KNOTTY BACHELOR RECAPS | When Will It Be Ryan Gosling’s Season. | “So Many Beautiful Women, Who Also Seem to Be Intelligent, Funny, and Witty…”

hey it’s me.

I realize the show’s about to start in about an hour.  But I committed myself to this and DAMNIT, WHAT I PROMISE I DELIVER.

Sometimes I’m like, do I like this.

Or does the pinot like this.   {Continue reading…}

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BACHELOR RECAP | EP 4: KILL ME NOW. The Episode That Confirms Ashley Made the Right Decision Last Season.

I hated this episode.  I hated it sooo much.  So, so much.  There were so many markedly more enjoyable things I could have been doing with my time, such as but not limited to: cuddzing with Honey; cuddzing with Bambino; cuddzing with Bambino and Honey and therefore HAVING A BALL; douching; talking to my uncle on the phone about his conquests early on in life; loitering in a dark alley without clothes; watching “Beaches;” touching myself (that one belongs at the front of the pack, methinks); and going to bed early.  But I didn’t do any of those things.  I watched this stupid show.  And I regret it wholeheartedly.

Anyway, where were we.

Last week, we learned that Ashley made the right decision.  We also learned that Ben is probably regretting not having tried harder to transform into JP, before Ashley made her decision.

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BACHELOR RECAP EPISODE TWO | Of Men and Not-A-Girls: A Tale of Behbehs, Boobehs and Dirt is Your Makeup?

me again.

… hello and welcome to your second episode recap, friends and neighbors.  Before we begin, I do just wanna make a quick shout out to WordPress, for making it juuuuust short of impossible to have this post go live in any sort of timely manner.  You were really killin’ me with the slow image uptaking all day yesterday, WordPress.  What was that?  You were killing me softly with your song.

Ok, SO!  We begin and in this, episode two of this season of The Bachelor, another man with a horrible last name he couldn’t sell in the real world returns to our screens {Continue reading…}

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RUFFLES, SPARKLE, LOVE & RELATIONSHIPS | Lessons from The Bachelor | On the importance of finding your ‘best fit’ … both in love, and in your wedding dress.

↑ Barf.

Happy Tuesday, honeys!  Ok, let’s get to it.  This is so not what I wanted to start off with today, but life throws you curveballs… {Continue reading…}

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RUFFLES, FRILLS AND PETALS | wedding inspiration | Cakes + dresses + accessories. Also… The Bachelor. Sigh.

So, we watched The Bachelor last night.  (barf)

First of all… raise your hand if you want to sleep in a tree house in Africa, in an open field, among lions, tigers and elephants, seemingly sans a private bathroom, with a guy who seems incapable of making eye contact. {Continue reading…}

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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 he’s got an overblown sense of entitlement.  Well, it’s either love conquers all, or they’re both seriously insecure and thrive in codependent relationships.

Buuuut… all’s well that ends well.  I’m happy for them!  Truly.  (And she’s so cute, isn’t she?  Great eyes – remember how he loved her eyes?  That is, before he CHOSE A DIFFERENT GIRL TO BE HIS LIFE PARTNER.  Just sayin.)

It rained… uggh.  But they definitely didn’t let it get them down.  Still, here’s my suggestion: don’t try to prove you’re one of those girls who likes camping, when you don’t actually like camping.  Standing without cover as pre-tsunami (yes, there was a tsunami warning) rain pelts down on your very expensive hairdo and spray-on tan isn’t going to make people think you’re low maintenance.  So, please, don’t make it your goal.  Just do YOU.  I should add, even girls who like camping would yell for an umbrella during their wedding ceremony!!!!!

… Have I mentioned, umbrellas are great?  I have a red one and I luuuurve it.  During sun showers it casts this striking red hue in a one foot radius around me; makes me feel all warm and happy.  Red umbrellas – highly recommended for good spirits.

I adore these shots, below.  Oh, and that dress?  That’s $45,000 worth of Monique Lhuillier, custom designed for Molly.  Lucky gal.

This looks a lot more like a Bachelor/Bachelorette reunion special than a wedding.  Though I suspect you’re much more willing to put up with things like that when the network is footing the bill.


Quick note: a little boy is mysteriously absent from all of these photos.  Wondering why.  I certainly hope this isn’t the case, but I’ve been to a wedding where the child of one partner was kept from attending her father’s wedding to a new bride, due to obviously unresolved issues between the groom and former partner.  Let’s hope something else is at work here.  Maybe he was just napping?

Photography by Aaron Delesie

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