Against the Grain

Fun Ways to Break From Wedding Traditions

Wedding traditions are sentimental, meaningful, and heartfelt. Traditions can be about your family history or just something that personally speaks to your style. However, I have been witnessing a change in wedding traditions. Couples’ are making their own traditions, which can add lovely personal touches to the wedding day. I have noticed a big shift […]

Real Marriages

A Real Marriage: Sarah & Ed

I was blessed to have Ed walk into my life in 1998, when we were both just kids really. He caught my eye and as I later found out, we were actually both *stalking* each other at the time. I would ‘stop by’ where he worked and he would do the same…pretending we were there […]

Real Marriages

A Real Marriage: Janelle & Oscar

(Photo credit: Christy D. Swanberg Photography) I met Oscar over 5 years ago when I was living in La Paz, Bolivia volunteering with a Canadian non-profit organization. He was very shy at first so I asked him to help me improve my Spanish and it worked! We were inseparable for the remaining month of my […]