Magical Movie on the Beach Bachelorette Party Inspiration


Movie on the Beach Bachelorette Party Inspiration | Photography by Christina Zen PhotographyNot all of us are the bar-hopping, boa-wearing, shot-taking types when it comes to bachelor/ette parties (not that there’s anything wrong with that!). Our V4 issue went in-depth on making sure the pre-wedding parties reflected the personality of the VIP (flip to page 21!), so I wanted to take the opportunity to share my own bachelorette party, which was nothing short of magical. My maid of honor, Krista, produced a movie-on-the-beach experience in the Hamptons, filled with details that were very Brittny-esque, from my favorite Champagne to matching “cozies” (a term I endearingly use for my fiance and I’s pajamas) and my favorite flick on the big screen (“Pride and Prejudice” FTW). (more…)

‘The Bachelorette’ Season 11, Episode 12: And The Final Rose Goes To…

the-bachelorette-finale-kaitlyn-bristoweAs I come to the close of recapping my second season of this crazy “reality” show, I can’t believe another twelve weeks have come and gone. In the midst of recapping for the show, usually around episodes 7 and 8, I feel like it’s been going on forever, but as I sit down to write my final recap of the season, I can’t believe how fast it’s gone. I actually feel like we just started this season. Weird. Anyway, for those select few readers who haven’read Reality Steve and don’t know who Kaitlyn chooses tonight, I’m here to help. So … if you’ve got your glass of wine and snarkiest comments ready, let’s recap! (more…)

Honeymoon Photos Worth Framing: Flytographer Brings Pro Photography to Your Vacation


flytographer-brooklyn-bridge-vacation-photographyRaise your hand if travel photos of you and your sweetie are selfies, pairs of feet in the sand and cocktail snaps. (*raises hand furiously*) Hey, we’re not all professional photographers, so we work with what nature and Instagram gave us. But how great would it be if you could professionally capture that newlywed glow? Well, if you happen to be honeymooning in one of the 150 cities that Flytographer books, you’re in luck.  (more…)

Desiree and Mike’s Laguna Beach Engagement Shoot


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Complete with caves, tide pools and fine sand, Thousand Steps Beach was the perfect, hidden gem of a spot for Desiree and Mike to celebrate their love. These impeccable engagement photos, taken by Victoria Johansson Photography, not only feature vivid colors and majestic waves crashing upon the rocks, but most importantly, a couple that finishes each other’s sentences and share a bond that will last a lifetime.

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Ken and Steve’s Elegant Seattle Wedding at Hotel 1000


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Ken and Steve wanted every part of their wedding to shine with casual elegance. A purple and gold color palette was chosen to incorporate the love for college sports that brought htem together, and they worked with Floressence floral design to bring their vision to life.

“We found our floral designer by accident. We were on a visit to another possible venue and Floressence was setting up for a wedding later that day. We loved her style,” says Steve. “The decorations for the reception were really about simplicity.” Made from a combination of hydrangeas, calla lilies, tulips and orchids, their floral design underscored the day’s simple elegance. By keeping the decorations minimal, the focus stayed on the most important part of their day — their love and the people who came to celebrate. (more…)

[WATCH] Freedom to Marry Video to Celebrate Victory

I’m so excited to share Freedom to Marry’s victory video that chronicles the road toward equality. They premiered it at their Freedom to Marry Celebration event last week in New York and, let me tell ya, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

It highlights key points of this longtime battle (for an even deeper look, be sure to check out our special section in the latest issue of Love Inc.!) with montages of the defeats and victories along the way. Enjoy!

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