girl would love!
NIki & Scott ~ March 30,
Scott works out of town so he
wasn't home now for about a month. So I kind of figured that during
the Christmas holiday would be when he would propose. However,
Christmas Eve went by and there was no proposal, Christmas went by
and still no proposal, and then on Boxing day we went to Vancouver
for a Canucks game and I was thinking the whole time oh maybe he'll
propose on the [...]
A beautifully orchestrated surprise
engagement . . .
Christa & Ryan - 06/11/11
Ryan and I met in 1997 at College.
I attended for 2 years and during that time I didn't really have
the time of day for Ryan. He was Sarcastic and Cocky and I was
pretencious and snooty. We went our seperate ways until 2004 when
we met up at a mutual friends wedding. We ended up staying at the
same place and spend the day of the wedding together as our other
friends were working. [...]
A warm and cozy quilt engagment
proposal . . .
Kalisa & Bobby - June, 06,
Bobby and I met in high school in P.E. class. One day after
class we were out in the parking lot just talking and I just kissed
him. It was that moment that we decided we should start dating,
nothing serious, we just wanted to have a little more fun before
high school was over.
Now here we are five years later and I canâ€™t imagine spending
anytime without him. In July of 2010 my [...]
A perfect winter proposal . . .
Erika & Greg -
February 11, 2012
Greg, is in his second year at the UofA MBA program and because of
this has been travelling a lot and missing a lot of the events we
usually do together. To make it up to me he surprised me with a
trip to Canmore before Christmas.
Once we got there
he mentioned that he planned a surprise on the last day of our
visit. I got [...]
Bridal Fantasy is soon approaching after the
New Year, and things are rolling at full steam. Along with the
excitement at Bridal Fantasy headquarters, everything for the show
is set . . . Bridal Fantasy 2011 is going to be jam-packed with the
latest wedding fashion, entertainment, wedding industry experts,
and world-renowned guest speakers! So make sure to get your tickets
for Bridal Fantasy Edmonton and/or Calgary right away. Tickets are
still available online
and at any Derks Menswear and Formals store.
Bridal Fantasy Edmonton is thrilled to have
Wedding proposals seem to be getting more creative year after
year. And they just melt our hearts every time we read them.
Recently, while browsing through Bridal
Tweet, the Engaged Wedding Community, Bridal Fantasy came
across this amazingly creative engagement story . . . and trust us,
it's a must see proposal!
So the storyline goes . . . On December 12, 2010, a girl named
Sara was sitting in a movie theater in New Hampshire watching the
pre-movie trailers. After watching two trailers, a touching video
about a Muppet's marriage proposal came on the screen. Just like
Muppet Sid, [...]
Itâ€™s a lot of fun to look at what the stars choose to do for
their wedding days, and this year there was no shortage of eye
candy. 2010 was a landmark year for celebrity weddings. From drop
dead gorgeous and one-of-a-kind wedding gowns to exotic getaway
locales and unbelievable extras for guestsâ€¦.these celebrities
really know how to tie the knot.
Letâ€™s ring in the New Year with a look back at
the Top 5 Celebrity Weddings of 2010!
5. Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz
Coming at number five we [...]
Another beautiful engagement story . .
Kelly & Jeffrey - June 4,
The proposal was on July 5th 2010.
He planned a day for us on Catalina Island, and he said that he had
a big surprise for me. The surprise was a helicopter ride over to
the island!!! I was soooo excited. I truly wasn't expecting
When we got there it was really
chilly and there was a pretty thick over cast. Despite the weather,
we still did [...]
What a romantic and well planned
proposal . . .
Nikki & Adam December 01,
Adam and I met in our first year of
school through friends and have been dating for 6 years. During our
relationship we have gone to school together, worked together and
traveled together. We had gone to jewellry stores so Adam could get
an idea of what my style was. We both work for not-for-profit
organizations involving animals so I wanted something that I could
wear to work [...]
The best Easter Egg hunt ever!
Angelie & Aaron May 14, 2011 Aaron and I had been dating for
almost 2 years when he proposed. I knew that he was going to in the
near future, but I just didn't know when exactly! On Easter weekend
(April 3, 2010), Aaron and I had planned to do some Eastery things
together, since it's my favourite holiday. I took the bus to his
house and we both had made easter egg baskets for eachother as kind
of a childhood tradition. I [...]
Jessica & Virga July 21, 2012 I hired two actors, 1 female and
1 male around our age (20-22 years old). I then hired a
professional film crew. We spent an entire day shooting scenes to
create a fake movie trailer. The trailer consisted of the male
pursuing the girl he loves. The trailer represents our
relationship, it represents the male doing everything he can to get
to her and catch her. The trailer was made to the song "Just the
Way You Are" by Bruno Mars. The [...]
A truly picture perfect engagement . . .
& James February 04, 2010 I am originally from NB, and always
make at least one trip home a year. James was able to join me this
year in August 2010. We took one day with friends to go see the
Hopewell Rocks as James has never seen them. We were at the end of
the beach when James said lets get our [...]
Terry Bachynski is just
â€ť who is helping to make marriages across the nation
Extraordinary! After 25 years of being happily married and raising
his now four young adult children, Terry is living out his dream
everyday by helping others to build strong and loving marriages ďż˝â€ś
just like his own. On his website, Terry shares with his readers
and fans that â€śmarriage, as a relationship between two people, is
the most profound way [...]
Jessica Simpson is engaged! Eric Johnson, Jessica
Simpson's boyfriend of five months, proposed to Simpson
on Nov. 11 The ring is a three-stone, Neil
Lane ring with two diamonds and a ruby.
Eric is an NFL player, and by
all accounts seems to be the best thing to happen to Jessica in
quite a while. Although the couple hasn't been together all
that long, Eric scores gentleman points for visiting Jessica's
father to get his approval before asking Jessica to marry
him. Bridal Fantasy hopes that [...]
Sarah Yates Photography
chronicles the adventures of a brilliant sassy woman who
travels across the United States (sometimes Mexico,) working as a
wedding photographer. Sarah Yates showcases her work in a way that
makes us feel like we are chatting with a close girl friend, (one
that just happens to go to an unreal amount of weddings); and
certainly one that is willing to share the highlights of every
event she attends. Read her witty manifesto here
. It is this spunky,
fresh attitude that [...]
It's official! The Prince of
Wales announced today that Prince William of Wales and Miss
Catherine Middleton, are
to be married. The wedding will apparently take place
in the Spring or Summer of 2011, in London. Blissful
have also been released of the two together at St.
James's Palace earlier today as they announced their engagement. As
you take a closer look you can clearly see Kate wearing the
engagement ring that the late Princess Diana wore as the fiancďż˝e
"I'll get married when the
time is right." For many, the right time to get married means
having achieved the right level of stability in their
relationships, both emotionally and financially. What are a few
more months of planning, or even a few more years when you are
looking at spending the rest of your life with one another? No one
expects that time can become the one thing disallowed to them; but
for so many people, this is a cruel reality that happens
unexpectedly, and [...]
How teamwork organized a perfect engagement . . .
Ferne & Dave September 17,
It was June 6, 2010 . . . my fiancďż˝'s birthday! We decided to go
out for a nice family supper with his daughters and me. However,
one of his daughters told me, "No you guys just go, I am going to
stay to make Dad an Angel food cake for his birthday". So we ended
up going alone while the girls stayed home to "bake their father a
A truly touching story . . .
Rachel & Nicolas May 26,
Nicolas was in the armed forces. I had made him a scrap book when
he was away on course of all of our good times, and things we had
made it through together to cheer him up when I saw him again. We
would go weeks without contact, it was very difficult. One night he
sat me down with my favorite wine and the scrap book I made for him
In The Name of Love
blogger Bianca Juarez is making waves with her powerful enthusiasm
and unyielding LOVE & faith in God. Stimulating new hopes and
possibilities through her blogs and speeches, Bianca's LOVE for
Jesus and riveting words of candor are inspiring audiences of all
ages and demographics. Bianca not only teaches her audiences to go
beyond their own fears, she also urges them to exceed societal
expectations of themselves, "never limiting themselves to what the
world says they can't do, but to go [...]
Adam August 27, 2011 We were on a family vacation in Tofino BC. It
was now around dinner time and we had just dropped off Lubi's two
kids at her parents cabin they had rented for the week so that we
could go into town and have a date night. It was a beautiful sunny
day with a slight breeze rolling through just to keep you from
getting to hot. We quickly chowed down some Chinese food because
that is what we were really craving and then [...]
Kasey & Nick
August 26, 2011 I had purchased the ring a little after our 1 year
anniversary of dating and just couldn't figure out a good romantic
way to propose to her in our small little town. While I was at work
one day in January I came across an article about people using GPS
to go on scavenger hunts and I got an idea. I figured that she
liked puzzles and loved surprises even though they annoyed her at
the same time. So I decided that I [...]
Elizabeth Messina sets the standards for
photography blogging today! Celebrating life, love, and kisses,
Elizabeth truly brings to life the essence of both love and art
through her photos and personal insight. Recently, some of
Elizabeth's breathtaking photos were featured on The Wedding
Chicks. The photos were taken at Bodee and Patrick's lovely wedding
at The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. From colourful socks and pink
stilettos, to traditional kimonos, each of Elizabeth's photos
artfully captured the tenderness, beauty and style of each moment
& Christopher June 16, 2012 It was the most incredible day of
my life, the day my bestfriend, lover and soulmate proposed to me.
We both are very passionate for golf, so one day he took me to
Saskatchewan's Elk Ridge Resort. We were planning on playing 18
holes of golf on our favourite course. As we were playing I noticed
that there was no one in sight, usually there are other golfers in
front and behind us. As we were on the 9th green, my fiance
Attention all Gail
Vaz-Oxlade fans . . . her new financially focused show Princess is
now airing Tuesdays @ 9pmET / 6pm PT on Slice. Watch as Gail firmly
confronts financially irresponsible young women whose reckless
behavior is threatening to put them and their loved ones into
bankruptcy. Each show will cover a six week period where Gail
attempts to transform each candidate into self-sufficient young
women by taking away their credit cards, putting them on cash
diets, and challenging them to start achieving certain goals.
According to Slice, [...]
& Clayton July 23, 2011 Clayton and I woke up Thursday morning
(June 3rd, 2010) and little did I know it would be one of the
happiest days of my life. Clayton and I were laying in bed
discussing our day plans, Clayton wanting to know if I would be
home between work and my night class, I replied "no that's dumb why
would I drive all the west to the west end and then have to drive
all the way back downtown, with no budging on my part [...]
Here is aĂ‚ proposal that truly swept the bride off her
Tara & Jeremy August 7, 2010
Jeremy and I have been together since September of 2002. On June
12, 2009 Jeremy proposed! I was coming off a set of night shifts
and Jeremy woke me up later in the afternoon. I was not very keen
on getting up and I guess you could say I was being kind of
'grouchy'. Jeremy has a pilot license and said he needed to go
flying and take a [...]
Here is one crowd stopping engagement:
& Serge March 09, 2011 It was New Years Eve in New York City at
Time Square about 5 minutes after mid night. We were in a crowd of
over 1 million people, confetti was flying through the sky, fire
works had just went off, Frank Sinatra New York, New York playing
in the background. We were on the corner of 46th & Broadway, as
we started to walk away from the crowd, me leading the way
practically at a run (it was cold & [...]
Tania & Matt
September 10, 2011 Once upon a time...
There was a
Prince who wished for a Princess. The problem was that throughout
his kingdom (Louis Pasteur Middle School) no one knew he was a
Prince, not even Tania. It isn't easy being a teenager. Even a girl
destined to be a Homecoming Princess has to focus on her family and
her grades and may not have a chance to notice the boy in the
homeroom class, Matt. She definitely wouldn't have notice as he
used to grade the papers [...]
Reenacting your first date (or the day you met) can be the perfect
way to pop the question...
Amie & Leagh September 15,
Leagh and I met while driving on the highway as we passed each
other of couple times. We noticed one another, smiled and waved. We
continued to "car flirt" for a whole hour until we got to
Vancouver. We finally turned in the opposite directions and we
didn't think we would see each other again. Surprisingly . . . two
weeks later while [...]
Before tying the knot at an
intimate Fairytale wedding in Santa Barbara, Mike Comrie and Hilary
Duff signed a prenuptial agreement. Though they don't sound very
romantic, prenups are actually an extremely smart way to organize
finances, property ownership, debt resolution and asset division,
etc., should something happen to end a marriage. What does this
mean? That couples know where they stand financially at the
beginning of their life together. Basically, if Hilary and Mike
split up, they already have agreements in place to protect their
respective interests, and [...]
Hollywood glamour. Bold colours.
Unique sets. The day has been such a success. Our models have been
chanelling the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O, and rocking
custom statement jewelry with plenty of panache.
Here are more on the scene shots
of our girls showing off next year's trends in wedding gowns and
bridesmaid dresses from designers including Maggie Sottero, Martina
Liana, ADK, and [...]
Rhonda Byrne, author of the 1996 nationally best-selling book The
Secret has published yet another inspirational book called The
Power. In The Power, Rhonda continues her revolutionary work as she
reveals the single greatest force in our universe. Quoting Byrne,
"Every discovery, invention, and human creation comes from The
Power. Perfect health, incredible relationships, a career you love,
a life filled with happiness, and the money you need to be, do, and
have everything you want, all come from The Power. Intriguing and
Here is an engagement story where
a delectable dinner date turns into a precious night to remember .
Stephanie & Constantine
September 4, 2010
My finace called me one afternoon and said "get ready, we're going
out for dinner tonight.' I really wasn't feeling very well that day
(we had gone out the night before) so I protested a bit, but he
would not give in. He said he made reservations somewhere that I've
always wanted to go to and he couldn't cancel [...]
Since our last blog asking for
couples to send us their engagement & weddings stories, we've
literally recieved thousands of entries. We will be posting a
series of particularly romantic, funny, unique, cute, sentimental
stories. Here is the first of many to come, but this one was just
so "meticulous" and perfectly planned by the Chris that we had to
share with you their amazing engagement story:
Julie & Chris September 5,
Part 1: Wednesday, July 15, 2009.
We had an
appetizer night planned one [...]
Hilary Duff and Edmonton's Mike Comrie were married in a romantic
sunset ceremony this weekend.
It was a small, family affair.
Only 100 of the couple's closest family and friends were invited.
Hilary's sister Haylie served as maid of honour, and Hilary walked
down the aisle with her mother, Susan, at her side. The wedding
took place at a $29 million estate in Montecito, Calif. on Saturday
afternoon. Hilary wore a strapless Vera Wang gown, and her dark
hair in a loose bun. Rose petals and candles lined the aisle.
Now in its 4th year of
is a informative resource for LGBT couples looking for
more information on ceremony trends, government legislation, as
well as honeymoon & travel ideas, family planning resources,
and more. With Proposition 8 being overturned recently (AKA the
California Marriage Protection Act, which denied recognition of
same sex marriages), RainbowWeddingNetwork has cause to celebrate.
Plus, they have just released their first nationally distributed
2010 Gay & Lesbian Wedding Planning Resource Guide. In addition
to print, Rainbow's online community [...]
On July 31, 2010, America had its
own version of a royal wedding. Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky
tied the knot. Chelsea looked simply breath-taking as her father,
Bill, walked her down the aisle. The wedding took place at the
Astor Court Estate in Rhinebeck, NY. Clinton wore a custom silk
organza Vera Wang wedding gown.
When asked how she felt about
Chelsea choosing her as her gown designer, Wang commented: "It was
an honour and a privilege to dress [...]
With the growing trend of
destination weddings, couples are constantly trying to find the
next new and exciting location to have their dream wedding. One hot
location to consider is the French Polynesian Islands. This
paradise is an archipelago with more than a hundred different
islands that you can have your once in a lifetime wedding on. With
a staggering 118 islands to choose from, you will surely find an
island that will have everything you've ever dreamed of for your
wedding . . . and perhaps even more! Famous [...]
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! This is going to be one
of the most exhilarating times in your life, so why not add to the
excitement and enter our Bridal Fantasy Sweepstakes? Enter for your
chance to win some awesome prizes, like a trip to Paris! Paris -
the city of Romance and Love . . . can you think of a better place
for a romantic getaway for you and the love of your life?
New York Times writer Tara
Parker-Pope recently published a book titled For Better: The
Science of a Good Marriage. The book explores the nature of
relationships and examines common social perceptions and
misconceptions about marriage and divorce. The book discusses the
biological basis for animal behaviors, trends in marriage,
statistical analysis, and provides a lot of great insight.
Throughout the book, Pope also assesses various factors that help
keep certain marriages together and force others apart. Recently,
Marie Claire magazine revealed some of the book's pretty surprising facts about [...]
Don't let the romance candle
burn out. Keep your candle blazing by finding new and exciting ways
to celebrate your love and relationship every year. Be inspired by
Albert and Marion Wagner's marriage! After 64 years of marriage,
Albert and Marion have recently renewed their vows and are truly
more in love then they've ever been. After reading Albert and Marion's love story
can't help but be inspired by their lifelong love for each other
and by their enduring marriage. There are often many reasons why
couples want to [...]
We've heard the same story time and
time again, you've been with your significant other for years and
now you're scared that he will never ask that four-word question
you've been dying to hear for so long. If you've been dating for a
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