A very well-meaning and lovely friend gave me a subscription to Brides Magazine when Mr. Farce proposed back in the fall. I annotated the latest issue's cover for your viewing pleasure. (Anyone else miss Mag Hag/Cover Lies?)

Mr. Farce and I have decided to invest in our house/yard and throw a backyard wedding in the fall of 2015*. I don't fault anyone who does the BIG WEDDING thing, it just isn't us. I do, however, find it hard to believe that the 500 pages of advertisements and unobtainable bridal accoutrements that Conde Nast pushes is appealing to anyone. I do hand it to anyone who can wade through this pile of consumerism and find actually usable ideas!

*If anything actually grows in our yard...