How to Bring a Dose of Glitz and Glamour to a Desert Venue

Selecting your wedding venue is the one of the biggest wedding decisions you will make. Your venue determines the aesthetic concept; the vendors you’ll need or be required to work…

When His Air-Conditioner Broke Down, Things Heated Up

In July 2019, after a committee meeting of their homeowners association, Dorine Ruth Seidman, 77, asked Harvey David Starin, 76, if he wanted to grab dinner at Papa Giuseppe’s, an…

She Found Love in a Surprising Place: A CD Pile

In the summer of 1992, Niffer Marie Desmond and her friend Caitlyn Meeks hosted a late night radio show called “the Bucket Sisters” at University of California, Santa Cruz, where…

A Friendship Evolves, Thanks to An Unusual Date — With Grandpa

“I remember seeing her out of the corner of my eye, how she brought people into the conversation and how all the people surrounding her were laughing and having a…

Living ‘Out Loud and Proud’ in Berlin

Paula Sapion Miranda and Deidre Lillian Olsen were both skeptical about finding love, but that began to change one blustery afternoon in April 2021 after they met for a picnic…

An Enduring Commitment, Wedding Ring or Not

Danny measures my finger, confident he could stretch it to my current size, 7.75. “Wedding rings are personal and sentimental,” he said. “Most couples buy their own. Diamonds are different.”…

At This Popular NYC Restaurant, Proposals Are Their Specialty

Synonymous with love as it is with Old World charm, One if by Land, Two if by Sea, located at 17 Barrow Street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village neighborhood, is a…

Vibrant Sicily Destination Wedding at Grand Hotel Timeo in Taormina

If you’re just like us and recently binged all of White Lotus season two… you may notice a few details included throughout today’s gorgeous Sicilian wedding aside from just the stunning…

Our Favorite Celeb-Inspired Engagement Rings From Grown Brilliance

The glitz, the glamour, the guests…did we say GLITZ?! When it comes to celeb weddings, it’s hard to look away. And, for most of us, our wedding day is as…

How a Pre-Wedding Diet Led to an Eating Disorder

The comments started the day I became engaged in December 2018: “You’re going to be such a beautiful bride.” “I can’t wait to see you in your dress.” “Everything is…