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The 40licious Bride

This dress was a contender. Didn’t make the cut though!

You see these shows where the women are going berzerk, barking orders, throwing tantrums around their wedding. I must have passed that phase. I am also old enough to reject things that don’t mean anything and make up ceremony that does.

Wedding planning at 40licious seems organized and lovely and, well, FUN. We’re lining up everything as it comes, and counting the RSVPs each day.

At first, I wondered if we just shouldn’t elope. Take the money and flee to Ireland for a while, or put it toward a house near the beach. But now I’m realizing that never, ever again will we have this same unique collection of people who mean so much to us all in the same place at the same time. I have a lot of mothers in my life — Mom, Holly (my dad’s partner), my Aunt Corky, Trina — and another on the way, Steve’s mom, who couldn’t be kinder. To have them  in one place is mind-blowing for me. Not to mention all my new and old friends, Steve’s friends, our families … just thinking about it makes my heart bust.

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Vanessa McGradyThe 40licious Bride

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