GIRL TALK | 19-year-old Miley Cyrus is engaged, while I lost my virginity at 21.

GIRL TALK | 19-year-old Miley Cyrus is engaged, while I lost my virginity at 21.

I know, second post in day WHOA.  But I’m keeping this post short and sweet, because I don’t have much relevant experience in the arenas of being 19 years old anymore and getting engaged at an early age. But what I DO know is she’s getting some crap about it.  But is the “too young [...]

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IN THE SPIRIT OF BOUDOIR… | My Reactions – and there are many – to Cosmopolitan’s “50 Great Things to Do with Your Breasts.” … Yes, this is happening.

IN THE SPIRIT OF BOUDOIR… | My Reactions – and there are many – to Cosmopolitan’s “50 Great Things to Do with Your Breasts.” … Yes, this is happening.

I’ve got my sexy face on this afternoon.  It’s on my mind in a very real way.  I’ll be the first to admit it.  Of course, given the fact that we just launched our boudoir photography giveaway yesterday afternoon, I’m hardly surprised.  So today?  I’m having fun with my thoughts.  And so I pray that [...]

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THE ROYAL WEDDING | sigh, I know, but it’s worth it | A little shocked about a lot of things on Will + Kate’s Big Day

THE ROYAL WEDDING | sigh, I know, but it’s worth it | A little shocked about a lot of things on Will + Kate’s Big Day

You’ve come a long way, baby. YOU GUYS.  I actually didn’t want to blog about the Wedding Royale with Cheese today.  Why?  Mostly because I knew EVERYONE ELSE WOULD BE BLOGGING THE THING.  But WOW, lotsa pressure from y’all on Twitter to hear my little ol’ take on the occasion.  I’m touched, and a bit [...]

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ROYAL WEDDING FAILS | Stupid Royal Wedding Things Being Sold Compilation | Mostly Hates, Maybe *a* Like.

ROYAL WEDDING FAILS | Stupid Royal Wedding Things Being Sold Compilation | Mostly Hates, Maybe *a* Like.

OMGIFINALLYFINISHEDIT.  Thanks for submitting approx. beyond-too-many-for-me-to-ever-fully-review-and-still-take-care-of-my-dog yesterday.  I can’t even believe I got this post done.  What is it, like 3pm NY time?  omg it IS 3pm NY time. In other news: at this point, if I were Kate Middleton, I’d probably be starting to get a little upset.  It seems that being royalty begets [...]

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For Japan With Love | Day of Silence | It’s midnight on Thursday, which means we’ve got a special message to bring to you regarding Friday. Thanks ahead of time for reading.

For Japan With Love | Day of Silence | It’s midnight on Thursday, which means we’ve got a special message to bring to you regarding Friday. Thanks ahead of time for reading.

Hello, dears. As all of you know, some very unfortunate recent events are currently taking their toll on Japan, and it’s only getting worse.  The fallout is intense, multifaceted and widespread. … That’s why it’s sooo important to throw all the love and support we can muster to those who need it most right now. [...]

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WHAT DO YOU THINK? | Something about Prince William’s proposal really disturbs me… does it disturb you?

WHAT DO YOU THINK? | Something about Prince William’s proposal really disturbs me… does it disturb you?

First things first… The project we’ve been working on for what feels like an eternity is finally – FINALLY – coming to your faces, next-week-style. 

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MY PERSONAL LIFE | On the launch, relationships, communication and the reality show “My Big Friggin’ Wedding.”

MY PERSONAL LIFE | On the launch, relationships, communication and the reality show “My Big Friggin’ Wedding.”

Next week something BIG is happening.  And I’m not talking about Thanksgiving. ;)  More on that later ok alright it’s the launch you got me!!!!!!!!!!!  More on that tomorrow.  Wheeeeeeee! More on the above in a few minutes… But first, this… I like to think that I look on the bright side of things.  I [...]

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WEDDING PORN + PROPOSAL STORIES = A Great Post.

WEDDING PORN + PROPOSAL STORIES = A Great Post.

↑ That shot’s pretty damn exemplary of what I have in store for you in the near future.  If you think that’s hot, just wait ’til you see what I’ve got coming… ↓ ♥ A few things on the docket today – including a couple of SERIOUSLY AWESOME ANNOUNCEMENTS – certainly not in order of [...]

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“THE NEW MONOGAMY” | Wonder What Your Partner Is Thinking? | Also, “The New Wedding Cake!”

“THE NEW MONOGAMY” | Wonder What Your Partner Is Thinking? | Also, “The New Wedding Cake!”

Update from the Editor (that’s me!)… This post has garnered a lot of attention, as one might expect.  It’s quite a digression from what I typically post (well, save for the cuppie-cake aspect).  However, as we plan one of the most exciting and personal days of our lives, we can’t allow ourselves to ignore one [...]

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OMG I’m a finalist. THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING.

OMG I’m a finalist.  THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING.

Succulents and peace.  Two of my favorite things.  (FYI, that’s my guy’s hand.  The biggest glimpse I’ve granted yet!) Alright.  A little overwhelmed here.  I feel like I have nothing of value to say.  All I can conjure is “thank you so much,” and “what an honor” and other sappiness like that.  Here’s the deal: [...]

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FOR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS | SimplyBloom Associate Photographer Search!

FOR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS | SimplyBloom Associate Photographer Search!

Uhh, have you heard about this, my darling photographer friends (and photogs I don’t know but who are potentially equally as awesome)?  Well, if you think you’re the bee’s knees and you have camera – will travel, then CHECK. THIS. OUT: *SimplyBloom Associate Photographer Search* Here’s the lowdown from Christine and Vania, the dynamic duo [...]

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ATTENTION KNOTTY READERS: It Begins… { guest bloggers, proposal stories update + summer dress picks! }

ATTENTION KNOTTY READERS: It Begins… { guest bloggers, proposal stories update + summer dress picks! }

Lynx & Leo Dress A bunch of HUGE things are going on over the next week or two.  I shall itemize them now. (… But I shall also pepper in my hottest dress picks for summer, because who doesn’t love that?  A good read (if I do say so myself) + the cutest dresses ever [...]

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EXCITING NEWS! | Well, for us anyway…

EXCITING NEWS! | Well, for us anyway…

Hi everyone!  Ok, so I have some exciting news today… We’re switching hosting providers!  WOOHOO!  Ok, that may not sound all that exciting to you, but for us, it means the end of a long, loooooong road of issues (slow loading; server error msgs; etc.) that were only recently revealed to be entirely the fault [...]

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J.CREW IN THE CITY | What? I no longer have to order J.Crew gowns online, sight unseen? This is FABULOUS.

J.CREW IN THE CITY | What? I no longer have to order J.Crew gowns online, sight unseen?  This is FABULOUS.

Happy Monday, everyone!  I hope you all had fantastic weekends.  We went hiking, which = awesomeness.  And afterward we stumbled upon the cutest little wedding location… more on that, later.  Now, on to more important things… like THIS: Esmé satin platform sandals -♡- Have you heard?  I’m sure you’ve seen chatter about this, but do [...]

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BREAKING NEWS ❦ Calling All Wedding Vendors ❦ TKB Is Now Welcoming Sponsors!

BREAKING NEWS ❦ Calling All Wedding Vendors ❦ TKB Is Now Welcoming Sponsors!

There’s been a lot of news around these parts as of late.  Here’s some more… I am pleased to announce that The Knotty Bride is now welcoming sponsors and other forms of advertising on the blog!  TKB has grown by leaps and bounds since its relatively recent inception in October of 2009, thanks to brides, [...]

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OMG | The Wedding Chicks Talked About Me.

OMG | The Wedding Chicks Talked About Me.

Maybe you can imagine my excitement when I saw this over on one of my favorite wedding blogs ever: If that’s too tiny, for God’s sake go check out the post on the Wedding Chicks’ blog.  They are AWESOME, and I’m not just saying that because of the massive shout out love they gave me [...]

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WEDDING GOWN + ACCESSORY LOVE | Jenny Packham | That Hot Oscars Gown + How You Can Make it Sparkle…

WEDDING GOWN + ACCESSORY LOVE | Jenny Packham | That Hot Oscars Gown + How You Can Make it Sparkle…

Miley Cyrus wore this sparkling beauty of a gown at the Oscars, and I had mixed feelings about it.  First, check it out on one of Packham’s (especially angry looking) models.  A lovely gown, it is.  I’m a fan of the yellow backdrop, as well.  It’s bright and uplifting, but, most of all, seems to [...]

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CELEBRITY WEDDING LOVE | Who: Jason Mesnick & Molly Malaney | When: Feb. 27 | Where: Terranea Resort in Ranchos Palos Verdes, CA.

CELEBRITY WEDDING LOVE | Who: Jason Mesnick & Molly Malaney | When: Feb. 27 | Where: Terranea Resort in Ranchos Palos Verdes, CA.

As you may remember, I was pretty shocked/impressed by the evident success of this rather unlikely couple.  And now look – they’re married.  I guess love truly does conquer all – even when one of the lovers totally chose a different chick, got sick of her, and then went back to the other one, because [...]

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ANTHROPOLOGIE ❧ the bridal line launch!!! You Don’t Necessarily Need to Wait Until Spring 2011…

ANTHROPOLOGIE ❧ the bridal line launch!!! You Don’t Necessarily Need to Wait Until Spring 2011…

Some of you may have heard about this recently, but I suspect the majority of you are hunched over, gasping for air after reading the title of this post. Well, the news is true.  Anthropologie, many a fashionable lady’s favorite store for boho-chic style, will be launching what a great number of us have always [...]

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‘BRIDAL PARTY’ LOVE ❦ A Bridal Shower Inspired by Gossip Girl [Minus All the Biotches]

‘BRIDAL PARTY’ LOVE ❦ A Bridal Shower Inspired by Gossip Girl [Minus All the Biotches]

When I saw this on Hostess with the Mostess, I started trembling. It is kind of the most awesome thing I’ve seen, and I’ve seen tons of things.  Not to mention – and I’m a little unsure of whether or not I should admit this, but – I’ve never even seen the show Gossip Girl. Oh, [...]

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CELEBRITY ENGAGEMENTS | Carrie Underwood + Mike Fisher… Sooo… That Would Make Her Name Carrie Fisher, Right?

CELEBRITY ENGAGEMENTS | Carrie Underwood + Mike Fisher… Sooo… That Would Make Her Name Carrie Fisher, Right?

All signs point to yes on this one, ladies and gents… ~ PLUS ~ THEY’RE ENGAGED! It has been confirmed that Ottawa Senators center Mike Fisher, 29, proposed to country music superstar Carrie Underwood, 26, this past Sunday, December 20th.  She said yes!  Love it.  My fiancé and I have serious love for Carrie Underwood… [...]

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Proof That Love Conquers A N Y T H I N G

Proof That Love Conquers  A N Y T H I N G

Been looking for a reason to [maybe, sort of] believe in all of those melodramatic televised romance novels… that we all secretly love to watch? I’ve got good news for you… which I can guarantee is TRUE, if you consider People Mag a truth-telling source, and if you’ll accept that that guarantee holds only for [...]

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