I Want To Be A Wife But Not A Bride!

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TO HAVE AND TO HOLD FROM THIS DAY FORWARD FOR BETTER AND FOR WORSE, FOR RICHER AND FOR POORER, IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH, TIL DEATH US DO PART.

I would be delighted to take these vows with my handsome fiance. We are already living together, have a child together, are raising our children together and are very much in love and committed to each other. To be lawfully married to him, have his name and wear his ring would be the icing on the cake.

To be a BRIDE… my worst nightmare!

Apparently it’s every little girls dream, princess dresses and dancing the night away with your Prince charming at your fairy tale wedding with all your family and friends. No chance, everyone looking at you, judging you and expecting you to float and glow.

It has become competitive. The price of the venue, number of guests and all…

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THEMED ISSUE: UNCONVENTIONAL LOVE STORIES

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lovestoriesIn honor of the all-too-stereotypical, white, money-driven and heteronormative thing that is Valentine’s Day, we are putting out a call for unconventional love stories, essays, and poems for the month of February.

Send us your tales of sex that redefine what sex actually looks like; show us difference, and sameness; tell us about the time your queer love story went from fate to disaster; tell us about love that breaks boundaries and rebuilds.

All selected pieces will be published in a special themed issue.

Submissions guidelines are the same as always.

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Rustic Chic Gets A Makeover

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I’m a sucker for a chic rustic affair just as much as the next girl but for the love of God, stop with the burlap and mason jars already. The typical trends that have become associated with the favored eclectic-glam theme are beyond overplayed. If you’re in the midst of your planning process and know you want to go rustic chic, try some of the following ideas to keep your special day looking fresh.

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1. Florals look beautiful when arranged in long wooden wine boxes. When boxes are not all from the same vineyard or distributor, it provides a more eclectic feel to the event.

2. I cannot get enough of the naked cake trend. Dress your cake down by leaving frosting off the sides but dress it up with large bold blooms or succulents.

3. Funky eclectic furniture can be used as seating rather than the traditional look of all matching chairs…

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