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All Male Bachelorettes for One Bride 

3 Jun

Some things are static when it comes to weddings. The bride will wear a white dress; there’s something borrowed, something new and something blue. But what is a bride to do when she realizes that all of her closest friends are men?!

Check out what this Engineering student did.

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http://www.insideedition.com/headlines/23494-engineering-student-with-no-female-friends-has-all-male-bridesmaids

Always a Bridesmaid!

25 Jun

I stumbled upon an article, Being a Bridesmaid has a Price that posed the question, why hasn’t someone written a book, a tell-all about the nuances of being a bridesmaid. I answered in the comment section that I had in fact written my memoir, No Longer a Bridesmaid which is a tell-all of sorts about the highs and lows of being a perpetual bridesmaid. In fact there is a section in the book called “Always a Bridesmaid” that discusses my personal experience as a bridesmaid for several of my close friends, the infamous list that most single women have, and my personal journey of how I prepared myself to become a wife while I was single.

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This book was my first and I self-published it. In retrospect I sometimes wonder, maybe I should have pursued an Agent a bit harder to see if my first book could have been picked up by a big publishing firm; and have a shot at being thrust into the spotlight. In the big scheme of things, I don’t regret self-publishing my book, I do however regret that not very many people know that such an inspirational piece of literature exist. My prayer has always been that despite being a relatively unknown author that my book would be read by those who needed it. I echo the sentiment that was expressed by a small press owner who read my book – to give professional feedback – the only bad thing she could say was that not very many people knew that the book even exist.

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Professional Bridesmaid 

21 Jun

 Brides hiring a professional maid-of-honor is a new trend. Would you hire a professional bridesmaid? Why or why not?

Here Comes the Bride!

7 May

She had the perfect wedding dress picked out, had chosen the date and reserved the facility, and among other things had handpicked all the bridesmaids to be in her perfect wedding. All the details had been carefully thought out and planned. The only problem is – her groom-to-be was still married! Yes, you read what you thought you read – her fiancé was already married.

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Several years ago, I was visiting with a dear friend and she shared with me that she had just witnessed an unbelievable chain of events unfold as she was one of the bridesmaids. She explained that a friend, had asked her to be in her wedding – she willingly accepted. Purchased a bridesmaid dress, helped plan and attended the bridal shower – but she like many others, were asking the excited bride-to-be, “who is your fiancé? Who is the lucky man?! Do we know him, have we ever seen him?” The bride-to-be was super secretive about her groom-to-be and for good reason. Many bridesmaids speculated that he was a professional athlete or famous entertainer, others wondered, was he in the military away at war. When his identity was finally revealed a couple of weeks before the wedding was supposed to take place, everyone was shocked and appalled to learn that her “fiancé” was already happily married.

married-couple 2As friends pressed her for answers, the bride-to-be asserted that she was believing God that this man was going to get a divorce and ask her to marry him. As close friends of the bride-to-be learned more and more details of the story, they asked does he know any of this? Her response was, “no, I ‘m believing God.” Needless to say, the wedding did not take place and the “fiancé” asserted that he loved his wife and had no intentions of divorcing her – to say that he was shocked and appalled at what he learned is an understatement.

When I was single and believing God for a husband, I actually had picked out the colors that I wanted, knew that I wanted to have a small intimate ceremony and actually had a wedding dress. The dress was by default because I was engaged, purchased a dress – then became unengaged and could not sell the dress.

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What are your thoughts? How far is too far when a single woman begins to plan the details of her wedding, but has no fiancé?

GOD, Is There a Soul Mate for Me?!

25 Oct

George ClooneyA few months ago, I read an article where George Clooney was quoted saying that he had not met the love of his life yet; and in a December 2013 People magazine article, Clooney stated that he had yet to find the true love of his life.

In response to Clooney’s statements regarding his love life, The Talk’s Everybody Talks segment posed a question, “does everyone have a soul mate?” I was privileged to have my response aired during the segment. In summary, my response was “yes, I absolutely believe that everyone has a soul mate” – not even 12 months later, who is married? You guessed right, George Clooney!

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In line with my response to the question they posed regarding does everyone have a soul mate, I have asserted before and will say again that true love has a way of finding you when you’re ready for it. If you’re like Clooney and think that you do not have a soul mate or that there is no one for you – when you least expect, true love will find you. I stand on my assertion that true love will find you when you’re ready for it.

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