The Happy Nappy Bride

About weddings. About relationships. About the first year of being married.

what do you think… March 2, 2010

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…about The Bachelor?

Could you fall in love and get engaged in six weeks?  How about while you watched him go on dates and hook up with other ladies?


from the comments

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I thought this was an amazing statement…it’s in response to a post I’d written over at Chocolate Brides:

Great post! My husband (of eighteen years) and I did something that runs counter to tradition: we got married at the justice of the peace and have worked hard to stay happily married ever since. If given the chance to do it over, I’d do the same thing with the same person. That’s not to say that marriage is easy! It is really, really hard. But always keep in mind that you want your home to be a place of peace, strength, and love. We must fortify ourselves at home in order to have the courage to face the cruelties of the outside world. I wish all of you new brides the best — and don’t lose sight of what’s really important.

That’s advice ladies…from someone who’s been doing it for years!  She’s telling us that marriage is hard work, but it’s worth it.  That’s encouraging to me in a day when so many folks are down on marriage or talk about the divorce statistics.  I love this statement!!


the ‘moon!

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Like I’d told y’all before, we’re going to Puerto Vallarta for the honeymoon…I’m getting kinda fired up.  At first I was a bit annoyed, because I don’t really like hot weather and I’m definitely a sweat-er (which is not a good look), but I’m starting to get into it.  Mostly because if we’re on a honeymoon, that means we’re married (!!) and that’s a very good thing.

Here’s our honeymoon schedule:

  • June 1 – 5:  hanging in Puerto Vallarta on our own and just checking things out.
  • June 5 – 9: still in PV, but as part of a group trip (which really kept costs down) in an all-inclusive resort.  I’m pretty excited about this!  The fee includes all transfers and taxes and whatnot.  Also all drinks (pop, water, alcohol, beer, and coffee) and there are shows every night!  We’ll have access to four restaurants, four swimming pools, two jacuzzis, lots of fitness equipment, and be able to go on ecotours or go horseback riding…pretty nice huh?
  • June 10 – 15: then we’re off to Phoenix, AZ where The Mister has a business meeting ( I know right?  Who schedules a meeting for right after their wedding?  Well…he didn’t schedule the meeting, so I guess he’s off the hook) and this is where it’s at:
  • I just went to the hotel website and found out that it’s frickin’ amazing!  There’s golfing (I mean, whatever…I don’t golf, but still), a sweet spa, a crazy fitness center, a bunch of really nice restaurants, tennis courts, and a Starbucks (praise God!).  Not too bad…I think I can make it work, lol!

I’m getting a bit fired up now…we’ll be married for three days, then our adventure starts.  I’ve started shopping for the trip a little.  I got an off season dress at Ann Taylor Loft that’s super cute…also some cute shorts there, both on sale of course.  I got those gladiator sandals from J. Crew that I’d shown y’all before and they also had a cute orange sundress on sale, got that too.  I’d love to get a couple more dresses and a couple of skirts then I should be good.

I take any helpful hints on things that you think that I should pack.  So, where are you going for your honeymoon?  For how long?  Are you leaving the day after your ceremony?  Are you getting excited?