What Is an Irish Marriage Blessing Plate?

Belleek Irish Marriage Blessing Plate

Many cultures have traditions around wedding or marriage blessings and how this is done. Read on to learn more about a tradition you might use if you are Irish…or would like to include and Irish custom at your wedding! Hey, Christie! I need your help! My Irish-American grandmother, Maeve, has a gorgeous Irish Marriage Blessing … Read more

Goodwill Hunting

Bailey Dobson's lost wedding dress

When Bailey’s wedding dress was accidentally donated to Goodwill four months before her wedding, Bailey was heartbroken. Her family, friends, community, and Goodwill worked together to find a solution. Read on to find out more! Stay with me: There is a happy ending. In August 2023, in the beautiful region of Northwest Arkansas—a land blessed … Read more

Bridesmaids’ Dresses, Part 6: 2011 to 2024

orange bridesmaid's dress

In this last chapter, let’s look at what has trended for bridesmaids’ dresses as well as the predictions for next year’s trends. If you are a bride or a bridesmaid, read this series to determine which styles and colors appeal to you…and which don’t. Knowing this makes it easier for you to identify what you … Read more

Bridesmaids’ Dresses, Part 5: 2000 to 2010

bride and her bridesmaids in shades of pink

AHA! We finally made it to this century! While brides still select the color scheme, let’s see how much freedom brides give their bridesmaids to wear what they want within that color scheme. Read on to find out more style trends! We started in 625 B.C. During the Roman Empire, bridesmaids were part of the … Read more