Via bridebook: In Praise of Girlfriends

My second post as a Real Bride blogger for bridebook went up yesterday! It celebrates my awesome girlfriends, and you can read it by clicking on the title here:

In Praise of Girlfriends

(or, A Shower and Spice and Everything Nice)

A beautiful bridal shower is the icing on the (wedding-dress cup)cake. What really makes my heart sing is having my friends beside me, before, during, and after being a bride.

A few more pictures from the shower—to see the aforementioned cupcakes, check out the essay on bridebook!

FsFTB Has a New Gig!

I’m thrilled to announce Forty-Something First-Time Bride is now a Real Bride Blogger for bridebook magazine!

Bridebook is a great resource for Virginia brides, and they highlight real weddings in every issue. I’m excited to share more stories about marrying at mid-life with their readers.

I’ll be writing for bridebook once a month, in addition to my regular posts here. My first piece went up on their site yesterday–click on the title below to check it out!

It’s hard to believe that our wedding is just four months away. Read on for a tale of some serious (and not-so-serious) mother-daughter bonding.

MomandMeMothers, Daughters, and Wedding Dresses:

A Middle-Aged Bride Shops for “the One.”

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If you missed my first dress adventure, check out Funny Story About My Dress… here on Forty-Something First-time Bride. And for a bit more backstory on my mom–that lovely lady in the photo above–try A Mother’s Dream in honor of the wedding that wasn’t.