Still Single? Throw Yourself A Wedding!
When I took the stage at Boardwalk 11 Karaoke Bar at my 50th birthday party last February, I was triumphant. Victorious. I felt proud of who I was, and what I had accomplished – getting to 50 as an independent, self-reliant woman. That wasn’t exactly the picture a few months before though. In the run-up […]
Marriage And Midlife: A First For Us Both
Getting married for the first time at this age is a little weird. When most people our age are looking at colleges with their kids, we’re looking at wedding venues. When most of our peers are preparing to be empty nesters, we’re preparing to co-habitat for the first time. While most folks in their 50s are dealing with […]
Some Accidental Advice From An Accidental Bride
On my long journey to the altar, I seem to have picked up some accidental wisdom along the way. Call it unintended self-illumination or inadvertent enlightenment, the path to marriage has taught me a lot. Now, I realize that getting married isn’t the end-all, be-all pinnacle of success, but for me it’s a bit of an […]
27 Dresses And A Whole Lot Of Drapery
Here’s what I wanted: a wedding dress that reflected my essence, style, and personality. I wanted something lightweight that I could move in; something elegant, but simple; something that didn’t show too much skin and was age-appropriate; something not obnoxiously priced, claustrophobically tight, or overwhelmingly poofy. And of course, something white since I’m still a […]
With all the problems going on in the world – the debate over healthcare, the lack of jobs, ongoing tensions in the Middle East, the struggling economy, not to mention the struggles of my own friends and family – I feel rather self-indulgent planning a wedding right now. There is some serious shit going on […]
WTF And Other Beautiful Sentiments
As word spread of our engagement, I suddenly realized how many of my friends and family had given up on any chance of me ever getting married. Their reactions ranged from shock and awe, to stunned disbelief, to much joy and elation after it all sank in. But the prevailing emotion by far was relief. […]
How He Put A Ring On It
One Friday night in early August 2013, Robby and I were hanging out at his downtown L.A. loft/bachelor pad/man cave, drinking wine and having a perfectly nice time, when the subject of moving in together came up. That’s when everything went to shit.
Announcing An Engagement Fifty Years In The Making.
Finally, the words I’ve waited fifty years to say: I’M ENGAGED. Why now you ask and not five years ago? Ten years ago? Twenty years ago? Not sure, but I think it has a little something to do with the right time, the right guy, and being in the right place emotionally and personally. Being […]