Brianna Leu Louthan

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5 Incredible Books That Will Have You Reading Again

By Marisa Crane,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/16Ur2xv<p>Chances are if you’re reading this, then you’re not in middle school anymore. If you are, …

22 Things Nobody Told You About Being 22

By Brianna Collins,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1gukvNz<p>It probably started with a rated R movie you saw when you were in middle school. Or maybe …

How to Pick the Perfect First-Dance Song, From Someone Who's Seen 'Em All

Oh, the first dance. It's a tried-and-true tradition (even though you obviously don't have to do it if you don't want to!), and there can be as much pressure to pick the first song as there is to, you know, actually <i>dance</i>.<p>So if you're trying to find that perfect song, Michael Taylor—who heads Star …

DIY: Watercolor Wash Place Cards

Today’s lovely DIY comes from Molly Suber Thorpe, author of the brand new book, <i>Modern Calligraphy</i>. Filled with templates, tutorials, DIY projects and …

23 Soul-Crushing Truths About Being 23

By Lance Pauker,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1gILKRM<p>1. Life has suddenly turned into a race to out-achieve your peers–from everything to doing …

5 Fun (and Yummy) Things to Do With Your Leftover Wedding Cake

<b>By Lexi Petronis for Glamour.</b><p><i>Photo: Grant Cornett/Domino</i><p>According to tradition, you freeze the top tier of your wedding cake and eat it on your one-year anniversary. (Visit weddingbee.com to see how to do it if you want to -- personally? We weren't too successful. But it was cool to see it in the …

3 Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Officiant (Because a Bad One Can Be SO BAD)

1. If you choose someone who marries people as part of his job description—priest, rabbi, justice of the peace—you're probably in the clear. But if you're considering having a friend do the deed, make sure an Internet minister is legit in the state where you'll be exchanging vows. (I can tell you …

12 Wedding Signs You (And Your Guests) Will Love

We love wedding signs because they're multifaceted: Not only will they serve as chic décor at your reception, but you can take them home with you …

5 Tips for Handling a 'Difficult' Mother-in-Law

This past weekend I had a visit from a friend. She's been with her husband for almost 20 years but needed to get away for a few days: her mother-in-law had been staying with her for 3 months and she was at the end of her rope. The interesting thing about her visit was that she was venting a lot of …

10 Wedding Color Palettes That Aren't Boring!

Looking for a pretty palette for your upcoming wedding or party? Tired of the same old color combinations? Hoping to find wedding colors that feel a …

11 Simple Rules You Should Follow To Be The Best Roommate On The Planet

By Jackson Street,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/199ZIIq<p>So you are about to move in with some new roommates. The three of you are best friends and …

Wedding Day Stress: 3 Ways To Calm Down Before Tying The Knot

<b>By Kellee Khalil for Lover.ly</b><p>In those last few weeks or days before your wedding, you're likely to be on an emotional roller coaster. Even the lucky people who have two maids of honor, a day-of-coordinator, <i>and</i> a mom who pretty much planned the whole reception can feel a sense of "this is never …

Walk Down Aisle Was Extra Special For Bride Whose Dad Overcame A Stroke Before Big Day

<i>By Victoria Torres for Bridal Guide</i><p><i>Photo Credit: Reflections Creative Photography</i><p>May 1, 2013 was just a normal day at work — or so I thought, until I got a phone call from a family member who told me that my father, Walter Schupp, Jr., had suffered a massive stroke and was in critical condition. I …

My Cigarettes Are Not Invited to My Wedding

The month of my thirtieth birthday, I made two major life decisions. I called the Colorado Quitline to enroll in their smoking cessation program, and …

Do You Need an 'Engagement Counselor'?

For Caroline, the wedding invitation was the first sign of trouble. On it, she and her fiancé had chosen to use a "simple, elegant, but certainly not traditional" black and white image of his native Holland. Her parents, however, who ran with a well-to-do crowd in Northern Virginia, "had very Emily …

Project Wedding is Now WeddingWire

Plan while on-the-go with<br>the ultimate wedding app<p>Access the forums, your wedding checklist and even a countdown to your big day directly from your …

Dog-Friendly Weddings: B.Y.O.Dog?

Photo: Amy Neunsinger<p>Dogs are increasingly becoming important members of the bridal party at weddings. And to me, this trend completely makes sense. But what about weddings where the guests are encouraged to bring their own four-legged entourage with them?<p>I'm noticing more and more these days that …

How to Pick the Comfiest Wedding Shoes (Hold the Blisters, Please!)

One of the reasons for which I will forever be grateful to my maid of honor: At the reception, she made me sit down, take off my shoes, and <i>eat</i> something. Meanwhile, she formed a one-woman human barricade next to me for about five minutes so that I had a forced period of rest. I didn't realize how …

4 Reasons to Be Happy About Exclusive Catering

For most couples, the price of catering a wedding is daunting. With costs ranging from $50-$300 per person, many couples have started to seek alternatives to caterers such as booking a restaurant, hiring a part-time caterer, or having friends chip in to make the dinner and desserts. For those who …

The Importance of a Bridal Sacred Space

Over the past six months, I have shared wedding news with quite a few friends and clients. As I listened to each bride rattle off the list of details to be attended to in order to have a fabulous event, I felt strangely unsettled. Something keenly important was missing from the list: amid all that …

Top 5 Wedding Color Mistakes + Ways to Avoid them!

Okay, so I think it's safe to say that I've witnessed my fair share of wedding color mistakes over the years. So I thought it might be helpful for …

7 Wedding Invitations Inspired By Movie Posters

The design is totally up to you, but when it comes to the wording, there are a few things that definitely need to be included.

18 Ways to Make Your Cocktail Hour More Fun

Instead of asking yourselves how to keep the kids occupied during the cocktail hour or reception, think about your entire guest list. Adding a few …

8 Modern Wedding Ideas You’ll Love

How to modernize the classic wedding details and create a standout wedding? Think detail by detail by giving each one a distinctive twist. For …

10 Sweet Perks Of Being A Woman (Or Not Being A Man)

By Chrissy Stockton,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/12frgbz<p>Girls, is your life a Noxzema commercial or what?<p>1. I can act naturally<p>If something makes …

These Beautiful, Eco-Friendly Wedding Rings Provide Water to Others (for Life!)

Ooh. As if finding the perfect gorgeous ring isn't awesome enough...<i>these</i> rings also benefit others when you buy them.<p>Do Amore creates gorgeous rings made with recycled precious metals and conflict-free diamonds (and even the ring boxes are handmade from sustainable wood). And this is super cool: …

The Only Makeup Advice You’ll Need To Make It Through Your 20’s

By Kara Nesvig,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/14CbPC2<p>Congratulations, girl. You made it to your twenties. Your mid-twenties, even! Good work! …

What Your Breakfast Choice Says About You

By Christopher Hudspeth,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/15jaRcj<p>Pop-Tart (Untoasted & Depressingly Cold)<p>You’ve got things and stuff to do today – …