The Wedding Movie of the Week: Classic Screwball Comedy- The Philadelphia Story

Why do I love The Philadelphia Story? Truly, madly, deeply love this film? When you put Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart in one movie about newspaper reporters sneaking in to a society wedding, you’ve already got an amazing thing going. Toss in a sarcastic little sister, various hidden agendas, and clever 1930s comedy repartee (perfectly timed) and the clouds part, the angels sing, and you’ll fall head over heels in love…with The Philadelphia Story.

The great wedding themed movie, The Philadelphia Story

The Philadelphia Story – a comedic gem to check out when your family is making you crazy with wedding planning!

Who Walks The Bride Down The Aisle? You Get To Pick!

Father’s Day brings walking down the aisle to a wedding planner’s mind. But some brides want a non-traditional ceremony entrance. Here are three suggestions for anyone who is looking for aisle traveling companions for their wedding:

  • Your Mom. She’s been there from the very beginning, loves you like crazy, and will be thrilled to be asked.
  • Your 2nd Favorite Man. Ranked just below the ring-bearing hunk, chances are there’s an uncle, cousin or best friend in your life that you’d love to have with you on that special stroll.
  • Your fabulous self! Trust us- you’re going to be radiant, and perfectly capable of coming down that aisle


In the Jewish tradition, both parents walk the bride down the aisle.  Photo by Super 8 Girl

In the Jewish tradition, both parents walk down the aisle. Photo by Super 8 Girl

Why engaged women should get to know Anderson Cooper

If you turn on the nightly news, sometimes it can seem overwhelming. There’s so much going on, and a great deal of it is about pain, conflict and disappointment. So why on earth would you want to stay in the loop at a happy time when you’re planning a wedding? Here are three good reasons.

1) just because you’re planning a ceremony and a party doesn’t mean you’re no longer a member of your community, or a citizen of the world. Keep at least one ear out for what’s going on outside of the World Wide Wedisphere.

2) building on 1, not everybody wants to hear the latest developments in your wedding centerpiece development. It’s handy to be conversant in what the rest of the world’s been up to.

3) and building on 2, your friends and family will be so grateful that there are non wedding thoughts in your head. Try bringing up other topics of conversation- watch the relief spread across the dinner table.

Live well, and love well.