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Travel Bride Series: What Exactly Is A Balinese Blessing Ceremony?

December 28th, 2007 · 8 Comments

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Once Travel Boyfriend and I decided to elope to Bali, I did some searching around to see what type of ceremonies were available. I wanted more than the typical I Dos. Not that there’s anything wrong with them. I just [...]

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Tags: Bali · Weddings

Spa Betty Series: Wedding Day Bliss-O-Palooza At Tugu Hotel

December 4th, 2007 · 10 Comments

Man, I hate when someone suffixes something with Palooza. Anway. So, today is the big day. (Well, it was when I first wrote this…10/31/07) Travel Boyfriend and I are taking the Nestea Plunge® into wedded matrimony. But first, I’m going to offer myself over to Tugu Hotel’s spa staff to tenderize me into a state [...]

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Tags: Bali · Spas · Weddings

Travel Bride Series: Hitched!

November 12th, 2007 · 7 Comments

It’s official, my main man is Travel Boyfriend in name only! I’ve been lax in letting you know that we got married October 31st at the stunning Tugu Hotel in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia. And what better place to grab a post-reception-for-2 drink than Captain Cook’s, the lively expat hangout near my villa? Main benefit: Stumbling [...]

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Tags: Bali · Lodging · Weddings

The Travel Bride Series: Licensed To Wed

October 7th, 2007 · 10 Comments

Friday morning Travel Boyfriend and I woke up bright and early to head down to City Hall to apply for our marriage license. You can apply up to 90 days before your actual ceremony and since there will only be three days between my getting back from Bali and our legal ceremony with the parents, [...]

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Tags: Northern California · Weddings

The Travel Bride Series: Why Settle For One Special Day When You Can Have Five?

October 3rd, 2007 · 3 Comments

You know how sometimes you come up with an idea and it just totally feels right? You stare at it from every angle and it’s a perfect newborn. 10 fingers. 10 toes. Dimples. That’s how Travel Boyfriend and I felt about our decision to get married in Bali. For about 18 hours anyway. Roughly the [...]

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Tags: Bali · Weddings

Travel Bride Series: Four breasts. One dress. Is This A Problem?

September 26th, 2007 · No Comments

So there I am standing in Lucy’s Alteration & Dressmaking Shop for the second time, staring straight on at my wedding-dressed self in the mirror thinking I look quite lovely. I turn around, raising my arms up like chicken wings as Lucy weaves the ribbon in criss-crosses across my exposed back. She finishes, I lower [...]

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Tags: California · Northern California · Shopping · Weddings

The Travel Bride Series: Finding A Talented Wedding Dress Seamstress Doesn’t Have To Be Scary

September 25th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I don’t like calling people on the phone. It causes me great anxiety. When I write, I can decide when I want to sound like an idiot. On the phone, this decision is left to the fates (who often intervene). Way back last week when we thought we were getting married in good old Gold [...]

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Tags: California · Northern California · USA · Weddings

The Travel Bride Series: The Perfect Wedding Dress Is A Free Wedding Dress

September 21st, 2007 · No Comments

Having just returned from Egypt newly engaged, I’m driving in the car with one of my best girlfriends. She asks me what kind of wedding dress I think I’d like. I tell her strapless with a back that crisscrosses like a corset. “Oh my god,” she exclaims. “I’ve got that EXACT dress in my closet [...]

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Tags: Weddings

Gold Country Wedding Plans Take Tropical Turn

September 18th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Well, it all started off innocently enough. Travel Boyfriend and I sat down to look over the estimates we’d received from our top two choices for our wedding location. It seemed the decision between the two was easy enough. We really loved Newcastle Wedding Gardens and thought it would make a fantastic site for our [...]

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Tags: Bali · California · Northern California · Weddings

Planning A Wedding In California’s Gold Country? Part IV of IV

September 16th, 2007 · 3 Comments

To read about our three on-site wedding location experiences with the Monte Verde Inn, Forest House Lodge and Newcastle Wedding Gardens, see “Planning A Wedding In California’s Gold Country? Part I of IV” and “Planning A Wedding In California’s Gold Country? Part II of IV” and “Planning a Wedding In California’s Gold Country? Part III [...]

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Tags: California · Northern California · USA · Weddings