Toronto Wedding Chapel, Katherine Parris

Katherine Parris is an event planner extraordinaire with over 20 years of experience. Her weddings are legendary whether you are planning an intimate event for 2 or a major extravaganza for a few thousand of your closest friends. She created the Toronto Wedding Chapel, an intimate and elegant wedding chapel in the heart of mid-town Toronto, specifically to cater to smaller groups. Beautifully and elegantly pre-decorated with florals and candles, Katherine Parris has spared no expense in creating … [Read more...]

5 Things Every Woman Should Do Before Tying The Knot

Times have changed, and marriage is no longer a life goal for every woman. While it can be a beautiful thing to find someone that you want to spend the rest of your life with, an increasing number of women are likewise deciding that marriage isn’t for them. On the other hand, if you have decided that marriage is a commitment that you’re interested in and you’ve recently gotten engaged, then there are some things you should think about doing before saying ‘I do.’ If you happen to be wondering … [Read more...]

Top Wedding Invitation Tips

Are you just getting started with your wedding invitation prep? Here, you can find out everything you need to know about getting your invitations ordered, sealed and delivered. Your wedding invitation will be the first peek your guests get into what to expect from your big day, so you’ll definitely want to make it shine. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed when it comes to your wedding invitations, we’ve pulled together all our top tips about this important piece of stationery right … [Read more...]

A Victory for Women as Instant Divorce is Banned in India

“Talaq” is the Arabic word for divorce, which when expressed three times in a row by a Muslim husband to his wife in India is all that’s needed to constitute an instant, unilateral and legal divorce. Well, this has been the case until now. On Tuesday 22 August 2017, thanks to a continued two-year effort on behalf of the Muslim organization, Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), and the testimonies of five “divorced” women, India's Supreme Court banned the controversial practice of instant … [Read more...]

How To Get Fit For Your Wedding

Are you hoping to be in shape and toned when you walk down the aisle? Here are some tips that will come in handy: Map it out Take five minutes each morning to set your daily eating goals. Map out what you hope to accomplish and make sure that you stick to it. However, if something happens to mess up your well-laid plans, you should not be too hard on yourself. Remember what you are grateful for and try to make up for it next time. If you lose enough weight, you can order a custom … [Read more...]

Why More Women Are Choosing Their Own Engagement Rings

Traditionally, buying an engagement ring has always been the job of the male partner in a relationship. But recently, more and more women are taking to selecting their own engagement rings, with some even going so far as to pay half towards the cost of this milestone jewelry piece. Whilst being surprised with an engagement ring by your partner can certainly be a lovely moment, more and more women are realizing that selecting their own engagement ring can definitely be an easier and more … [Read more...]

The Pros and Cons of a Summer Wedding

If you have recently gotten engaged, and don't want an especially long engagement but do want to have enough time to plan the perfect event, it can look very tempting to hold your wedding next summer. After all, summer is generally thought of as 'wedding season', and the idea of having (almost) guaranteed good weather on your big day can also be a big redeeming factor. However, as well as the advantages, there are also some drawbacks to a summer wedding that you'll need to think about. Here, … [Read more...]

Sharleez Thanga, celebrated Concept Bridal Design

Sharleez Thanga is one of our very own core women supporters, a Mini-Sponsor to our last International Women's Day Summit 2015 and is now here to share her beauty and grace with the Women of our World. Showcasing her Amazing Concept Bridal Design. About the company Sharleez Concept Bridal Design House provides an entirely unique experience in the creation of your ultimate dream bridal gown. Our dream is to provide a wedding gown for the modern woman, made to reflect her wedding … [Read more...]

When YOU Stop Paying Attention, Larry James

When You Stop Paying Attention to Your Marriage… It begins to fall apart. Slowly at first. Then the consistent lack of attention begins to gain momentum until the divorce papers are served and you're shocked! You ponder, "I should have known." And you would have known but you were not paying attention! A plant that is not watered eventually loses its spark. Many relationships need to be watered too. They become stale and stagnant. Both partners are stuck but cannot see that their lack … [Read more...]

How to Argue With Your Partner‏, Laurie Puhn, Guest Author

You can argue and still have a happy marriage - if your arguments lead to solutions rather than lingering bitterness. Four ways to encourage this... Alter argument patterns ~ Many couples have fallen into argument patterns that lead to more anger instead of a peaceful resolution. Maybe she criticizes, he gets defensive, she dredge up an old disagreement, he insults her, than she storms off - again and again. Making even a minor change near the outset of an argument could prevent this … [Read more...]

Why Do People Get Married?‏

Everyone knows that there are ups and downs to putting a ring on it! Yet, thousands of couples get married every year. Love seems to be the main reason. What's Love got to do with it? A lot. AND Love is never enough! Love usually tops the list with most people. Companionship is a close second. Marriage usually involves tradition, religion, family and/or culture. Signing papers conveys respectability. You don't need a marriage certificate or label to be happy. It's a public declaration of love … [Read more...]

Rewind to the Good Times!‏, Larry James

Rewind to the Good Times! Happily ever after is complicated. Happy weddings are a dime a dozen, however, happy marriages are much more rare and therefore more precious than gold. It's important to think to the future, say, 50 years down the road and wonder if the person you have chosen - with things sagging and the wrinkles more predominant, etc., etc., - is this someone you will still be excited to be with and love? Or will you say to yourself, "What the hell was I thinking?" I … [Read more...]

Little Known Facts About Valentine’s Day!‏

Love and romance are in the air; Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Every February 14th, we celebrate relationships, old and new, with candy hearts, chocolates and roses. But who was St. Valentine and where did we get some of our modern-day traditions? Snuggle up with your sweetie and find some of the answers here in our Valentine's Day infographic presented by Overstock.com. Larry James is a professional speaker, author, relationship coach and an award winning nondenominational … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Integrating Spirituality into Your Daily Life

Larry's NOTE: I would encourage you to read this article with an open mind, knowing that there is a distinction between religion and spirituality that everyone needs to know. You can gain further insight by reading the BONUS Article at the end of this article. Inna Segal, Guest Author Exploring your spiritual, deeper, more mysterious side can be one of the most exhilarating experiences of your life. Spirituality can give you clarity, vision, and guidance where you had confusion, … [Read more...]

Gimme Some JOY! ~ Larry James

Gimme Some JOY! The next time you see me or any of your friends, imagine that you hear us say, "Gimme some joy!" and so, you do that. You give them some of your joy. You be the bright spot in someone's day! Don't tell me you don't have any joy because I know you do. Everyone does. This doesn't mean that you will go around joyously all the time. ;-) I doubt seriously if anyone could do that... not all the time. I don't suggest that you "fake it till you make" it because most people I … [Read more...]

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