Category: Weddings

The Phrase that Shapes My Marriage

The other day, I read an article¬†about how one couple changed their entire marriage by asking each other each morning, “How can I make your day better?” Now, I don’t know if this inspirational story is embellished a bit for inspirational purposes, but it certainly seemed to hold an important lesson. Simply valuing your partner’s individual happiness will make for a more functional relationship, comprised of two people who feel loved and display thoughtfulness. I know Aaron and I have only been married about a year (about 11 months…isn’t that nuts??), but that doesn’t mean I haven’t learned a...

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5 Things to Incorporate at Your Rehearsal Dinner

Hi, my name’s Shannon, and I love love. I’d say my love for love trumps any other thing I love– yes, even cheese. Sure, I love singing. I love horseback riding. I love musicals, spray tans, and wine. But aside from family, friends, and God, I don’t love anything as much as I love love, itself. Maybe this explains my optimistic take on The Bachelor. Or perhaps it’s why I used to cling so fiercely to romantic relationships that weren’t right for me. I think it’s safe to assume that this love for love prompts all the crying I...

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I Got Engaged to Someone I Dated for Only 2 Months

Most of you know the trajectory of Aaron’s and my relationship. If you don’t, let me break it down: April 25, 2015— Met through a mutual¬†friend in Virginia Beach while I was still living in Arlington. 31 days later… May 26, 2015— I moved back to Virginia Beach, and we went on our first official date (had only talked on the phone once by this point) 19 days later… June 14, 2015— He said “a spade is a spade…you’re my girlfriend.” So that’s when things became official. 11 days later… June 25, 2015— Aaron said “I love you” for...

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