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Pirate & 60s Bride

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

1931days 16hrs
Demands to make a birthday "party" at our wedding
Maria, on June 6, 2022 at 11:23 AM

We are having small, intimate ceremony, only 40 closest people. It happens to be day after my future SIL birthday (not a milestone one, I don't know if it matters). I already planned for sending her a...

Monique, Jun 19, 2022 15
Destination wedding resort requirements
Allinson, on June 1, 2022 at 1:10 PM

Hi all!! My fiancé and I are planning a destination wedding. We found an all inclusive resort we loved and after being provided a 3-night room rate, we were told by our travel coordinator that they...

Pirate & 60s Bride, Jun 3, 2022 5 2
Overwhelmed with registering for gifts
Ashley, on June 1, 2022 at 4:30 PM

As silly as it may sound, I find myself getting overwhelmed as I am trying to finish my registries. We already have a house and the essentials, so I’m trying to think carefully about any upgrades or...

Malia, Jun 3, 2022 7
Small Celebration Dinner
Jane, on June 1, 2022 at 5:43 PM

I got married in 2020 with a very small ceremony that was just my husband & I and a photographer (it was the height of Covid). We had postponed our original wedding a few times then got pregnant...

Bird, Jun 4, 2022 4
Wedding Colors
Madelyn, on May 26, 2022 at 10:01 PM

Doing a poll. I am getting married September 9th,2023. I can't decide what colors. Interested to see what other people think. Also if you're planning to do these colors or know someone that has done...

Paige, May 31, 2022 12
Are Eddy k Dresses Good Quality?
Brooke, on May 22, 2022 at 5:24 PM

Does anyone know if Eddy K dresses are good quality? I am going to a bridal shop that only carries Eddy K dresses and I wanted to see if anyone has heard of this designer and if they are good quality...

Pirate & 60s Bride, May 23, 2022 4
Unsure about my dress….is this too formal for backyard wedding?
Caitlin, on May 20, 2022 at 10:14 PM

When we started planing our wedding, we had a sort of decent budget, and we planned to have it at this modern-looking farm house and our guests would wear cocktail attire. But some things happened, as...

Taylor, May 27, 2022 12
Need Advice! Is it rude to back out of a bachelorette party?
Juliepappas_, on May 20, 2022 at 10:38 PM

Hey all! Appreciate any advice here as it’s a decision that is weighing heavy on me. One of my best friends is having an international wedding in July. And she is also having a bachelorette party mid...

Haleyjoy, May 23, 2022 23
Wedding drama!
Melisa, on May 19, 2022 at 5:59 AM

I am 34 days out from my wedding and all the drama has begun. I asked my best friend to be my maid of honor over a year ago. Last summer she got married. I was in her wedding party and was very...

Michelle, May 22, 2022 16
Engagement Photos
Jodie, on May 20, 2022 at 5:44 PM

We are having our engagement photos done at a zoo this summer and I need help picking an outfit! Here are some ideas I'm thinking of. The animal print dress is the most me and my fiance's fun...

Jen, May 21, 2022 10
Finally!!! May 6th
Steph, on May 16, 2022 at 10:27 PM

I disliked so many things about the day but overall it was an amazing experience we got the privilege of sharing with our parents and children and that I wouldn’t trade for the world!

MaryElena, May 27, 2022 12 1
Bam: 5.14.22 Alvino Wedding
Gina, on May 18, 2022 at 7:38 PM

I read through these forums religiously. I found some helpful things...and at times...not so helpful things. But anyone who has anxiety and is nervous about your big day...Just breathe. It will be...

Gina, May 20, 2022 15
B.a.m 05/14/2022
Carla, on May 15, 2022 at 8:03 PM

Yesterday was literally one of the best days of my life! It felt so good to marry my best friend. Everything was just perfect for us.. These are just a few pictures that was sent to me. I can't wait...

Carla, Jun 1, 2022 38 2
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Feeling Duped
V. Lee, on May 14, 2022 at 5:23 AM

My husband and I have been married for 7.5 months now. I feel deeply deceived by him. It’s my fault because I denied my intuition initially and failed to dig deeper. I have not seeked counseling yet...

Pirate & 60s Bride, May 15, 2022 21
Wedding Colors
Amalee, on May 12, 2022 at 1:33 PM

Hi everyone. I’m going a little crazy here. My decor is white, gold, and teal (pictured above). My grooms suit swatch came in today and it’s not the right color. My bridesmaids match a bit better....

Pirate & 60s Bride, May 12, 2022 11
i do not want to have a bridal party - am i wrong?
Rose, on May 12, 2022 at 8:53 PM

I’m a very low key bride - we’re having a destination wedding to Hawaii a) because this is a bucket list for us b) we want to keep it small with only our nearest and dearest. I do not want to have a...

Leslie, May 14, 2022 14
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Bachelorette Party Theme
Miranda Landry, on May 9, 2022 at 12:47 PM

My bridesmaids and I are going to Atlantic City, NJ to get SMASHED! What are some unique funny bachelorette themes to dress up as? My Bach is May 20!

Miranda Landry, May 23, 2022 9
Brunch Wedding Reception
Mark, on May 9, 2022 at 12:20 PM

I was wondering if anyone out there is having a brunch wedding reception and if you have any advise.

Kelly, May 11, 2022 4
Decoration ideas
Lynne, on May 6, 2022 at 12:09 AM

Our theme is the 50s. Looking for some decoration ideas. I have always loved the 50s era dresses. We both enjoy the doo wop era music. Two of my favorite movies are Grease and Hairspray. Venue for...

Kristy, Jun 10, 2022 9
Honest Opinions
Pat, on May 7, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Hello my WW peeps. I just need some honest opinions. I'm the bride who just lost her venue to incompetence, and am now shopping around with less than a year to go. In case you don't "know me" - I am...

Kelly, May 11, 2022 14 4
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