Groomsman Kicks Bridesmaid, Rips Pants in Epic Wedding Photo

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a viral photo of a groomsman kicking a bridesmaid while doing a mid-air split that also ripped his pants could fill a novel.
Read the rest of this entry »

The 5 Stages of Every Marriage

Learn the phases every relationship takes and how to get through them.

Dr. Rita DeMaria for YourTango.com

All marital unions are not created equal; but they all go through some predictable stages. The timing may differ, and the way a couple manages the phase they’re in varies widely, but most of the stages happen, to most of us. Understanding the stages gives you the tools you need to move through with your loving union intact. Here ‘s what you need to know.

Read the rest of this entry »

20 Reasons Why We Wouldn’t Trade Marriage for Dating in Our 20s

Sure, being single has its perks—but all the excitement and uncertainty can’t beat the comfort of knowing that the man you’re with is the real deal.
By Brie Schwartz

Read the rest of this entry »

Experts: 2 Ways to Divorce Proof Your Marriage

By Rochelle Bilow for YourTango.com

According to a survey of mental health professionals conducted by YourTango.com, the No. 1 way to divorce-proof your marriage is to improve communication followed by making your spouse a priority — even over kids.

Not surprisingly, “communication problems” is cited as the most common factor (65 percent) that leads to divorce, followed by couples’ inability to resolve conflict (43 percent). The top communication complaints when considering divorce: 70 percent of men blame nagging/complaining, followed by their spouse not expressing sufficient appreciation (60 percent). 83 percent of women cite a lack of validation for their feelings and opinions, followed by their spouse not listening or talking about himself too much (56 percent).

Read the rest of this entry »

12 Things Not To Do at a Wedding

The worst things that wedding guests have actually done (and what you should do instead).

Show Up With a Date Who Wasn’t Invited
If you weren’t allotted a plus-one, there’s probably a reason. Maybe the couple wanted to only invite close friends and family to keep the wedding intimate; maybe the reception space is small; or maybe there were budget restraints (just one extra guest can mean up to $1,000 or even more depending on catering costs and all the other reception perks meant for invited friends and family to enjoy).
Instead: If you feel uncomfortable attending alone, ask the bride or groom whether there are going to be any other singles at the wedding. They’ll get the hint and hopefully seat you next to someone else who’s also going stag.
Totally Ruined Wedding Scale: 5 out of 5

Read the rest of this entry »

A Perfect Experience from Start to Finish

We just wanted to say thank you so very much for a perfect experience from
start to finish. You guys have all been so amazing to work with, the guys
who set up and took down the tent were polite, efficient, and did an amazing
job, and of course the tent itself was beautiful and amazing. We knew it
would be pretty, but it was even more perfect in person than we could
imagine. I wish we could have kept it out in the yard forever!! I didn’t
even see the person who came to check the tent the day of the wedding in
order to thank him, but we were so grateful that he came and made sure
everything was perfect for the celebration.

Everyone commented on what a beautiful tent it was, and I think we are going
to have to think of another event to have just so we can get another one!

Thank you so very much!!!
Emily and Mike

8 Amazing Wedding Exits

A limo and a few measly sparklers just weren’t flashy enough for these couples’ grand wedding reception exits.

A Paper Airplane Exit

For a retro spin on confetti, this couple gave their guests pre-made paper airplanes to toss as they made their escape.
Photo: Embrace Life Photography / The Knot

Read the rest of this entry »

What Do People Usually Do?

A question that gets asked quite often around here from folks planning tented weddings is “what do people usually do?”. Planning a wedding is a unique event in most people’s lives so there are often unique decisions to be made. The great part is that “what people usually do” is becoming less mainstream and elements reflecting the couple’s individual style are more common place.

Style really shows through in invitations!

Read the rest of this entry »

7 Celebs Who Are So Glad They Married Non-Famous Folks

George Clooney

George Clooney isn’t the only one—and with good reason.

The ultimate bachelor of Hollywood first met British lawyer Amal Alamuddin when they were working on a Syrian human-rights project. He’s dated many famous women before, but he seems lately to have had a change of heart regarding his privacy.

For example, he’s very anti-Twitter, stating, “I don’t think you need to be that available.” And Amal, a brilliant lawyer, takes him outside of his very public Hollywood realm.

“On an intellectual level, they are equals,” George’s mom, Nina, told the Daily Mail. “That is very important to him. Amal’s world couldn’t be more different from the Hollywood lifestyle.”

Read the rest of this entry »

Hottest Wedding Trends

Hosting a wedding or event under a tent in the warm summer air is far from a trend.  Sperry’s hand sewn canopies combined with their solid hard wood wood center and perimeter poles  add to  the timeless beauty of an outdoor event.  It’s really fun and interesting to see the different ways that people choose to celebrate their special days under a Sperry sailcloth tent!

What are some of the hottest trends we’re seeing this year?

PINK!  Secretly or overtly many women’s favorite color is pink and it’s becoming vogue again, it’s a muted subtle version but it’s still PINK!


Read the rest of this entry »