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I'm an offbeat 40+ bride! My hubby & I designed an upscale DIY Pirates of the Caribbean inspired wedding in a Napa wine cave (then a 1960s "Rat Pack"... View More

I'm an offbeat 40+ bride! My hubby & I designed an upscale DIY Pirates of the Caribbean inspired wedding in a Napa wine cave (then a 1960s "Rat Pack" reception in Temecula two months later). Amazing. Worth the wait to meet the right match; our wedding was way more creative than I could have ever dreamed. Happy newlyweds.

Happily married 🎉

March 20, 2017

1932days 10hrs


Pirate & 60s Bride
Where are all the print wedding magazines?
Pirate & 60s Bride in Style and Décor, on August 9, 2020 at 5:31 PM

I'm so sad! I was going to get a print magazine subscription for my soon-to-be SIL. I LOVED flipping through magazines when I was engaged. Martha Stewart only printing 1x/year. I couldn't even find...

Kath, Nov 29, 2021 20 1,601 2
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Star Wars Weddings!
Pirate & 60s Bride in Style and Décor, on May 15, 2021 at 11:36 AM

Anyone having a Star Wars wedding or shower? Go get these Forever Stamps now for your invites.

Pirate & 60s Bride, May 19, 2021 6 117 1
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Has Your Registry Changed?
Pirate & 60s Bride in Registry, on February 3, 2021 at 12:16 AM

Due to Covid, we had to cancel our delayed official honeymoon to France! 😢 But we did enjoy an amazing mini-moon after our wedding. 🥰 We created a Honeyfund and only tiny registries at BBB and...

Pirate & 60s Bride, Apr 10, 2021 17 140
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Delete Taylor
Pirate & 60s Bride in Community Conversations, on April 26, 2020 at 12:48 AM

Ugh. Every time I’m looking at forums, it now pops up. I can’t get rid of it (even when you say “no thanks”). Anyone else vote Yo get rid of the virtual assistant app? Annoying.

Fred, Apr 10, 2021 28 522 2
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Best Printed Invitations?
Pirate & 60s Bride in Style and Décor, on February 2, 2021 at 11:51 PM

My brother-in-law is getting married and his fiancée asked me about invites. We loved ours from Zazzle. But if she wants better quality but not a lot more money, any suggestions? Minted? I won’t...

Milada, Feb 6, 2021 34 491
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Home for the Holidays: Movies You Love!
Pirate & 60s Bride in Married Life, on November 15, 2020 at 7:38 PM

I started holiday shopping and needed to spend a few extra dollars to get free shipping. I thought why not a movie stocking stuffer my hubby & I both like and can watch this Christmas? What would...

Pirate & 60s Bride, Nov 18, 2020 14 120
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Napa venue fires :(
Pirate & 60s Bride in Married Life, on September 30, 2020 at 12:33 AM

The fires all over the West make me so sad! I think our magical wedding venue (from 2017) has been destroyed. Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley area. I’m literally on the verge of tears. The loss of...

Kari, Oct 1, 2020 26 217
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Covid Spreads at Aug Wedding :(
Pirate & 60s Bride in Planning, on August 24, 2020 at 11:59 PM

Yikes, something to think about... “ And an individual who tested positive for the virus after a Maine wedding reception has died according to a statement Saturday from Robert Peterson, CEO of...

Shirley, Aug 26, 2020 23 612
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Brother-in-law got engaged!
Pirate & 60s Bride in Planning, on August 9, 2020 at 1:29 AM

Since my own wedding I’ve been a bit wedding deprived. Tonight my brother-in-law & his girlfriend announced their engagement!!! 💍 🎉 They are such a great couple. Excited for them. And she asked me...

Pirate & 60s Bride, Aug 10, 2020 14 158
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bam (anniversary) – Disney Pirate Wedding
Pirate & 60s Bride in Married Life, on March 20, 2020 at 4:55 PM

Today is our anniversary! Here’s my BAM breakdown. I didn’t join WW until after my wedding and didn’t realize how to do a proper BAM breakdown. Hope this helps. Life throws curveballs. I lost my job...

Pirate & 60s Bride, Jul 21, 2020 52 587
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Fun Sweetheart Surprises?
Pirate & 60s Bride in Married Life, on May 18, 2020 at 7:47 PM

Anyone give, or receive, anything fun to their sweetheart lately? Out of the blue, my hubby got me this sweet gift (what would we do without Internet shopping, right?!). It made my day. Aw. ...

Belle, Jun 27, 2020 17 154 1
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Let's Talk Cake!
Pirate & 60s Bride in Wedding Reception, on June 6, 2020 at 4:55 PM

Maybe because I'm hungry, but let's talk cake! What flavors of cake will you/did you have (if you're having cake or cupcakes)? Feel free to post pics of your cake, cake tasting or tasty inspiration....

Pirate & 60s Bride, Jun 12, 2020 59 361 1
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Get Rid of Taylor!
Pirate & 60s Bride in Account Support, on June 12, 2020 at 11:25 AM

Again, that dumb Taylor app seems popping up, even when I reply or close it. Please get rid of it. Hate it. Annoying.

Molly, Jun 12, 2020 5 89 1
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Best Island in Hawaii for Honeymoon?
Pirate & 60s Bride in Honeymoon, on May 17, 2020 at 6:23 PM

We did enjoy a mini-moon but were finally ready to take our European honeymoon... in May 2020. Thanks, Covid. Going to Europe in 2021 will depend on several factors. And since we may move away from...

Pirate & 60s Bride, May 18, 2020 16 189 1
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diy Decor Idea: wine bottles
Pirate & 60s Bride in Do It Yourself, on May 3, 2020 at 5:35 PM

OMG, my hubby and I only recently discovered we like Chianti. We now have several wine bottles that would have been PERFECT for our wedding reception (I'm going to donate to Goodwill). If any of...

Pirate & 60s Bride, May 4, 2020 12 119
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Vote or Share: Winter Bouquet
Pirate & 60s Bride in Style and Décor, on November 17, 2019 at 2:05 PM

Vote on your favorite winter bouquet style! (Winter Brides, your wedding is coming up...share your inspiration photos.) Is your winter style... Something frosty and natural? Something sparkly?...

Pirate & 60s Bride, Apr 30, 2020 17 129 1
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Companies Refusing to Refund. Anyone Else?
Pirate & 60s Bride in Honeymoon, on April 28, 2020 at 10:33 AM

Ugh. Our long-awaited official European honeymoon will have to wait even longer. I've been upset for couples whose venue won't refund their money due to COVID. Now it's my turn. After three filed...

Lynnie, Apr 29, 2020 11 270
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Wedding Dress Rejects: Let's Play!
Pirate & 60s Bride in Wedding Attire, on November 29, 2018 at 6:55 PM

Which dresses didn't make the cut, and why? Share pics if you got 'em! (I wish I kept pics I didn't really like because my "unhappy" faces were pretty funny.) Post a pic of "The One" if you found...

Heather, Oct 24, 2019 200 9,100
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Fun Places to Pop the Question?
Pirate & 60s Bride in Parties and Events, on June 21, 2019 at 7:54 PM

What are the most romantic, wild, weird or wonderful places you've heard of people popping the question? What about your proposal? Mine was a surprise destination! I had no idea. None. My hubby is...

Susan, Aug 23, 2019 66 363 1
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Bridesmaid Proposal Gift Idea
Pirate & 60s Bride in Parties and Events, on July 15, 2019 at 8:41 PM

I was looking for fun matching birthday gifts for my girlfriends and found these adorable "Prosecco" socks from Target for only $1.50 per pair! My wedding already passed, but I thought I'd...

MrsD, Aug 1, 2019 11 133
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