Category Archives: Weddings

LPC Is At A Practical Wedding Today


I’ve got a little post on being a “friendor,” i.e. helping out with someone else’s wedding, up at A Practical Wedding today. I’m writing about my brother’s wedding a couple of years ago, and there’s a photo or two to illustrate. This is a wonderful blog for anyone who loves weddings, especially the human and […]

Wedding Planning Missive #2


Much has been accomplished, in the land of Planning To Wed. I include all the links for those who enjoy wedding details. To whit. Date – Mid-August ✓ Ceremony Venue – San Francisco City Hall ✓ Photographer – Emilia-Jane Schobeiri ✓ Invitations – Paperless Post for email, Precious Bugarin for a few paper invitations ✓ […]

What Would The Founding Fathers Think Of DOMA?


We, the people, hold these truths to be self evident. First truth. Last week, as many of you know, the Supreme Court of the United States overruled the Defense of Marriage Act. Outlawing gay marriage at the federal level has been found unconstitutional. Second truth. Today is the Fourth of July, America’s national holiday. Finally, […]

The Role Of A Wedding Style Icon, Or, Saturday Morning at 9:49am


I’ve never really subscribed to the idea of a style icon. Perhaps because appropriate options were a long time coming. Back in 1983, when I bought my first suit, to whom would I have looked for inspiration? We were sorting out professional style en masse. By the time style icons appropriate to working women began […]

All The Time, Or, Saturday Morning at 7:55am


As requested, here is my Proposal Ring. And the concrete details. It was designed by Paloma Picasso, made of hammered white gold with one small diamond, and sold by Tiffany & Co. I didn’t mean to have a designer ring, we just ran into it. By the way, Wikipedia tells me we can refer to […]

Wedding Planning Missive #1


What’s it like to plan a second wedding? Well, in the simplest incarnation, it’s like a to-do list. And I suspect this particular to-do list may grow. Please chant altogether, if you don’t mind my asking, “Simple, simple, simple.” Date – A Thursday in August ✓ Ceremony Venue – San Francisco City Hall ✓ Photographer […]

News, Or, Saturday Morning at 7:54am


Here’s some news. Significant Other and I are getting married. Probably soon, probably near, certainly small. More details, in moderation, to follow. I’m very, very happy. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

An Imaginary Wedding In June


Does everybody love a wedding? So fraught these days. Divorce statistics. Wedding industry spend-a-thons. Marriage inequality. Let’s pause for some imaginary festivities. Because it’s June, because we can. Imagine a very young bride, doting parents, all archetypes intact. She’ll shop for a dress with her mom, the dresses lined up and ready to rustle. Settling on […]

When Susan And Martin Got Married


Last Sunday I attended Susan and Martin’s wedding. Here’s the happy couple. It was a lovely day. Everyone got California fancy. Men donned jackets, women their dresses, some wore hats. The sun shone. Wisteria bloomed, bees buzzed, and Susan and Martin said loving vows on their front porch. The assembly smiled and cried. It seems […]

Buy A Wedding Planning Book For Christmas


Surely you suspect that someone you know, perhaps your sister, or your daughter, or niece, might get engaged this Christmas. Maybe it’s something you’re thinking about yourself. If so, please, now, today, go order my friend Meg’s book on Amazon. Meg writes the blog A Practical Wedding. I’ve guest posted over there a couple of […]

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