1. Woman To Watch: Kate Dear
Kate Dear is the CEO and founder of Fêtewell, a growing collection of boutique event venues along the east coast. Fêtewell restores and preserves historical buildings, maintaining their beauty and character, to create unique, charming wedding and special event venues. Fêtewell currently has five locations — including the exquisite Citizen’s Ballroom in downtown Frederick — and Kate has recently begun franchising around the country, offering her expertise to new entrepreneurs. Fêtewell’s amazing spaces allow clients to celebrate fully on their special day!
2. Unconventional Wedding Dresses
In recent years, wedding dress choices have gotten bolder and less traditional — and we are loving it! Brides in 2023 and 2024 are especially leaning into more unconventional styles; embracing pops of color, more casual designs, or skipping the dress altogether and going with pants instead. Straying from tradition gives brides the opportunity to showcase their personality in every aspect of their big day.
For The Love Issue, we put together some fabulous wedding looks that will stand out without breaking the bank! Check out some of our favorite ideas for unconventional wedding dresses!
Fun Fact: All of our models are getting married in 2023/2024!
3. Becoming Fluent In Love Languages
Sometimes love seems like an overcomplicated machine. Doing the “right thing” for your partner can feel a little like pushing buttons and pulling levers at random, praying something works. Fear not, there’s a concept called love languages to help make sense of it all. No, it isn’t the end-all manual to understanding relationships, but it will give you a tool to crack this cryptic (yet beautiful) code.
4. Planning and Attending a Destination Wedding
Do you dream of getting married on the beach in the middle of the Caribbean, in front of a castle in Ireland or perhaps in the middle of an Italian vineyard? The prospect of tying the knot in an exotic location, surrounded by loved ones, is indeed romantic. However, it requires meticulous planning and an understanding of both travel and wedding logistics. Use these tips to help you plan your ideal destination wedding!
Everyone dreams of a destination wedding… Are you planning to attend one any time soon? Here are some things to consider while traveling for a wedding OR planning a destination wedding.
5. 12 Tips For Moving In Together
Moving in with your partner is a significant milestone in any relationship. It’s a decision that can affect your future life together — so it’s best to consider all the factors and make decisions together. While starting this new chapter with your partner is exciting, it can also be challenging and stressful. It’s essential to approach the move with a clear head and a solid plan. To ensure a smooth transition, consider these 12 tips before moving in with your partner. Whether you’re moving in before or after marriage, these tips will help you avoid common pitfalls and make the move as easy as possible.
If you are thinking about a move with your partner or just found your dream place together, this article is a must-read!