No to Bride Barbie — Yes to a Real-Life Wedding

MY DAUGHTER CHRISTINA will be marrying in May. She's a grown-up woman now, making plans to spend her days with a truly good man. People who knew … [Read more...]

Something Old — Ten Ideas, Old and New, From a Mother of the Bride

Something old. Something new. Something borrowed. Something blue. -- Old English Rhyme By Barbara Falconer Newhall I thought my 40-year-old shoes would … [Read more...]

The Bride Said Yes to the Dress . . . The Mother-of-the-Bride Diaries Begin

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The woman said yes to The Dress. To the dress she'll be wearing on her wedding day. And with that, her mother -- that … [Read more...]

Leap Year 1976 — The Day I Popped the Question

2016 is a Leap Year, and February 29, Leap Day, is coming up on Monday. That means Jon and I will be celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the day I … [Read more...]