My Wedding Disaster

Nick and I just had our wedding yesterday and it was supposed to be the happiest day ever. But, because of one person, I’ve been quite the upset bride.

I gave the officiant the script of what we wanted at our wedding and she told me she made some minor tweaks. To me, minor tweaks would be no big deal. She emailed me to let me know the night before our morning wedding and didn’t even bother to attach a copy with the changes she made.

Then, she showed up five minutes before the ceremony start time even though I asked her to show up 15 minutes before. She also smelled very strongly of cigarettes.  So, we didn’t get a chance to review the ceremony but I put my trust in her that only minor changes were made.

We really wanted our ceremony to be short, sweet, and to the point. This fits us and we just like to be true and not overly fluffy.

The first problem we caught before the ceremony because the officiant asked where the rings are. I told her we weren’t doing that part as we have been wearing our rings since we got engaged. She said she would just skip that part then. But, we didn’t have that in the copy I sent her. Did she think we just forgot the most traditional part of the ceremony?

She let us know right before the wedding that she added a short reading and changed our intro. At that point it was too late to do anything as we were standing ready to get started. She begins the ceremony and I literally hate what she added. The biggest thing that stuck out was that she used the word ‘fool’ in the reading. This is completely inappropriate for a wedding ceremony.

I had in my version that she would ask who gives me away so my dad would be able to answer. She completely took that part out.

She went from her reading to a reading we wanted and changed the intro into that reading. This wouldn’t have been any problem but with all the other problems, it irks me as well.

So we get to the vows. The vows were luckily not changed but she changed our ‘I do’s’ to ‘I will’. This was huge to me. I can’t believe she changed that without discussing it with me. It was very important to me to say ‘I do’. Not to mention that saying ‘I will’ means you will promise in the future where ‘I do: means that you promise now.

So I was already quote irritated at this point and it gets even worse from there. At the end of the ceremony, she said ‘Kari, you may kiss your husband’. Now we all know that it should be ‘Nicholas, you may kiss your bride’. Had I even an inkling that this would be changed I would have demanded to read the ceremony and have everyone wait. I was fuming as I went to kiss my husband. The officiant took away the security, comfort, and protection you feel from that first kiss and instead left me feeling alone, having to do everything on my own.

You’d think everything would be good once the ceremony was over but she told Nick to sign on the wrong line of the marriage license, claiming it was because she wasn’t wearing her glasses.  Seriously? You take all five of the main things I wanted away from me and you tell him to sign on the wrong line?

Do on my wedding night, I wasn’t able to sleep, up all night upset. Finally at 3 in the morning I decided to email her and explain my frustration. She said she wanted to make it right by refunding me and coming back out to redo the ceremony for the camera. Well, it’s not easy to completely get ready for a wedding. Plus, family would not be able to all get back in town. And a wedding is a one shot thing. You can’t just redo it.

I have no idea how long it will take me to get over this but she completely ruined my wedding day for me. And so far, the rest of the weekend too.

 

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7 Refreshing Summer Home Decor Tips & Ideas

 

Need to add some freshness to your home this summer? With these easy breezy summer home décor ideas, you can transform any living space into a summertime residence. The warm summer days and breezy nights are a perfect time to add cool tones and exotic décor to your living space. Save the dark colors and clutter for the colder months and keep it simple and bright this summer with these 7 décor ideas.

  1. Add color to your life

Warm and dark hues add a cozy feel to your home during winter. But the warm summer season asks for cooler tones in your life. Add an off-white slipcover to your furniture and decorate with colorful pillows for added brightness. Remove dark drapery and replace with sheer curtains to let the sunshine brighten up your place. You can also consider painting your walls in pastels or painting an accent wall in a bright, yet understated color. Bright colors are great for summer, but balance is key to avoid tackiness and adding too much confusion to your dwelling.

  1. Keep it simple

Since you’ll probably have a lot on your hands this summer season, it’s a good idea to simplify your home for easy maintenance. Remove heavy rugs, small decoration, and unnecessary items. The goal is to remove clutter and create more space for a simpler life. Minimalism is in at the moment, and people are decorating their homes with as little as possible and putting practicality above aesthetics. But do keep in mind, just because it’s practical, doesn’t mean it’s not beautiful. Take for instance sunburst windows that are one of the most popular summer décor ideas but with a purpose.

  1. Adding life to your living spaces

Since your home will be comfortably warm this summer, it’s the ideal time to add more plants to your living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, or just about anywhere. Herbs like basil and rosemary are easy to grow, and you get to enjoy them all summer long in your meals and as a kitchen décor. Succulents in bathrooms are also a popular choice, and most people appreciate them for their low maintenance. But if you don’t have the time or the will to take care of houseplants, then dried flower arrangements and faux succulents may be a better option.

  1. Greens on your balcony

And when already speaking about plants and herbs, if you find it convenient, consider making a small home garden. If you live in an apartment complex, you can grow flowers, plants, and herbs on your balcony and enjoy your home jungle all summer long. There are many incredible DIY herb gardens you can find online for inspiration. Vertical herb gardens are a great option for small living spaces as are indoor herb gardens that you can place near windows. Other than being lively and beautiful as a summer décor, adding these herbs t  o your meals is scientifically proven to promote good health.

  1. Boho décor

Adding a touch of bohemian to your home this summer will serve as a reminder of what summer is all about: being a free spirit and enjoying life to the fullest. Boho also never gets out of style, and if you’re not a bohemian spirit yourself, you don’t have to go overboard with boho décor. A small kilim rug under the coffee table, accent pillows, paper lanterns, and plenty of oriental prints on your walls. This kind of décor will give your home a laid-back feel for you to enjoy this summer season to the fullest.

  1. Face the great outdoors

If you have a pretty view from your living room window, then summer is an ideal time to enjoy this view you have to the fullest. Turn your sofa and accompanying furniture so they face the windows and you’ll already be creating a summer feel. During winter, we usually like to retreat into our cozy homes and look at what’s outside from a distance. But summer is when you can’t get enough of the lovely weather outside. Don’t let all that sunshine pass you buy, and make sure you enjoy the view from your home all summer long.

  1. Mix old with the new

Of course, if you’re looking to just decorate your home just for the summer, there’s no point in going out of your way to find new décor items and furniture pieces. Instead, work with what you have. Mixing old vintage items with modern ones takes a bit of practice and time until you achieve a perfectly balanced aesthetics. But essentially, anyone can do it. If you have an old piece of furniture, decorate it with brightly colored vases, lamps, or fabrics to suit the summer season.

Conclusion

Summer is the season we open ourselves to new experiences and our homes for the world outside So let sunlight in, freshen up your home with inviting colors and decorate with items that give off a summery vibe. Consider these easy tips when decorating your home and you’re good to go.

Author Bio:

Sophie Addison is a popular blogger and skincare expert. She is very passionate about writing on skincare and beauty. She has posted articles on tips for fine lines and wrinkles, joint pain treatment, weight loss and fitness news. In the recent years, she had got the chance to review Relief Factor. Apart from work she likes gardening and listening to music. You can also contact her on Facebook, and Pinterest.

 

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Baby Shower Fruit Tray

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I bet you’ve seen a ton of images like this one floating around Pinterest.  It’s so cool how a trend can just take off.  I made this little fruit buggy three years ago for a pregnant friend. I had just seen the idea trend on Facebook and thought I’d give it a try.

This has got to be the cutest fruit tray I’ve ever made and the little star platter from the Dollar Tree really made it look even better!

Just for fun, I searched this type of a tray on Pinterest while writing this post and there are now hundreds of these floating around.  I’m still so astonished by how something can travel to so many people.

They talk about the six degrees of separation.  Does that mean that each person is within six degrees of someone who has seen this type of a platter online or made one?

Maybe next time I’ll go for a bouquet of fruits.

 

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