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Happy Marriage Myths

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One of the greatest urban myths about marriage is that it “takes two” to make your marriage work. Don’t believe it for a second! That myth has destroyed far too many marriages. Don’t let it kill yours!

This logic applies to dancing, business deals, and other activities, but simply does not apply to marriage.

Marriage is different. Marriage is not a give and take relationship, and was never designed to work like other relationships.

When you understand marriage scientifically, you realize it only takes one determined spouse to make your marriage happy and healthy. This doesn’t mean that one person becomes an abuser or abusee. It means you understand the principles of marriage and can use them effectively.

All other relationships require constant cooperation, and an equal or fair level of effort from everyone involved. That’s what makes them work. They are based on what you have to give and what you get in return. But not marriage. Marriage is not a “give and take” relationship.

Even though it may appear like other relationships in some respects, marriage is different.

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A Beautiful Bermuda Wedding: Jennie + Sean – May 31st

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It didn’t take Sean and I long to know that a destination wedding in Bermuda was exactly what we wanted.  After a visit to Bermuda in September 2010 and meeting with Bermuda Bride we knew two things – 1. We were getting married at Astwood Park and 2. We were hiring Bermuda Bride! Bermuda Bride (Nikki) went above and beyond our expectations.  We had a fairly simple wedding plan in mind but if anyone has ever planned a wedding before you know there is no such thing as simple! Nikki made planning and coordinating all of our wedding details from a distance a breeze.  She made us feel like our wedding was as important to her as her own would be and the day of execution was…

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The Scent of A Woman

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Over the holidays I have been in the luxurious position of being able to spend time exploring websites. There was a common thread of attraction – everything olfactory. I had no idea how much my life, my likes and dislikes have been governed by smell. My earliest memories of fragrance were around the age of 4. A woman walked past me in the street – I was holding my mother’s hand. At that age, everything you see is at a different level. I have no idea what she looked like but as she walked past, her perfume lingered in her wake. Even then I knew her fragrance was complex, expensive. I was intrigued. So you can imagine my delight when I came across Bois de Jasmin…

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Champagne Anyone?

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One of the best perks of my job as a wedding planner is being invited to try something new: In this case, to be “one of the first in Bermuda to experience the champagne offered by Armand de Brignac, also known as “Ace of Spades”.  Initially, I was very sceptical – I am hardcore and loyal to Billecart Salmon Rose, so it was going to take something quite remarkable to sway me to the other side. In preparation for the tasting, I read as much as I could find – In all honesty, I had never heard of the stuff. I looked up the website, read the blurb (and the hype) and reluctantly my interest was piqued: ~ In a blind taste test of 1,000 Champagnes, Armand…

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