Rich fabrics and impeccable details and styling are the best way to describe Bien Savvy’ s new collection. This is the first half of the Romanian bridal house’s collection. We will be sharing the other half tomorrow!
So my friend’s getting married this summer and I am so excited.
How absolutely AMAZING is this SAVE THE DATE?! Lara is a DIEHARD Pittsburg Steelers fan (seriously, its quite annoying to be around her during football season) and Tola is a DIEHARD Baltimore Ravens fan….match made in football heaven right?!
Happy Monday lovers,
What do you get when you combine a beautiful couple and a talented photographer together? You get MAGIC. E-sessions are starting to become one of our favorite things to look forward to in the wedding planning process! Ify and Melvin’s e-session is just absolutely beautiful and stylish! …continue reading
This is for all the brides with a sweet tooth like mine; ICE CREAM DESSERT BUFFET!!! It’s a fun deviation from the typical dessert or candy buffet tables. Who doesn’t love ice cream?!
Here are some of our favorite tables! Be inspired!…continue reading
Why go with the usual simple white flower girl dresses with a solid color sash? Have fun while selecting dresses for your flower girls!
Today I present to you fun, colorful, and amazing couture dresses for your flower girls or junior bridesmaids. I really do believe your girls will be well behaved if they look this gorgeous! Don’t worry about them stealing your shine. You’re the bride that will be impossible!
Check out these cuties in their couture flower girl dresses……continue reading
First looks pictures are usually very emotional and absolutely priceless, there’s nothing quite like the first time a man sees his bride in her wedding dress. Lately the Fathers of the Bride have been getting in on the action after all he is the first man she ever loved. Here are some of our favorite amazing Father-Daughter first looks!! …continue reading
Honeymooning and vacationing in the Caribbean is not every couple’s dream getaway. I honestly believe that many Caribbean Islands are overrated. There are so many places in this world that couples should consider for their honeymoons and romantic/family vacations. With proper planning couples will be able to explore many beautiful countries, cities, and Islands that God and man have created.
Happy Monday!!! Wedding favors are one of my favorite things about attenging wedings, I expecially love to recieve wedding favors that seems like a great deal of thought was put into it! Here are 10 unique wedding favor ideas that you KNOW your guest will love to take home with them!
For some reason I’m just a HUGE pile of love today, which is weird because in the past I’ve always HATED Valentine’s day whether I was single or in a relationship. One of the reasons being that love is shoved so far down our throats that we nearly choke on it. If you are in the single and fabulous team this day can make one want to crawl into a hole and stay there until February 15th just to avoid the plethora of reds and pinks that has taken over our society; they’re everywhere you turn, in the malls, at work and grocery stores even my local gas station is offering a Valentine’s day special on gas.
I’m here to tell you that just because you’re not in love doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate love, here are a few ways to still have an amazing valentine’s day even though you’re single or miles away from your sweetie (holidays and valentine’s day has got to be the most annoying times to be in a long distance affair)
1. Avoid going to the restaurant at ALL costs, if you have to go please consider carry out. The restaurants have made accommodations for a party of 2, also chances are 99.999% of the patrons are on a date and everything and everyone is lovey dovey *barf*
2. Have a slumber party with your other single girlfriends! Get some delicious cupcakes and a nice bottle of wine and get a comedy or an action flick…..stay away from The Notebook and the likes guys.
3. Go to the gym and workout. Get all your annoyance about all the fuss on just one day. Who knows you may meet a cute guy and you know there’s a good chance he’s single since he’s in the gym with you on a lovers evening.
4. Buy yourself something pretty. You don’t need someone to buy you a gift get it for yourself. If you MUST have flowers, then buy them!!!!
5. If all fails, stop at the store on your way home and get yourself a nice and expensive bottle of wine, some fabulous scented candles and a pack of batteries and have yourself a good evening *wink*
I came to two conclusions:
First is, I don’t love Amanda for what’s on the outside. I know. It sounds cheesy, it sounds sappy. This perspective is not a novel idea by any means. How many times have you heard someone say, “I don’t love you for what’s on the outside. I love you for what’s on the inside.” But that brings me to my second conclusion.
I don’t love Amanda for what’s on the inside either.
Now don’t get me wrong, there are many things on the inside and outside that I love about Amanda. Here’s a short list.
1. On the outside, she’s the most beautiful person I’ve ever met.
2. She has soft, almond shaped brown eyes.
3. She has gorgeous, versatile hair that can be really curly sometimes and smooth and straight other times.
4. She’s a beast at make up. She does it in a way that enhances the beautiful qualities that she already has, without being too overbearing.
5. She has a smile that can light up a room and brighten anyone’s day.
6. She values health and fitness and this shows through her wonderful figure and physique.
Guys are visual creatures, and it’s refreshing to know that I have an incredibly beautiful woman that will be my wife one day.
But it doesn’t stop there because on the inside, she’s exponentially more valuable.
7. She loves God more than anything else, and her relationship with Him is what she values most.
8.She is always looking for opportunities to serve others. Last week, I had a long week at school, and when I walked into my room, she had straightened up, she was making my bed, and she greeted me with a really big hug. It doesn’t get better than that.
9. She values the importance of a positive mindset, which encourages myself and others around her during times of trials and difficulties.
10. She is someone with purpose in mind. She doesn’t want to live an ordinary life. She wants to live a life of significance, not for her own recognition but to truly spread the love of Christ and the gospel.
Amanda is awesome. Seriously. I couldn’t have asked for a better teammate.
I love these things about her, but this is not why I love her. As I said before, I neither love her for what’s on the outside, nor do I love her for what’s on the inside.
I love her because I choose to.
In 130 short days, I will be Amanda’s husband. And at that moment, I will have a big responsibility on my shoulders — to love my wife as Christ loves his church.
Ephesians 5:25 – Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.
So I thought about the love Christ has for me and the rest of His church. It’s unconditional on what I have done and it’s unconditional on what I do in the future. When I accept Christ, I’m in his family. Romans 8:38 tells me that nothing can ever separate me from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate me from God’s love.
So just as Christ loves the church unconditionally, I as a husband will have to love my wive the same.
And let’s be honest. Christ doesn’t love me for what’s on the outside and he doesn’t love me for what’s on the inside either.
Honestly I’m not good enough.
In fact, no one is good. In Luke 18:19, A ruler questioned Jesus, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.”
And so if God doesn’t love me for what’s on the outside, and if I’m no good on the inside, then why does He love me?
Because He chooses to.
It’s not sexy. It’s not flashy. It’s countercultural. But God’s always choosing people. Whether it be Old Testament or New Testament, the Bible is jam packed of people that were chosen by God.
In Isaiah 43, God says “You are my witnesses,…,and my servant whom I have chosen”
In Ephesians 1, I learned He chose me “in Him before the foundation of the world.”
In John 15, Jesus says “You did not choose Me but I chose you.”
So what my love boils down to is not Amanda’s beautiful brown eyes, Amanda’s positive mindset, or the fact that she is incredibly good looking. My love boils down to a choice to pursue a covenant relationship with her and only her. By choosing Amanda, and saying “yes” to her, I’m also saying “no” to everyone else.
My marriage vows won’t say “I’ll love you through sickness and health…as long you keep working out, and stay below this weight….and keep your hair long….and remain gentle and genuine.” In 30 years, Amanda and I will look different, act different, and be different than we are now at the age of 21 and 20 years old.
Things change. But my marriage vows won’t. They’re modeled after the love of Christ, and His love is unconditional.
But Michael, what if she goes crazy?
What if she cuts off all her hair?
What if her heart of gold turns into a heart of stone?
Quite frankly, it doesn’t matter. I gotta love through it. When I commit to a covenant relationship in 130 days, I’m committing myself to a choice to love without conditions.
That’s how Jesus loves me.
And if you don’t know Christ, I encourage you to explore what it means to have a relationship with Him. He is the truest example of love that we have.
Still hunting for that perfect reception dress?! Well you’re in luck, TERANI COUTURE’S evening dress collection may be exactly what you’ve been waiting for. Exquisite cuts, glamour and KILLER silhouettes. …continue reading
Happy Monday to all! This absolutely GORGEOUS wedding pictures arrived in our inbox over the weekend and we could hardly wait to share it with you. The fabulous event was held at El Encanto in Santa Barbara and was put together by the talented Hana Malek of Venus Event Design.
Dana and Lanlin’s wedding was romantic, magical and full of unique details that showed their love for one another! You’ll fall in love with this bride and groom and the butterflies who stayed from the ceremony to have their pictures taken!…continue reading